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Google becomes the first tech giant to be 100 percent carbon neutral

Apple hopes to become carbon neutral by 2030.What you need to knowGoogle has announced that it has eliminated its entire

Google’s next Nest thermostat might have Soli gesture controls

What you need to knowA new thermostat from Nest has passed through the FCC.The inclusion of a 60GHz transmitter is

From the Editor’s Desk: The Google Pixel 5s, explained

Google's next premium phone won't be the Pixel 5s — but that wasn't always the case.The 2020 Pixel story took

Google Search will no longer auto-complete certain election queries

Google wants to avoid being a conduit for conspiracy.What you need to knowGoogle is making some changes to autocomplete with

Google Fiber faces outages in Austin, Houston, and other Texan cities

Google says its technicians are working to resolve the issues.What you need to knowThe Google-owned ISP is having major outages

Why Samsung only cares about ‘Android’ and ‘Google’ when it’s convenient

And with the Fold 2, right now it's convenient.A question we hear every year is: why doesn't Samsung ever participate

Some Google Pixel 3 phones are suffering from a battery swelling issue

Swollen batteries pose a fire risk.What you need to knowSome Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are reporting swelling battery

England and Wales’ Contact-Tracing App With Apple and Google API to Launch September 24

An NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app using the Apple and Google API is finally set to launch in England and Wales

Google gives Wear OS smartwatches a major speed boost with its fall update

Google has also made improvements to the pairing process with the new update.What you need to knowGoogle has started rolling

Boost Your Website on Google With This SEO Blueprint, Now Under $30

While social media marketing gets a lot of attention, most online traffic still comes from search. The SEO Blueprint for Ranking

Which game streaming service should you buy? GeForce Now or Google Stadia?

Your games, anywhereGeForce NowFree, $5/mo, at NVIDIAProsCheaper than Stadia right nowAccess to most of the games you already ownWorks on

Scotland Launches Contact Tracing App With Apple and Google API

Scotland is the latest country to implement Apple's and Google's Exposure Notification API in their COVID-19 contact tracing app, now

Google is adding 27 new 3D animals to its AR search results

The new 3D animals are expected to be added to Google Search "soon."What you need to knowGoogle will soon expand

Google upgrades YouTube Music with collaborative playlists and more

Have an AI make your playlists for you — or do it with friends!What you need to knowYouTube Music is

Apple and Google-backed smart home standard will launch in 2021

"We are on track to deliver a draft specification by late 2020, and continue to drive towards our goal of

Google’s Phone app is coming to more non-Pixel phones with ‘Verified Calls’

With the new Verified Calls feature, you can confirm the identity of a business before answering their call.What you need

See Google’s Android 11 statue in your living room with AR

Google puts a socially-distanced spin on a geeky tradition.What you need to knowGoogle today released Android 11.The company did not

Google’s Pixel phones get some exclusive Android 11 features

What you need to knowAs Android 11 rolls out to Pixel devices today, Google drops its latest feature drop.Most of

Google Drive goes down in some parts of the U.S.

It's not just you, Google Drive is down in some major metropolitan areas.What you need to knowSome users are experiencing

Android 11 privacy deep dive: A conversation with Google

Android 11 has a big focus on user privacy and we talked with the people who worked hard to bring

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Upgrade your WFH setup with this three piece bundle

Things have changed in the US workforce. Even after this pandemic is over and the situation gets back to the old definition of “normal”, things will be different in the work space.A lot of companies and organizations have warmed to the idea of remote working and will likely keep it as a permanent part of doing business. Many people who work from home will probably continue to work from home.While you may have gotten used working remotely, chances are you could do better in the way of proper tools and devices. Getting in front of a camera is one thing, but having the right lighting, camera angles, and perspective is another.Whether you’re looking to connect with your team once a week or present a quarterly slide deck for upper management, you’ll want to invest in the right equipment. The Pictar Home Office Kit is that right equipment.The bundle, just $89.99 in the AG Deals Store, is comprised of three components: a Pictar Wide-Angle Smart Lens, Splat 3N1 Flexible Tripod, and Pictar Smart Light. Together, these three will help eliminate the hassles of clumsy and less than stellar calls.The smart lens doubles the viewing on your mobile device, so you’ll capture more than just a closely cropped image of your head. It connects to an app and allows for precise and easy adjustment; it also has 20 different shooting modes.The tripod has five flexible legs that allow for mounting just about anywhere and everywhere you take your phone. The smart light clips onto your phone or camera to enhance the quality of your video footage.AvailabilityYou can purchase your three-piece Pictar Home-Office Kit from the AG Deals Store for just $89.99 right now. That’s a 35% discount off the normal retail price.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

LG Wing arrives with swiveling two-screen experience

LG on Monday announced its first handset under the “Explorer Project”, the LG Wing. And just as the rumors told us, it features a unique two-screen experience.Currently there are two main ways that phone makers are working with dual displays. There’s the “two phone screens that make a tablet screen” approach and then there’s the “flip phone” design that opens to reveal a full-screen experience. The LG Wing is neither of those.The LG Wing features a 6.8-inch full HD OLED main display that swivels up to reveal a secondary 3.9-inch screen underneath. Resembling a Tetris T-block, it leads to unique use cases.The LG Wing is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. A microSD expansion card slot allows for external media.The rear houses a 64-megapixel main camera, accompanied by a 12-megapixel wide-angle and 13-megapixel wide-angle camera. One is mounting in standard portrait orientation while the other is rotated 90 degrees. A 32-megapixel camera pops out for selfies on the front side of the phone.The hinge mechanism in LG WING has proven to be reliable even after 200,000 swivels – this averages out to about 100 motions every day for five years.Given its unique design, the LG Wing allows for some interesting camera modes. Grip Mode ignores accidental touches while recording video when the phone is opened. Gimbal Motion Camera Mode adds a joystick, lock, and follow controls on the secondary display.The design also allows for watching full-screen video content on the big display while messaging, commenting, and other features are available on the secondary screen.Other prominent features in the LG Wing include a 4,000mAh battery with wireless and Quick Charge 4.0 and an IP54 rating against dust and water.The LG Wing will be offered in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky when it goes on sale. Pricing and exact availability has yet to be revealed. With that said, Verizon will have first dibs on the unique phone with AT&T, T-Mobile, and others following later.

Snag this award-winning personal air conditioner while it’s on sale

Although it’s the middle of September we still find those occasional days where it gets stupid hot outside. Or worse, really humid. While it might be tempting to crank the AC up in the home or office, you’d be wise to consider the alternative – a costly electric bill.Another option to consider is a personal air conditioner. Indeed, just as there are portable heaters for keeping your room warm, these are here to cool you down.The evaCHILL EV-500, is an ultra-lightweight and energy-efficient personal air conditioner that keeps you cool and leaves money in your wallet. For a limited time, you can pick it up on sale for nearly 20% off.Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, and the cartridge will generous amounts of water. The water disperses itself through the cooling pads while air blows through them. The result is evaporated water with no heat exhausted. The EV-500 can drop the air temperature up to 59º in just 10 minutes.It makes more sense to cool a room than to worry about the whole house, right?EV-500 FeaturesUltra-portable & leakage-proof w/ an integrated handleReaches full cooling power within 5-10 minutesSoft blue LED lights improve the moodSets up w/ just one buttonHumidifies the air creating a comfortable environmentFilters out dust particles to increase the air quality for better breathing & doesn’t create suitable conditions for bacterial growthCan increase your sleep qualityBuy Yours Today!Usually retailing for $99, you can get the EvaChill EV-0500 on sale for $79.99 — a savings of 20%. Take your pick from three colors: white, gray, and pink.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google partners with Lenovo for Meet hardware kits

Google on Tuesday announced new Google Meet videoconferencing hardware as part of a partnership with Lenovo. The new Series One hardware comes in the form of a bundle which are slated for pre-order soon.The entire kit is powered by a Compute System which has a version of Chrome OS designed for Meet. The platform uses AI to provide a smarter and more user-friendly way of conducting meetings. Features include joining meetings using voice, enhanced noise reduction, and participant framing.The Series One hardware is comprised of a 12-megapixel Smart Camera; an alternate 20.3-megapixel Smart Camera XL is offered for larger conference rooms.A Smart Audio Bar houses a 2.5-inch woofer, one-inch tweeter, and eight beam-forming microphones that Google says can process “up to 44 channels simultaneously.” It advises that it can filter out distracting sounds such as typing and snacking.This isn’t Google’s first approach to workplace tech, nor is it the first attempt at hardware for Google Meet. Asus introduced gear for Google Meet back in May.Depending on what version of the Series One hardware you purchase, you’ll may also be able to control meetings via a rechargeable remote control or a 10.1-inch display. Both of support Google Assistant for hands-free meeting controls.Companies interested in adding one of the Series One kits to their conference rooms will soon be pre-order one. Exact timing isn’t known yet, but pricing starts at $2,699 for the Small Room Kit.For the money, you’ll get a Smart Camera, Smart Audio Bar, Compute System, and remote control ($2,699). Alternatively, a $2,999 Medium Room Kit and $3,999 Large Room Kit will be sold. Color options include “charcoal” (black) and “chalk” (white).