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All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

This story was originally published 2020/03/20 1:07pm PDTon Mar 20, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/22 11:11am PDTon May 22, 2020.  Movie theaters were coincidentally closed up during a time when fewer blockbuster movies are scheduled, and studios quickly delayed many of their biggest budget films to aim for more favorable ticket sales. While many movies...

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How to factory reset Google Home, Nest Home, Nest Hub, and Chromecast

How to factory reset Google Home, Nest Home, Nest Hub, and Chromecast

This story was originally published 2019/11/30 8:00am PSTon Nov 30, 2019 and last updated 2020/05/17 9:29am PDTon May 17, 2020.  While smart speakers have rapidly become ubiquitous in many of our homes, there are practical things about them—like initiating a factory reset when you sell them—that just aren’t intuitive without a bit of Googling. And...

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Nest Hub and Google Assistant Smart Displays get better smart home controls for Hue, Shield, locks, blinds, vacuums, more

Nest Hub and Google Assistant Smart Displays get better smart home controls for Hue, Shield, locks, blinds, vacuums, more

Google’s Nest Hubs and third-party Assistant Smart Displays have been receiving an update that vastly improves their smart home controls. Among the changes we spotted are live light status and scenes for Philips Hue and Lifx, new Shield controls, the ability to unlock your smart lock, plus controls for blinds, air fresheners, and vacuums. Other...

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Progressive Web Apps can now have home screen shortcuts

Progressive Web Apps can now have home screen shortcuts

Progressive Web Apps are becoming more and more capable, mostly thanks to the rapid pace at which the Chrome team is adding new APIs. Last month’s release of Chrome 81 brought badges to web apps installed to your device (though not on Android), and now another improvement is on the way — home screen shortcut...

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Do you use widgets on your home screen? And if so, how many?

Do you use widgets on your home screen? And if so, how many?

Widgets were once triumphed as one of Android’s small victories over other platforms, offering extra utility that almost everyone saw as a clear benefit — or, at least, a fun avenue for customization. They’ve been around now for over a decade, and though third party support has waxed and waned, we’re curious to know: Do...

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Your home is an obstacle course, but that’s no hurdle for the Roborock S6 MaxV and its dual-camera navigation system (Sponsored)

Your home is an obstacle course, but that’s no hurdle for the Roborock S6 MaxV and its dual-camera navigation system (Sponsored)

This story was originally published 2020/05/06 8:00am PDTon May 6, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/10 9:01am PDTMay 10, 2020.  What do you do when you already build some of the smartest, most capable robotic vacuums on the planet? You take that award-winning design and expand upon it. Meet the Roborock S6 MaxV, a more advanced...

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Google will reportedly start opening its offices in June, most employees will continue to work from home

Google will reportedly start opening its offices in June, most employees will continue to work from home

The United States government has continued to insist that companies can begin transitioning back to regular operations, but most industries are taking a more careful approach than federal guidelines recommend. Like many companies, Google has shifted almost entirely to remote work, but CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly planning for more employees to return to offices...

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Your home is an obstacle course, but that’s no hurdle for the Roborock S6 MaxV and its dual-camera navigation system (Sponsored)

Your home is an obstacle course, but that’s no hurdle for the Roborock S6 MaxV and its dual-camera navigation system (Sponsored)

This story was originally published 2020/05/06 8:00am PDTon May 6, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/09 9:02am PDTMay 9, 2020.  What do you do when you already build some of the smartest, most capable robotic vacuums on the planet? You take that award-winning design and expand upon it. Meet the Roborock S6 MaxV, a more advanced...

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