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Google is working on a new version of Chromebook Pixel, and it's coming soon

Google is working on a new version of Chromebook Pixel, and it's coming soon

By 24 February 2015

Google's £1,049 premium Chromebook is about to get refreshed. There's two types of Chromebooks you can get: really cheap, decent ones, and the Chromebook Pixel. It's a two-year-old touchscreen laptop at the high end of the Chromebook family. Although... >>

YouTube Kids hands-on: A parental-controlled app with friendly clips and no social stuff

YouTube Kids hands-on: A parental-controlled app with friendly clips and no social stuff

By 23 February 2015

It's finally here. After several months of rumours about Google planning to launch a dedicated version of its video site designed just for kids, the YouTube Kids app has just launched. There's just one problem: it's only available for Android and iOS... >>

Spotify move over, YouTube Music Key will give you offline music vids soon

Spotify move over, YouTube Music Key will give you offline music vids soon

By 19 February 2015

YouTube is preparing to launch its paid monthly subscription music service in a few months. YouTube Music Key, as it's called, was announced as imminent by Robert Kyncl, head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference. The service... >>

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

By 18 February 2015

As you have no doubt heard, Mattel wants to re-launch its classic View-Master toy with a fresh injection of virtual reality, Google Cardboard style. This leverages the iconic red viewer from the late 50s that used disc-mounted photos, one for each eye,... >>

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?

By 18 February 2015

It's been nearly 20 months since Google Chromecast debuted, but after all this time, there's some growing doubts about whether the inexpensive HDMI dongle has lived up to all the initial hype. If you're keen to stream media content, you have many options... >>

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

By 17 February 2015

It's official: virtual reality headsets are "in". Although every tech company was jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon last year, it appears the new hot item on trend is virtual reality headsets. Oculus VR was among the first in recent years to make such... >>

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

By 16 February 2015

Until now, upgrading the camera on a smartphone meant splashing out on an entirely new device. Google's Project Ara uses interchangeable parts to keep upgrades specified and affordable though and Toshiba has been hard at work so it can be the first to reveal... >>

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

By 13 February 2015

It was hinted at last week but Mattel has now unveiled its virtual reality headset project it has developed in partnership with Google. Shown at the New York Toy Fair for the first time, the VR device is a welcome return for the View-Master, Mattel's... >>

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

By 6 February 2015

Google wants Chromecast owners to stay home this Valentine's Day and rent a film. The company has quietly launched a giveaway, in which Chromecast owners can collect up to $6 worth of Google Play credit and more. Google hasn't said how long the promotion... >>

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

By 5 February 2015

Mattel and Google are working on something together. The two companies have sent invites to the press for an event scheduled for 13 February in New York City. The invite appears to display an illustration of a View-Master reel, a popular toy from the... >>