Tech giant Google has revealed that it is pushing out a basic but crucial new feature for its instant messaging service, Google Chat . The company’s latest blog post reveals that Google Chat and Spaces (the group chat equivalent) will soon benefit from the ability to mark messages as read or unread, on both mobile and desktop. Google wrote in the blog post, “Marking a message as unread can help remind you to return to it later in Chat. In 1:1 and group DMs, you can mark a thread as unread starting from a particular message.” To access this feature, users can hover over a relevant message and select the dedicated “mark as unread” button from the pop-up menu. The new feature will be rolled out immediately but should be available to all Google account holders by early November. Google Chat Update Google’s messaging service has lagged behind in the competition even after the company invested plenty of energy and resources into its Workspace suite … [Read more...] about google: Google Chat gets this new and important messaging feature
Helping Microsoft Edge run smoothly could soon be easier than ever due to a significant upgrade to one of the most useful, but also rarely-loved Windows 11 tools. Microsoft has revealed Task Manager in Windows 11 will be getting two major additions as it looks to offer users more customization and efficiency options when using Windows 11. The new updates include closer working with the Edge browser , and also potentially a new Eco Mode aimed at saving processing power and battery life. These are the best business laptops on the market today We've put together a list of the best business computers Also check out our roundup of the best workstations Task Manager and Edge First up, Task Manager will now be better geared towards managing Microsoft Edge and the resources and memory used by the browser. The tool will now be able to display exactly what Microsoft Edge processes are using what amount of memory on your device. When clicking on … [Read more...] about It could finally be easier to shut down Microsoft Edge tabs using Task Manager
Refresh How can you watch the Pixel 6 launch event? The link below will allow you to tune in directly from Google's own stream. When the event kicks off you'll be able to watch the live stream directly above, or click through to the video on YouTube itself. You can also set a reminder so you don't miss the event. Beyond that there is one other way to watch: Google has set up a website for the event which you can find by clicking here . The site gives the basic event information, and lets you change the appearance of the website by holding the space key (a reference to Android 12 's Material You feature). There's no actual reference to an event live stream on the site, but other parts of Google's product website suggest the video will be streamed there. 2021-10-19T10:28:59.825Z It's very possible that Android 12 could roll out to eligible phones after the unveiling event later - that's full-fat Android, not the beta. By 'eligible' we mean one of the last few … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 6 launch event live blog: today’s big phone unveiling as it happens
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out in a week, so there’s not long to wait now, and ahead of its release the PC system requirements have been made available. The spec has just been posted on Steam, with one of the most eye-opening elements here being the amount of drive space which will be eaten up by Guardians of the Galaxy. To be precise, you’ll need 150GB free to install the game. We'll show you how to build a PC These are the best Steam games We pick the best graphics cards The full minimum and recommended requirements to run Guardians of the Galaxy on PC are as follows… Guardians of the Galaxy minimum system requirements Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Windows 10 64-bit Build 1803 Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 / Intel Core i5-4460 Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 570 DirectX: Version 12 Storage: 150GB available space Guardians of the Galaxy recommended system requirements Requires a … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy system requirements are out of this world
In the run up to the launches of macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15.1 , a blogger has spotted another update in the design of Safari 15, where tabs are now reverting back to how they originally looked. Apple’s web browser has seen some huge changes since a redesign was announced back at WWDC earlier this year, such as adding Tab Groups, an updated look, and support for extensions. But in the following months, feedback from users has apparently made the company change course on some of the more radical changes Safari 15 was going to introduce. The new tabs looked more like floating panels below the address bar, which took up more space, while not being clear in which window was active, which confused users. With tabs now back to how they were , the new update is a mix of old and new, with a compromise that should have been there from the start. macOS 12 Monterey leaves out an important feature 5 things you may have missed at Apple’s Unleashed … [Read more...] about Is Apple backing down on Safari’s tab redesign in macOS 12?
The Xbox Series X mini fridge went on sale today and, unbelievably, it sold out in the blink of an eye. Yep, store pages in the US and UK were live for just a matter of seconds before that 'sold out' label appeared - a familiar sight to anyone who's been hunting an Xbox Series X restock over the last 12 months. If you missed out on that first wave, we'll be keeping up to date with all the latest on Xbox Series X mini fridge stock right here. But wait, you may be asking what is the Xbox Series X mini fridge? What are you talking about? Why do I really want to buy one? These are all entirely valid questions. You see, when the Xbox Series X was first announced, many took to social media to express just how surprised they were by its sheer size. It wasn't long before the absolute unit of a console was compared to a fridge . Not to be deterred by the meme, Microsoft ran with the idea and has now made it for real. Enter the Xbox Series X mini fridge. The portly appliance is … [Read more...] about The Xbox Series X mini fridge sold out in seconds – when will it next be in stock?
The live-action Cowboy Bebop TV show is going strength to strength in a new teaser, which could point to the most visually innovative Netflix series for some time. In the video below, you'll see the cast – John Cho, Daniella Pineda and Mustapha Shakir as Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine and Jet Black respectively – bickering, fighting, and toying with the boundaries of the show's camera shots in a brilliantly playful way. While the Cowboy Bebop trailer we saw a few weeks prior – essentially just an updated, live-action version of the anime's original title sequence – was enough to get us excited, this is on a whole other level, showing us just how much inspiration the adaptation has taken from its Japanese source material. Official trailer in 1 week. Until then, may we humbly present… THE LOST SESSION. #cowboybebop #thelostsession pic.twitter.com/EeWxfPjfSP October 19, 2021 See more Camera shots are toyed with by the actors themselves, as they grab the outlines of … [Read more...] about Cowboy Bebop already looks like the most visually innovative Netflix show in years
If you’re after the best 4K TV money can buy in 2021, you’ve come to the right place. In this list, we’ve collected the best 4K TVs to suit a range of budgets and use cases, combining 4K OLED, 4K QLED and LED displays from the likes of LG, Samsung and Sony to help you find the perfect 4K TV for your home setup. We’ll walk you through the price, specs and features of each product, comparing elements like Dolby Vision and Atmos support, HDR color range and OLED panel technology. Naturally, many of these displays remain pricey – OLED TVs , in particular – but they still pale in comparison to the eye-wateringly expensive 8K TVs available right now. Still, we’ve thrown in some budget 4K TV models, like the TCL 6-Series, to offer the broadest choice possible. Best 4K TVs in 2021 1. LG C1 OLED Series New for 2021, the LG C1 OLED is the current king of TVs Specifications Screen size: 48-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch … [Read more...] about Best 4K TV 2021: the top Ultra HD TVs worth buying this year
Are you looking for a smartphone with Google Photos , Chrome, Gmail and Drive integration? If so, a Pixel might be a good choice for you. Google offers a few iterations of its Pixel phones, including the Pixel 3 XL , Pixel 4A , Pixel 5 and Pixel 5A . The latest versions of Google's smartphone, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro , are also on their way soon for the company's next launch event on Oct. 19 (here's how you can watch the new Pixel debut on Tuesday ). Read more: Pixel 6 is coming, but should you buy a Google Pixel 3, 4 or 5 instead? Get the CNET Mobile newsletter Find the best phones, apps and accessories with our CNET Mobile newsletter. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Pixel can take great photos, too. But it isn't just about having an excellent camera and luxurious hardware: Software and the services a phone ties into are also important. Let's get into a few of these. … [Read more...] about Pixel 6 is coming soon, and you may want to give Google’s phones another chance
Table of Contents How to Shop for a Streaming Device in 2021 Best Overall Streaming Device: Roku Streaming Stick 4K Best Budget Streaming Device: Fire Stick TV Lite Best Roku Device: Roku Ultra Best Fire TV Device: Fire TV Stick 4K Best Google TV Device: Chromecast with Google TV Best Android TV Device: NVIDIA Shield Android TV Pro Best Apple TV Device: Apple TV 4K (2021) Update, 10/14/21: We’ve reviewed our recommendations and are confident these are still the best streaming devices you can buy. We’ve replaced our previous best overall pick with the new 2021 Roku Streaming Stick 4K. How to Shop for a Streaming Device in 2021 If you have an older TV but it works just fine, it can be hard to justify the price of upgrading to a smart TV . Even if you are upgrading, there are some issues with smart TVs to consider, from poor update support to the apps and services you use most potentially missing from the TV manufacturer’s supported app lineup. … [Read more...] about The Best Streaming Devices for Holiday 2021