Tag Archive: Google

Google offers free Pixel repairs to frontline workers

Like with Samsung, the offer runs through June 30.

What you need to know Google and uBreakiFix have teamed up to offer free repairs to Pixel owners who are also first responders or healthcare workers. Eligible workers get one free repair, no matter what kind of damage or device it is. Samsung owners can also take advantage of a similar deal.

Google and uBreakiFix are teaming up to support first line responders amid the current crisis. These  [Read More…]

Google Stadia vs. PlayStation Now: Stream away

Game anywhere Google Stadia

$ 10/month at Stadia

Pros Free trial for the next two months Play across PC, tablet, TV, and Android phone Resolution is currently limited to 1080p but is typically 4K Cons Limited games library Most games cost full price Promised features have been slow to roll out

Google Stadia launched in November, offering subscribers the chance to play new AAA games across their PC, TV, and Android devices without any downloads or  [Read More…]

To support content creators, Google worked on a direct donation feature

But plans changed, and the company moved away from that angle.

What you need to know Google was testing a tipping feature for sites as part of an extension to its Google Funding Choices and Contributor services. The feature would have let users donate from 20 cents to up to $ 5 to sites ranging from large organizations to small independent artists. The company eventually decided not to continue developing this feature.

Google was working on a  [Read More…]

Google Meet now offers Zoom-like grid layout for video calls

The new grid layout lets you view up to 16 participants on your screen at once.

What you need to know Google is rolling out four new Meet features to customers globally. Meet now offers an expanded tiled layout, similar to Zoom. Google Meet has also gained “present a Chrome tab,” low-light mode, and noise cancellation features.

Last week, Google added a couple of new features to Meet, including Gmail integration. The company has now announced that  [Read More…]

Google is widely rolling out its ‘Watchlist’ feature

There’s so much to watch now, use Google to keep track.

What you need to know Google is rolling out Watchlist, a movie and tv show bookmarking feature for Mobile. It’s updating Android TV’s home screen with a new row highlighting COVID-19 news and videos from local health authorities. It’ll also show off free ad-supported movies on YouTube right as well.

Google will now let you bookmark TV shows and movies from search, and it’s doing so  [Read More…]

The new Moto G phones are now available on Google Fi from $8.30 a month

Lenovo’s inexpensive new phones get even more affordable.

What you need to know The Moto G Power and Stylus are now available on Google Fi. There’s a $ 50 discount if you choose to buy them outright. Alternatively, you can sign up from $ 8.30 for a payment plan.

The Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus are now available to purchase on Google Fi.

Buyers can grab a $ 50 discount if they purchase it outright  [Read More…]

Today’s sale on Google Nest smart thermostats saves you up to $50 instantly

Your home is about to become a lot cooler. Select Google Nest smart thermostats are on sale today at B&H with prices discounted by up to $ 50 while supplies last. B&H even includes free expedited shipping with the purchase to get your new thermostat to you within just a couple of days.

Two models of Google Nest thermostats are on sale today, including the Google Nest Thermostat E that’s now down to $ 139 and the Google Nest  [Read More…]

Fortnite is now available on the Google Play Store

Available now!

What you need to know Epic Games announced it was putting Fortnite on the Google Play Store. The game had previously been available as a direct download through Epic. In a statement, Epic said that “disadvantages” Google places on outside apps has forced the change.

When Fortnite originally released for mobile devices, the game was not made available for the Google Play Store. However, Epic announced today that Fortnite would be put on the Google  [Read More…]

Google Duo is getting 4 exciting upgrades to make video calls even better

Better video quality, larger group calls, and more!

What you need to know Duo’s end to end encrypted calling is getting a new video codec to improve call quality and reliability. You can now take a photo with the person you’re chatting with, so you can create memories together. Group call size recently increased from eight to twelve participants, with plans to further grow that limit.

Google Duo, like many other video calling platforms, has seen a  [Read More…]

Google Photos could soon allow users to easily remove audio from videos

With just a single tap.

What you need to know The Google Photos app could soon allow users to remove audio from their videos easily. Currently, the Google Photos app only lets you do things like rotating a video, trim parts, as well as export frames. The new feature will likely begin rolling out to users sometime later this year.

Google Photos may not be the first app that you’d think of for editing a video on  [Read More…]