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Google Pixel Buds (0)

While Google has recently launched its new Google Pixel 2 smartphone, they have also announced the availability of new accessories for it. One of the new ones on offer that some people may like is the Google Pixel Buds. The Google Pixel Buds is a new pair of wireless earbuds that provide users with more than just high quality audio. This pair actually comes with a neat feature when paired with the Google Pixel smartphone. It is able to provide real-time translations of the major languages when the user needs it. The feature can be activated with the help of Google Assistant with just touching and holding the right earbud. Making a personal translator as a feature for the earbuds is quite a stroke of genius, something that many avid travelers may want to have during their trips. Aside from that, the Google Pixel Buds also comes with filters that do away with background noise so that you get clear and crisp audio even when you use it to answer calls. Despite its tiny size, users can also make convenient use of controls on the right earbud in order to play or pause music or even in adjusting volume. It also comes with rechargeable batteries good enough for up to 5 hours of use. But users can even extend that up to 24 hours of listening time, thanks to the Google Pixel Buds’ charging case, which can hold multiple charges on the go. Quite an interesting accessory for your Google Pixel smartphone, the Google Pixel Buds is now available at the Google Store for $159. Image Source: Google Store Read More

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone (0)

Online search giant Google is slowly getting into the area of digital devices aside from their bread and butter. And with the popularity of portable devices, Google has been trying to keep in step and enter into the fray with its own versions of smartphones, tablets and even notebooks as affordable options. But they still need to get a foothold in the market and they continue to do so. One of their recent introductions include the new Google Pixel 2 smartphone. The new Google Pixel 2 smartphone is a new upgrade of Google’s initial smartphone. The new version now comes with a Snapdragon Octacore processor, an Adreno 540 GPU, and a 4GB RAM. Models are available with either 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The Google Pixel 2 now runs with the new Android Oreo OS. It also has a 5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. But what may be the distinguishing feature of the new Google Pixel 2 smartphone is the camera. It comes with a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The rear camera is capable of recording video in 4K. it is also designed to be water resistant. A handful of Google apps and tools make it a versatile phone that can appeal to many of the smartphone-savvy crowd. That and a battery that can last for up to 7 hours can be quite appealing as well. The launch of the Google Pixel 2 may be aimed at trying to challenge the launch of the new iPhone 8. While it may be a long shot to make it on top, one thing is for sure. Google is trying to make its presence known in the smartphone market. The new Google Pixel 2 smartphone is available at the Google Store and selected retailers starting from $649. Image Source: Google Store   Read More

Google Daydream View VR Headset (0)

Virtual reality has become more possible than ever. But many people may not be able to take part in the VR experience because most of the devices are still quite expensive and may require quite an investment. But it is a good thing that Google is trying to make the VR experience more accessible to more and more people. They have devised a simple yet effective headset in the new Google Daydream View. What makes it unique is that it comes as part of a system that includes apps, content and games that feature virtual reality as an essential component. This way, users of this VR headset can fully immerse in the world of virtual reality. The Google Daydream View exudes comfort with its exterior made out of soft and breathable fabric. It is designed as lightweight to make it convenient to wear and use. The controller comes with simple buttons that helps enhance the VR experience by giving that feeling of being really there through certain interactions. With what is in front of you. A Daydream-compatible phone provides the power to make it all possible with a wealth of apps and other VR content to complete the experience. The Google Daydream View at the Google Store for $79. Image Source: Google VR Read More

Google Home Takes Its AI Journey Seriously (0)

The race to build a smart home is becoming all the more interesting. Many device makers are really trying to develop products that will enable more and more people to build smart homes. And with most smart homes, it all starts with the "brain", or the central unit where everything can be controlled. Many are betting that the control base should start with having AI, or artificial intelligence to run everything. Google is trying to make that first step with its new Google Home digital home assistant and speaker. The Google Home is the search giant's answer to Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot speakers. You may consider it a smart speaker that comes with added functions to make life more convenient for the homeowner. This smart speaker comes with Google Assistant that allows users to issue voice commands for the Google Assistant to do. With the Google Home unit connected to other smart home-supported devices, it will be able to provide a means to control those things. Not only that, Google Assistant comes with advanced AI that will allow users to ask questions to it and it will provide answers. The Google Home also comes with a set of four speakers hidden inside that can provide some clear and crisp hi-fi audio. The microphone is also sensitive enough to capture the users voice commands even when the speaker is playing music or other audio files. All it takes for Google Assistant to take over is when users say, "OK Google" and then it is all set. The Google Home is just one way that you can see the direction where the smart home of the future is going. It is now available at Google for $130. Image Source: Google Store Read More

Google Introduces New Pixel C Tablet (0)

Tablets are fast becoming popular. They also seem to be going bigger and bigger. Well, Apple started the iPad as a big tablet. But then some tablets started to go small. From the so-called phablets that is in between a tablet and a smartphone, tablets are once again getting larger displays, at least that is what some major tablet makers are aiming for. And Google is just one of them as it announces its new 10.2-inch Pixel C tablet. The new Pixel C tablet features a Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and a Maxwell desktop-standard GPU for some graphics heavy applications. It also comes with a 3GB of RAM. The 10.2-inch display provides a 2560 x 1800 resolution. What makes it unique is that the new Google Pixel C comes with a Bluetooth keyboard attachment that makes it a fitting laptop for added productivity features. The new Pixel C tablet from Google can stand along those other tablets in the same class. It will be made available in 32GB and 64GB models which will cost $499 and $599, respectively. The keyboard attachment will come at an additional $149 cost. Image Source: Pixel Google Read More

Google Announces New LG Nexus 5X (0)

Google has been trying to break into the smartphone market in different ways. One of their more successful moves is the introduction of the Android OS for mobile phones, which has become a popular platform worldwide. But Google is also eyeing having a smartphone that is distinctly associated with them and not just the Android OS platform. That is why they have come up with the Nexus line of smartphones, the most recent of which is the new Nexus 5X. The Nexus 5X is Google's new product from its flagship smartphone line. Yes, Google still needed a manufacturing partner like LG to make the hardware for them. But its built-in features are from Google. The new LG Nexus 5X comes with a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It will also come with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS right out of the box so users will no longer have to wait for the update to come out. The LG Nexus 5X also comes with a 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB eMMC ROM. This new phone also features a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, a 12.3MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The LG Nexus 5X smartphone is also capable of capturing videos in 4K resolution, making it the most advanced Nexus yet. The new Nexus 5X also comes with a fingerprint sensor that turns on the Nexus 5X when users need to use it. The new LG Nexus 5X is now available for pre-order at the Google Store and will start rolling out in different markets by mid-October. Pricing details to follow. Image Source: Google Store Read More

Google Partners With Mattel For Updated View Master (0)

Among the many technologies that are getting more and more popular nowadays, 3D seems to be at the forefront. We are now looking at many devices sporting 3D features as more and more people are clamoring for it. Aside from 3D movies, we now have 3D TV's and even 3D features in smartphones. And now, we will even be seeing 3D content for kids in the future, thanks to Mattel's partnership with Google to come up with the new View Master. The View Master is a classic toy that is given that 3D update and more. The classic one provides kids with 3D views of images on the provided film reel that you put into the device. But the new View Master can provide more than that. It can now provide 360-degree photospheres for kids to marvel at, thanks to Google Cardboard features added into the device. By putting a compatible smartphone armed with the required app inside the View Master and the View Master Experience Reel, kids may be able to explore 360-degree views of famous places and landmarks, nature and even the planets. It is like going to a field trip and exploring the different scenes right in your own home. The new View Master is easy to use and even features interactive functions that will make each View Master exploration a learning experience by discovering fun facts as well. Kids are not only limited to explore places here on earth but can also experience virtual reality views of planets as well. It is a nostalgic toy giving kids a new means of experiencing what their grandparents probably enjoyed in the late 1930's and beyond. But this time, kids get the virtual reality experience through it. The new View Master is expected to be available sometime this fall for $30. Experience Reels will be sold separately for $15. Image Source: View Master Read More

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car (0)

It is no secret that online search giant Google has been developing a self-driving car for years now. It has steadily been getting into projects that are beyond their online search domain. They have the open platform Android OS for smartphones, Google Earth to map out the world online and then the self-driving car. But now Google is finally unveiling its first ever self-driving car prototype that will someday run through highways and roads of cities and towns. For a long while, the self-driving car has remained as an experimental project. The first test vehicles were simply modified versions of existing car models. But now it seems that Google is confident enough about the technology that they are now introducing a complete prototype. It now contains every feature needed by such a care on the road, including the automated driving system and other mechanical parts such as brakes, lights and steering. The first prototype looks a bit geeky in design, probably to appeal to those who would like to embrace such a new technology. The new Google self-driving car is all ready to hit the test tracks at first. It will then be hitting the roads of Northern California around next year. Maybe soon after that, you may just be seeing more of them in different designs cruising along your local roads. Image Source: Google Self Driving Car Project Read More

Google Pushes VR Apps At Google Play Store (0)

Virtual reality technology has been with us for more than a decade or so. Early ideas tend to be simplistic and not that appealing for many people. But the idea truly has potential. It is only now that VR recently came back into the limelight with the introduction of devices such as the Oculus Rift and emerging VR devices. Even Google is getting into the VR fray. Sensing that the market is ripe for the technology, Google is pushing for its lineup of VR apps that are now available at Google Play. While you could say that VR tech may still be considered at its infancy despite its decades long existence, Google is trying to push the envelope by trying to offer added room for development in terms of offering VR apps for use with its Android smartphones. First, it introduced the Cardboard app through Google Play. Google also provided instructions on how create a DIY virtual reality goggles for your Android smartphone. But it is taking things even further. In order to spread the development of VR tech, Google has now made the SDK for Google Cardboard available for download to interested parties who wish to develop VR apps. While virtual reality tech is showing big potential in the field of gaming, other fields may also benefit from it. Pitches for uses in tourism and holding virtual concerts come into mind. Currently, there are a handful of VR apps available at Google Play store. Although they are developed for fun as early VR demos, it may be the first step where VR may take off in the near future. Image Source: Google Play Read More

Google acquires Songza music streaming service (0)

Google has announced its latest acquisition, which is bound to become a huge hit among mobile music streaming fans. The search giant has scooped up Songza, known for its curated playlists tailor-made according to the time of day, the listener's mood, and the situation they are in. For instance, a visit to Songza's web page displays an array of mood-setting playlists you can play on a Tuesday evening. Financial details of the deal were not available. "We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do," Songza wrote in its official blog. "No immediate changes to Songza are planned, other than making it faster, smarter, and even more fun to use." The six-year-old company has been facing tough competition against the leaders in music streaming services including iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify. Songza, however, is not shy about its future with Google. In its blog post, the company claims that one of the songs blasting through Songza's office today is "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. It seems to be playing the Happy While Working playlist. Source: ABC News Read More



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