Tag: Google

Google is launching Stadia on 18 new phones

Google Stadia, its new cloud gaming service is now launching on 18 new phones. Up until now, Google has made Stadia an exclusive for the Pixel line of phones, but last week Google has made the gaming service available elsewhere. The new phones Stadia supports are as follows: Asus ROG Phone, ROG Phone II, Razer Phone, Razer Phone II and these Samsung models too: S8, S8+, S8 Active, Note 8, […]

Nest will require two-factor authentication this spring

Smart home security is a hot topic at the moment, what with Ring having had some accounts comprised partly due to users reusing passwords from other accounts, not having two-factor authentication enabled and also contractors having had access to video feeds. Google’s Nest is planning on boosting its users security later this year by requiring that all new and existing users to enable two-factor authentication, but not SMS based as […]

Google Maps has now been around for 15 years

Google Maps has been with us for fifteen years now, it was the 15th year anniversary yesterday and to celebrate this, it now has a new icon. Gone is the map icon and we actually return to a pin icon, which one of the very early versions had, but this time with more colour. Not just the icon has changed however, Google has added a few new features to the […]

Google I/O 2020 is 12th-14th May

Google weren’t going to reveal the actual date of this years I/O conference without making it interesting for people, so Google released a puzzle earlier in the week, which if completed would reveal the date of the conference for this year. Enough people have now cracked the puzzle and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed that Google I/O will take place on the 12th May though the 14th May. Cosmos […]

Google is now supporting new Chromebooks for 8 years

Google has said this week that it is now extending the support for any new Chromebooks purchased in 2020 for the Chrome Education Upgrade program. The Chrome OS Automatic Update program ensures devices are kept up to date with automatic updates. When Google first introduced the automatic updates program, devices were only for three years after purchase but since then, it has slowly been increased to the now eight year […]

Google Assistant can now search podcasts topics and photo sharing via voice

Google Assistant and Alexa are two of the most popular voice assistants on the market – and they keep getting more capable, all the time and last week, Google added a few new tricks to the Google Assistant. You can now say ‘Hey Google’ to search for types of podcasts by topics, Google Assistant can also make notes and lists but share them with third party services and also photos too. […]

Google is ending support for Glass Explorer Edition next year

Google Glass was released nearly 8 years ago now and in 2020, the Glass Explorer Edition will get its final software update. Glass Explorer Edition was the very first version of the wearable when it came out in 2012. Google Glass was on sale for a while and even some retail stores were opened to show off the device, one in London opened. Glass retailed for over £1,000. Now the […]

Google is giving new Chromebook owners 3 months of Disney+

Disney+ hasn’t even been out a month and the deals and bundles the company is running is, without a doubt extensive. Google have now partnered up with Disney for a Chromebook and Disney+. Google is hoping that this Christmas Chromebooks will be a little higher than usual for gifts, because if you buy a Chromebook between November 25th 2019 and January 21st 2020 you’ll be eligible for three months free […]

Nest Hello now has Christmas and winter door chimes

Back in October for Halloween, Nest added some extra door chimes to the Nest Hello video doorbell and now as we are getting ever so close to Christmas, we now have some new ringtones for the Christmas holidays. You can now choose between ringtone versions of Deck the Halls and Joy to the World as well as some other wintery sounds. Starting today you can get a festive Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or wintry […]

Google is shuttering Google Cloud Print in 2020

Google Cloud Print is going away at some point next year, as Google is ending the service it launched back in 2010. Google Cloud Print was pitched as an easier way to print remotely and also a nice way to view print jobs online, but also it was a nice way for Chomebooks and other Chrome OS devices to print, but as Chrome OS has matured and actually now has […]