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Bose Unveils QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones Powered By Google Assistant For $350

After being revealed via rumors and leaks, Bose has made its new QuietComfort 35 II headphones official, now simply called QC35 II. Powered by Google Assistant, the QC35 II can make calls, read the news, control music playback, and more.

Wearable Tech September 22, 2017

The CCleaner Hack Goes Deeper: Malware Targeted Microsoft, Google, And Other Major Tech Companies

The recently reported CCleaner hack affected 2.3 million users, but those people were not the real targets. The hackers were found to be targeting major tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, with the second stage of the attack.

Security September 22, 2017

Breaking Down The Google-HTC Deal: Here's What The Acquisition Means For Both Companies

Google has finalized the acquisition of a part of HTC's smartphone division for $1.1 billion. For Google, the transaction improves its hardware expertise, but for HTC, it comes as a necessity.

Google September 21, 2017

It’s Official: Google Is Buying Part Of HTC’s Smartphone Team For $1.1 Billion, But HTC Will Remain

After rumors of Google’s alleged plan to acquire HTC, the company has now officially announced that it’s buying off a part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion. The deal should help Google make better Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Waymo Wants Uber To Pay $2.6 Billion For Allegedly Stealing One Trade Secret

Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Android One Version Of Moto X4 Joins Project Fi Lineup, Will Launch In The US For $399

Google and Motorola will release an Android One version of the Moto X4 in the United States for $399. On top of that, it will be available via Project Fi, the first non-Google handset in the lineup.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 21, 2017

Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Leaked: What Else Will Google Unveil On Oct. 4?

Droid Life has leaked the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, which Google will unveil in its Oct. 4 event. Other devices planned for the event are a new laptop, an Amazon Echo Dot challenger, and an updated Daydream View.

Google September 20, 2017

Google Finally Rolls Out A Gmail Feature That Should Have Been Added Ages Ago: Prepare To See More Hyperlinks

Google is making Gmail better. On Android and iOS on mobile and the web, Gmail now has the ability to convert phone numbers, physical addresses, and email addresses into hyperlinks.

Apps/Software September 19, 2017

Love It Or Hate It, The iPhone X Is Important For Android

The iPhone X is Apple’s newest iPhone, but it’s also the company’s most radically redesigned phone yet. Even so, does it deserve a place in the smartphone landscape?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 18, 2017

Waymo vs Uber: Alphabet Pushes To Postpone Legal Battle Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'

Business Tech September 18, 2017

Google Chrome To Automatically Block Autoplay Videos With Sound And Allow Users To Mute Sites

Google will soon bring changes to Chrome that will make users less annoyed with autoplaying videos. The browser will soon block autoplaying content with sound and let users mute sites individually.

Google September 16, 2017

Google Pays Women Less Than Men, Puts Them In Positions Where They’re Less Likely To Be Promoted, Lawsuit Claims

Former Google employees have filed a lawsuit accusing Google of paying women less for the same work as men and assigning them positions where they’re less likely to get promoted. This is the latest rupture in Silicon Valley’s sexism problem.

Google September 15, 2017

Google Parent Alphabet Adds To Uber's Problems With Rumored $1 Billion Investment In Lyft

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly considering to make a $1 billion investment into ride-hailing startup Lyft. This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.

Business Tech September 15, 2017

Google Puts Up Billboard For Oct. 4 Event: Can The Pixel 2 Take The Spotlight Away From The iPhone X?

Google has put up a billboard confirming an event on Oct. 4 that’ll be about asking more of your phone. This is most definitely the reveal date for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

Google September 14, 2017

Google's Safe Browsing Tool Keeps More Than 3 Billion Devices Away From Malware And Phishing

Google has proudly announced that its Safe Browsing tool is protecting more than 3 billion devices from malicious websites that attempt to phish users or install malware.

Google September 12, 2017

New Pixel Phones Will Feature Always-On Display, IP68 Water And Dust Resistance: Rumor

New information about the next Pixel phones has now allegedly leaked. Reports say both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be water and dust resistant and have an Always-on display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 11, 2017

Google And Motorola Will Release An Android One Version Of The Moto X4

Moto X4 is the next Android One device coming to the United States. Evan Blass has leaked a photo of the special variant, but it’s not clear if it’ll have the same specs as a regular Moto X4.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 11, 2017

Google Drive For Mac, PC Shuts Down March 2018, Will Be Replaced By Backup And Sync Tool

Google has announced that it’s shutting down the Google Drive app for Mac and PC in March 2018. Existing users can continue using the service via two new backup apps: Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream.

Apps/Software September 8, 2017

Google Might Acquire HTC To Make More Pixel Phones In The Future: Report

Google might be in the final stages of acquiring smartphone maker HTC, reports said. The move allegedly aims to unify and integrate many aspects involved in developing future Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

Google Wants Its Upgraded Street View Cameras To Index The Whole World Using Machine Learning

Google has upgraded its Street View cameras to see the world better. It will feed such photos to its machine learning technology as a way to index the world and provide better, more nuanced location info.

Google September 6, 2017

No, Google's Pixel 2 Won't Have The So-Called Snapdragon 836 Chip

The highly anticipated Google Pixel 2 is rumored to go official with a Snapdragon 836 under the hood, but now sources 'familiar with Qualcomm's plans' say otherwise.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 6, 2017

Nest Thermostat E Aims For Mass Market Appeal At $169: How Is It Different Than Its $249 Sibling?

Nest has now unveiled a more consumer-friendly smart thermostat that won’t break your bank. The new Nest Thermostat E, at $169, does pretty much what its more costly sibling can.

Gadgets August 31, 2017

YouTube Gets A Makeover, Vertical Video Support, And A Brand New Logo For The First Time Ever

Google has revamped YouTube desktop website and mobile app, giving it a cleaner overall look and adding in a couple of handy features. The update even includes a new and somewhat overdue logo.

Internet August 30, 2017

The Augmented Reality War Begins: Apple Teases First Wave Of AR Apps As Google Unveils ARCore Toolkit

Google has unveiled a new augmented reality SDK called ARCore, rivaling Apple’s ARKit. Both companies have now made it clear that they have big ambitions for the technology.

Apps/Software August 30, 2017

Updated Google Maps App Now Helps You Find Parking Spots, But Only In A Handful Of Cities

Google Maps for Android has now been updated to include more cities in the parking difficulty feature. It can now also display all available parking spots in a given area.

Apps/Software August 30, 2017

A Mistake By Google Literally Broke The Internet For Half Of Japan

An error by Google literally broke the internet for half of Japan, with disruptions lasting for hours after connectivity was restored. The incident shows the fragility of the internet in a world that is increasingly becoming dependent on being online.

Google August 29, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Will Feature The Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 Chip, Rumored To Launch Oct. 5

A new rumor claims that Google will announce the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on Oct. 5. The flagships feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC but will allegedly drop the headphone jack.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 26, 2017

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Turn Off Audio For Websites

An upcoming Google Chrome feature will allow users to permanently turn off audio for certain websites. The feature is currently undergoing testing, so it should roll out to the internet browser soon.

Google August 26, 2017

Watch Out, Amazon: Google And Walmart Are Partnering To Enable Voice-Based Shopping

Walmart customers will soon be able to use their Google Home smart speaker to order items. Both companies have entered a partnership that aims to define the future of online shopping.

Gadgets August 23, 2017

How To Download Android Oreo On Your Pixel Or Nexus Phone Right Now And Why You Should

Android has officially unveiled Oreo, the next major update after Nougat. It’s not available for everyone yet, but you can download it now if you have a compatible device.

Apps/Software August 23, 2017

Google Is Reportedly Developing Smart Headphones: Will It Suffer The Same Fate As The Google Glass?

The latest version of Google’s mobile app has revealed what’s seemingly a new device. Several strings of code in the APK suggest that Google might release a pair of smart headphones, which it refers to as 'Bisto.'

Google August 22, 2017

Here's When Your Android Phone Will Receive The Upgrade To Android 8.0 Oreo

Google officially unveiled Android 8.0 Oreo, the next major version of the mobile operating system, after the total solar eclipse. When will the upgrade arrive to your Android-powered smartphone?

Google August 21, 2017

Use Your Google Home To Play Music Via Spotify Free: Here’s How

Google has just added the ability to play Spotify on its Home smart speaker even for those who only have free accounts. The move fulfills the company’s intent to make the device more compatible with streaming services.

Gadgets August 19, 2017

Can’t Find The Right Video? Google Will Now Autoplay 6-Second Previews Via Mobile Search

Google will soon help you identify the exact video you’re looking for by autoplaying them for six seconds. Android devices will get it first, but Google has hinted plans for iOS support possibly in the future.

Google August 19, 2017

Updated Google Docs Makes It The Best Word Processor For Collaborating: Here’s What’s New

Google has made its already excellent word processor even better. Docs has now been updated to include even more live collaboration tools, in addition to templates that can integrate with add-ons.

Apps/Software August 17, 2017

Google Home Just Became A Telephone: Why It’s Much Better Than Making Calls On Amazon Echo

Google has announced that its smart speaker can now place calls for free, provided that the recipients are in the United States or Canada. Google’s approach to calling services is much better than Amazon.

Google August 17, 2017

Google Pixel 2 FCC Filing Confirmed A Lot Of Things: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0.1, Squeezable Edge, And More

The Google Pixel 2 was spotted in an FCC listing, confirming that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Android 8.0.1. Manufacturer HTC will also bring Edge Sense to the Pixel 2, giving it a squeezable edge.

Google August 16, 2017

Google Finally Releases Web Version Of Allo, But Here’s The Catch

Fans of Allo can now use Google’s messaging platform on the web. However, you might want to keep your Android device close if you want to continue using it.

Apps/Software August 16, 2017

Swift Creator And Former Apple Star Engineer Chris Lattner Joins Google Brain To Work On Artificial Intelligence

Chris Lattner, a star engineer that was instrumental in the creation of Apple’s Swift programming language, will join Google Brain after his Tesla stint. He will work on making artificial intelligence more accessible to everyone.

Google August 15, 2017

Google Pixel Camera App On Other Android Smartphones? This Mod Makes It Happen

A developer has released a modified version of the Google Pixel camera app to bring the software to other Android smartphones. Does the ported app really work, and is it safe to install?

Google August 14, 2017

Android O Release Date Leaked By 2 Reliable Sources: Android Fans, Mark Aug. 21 On Your Calendars

Two reliable sources have leaked the Android O release date to be Aug. 21. Android users who have been looking forward to the next major version of the Google mobile operating system can now mark their calendars.

Google August 12, 2017

Why Google Just Canceled Its All-Hands Meeting About That Controversial Anti-Diversity Memo

Google has dropped a town hall meeting that was supposed to address the controversy surrounding former Google engineer James Damore’s memo explaining diversity and gender roles. The primary reason behind the move concerns fears of doxxing.

Google August 12, 2017

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Writes A Heartfelt Response To Former Google Engineer’s Viral Anti-Diversity Memo

YouTube’s CEO has now responded to the controversial anti-diversity memo from now-former Google engineer James Damore. Susan Wojcicki says that sexism in Silicon Valley persists, expressing frustration over the memo for exposing unfounded bias to the new generation.

Internet August 11, 2017

New Android O Feature Will Allow Users To Update Their Pixel Smartphones Even Without Free Space

The new streaming updates feature, which will be rolled out with Android O, will allow users to update their smartphones even without free space. The feature, however, will only be available to Pixel and Pixel XL owners.

Google August 9, 2017

Google Offers Huge Discounts For Pixel, Pixel XL: But Should You Wait For The Pixel 2 Instead?

Google has restocked its Pixel phones and is now offering huge discounts for both devices as part of its Back to School event. You can also get a Daydream View headset for free, by the way.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 8, 2017

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