PSA: The Price Goes Up On Google Play Music All Access At Midnight

There are a ton of great monthly services out there, but if you're signed up for a bunch of them the little costs may be starting to add up. And if a subscription music service is on your list, pay attention because Google Play Music All Access, Google's fancy-shmancy new streaming service, is getting a price bump at… » 6/30/13 12:06pm 6/30/13 12:06pm

New Google Maps Hands-On: Maps Have Never Been This Cool

Amongst the the deluge of new stuff Google announced today, there was a rather large update to Maps. We took a good look at it earlier, but we just spend some time putting our hands all over it. The verdict? You're in for a treat. » 5/15/13 7:22pm 5/15/13 7:22pm

Google Play Music All Access Hands-On: All You Want (Minus Friends)

Today at its I/O developer's conference, Google launched Google Play All Access, its long-anticipated subscription music service. I just spent some time exploring the on-demand catalog as well as its radio and music discovery features. The service's UI is impressively fast and fluid. Indeed, it's minimal in all the… » 5/15/13 5:12pm 5/15/13 5:12pm

Everything Google Tried to Kill at Google I/O

Google just dropped a metric ton of Google on us. Sorting through it all, it's clear that the company's not just trying to put new goodness into the world; it's trying to blow plenty of existing products and services out of the water. Here are all the things Google's looking to unseat and uppercut into the spike pit. » 5/15/13 4:31pm 5/15/13 4:31pm

This Is How the Web Was Built, According To Google

It might seem impossible to comprehend the web existing before Google but it did! And the company built on search has had a significant impact on how the web looks and works today. During today's I/O keynote, this little video was shown and it's so disgustingly cute for such a nerdy topic that I just had to share it in … » 5/15/13 3:40pm 5/15/13 3:40pm

Google Hangouts: Unified Chat, Unlimited Reach

After taking some major steps forward earlier this week with the announcement that Google Talk support would finally be hitting Outlook, the long-anticipated Babel all-in-one chat service has finally been revealed as... Hangouts. Which yes, we already have sort of—but not like this. » 5/15/13 1:41pm 5/15/13 1:41pm

Watch the Google I/O Keynote Right Here, Right Now

It's Google Day! Google I/O, that magical time of year when everybody's favorite search megalopolis shows off its latest doodads and Doodles. And you can watch the keynote unfold in real-time right here, starting at 12pm EST/9am PST. » 5/15/13 11:46am 5/15/13 11:46am

15 Android Fixes We Want to See This Week

Google I/O is almost upon us, and that means, presumably, some updates to Android. We might not see a full-on update to a new version (5.0) announced at tomorrow's keynote, but we do expect some changes. And while the wishlist might not be as long as it has been in years past, there's still plenty left to do. Here's… » 5/14/13 2:24pm 5/14/13 2:24pm

Report: Google's Unified Chat Hub Will Be Called Google Hangouts

Word on the street is that Google’s incoming unified messaging service has ditched its Babel moniker. According to a source talking to TechRadar it will hit our handsets simply called Google Hangouts, which already exists, so isn’t really new, then? Oh, and that it’ll be launched at Google I/O next week. [TechRadar] » 5/10/13 10:05am 5/10/13 10:05am