Google Home is essentially an overgrown Chromecast but it’s easily repairable

You may have heard about iFixit, contrary to their name, they rip open every new iPhone and lately have been ripping apart quite a few other things. They recently toredown a Google Pixel and it seems, it is now mandated by law, the launch of any new gadget must be accompanied by the obligatory iFixit teardown. Today’s product of choice: Google Home, which gets X-rayed and then prised apart by the site.

This time the biggest findings are just how easy this thing is to repair,  and that the hardware is ripped from the 2015 Chromecast.  Continue reading “Google Home is essentially an overgrown Chromecast but it’s easily repairable”

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Live Blog : Watch the Google Event LIVE Stream right here #madebygoogle

We only have a few hours to go until the highly speculated October 4th (or October 5th) Google Event, but Google has already put up the video link for the LIVE stream. You can watch it here if you want some company and we can discuss events as they unfold. Follow on twitter and lets discuss events in realtime. Should be fun right? The event starts at 9AM PST.

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Chromecast Ultra might ditch the Chrome branding after all

We’ve been hearing about the new Chromecast with 4K video support that would be launched at the Octobr 4th Google event. Now we know how it might look thanks to these newly leaked renders by gadget soothsayer Evan Blass (otherwise known as evleaks) by way of VentureBeat.

We’ve earlier had reports that the latest preview firmware for the Chromecast had replaced the Chrome logo with the ubiquitous ‘G’ logo. And now it seems the new ChromecastUltra might do the same.

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Made by Google : What to expect from Google’s hardware focused October 4 event

We’re already in October now. Google has invited the media to an event scheduled for 4 October in San Francisco. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you must have heard that the company is going to reveal something “made by Google” on October 4th. Perhaps you’ve read it on the Internet, or have seen it somewhere on the streets or TV. Until now Google has been shy of it’s hardware business, but if the reports are even half true, October 4th will mark the official change in stance for Google as a hardware maker.

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Google Home to cost $50 less than Amazon Echo, Chromecast Ultra priced at $69, Google WiFi coming

We knew Google would be showing off it’s Amazon Echo competitor on the October 4th event along with a 4K enabled Chromecast i.e. Chromecast Ultra but up until now, we had no idea on pricing or the Google WiFi

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Chromecast branding removed from the first Chromecast Preview Update

If you remember, earlier this month Google announced that they would be introducing something called the Chromecast Preview Program – a program meant for those who own a Chromecast device, to have the opportunity to test out new features and firmware before it made its way to the public in an official update to Chromecast products.

The first preview firmware, version 1.21.72444, began rolling out to users recently. Google’s release notes for the update only states, “General bug fixes and stability improvements.”  but it would appear that Google looks to be getting rid of the Chrome branding within the Chromecast software.

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Google on October 4th will probably announce 4K chromecast, Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR and more

Google released Android 7.0 Nougat last month, but unlike in previous years, the company didn’t reveal any new hardware alongside that launch. We’ve known for a while that the company has been working on two new smartphones with HTC, and it looks like we may now know when they’ll make their official debut. Continue reading “Google on October 4th will probably announce 4K chromecast, Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR and more”

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