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It would appear that Google is awfully close to launching its revamped Google Buds 2 earphones. After being announced in October 2019 and then spied at Bluetooth SIG in January of this year, the latest cameo for Google's second generation Pixel Buds took place at an online retailer, where the earphones (and full list of features) made a brief appearance. This is not old news. Yes, a product listing for the Pixel Buds 2 manifested a couple of months ago at B&H Photo, where they were show as "coming soon" before the page was taken down. This one is a different leak (if you want to call it that). Another retailer, ABT Electronics, listed the Pixel Buds 2 over the weekend. Source: ABT Electronics... Read more...
A new report is claiming that Verizon is very unhappy with the current deal it has in place with Google to sell Pixel smartphones. The Pixel series of devices hasn't been a strong seller for Verizon, according to reports. A source claiming knowledge of the carrier's plans says that Verizon has put any plans to sell new Google Pixel smartphones on hold. The source gave no specific reason why Verizon was canceling the deal, but the sales issue is the leading assumption. The source, cited by Android Police, said that the chance of the rumored Pixel 4a coming to Verizon is zero. The source claims it's far too late for Verizon to change its mind on that device at this point. There is a chance,... Read more...
Google Fiber offers a bunch of awesome benefits to its customers that makes the rest of us jealous: 1Gbps speed - down and up - unlimited bandwidth, and fair pricing. There's another benefit though that might not be as obvious: it kicks other ISPs into gear. This is something that can both please and anger people. If you're in a Google Fiber area, any effect the service has on the competition is a good thing. But as an outsider, it's frustrating because not only do you not get access to Google Fiber, but you also don't get access to the lower rates or better speeds your own ISP is offering in that area. Take this, for example. In late January, we reported that Google Fiber would be rolling out... Read more...
The wonderful and terrifying robot future portended by Amazon’s delivery drones isn’t exclusive to the e-tailer giant; Google is getting in on the robot action, too. The company is looking to develop humanoid robots that could perform tasks such as manufacturing electronics, loading up products to ship, and even delivering goods to your front door. Andy Rubin and robots (Credit: Jim Wilson/NYT) Andy Rubin, of Android fame, is heading up the project, and according to a New York Times piece on the subject, the effort is being well-funded by Google, so it’s not just some cute idea that will never see the light of day. However, Rubin acknowledges that this won’t be an easy... Read more...