Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Launch Today

Google will present the second generation of its Pixel phone series to the world today at 9 AM US Pacific time, which means early Thursday morning NZ time. A lot of information has been leaked including photos of the new Google Pixel 2 phones.

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Google Pixel 2 First Smartphone With Snapdragon 836

The second generation Pixel phones, Google Pixel 2, will be the first to use Snapdragon’s latest 836 processor, which offers a modest 10% boost in performance compared to the 835 processor. Not a major improvement, but phones released this spring can claim that they’re faster than autumn’s phones. Continue reading “Google Pixel 2 First Smartphone With Snapdragon 836”

Google Chromecast Ultra Supports 4K & Dolby Vision

The Pixel phones got most of the attention at Google’s launch event in San Fransisco last week, but other new releases were also announced. Most notably the new Google Chromecast Ultra for streaming video to TV in 4K format. Continue reading “Google Chromecast Ultra Supports 4K & Dolby Vision”

Google Daydream View VR Headset Launching in November

Google’s new VR headset and controller are built on the Daydream platform. It has already gained a lot of moment and Google predicts that more than 50 Daydream apps will be available at the end of the year on a VR-focused app store similar to Google Play. The Daydream View VR headset is affordable and retails at only US$79. Continue reading “Google Daydream View VR Headset Launching in November”

Google Home Assistant Announced at Google I/O

Your home is bound to become a lot smarter with Google’s new home assistant device. It’s a WiFi speaker capable of answering voice queries, performing tasks and last, but not least, connecting and managing devices in your home like TVs, speakers and light bulbs. Continue reading “Google Home Assistant Announced at Google I/O”