The Google Pixel 6 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone from Google and takes a dramatic step forward from previous years. Pixel 6 Pro and its baby brother the Pixel 6, both run the latest in Google’s software, in Android 12. The Google Pixel 6 Pro is the first mmWave compatible...
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    Overnight Google had their big ‘Made by Google‘ event where they officially announced what had already leaked, the new Pixel phones. There’s the 5″ version and a 5.5″ XL model. Available with either 32GB or 128GB of storage, the phone starts at A$1,079, but runs all the way up to...
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    Google are once again running their Global Impact Challenge in Australia again and are offering serious investment in ideas that’ll change the world. Aussie innovators in the non-profit sector who want to use technology to make an impact will compete for up to $250,000 each of a total pool of $4.5...
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    Starting today, developers can download a preview of Android Wear 2.0. Set for release in the fall, Wear 2.0 will be the biggest update since the platform launched. Google are finally supporting local apps, which means you can leave your phone at home when you go for a run. Your...
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    Google just announced Daydream, their new Virtual Reality platform. There’s 2 real components to this strategy. Daydream for Mobile is essentially built into the N release, but you will need a new phone that supports their specs to ensure latency is 20ms. The second part of the Google VR...
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    Google’s third announcement for the day, is Google Allo. This is a chat-bot that allows you to get context-aware responses to questions. Google says, for the first time, you can use Google in your chats with friends. This adds Google Assistant, context-aware suggestions to help you get your chats done faster....
  • Google Home is a smarter Amazon Echo competitor

    Google’s home appliance has just been announced, meet Google Home. It’s their competitor to Amazon Echo which received a shout out during the I/O keynote. Google Home will be available later this year. This hardware product will listen for your commands and return queries from the web. Better than that,...
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    Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is on stage at the Google I/O keynote and just announced the first new product, Google Assistant. It’s a context-aware voice-search, but we can think of it as the first bot that’s usable by real people. The idea here is that you can simply look...
  • Watch Google I/O 2016 in Virtual Reality

    At 3AM AEST tomorrow morning, Google will hold I/O, their famous developer conference. Remember how 2016 was going to be the year of VR, well Google are getting on-board with the announcement they’ll live stream the I/O keynote in 360 degrees, allowing VR owners to experience the event in an immersive...
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    Android Pay coming to Australia, NAB, CBA missing

    If you’ve ever spent time in Asian countries, you’ll know that tapping your phone to pay is second nature. Despite mobile phone manufacturers including the required technology in our devices for years, Australians still can’t use this option. Google’s has confirmed today that Android Pay is coming to Australia...
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    Factory made marshmallows now shipping

    Android 6.0 Marshmallow is officially shipping on the new Nexus 5X, the first phone to ship with the latest release. The Nexus 5X is latest smartphone collaboration from Google and LG Electronics, and today is released to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Korea and Japan. You’ll...
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    Google’s unveils why there’s “S’more to love” about Nexus smartphones…

    Google officially announced the latest iteration of its Android operating system, dubbed Marshmallow, earlier in the year. Since then, it hasn’t taken much more than a brief Web search to gather details relating to how Android 6.0 will help shape new devices and services from Google. This morning, we learned...
  • You can now apply to buy GoPro’s crazy 360° Camera, Odyssey

    GoPro, Inc has announced their insanely awesomely awesome Odyssey, a 16-camera rig designed for Google’s 3D, 360° virtual reality platform. The Odyssey will be available in limited numbers and doesn’t come cheap at US$15,000. Professional content creators and producers can apply to participate in Jump, through the Odyssey Limited...
  • YouTube Gaming now streaming to battle Twitch

    Overnight YouTube have launched their live streaming site to take on the industry leading in video game live streaming, Twitch.tv. YouTube Gaming is leveraging the power of their existing catalogue of gaming captures, presumably thanks to tagging. While there’ll be plenty of people who do use the service to...
  • Android 6.0 is M for Marshmallow, SDK available to developers

    Overnight Google announced the next version of Android, M, will stand for Marshmallow. There’s no fancy corporate associate on this one, like we had with KitKat, but with the food product now know, our attention turns to what will be included in the next release. Version 6.0 of Android...
  • Google+ is dead. Dropped from Photos, YouTube etc

    Google’s big experiment in social is over. Google+ launched back in mid-June and now it looks like the experiment is over. Google went super aggressive on forcing users to move to Google+ accounts on basically every service they offer. I can personally attest to the Google+ vs YouTube account...
  • Brisbane turns to cardboard VR to promote the city

    Brisbane is using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to promote their city. In an Australian tourism first, they’re giving Melbournians and Sydneysiders the chance to experience Brisbane in an effort to increase tourism, something that’s probably an easy sell on a chilly winter morning. While viewing the videos via...
  • Watch the Google I/O 2015 live stream and social stream in one place

    Google IO developer conference is on tomorrow and this year the annual event has plenty of expectations. From Android on the phone, to Chromecast in the living room, even Auto in the car and Wear on your wrist, Google is everywhere in our lives and at I/O in 2015,...
  • Test your website’s mobile-friendliness or dissapear

    Last week Google made an important change to their search algorithm. If your website doesn’t perform well on mobile devices, it won’t be shown in mobile search results. With users accessing the web increasingly from mobile devices over desktops, this change can make or break a business. Google have...
  • Google kicks off .HOW to help teach people awesome stuff

    Google have launched a new site today that encourages people to register the .HOW top level domain. They aren’t selling domains directly, but make it super simple to check if a domain is available and buy it if it is. The goal here is to encourage people to create...

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