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 →

No Comments
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 →

No Comments
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 →

No Comments
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 →

No Comments
Opinions
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 →

No Comments
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.

More →

No Comments
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 →

No Comments
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.

More →

No Comments
Nexus 5 2015 Specs Release Date

Major new Nexus 5 leak claims specs are at ‘sub-flagship’ level

By on August 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Major new Nexus 5 leak claims specs are at ‘sub-flagship’ level

The 2015 Nexus 5 is likely going to be an exciting device for Android fans looking to run Marshmallow as soon as possible after release and without any kind of OEM and/or carrier customization. After a variety of leaks pretty much revealed everything there is to know about the new Google handset, a new report seems to reinforce them, but it suggests that the new Nexus handset will be a “sub-flagship” device. More →

No Comments
Google OnHub Features

The 9 coolest features of Google’s OnHub router

By on August 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

The 9 coolest features of Google’s OnHub router

With its new $200 OnHub router, Google is trying to make a previously ignored and boring corner of tech gadgetry interesting for the first time. Not only does Google’s OnHub router look stylish, it looks stylish in a category ordinarily filled with clunky hardware that not surprisingly winds up on the floor, tucked away from view.

Aesthetics aside, the OnHub router delivers an unparalleled selection of router-oriented services that most consumers have never enjoyed previously. While that may admittedly sound boring at first glance, the real world implications of the OnHub router are impressive and compelling.

More →

No Comments
Google Self Driving Car

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

By on August 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.

More →

No Comments
Google Highest Paying Jobs

The highest paying jobs at Google

By on August 29, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

The highest paying jobs at Google

Harnessing salary data from Glassdoor, BusinessInsider recently put together a fascinating list detailing which positions at Google pay the most money. While Google, at its core, is an engineering company, they’re still a large corporation teeming with lawyers and marketing executives. Which is to say, some of the highest paying jobs at the search giant might surprise you a little bit.

More →

No Comments