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Google Phone app testing Caller ID announcement and auto-deleting Call Screen transcripts

Google is testing new features in its Google Phone app, the default dialer app on Pixel phones which recently became available for everyone. The new features that are in development include Caller ID announcements and auto-deleting Call Screen transcripts. While the features sound pretty self-explanatory, they’re still worthy of discussion. If anything, it’s always nice...

[Update: Native Integration] Google releases new Chrome extension for linking directly to specific text on a page

It's not often that Google releases its own new Chrome extensions, but today it did just that (via The Verge). The company's latest extension is called "Link to Text Fragment" and it allows you to link to a specific section of text on a webpage. Rather than linking to an entire article, you can share...

Google extends unlimited Meet calls for free users and adds noise cancellation on mobile for G Suite Enterprise users

When Google made Meet free for everyone to use, it came with the stipulation that, after September 30, call length would be limited to just one hour. If you wanted to make calls longer than that (up to 24 hours), you’d have to become a business user. With lockdown restrictions more or less the same as...

The LG Wing debuts this week in the U.S. for $999 on Verizon

The LG Wing is one of the market’s more unique smartphones, featuring a swivel display and a gimbal camera. If you’re curious to check the device out, you’ll be able pick it up through Verizon with preorders beginning October 1. Verizon will be the first carrier in the U.S. to offer the LG Wing, the carrier...

AT&T’s new Unlimited Your Way plan lets you pick and choose the best plans for each family member

If you’re on AT&T, you can now mix and match your wireless plan for each family member. AT&T this week introduced an “Unlimited Your Way” plan that provides consumers with the flexibility to choose the unlimited wireless plan that best fits each person in their family. There’s no need to have everyone be on the...

[Update: Orders open] Lenovo’s foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, launches this year for $2499

Back in May last year, Lenovo first unveiled a preview of the world's first foldable PC as part of its ThinkPad X1 family. At the time, the company merely showcased the design of the upcoming device featuring a large foldable display with thick bezels on all sides. Later in the year, Mircosoft also followed suit...

[Update 2: New Lawsuit] Sonos is suing Google for allegedly stealing patented speaker technology

The smart speaker space is one of the hottest battlegrounds in the tech world right now. These devices have slowly made their way into millions of homes across the globe, giving the companies behind them ecosystem lock-in power and access to tons of information. Google has become a major player in this market, but Sonos...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Maps is preparing to add a dark mode for menus and settings

Over the past year, Google has been gradually updating all its app with a new dark mode setting. The company recently released dark mode support for Google Translate, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. And now, the company is preparing to add a dark mode option for menus and settings on Google Maps. While...

[Update: Rolling Out] The new Google Assistant will soon support German, French, Spanish, and Italian on the Pixel 4a/4

Today, Google lifted the veil on the Pixel 4a, the company's second-ever mid-range Pixel smartphone. They also surprisingly teased the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 for a fall launch. But new hardware isn't all that Google announced today. The company also announced software updates to two of its nifty AI-powered features: Live Caption...

[Update 3: Microsoft Bing Wins Big] Google adds search provider choices for Android users in the EU

Update 2 (1/9/2020 @ 11:50 AM ET): The alternative search providers that will be shown at setup alongside Google have been announced.Update 1 (10/1/2019 @ 9:50 AM ET): Google is testing showing search provider choices in Android ahead of the 2020 rollout. The article as published on August 2nd, 2019, is preserved below.[/alert] Android users in...

Today’s Top Tech Deals: $30 Off Galaxy Buds Live, Over 80% Off a Solar-Powered Battery Pack, and More!

I see some crazy products when looking for deals, but I have to say, this Sero Series TV is one of the strangest, yet coolest I've seen. It's essentially a gigantic smartphone in many ways that you can flip into portrait mode for mobile content and flip back into landscape mode for media viewing. It's...

[Update: Approval Expected] EU to launch investigation into Google’s Fitbit acquisition

Last year, Google announced its intent to acquire Fitbit, an American technology company that focuses on wearable technology, saying the move was about “devices, not data.” Even with Google making these assurances, however, the European Commission this week revealed plans to launch an investigation into the acquisition, citing concerns over the search giant’s access to...