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Owners of Google's Pixel 6 and 7 smartphones are saying that there is a major problem with the January Play system update. According to some Pixel owners on Reddit, the latest update is not actually doing anything. Google has had something of a rough patch with its Pixel flagship smartphones as of late. The Pixel 6... Read more...
The US Department of Justice and eight state attorneys general have filed an antitrust case against Google. If you're thinking this has happened before, you'd be right. However, this time the DOJ is going after Google's crown jewel: the ad tech business. According to the complaint, filed in federal court in Virginia... Read more...
Google is dropping another update to its Google Clock app with a feature that changes how snoozers interact with their alarms.  Version 7.4 of the Google Clock app does away with the slider to snooze or stop an alarm, replacing it with large buttons. Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii posted this change on... Read more...
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, offering a new way to interact with information on the web, with the caveat being that its knowledgebase cuts off at 2021. In any event, this sort of conversational knowledge access could change how we view and use the web as we know it. Google has seemingly caught onto... Read more...
Google CEO Sundar Pichal takes full responsibility for the upcoming layoffs at the company in an email sent out to employees earlier today. Pichal stated that the tech company hired for a "different economic reality than the one we face today," and that the layoffs are an effort to align with Google's "highest... Read more...
As one last goodwill move before riding off into the digital sunset, Google is imbuing the Stadia Controller with Bluetooth connectivity for use with other consoles and devices. Once a darling of cloud gaming, Google and (upset) subscribers are finally saying goodbye to the service as of today. Other services such... Read more...
Following the case of Microsoft attempting to acquire Activision-Blizzard-King is like watching a stage play put on by middle-schoolers: full of drama, unscripted twists, and surprise setbacks. The latest event in this grand saga is a big one: both Google and NVIDIA have thrown their hats into the ring, providing... Read more...
Google has simplified Google Photos verbiage to reduce user confusion over media storage choices and management. It's a small change, but a meaningful one.  Google recently removed free photo and video storage. While alternatives have cropped up practically overnight, that hasn't prevented people from ponying up... Read more...
Google has been testing a major redesign for Android Auto over the past few months, and it's being finalized today. The new interface makes better use of space on your car's display, and you'll have better control over media playback. Google Assistant also takes center stage to provide contextual suggestions during... Read more...
Looks like the Google Pixel 7a might be getting a higher 90Hz display refresh rate, a first for a non-flagship Pixel phone. But what does that mean for the future of Google's budget phone lineup? A leaked video on Slashleaks details a purported Google Pixel 7a showing off its looks, software, and just as... Read more...
A new year is upon us, and with it comes a barrage of announcements coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Shows (which, incidentally, doesn't even officially begin until tomorrow). With everything that's going on, it would be easy to forget that Google is planning to sunset support for its popular Chrome browser on... Read more...
2023 is officially in full swing, and many of us have made health and fitness resolutions for the New Year. Holding to these goals can be difficult, but the growing fitness wearable market can help keep you on track. We've got great deals to get you moving below! Let's start with the health and wellness tracker... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google awarded a security researcher $107,500 for finding vulnerabilities in the company’s smart speakers. The researcher demonstrated that these vulnerabilities could be leveraged to link secondary accounts to Google smart home devices, then control the devices for nefarious ends, including... Read more...
Google gives owners of a 2nd generation Nest Hub a holiday surprise with another free year of its Sleep Sensing feature. The feature was originally scheduled to become a paid feature at the end of 2022. The Google Nest Hub is a multi-purpose smart device that can stream Netflix, control your smart home, keep your... Read more...
Do you want an early Google Pixel Tablet before anyone else? If so, there's one for sale on Facebook Marketplace. As always, buyer beware. At its launch event in October, Google announced the Pixel Tablet. Few details were shared about the device apart from the form factor, that it'll feature a Tensor SoC, and that... Read more...
In recent years and months, personal privacy and security have become of utmost importance when it comes to choosing and using different platforms online. TikTok exists as something of an outlier on that front, but we digress. With this change and, ultimately, the publics’ pursuit of privacy, Google has announced... Read more...
We've been hearing for years (literally) that Google is working to make Chrome less of a memory hog. Maybe not in those exact words, but Google has pushed out an updates on numerous occasions with optimizations designed to make the browser handle system memory better than it does. And now once again, Google is making... Read more...
Those of you holding your breath for a dedicated Waze app for Android Auto can finally rejoice. As long you own a new Renault and live in Europe, that is. In what must be simultaneously one of the most exciting, yet biggest in-car navigation let-down news, Israel-based (and Google-owned) Waze navigation app has... Read more...
Last week, Google began pushing out an update to its Chrome browser that fixes a critical security vulnerability in the browser’s JavaScript engine. Google noted in its blog post about the update that an exploit for this vulnerability is out in the wild. Then, on Monday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security... Read more...
Google is celebrating the season of giving with a feature drop for its Pixel phones and Pixel Watch, with some features expanding to new regions and languages. Let's begin with new features for the Pixel 7 series. Promised during launch, the phones are receiving VPN protection by Google One free of charge. This VPN... Read more...
Carl Pei was one of founders of OnePlus, and his latest smartphone venture has its sights set on the US. Nothing launched its first phone only in international markets, but it has started laying the groundwork for a US launch. Coming to the US is going to mean taking on Apple, and that's a tall order. Pei believes... Read more...
In the latest detection statistics by Dr. Web antivirus for Android, it found that more than two million users were being bamboozled into installing and using certain apps that were actually backdoors for malware, phishing, and adware. These apps were disguised as rewards apps, utilities or system optimizers that... Read more...
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