Google’s new Chromecast and Nest products leaked ahead of launch

Google is holding a hardware launch event on September 30th, when the company is expected to officially introduce the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones along with several other products… which have just leaked. To be fair, details about the new Google Chromecast with Android TV has been leaking for months, but now German […]

Would you put Google’s connected cameras around your house?

Google is moving into the internet-of-things space. Last year the company acquired smart thermostat maker Nest, and opened a developer program to let Nest products interact with third-party apps and devices. The company also acquired connected camera maker Dropcam. More recently, Google introduced an Android-based operating system for connected devices called Brillo, which the company hopes […]

Google to launch “Brillo” OS for Internet of Things (maybe)

Google has an operating system for smartphones, tablets, wearables, and TVs. It also has one for laptops and desktops. Soon Google may also have an operating system for refrigerators, light bulbs, locks, and other smart devices that make up the “Internet of Things.” The company may launch its new IoT operating system at the Google […]

Glass Explorer program ends, Google Glass to become a consumer product

Google is ending the Glass Explorer program and will stop selling Google Glass kits for $1500. But this might be good news for enthusiasts of Google’s wearable computing device that puts a screen just above your eye. That’s because Google Glass is moving out of the research division at Google X and the team working on the […]

Lilbits (6-24-2014): Verizon cancels free data for Chromebook Pixel LTE users, Google responds with $150 credit

When Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, the company partnered with Verizon to offer 100MB of free data per month for two years to customers who bought 4G LTE version of the premium, touchscreen Chromebook. This week Computer World noted that Verizon was no longer honoring that deal, claiming that the free data was only good […]

Google’s Nest thermostat becomes a smart home hub with developer program

Nest makes smart home products including a thermostat that learns from your behavior and adjusts the temperature automatically and a connected smoke detector. Google spent over $3 billion to acquire Nest in January… suggesting that the company saw big potential in the idea of connected home products. Now Nest is launching a Works with Nest […]