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Google unveils new battery-powered Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell

Yesterday we learned that Google was gearing up to launch new Nest security cameras and doorbells. Well, today, the Mountain View giant has officially unveiled them. The newly announced Nest lineup includes the Google Nest Cam (battery), Nest Cam with floodlight, the 2nd gen wired Nest Cam, and Nest Doorbell (battery). Nest Cam (battery) The Nest Cam...

Google’s new Identity Services APIs consolidate all its sign-in offerings for third-party apps

Google is consolidating all its sign-in offerings, including "Sign-in with Google" and "One tap," under one software development kit (SDK). The company recently announced the new family of Identity APIs, called Google Identity Services, for this purpose. In a blog post, Google highlighted that the new SDK includes the "Sign in with Google" button and One...

Google Photos starts rolling out a new “Memories” widget for some users

Back in June, we reported that the Google Photos app for Android was preparing to add a new home screen widget for displaying your Memories, a feature that's been available on the iOS version of the app since last year. Although the code for the feature was present in the app, it wasn’t available to...

Google leaks its 2021 Nest Cam lineup and battery-powered Nest Doorbell

Google plans to launch a new range of Nest security cameras this year. Earlier this year, the company confirmed that it would "keep investing in new innovations" such as a "new lineup of security cameras for 2021." While it didn't share any details at the time, the company has now preemptively set up listings for the upcoming...

Download Android USB Drivers for popular OEMs

So you've got an Android device and want to dive deep into the world of modding? Be it rooting or installing a custom ROM like LineageOS, most of the aftermarket modding requires you to connect your Android smartphone to a computer using a USB cable so you can use tools like the Android Debug Bridge...

These are the Best AT&T phones you can buy in August: Samsung, Google, Apple, and more!

The US phone scene is often dominated by carriers, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the carrier you choose. Fortunately, AT&T is one of the biggest ones with great nationwide coverage and plenty of phone options from which to choose. To ensure carrier compatibility, every phone listed here is directly available through...

Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel 5a 5G, including expected release date

Google's Pixel 5a is set to succeed the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4a 5G this year. While the launch is slated for later this year, it's worth setting our expectations, now we've had a taste of what to expect from this year's affordable Google Pixel smartphone. Google revealed a lot of information about the...

Google Maps for iOS adds helpful homescreen widgets and a dark mode

Google Maps for iOS has gotten a set of home screen widgets and a dark mode, quite a while after the feature already rolled out on Android. You'll be able to use the feature in the coming weeks, simply by going to settings, tapping on dark mode, and then selecting "on". Google Maps has had...

Download the leaked Google Pixel 6 wallpapers right here!

Google dropped a lot of details on its upcoming Pixel 6 series the other day, even though it won't be releasing until much later in the year. We know most of its specifications, and the company has even confirmed what it looks like. Now, we've managed to get the wallpapers from the Google Pixel 6...

Best video editors for Chromebook: WeVideo, Shotcut, and more

When you think of Chromebooks, creative professionals aren't the first demographic that comes to mind. From the very beginning, Chrome OS acquired a bad reputation for lacking productivity apps. The good news is that Chrome OS has come a long way since its inception. There are numerous ways you can now do light video editing...

Best cases for HP Chromebook 14: Case Logic, UNIKA, and more

Using your HP Chromebook 14 daily comes with some inherent risks. It's possible to drop your device and damage it while working. Chromebooks are made to be portable. To protect your investment when you're out and about, you can grab a sleeve or bag at a fairly low price. This is even more important if you have...

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...