Tag: Google

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 […]

Google Nest WiFi now available

Google has now made its Google Nest Wi-Fi mesh system available and it starts at $169 in the US or £149 in the UK. The previous version, Google Wi-Fi was one of most popular systems on the market when it was launched but the new version from Nest has built-in speakers and microphones which gives access to the Google Assistant. The Nest WiFi is $169/£149 for one single router, the […]

Google now has 14 official Chrome themes

For the first time in the 10 years+ that Google Chrome has been around, Google has now published its own official Google Chrome themes for free on the Chrome Web Store. In true Google fashion, the colours have some cutesy names similar to what they do with the Pixel phone colours. The 14 are named Just Black, Slate, Oceanic, Ultra Violet, Classic Blue, Banana, Black & White, Honeysuckle, Rose, Serenity, Sea […]

Google’s Pixel camera app will soon support external microphones

With the recent announcement of the new Pixel 3 from Google, the camera app on all Pixel handsets are due to receive some software updates to support external microphones. For a long time, recording videos on the Pixel has been good, but the audio quality hasn’t been the best, but the external microphones will be able to plugged into the USB-C port on the new Pixel 3 and the Pixel […]

Sony’s smart light now works with Google Assistant

A few years ago, back in 2016 Sony brought out a new smart light at that years CES event, it promised to be able to turn on your TV and it had built in motion, temperature and humidity sensors as well as a whole host of other capabilities. It was also at launch, only available to the Japanese market and still is too. But at the time we did say: […]

Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps

When Google’s Chromebook line came out a few years ago, the initial consensus was that they were pretty useless, as it required a constant internet connection to operate – which made working on a plane impossible. Since the early days, Chrome OS has come a long way, it can now run offline apps, it can run full Android apps and games and now Chromebooks will soon be able to run […]