Google is Reportedly Pulling the Plug on Hangouts in 2020

2019 is, apparently, the last year you’ll be able to use the messaging service.


Instagram Now Lets You Share Photos and Videos with Your Closest Friends

If you’re one to make fun of the hippies across the web, you probably haven’t heard of what young people call “Finstagrams.” As my little sister had to explain to me, a Finstagram is a fake Instagram account a user creates which is set to “private” and only followed by Continue Reading

Apple Music is Coming to the Amazon Echo on December 17th

In an admittedly shocking announcement today, Amazon has confirmed Apple is bringing support for its Apple Music streaming service to Echo devices. The service has been exclusive to Apple HomePod which, up until this point, has been the only smart speaker that gave you access to your Apple Music library. Continue Reading

Google Assistant Gets ‘Pretty Please’ Feature, Better List Management, and More in New Update

Google is constantly updating the Assistant, and today, the company is introducing a bunch more features that will roll out to all supported devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart speakers, and smart displays. For starters, the Assistant is getting more polite. With this update, a new feature arrives called “Pretty Please” Continue Reading

Google Home Mini Finally Shipping in New Aqua Color

After unveiling the new finish early last month, Google has finally started shipping the Google Home Mini in Aqua to interested buyers. The smart home gadget still costs $49, but you can now have it in a light blue color scheme which looks pretty clean. Aside from the new color, Continue Reading

Motorola One Now Getting Upgraded to Android 9 Pie

After recently releasing the device in the United States, Motorola has begun rolling out Android 9 Pie to the mid-range Motorola One smartphone. The device’s more powerful sibling, the India-exclusive Motorola One Power, is also receiving the update. Android Police was the first to spot the upgrades hitting both phones. Continue Reading

YouTube Will Make its Original Content Available to Stream For Free by 2020

If you sign up for YouTube’s ad-free Premium subscription service for $12.99/month (or $6.99/month for students), you’ll be treated to original content currently exclusive to the service. It’s a nice perk and all, but most of the content isn’t all that good, at least in my opinion. Still, people wanna Continue Reading

Project Fi Gets Renamed to Google Fi, Now Works with More Android Phones and iPhones

After an embargoed article went up yesterday revealing the announcement, Google today formally published a blog post detailing some major changes coming to its Project Fi cellular service. As of today, the MNVO will now be known as Google Fi and, therefore, graduate from its long-lasting “Project” status. The service Continue Reading

YouTube Premium and Music Are Now Discounted for Students

Google has announced it’s making YouTube Premium and YouTube Music subscriptions cheaper for students. Starting today, eligible university and college students in the United States can sign up for either service for $6.99/month or $4.99/month, respectively. This slashes the normal cost of either subscription in half, with Premium usually selling Continue Reading

Google Can Now Sync Bluetooth Headphone Connections Across Your Android Devices

The current state of connecting accessories to your mobile devices over Bluetooth is pretty rough, with unreliable connections and difficult pairing processes being all the rage nowadays. Google wants to solve this problem with its Fast Pair feature on Android which automatically prompts users to pair, say, a pair of Continue Reading

Google’s Project Fi Might Add Support for Samsung, OnePlus, and iPhones This Week

There are lots of loyal users of Google’s Project Fi network. The service’s simplified pricing and straightforward setup make the MNVO extremely attractive to sign up for. And soon, Fi might be even more tempting for more users thanks to added device support. According to a report out of Droid-Life Continue Reading

Google’s Pixel 3 Lite Leaks Out Yet Again, This Time Next to Other Smartphones

Google had been rumored to be developing a budget version of its Pixel smartphone for some time, and we got confirmation that prototypes were developed for the third generation of the device via leaked images from a Russian blog. Now, we’re getting another look at the phone thanks to Continue Reading