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Google Chrome is working on a Microsoft Edge-style “Side Search” feature

The latest experiment that the Chrome team is working on is a feature called "Side Search." Although it's not live yet in any Chrome branch, a recently merged commit on Chromium Gerrit has shed more light on this upcoming feature. First spotted by Chrome tipster Leopeva64, it looks like Side Search will display relevant search results...

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Info Roundup: Here’s everything we know about the Google flagship duo

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are set to launch later this year. As their name suggests, these phones will be the sixth-generation Pixel flagship. Unlike in 2020 when Google decided to release just one flagship Pixel phone, the company will be launching two phones this year. Last year was an outlier for...

Google ARCore: Everything you need to know about the Augmented Reality platform

Google has tried to tap into the augmented reality world several times. Augmented reality, commonly known as AR, when used properly, can potentially be life-changing technology, but no tech company has yet managed to master it. Apple has taken the approach of using dedicated hardware, such as the LiDAR scanner included in iPads and iPhones,...

YouTube is finally letting some users download videos on the web

Downloading videos from YouTube is pretty easy, though you've always had to use third-party software to do it, at least on the web. There's no shortage of tools to download from YouTube, from sketchy third-party websites to tools based on the popular, open-source youtube-dl project. Now, though, Google is finally offering an official way to...

Google Messages and Google Podcasts get a Material You makeover

After rolling out the Material You updates for Google Keep, Drive, Duo, Photos, and Google Phone last week, Google is now rolling out a Material You refresh for the Google Messages and Google Podcasts apps. The update brings several design changes to both apps, including updated UI elements, Android 12's Dynamic Color theming, and more. According...

Google makes it easier to search emails in Gmail by adding filters

In February last year, Google introduced a new "Search Chips" feature in Gmail for G Suite (now Workspace) users. The feature provided users easier access to Gmail's search filters by providing clickable suggestions underneath the search bar. A few months after adding the feature, Google rolled it out to Gmail for consumers. The company is...

Leaked hands-on video of the Pixel 6 Pro confirms glossy back, Google Tensor specs

The launch of the Pixel 6 series is just around the corner, and thanks to leaks and Google themselves, we know pretty much everything there is to know about it. While we've seen leaked renders, official renders, live shots in carefully crafted professional advertisements, and photos of the phone behind glass, we have yet to...

Google takes action against developer that used sexually explicit ads to promote their game

With millions of apps to oversee on the Play Store, Google faces an uphill battle as it tries to police what goes on in its app store. Of course, it's Google's responsibility to ensure the Play Store is free of spam and malicious apps, so people aren't interested in hearing an excuse when a highly-ranked...

Google Keep’s Material You update is here with new widgets as well

Soon after showcasing the new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up the Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...

Here’s a look at the Assistant weather widget in the Google App

After years of neglect, widgets will finally be getting the much-needed overhaul in Android 12. Google showed off the redesigned widgets coming to Android 12 at Google I/O 2021. Over the past couple of months, we have seen many of these widgets going live in Android 12 beta releases. The last Android 12 Beta 5...

Google partners with Reese’s Book Club for a unique, hands-free reading experience

Google has partnered with Reese's Book Club to bring a unique reading experience to Google Assistant-powered devices. This new experience will give users access to Reese Witherspoon's monthly book picks, exclusive commentary about each book, and even personalized book recommendations. To try this new feature, say "Hey Google, read with Reese's Book Club" on your Assistant-enabled...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 vs Chromebook Duet: Which should you buy?

There's an influx of new Chrome OS tablets releasing this fall and Lenovo has two compelling options to choose from. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet was a huge hit in 2020, one of the best Chrome OS tablets we've ever seen, at an incredibly affordable price. Lenovo just released their new large-screen contender in the Chrome OS space,...