Everything you need to know about the Google Home Mini and Max

October 21, 2017

Image: jim mcauley/mashable Google Home is growing up… and shrinking down. Google surprised us all by launching not one, but two new Google Homes to round out its lineup of voice-enabled speakers: the Google Home Mini, a $49 hockey puck-sized speaker, and Google Home Max, a bassy $399 “premium” speaker. SEE ALSO: Google’s Pixel Buds are like Apple’s AirPods but smarter The smaller cloth-covered Google Home Mini comes in a…

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: great camera with a smarter assistant

October 20, 2017

Image: JIM MCAULEY/MASHABLE If you were impressed with last year’s Pixels, prepare to be blown away by this year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The new flagship handsets build on everything that was great about the original Pixels and then some. After a few short demos following Google’s event today, it’s already clear the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are more than capable of competing with the best…

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Bose’s new QC 35 II headphones come with Google Assistant

October 20, 2017

Bose QC35 IIImage: Bose Bose’s new premium, noise-cancelling headphones, QC35 II, come with Google Assistant support, the company announced Thursday.  The news is not exactly new, as these new cans leaked all over the internet a few days ago, but it’s still notable. Bose’s QC35, which precede this model, were widely praised as one of the best wireless, noise-cancelling headphones around. And Google Assistant on a pair of headphones like…

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The best data plan for traveling is a carrier you’d least expect: Google

October 18, 2017

Image: vicky leta/ mashable My favorite travelling device isn’t my camera or noise-canceling headphones or even my iPhone. It’s a SIM card from Google. I’m talking, of course, about Project Fi, Google’s wireless service that adds inexpensive utter and data plans to Nexus and Pixel proprietors. It’s likewise the perfect style to get data abroad without interrupting the bank. SEE ALSO: Pixel Buds are perhaps the most important gadget Google…

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Google’s new Pixelbook feels more like a high-end laptop than a Chromebook

October 11, 2017

A Google Pixelbook computer at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock If ever there was any doubt about Google’s commitment to Chromebooks, we can now say formerly and for all that it was misplaced. Google’s new Pixelbook, the first premium, feature-packed Chromebook ever, will stir you rethink everything you thought you knew about Chromebooks. SEE ALSO: Google’s Pixel Buds are like Apple’s AirPods but…

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Pixel Buds aren’t as premium looking as AirPods, but they’re way smarter

October 9, 2017

Image: jim mcauley/ mashable Despite the invasion of seeps in the days and weeks leading up to Google’s big Pixel launch, the company managed to fit in a few surprises. One of the biggest was the brand-new Pixel Buds, bluetooth wireless earbuds optimized for Google’s new Pixel telephones. But the Pixel Buds are much more than simply wireless earbuds, they’re basically Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPods: bluetooth buds with impres…

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Google’s ‘Pixel Buds’ may be the key to breaking the language barrier

October 9, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/ REX/ Shutterstock( 9114955 r) Google Pixel Buds are shown at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco Google Showcase, San Francisco, USA – 04 Oct 2017 Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Out of all the products Google propelled at its big phenomenon the coming week, there’s one that should have Apple really worried. No, it’s not the Pixel phones( although they surely seem…

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Amazon is expected to show off a bunch of new gadgets today

October 2, 2017

Image: FILIP SINGER/ EP-AEFE/ REX/ Shutterstock Get ready for a cluster of brand-new Amazon hardware. The company is containing a special media event at its Seattle installations today where it’s expected to show off a new lineup of Alexa-enabled products. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s out of the original Amazon Echo right now, and they won’t say why Among the new machines we’re expecting is a new, smaller Echo orator that they…

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Apple may be close to finding the source of that epic iOS 11 leak

September 28, 2017

We’re now accustomed to a minor hardware and software leaks in the weeks and months ahead of any major Apple event, but Saturday’s massive Golden Master version iOS 11 leak may be the worst ever suffered by the incredibly secretive company.  Like, ever. So now, just a couple of days away from Apple’s big iPhone event, we await the inevitable leak blowback, and it’s already begun: We now have new…

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How ‘Black Mirror’ kinda predicted this iPhone X feature

September 20, 2017

We already know that Charlie Brooker’s dystopian line Black Mirror is the perfect, frightful commentary for our tech-filled occasions. SEE ALSO: Even Apple acknowledges Face ID can’t fully procure your sensitive data But rarely has it been so well evidenced than during Apple’s announcement of “animojis” — that is, dynamic 3D emojis that resemble your aspect. When you smile, frown, or sneer at the iPhone X, the device’s facial recognition…

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