Tag Archive: Tiles


Google tests ‘query tiles’ for Chrome on mobile

Query tiles could speed up searches for common terms.

What you need to know Google is testing query tiles in Chrome. Query tiles are little search chips on the home page of the browser, serving as search shortcuts for popular topics. Search app users may find that they already exist in some form on the Google Discover feed.

Google is testing query tiles in the canary and developer versions of the Chrome browser, a new feature that  [Read More…]

Tile’s new trackers go further and last longer — and they stick to things

What you need to know Tile’s new trackers include the Sticker and updated Slim, Pro, and Mate models. The Sticker and Slim have three-year non-removable batteries. New Pro and Mate models have farther Bluetooth ranges.

Tile has unveiled a slew of new and updated Bluetooth trackers for its 2019 slate, including a small black puck called the Sticker that has an adhesive back, and a redesigned Tile Slim that resembles a credit card. Both have three-year non-removable batteries.  [Read More…]

Never lose anything again with super cheap Tiles during Prime Day

If you’ve been wanting a Tile tracking device, now is the time.

Amazon is offering some deep discounts on three Tile tracker models right now for Prime Day: Tile Mate, Tile Slim, and Tile Pro. The Prime Day deal is on individual units for each, but Amazon also has a Tile Pro two-pack, Tile Pro two-pack with black and white units, a Tile Mate and Tile Slim four-pack, and Tile Pro four-pack that comes with two black  [Read More…]

The LIFX Tiles are my favorite completely unnecessary decoration

The Tiles are expensive and a bit buggy, but I love the ambiance they add to my office.

LIFX has been a big part of my home for some time now. I bought a few of the company’s LIFX+ smart bulbs a few years back when my local store didn’t have the Philips Hue bulbs I was actually looking for in stock — as luck would have it, I liked them even better. Even now that I  [Read More…]

Wear OS’s interface is changing once again with the introduction of Tiles

They’re replacing the dedicated Google Fit page.

Late last year, Google launched Wear OS 2.0 — a huge overhaul for its wearable operating system that aimed to make Wear OS simpler and easier to use. A big part of Wear OS 2.0 focused on new swipe gestures, and with another update that’s rolling out now, Google’s slightly tweaking how these work with the introduction of Tiles.

Prior to this change, Wear OS consisted of four main swipes:

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Tile’s new partnerships will integrate its services with new audio gear

Finding more products.

Tile, the company which is well-known for its Bluetooth trackers, has just announced a series of new partnerships with leading Bluetooth Low Energy chip companies in order to help integrate with even more products in the coming months. The new expansion from Tile is focused on the audio vertical, and collaborations with companies like Sennheiser, Sol Republic, Plantronics, and even Soundcore by Anker, these new devices are set to hit shelves in the coming months. Tile  [Read More…]

SquareHome 2 launcher brings Windows 10’s Live Tiles to Android

There’s a range of interesting Windows phone-like launchers for Android available. Today, we’re taking a look at SquareHome 2.

Previously, we took at a look at Launcher 10, which does its best to emulate Windows 10 Mobile’s Live tiles and app drawer, mimicking animations and styles while bringing in some of Android’s rich customization features. Thanks to recommendations from you guys, I picked up SquareHome 2, which seems to be popular with other Windows phone refugees.

Here’s  [Read More…]