Google Chrome 45 Update Features

Google finally starts fixing Chrome’s memory-hogging, battery-killing features

By on September 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Google finally starts fixing Chrome’s memory-hogging, battery-killing features

It may be one of the best Internet browsers you can get your hands on, but it can also be pretty annoying, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. Google, however, got the message, and it started fixing the Chrome browser, releasing a version that’s supposed to offer you a “faster and more efficient web.” More →

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Google Maps Street View Standalone App

One of Google Maps’ most beloved features gets an entirely separate app of its own

By on September 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

One of Google Maps’ most beloved features gets an entirely separate app of its own

Google just released a brand “new” app for Android devices that should further improve your navigation and directions Google Maps experience. The feature is hardly new, though, and you’ve been using it all this time on both mobile and desktop — the difference is that Google has now turned it into a standalone application that’s already available for download from the Play Store. More →

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Google Search Tricks

Google just added a fun new feature to Search… but we’re not sure why

By on September 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Google just added a fun new feature to Search… but we’re not sure why

Google unveiled its brand new logo earlier this week, and it hasn’t stopped rolling out new features ever since. We’ve seen new additions come to Google Now and Google’s Android search app, and Google Maps for iOS was updated with five nifty new features. Now, the fresh-faced Internet giant has rolled out yet another fun new feature to its flagship desktop search product… but we’re really not sure why. More →

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Google OnHub Router Reviews

The biggest early complaints about Google’s new OnHub W-Fi router

By on September 2, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

The biggest early complaints about Google’s new OnHub W-Fi router

Last week, Google quietly unveiled a brand new $200 Wi-Fi router it calls OnHub. As we detailed recently, the OnHub router brings with it a number of compelling new features that promise to make managing your Wi-Fi connection significantly easier and, dare we say, more enjoyable. On top of that, Google’s new router promises to deliver more robust Wi-Fi connectivity through proprietary software coupled with Google’s own unique antenna design.

It all sounds great, but early reviews of Google’s OnHub router have yielded some mixed results. While some complaints might simply be some software kinks Google needs to iron out, you might want to be aware of them before jumping on board and picking one of these bad boys up.

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Nexus 5 2015 Release September 29 Launch

Android fans rejoice: New Nexus phones reportedly being unveiled this month

By on September 2, 2015 at 2:36 PM.

Android fans rejoice: New Nexus phones reportedly being unveiled this month

Android fans have a feast of riches when it comes to new smartphones this fall, including the Galaxy Note 5 and the Moto X Pure Edition. However, nothing gets Android fans quite as excited as the prospect of a proper sequel to the Nexus 5, the LG-manufactured device that is one of the most beloved Android phones ever made. After two years of waiting, it looks like Android fans will finally get their first look at Google’s Nexus 5 successor later this month. More →

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Google Maps App

Google Maps for iPhone was just updated – here are 5 big changes

By on September 2, 2015 at 12:04 PM.

Google Maps for iPhone was just updated – here are 5 big changes

Google certainly had a big day on Tuesday, having unveiled a new logo along with some other updates. Beyond its new logo though, the company also updated a few of its most popular apps, including Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad.

Hundreds of millions of iOS users enjoy Google Maps on their iOS devices despite the availability of Apple’s own mapping solution, so updates to the Google Maps app are generally a pretty big deal. Let’s take a look at everything Google added in this most recent update. More →

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Google New Logo

Google’s new logo: More than a dozen Google designs that didn’t make the cut

Google’s new logo: More than a dozen Google designs that didn’t make the cut

By on September 2, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

In the late morning on September 1st, Google unveiled a brand new logo that replaces the company’s iconic multicolored typeface with… a new iconic multicolored typeface. This marks the fifth major redesign of Google’s logo since the company first launched its game-changing search engine in the late 1990s. The new logo has an updated look with a font that is much harder and more modern than the previous font, but it’s softened by the customary tilted “e” at the end.

Here’s what it looks like compared to the previous logo: More →

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Google Nest Thermostat Price Features

Google’s third-gen Nest thermostat is here: Same price, smarter software

By on September 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Google’s third-gen Nest thermostat is here: Same price, smarter software

Google quietly released its third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat on Tuesday. The device is smart enough to learn what you like, and should pay for itself during its lifetime while helping you cut down on your energy bill. More →

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Nexus 5 2015 Pricing Structure

I think I’ve figured out how much the new Nexus 5 will cost

By on September 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

I think I’ve figured out how much the new Nexus 5 will cost

Recent leaks have suggested that Google’s 2015 Nexus 5 handset will be a lot more affordable than last year’s pricey Nexus 6. While actual pricing details have not been offered by sources familiar with Google’s plans, there have been indications the phone will have sub-flagship specs, which generally means it’ll be friendlier to your wallet just as the original Nexus 5 was back in 2013.

However, a brand-new smartphone announcement made earlier today has given me a pretty good idea of what the new Nexus 5’s pricing structure will be. Why, you ask? Because this new phone has the exact same specs that are rumored for the next Nexus 5. More →

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Google New Logo

Here’s a look at Google’s new logo

By on September 1, 2015 at 12:02 PM.

Here’s a look at Google’s new logo

Say what you will about Google, but the company is most definitely not afraid of change. Last month, the company up and surprised everybody when it announced that it was renaming itself “Alphabet” with a host of varying subsidiaries, of which Google would be the largest.

Earlier today, the company rolled out another interesting change: a new logo. That’s right, folks, Google has a brand new logo and there’s even a nice video the company put out to highlight the company’s commitment towards constant evolution.

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2015 Nexus 5 6 Leaked Photos Cases

New Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 cases leak, seem to confirm one major new feature

By on September 1, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

New Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 cases leak, seem to confirm one major new feature

Thanks to numerous leaks we already know a lot about Google’s upcoming new Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 devices. They’re made by LG and Huawei, and they should be launched this fall as soon as Android 6.0 Marshmallow is ready for mass consumption.

Considering that Google’s new mobile operating system brings support for some major new features, it seemed obvious long before leaks actually started coming in that the new Nexus handsets would pack specific hardware to take advantage of the new Marshmallow features, and a pair of new leaks have confirmed the presence of a fingerprint scanner on both devices. More →

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Google Chrome Autoplay Videos

Google Chrome is finally fixing the most annoying thing about browsing the web

By on August 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Google Chrome is finally fixing the most annoying thing about browsing the web

When Google Chrome finally added a speaker symbol to open tabs that were playing music or other types of audio, the Internet rejoiced. But as great as this feature was, it didn’t solve all of our Chrome frustrations.

If you happen to be one of those people who have multiple tabs and windows open when browsing the web, sometimes searching for that lone and mysterious tab with the speaker icon can itself be frustrating. Thankfully, Google has now come up with a way to solve this nuisance once and for all.

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