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Google Photos’ new Real Tone filters start rolling out to users

Google introduced Real Tone with the Pixel 6 series last year to help users accurately capture various skin tones. The Real Tone functionality used an updated face detection algorithm capable of recognizing more diverse faces in a wider array of lighting conditions, resulting in a better representation of different skin tones. At I/O this year, Google...

Google Street View turns 15 ushering in new app features and tools

Back in 2007, Street View started as an ambitious idea to document the world like it had never been documented before, capturing photos of streets and locations in 360-degrees. Fast forward 15 years, and that same idea has gone on to capture over 220 billion images across 100 countries and territories. For its 15 year...

Bye bye Bixby! The Galaxy Watch 4 finally gets Google Assistant

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are two of the best Wear OS smartwatches out there. They also happen to be the only watches that run Wear OS 3 out of the box. However, despite running Wear OS, the Galaxy Watch 4 series has missed out on one of the best Wear...

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: Here are all the different color options!

Google gave us an early preview of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during its I/O 2022 keynote. Well, kind of. While the company didn't fully unveil its next flagship phones in the Pixel lineup, it did give a super early look at the new phones. There's still a lot that we don't know...

How I would make Google Stadia even better for the future

Contrary to those shouting loudly on the internet, Google Stadia isn't dead. And as I've written previously, it's really rather good. In fact, the last post I published on Stadia provoked a lot of great discussion about the platform. There's plenty to love and enjoy, but there are legitimate concerns and areas that could be...

What colors does the Google Pixel 6a come in?

Google's new Pixel 6a smartphone is now official and it enters the Pixel 6 lineup as an affordable option. Unsurprisingly, this new smartphone borrows many of the same design features from the more expensive flagships, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. It features the same camera visor that looks like the visor on...

Revamped Google TV app with new ‘Highlights’ feed is now rolling out widely

The Google TV app was revamped earlier this year with Material You tweaks and a new 'Highlights' tab. This new tab essentially showcases YouTube videos, news, reviews, and other articles related to the movies and TV shows you're interested in. The revamped 'Highlights' feed is now rolling out widely with the latest Google TV update,...

Google intends to file for bankruptcy in Russia

It looks like trouble is brewing in Russia, where Google is set to file for bankruptcy due to the seizure of its assets. Since the seizure, the company claims that it has been unable to pay its staff, suppliers, and vendors. It is believed that roughly 1 billion roubles or around $15 million have been...

Google rebrands Android security to ‘Protected by Android’

It appears that Google has started a new campaign to emphasize just how secure Android really is. In the new advert, which popped up on YouTube, the company has rebranded its slogan, choosing to go with "Protected by Android". Google has committed to this new change by publishing a new 50-second spot on YouTube. The video...

How to install Android 13 on Google Pixel and other Android devices

Android 13 is currently available as a beta release. You can give it a shot right now if you've got the right hardware, and there are quite a few supported devices this time around. You can experience the beta on the eligible Pixel smartphones, and a handful of non-Google devices. The pre-release builds of Android 13...

Cities: Skylines joins Google Stadia, goes free with Pro

As much as some corners would say there are no games on Google Stadia, the platform is doing a pretty good job at bringing new titles on a regular basis. This week's edition of "This Week on Stadia" has a big hitter joining Pro, free trials to speak of and another Ubisoft game hitting the...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs OPPO Find X3 Pro: Which Android phone to buy?

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is a fantastic phone that gets a lot of things right. It may not be the best in every category, but we think it performs well, offers a great set of cameras, and has all-day battery life. It offers a well-rounded experience, and you can learn more about it in...