Virtual Reality

Google may be working on a VR headset that tracks your eyes and won’t require a phone

According to recent reports, Google's virtual reality plans don't stop with Daydream -- the company may also be working on a headset with eye-tracking that can scan the environment around the user to create a virtual environment.

The new Google Keyboard has a cool GIF search tool — but it’s a bit hidden

The latest version of the Google Keyboard finally gets a searchable GIF feature -- but the feature is a bit hidden. Also, it's currently only available on Android 7.1, and seems to only work in the Messenger app.

Thailand is working with Google to remove insults directed at the late king

Thai officials have met with representatives from Google in order to remove offensive content from the web. And as Reuters reports, "Google affirmed in the meeting that it would continue to help the government remove content from YouTube."
Social Media

Now Japanese megaco Softbank is eyeballing Twitter

Will Twitter be acquired by a larger corporation for upward of $20 billion later this month? We’ve compiled the essential roundup of all the rumors surrounding the tech acquisition that has everyone talking.

Good news! Google’s Pixel smartphone survives underwater longer than you can

Google's Pixel handset might not have the highest IP rating in the world, but it actually handles water better than you might expect. In a test by one user, it was able to handle being submerged in shallow water for up to 30…

Latest Google app update adds Lite Mode for its most data-conscious users

Google recently updated the News & Weather app with Lite Mode, allowing users to save on their data usage. Now, that same Lite Mode is coming to the Google app, specifically for markets with slower internet, like India.
Virtual Reality

Daydream View headset available from Google Store, but it won't ship right away

Google’s VR headset is here, and boy is it comfy. Daydream View is only $80, and we can see it stirring the masses. More than 50 partners are expected to bring apps and games to the platform by the end of the year, including Netflix and…

Everything you need to know about the Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra

Google's Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know about all iterations, including the new 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra.

Google announces winners of its 2nd annual Material Design Contest

Google's second annual Material Design Contest, a celebration of the company's unified product design philosophy, has concluded. The company announced the winners in a blog post on Thursday.

Google's Wallpaper app delivers gorgeous vistas and stunning images to your mobile

Google's new Wallpapers app delivers a veritable deluge of wallpapers from which to choose for any Android phone running 4.1 or newer. It's available for download from the Google Play Store.
Home Theater

Google signs with CBS as plans for its live TV streaming service move forward

Google has reportedly been working on a live TV streaming service called Unplugged, to compete with Sling TV and similar upcoming services from Hulu and others. Now it appears to be moving forward, as Google has just signed a deal with CBS.

Google to launch Android 7.1 Nougat beta at the end of October

Google has released the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for eligible devices including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, with support for more devices to come in November. Here's everything you need to know.