Google’s Pixel Buds 2 offers an enjoyable smart listening experience

Quite Mint model in wireless case

More and more people have already “cut the cord” when it comes to home entertainment, so why not make life more convenient and easier on your ears with your smartphones and tablets, as well? If you’re the active type or constantly on the go and happen to be a modern Android user, then Google may have the answer you’re looking for. No, not the search engine, but the rather the Google Pixel Buds 2.

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Watch Live: Google Pixel 2 coming October 4th?

Google - Oct 4, 2017

A suspicious email arrives in my inbox with the subject line, “Ok Google, how many days until Oct 4?” An animated GIF pops up on the screen with the showing the same question, then a reply, “20 days.” At first I thought it was suspicious especially since it was fairly non-descript email. It had short links and a PNG attachment and no signature line. After further investigation, I determined it was legit and realized it was a teaser for some new stuff coming from Google.

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Sub $200 HP Chromebook Android app friendly boasts 12.5 hr battery

Chromebook G5HP is rebooting its 11-inch Chromebook, announcing a newer sleeker stylish laptop that offers an optional touchscreen, all-day battery life and designed to be Android app friendly.

The new model the HP Chromebook 11 G5 will come with a totally redesigned chassis. It’s thinner, has narrower display bezels and at only 2.51lb. (non-touchscreen model), it’s over 10% lighter than its predecessor, making it ideal for an ultra-mobile road warrior.

It will have an 11.6″ (1366 x 768) display and will be available with or without a touchscreen. The standard screen will feature anti-glare and the touchscreen model is made with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Expect battery life will vary slightly with the different screens – 12.5 hours and 11 hours respectively. Read full post at CanoeTech Blog.

Canadians get new ‘Explore’ feature in Google Maps apps

Google Canada - ExploreGoogle Maps Android and iOS app users will be able to more than just search with Google’s new ‘Explore’ feature that will help Canadians uncover their surroundings with the tap of a button.

According to Google Canada, App users will be able to use Explore to see different places and activities that adapt to each area and moment throughout their day, whether they’re searching for a new lunch spot, travelling to a new country or wondering what time their train is scheduled to arrive.

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Turning 15 Google offers up new Doodle and algorithm

Google 15

It’s hard to believe, but Google which has become a common household word and the answer to things unknown is turning 15 this week and as they often do, they’re celebrating this milestone as with many others by creating a new Google Doodle.


Valentine’s Day Google doodle honours Ferris wheel creator


Valentine’s Day might be a day to celebrate love, but it also happens to be the birthday of the creator of the Ferris wheel, the towering amusement park ride that’s commonly associated with dating and couples in love.

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Nexus 7 shipping woes create Google service nightmare



Ryan Obrock from Ann Arbor, MI is mad at Google and wants them to do something about it. In a letter he wrote, he says that after pre-ordering and paying for his Nexus 7 at the Google Play store, which included a $14 shipping fee, he found out that others that pre-ordered via other outlets, like Gamestore did not have to pay a shipping charge and will supposedly get theirs a week before him.



Google has Nexus One second thoughts

In less than 5 months after the launch of Nexus One, Google has had second thoughts on the way they will make it available to consumers.

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