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LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

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Forget about Alexa. Google's Assistant is going to be everywhere soon.With Amazon's Alexa appearing in every other gadget these days, it's no surprise to see Google is allowing third-party device makers to integrate its Google Home assistant into their... >>

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

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New information has surfaced on Google's upcoming pair of Android Wear 2.0 watches, including the name of the manufacturer.According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, a usually reliable leaker, Google will unveil its much-rumoured smartwatches on 9 February... >>

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

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You'll soon have new Android Wear software goodies to keep you busy.It's been eight months since Google announced the Android Wear 2.0 update for Android Wear devices, and a few months since it confirmed the software was delayed but would arrive by early... >>

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

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Technology is an ever-changing industry -- just look at Google.Startups are founded and collapse on a seemingly daily basis -- and Google's moonshots are no different. Alphabet confirmed to Business Insider it is killing its solar-powered drone project. 9to5Google first... >>

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed

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As the battle of the machines rages on, Google has confirmed that Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, both on compatible televisions as well as set-top boxes. Making the announcement at CES 2017, Google gave the timeline of "the coming months",... >>

Google Pixel exclusive features explored: A cut above the rest of Android?

Google Pixel exclusive features explored: A cut above the rest of Android?

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Google's phones have always been dependable for one thing: giving you the best of Android. With the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google shifted the goalposts slightly, so that might not be the case anymore.The Nexus devices aren't Google phones,... >>

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

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Google's phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, promise to give you a premium Android experience, with a number of exclusive features and bags of refinement.There are simple things you might want to do right out of the box, however, to get you started and to... >>

Android 7.1 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

Android 7.1 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

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Unlike previous OS upgrades, Android Nougat was released before Google officially launched its new home-made Pixel phones. But when those Pixels finally came, they shipped with a tweaked version. Android 7.1 came with a fresh design, launcher and features.... >>

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

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Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the beginning of October, revealing the new Android poster boys for all the world to see.The two devices take over from the popular Nexus range and they bring premium designs, flagship specs, and all... >>

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

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You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to a TV. Well, Pocket-lint is here to help.You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play... >>

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 2: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 2: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

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With the Pixel and Pixel XL, the company's first home-made smartphones, Google decided to make part of the usual pains of phone setup disappear. Considering how useful it is, the same feature was also included in the 2017 Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. For... >>

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

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Google's Chromecast might seem complicated to figure out and set up but that isn't the case. The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy; easier for you to take a YouTube video on your phone, or a Netflix stream on your tablet, or a web... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Google's Pixel and Pixel XL have been on the market for a few months now, and while it might not end up being the most popular among consumers, it's one of the best phones we've reviewed this year. The Pixel XL offers flagship specs and a premium design,... >>

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

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Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.It's been long-rumoured that Google is developing its own smartwatches, mostly because several Android Wear manufacturers have decided not to move forward with new wrist-worn... >>

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

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After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo, will act like a venture-backed startup, but it's actually a standalone organisation within Google's... >>

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

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Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since those golf cart-looking prototypes we've all seen.Earlier this month, Google revealed it was shaking up its autonomous car efforts by spinning its self-driving project into an all-new company, Waymo,... >>

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion
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Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion

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Google is finally taking the smartphone fight seriously, launching two new handsets with one simple message: Pixel, Phone by Google.That might sound like a slightly gawky message, but it's laced with potency. More than at any other time in the history... >>

Lenovo will launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book tablet in 2017

Lenovo will launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book tablet in 2017

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Remember Lenovo's Yoga Book? Well, a version of that innovative tablet will run Chrome OS starting next year.According to Laptop Mag, which spoke to Jeff Meredith, Lenovo's VP, Lenovo is working on a Chrome OS variant of the tablet. Currently, there... >>

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

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Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
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Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless

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Casting, Google Cast or Chromecast represents one of the greatest steps in recent consumer technology. The ability to fling content from a phone or mobile device to a big-screen TV and control it from the palm of your hand is simple, but great.For us... >>

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

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Google makes operating systems, and Android Things is the latest example.Google's Android OS powers smartphones and tablets. Google's Android Wear powers wearables like smartwatches. Google's ChromeOS powers laptops and desktops. Google's Android TV powers... >>

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

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Google has been developing its own self-driving autonomous car for the past few years, racking up several million testing miles. But before the car could even make it onto the roads for real, Google has already decided to stop development. Perhaps the... >>

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

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Channel 5 and Google have announced that My5 is to be the latest on demand video streaming app to make its way to Google's Chromecast streaming dongle. With the new addition, Chromecast users will be able to stream programmes and box sets from across... >>

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

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Android Auto now lets you go completely hands-free, thanks to "OK Google".Recently, Google launched Android Auto for your phone - so all you need to enjoy the infotainment experience is the latest version of the app and a phone or tablet mount. With... >>

Google launches Daydream View in new colours other than slate grey

Google launches Daydream View in new colours other than slate grey

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Don't like the dark grey colour of Daydream View? Well, you're in luck.When Google launched Daydream View a couple months ago, it only made the VR headset available in the colour "Slate", which, during our review, we actually thought was quite pleasing... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>