We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Listen up Can these Bluetooth earbuds really be worth $159? Andrew Martonik 31 May 2018 64 Google's Pixel Buds were one of the under-the-radar announcements back at Google's late-2017 launch event. With the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Home Mini, Home Max and new services, a pair of Bluetooth earbuds kind of got lost in the shuffle. But with so many Android phones dropping the headphone jack, people are looking for a good pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones more often than ever — and now Google's in on the game. $159 is a lot to ask for a pair of seemingly simple wireless earbuds, so we're here to give you all of the information you need before you decide to pick them up for yourself. See at Best Buy See at Google Store Read our complete review For the full breakdown of the Pixel Buds experience, you'll want to read my long-term review. I've spent months with the Pixel Buds, often using them as my only … [Read more...] about Google Pixel Buds: Everything you need to know!
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Data health We don't know exactly how Google and Fitbit will integrate, but what happens to your Fitbit data has already been addressed. Jerry Hildenbrand 1 Nov 2019 11 Source: Android Central Google announcing that it has bought Fitbit (pending approval by the right regulatory agencies) leaves us with plenty of questions about how the two companies will operate, or even if Fitbit still remains as more than a brand name. But for many of us the biggest question is what happens to all the data we have stored with Fitbit or through the Fitbit Wellness program with our health insurance company. It's important to know where our Fitbit data is going so we know if we want to keep using any Fitbit products. This is important for Google, too. Health data walks a thin line between personal data we collect for our own use and any data that is designed to be shared with health professionals. The latter needs to be HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) … [Read more...] about Google’s buying Fitbit: Here’s what happens to your Fitbit data
I don't speak German. But at the concierge desk at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, I'm shooting the breeze with Phillip Klimke, a Google partnerships manager who's speaking nothing but German at the moment. Our translator? Google Assistant. It's the latest trick for the Assistant, the search giant's digital helper software that's akin to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. On Tuesday at CES, the world's largest technology show, Google unveiled the Assistant's Interpreter mode, which aims to serve as a go-between for people who don't speak the same language. Google is piloting the feature now at concierge desks at Caesars Palace (which is why we're here for the demo), the Dream Downtown in New York City and the Hyatt in San Francisco. The feature will be available first in smart displays with the Google Assistant built in. That includes Google's own Home Hub, a smart home device announced in October with a screen that shows you things like recipes and news updates. It also includes … [Read more...] about Google Assistant adds interpreter mode as war with Amazon Alexa heats up
Amazon today is introducing a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera. Launched today in the Amazon app for iOS devices, AR View offers the ability to view thousands of products for the home or office – including furniture, electronics, toys, games, home décor and more – in augmented reality. The retailer before has dabbled with using AR technology in its app, but only in the form of AR stickers. These “shoppable stickers” were not that useful, as they represented a limited product set and were designed in an almost cartoonish way with big white borders that made them seem more like real stickers. But many other retailers have pressed forward with AR implementations, especially for shopping furniture – something it’s hard to buy online, as it’s difficult to imagine if the item will really look right in your home. Often, people have preferred to shop … [Read more...] about Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app
In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow of a winning hand or two to cover the bets you’re not making until it’s too late and you’re out of leverage. Over the past few years, Apple’s MacBook game had begun to suffer from a similar malaise. Most of the company’s product lines were booming, including newer entries like the Apple Watch, AirPods and iPad Pro. But as problems with the models started to mount — unreliable keyboards, low RAM ceilings and anemic graphics offerings — the once insurmountable advantage that the MacBook had compared to the rest of the notebook industry started to show signs of dwindling. The new 16” MacBook Pro Apple is announcing today is an attempt to rectify most, if not all, of the major complaints of its most loyal, and vocal, users. It’s a machine that offers a massive amount of upsides for what appears to be a handful of easily … [Read more...] about MacBook Pro 16” first impressions: Return of the Mack