Tag: Google

Nov 18 2018

Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $199 Xbox, PS4 available now, $59 Instant Pot, $99 Google Home Hub coming soon

Walmart Technically, Walmart’s Black Friday sale prices are supposed to start online at at 10 p.m. Eastern Time (7 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, Nov. 21, while physical stores don’t open until 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving. But here’s the deal: Some Walmart Black Friday prices are available now, as of Sunday, Nov. 18. In fact, […]

Nov 18 2018

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod, Alexa gadgets and more

November is a time of tradition: Colder weather, football, turkey feasts with friends and family — and, of course, scouring the web for the best Black Friday deals.  Sure enough, here you are! And, if it’s deals on smart home gadgets that you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. They’ve been some of the […]

Nov 18 2018

This week's top stories: Dark mode apps, Pixel 3 Lite, Google Black Friday, switching from Inbox to Gmail, more

In this week’s top stories: We check out Google’s ever-growing selection of apps with a dark mode, Black Friday deals off killer values on the Google Store, Night Sight hits Pixel devices, Inbox users are reminded to switch to Gmail, and much more. The best gifts for Android users Google’s Black Friday deals topped our […]

Nov 18 2018

Google Pixel phones can now take amazing pictures in the dark — here's a look

Taking pictures on your smartphone in the dark is usually a lousy experience. The photos often come out dull, discolored, or blurry, unless you use a flash, in which case you’re stuck with an artificial shininess and red eyes. Without a tripod and the know-how to manually adjust your phone’s camera settings, capturing a dark […]

Nov 17 2018

Facebook-linked PR firm Definers pushed criticism of Apple, Google, and Bird

As Facebook reels from a bombshell New York Times report published this week, much of the focus has been on a controversial public relations firm hired by the company. Definers Public Affairs, a DC organization, pressed reporters with information favorable to Facebook, including by linking liberal billionaire George Soros to the funding of anti-Facebook activities. […]

Nov 16 2018

Wi-Charge harnesses light to free Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini smart speakers from power cords

There’s nothing new about battery docks for smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini. A battery dock allows you to place the speaker anywhere in a room, not just in the proximity of an AC outlet. But those batteries will need recharging eventually, so most people who use them—myself included—end […]

Nov 15 2018

Google Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook are all getting discounts on Black Friday

The Pixel 3 was just released last month, but if you waited until November to buy one, you’ll be rewarded with up to a $200 price cut. Additionally, for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, Google’s sales will also center on accessories for the home, including the new Google Home Hub, Nest devices, and […]

Nov 15 2018

Google Maps data may help you avoid Thanksgiving crowds

Edward C. Baig USA TODAY Published 6:04 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 When’s the best time to leave on your Thanksgiving road trip? When are movie theaters, grocery stores, liquor stores, shopping malls, and bakeries most crowded during the week? What can you do to avoid getting stuck in holiday traffic? Google analyzed 2017 data […]

Nov 15 2018

Google Camera App Update Adds Night Sight Magic To ALL Pixel Phones

Night Sight is now in the process of rolling out to all Google Pixel phones by way of an update to the Google Camera app which is due to arrive on all devices over the next few days. Google confirmed the availability of the new feature during a blog posting while also taking the opportunity […]

Nov 15 2018

Google says a fix is coming for disappearing text messages on Pixel 3

Are disappearing texts worse than disappearing photos? I don’t know, but both are things that consumers shouldn’t have to worry about when using a smartphone. Unfortunately, both are also things that some Google Pixel 3 owners have encountered. After Google acknowledged and said it would fix a bug that can lead to lost photos, there […]