YouTube Red Getting Fresh Content, YouTube Expanding, and More from VidCon 2017

Yesterday during the annual VidCon 2017 conference and convention, YouTube announced a variety of new updates and new content for viewers to enjoy. The video sharing platform also announced some changes to how they handle multiple video formats. For starters, YouTube Red is getting all-new content in 2017, specifically more than 40 new shows and … Continue reading YouTube Red Getting Fresh Content, YouTube Expanding, and More from VidCon 2017

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For Whatever Reason, Google Glass Just Got an Update

We last heard of Google Glass in 2014 when the AR-backed smart glasses from the search giant were still being supported on a regular basis. It's been three years since then, and things have gone radio silent. That is, until today. For whatever reason, Google has released an update to Glass that brings forth one … Continue reading For Whatever Reason, Google Glass Just Got an Update

Making a Google Duo Call from Google Allo is Now Available

Google has updated both Google Allo and Duo with new integrations today. With the new updates, users can now call or video chat Allo contacts from within the app and automatically be transferred to Duo. Both ends need to have each app installed and activated, but if they're not, the person on the other end … Continue reading Making a Google Duo Call from Google Allo is Now Available

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Gains Exclusive Radio Feature in Google Play Music

Google and Samsung have a bit of history concerning Play Music and the Galaxy S8. The app famously became the default music player that came preinstalled on the S8 and S8+, and now it looks like Google is giving the device an exclusive feature (via Android Authority): New Release Radio. Essentially New Release Radar is … Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Gains Exclusive Radio Feature in Google Play Music

Google Drive on Mac and PC is Getting a Lot More Sensible

Google today introduced a new app called Backup and Sync for their Google Drive cloud storage service. The app will run on both Mac and Windows PCs and allow users to back up certain folders and areas of their computer's hard drive. It'll be replacing the current Google Drive and Google Photos Backup apps currently … Continue reading Google Drive on Mac and PC is Getting a Lot More Sensible

Google’s Latest Hiring May Indicate Future Custom Processors for Pixel Phones

As per a report out of Variety, Google has hired former Apple¬†micro-architect Manu Gulati who worked at the Jobs-Woz founded company for nearly eight years while developing new chipset technologies for custom processors and SoCs. Gulati's LinkedIn page now reads "Lead SOC Architect at Google" as his job description, indicating one thing and one thing … Continue reading Google’s Latest Hiring May Indicate Future Custom Processors for Pixel Phones

LG May Be Manufacturing Google’s Next-Gen Pixel XL

We just heard that Google gave its true Pixel XL successor the ax in favor of a larger-screened smartphone reportedly codenamed "taimen." While it's unclear as to what this handset will feature, it now looks like it may be manufactured by LG. Inside the Android Issue Tracker and spotted by 9to5Google, a bug entry¬†indicates an … Continue reading LG May Be Manufacturing Google’s Next-Gen Pixel XL

How-To: Get the Google Now Pane on the Pixel Launcher Without Rooting

We've written plenty about the Pixel Launcher before, but this new piece regarding the home screen featured on the Google Pixel happens to be pretty big for anyone who digs the stock Android interface. It's all thanks to the hard work developer AmirZ has done to deliver an excellent Pixel Launcher experience on any device. … Continue reading How-To: Get the Google Now Pane on the Pixel Launcher Without Rooting