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The Pixel ‘Ambient display' will get better palm rejection in a future update

THE PIXEL ‘AMBIENT DISPLAY' WILL GET BETTER PALM REJECTION IN A FUTURE UPDATE

One of the neatest aspects of the Pixel line - and many other devices - is the excellent ‘Always-on display' function. On Pixel devices,...

OxygenOS Open beta for OnePlus 6/6T improves Screen Recorder, Weather, more

OXYGENOS OPEN BETA FOR ONEPLUS 6/6T IMPROVES SCREEN RECORDER, WEATHER, MORE

The latest OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are now available after being announced on the official OnePlus Forums...

 
 
 
Old Nest logo replaced by Google Sans text on Nest Cam streams

OLD NEST LOGO REPLACED BY GOOGLE SANS TEXT ON NEST CAM STREAMS

Since I/O 2019, standalone Nest branding has been aggressively phased out. Learning about and buying products is now on the Google...

This is the futuristic city that Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs wants to build

THIS IS THE FUTURISTIC CITY THAT ALPHABET'S SIDEWALK LABS WANTS TO BUILD

Sidewalk Labs is focussed on incorporating the latest technologies into cities. For the past several years, it has been planning the...

 
 
 
Google Assistant can now support and control robot mops

GOOGLE ASSISTANT CAN NOW SUPPORT AND CONTROL ROBOT MOPS

Almost all the home appliances you buy today are “smart” and integrate with Assistant for voice commands on Android and Smart Displays....

Google ARCore support comes to Sony Xperia 1, Xiaomi Mi 9, Asus Zenfone 6

GOOGLE ARCORE SUPPORT COMES TO SONY XPERIA 1, XIAOMI MI 9, ASUS ZENFONE 6

Google ARCore support has now rolled out to the recently released Sony Xperia 1, the Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Asus Zenfone 6, allowing...

 
 
 
PDFs, Office files in Google Drive can be saved offline with new G Suite beta

PDFS, OFFICE FILES IN GOOGLE DRIVE CAN BE SAVED OFFLINE WITH NEW G SUITE BETA

Google Drive on the web has long let you work on Docs, Sheets, and Slides even when there's no connection. A new G Suite beta expands...

Nest Hub hits new all-time low at $61, plus deals on HP Chromebooks and SanDisk storage

NEST HUB HITS NEW ALL-TIME LOW AT $61, PLUS DEALS ON HP CHROMEBOOKS AND SANDISK STORAGE

Google Nest Hub deals hit a new all-time low at $61 , plus take $50 off HP's 14-inch Chromebook and save on SanDisk storage in today's...

 
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge lose quarterly security updates

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AND S7 EDGE LOSE QUARTERLY SECURITY UPDATES

We've praised Samsung recently for really attempting to keep devices updated a bit more frequently, heck, they even have offered support...

US law could require Google & Facebook to state how much your data is worth

US LAW COULD REQUIRE GOOGLE & FACEBOOK TO STATE HOW MUCH YOUR DATA IS WORTH

A bipartisan push for a new US law could see companies like Google , Facebook and Amazon having to state exactly how much your data...

 
 
 
Report: Microsoft's next dual-screen Surface may be able to run Android apps

REPORT: MICROSOFT'S NEXT DUAL-SCREEN SURFACE MAY BE ABLE TO RUN ANDROID APPS

While the next Microsoft Surface is still very much under wraps, the new dual-screen could potentially come with the ability to run...

Microsoft missed out on $400B by letting Android take on Apple - Bill Gates

MICROSOFT MISSED OUT ON $400B BY LETTING ANDROID TAKE ON APPLE - BILL GATES

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says that Microsoft missed out on a $400B market by letting Google turn Android into the only real...

 
 
 
Huawei's EMUI 9.1 is set to head to a further 49 devices soon

HUAWEI'S EMUI 9.1 IS SET TO HEAD TO A FURTHER 49 DEVICES SOON

Huawei's EMUI might not be our favorite OEM Android skin out there, but it is much better than it once was with EMUI 9.1 on the P30...

Galaxy Note 8, S10, S10+ and S10e all receiving June 2019 patch

GALAXY NOTE 8, S10, S10+ AND S10E ALL RECEIVING JUNE 2019 PATCH

Samsung deserves some credit for upping their game in the update stakes, with the entire Galaxy S10 line - save the S10+ 5G - plus...

 
 
 
Google Duo now lets you message photos directly to contacts

GOOGLE DUO NOW LETS YOU MESSAGE PHOTOS DIRECTLY TO CONTACTS

For the past several releases, we've been tracking an expansion of Duo's video/voice messaging capability to include images. With Google...

Watch Maya Angelou narrate the latest Google Duo ad

WATCH MAYA ANGELOU NARRATE THE LATEST GOOGLE DUO AD

Duo is Google's most popular consumer-facing social app. Over the years it has seen a number of ads, with the latest debuting on Sunday...

 
 
 
Google app 10.12 preps Assistant shortcuts FAB, Driving Mode

GOOGLE APP 10.12 PREPS ASSISTANT SHORTCUTS FAB, DRIVING MODE

Over the past week, the most recent Google app beta introduced an easy way to share searches and a carousel to view previous ones....

FedEx refused to deliver a Huawei P30 Pro from the UK to the US

FEDEX REFUSED TO DELIVER A HUAWEI P30 PRO FROM THE UK TO THE US

If you've even casually been keeping up with the news over the past month or so, you've likely heard about the troubles Huawei has...

 
 
 
This week's top stories: Gmail for Android early dark theme, Pixel 3a is a Best Seller, more

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES: GMAIL FOR ANDROID EARLY DARK THEME, PIXEL 3A IS A BEST SELLER, MORE

In this week's top stories: early signs of Gmail's dark theme appear on Android, the Google Pixel 3a is an Amazon Best Seller, the...

Watch Google's entrancing design videos for Pixel 3, Nest Hub

WATCH GOOGLE'S ENTRANCING DESIGN VIDEOS FOR PIXEL 3, NEST HUB

Over the past several days, Made by Google on Twitter and Instagram has released a series of design videos that focus on the materials...

 
 
 



Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 5

Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 5

As well as the new iOS 13 public beta we got another beta from Apple, iOS 12.4 beta 5, this means that we are not far off from the release of iOS 12.4. We should expect the... Read more ...

How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone

How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 13 for compatible iPhone and iPod touch models, enabling users who aren't signed up for the Apple Developer Program to test the... Read more ...

Fateforge 5th Edition RPG hits Kickstarter from $15

Fateforge 5th Edition RPG hits Kickstarter from $15

A new fifth edition role-playing game has been launched via Kickstarter this month in the form of Fateforge created by Studio 2 Publishing, Jim Searcy together with other... Read more ...

Amazon Prime Day is July 15th and 16th

Amazon Prime Day is July 15th and 16th

Amazon has announced that this years Amazon Prime Day will take place on the 15th and 16th of July, the company will be offering a wide range of deals over those two days... Read more ...

Showpad raises $70 million for cloud-based sales tools

Showpad raises $70 million for cloud-based sales tools

Belgium-based sales enablement startup Showpad has raised $70 million in fresh venture capital, bringing its total raised to $180 million. Read more ...

Google is testing full offline storage for Google Drive

Google is testing full offline storage for Google Drive

Ever needed a files from Google Drive, but been unable to grab it because you're stuck without internet access? Such worries could soon be a distant memory, because Google is... Read more ...

IOS 13 Likely to Include Support for Hong Kong's Octopus Transit Card

IOS 13 Likely to Include Support for Hong Kong's Octopus Transit Card

IOS 13 may come with built-in support for Hong Kong's Octopus contactless payment system, if a few lines of code discovered on Apple's servers are any indication. Tech blog Ata... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will almost certainly land in August

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will almost certainly land in August

It was always likely that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 would be announced in August, given that all recent models in the range have been, but it now looks to be almost confirmed... Read more ...

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 software update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new software ahead of... Read more ...

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe gets M Performance options

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe gets M Performance options

BMW has announced the launch of some new M Performance kit for their new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe, they also announced that the new BMW X1 and the new 3 Series touring are also... Read more ...