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Google Stadia is being shut down today

Today is the day Google is shutting down its game streaming service, Stadia. The service was launched back at the end of 2019 and the main reason for killing it off, was it failed to catch on with customers like the comply was expecting. The servers will be shut down at 11:59pm PT later today. Google intended to have the platform run in a variety of places, including PCs, Chromebooks, […]

Google is set to end Chrome support for Windows 7 and 8.1 next year

Google is going to be ending support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 next year, with a final last update for the popular browser. The last update will be available on 7th February 2023, but this date is tentative a the moment. Running an unsupported browse can cause many issues, as any security issues or bugs found after the fact won’t be addressed and could leave users at risk. After […]

Google to start offering 5Gbps and 8Gbps speeds with Google Fiber in 2023

Google is planning on rolling out much faster internet speeds in the US, via its Google Fiber offering. After years of inactivity, Google is taking an interest in improving broadband in areas that need it and part of that rapid rollout is a major increase in speeds. For a while, the best speeds on offer from Google Fiber was 1Gbps, then it was increased to 2Gbps in 2020. However, going […]

Google announces new Nest WiFi Pro router, now with WiFi 6E

Google has today announced an all new Nest WiFi Pro router, now with support for WiFi 6E. The new units have a fresh design, opting instead for a glossy exterior. While the new Nest WiFi Pro supports 6GHz and Matter, it is more expensive than the standard Nest WiFi router. The Nest WiFi Pro is a similar shape to the outgoing model, with a rounded sphere, which Google has says […]

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 […]

YouTube Shorts creators will soon be able to join the Partner Program to earn revenue

YouTube has recently announced that it will offering monetisation for creators who publish Shorts. YouTube will be giving 45% of the revenue generated. Up until now, YouTube has only offered monetisation on longer form videos. YouTube will be splitting the revenue with creators, regardless if they use music or not. YouTube has said the changes will come into effect starting “early next year” and YouTube is likely hoping that the revenue […]

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 […]