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Google Featured Photos puts those Chromecast screensavers on Macs

Google Featured Photos puts those Chromecast screensavers on Macs

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Ever get lost staring at those screensavers on Chromecast?Now you can get them for your Mac. Google has launched a new app that surfaces popular Google+ on your unused display. These are the same photos that grace the Chromecast, Pixel, and Google Fiber... >>

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature

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Google could soon make Android Wear watches a more viable smartwatch option as it looks to introduce tap-to-pay. The feature would let Android Wear smartwatches with an NFC chip to touch on various terminals, such as contactless terminals and Oyster terminals... >>

Google Play Newsstand is the latest Google app to get a makeover

Google Play Newsstand is the latest Google app to get a makeover

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Following the update to its Play Music app, Google has kept the paint brushes out and given the Play Newsstand app a makeover too. The Newsstand app is designed to combine free and paid for editorial content from newspapers and magazines, and is now better... >>

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

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Google is giving Pixel phone owners more case choices.The company has released two new "Live" cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL. These types of cases rely on an NFC connection to change your wallpaper daily. The first new Live case is a Google Earth-themed... >>

Google is now letting you see the entire world in VR from the comfort of your home

Google is now letting you see the entire world in VR from the comfort of your home

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Google Earth already does a great job of showing us places around the world we never even knew existed. It can show 3D images and close ups of places, but it's never quite the same as being there. Now the company has launched Google Earth VR, which will... >>

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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OnePlus's latest device - the OnePlus 3T - is the successor to the OnePlus 3 announced earlier this year bringing with it a faster processor and beefier battery.The new device will go against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Google Pixel... >>

Immerse yourself in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with VR viewers

Immerse yourself in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with VR viewers

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WOW! Stuff has unveiled two new VR viewers to coincide with the launch of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film. The VR viewers are based on Google Cardboard but have been made to resemble an Imperial Death Trooper and K-2SO, characters from the movie.... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

Google Play Music gets smarter and much better looking

Google Play Music gets smarter and much better looking

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Google has begun rolling out an update for its Play Music music streaming service that introduces machine learning to deliver more accurate music recommendations. Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and... >>

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?
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Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?

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Google has a mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, which now has a headset to go with it. It's called Daydream View.But with a market already full of VR headsets that range from affordable DIY kits compatible with phones through to head-mounted computers... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

Google Pixel review: Android at its best
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Google Pixel review: Android at its best

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For years, Google chose to partner with manufacturers to create handsets showing off the purest form of Android, with the latest innovations highlighted by the best hardware. This was what the Nexus range was all about. But this lead to at least a few... >>

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

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

If you want to be a wizard, cast a spell with your Android phone

If you want to be a wizard, cast a spell with your Android phone

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Fantastic Beasts is scheduled to premiere soon, so Warner Bros is teaming up with Google to offer a magical promotion.The upcoming film, which hits theatres 18 November, is set in JK Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", but it takes... >>

How to play the awesome Halloween Google Doodle

How to play the awesome Halloween Google Doodle

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Today is Halloween and to celebrate, Google has created a mini game as its commemorative Doodle. The game sees you playing as a cat on a quest to get back a book of spells from an evil ghoul. We've played the full game so we can help you know how to play... >>

Google’s standalone VR/AR headset: What’s the story so far?

Google’s standalone VR/AR headset: What’s the story so far?

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Google's VR vision extends beyond Cardboard and Daydream.The company began embracing virtual reality a few years ago when it launched a Cardboard DIY headset with a viewer certification program. Then, in 2016, it introduced the Daydream VR platform, followed... >>

Google's next VR headset might ditch the phone and include AR

Google's next VR headset might ditch the phone and include AR

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Daydream isn't the only headset Google dreamed up.The company is working on a standalone headset that's part virtual reality and part augmented reality. According to Engadget, the device, which has been rumoured in the past, will use sensors and feature... >>

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place at the end of November and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 14 categories ranging from smartphones to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to between five and seven nominees... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: Which should you choose?

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Google has two new champion smartphones. These "Made by Google" smartphones bring a premium design, coupled with flagships specs and they will be hitting the shelves from 20 October.But how do the Google Pixel XL and the Google Pixel compare. If you're... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

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Could things get any worse for Samsung, at least its smartphone division?Right now, you'd have to say no. Not only did it have to issue a mass recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally, due to some handsets catching fire or even exploding, replacement... >>

Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: Which should you choose?

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Google's Pixel and Pixel XL replace the Nexus line-up with a couple of premium and desirable devices running pure Android.The Pixel is the smaller of the two smartphones and its price tag puts it in iPhone territory. The question is, how does it compare... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: When and where can I get them?

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: When and where can I get them?

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Google officially took the wraps of its new pure Android smartphones at the beginning of October - the Pixel and Pixel XL. The devices replace the Nexus range and bring with them a premium design, flagship specs and simple "G" branding.The Pixel offers... >>

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which should you choose?

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Google's latest pure Android smartphones are finally here in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL. Both bring a lovely premium design, flagship specs and some serious competition to the rest of the smartphone market, including both Samsung and Apple.The... >>

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?

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Google launched a couple of new devices at its 4 October event, both of which are manufactured by HTC and both of which are the new poster boys for Android Nougat. Traditionally they would have fallen under Nexus branding, but this year Google changed... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

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With the Note 7 having died a death, there's a big hole in some people's smartphone choices. Fortunately there are some very strong candidates. But do you go with Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, or embrace the new Google Phone, the Pixel XL?We've lived with... >>

Google is opening a pop up store in London for all things Pixel

Google is opening a pop up store in London for all things Pixel

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The Pixel and Pixel XL, Google's first phones built end-to-end go on sale this Thursday. To mark the occasion, Google is taking over a section of Currys PC World in Tottenham Court Road with a new Google Shop that will open bright and early at 7am on... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?

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Google's new pure Android handsets are no longer branded as Nexus, instead moving over to Pixel and tagged as "Made by Google". This is a new direction for Google as the company takes control of its smartphone business more directly as it targets the... >>

You can now send Facebook videos to your Apple TV or Chromecast

You can now send Facebook videos to your Apple TV or Chromecast

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Facebook has just embraced Apple TV and Google Chromecast.The social network has been really pushing video these last couple years, with the bulking of its video platform and live-streaming capabilities. Now, as part of that strategy, you can send any... >>

Nexus owners: Android 7.1 Nougat coming in late October

Nexus owners: Android 7.1 Nougat coming in late October

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Google has confirmed that it will be running a beta programme for Android 7.1 Nougat starting later in October.That will come as welcome news for Nexus owners, with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P joining the Pixel C as the first devices to get access to the... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

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The Google Chromecast Ultra was recently announced and is set to be available to buy from November. With 4K streaming and HDR picture quality it's going to be a good alternative to the Roku Premiere+.To help you decide which one is the best choice for... >>

Google's Assistant could soon take over your entire house

Google's Assistant could soon take over your entire house

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Google recently launched two new smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL and the Google Home wireless speaker. All three devices have the company's new Google Assistant built-in. What is Google Assistant, how does it work, when can you use it? Assistant is... >>

Google Pixel exclusive features laid bare: What your regular Android phone won't get

Google Pixel exclusive features laid bare: What your regular Android phone won't get

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Google announced its new devices this week, ditching the Nexus branding and taking things in-house with new the Pixel and Pixel XL. Unlike previous Nexus device launches, however, the Pixels aren't presented as a shining showcase of Android, they're... >>

Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference?

Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference?

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Google set the cat amongst the pigeons when it announced the Pixel C tablet in 2015. Launched alongside the two new Nexus handsets (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P), this new tablet came Pixel branded, rather than Nexus branded. The previous Pixel product we... >>

DxO Mark is another smartphone benchmark you can ignore

DxO Mark is another smartphone benchmark you can ignore

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Google took to the stage in San Francisco yesterday at its Made By Google event to launch a range of new products, including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Replacing the Nexus programme with devices more firmly aimed at the premium smartphone owner,... >>

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

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Google's "Made by Google" event received a lot of hype and anticipation as it promised more than just a new product launch.It was in fact Google's chance to rebrand and reposition itself a serious contender in the consumer electronics space and to show... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K.It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. At the Mountain View, CA-based company's October 4 event, it announced a new, third-generation... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra launches with Google Play Movies in 4K

Google Chromecast Ultra launches with Google Play Movies in 4K

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The rumours were true, Google has indeed unveiled a new Chromecast dongle that's capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD streams with HDR and Dolby Vision. Called the Chromecast Ultra, the newest member of the Chromecast family sports a similar disc-shaped... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gave birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus was a chance for... >>

Google Pixel mocks iPhone with 'Quite Black', 'Very Silver' and 'Really Blue' colours

Google Pixel mocks iPhone with 'Quite Black', 'Very Silver' and 'Really Blue' colours

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Fed up to the back teeth with overthought product colour names? iPhone 7 Jet Black or Rose Gold a step too far for you to say out loud?The new Google Pixel phone points a bit of fun at such typically pompous colour names, by introducing three finishes... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL official: Bye, bye Nexus

Google Pixel and Pixel XL official: Bye, bye Nexus

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Google has officially revealed its new pure Android smartphones in the form of the Pixel and Pixel XL. They are also the first phones to come with Google Assistant, the company's new voice-activated helper, built in.The two devices launch in place of... >>

Huge Pixel and Pixel XL leak gives us a good look at the Made by Google phones

Huge Pixel and Pixel XL leak gives us a good look at the Made by Google phones

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Google is expected to unveil its new handsets on Tuesday 4 October and it looks like we have all the information about them thanks to launch-day images from Canadian carrier Bell and full specifications thanks to Carphone Warehouse.Rumours have long... >>

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

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Google has release the third preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers and announced it is delaying the software's official launch for consumers.Earlier this month, reports claimed LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't planning to release new Android Wear smartwatches... >>

Google Pixel XL now fully revealed in another amazing Pixel leak

Google Pixel XL now fully revealed in another amazing Pixel leak

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Shortly after Google Pixel was fully revealed in a leak by VentureBeat, another clear leak surfaced depicting its bigger sibling.Google is planning a major event for 4 October, when it is expected to launch two new flagship Pixel-branded phones and other... >>

Amazing Google Pixel leak shows-off pure Android design

Amazing Google Pixel leak shows-off pure Android design

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With Google planning something of a mega launch party on 4 October, there has been no shortage to leaks and rumours approaching launch day.Amongst the most hotly-anticipated devices are the new Pixel handsets, stepping in to replace the Nexus devices... >>

Google Andromeda OS: What's the story so far?

Google Andromeda OS: What's the story so far?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports.Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

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A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra.VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have developed a Chromecast capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the arrival of 4K televisions on... >>

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

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Google could launch its first ever laptop towards the end of 2017, at least that’s according to sources speaking to Android Police. The laptop will also be the first device to come running Google’s new Andromeda operating system.The project is known... >>

Google might launch a new 'Google Wi-Fi' router at October event

Google might launch a new 'Google Wi-Fi' router at October event

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Google's a couple weeks away from announcing new hardware, including a home router product, according to a new report.Android Police claimed the Mountain View, CA-based company has developed something called Google Wi-Fi. Consumers can reportedly expect... >>

Amazing Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on photos leak, looking tasty

Amazing Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on photos leak, looking tasty

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Google Pixel rumours and leaks are coming thick and fast at the moment. No sooner had we seen reported price details and official confirmation of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL launch event, we now have a great idea of what they look like in the... >>