186: Google Assistant updates, Google Translate, Google Fi promotion | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got some new features arriving on Google home and Smart Displays, Google Translate on the web gets updated with new Material, and Google Fi. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/9to5google-daily-186.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! New […]

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The VoCore2 mini Linux computer is a hobbyist’s dream

We’re already thinking about Christmas ideas here at AA Picks, and they don’t come much more original than the VoCore2 mini Linux computer. It’s a petite programming powerhouse and a tech tinkerer’s treasure. The VoCore2 is open source hardware. It has Wi-Fi, USB, UART, and 20+ GPIOs, but it’s only one-inch square. Amazing really, since […]

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Google Fi promotion offers new customers one month of free service

Hot off the heels of Google rebranding its mobile network this week from Project Fi to Google Fi, the company has been aggressively promoting new offers to incentivize customers and generate interest. Just yesterday, Google offered up to $1,000 in travel credits to both new and existing Fi customers who purchased a device through the […]

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Save $80 when you buy a Google Home Hub with select Nest products

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nestdoorbell.jpeg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-529311" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nestdoorbell-728x453.jpeg" alt="" width="668" height="416" /></a></p> <p>Google Home Hub has some neat integrations with various smart home products. You can, for example, use it to adjust thermostats, or see who's at the front door. Google-owned Nest just so happens to make both smart thermostats and smart doorbells, among other things — and right now, you can save 80 bucks by buying a Hub with select Nest products on the Google Store.</p> <p><span id="more-530514"></span></p> <p>The promotion applies when you buy a <a href="https://store.google.com/product/google_home_hub">Google Home Hub</a> with any of a bunch of Nest products, including security cameras,...

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Google Express adds stores from Anker, EMS, and — wait, RadioShack still exists?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-express-van.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-507068" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-express-van-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The dust has settled. Our credit cards may be maxed out, and our eyes red and bleary, but we survived another Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While you hopefully scored a few great deals along the way, we'd forgive you for wanting to never think about shopping ever again. But on the off chance you're not done quite yet, you might be interested in learning about the latest batch of Google Express stores to go online, numbering well over a hundred.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/google-express-adds-stores-from-anker-ems-and-wait-radioshack-still-exists/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/google-express-adds-stores-from-anker-ems-and-wait-radioshack-still-exists/'>Google...

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Finney, the ‘world’s first blockchain smartphone’ by Sirin Labs, is now up for preorder

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Main_FINNEY.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-530515" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Main_FINNEY-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Most of the details surrounding Sirin Labs' Finney "blockchain phone" were revealed back in the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/sirin-labs-reveals-specifications-finney-first-blockchain-smartphone/">spring</a>/<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/11/finney-first-blockchain-smartphone-sirin-labs-shows-off-dual-safe-screen-design/">summer</a>, including the Safe Screen dual sliding display design and a whole pile of specs. I'll be honest, on paper it sounded like it could be Saygus-level vaporware, but the phone is now open for pre-order ahead of its expected launch.</p> <p><span id="more-530508"></span></p> <p>In case you missed it, the Finney includes most of the specs you expect from a 2018-era flagship — like a Snapdragon 845, Android 8.1 Oreo (via Sirin OS),...

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Google Fi offers new customers a free month of service for bringing a number and device over

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/a-google-fi.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-530076" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/a-google-fi-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Yesterday, Google's Project Fi wireless service dropped the <em>Project </em>from its name. Google Fi had a banger of a deal in honor of its new nomenclature, offering <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/28/google-fis-travel-deal-could-get-you-1000-in-airbnb-hotels-com-or-southwest-gift-cards-but-its-today-only/">up to $1,000 in travel gift cards</a> with the purchase and activation of a new device. That offer expired earlier than expected, but there are still deals to be had. Now, if you port your number and bring your own device to the service, you get a month of service for free.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/google-fi-offers-new-customers-a-free-month-of-service-for-bringing-a-number-and-device-over/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/google-fi-offers-new-customers-a-free-month-of-service-for-bringing-a-number-and-device-over/'>Google Fi offers...

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A Year Later, I Don’t Miss the Home Button

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/11/29/a-year-later-i-dont-miss-the-home-button/">A Year Later, I Don’t Miss the Home Button</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Best headphones with Google Assistant integration

As Amazon and Apple continue to push their virtual assistants onto consumers, Google follows suit. The conglomerate has teamed up with a few big-name companies to enable Google Assistant integration into a variety of headphones. If you want to take full control of your phone from your headphones, any of these picks will do. See […]

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Gestures for page forward/back may be coming to Chrome for Android

[video src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ezgif.com-video-cutter.mp4" poster="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ezgif.com-video-cutter.mp4"]<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Chrome-hamburger-menu-AP-homepage-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-530492" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Chrome-hamburger-menu-AP-homepage-hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: left">Obviously, we prefer Android here at Android Police, but there are a handful of features from iOS that we historically envy, like iMessage, the platform's expanded app selection, and the performance of Apple's SoCs. But more minor feature from Safari that Android converts may have missed and which Chrome for Android lost long ago could be coming back. As spotted by the folks at <a href="https://www.chromestory.com/2018/11/gesture-navigation-for-browsing-history/">Chrome Story</a>, gesture-based history navigation may be coming to Chrome (i.e., swipe to go back/forward).<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/gestures-for-page-forward-back-may-be-coming-to-chrome-for-android/" class="read-more">Read...

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