It's not just you — the Google Play Store really does look different right now

Your apps get updated all the time, so it only makes sense that their home gets updated from time to time, too. No, we're not talking about a new operating system, but rather a major makeover to the Google Play Store.

What smart home devices will work with Google Home when it debuts November 4?

Google Home, the company's new voice-controlled speaker, arrives November 4. Out of the box, it will be able to control lights, switches, and thermostats from a few partners, with more smart-home devices being added in the future.

Battle of Google’s phablets: Pixel XL vs. Nexus 6P

Google is aiming for the high-end market with its new Pixel smartphones, but is the higher price worth the upgrade from last year's Nexus 6P? We break it down, from the camera and hardware to the Pixel-exclusive software.

Checkmate, Apple: Why Google’s Pixel is a genius move for Android

Google's grand new strategy for mobile world domination is taking end-to-end control of software and hardware with the new Pixel line of phones. This marks a break with Android partners and pits Google directly against Apple for the first…

Google is spending big on its marketing campaign for the Pixel and Pixel XL

Google is making a serious push with the Pixel and Pixel XL. How serious? According to some reports, the company may spend hundreds of millions on its marketing campaign for the two devices.

Google Hangouts to be replaced by Duo in the Google Apps package for Android

Google is shifting its attention in the messaging market. The company has been sending out emails to partners highlighting that the Hangouts mobile app will no longer be a mandatory inclusion on Android devices.

Google Pixel vs. Apple iPhone 7: Can new Google phone take down its enemy?

Tempted by Google's new Pixel phone? Of course you are, but it'd be crazy not to check out the iPhone 7 before forking over $650. That's why we've pitted two against one another in a battle of hardware and software.
Virtual Reality

'Made by Google' pop-up event is coming to New York City

Digital Trends has learned that Google will host a series of pop-up events for its Daydream virtual reality platform in New York City. They will begin in October and continue through November.

Google’s self-driving car T-boned by a reckless driver in California

There's not a lot Google's self-driving cars can do to avoid reckless drivers. An autonomous prototype was recently T-boned in California by a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van that ran a red light at 30 mph.
Cool Tech

Skynet — ahem — Google executives scrapped plans to sell AI-powered arms

Google almost sold artificially intelligent robotic arms, a project spearheaded by engineers within its experimental X division, but nixed the idea when it failed to pass executive muster.

Google may sell as few as three million Pixel phones this year, report predicts

Analysts predict that sales of Google's first-party phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, will fall short of optimistic expectations. Still, they are expected to generate a revenue for the company's hardware partner, HTC.

Trends with Benefits: Oculus Touch, self-lacing shoes, Google runs your life 34:41

The Oculus Touch catches the Rift up with HTC’s Vive, Google’s hardware explosion is going to conquer your home, Nike is making sci-fi real, and soon we’ll all be chatting in VR.