Last night, rumbles of a Google Voice transition into Hangouts began surfacing, with many users seeing an option to migrate the former service into the latter. Google has made an official announcement about it this morning, ushering in a Hangouts update that includes Voice integration.
Major Nelson is ramping up the hype for the Xbox One's next system update even as Microsoft just rolled out the September update two weeks ago. Those who are part of the Xbox One preview program will, of course, get to enjoy, and test, new features in advance, including more Snap mode apps, DLNA support, and for those lucky enough to have one, the new Digital TV Tuner.
Google might have its own platform and services ecosystem, but it isn't shutting out others from the party. At least not all of them. As a gesture of good will, Google is updating its Play Movies app from iTunes to include one very important feature: the ability to download movies for offline viewing.
Google has started rolling out a new firmware update to Google Glass that improves on one of the most common use cases for the smart eyewear: travel. XE20.0 (amusingly no fractional part to the version number this time) gives faster updates for time-critical, and sometimes not so time-critical, information and better integrates with Waze "smart" commuting.
Unlike conventional smoke detectors, or thermostats, Nest's products can gain new features without having to buy and install a completely new device. That is the case here with version 2.0 of the software for the Nest Protect, giving it a couple of new features that not only help owners weed out false alarms but also learn from the past.
Right on time! Right as we’ve published our new Acer Chromebook 13 FHD Review this morning, the newest update to Chrome OS has arrived. This update includes Multi Sign in support, App Info view in the Chrome launcher, and Save to Google Drive in Incognito Mode. You can grab this Chrome OS update right this minute.
Although it has been barely two weeks since Microsoft unrolled the August update for the Xbox One, it is already releasing the September update for the console while we're still in August. This update brings a lot of user-requested features into the mix, including the ability to kick out people in the Party App, delete multiple recorded videos at once, and boot the Xbox One directly to the TV.
Being owed money is annoying, especially when it’s a friend. You may have to hassle them to pay you back, and then everyone is annoyed — it’s just terrible. Square has updated their Cash app today, bringing in a very gentle way to ask for cash. Now all you have to do is send a text, and you can be paid immediately.
Google Glass is getting a lot more useful today, as a firmware update brings in some needed features to the heads-up wearable. A new way to access and communicate with your contacts is incoming, but that’s not all. You can now access your entire contacts list, and keep an extended number handy for when you need to get hold of them quickly.