Anyone remember Google Contributor? If not, I’ll try to catch you up because a new version is incoming.
Contributor was a service that allowed you to pay a flat monthly fee (up to $15) to Google to get rid of some ads on some (or all) of the sites you visited across the web. The thought was that internet ads are terrible and spammy and everywhere these days as websites (like this one) try to continue to provide free content and still make a living. Contributor would take the fee you paid and then distribute it around to websites you visit, while also showing friendly placeholders in ad spots. (more…)
Google I/O dates and location seem to have been set. Thanks to a “save the date” page and the work of a bunch of nerds on a cryptic Tweet from Google, we are expecting Google to announce that I/O 2017 will be held May 17-19 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. (more…)
Google Home gained new product support today by adding in Belkin Wemo and Honeywell to its list of partners. These new additions mean you can control Honeywell thermostats with your voice and the “OK, Google” command, plus you can check on the status of electronics plugged into Belkin Wemo outlets. (more…)
Earlier this month, info spread across the web, detailing a supposed partnership between LG and Google to create two flagship Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches. Known as the Watch Sport and Watch Style, we apparently have an actual rendered picture of the watches now, still rumored to be unveiled at an event on February 9 alongside the official release of Android Wear 2.0. (more…)
Big time updates (first big ones in five years) for Google Voice are arriving as early as today on all platforms, Google just announced. We first learned of incoming updates a couple of weeks back, thanks to a teaser notification in the Google Voice web portal, but Google wasn’t ready to reveal anything at the time. Well, now they are, so here we go! (more…)
Google understands that not everyone has a data connection at all times, and when those times come, it can be pretty hard to get the answers you need from the search giant. However, with the company’s latest announcement of device caching for search results, your queries will become available as soon as connection is reestablished. (more…)
According to a report out of Venturebeat, Google and LG have teamed up to launch two new Android Wear watches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style. The timing of the release of these watches is centered around the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which we now expect to arrive on February 9.
As you may have guessed, that’s only a few weeks away, yet we know almost nothing about either device, outside of the fact that we’re pretty sure at least one of them passed through the FCC last week with LTE on board. Thankfully, today’s report gives us further details on specs and availability. (more…)
Following news that Android Wear 2.0 was pushed to 2017, early February to be exact, Evan Blass sent out a tweet last night that claims we can all mark February 9 on our calendars as the date that the big wearable update officially launches. This is definitely the first date we have seen that isn’t a vague timeframe, so it’s certainly something to pencil in if you keep up with Android Wear news. (more…)