With security threats on the rise, Google has continued to place a larger emphasis on privacy and security controls for users of its products. One of the steps it took last year was to introduce My Account, a hub for security and privacy controls related to a user’s Google account. Today, My Account ... Read More »
Our current crop of assistants like Google Now, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana try to act like humans. They have personalities, they tell jokes, and they generally try not to act like robots. Google Now is likely the worst at this though, as Siri and Cortana’s characters are quite obvious.
Google wants to achieve something ... Read More »
Google Home was announced at Google I/O, promising to change the way you do things around your house. It’s similar to Amazon Echo, able to control aspects of your home just by telling it what to do. It’ll be powered by Google ... Read More »
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Google’s latest Project Ara update was a huge one, met with just as many jeers as cheers. The modular device is actually going to be released next year! But you can swap out far fewer components than originally planned, which kind of ruins much of what made Ara exciting in the first ... Read More »
This month saw Google announce Daydream, the company’s big push into the virtual reality (VR) market. The company has grand plans for the platform as a whole, including launching its own headset, plenty of apps, and support for a variety of phones.
However, it sounds like the support department for devices to enjoy ... Read More »
Google’s battle with Oracle has spanned years. We were at the point where Oracle was demanding a part of the Android business to the tune of almost $9 billion, plus half a billion of lost licensing revenue.
Thankfully, the matter has been settled. After witnesses spoke out, including Eric Schmidt (who worked at Sun Microsystems ... Read More »
The Chromecast is the best budget streaming device on the market. It’s cheap, it’s incredibly simple, and it’s popular. At this year’s Google I/O, Google announced that 25 million Chromecasts have been sold.
If you still haven’t gotten in on ... Read More »
Updates have been Android’s biggest problem ever since the operating system launched. With so many manufacturers making Android devices and creating their own versions of Android, Google has no control over how often they’re updated. And unfortunately, the updates are few and far between.
Devices being left on old versions of Android is a bad ... Read More »
The Nexus Player has enjoyed a year and a half of life, and will enjoy more living in many homes as a media center for the living room or bedroom. However, Google seems to have discontinued the device, signaling the end of its retail life.
And as with many Nexus devices, ... Read More »
Android Pay is still growing, and part of that comes in the form of support from banks and credit unions.
Droid-Life is reporting that the official Android Pay website has been updated to reflect some major changes to the growing list of supporters for the mobile payment option. One of the major additions ... Read More »