Tag: Google

Google Stadia coming to Chromecast with Google TV later this month

Later this month, Google is bringing support or its gaming streaming platform Stadia to more devices. Come the 23rd June, the new Chromecast with Google TV will get support as will some other Android TV based devices. When the Chromecast with Google TV was launched last year, support for Stadia was promised for the first half of 2021. Later this month, support for Stadia will come to the following devices: […]

Google launches new entry level Pixel Buds A-Series

Last week, Google released some new entry level Pixel Buds wireless earbuds. The new A-Series are roughly the same as the standard Pixel Buds from 2020 but are a lot cheaper, now undercutting Apple’s AirPods for the first time. Like the Pixel phones Google makes, the ‘A’ in the name indicates a more budget friendly version, much like the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a. The standard Pixel Buds come in […]

Google will be opening a retail store in NYC this summer

Google is planning on opening its own retails stores in New York to compete with the likes of Apple and Microsoft who have had their own retail presence for a while now. Google has been slowly building up its portfolio of hardware products with the Pixel line and the products from companies it has acquired, from Nest and Fitbit. Google has had some retail stores before, with pop-up ones but […]

Google I/O is coming back in May as a virtual event

Google I/O was canceled last year instead of going ahead virtually, due to the obvious COVID-19 pandemic. Other tech companies, such as Apple hosted their events virtually and it was safe to say, Apple’s WWDC in 2020 was very well received, with little time to prepare and the the event they produced was high quality. Now for 2021, Google I/O is returning next month and it’ll be virtual. Google CEO […]

Google Cloud Print is being shut down tomorow

Last November, we reported that Google is planning on shutting down Cloud Print on the first day of 2021. The service has been around since 2010 and it has been a very convenient (and free) way to print remotely as well as view print jobs online and 2017, Google Cloud Print was the only way to print from Chrome OS. Google Cloud Print will be deprecated in December 2020. Before […]

Here is what caused the Google outage last week

Last Monday, Google had a large scale outage which seemed to have affected nearly all of its services. Multiple issues started at 3:47 am PT / 11:47am BST and affected Workplace apps, Gmail and YouTube as well as other services. However the issue was to do with how Google authenticates its users. Google was in the middle of migrating some of the User ID service to a new storage solution […]

YouTube and other Google services down (Fixed)

This morning, a handful of Google’s services including YouTube, Google Analytics and Gmail are down and the outage looks to be affecting everyone worldwide. No information from Google has yet been provided, but we’ll be sure to update this post once the services have restored. Update 12:26 BST: It seems to be Google’s Authentication servers causing the issue, according to Rene Ritchie on Twitter, if you log out you can visit YouTube […]

Google Assistant can now schedule smart lights

Google has recently updated the Google Assistant to now support the ability to schedule smart home devices to turn on at certain times, such as smart lights. Simply ask Google to turn on something at a specified time, such as “Hey Google, Turn on the porch lights at 7pm.” This news came from Android Police today and while the feature works for some things, the ability to cancel that scheduled command isn’t […]

Asus announces new 4th generation Chromebox

Asus has recently announced its all new Chromebox 4, a desktop PC box that runs Google’s Chrome OS, something which is more typically found on Chromebooks etc. The new Chromebox is visually, very simile to the outgoing model but the real change here is on the inside, with the move from 8th generation Intel processors to 10th generation. The Chromebox 4 is available with an Intel Celeron 5205U, i3-10110U, an […]

Google has a new version of Chrome designed for Apple Silicon Macs

This week, to coincide with the release of the brand new line of M1 Macs from Apple, the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini – Google is releasing a new version of Chrome to run natively on Apple Silicon Macs, with Chrome version 87. Instead of releasing a universal app, Google has chosen to offer two different versions, both offered at the download page. When you visit the webpage […]