Google Photos is one of those apps that I recommend all the time. It works perfectly on any device and is simply the best way to store and share photos. The crew here at Chrome Unboxed all use it to quickly share work photos, but I also now have my whole family on board. I […]
Google Assistant has become the central focus for Google ever since their event in October of 2016. With the roll-out in full swing to many devices across multiple categories, Google Assistant is becoming extremely pervasive. The flagship device for Google Assistant, Google Home, is also powered by a varied version of Chrome OS. As we watch Assistant fully integrate into Chrome OS, we realize the Assitant story is just beginning.
A few weeks ago, we were recording an episode of The Chrome Cast and taking stabs at what surprises Google may have up their sleeves at the now confirmed October hardware event. My guess was a refreshed Google Home Mini that now appears to be on its way in the form of a subtle but […]
It’s not even been a month since the original leaks and rumors about Google’s new Nest Home Mini began surfacing. In late August, we reported on a new, upcoming addition to Google’s smart speaker lineup upon hearing about it from a trusted source over at 9to5 Google. Though we had little reason to doubt this […]
Last week we were introduced to Ambient Mode on a few Android tablets from Lenovo. The feature quickly went from being a bit of a head-scratcher to a potential game-changing move in just a few minutes as we verbally processed the news in real time during our weekly podcast. My initial reaction to Ambient Mode […]
A device that I’ve been looking forward to since it was unveiled at Google I/O 2019 is now available for purchase. Google’s Nest Hub Max is the company’s latest smart displays and introduces some new features that makes it stand out from last year’s Nest Hub (formerly the Home Hub), which ended up becoming my […]
The connected home has been quickly evolving over the past couple of years. Google is clearly committed to the effort and continue to offer more Assistant features and smart home products like the Nest Hub Max that is set to release September 9th. One of the early products in this evolution was the Chromecast Audio. […]
About two months ago, we reported on the emergence of some sort of ambient mode coming to Chromebooks. Looking at the commit language, it was pretty clear that an interactive, slideshow-oriented interface was being developed for Chrome OS. At the time, it was pretty simple to see some of what was being added, but it […]
In a second round of announcements, Lenovo has descended on IFA Berlin to share their latest Smart Display that looks to be a direct competitor to Google’s own Nest Hub. Unlike Google’s smart display, the new 7″ Lenovo Smart Display is equipped with a front-facing camera for making video calls. The Lenovo Smart Display 7 […]
Podcasts have become a part of many people’s daily routine. From listening to Elon Musk on The Joe Rogan Experience during your morning commute to catching up on the latest episode of The Chrome Cast while you are making dinner; Podcasts are convenient because they can easily fit into our busy lives and can be […]
9to5Google has spoken with an anonymous source that has spilled the beans on an upcoming sequel to Google’s most popular piece of hardware: the Google Home Mini. After a full 2-year run, the beloved Google Home Mini will be replaced in the Google-made smart speaker line by what we’re told will be named The Nest […]
Google has been in the process of transitioning its smart home products to Google Nest since the new umbrella brand was announced back in May this year. We’ve already seen new products under the new brand, like the Nest Hub Max that is set to release on September 9th, and the company has said they […]
The smart display market is expanding and slowly but surely, consumers are getting competitive options that fit most budgets and use cases. One particular device stands out as a niche inside a niche by offering a unique meld of the alarm clock and an Assistant-enabled display.