Tag: Google

Google is shutting down Stadia next year

Google has announced that in early 2023, it will be shutting down Stadia – its cloud gaming service which was launched back in 2019. Google will be issuing refunds to all customers for any hardware purchases, all game purchases, and all the purchases of in game content purchased too. Google explained that the reasoning for shutting down the service was due to issues surrounding getting new users on board. “For […]

Nest cameras can now be live-streamed to Chromecast with Google TV

Nest security cameras can now be live-streamed to local Chromecast with Google TV devices. This will allow users to watch their live security footage directory on a TV or monitor, without the need to grab a smartphone. The update started rolling out earlier in July and all models of Nest cameras are supported, from outdoor models to doorbells. To make access a little quicker than fumbling around for an app, […]

Google is replacing Hangouts with Chat

Google has announced that Hangouts is being replaced by Chat, in yet another restructuring of the company’s chat products. Earlier this year in February, Google killed of Hangouts for Workspace users and replaced it with Chat and now it is doing the same for free, personal Hangouts users. Google has said that users who currently have the Hangouts app on iOS and Android will notice the app prompting them to […]

Google launches new app for iOS to control Android TVs

Earlier this month, Google launched a new app for iOS devices which allows them to control a Google TV or Android TV device with an iPhone or iPad. With the new Google TV app, it’ll now be possible to create watchlists, get content recommendations and more. This new app replaces the existing Play Movies and TV app on iOS. The Google TV app will function as a remote control for […]

Google announces the Pixel Watch, coming later this year

Google this week at its annual I/O 2022 developer conference has announced the all new Pixel Watch. At this stage, everyone has pretty much seen what the watch looks like as it has been leaked quite a bit. Google has revealed the official pictures of the watch and it’ll be available later this year. We don’t know a whole lot about the specifications, but it has a domed, round face […]

Google Nest cameras now work with Amazon Alexa

This week Google has announced that its line of Nest smart cameras will now be compatible with Amazon Alexa devices, such as the Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show. Google has updated Amazon Alexa Skills few days ago and users will now be able to pull up the camera feed on the screen. Amazon also started to open up its Alexa eco system to be able to support security cameras […]

Google says that enabling 2FA by default has helped to cut account breaches

Back in May last year, Google made the the decision to start enabling two factor authentication by default for users and thankfully, this has resulted in a dramatic reduction of account breaches. Google says that such breaches have dropped by up to 50% for those users where 2FA has been enabled by default. This news is pretty obvious, there is another wall up between someone getting into an account or […]

The Google Nest Doorbell is struggling in the cold

Google has confirmed that the battery powered Nest Doorbell is having issues in some colder climates, after some users have been reporting problems on the Google Nest Support forums as well as Reddit. Google says that the Nest Doorbell should be able to operate at temperatures as low as 20°C, but it will only charge at temperatures above 0°C. This is where she users are seeing the problem, as it is […]

Google could be working on a new Chromecast with Google TV

Google could be working on a new Chromecast with Google TV device soon, with a new product with a code name of “Boreal” in the works. 9to5Google have reported that the new device which will be released later this year. This leak doesn’t touch on any specs, but it could be more powerful to handle various video formats such as AVI, which will be a requirement on Android TV come 31st March. […]

Google could announce its first smartwatch this May

Google has been long rumoured to launch its own smartwatch for many years now, with some reports suggesting that the company could launch it later this year on 26th May. Renowned leaker, Jon Prosser has heard that this is the first date that has been seen, but Google is known for changing their mind. Pixel Watch 👇 I’m hearing that Google is planning on launching it on Thursday, May 26th […]