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HP has launched a pair of Chromebook Plus laptops, which it touts as "do-it-all" consumer devices. The new models consist of the HP Chromebook Plus x360 14-inch and HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch. The former is a touchscreen convertible, and the latter a more traditional clamshell design. HP says the new Chromebook... Read more...
We are mere weeks away from the unveiling of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, not that there's much left to reveal. The phones have leaked multiple times, and Google has even confirmed their existence. There's no official word on pricing yet, but there's another leak to take care of that. According to an alleged... Read more...
Google is done beating around the bush—after numerous leaks and teasers, we've now gotten a good (official) look at the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2. There's a new video preview that shows the phones from a few angles, plus the Google Store has a new landing page that features the phones and the Pixel Watch... Read more...
It's been a few years since Google monkeyed with the Android branding, so it's long overdue for yet another style change. Google has announced a new visual identity for its mobile platform, which "better represents [the] Android community." The gist is capitalization and 3D. The aesthetics are subjective, but Google... Read more...
Recently, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison assessed the security of text input fields for web browsers. This research discovered that some sites store passwords in plaintext in the HTML source code of the site, which browser extensions could abuse to steal the credentials. The research... Read more...
Google's annual October hardware unveiling is now on the books. Come October 4th, we'll finally get an official look at the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which have leaked in various forms over the last several months. Even if there are no major surprises in store, we'll get details on when you'll be able to get Google's... Read more...
Google is not known for its ability to keep secrets. The search giant's plans leak quite often, and it can't keep a new product under wraps to save its proverbial life it seems. Some of its past smartphones have even ended up for sale online months ahead of their debut. The upcoming Pixel 8 Pro isn't popping up on... Read more...
We've all been there—you've got a song stuck in your head, but you aren't even sure what it is. As the melody floats around your brain, you might find yourself humming it. Do that with the YouTube app open, and you could instantly find out what it is. Google is testing a new feature that lets you hum a tune for a... Read more...
The internet can be a dangerous place, and that's before you start integrating bits of third-party code into your browser. Some of those extensions end up being shady or even outright malicious, and that can lead to their removal from centralized repositories like the Chrome Web Store. Google doesn't want people... Read more...
Google Search is being rolled out with new generative AI capabilities that will help people better understand, digest and make sense of information on the web. The update comes just months after Google launched its generative AI-powered Search experience (SGE). Google Search has recently seen some major changes in... Read more...
Rumors percolated for years that Google would release its own smartwatch, but year after year, Android wearable fans were left with dwindling options. Google finally got it together in 2022, releasing the Pixel Watch (above). That device is coming up on a year old, and its replacement, presumably the Pixel Watch 2... Read more...
Google has implemented a big security upgrade for Android users, and for once, you don't have to wait for a theoretical OS update to enjoy it. The Google Messages app now enables end-to-end encryption for all RCS chats by default, and that even applies to group chats. You can disable RCS if you want, but why would... Read more...
YouTube is getting a new video streaming option, but only if you're a premium subscriber. After breaking cover in a limited fashion earlier this year, Google has announced that the new 1080p Premium setting is available across on the web, giving paying customers access to sharper video. But don't worry—Google isn't... Read more...
Google Pixel Fold: Starting at $1799.99 Google's first foldable is slim and pocket-friendly, but its unfolded form factor could use some work. Attractive, slim foldable design The best cameras on a foldable Foldable screen is great for video and multitasking Comfortable folded form factor Battery might not last all... Read more...
A couple of years ago, voice assistants were all the rage—Google, Apple, and Amazon all have their own personified virtual helpers, though most have scaled back spending on these systems. Now, generative AI is all the rage, and Google says via an internal memo that it's going to infuse Google Assistant with that tech... Read more...
Gmail users around the world have been getting pop-up notifications in the past few days prompting them to up their security with Enhanced Safe Browsing. This feature, which is enabled across all Google products with a simple toggle, enables real-time security scanning and will help protect you against phishing and... Read more...
Time and time again, malware or malicious apps find their way to Google Play Store, infecting millions of people. In this same vein, researchers have discovered spyware with ties to China hiding in the Play Store disguised as file management apps. This week, researchers at Pradeo discovered two spyware apps with a... Read more...
The jump from Pixel 6 to Pixel 7 wasn't huge, but Google didn't need to do much. The Pixel 6 was the first of the series that got everything mostly right, and the next version improved upon that. The Pixel 8, however, is shaping up to be a more substantial update. The rumor mill has already provided possible display... Read more...
Google Pixel 7a - Starting at $499 The Google Pixel 7a gives you almost all the goodies from more expensive Pixels at a lower price. Class-leading cameras Sharp, bright OLED screen with 90Hz refresh Streamlined software with great features Wireless charging on board Good build quality with IP67 certification Sharp, bright display with 120Hz... Read more...
The new Pixel 7a offers a lot for just $499, including several notable upgrades over last year's Pixel 6a. One of the improvements is a 90Hz display refresh, but now that the phone is in the wild, some owners have noticed that the OLED looks a lot less smooth in bright light. As it turns out, this is by design, but... Read more...
We're still a few months out from the release of Google's next flagship smartphones, but leaks have pointed to a potentially major upgrade. The Google Pixel 8 might be able to power a desktop computing experience via USB DisplayPort alternate mode. So, you might be able to link a Pixel 8 with a monitor to get a... Read more...
On social media, there might be ‘sides’ of a platform demarcated by a language barrier. However, YouTube is working toward tearing down some of those barriers for content creators with AI-powered video dubbing with a service called Aloud. Aloud was formerly a Google Area 120 experimental product that “assists... Read more...
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