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Google’s first WorldSense VR headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, ships in Q2 for ‘under $400’

We got our first full look at a positionally tracked Daydream headset running Google’s WorldSense technology today. Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Solo headset today, which it hopes to ship in the second quarter of this year. The standalone device will...

/ January 9, 2018

Google shuts down its CES booth because it’s not waterproof

We were supposed to get a little preview of Google’s CES booth ahead of the official opening of CES today. But that wasn’t meant to be. See, it’s raining in Las Vegas and Google’s two-level outdoor CES booth clearly wasn’t...

/ January 9, 2018

Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game

As it stands right now, Apple is absolutely dominating the smart watch market. But that hasn’t stopped other entrants from trying their hand, or wrist, in the space. Most recently, Kate Spade New York has introduced a new line of...

/ January 9, 2018

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions

Google says you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. But one problem with voice assistants is that it’s...

/ January 9, 2018

Qualcomm expands its support for Alexa, Cortana and the Google Assistant

Qualcomm, the chip manufacturer that Broadcom really wants to buy, is using this year’s CES to launch a new platform for smart speakers, displays and other devices with built-in support for Google’s Assistant. In addition, the company also announced that...

/ January 9, 2018

Google brings its Assistant to Android Auto

It’s no secret that for Google, this year’s CES is all about the Google Assistant. One Google product where the Assistant hasn’t really made any inroads yet, though, is Android Auto. Starting this week, though, Android Auto users in the...

/ January 9, 2018

Google launches smart displays with JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony

For the longest time, we’ve been waiting for Google to bring its Assistant to devices with a screen. After all, voice assistants are great — until you need some visual information to go with their answers. To address this, Amazon...

/ January 9, 2018

Google is fixing an error that led to smaller sites disappearing from Google News

PSA: If you are a smaller news site that has suddenly discovered you’ve been removed from Google News, you are not alone — and a fix is coming from Google. Backstory: Over the past couple of days, a number of...

/ January 8, 2018

James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives

James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are biologically less capable of engineering, has filed...

/ January 8, 2018

Google’s updated Search Console gives you more detailed search performance and indexing data

Google is launching an update to its search console for webmasters today that, among other things, brings redesigned search performance and index coverage data to the service. In addition, the console now also features more detailed data about the errors...

/ January 8, 2018