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Google Pixel C 64GB Model Gets $100 Off On Google Store Till January 7

Here’s another ‘don’t say we didn’t tell you’ post and this time, it is the well-received, but pricey Google Pixel C tablet that’s getting a significant* discount. Google has taken $100 off the 64GB model’s original price on Google Store (online, obviously). As mentioned, the discount only applies to the 64GB model and after lopping off 100 bucks, the 64GB model is the same price as the 32GB (32GB is out-of-stock anyways), which kind of makes it a good deal. However, it is by no means cheap in Android tablet standards. Pixel C is premium device and it was never cheap with or without discount. It is just ’good deal’ with respect its original price. Continue reading Google Pixel C 64GB Model Gets $100 Off On Google Store Till January 7

Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

Today is officially the Made by Google day. Along with the unveiling of the company’s very first smartphone, Pixel, the search giant also announced a bunch of drool worthy gadgets aim to make your life a little more, well, high-tech. The slew of Made by Google gadgets include Google’s official foray in to the world of virtual reality, Daydream and Daydream VR, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, Google’s solution to simplifying Wi-Fi, and an updated Chromecast that faster and supports 4K, HDR as well as Dolby Vision. Continue reading Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

Finally, Google Has Its Very Own Smartphone And It Is Called Pixel

It shouldn’t surprise us. After all, Google already has its own laptop and it is a matter of time that it has its very own smartphone. Also, not surprisingly, it is called Pixel. Pixel, Phone by Google, is the first phone made by Google, inside and out. Like its laptop counterpart, you can expect a premium experience, along with a rather premium sticker of $649 and up. For the uninitiated, do not confused this with Google’s Nexus lineup. This ain’t no partnership with any hardware maker. It is Google and Google alone. Think Pixel Phone as Apple’s iPhone. Everything from the hardware to software is conceived under the giant roof of Google. So, I’d say you can expect harmonious relationship between the hard and software with this device. Continue reading Finally, Google Has Its Very Own Smartphone And It Is Called Pixel

Faroe Islands Got Google’s Attention, Gets Into Street View Loan Program

Remember the beautiful and tranquil islands where apparently there are more sheep than people? Also, remember how one fine young lass who created SheepView 360 in a bid to beckon Google Maps to do a Street View of the islands? Well, it looks like Durita Andreassen’s efforts to grab Google’s attention have paid off. The largely unknown archipelago found right smack in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean has finally gotten her due attention from Google Maps. Google was impressed by what Andreassen and her team did and decided to lend a helping hand to the islanders by inducting the Faroe Islands into Google’s Street View camera loan program. Continue reading Faroe Islands Got Google’s Attention, Gets Into Street View Loan Program

Google Project Ara: Its Modular Phone No More, At Least Not For Now

If you believe Google ambitious modular phone, Project Ara, is the future of smartphone, then we have not-so-good news for you: the future is not going to happen. According to a report, Google has pull the plug on Project Ara. It is a strange turn of event. Stranger still since this would-be revolutionary phone was reportedly making headway just last year (though, that halted too) and just not too long ago in May this year, Alphabet’s Google revealed a bunch of developers and even said that the company would be shipping the developer edition of the product this autumn. With those news, one may have the impression that the future of this Continue reading Google Project Ara: Its Modular Phone No More, At Least Not For Now

Mattel’s New View-Master VR Headset Is Sleek, But Very Un-View-Master

It’s barely six months after the VR generation-centric View-Master hits the stores and Mattel is already all set to show off an upgraded version of the first at this year’s Toy Fair. The View-Master DLX, as it is called, will sport better optics, focal adjustment and enhanced audio via, presumably, the integrated headphone connector. As you can see from the image above, the device looks radically differently from first VR View-Master. Clearly, it is a whole lot less kiddish and also noticeably larger. The phone mount also gets a redesign to accommodate more variety of phone sizes including the smaller iPhone 5. It also boasts a redesigned latch for more secure hold. Continue reading Mattel’s New View-Master VR Headset Is Sleek, But Very Un-View-Master

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Lightsaber With This Google Desktop Web Browser-based Game

The Star Wars fever is running all-time high and Google and the studios behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here to make sure it keeps it that way until the movie hits the big screen in a day or two, depending on where you are. How so? By letting you in on a free web browser-based game that turns your smartphone into a lightsaber, which you will use to take out the baddies on your desktop. Entitled Lightsaber Escape, this fantastically awesome game is live as we speaks and to play, all you have to do is to key in the unique URL provided on your desktop browser, or vice versa, and let the two platform syncs. Continue reading Turn Your Smartphone Into A Lightsaber With This Google Desktop Web Browser-based Game

Mattel x Google View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack Hits The Shelves

Remember the View-Master toy as reimagined by Mattel and Google announced earlier this year? Well, here’s the good news: it is now available, just in time for this gifting season. Priced at just $25, this kid-friendly high-tech toy is actually based on Google’s virtual reality platform, Cardboard, which kind of makes it a Virtual Reality headset. Ok. It is a VR headset, which also got us thinking: aren’t today’s VR headsets are kind of the View-Master of the 21st century? Just saying… Anywho, instead of a slot for reels, Mattel x Google View-Master Toy has a slot to accommodate a smartphone, which will be responsible for producing the images. Continue reading Mattel x Google View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack Hits The Shelves

Pixel C is the First Android Tablet Built End-to-End by Google, Coming Your Way This Holiday Season

If you embrace the idea of working off your tablet, then we think you are going to love Google’s upcoming Pixel C tablet. Billed as the first Android slate built end-to-end by Google, the Pixel C is, as hinted by its product name, a new addition to Google’s Pixel family. Pixel, if you recall, is Google’s flagship Chromebook that sports a beautiful aluminum design and impressive display. That said, it shares the same clean, minimalistic design in anodized aluminum construction, along with a no visible screw policy as the laptop counterpart. Continue reading Pixel C is the First Android Tablet Built End-to-End by Google, Coming Your Way This Holiday Season

Surprised. Google This Year Has Not One, But Two Nexus Phones

Good news, Android purists. This year, Google has not one but two Nexus phones to entice you. Yup. You heard that right, two handsets under the Nexus namesake – a first for Google. If you are like me who were turned off by the gigantic Motorola iteration introduced last year, Google has a smaller alternative for you, in addition to a slightly smaller-than-the-Nexus-6 version. Two makers were roped in for this year’s handsets. The larger Nexus 6P is by Chinese communication equipment maker, Huawei, while the smaller Nexus, known as Nexus 5X, is by LG. Expect to find the reversible Type-C port on both handsets, along with premium features like fingerprint sensor, 4K capable 12.3MP imaging sensor boasting 1.55µm pixels and of course, the latest Android OS, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Sounds like yummy, doesn’t it? Continue reading Surprised. Google This Year Has Not One, But Two Nexus Phones