After seven years on the market, Google is finally giving the Chromecast its most-requested feature: a remote control. Today, the company is announcing the launch of a new Chromecast that also runs new software. And its official name is the somewhat awkward Chromecast with Google TV. The company is resurrecting the Google TV as an interface layer that runs on top of the actual OS powering the new Chromecast, Android TV.
Google just wrapped up its fall hardware event where it debuted the Pixel 5, the less expensive Pixel 4A 5G, the oft-rumored Chromecast with Google TV software built in, as well as the Nest Audio smart speaker. Its a lot of good news for people who like new hardware. All said, the quick half-hour event contained mostly announcements we expected, but there were a few unexpected surprises. Heres everything you might have missed at Googles event.
In the case of specs, the Pixel 5 isnt trying to go up against the most powerful phones in the world. Instead of beating them when it comes to raw speed (it has a midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, but the 8GB of RAM should deliver some…
Google is starting to roll out a new editing mode for Google Photos on Android, which adds machine learning-powered automatic suggestions, and improved tools for more granular manual controls to help make your photos look even better.
The biggest change is a new Suggestions tab in the photo editing menu, which will offer recommendations for edits for the specific photo youre currently looking at, automatically adjusting things like brightness, contrast, and portrait effects. The broad edits are also just a starting point Google will also show you what edits it made, and let you tweak them further.
To start, Google is offering some basic options for suggestions, like Enhance and Color Pop, but the company…
Not to be confused with the smart TV platform of the same name (2010-2014, RIP) or the Android TV platform it’s built on top of, Google has just taken the wraps off the new Google TV. The name refers to the interface for the new, aptly titled Chromecast with Google TV, combining streaming services, live […]
Here it is, the centerpiece of this mornings confusing-titled Launch Night In. The Pixel 5 is Googles latest mobile flagship. Launching months after the budget-minded Pixel 4a (and same day as the Pixel 4a 5G) , the new handset sports a a 100% recycled aluminum body to set the new phone apart from the rest […]
Four years after the introduction of the Google Home smart speaker, Google showcased its successor to the company’s mid-range smart speaker. In keeping with the broader rebranding of the company’s smart home products, the device is now called Nest Audio. The smart speaker will retail for $99 and come in a variety of colors including […]
Google made its newest smartphones official today, unveiling the much-leaked Pixel 4a 5g and Pixel 5. Both smartphones will get the same, improved cameras, despite a $200 price different between the models, which is great news for people who are specifically coming to Google for their excellent mobile camera tech. Here’s an overview of what […]
Love puppets? So does New York maker Adam Kreutinger. Adam will be showing off his skills and showing you how to make puppets at the upcoming Empire State Maker Faire a virtual event hosted by seven New York State Maker Faires on October 16th & 17th. Apply now to […]
The SanDisk Extreme and the Sandisk Extreme Pro are a pair of speedy external SSDs that also have the hardware to keep your data safe and secure. The more expensive SanDisk Extreme Pro claims speeds of up to 2000MB/s for both read and write, while the regular SanDisk Extreme offers transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write.
This puts the new SanDisk Extreme Pro among some of the fastest drives on the market, without having to put up with the more limited compatibility of a drive that connects over Thunderbolt 3. Toms Hardware has already put the 2TB version of the drive through its paces and notes that it delivers very strong sequential read and write performance over the latest 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 standard, and it…
Hypercultural Latinx consumers are different from their mostly white counterparts in the way they vigorously engage with technology, their obsession with being online at all times and their unique shopping habits.
Were in the final run up to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on October 6-7, and the great stuff just keeps on coming. Weve stacked the two-day agenda with plenty of programming to keep you engaged, informed and on track to build a stronger business. Youll always find amazing speakers some of the most innovative […]
Zound Industries has announced its latest pair of Marshall-branded headphones, the Major IV. Like previous Marshall headphones, the Major IVs have a formidable battery life, which extends up to 80 hours on a single charge this time around. When it comes time to recharge, you can either plug in a typical USB-C cable or charge them wirelessly using a Qi-compatible charger.
Weve seen numerous true wireless headphones embrace wireless charging over the last couple of years, but the feature is far less common with on-ear headphones like the Major IV. As well as wirelessly charging the headphones at home, the technology means youll also be able to charge them using any smartphones that support reverse wireless charging like the Samsung…
Xiaomi has announced the Mi 10T Pro, its latest flagship phone. The device follows the strategy seen last year, where the sleek Mi 9 was followed by a largely unrelated Mi 9T Pro with a heavier emphasis on specs. The Mi 9T Pro was one of the best phone bargains of 2019 in markets where it was available, so expectations should be high for the 10T Pro.
The two standout specs on the Mi 10T Pro are its screen and its battery. It uses a 6.67-inch 1080p 20:9 LCD with a refresh rate of 144Hz. That refresh rate is what youd expect from a high-end gaming monitor, and until now its mostly only been found on gaming-focused smartphones, making this the most mainstream phone yet to achieve it. Because the screen uses an LCD panel, though, the…
The core feature of the OB-4 is its manual rewind dial paired with an integrated motor, which the company says will let you rewind back to anything youve listened to in the past two hours on a rolling basis whether it was live radio, a Spotify playlist played via Bluetooth, or even an instrument plugged in, like one of Teenage Engineerings synths….
In an effort to get more Black men in the south to vote in November, a group of Atlanta strippers have created a risqué PSA that’s sure to get their attention. It’s called “Get Your Booty to the Poll” and it’s more fun and educational than you might expect! — Read the rest
Google isnt known for keeping secrets, especially about the phones they plan to introduce. In the case of Googles upcoming Launch Night In event, were looking forward to two new Pixel phones: the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4A 5G. But who knows? Its possible that Google may be keeping some surprises up its corporate sleeve.
There have, of course, been the usual leaks. For the 5.8-inch Pixel 4A 5G, the follow-up to Googles popular mid-priced Pixel 4A, there is talk about a Snapdragon 765G processor, a dual-camera system with a 12.2MP main lens and a 16MP ultrawide lens, and an 8MP front camera all similar to what is being said about the Pixel 5. The latter will (possibly) add wireless charging, more RAM, and a higher IP rating among…
The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special offers here.
“Behold the wondrous, whimsical, witty world that is Tom the Dancing Bug! — Read the rest