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Google's new high-end Chromebook is called Pixelbook, leak reveals

Google's new high-end Chromebook is called Pixelbook, leak reveals

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Google is holding an event soon, and nearly everything it plans to announce has just leaked out, including images of a new Chromebook.Droid-Life posted images of what it looks like, as well as information on what it's called and how much it costs. According... >>

Huge leak: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL colours, pricing, and more

Huge leak: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL colours, pricing, and more

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Google is holding an event soon, and nearly everything it plans to announce has just leaked out, including images of its Pixel 2 phones.Droid-Life posted images of what they look like, as well as information on how much they cost and feature. First up:... >>

Google's second Daydream View VR headset fully shown off in leak

Google's second Daydream View VR headset fully shown off in leak

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Google is holding an event soon, and nearly everything it plans to announce has just leaked out, including images of a new VR headset.This virtual reality headset is actually a second-generation version of last year's Daydream View. Droid-Life posted... >>

Google Home Mini speaker pictured in massive leak ahead of event

Google Home Mini speaker pictured in massive leak ahead of event

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Google is holding an event soon, and nearly everything it plans to announce has just leaked out, including images of a new Google Home.This new Google Home speaker is actually a "mini" model that is powered, not wireless. Droid-Life has posted images... >>

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What’s the story on Vive Focus so far?

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What’s the story on Vive Focus so far?

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Google and HTC are making a standalone VR headset together based on the Daydream platform.Google's already made a prototype of the headset, while HTC is readying the consumer version that should be available by the end of the year. In an essay on Medium,... >>

Google app code all but confirms squeezable sides for Pixel 2

Google app code all but confirms squeezable sides for Pixel 2

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Further information regarding the Google Pixel 2's squeezable sides have emerged thanks to 9to5Google. The tech site has carried out an APK breakdown of the latest beta version of the Google app and found some lines of code that refer to Active Edge.... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like last year's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

Google will unveil next Pixel on 4 October, says we should 'ask more'

Google will unveil next Pixel on 4 October, says we should 'ask more'

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Google doesn't want you to think about iPhone X anymore.The company has launched a website that suggests we "ask more" and teases, "thinking about changing phones?", followed by an announcement that tells us to "stay tuned for more on 4 October". Google... >>

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR

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YouTube now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content.With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several media companies such as Netflix and Amazon offering HDR content, many consumers are likely wondering what's going on with Google-owned... >>

Google Pixel 2 specs, details and camera revealed in massive leak

Google Pixel 2 specs, details and camera revealed in massive leak

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Google is heavily tipped to unveil its two latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, on 5 October and while we have heard plenty about each over the last couple of months, there have been few leaks as massive as the latest.Along with a couple of... >>

Those Snapdragon 836 rumours were false, Pixel 2 to come with SD835 instead

Those Snapdragon 836 rumours were false, Pixel 2 to come with SD835 instead

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There have been a couple of previous rumours circling the web that say Google's second-generation Pixel smartphones will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, which would offer slight improvements over the 835. Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October,... >>

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

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Smart speakers are the new black; following the success of devices like the Amazon Echo, we've seen the launch of Google Home and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple HomePod.Unlike Apple, those other players - Google and Amazon - are keen to leverage... >>

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

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Google is bringing Google Assistant to more third-party devices from manufacturers, including speakers and appliances.The company revealed it partnered with Anker, Mobvoi, and Panasonic so that Google Assistant will be built directly into new speakers.... >>

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

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Google just announced something called ARCore.As you might've guessed, ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's different from Tango, another AR effort by Google that relies... >>

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

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Three months after launching Google Assistant for iOS in the US, Google has brought the app to the UK.Assistant has truly become a multi-platform assistant at this point, though it does have some restrictions on non-Android devices. For instance, when... >>

Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October, will come with Snapdragon 836

Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October, will come with Snapdragon 836

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The second-generation of Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will launch on Thursday 5 October, at least that's according to Evan Blass. Considering Blass' track record with leaks, we're sitting up and taking notice of this one. Google Pixel... >>

Google Home is now on sale for £99 from £129 for a limited time only

Google Home is now on sale for £99 from £129 for a limited time only

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Google is offering a sale on its smart speaker, too.Earlier today, Pocket-lint told you that Amazon has discounted the price of its Amazon Echo speaker to just £99.99, for a limited time only. That's a generous £50 off the... >>

Google Home Express shopping: How to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: How to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice, through the Google Home smart speaker or Google Assistant on your compatible smartphone.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday... >>

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

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It seems Google is ramping up its hardware efforts. Following the news that the company is working on a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker - along with two new Pixel phones of course, fresh evidence suggests a... >>

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

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Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... >>

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

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Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android Oreo at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android Oreo, there's plenty that will help improve it... >>

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

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The next version of Android is officially known as Android Oreo.Android O has been in developer beta for a while, with the final version expected to launch soon, but now, we finally know its official name. We know this because Google just announced it... >>

Spotify Free users can now control their music through Google Home

Spotify Free users can now control their music through Google Home

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Spotify has announced that users who subscribe to the free tier of the music streaming service, can now play their songs through the Google Home speaker, complete with voice commands What is Google Home, how does it work and when can you buy it? Voice... >>

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... >>

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... >>

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Echo.Earlier this year, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even... >>

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

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It has been rumoured for some time that the two new Pixel devices will be made by different manufacturers. The smaller Pixel was thought to be made by HTC and that has now been confirmed after it has appeared on the US FCC. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL... >>

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

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Google Allo can now be accessed through your web browser.Google first teased that Allo, its messenger app with built-in Google Assistant, would come to the desktop last February. Many expected the company to launch the web version at Google I/O in May,... >>

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

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Google-owned Waymo has always wanted to reduce the number of deaths related to automobile accidents, and its latest patent is just another attempt at accomplishing that goal.The Mercury News and Quartz spotted a Waymo patent for a new type of driverless... >>

Google Home preview program: How to try the latest features first

Google Home preview program: How to try the latest features first

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Google has quietly unveiled a preview program for its smart speaker.About a year ago, Google launched a preview program for Chromecast, and now, as spotted by Android Police, it's apparently launched one for Google Home, too. This program lets early... >>

Google Pixel 2 pops up in leaked image with bezels, no dual cameras

Google Pixel 2 pops up in leaked image with bezels, no dual cameras

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Google doesn't care about what's "in" right now.We know this because it's decided to buck a bunch of hot phone trends this year, according to a new leak. Here's the thing: Google is working on a follow-up to its Pixel handsets from last year (the Pixel... >>

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new smartphone? If you're looking for the best smartphones, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... >>

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

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Google's music-streaming service strategy is confusing, but it shouldn't be for long.Google offers YouTube Music, as well as YouTube Red and Google Play Music. You might use one or all three for your music-streaming needs. Or maybe you avoid them all,... >>

These new Pixel 2 renders give us a clearer look at Google's 2017 phones

These new Pixel 2 renders give us a clearer look at Google's 2017 phones

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Fresh renders of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have surfaced online, courtesy of MySmartPrice and OnLeaks. The pair have collaborated before on various phone renders, and they've often been pretty accurate. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date,... >>

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

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Looking for a phone to work with your Daydream View headset?According to Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO and the latest Alphabet board member, you'll have a bunch of new choices by the end of this year. More specifically, Pichai said there will be 11 Android... >>

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

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EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... >>

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in... >>

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

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Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... >>

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

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Android now makes up a huge proportion of the smartphone market. Unlike Apple where you have the choice of a smaller or larger iPhone, in Android you have some serious decisions to make when it comes to buying a new phone.Android celebrates variety and... >>

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

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Google is working on the next Pixel phones, and an image of the larger-sized phone has appeared.Android Police, which has a great track record when it comes to leaking Android mobile news, has created a render of the second-generation Pixel XL based... >>

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

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Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV. If you ever wondered what the heck it even... >>

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

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Google has a new virtual reality tool.This tool is really an app. It's unique in that it lets you create colourful 3D models in VR. Called Google Blocks, it's free and available now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tthe important thing to note about Google... >>

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

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Google has an incubator that develops interesting products, like the new Uptime app, but now it's allowing anyone to test those efforts.Called Area 120, the in-house unit not only developed Uptime but also Advr, an experimental project for advertising... >>

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

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Google might be working on new Chromebook features, and maybe even a new Chromebook to go with those features.First, the new features could be a fingerprint reader and a key specifically for bringing up Google Assistant. As for the new Chromebook, which... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
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Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

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You no longer need an invite to try Google's YouTube parties app.Gogole's startup incubator, Area 120, allows employees to work on approved projects during their "20 per cent time". The latest project from that incubator is Uptime, a mobile app that... >>