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Google Pixel Watch 2: Starting at $349.99 The Google Watch 2 builds on the success of the original with better performance, battery life, and fitness tracking, but its starting price is still relatively high. Bright, sharp display A solid day of battery life Extremely comfortable on the wrist Stylish design Uses proprietary band connector... Read more...
Vice President for Partnerships at Google James Kolotouros testified during the Epic versus Google antitrust trial that the search giant agreed to pay $8 billion over four years to Samsung Electronics Company to make its search engine, voice assistant, and Play Store the default on Galaxy devices. Kolotouros testified... Read more...
Threat actors have gotten increasingly more creative with their methods, embedding them in devices while evading defensive blue teams along the way. The situation is akin to over-prescription of antibiotics, which could eventually lead to a superbug, but with criminal hackers devising creative and innovative ways to... Read more...
Google Pixel Tablet And Charging Speaker Dock: Starting at $499 (128GB) The Google Pixel Tablet combines the portability of a thin slate PC with the functionality of a smart home hub thanks to its included dock, with a lot of great use case options on tap for consumers. Bright And Vibrant Display Included Charging... Read more...
Google's latest November Android 14 stable software update has dropped with seven welcomed fixes for Pixel devices. Read on to see what has changed and which phones are affected. Even though there's an expected major QPR (quarterly platform release) update in December, November's Android 14 update comes with some... Read more...
Google and Epic Games head to court this week in a battle over whether Google's digital payment processing system in its Play Store has been illegally increasing prices for consumers and developers. The epic battle begins with Google still embroiled in a US antitrust trial. Last week, Google posted an open letter... Read more...
We're already several days into the month of November and you know what that means, right? Well yes, a fowl feast is right around the corner. But this is also the time of the year when companies start promoting Black Friday (and later, Cyber Monday) deals. It's more of a Black Friday season, really, as opposed to just... Read more...
You ever Googled yourself? No, it's not an improper question—we're talking about the actual process of putting your own name into Google and seeing what comes up. You might be surprised. Shady websites charge fees to list huge databases of personal information, matching names with addresses and phone numbers that may... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, Pixel owners have encountered an issue that “soft bricks” their devices, locking them out of their apps, media, and other content akin to ransomware attack. However, this issue is not from a threat actor but rather from a bug in Android 14, which has been found to be related to having multiple... Read more...
Don't show this to your kids—Google Search and Lens can now solve advanced trigonometry, calculus, geometry, physics, and other science problems. Thanks to improved Search smarts, solving and visualizing challenging formulas or concepts are merely a click away. Mountain View just made its Search and Lens... Read more...
Google has found a way to utilize onboard active noise canceling (ANC) hardware to monitor one's heart rate. Soon listening to Roxette crooning "Listen to Your Heart" on your Pixel earbuds will have a whole other meaning.  A team of Googlers (across Google Health, product, UX, and legal departments) have come up... Read more...
Google Maps is getting infused with more AI features to make using the app more intuitive when planning and navigating trips. The new features aim to help users make more eco-friendly choices, while inspiring more things to do along the journey. During its I/O event earlier this year, Google announced that it would... Read more...
Though Android 14 may be Google’s baby, it does not appear to be playing nice with Google’s Pixel phone lineup. On Reddit and in Google’s issue tracker, users who upgraded to Android 14 on Pixel devices are reporting that they are losing all data after their phones get soft-bricked by the update in a... Read more...
Those in the Android 14 Beta Program might get something to be excited about with the latest QPR1 Beta 2.1. Even though it's a rather meager 60MB, it supposedly fixes bugs related to biometric scanning, SIM card swapping, and overall system stability. The stable version of Android 14 may have just dropped along... Read more...
With a purported userbase of over 500 million, WinRAR is one of the world’s most popular file compression tools thanks in part to its never-ending free trial. However, with such prevalence, WinRAR is also a juicy target for hackers to gain a foothold or escalation on a device. Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has... Read more...
The Google Camera app has been quietly replaced with the Pixel Camera app in the Google Play Store. The Pixel-exclusive app also received a new app description with a few hints at what Pixel owners will be able to do with the newly labeled app, suggesting there's more than just a name change afoot. One of the... Read more...
Audiophiles on Pixel 8 and other Android phones may have a reason to rejoice—support for lossless USB audio is coming to a future Android 14 version. While it's not a huge deal for most consumers, we think that this initiative is a potential win for Google over the competition. The Pixel 8 series will add support... Read more...
Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: Starting at $699.99 and $999.99 Google's latest Pixel phones are the smartest smartphones in town, and there's better battery life, brighter displays, new cameras, sleeker designs, new AI features, and more on tap here.  Brighter, flatter screens Seven years of OS updates Useful AI... Read more...
Earlier in the year, Google implemented support for passkeys in its products to help move folks away from traditional passwords. In theory, this should make people more secure and have an easier time signing into their accounts, and as such, Google is making it the default means of signing in across personal Google... Read more...
Google's Pixel 8 phones with the latest Android 14 operating system might be receiving most of the attention right now, but it seems like the users of older Pixel devices might be reaping major benefits from the update as well. But of course, before we proceed, YMMV. Mountain View's recently released Android 14... Read more...
Modern browsers like Chrome make it a snap to open links in new tabs, and that's led to many a cluttered window. The next version of Chrome might ease the burden with automatic tab organization. Simply tell your browser to organize your tabs, and like magic, it'll (hopefully) create order from chaos. Most Chrome... Read more...
Google's Pixel 8 Pro comes with a higher price tag than the previous generation, some may wonder if it is worth it. However, improved cameras, a brighter display, a faster and more powerful Tensor G3 chip, and added AI functionality have many saying yes. Nowadays, the camera array is one of the most essential... Read more...
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