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Nest Audio unboxing reveals where the touch controls are located [Gallery]

After a day of Chromecast with Google TV leaks, the Nest Audio is getting its own unboxing. This is a more straightforward hands-on, but did reveal the presence of touch controls. more… The post Nest Audio unboxing reveals where the touch controls are located [Gallery] appeared first on 9to5Google.

[Update: Video of UI] Chromecast with Google TV gets full unboxing and hands-on

After the retail packaging was revealed last night, the Chromecast with Google TV has been unboxed. We get a very good and up-close look at the device just under a week before the September 30 announcement. more… The post [Update: Video of UI] Chromecast with Google TV gets full unboxing and hands-on appeared first on 9to5Google.

Wide-ranging Google and YouTube outage was due to routing server crash

At 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, several Google and YouTube services were impacted by an approximately 20-minute outage. After the issue was resolved, Google shared a brief technical explanation of what happened. more… The post Wide-ranging Google and YouTube outage was due to routing server crash appeared first on 9to5Google.

Comment: Google’s Nest lineup is overdue for new hardware as the competition advances

Home security is an increasingly embraced technology in today’s world, and there are tons of options out there. Perhaps the most widely used, however, are Google’s Nest and Amazon-owned Ring. As Amazon unveils more new hardware today, I’m reminded yet again — Google’s Nest lineup isn’t keeping up with the competition anymore. more… The post Comment:...

Google Fiber letting subscribers use their own Wi-Fi router

Google Fiber customers today can get up to two Google Wifi routers for free as part of their subscription. The Alphabet ISP is now letting customers bring their own router as part of the set-up process. more… The post Google Fiber letting subscribers use their own Wi-Fi router appeared first on 9to5Google.

Google Assistant Snapshot feed gets homescreen shortcut

Over the past several months, Google has introduced more and more functionality for the Snapshot feed. You can now open Assistant Snapshot directly from the Android homescreen, thanks to a new shortcut that is rolling out. more… The post Google Assistant Snapshot feed gets homescreen shortcut appeared first on 9to5Google.

Today’s Android app deals + freebies: Prune, Levelhead, Crashlands, more

We are now ready to gather all of Thursday’s best Android app deals. While much of yesterday’s best freebies are still live, including Screenshot Pro 2 and Todo Task Reminder Pro, there are even more price drops to take a look at today. We have a great price on the relaxing and unique Prune puzzler-like experience, as well as notable price drops on...

Amazon Luna brings Stadia-style cloud gaming, learns from Google’s launch mistakes

Nearly a year after Google Stadia’s debut, the rumors of Amazon’s competitor have come true. Amazon “Luna” is the company’s new cloud-gaming service, coming soon. more… The post Amazon Luna brings Stadia-style cloud gaming, learns from Google’s launch mistakes appeared first on 9to5Google.

Risk of Rain 2 coming Sept. 29 to Stadia w/ timed exclusive level [Updated]

Today, during the Gearbox Digital Showcase at PAX Online, it was announced that Risk of Rain 2 is coming to Google Stadia with an exclusive new stage. Update: Hopoo Games has shared the official release date for Risk of Rain 2 on Google Stadia. more… The post Risk of Rain 2 coming Sept. 29 to Stadia w/ timed exclusive level [Updated] appeared first...

Google is shutting down Area 120’s popular ‘Rivet’ kids reading app

Google’s Area 120 incubator launched an app called Rivet in beta in 2018 as a “fun and supportive reading app for kids.” It finally exited beta on Android and iOS in May of 2019, and in its time has grown to be one of the most beloved teach-your-kids-to-read apps on the Play Store. Now Google says that it’s shutting the app down. more… The post Google...

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