Google Stadia gaming platform lets you play games instantly on laptops, PCs, Android devices and TVs in 4K at 60 fps with HDR

At the GDC 2019 yesterday Google announced Stadia, the company’s new video game platform, as it had promised. This lets you instantly play games on TV (via Chromecast Ultra), laptop, desktop, tablet or a mobile phone at up to 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR and surround sound. Since this is completely online, gameplay experience may vary based on quality of internet connection.

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Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India

Finally, Google is rolling out Express backup in Google Photos to all the Android users in India. After testing the Express backup feature with a small percentage of people in the last December, the company has started releasing to a large number of users. Continue reading “Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India”

Google Pay now lets you book train tickets at no additional cost

Google Pay already offers cab and bus ticket bookings with abhiBus, Goibibo, RedBus, Uber and Yatra. Today it has introduced train ticket booking for Indian Railways, powered by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at no additional cost at the launch. You can just click Trains option inside the Google Pay app to access this feature. This lets you search, book and cancel train tickets within the app. Continue reading “Google Pay now lets you book train tickets at no additional cost”

Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta

Google Drive

At Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google announced new “Priority” view that utilizes machine learning to show relevant files, while “Workspaces” group together similar documents, now the company has announced that it is out of beta. You can access the Priority page from the left-hand navigation panel in Drive. Continue reading “Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta”

Google Calender’s AI-powered meeting room suggestions now rolling for Android and iOS

Google has been revamping things, adding features and much more to its GSuite, in a bid to give users a smooth experience. As we all know, last the company launched automatic room suggestions in Google Calendar on the web. Continue reading “Google Calender’s AI-powered meeting room suggestions now rolling for Android and iOS”

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL detailed specifications surface — 5.6-inch and 6-inch FHD+ OLED displays

Pixel 3 Lite

Rumors and leaks about both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL codenamed ‘sargo’ and ‘bonito’ surfaced few months back. Last week with Android Q beta release it was revealed that the phone will be launched Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Now detailed specifications of the phones have surfaced.

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Google to shut down Inbox by Gmail on April 2

Update — March 19: After confirming that it will shut down Inbox by Gmail app at the end of March 2019, Google has started showing alerts for the users that says that the app will be going away in 15 days, which is April 2nd, 2019. Google has already shut down Allo this month, and will shut down goo.gl URL Shortener later this month and Google+ on April 2nd as a part of Spring Cleaning.

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Google’s new Lookout app uses AI to help visually-impaired people identify information about their surroundings

Google, last year announced Look Out, an app to assist people who are blind or have low vision in gaining information about the world around them. As per the recent development, Google has announced that Lookout will finally be available to download only for Pixel devices in the US. Continue reading “Google’s new Lookout app uses AI to help visually-impaired people identify information about their surroundings”

Google updates Gboard with faster on-device speech recognition

Gboard

In a recent development, Google is updating its Gboard keyboard with AI-powered offline dictation on its Pixel phones. This means no more network latency or spottiness — the new recogniser is always available, even when you are offline. Continue reading “Google updates Gboard with faster on-device speech recognition”

Alphabet’s AI-powered Chrome extension lets you filter out toxic comments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more

The Internet is a boon and bane! In fact, the comment section can be both inspiring and depressing. Moderating a comment section is a tough job, if not done properly, it can create havoc with toxic words.  In an attempt to curb this, Alphabet’s Jigsaw is working on an experimental Tune Chrome extension that lets users tune out those toxic comments for some peace of mind. As of now, the tool will work only on for comments on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus. Continue reading “Alphabet’s AI-powered Chrome extension lets you filter out toxic comments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more”

Google Chrome 73 for desktops rolling out, brings Dark Mode and PWA for Mac, support for keyboard multimedia keys and more

Google has released stable Chome 73 update for desktops that brings Dark Mode for macOS. If you have enabled dark mode in macOS 10.14, then it will automatially be applied to Chrome, or  you can set Chrome browser in a permanent dark mode. Windows support is on the way, says Google.

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Google Drive Material redesign arrives for iOS and Android to match its look on the web

Google is slowly but steadily revamping all its apps to suit the new Material Theme. In the recent development, the search engine giant is working a new look and feel on Google Drive for iOS and Android, making it easier to communicate and collaborate across files in Drive on mobile devices. Google Drive for the web got the feature back in May last year. Continue reading “Google Drive Material redesign arrives for iOS and Android to match its look on the web”

Google rolls out Chrome Lite Data Saver to speed up HTTPS web pages on slow connections

Loading a webpage during over poor connection can be frustrating, regardless of the situation. In this regard, Google is offering Data Saver feature that lets Chrome reduce data usage by up to 90 percent and load pages two times faster in HTTPS pages, in addition to HTTP. Continue reading “Google rolls out Chrome Lite Data Saver to speed up HTTPS web pages on slow connections”

Google teases its ‘vision for the future of gaming’ will be unveiled at GDC 2019 event on March 19

Google already confirmed that it will hold an Gaming related event on March 19 at GDC 2019. Today it has posted a teaser on its social channels. It also says that it will unveil its vision for the future of gaming, and the poster says ‘Discover a new way to play’.  The video teaser shows various arenas and staging points such as generic stadium, concert stage, race garage, airborne jump, and spaceship hangar.

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YouTube Music launched in India, free Premium subscription for 3 months; YouTube Premium is also here

YouTube has finally launched YouTube Music streaming service in India, after it was announced back in May last year. Google launched its Play Music service in India back in 2016. YouTube Music lets you play official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s huge catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos  – all simply organized and personalized.

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