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Some Shows DVR’d with YouTube TV Disable the Ability to Skip Commercials

DVR is a very touchy piece of technology for many cable providers and television studios. They want to give the viewer the ability to catch up on shows they may have missed, but they don't want them to be able to skip over the advertisements they placed between the commercial breaks. This conflict started back...

Select Mobile Banking Apps Make it Easier to Use Your Cards with Android Pay

Some felt Google's enthusiasm with Android Pay would die out in a few months and at first it seemed to look that way. The company had a strong launch in the United States but that is where some of Google's services stop at. Since its launch though, we've seen Android Pay brought to Singapore, Ireland,...

Report: Google Wants to Invest Over $880 Million in LG for OLED Panels

It's pretty clear that Samsung dominates the current OLED panel production for the entire globe, but a new report says Google wants to help prop up another company. Google has been sourcing their OLED panels from Samsung since the release of the Nexus 6P, but this could be changing with the release of the upcoming...

Google Play is Hit with a New Wave of Fake Reviews

Application and games reviews are incredibly important for an application store such as Google Play, and these can be the target of some malicious services. This issue is compounded when it's an application store for the largest mobile platform in the world. In November of last year, Google talked about how they are improving the...

Google Reportedly Wants to Add WiFi Mesh Functionality to a New Version of Google Home

Google may have been late to the game with Google Home when compared to the leader in the segment right now (Amazon Echo), but they've been continuing to improve the product ever since it was released. This has come in the form of opening up the platform with Actions on Google, adding support for various...

Google is Removing Gifts, Requests, and Quests from Google Play Games Services

A while back, Google announced some new features and services that enabled game developers to engage with the people who played their mobile games. This service was added to the Google Play Games platform and was known as Google Play Games Services. A number of these features and services have been popular among the developer...

Google Launches a New Issue Tracker, Used for Android and the GCP

Exactly one month ago, Google announced they had just launched a new Issue Tracker project for their Google Cloud Platform products. Until now, if you wanted to submit a bug about a Google product then you were pointed at a code.google.com URL. For Android, this would be the AOSP Issue Tracker and it would be...

New Tools Make it Easier to Build Games with Actions on Google

Google Now has been the company's predictive assistant for years now, but they didn't turn it into a commercial product until last year with Google Home. This is being powered by Google Assistant, and it is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo devices that have become quite popular since their launch. Having a product in the...

Google I/O 2017 Agenda Page Updated with Scheduled Sessions

A little more than a month ago Google started taking applications for those who wanted to attend their Google I/O developer conference this year. It took less than a week for the company to start sending out confirmation emails to the first batch of lucky applicants who were selected to attend the event. Tickets are...

SMS is Being Removed from Google Hangouts on May 22nd

It's pretty clear that Google's social messaging aspirations are a bit of a mess right now. Hangouts has been incredibly popular within the community due to its widespread market penetration (mostly by being forced on everyone as a pre-installed application on Android devices), but Google clearly has different plans in mind. Hence they launched two...

Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...

Chrome for Android to be Updated with WebGL 2.0 Soon

The WebGL JavaScript API makes it possible to display hardware-accelerated 3D graphics on websites and it's becoming more and more popular these days. In version 56 of Chrome for Windows, macOS, and Linux, those with modern graphics hardware can now take advantage of WebGL 2.0. This is a major upgrade to the API that enables the possibility of...