If you know the right commands, Google Home and Chromecast can come together to simplify media in your home.
Google Home sits in an interesting place. Not only can it operate independently to answer questions and stream its own media, it can also work with the Google Cast protocol in two different ways. You can Cast audio to from one of hundreds of apps directly to Google Home, but Home itself can also work as a controller to have other Cast-enabled devices start up their own streams.
If you have a Google Home and are looking to integrate it smoothly into your existing set of Google Cast devices — whether those are Chromecasts, Cast-ready speakers or [...]
This is probably the best deal you’re going to find on a Pixel this year.
Update: Verizon has updated its sale page to indicate that the discount is only applicable to the standard Pixel, not the Pixel XL. It’s very possible the same amount of discount ($410) could be applied to the Pixel XL, but that of course means you’ll pay the small markup necessary for the larger phone.
Original story: If you’re in the market for a new high-end phone, Verizon has an amazing deal available for a new Google Pixel or Pixel XL. The sale will drop the Pixel or Pixel XL to just $240 on Friday only. Just like other major retailers, [...]
U.S. Pixel buyers seem to be picking Verizon as their carrier of choice.
Much as everyone (myself included) has bemoaned the “exclusive” launch of the Pixel on Verizon, it seems to be a winning strategy in the U.S. for both Google and the carrier. Even though you can buy a Pixel through several different channels unlocked, including Google’s own store, research has revealed that the Pixel is selling extremely well at Verizon directly.
Numbers show that Pixels accounted for 7.5% of all phone activations on Verizon since it became available, which is a hefty chunk for a phone that’s expensive and the first of its kind from [...]
The best budget-minded flagship gets even better with a mid-cycle spec bump.
The OnePlus 3 is easily the company’s most complete (and well-received) product, offering a high-end experience at a fraction of what you’d expect to pay elsewhere. But the hardcore phone nerds that are so often potential OnePlus buyers are a fickle bunch, and they may not be interested in buying an “old” phone that was released six months ago. The answer? Bump the specs, add a couple important improvements and re-release the phone to reassure potential buyers that they’re getting the absolute best when they buy.
The result of that thinking is the [...]