The Next Time You Search for Symptoms on Google, You Won’t Leave Thinking You Have Cancer

If you have ever tried using Google to determine if you are really sick by looking through symptoms, it’s entirely possible that you ended your search thinking something could be seriously wrong with you. How could my minor headache and cough possibly be linked to pseudohypoparathyroidism or hypoparathyroidism? Don’t worry, you are not the only one who uses Google to check their health. According to Google, millions of searches are performed to check symptoms, and because of this, the company is revamping the symptom search experience.  (more…)

DEAL: Nexus 5X is Just $229 Today at B&H Photo ($120 Off)

At $229 ($120 off!), the Nexus 5X is without a doubt today’s deal of the day. As far as I can tell, this is the lowest price we have seen to date on Google’s affordable 2015 phone.

The deal is currently running through B&H Photo’s DealZone, but keep in mind that this is a 1-day-only event. In fact, as of the time of this post, there are only 13 hours left to secure your Nexus 5X before the price drop disappears.

This Nexus 5X comes in either mint (a really light green) or white and with 16GB of storage.  (more…)

Album Slideshows Come to Google Photos

Slideshows are now available through Google Photos within individual albums. To get started, open up the Google Photos app, go inside of an album then select a photo you want to start the slideshow with. Once you hit the three-dot settings button, the top option will be Slideshow. Once tapped, a slideshow of the photos will begin.

If you wish to project your slideshow to your HDTV, you can simply cast the show via Chromecast or Android TV. And yes, the Slideshow feature is available on your desktop computer, too.  (more…)

DEAL: Grab a Nexus 6 for Just $180 at eBay

A current deal running over at eBay can land you a manufacturer refurbished Nexus 6 for a ridiculously low price of $180. Sure, this is the 2014 Nexus, which is a figurative whale, but it’s still one of the best performing devices you will ever use. And, it’s getting all the Android N love at the moment.

Whether you need a device to pass the time because you lost or broke your other, or you just love the Nexus 6 and all of its size, jump on this. The deal currently includes the blue version, as the white is sold out. Free shipping is available as well.

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Did Google Just Reveal the Name of Android N?!

After the whirlwind of popularity Boaty McBoatface received on the internet, Google looks to be following suit. Inside of the Easter Egg used on Developer Preview 4 of Android N, Google may be hinting at what Android N’s official name will be.

As you can view in the header image above, which is a shot of the Easter Egg, it is now an ultra safe bet we can confirm that the name for Android N will be… Namey McNameface(more…)

Android N Developer Preview 4 Now Available!

Android N Developer Preview 4 just got posted and is available for the flashing! As of right now, it looks like all supported devices are getting Android build NPD56N.

Again, the supported devices include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile 4G (Android One) device.

We’re still looking through the changes and will update this post. (Updated below) (more…)

Google Shows Off the Power of Tango in Three New Videos

During yesterday morning’s Lenovo Tech World keynote, Google announced that Project Tango would be blossoming into just Tango, the consumer-facing end to the company’s AR (augmented reality) technology. With the launch of Lenovo’s PHAB2 smartphone, which so happens to be the world’s first consumer device to launch with Tango technology built-in, consumers will finally be able to get their hands on the project that Google has been working on for over three years.

In a series of short videos, two of them being under 30 seconds long, Google details just a small fraction of things you can do with a Tango-ready smartphone. For example, if you are looking to buy a piece of furniture, but aren’t quite sure if it will fit, Tango — using its multi rear-facing cameras — can measure out the space exactly, taking all guess work and self measuring out of the equation. That’s a time saver.  (more…)

Nest’s Rumored Product Roadmap Consists of Tastefully Colored Thermostats, Outdoor Nest Cam

In Tony Fadell’s letter to employees declaring his departure from Nest, he briefly mentioned a product roadmap that was set in place for the company. This week, additional details regarding that roadmap have been made public, although, they are not yet confirmed by Nest or Google. According to a source of Tech Insider, Nest will have at least one “new” product, with an existing product getting a bit of a facelift.  (more…)