Google Home’s new trick: Remotely ‘broadcasting’ your messages

November 23, 2017

Google Home speakers just got a lot more useful. Google introduced a new feature for Google Assistant that allows you to remotely “broadcast” messages between your phone and a Google Home speaker, or between multiple speakers in the same house. SEE ALSO: Google Home error shows why digital assistants still have a long way to go The update, which is rolling out now, means that you can essentially use Google…

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Google’s Pixel 2 takes better portrait photos with one camera than iPhone X and Note 8 do with two

November 12, 2017

Image: Raymond Wong/ Mashable You no longer need to buy a big and costly DSLR with a insanely enormous lens to get “professional-quality” photos with shallow profundity of field. If you have an iPhone( 7 Plus, 8 Plus, or X ), Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you can already get great pro-level kills with minimum exertion thanks to their “portrait modes”( “Live focus” on…

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Google might be working on an XL Home to compete with HomePod and Echo

October 25, 2017

Google could be working on an XL smart speaker to compete with Apple and Amazon.Image: lili sams/mashable Google could enter the high-end audio market with a new version of its Home speaker to compete with Apple and Amazon, just as the next generation of smart speakers begins to emphasize sound quality.   The search giant is working on a large new smart speaker internally called the “Home Max,” according to…

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Google Pixel 2 event: How to watch the livestream

October 22, 2017

Google’s big hardware event is only a few hours away, and the company is expected to announce a bunch of new gadgets including a new Pixel phone, Pixelbook laptop, and Google Home smart speaker. The show takes place in San Francisco is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. PT (12pm ET). The event itself is mostly restricted to members of the media. But if you’re itching to follow along with…

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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 rushes fix after new Home Mini speaker gets caught spying

October 12, 2017

Google was forced to patch its newly liberated Home Mini voice-enabled orator after a glitch began some cells to spy on their owners. Journalist Artem Russakovskii of Android Police noticed something was off with the $49 manoeuvre he took dwelling from the” Offset by Google” launch happen in San Francisco. Every time he tried to watch TV, his nearby Home Mini would wake up” several times a hour” and try…

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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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