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  • Shared libraries on Google Photos are a bit more hidden now

    If you asked me how long ago Google Photos’ shared libraries launched, I would have guessed eight months, twelve at most. But, believe it or not, the feature has been live for nearly two years now, and Google seems to think it’s ready to have less spotlight attention. Shared libraries, which were accessible from the […]

  • TP-Link’s Smart Outdoor Plug is perfect for porches, not for yards

    The smart home market is filled to the brim with half-functional products. By comparison, TP-Link’s smart home devices check off nearly every box. They’re usually inexpensive (and frequently go on sale), they work with both Google Assistant and Alexa, and the mobile app is well designed with plenty of options. I’ve bought several of their […]

  • An amazing glimpse of decades of space exploration with NASA

    In order to celebrate 60 years of NASA, the Google Arts Culture Lab has created a vast visual archive. A collection of some of the best images captured by NASA for us to explore and enjoy.  Using NASA’s public API, Google has put its machine learning to work exploring a vast collection of historic photos […]

  • Get a $20 Amazon Echo Input to fill the Chromecast Audio-size hole in your heart

    Google’s recently discontinued the brilliantly straightforward Chromecast Audio in a move to encourage people to buy full-featured smart speakers rather than letting them stream music cordlessly with the help of a dongle. Unfortunately for many, this was one of the few ways to connect “dumb” audio equipment to Wi-Fi networks, and with Google sunsetting its […]

  • Tidal Masters come to iOS at last, already available on Android

    Apple iPhone owners are in for a treat, they can now access Master quality tracks through Tidal. Tidal Masters are offered in partnership with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) and use its proprietary audio technology to present studio quality music in file sizes that can be streamed without loss. An update to the iOS Tidal app […]

  • Even more phones will get early Android beta updates this year

    At last year’s I/O, Google surprised many of us by announcing that the Android P beta would not only be available on the Pixel line-up, but also on select devices from other manufacturers. Project Treble played a huge role in making that possible, and things are going to be even better this year: more companies […]