Tag Archives: Google

Deal: Two Google Home Minis and one Google Home Hub for $129

Like last holiday season, both Google and Amazon have aggressively discounted its smart assistant speakers. Google is currently offering a great bundle deal for anyone who is looking to cover their home with Google Assistant. The bundle includes one Google Home Hub with a 7 inch display, and two Google Home Minis, each item in any color of your choosing. ... Read More »

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update brings new Google Assistant shortcut, plenty of fixes and improvements

T-Mobile’s version of the OnePlus 6T has consistently been receiving software updates at a different (read:later) pace than the unlocked model. Today a new one has started making its way to those units sold by the magenta carrier. It’s a 110MB download that enables activating the Google Assistant by holding the power button for 0.5s. If you turn this on ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 gets updated camera UI

With the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google added a bit more polish to the camera app. There’s a new mode selector that’s more in line with Apple and Samsung’s camera interfaces. This replaces the menu that you used to have to tap to get to the “Portrait” mode on the Pixel 2 or 2 XL. Just swipe across ... Read More »

Google Promises Fix for Pixel XL Charging Bug After Android Pie Update

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel XL users previously reported issued with third-party fast chargers The problem first surfaced in Android P DP4 Google is expected to resolve it within the coming weeks Users of the Pixel XL reported a bug on their smartphones after updating to the latest Android Pie, which prevented them from using fast charging adapters other than the ones bundled in the phone’s box. Google has ... Read More »

Google Buys Startup GraphicsFuzz to Integrate Its Graphics Testing in Android Ecosystem

HIGHLIGHTS Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz The startup offers graphics testing tools Its team is set to join Google’s Android Graphics Team Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz, the company that offers graphics testing tools. As a result of the acquisition, the GraphicsFuzz team – comprising founders Alastair Donaldson, Hugues Evrard and Paul Thomson – will be joining Google’s Android Graphics Team. The latest ... Read More »

Google Hires Sony’s VR Expert Richard Marks

In a sign that Google is up to something new in the gaming business, the search engine giant has hired Richard Marks, a former research engineer who helped create Sony’s PlayStation virtual reality (VR) headset and its PlayStation Move controllers, tech website VentureBeat reported. Marks has joined the Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) at Google, the report on late Monday said. “ATAP is ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL’s Slow Screen Unlocking Issue Is Getting a Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Google has confirmed a ‘proper’ fix for the screen unlocking lag The lag was found on some Pixel 2 XL after installing June Android update The fix is likely to debut sometime around the Android P public release If you were among the Pixel 2 XL users who were experiencing a lag in unlocking the screen after installing the June Android security update, Google has good ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Defend Filtering Practices Before US Congress

Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter told a US House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticised social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, said that since an April ... Read More »

LG G7 ThinQ to Be the First Phone to Get Google AR Stickers Outside Pixel Lineup

HIGHLIGHTS LG G7 ThinQ to be the first non-Pixel phone to receive the update The new feature will be available with the phone’s next software update Google appears to be expanding AR Stickers outside Pixel phones for the f LG is working on bringing Google’s AR stickers to the LG G7 ThinQ smartphone. Six months since the launch of Google Pixel’s AR Stickers, they are finally ... Read More »

Asus Brings Google Lens Integration in Its PixelMaster Camera App

HIGHLIGHTS Asus has provided Google Lens integration The experience is available within Asus PixelMaster Camera app It is spotted on the ZenFone 5 that had received a recent firmware update Asus has now provided Google Lens integration within its PixelMaster Camera app to bring an advanced visual experience on ZenFone models. The new move comes weeks after Google expanded the presence of Google Lens by ... Read More »