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BMW will support Android Auto next year

BMW has long been charging a yearly fee for CarPlay, which it has now ditched because why would you charge for CarPlay? Every other car company includes it as no charge. And now, BMW has announced that by July 2020 it will finally support Android Auto. However the support is only wireless, which isn’t an issue with CarPlay as all phones work with wireless CarPlay, but only a few 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 […]

Nest Hello doorbell now has Halloween style doorbell chimes

Google has updated the Nest Hello doorbell with some seasonal doorbell chimes, just in time for halloween. Google have added some new ringtones with an array of characters from a cackling with to a scary monster sound. Each one is different every time you press the button. Google has said it has plans to add more ringtones later in November, just in time for Christmas. If you don’t have a […]

Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini devices to all US Premium subscribers

If you live in the US and also subscribe to the premium tier of Spotify, then you will be eligible for a free Google Home Mini unit, while stocks last of course. The music streaming held this offer last year and now it returns. Spotify has provided some phrases you can use to control Spotify music on your Google Home: So get grooving by setting Spotify as the default music […]