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Google Nest Mini may soon expand smart home affordability

Google Nest Mini may soon expand smart home affordability

Today a new Google Nest Mini appeared at the FCC, and with it, confirmation of Google's continue expansion to every room in your home. Google has a plan with Google Assistant - that plan is to cover your entire world in Google-made natural voice smart assistant coverage, wall to wall, environment to environment. Google already has a first-gen Google Home Mini - the Google Nest Mini won't be particularly different in approach.

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Gmail on Android finally gets a less scathing dark mode

Gmail on Android finally gets a less scathing dark mode

Google almost had a winner with its Material Design that people started imitating in all other places. With the version 2 of its design language, it seemed that Google has generated split opinions on the dominantly white aesthetic. More than just a matter of personal taste, however, Material Design v2 was criticized for burning not just batteries but also eyes. Fortunately, Google is slowly relenting but it seems to be taking its sweet time doing so.

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Pixel 4 leaks continue to flow ahead of launch

Pixel 4 leaks continue to flow ahead of launch

It may be Apple's time on stage but, for Android, users, it might just be even more reason to anticipate the next big Android flagship. And for die-hard Android fans, there is no flagship better than Google's flagship. The Pixel 4's launch is still unknown but, thanks to a recent spat of leaks, there is little left to know about the fourth-gen Pixel phone. This latest dump practically completes the picture, including alleged hands-on of the phones themselves.

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Google Docs finally adds real-time word count feature

Google Docs finally adds real-time word count feature

Google Docs is finally getting a feature that is already available in just about every other word processing application ever: real-time word counts. Yes, Google Docs already features a word count tool; it requires users to manually click through the menu every time they want to see it, however. The new addition brings the word counter to the main editor screen, enabling users to see it at a glance.

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Google Play Pass release date is quickly approaching

Google Play Pass release date is quickly approaching

Back at the beginning of August, Google put a new subscription service called Google Play Pass into testing. Essentially, it seems that the Play Pass is Google's answer to Apple Arcade, as it's billed as a subscription service that grants users access to a collection of premium apps and games. Even though Google confirmed that the Play Pass was in testing when it was first outed last month, it didn't tell us when the feature might launch.

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Pixel 4 appears in more leaks, camera features detailed

Pixel 4 appears in more leaks, camera features detailed

In just a few hours, the tech world will be flooded by news from a single source. But before Apple takes center stage, there's some time left to squeeze in a few tidbits from its would-be rival. Just like the iPhone 11, the Google Pixel 4 is shaping up to be quite the sensational phone, at least based simply on rumors. Now we have a few more leaks that reinforce what we've heard so far in terms of design but also adds a few more appetizers with regards the Pixel's biggest hardware asset: its camera.

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Samsung on why Galaxy Fold won’t be a software flop

Samsung on why Galaxy Fold won’t be a software flop

Today Samsung released a bit of info on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, suggesting in the process that the release of this device marks the "beginning of a new era in mobile technology." Samsung seemed to want to make it clear that they weren't just releasing another new phone, but a new type of device that'll change the industry. At the same time, Samsung seemed to wish to reassure potential consumers that even though this device is new, the Android ecosystem with which it works is more than just robust - it's been prepared for this device quite specifically.

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Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus Week 2, 3 Rewards, September Gen 5 launch

Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus Week 2, 3 Rewards, September Gen 5 launch

This month Pokemon GO is packed with Ultra Bonus Week event weeks of rewards, starting back on the 2nd. Week 1 started on September 2, 2019, and is set to last until September 9, 2019, at 1PM PDT. By the time you're reading this article, it might already be time to switch! So let's start in on Week 2 right away!

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With Android 10, old data makes your phone smarter

With Android 10, old data makes your phone smarter

Today we're looking at how Android 10 utilizes collected info from phones connected with Google Play to optimize apps on current devices. After the initial shock of Android 10 gestures and the joy of discovering top-tier features like internal audio screen recording, we took a brief look at what lies beneath. Android 10 was released on September 3, 2019, starting with Google Pixel smartphones and moving out from there - right to Essential Phone and others.

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Google Nest Hub Max Review: The Assistant will see you now

Google Nest Hub Max Review: The Assistant will see you now

The Nest Hub Max isn't just a larger smart display, it's Google's first where the Assistant can see you, too. If the original Nest Hub was a connected digital photo frame that just so happened to have Assistant smarts baked in, the Nest Hub Max builds on that with a bigger screen, better audio, video calling, gesture control, and - most controversially - facial recognition. Then again, it also comes with a significantly bigger, $229 price tag.

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Leaked Pixel 4 ad shows why you’ll want its new camera and Soli tech

Leaked Pixel 4 ad shows why you’ll want its new camera and Soli tech

Google probably won't be officially revealing the Pixel 4 for some time yet, but it seems to already have at least one commercial ready to go. Today, a one-minute ad about the Pixel 4 leaked out, giving us a look at some of the features Google considers key to the experience for its latest flagship. It also, of course, shows us the phone in the flesh, with its square camera array being one of the stand-out features.

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Google Pixel 4 to come in orange, 90Hz screen, camera motion mode

Google Pixel 4 to come in orange, 90Hz screen, camera motion mode

IFA 2019 might be done but the year is far from over for high-end smartphones. Apple is just about to fully reveal its hand this week followed by the embattled Huawei in a few days. And then, of course, there's Google, whose Pixel 4 seems to continue the tradition of being the company's worst kept secret. And to also continue the tradition, details about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL continue to flow, including a new color option for those who don't like putting skins or cases to let their natural design shine through.

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