Brad Chacos

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Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much.

The Google Home Max takes aim at Sonos speakers with big sound and dynamic AI smarts

The Google Home Max takes aim at Sonos speakers with big sound and dynamic AI smarts

The $399 Google Home Max will launch in December with Smart Sound technology. Here's everything you need to know.

Google buys 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion to get instant smartphone chops

Google buys 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion to get instant smartphone chops

Google isn't buying HTC outright, but it's scooping up the engineering talent behind the Pixel phones for $1.1 billion.

The Google I/O 12 biggest reveals: Android O, Google Assistant, standalone Daydream VR headsets, and more
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The Google I/O 12 biggest reveals: Android O, Google Assistant, standalone Daydream VR headsets, and more

Here's everything revealed at Google's I/O 2017 keynote, from new Android O features to Google Home updates and standalone Daydream VR headsets.

Google launches Android O in beta with Google Play Protect and helpful interface tweaks

Google launches Android O in beta with Google Play Protect and helpful interface tweaks

The beta version of Android O is here, bringing Google Play Protect and interface tweaks like picture-in-picture mode for apps along with it.

Second-gen Nvidia Shield TV hands-on: All the new killer features Nvidia didn't talk about

Second-gen Nvidia Shield TV hands-on: All the new killer features Nvidia didn't talk about

The second-gen Shield console is brimming with handy tweaks, updates, and new features that weren't mentioned during Nvidia's CES 2017 keynote.

Twitter kills Vine
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Twitter kills Vine

After Twitter failed to find a buyer, it's killing Vine and laying off 9 percent of its workforce.

Oculus shuts down the Gear VR app on Galaxy Note7

Oculus shuts down the Gear VR app on Galaxy Note7

Oculus disabled the Gear VR app for Samsung's Galaxy Note7, because you don't want your phone blowing up when it's strapped to your face.

Google's Nexus is dead

Google's Nexus is dead

It's official: Google's Nexus device lineup is no more, usurped by premium Pixel hardware.

Google Store purges hardware, including Nexus phones, Nvidia's Shield TV, and more
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Google Store purges hardware, including Nexus phones, Nvidia's Shield TV, and more

RIP Nexus? The Google Store today gave the ax to several big-name devices, including the Nexus Phones and Nvidia's Shield TV.

Everything at Google's hardware event: Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and more

Everything at Google's hardware event: Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and more

The hardware came fast and furious at Google's Oct. 4 hardware event, but beneath the Pixel phones and Google Home lay software connecting it all.

Google's fabric-clad Daydream View headset aims to make mobile VR easy-peasy

Google's fabric-clad Daydream View headset aims to make mobile VR easy-peasy

Google revealed Daydream View on Tuesday, a mobile VR headset that revolves around a simple, easy user experience. And a lot of fabric.

Google I/O's big reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O's big reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O 2016 was full of big news, from Android N to Daydream VR to new apps galore.

Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Android N Developer Preview 3 will let you dive into VR Daydream apps and more.

In pictures: How Google's Daydream VR apes Oculus' hardware and software design

In pictures: How Google's Daydream VR apes Oculus' hardware and software design

Google's Daydream looks awfully similar to the Oculus Rift, from the headset to the controller to the software itself.

Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Move over, GearVR. Google's Daydream initiative wants to bring dedicated VR hardware and software to every Android phone.

Meet Google Assistant, Siri and Google Now's conversational lovechild

Meet Google Assistant, Siri and Google Now's conversational lovechild

Forget about chatbots, Google's baking its digital assistant right into your life.

Evernote and Google team up to show Drive-stored content directly inside your notes

Evernote and Google team up to show Drive-stored content directly inside your notes

Evernote and Google may be competitors when it comes to notes, but the two companies are burying the hatchet so you can view your Google Drive-stored content directly inside your Evernote notes.

This $99 Android box streams PC games to your TV with open-source Nvidia Shield tech

This $99 Android box streams PC games to your TV with open-source Nvidia Shield tech

Emtec's GEM Box microconsole can stream all sorts of games and media from all sorts of places—even full-blown PC games from Nvidia-equipped computers.

Samsung Pay's expanding to cheaper phones and online payments in 2016

Samsung Pay's expanding to cheaper phones and online payments in 2016

Samsung's in-house mobile payment option is spreading its wings beyond flagship Galaxy phones in 2016.

Google Photos updates make it easier to share and sift through your pictures

Google Photos updates make it easier to share and sift through your pictures

Google Photos' first big update adds simple, yet powerful tools designed to make searching and sharing your images even easier.

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