We Knew Google’s Nest Audio Speaker Was Coming and Here It Is

Screenshot: Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo It wasn’t a secret that Google was planning to release a new speaker at today’s Launch Night In event. No, seriously. Not only did Google itself confirm this speaker existed back in July after an initial round of leaks, an overeager Walmart accidentally had a few up for sale a week early….

Google’s latest smart speaker is the $100 Nest Audio

Google’s Nest Audio was all but revealed already when it appeared in a Walmart a week ago, but now it’s official. The company just announced its latest Google-powered speaker at its annual Pixel event. As you can tell from the pictures, the Nest Audio is a fabric-clad speaker similar in style to the company’s Nest…

Google’s Antitrust Clusterfuck Is Turning Into a Three-Way

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) An antitrust review of Google’s business practices has been a long time coming, and it looks like the U.S. Justice Department is going to make moves on that front very shortly. But there’s growing concern that the case against the search giant will amount to nothing but a political maneuver….

Watch Google’s Pixel 5 event with us here at 2PM ET!

Google’s Pixel 5 event is finally here. The “Launch Night In” starts at 2PM ET/11AM PT, and you can watch it with us below. Alongside the company’s stream, we’ll offer our commentary on all the news in real time. We know that Google will announce a new Pixel phone, Chromecast and smart speaker, and several…

Twitch offers streamers a way to safely use licensed music

Twitch streamers are no strangers to DMCA music claims. Over the summer, the platform acknowledged a flood of takedown requests for older videos, which could’ve potentially put streamers in jeopardy of consequences under Twitch’s content policy. The company has offered a library of free-to-use tunes for years, but using a song from one of today’s…

So Begins the Unhappy Matrimony of Instagram and Facebook Messenger

Graphic: Facebook In yet another attempt to unify its various properties into some writhing Akira-esque mass, Facebook announced today that Messenger and Instagram are, for all intents and purposes, merging. Chat features from Messenger will become available to Instagram users, and folks on either service will be able to reach out to one another without…

More inclusive emoji will come to iPhones in iOS 14.2

The latest iOS betas nearly always reveal a glimpse into what to expect when the rest of us update our iPhones. If you’re into emoji, then iOS 14.2 might be a treat. The new additions, detailed by Emojipedia, should be only a few weeks away, include transgender flags and the trans symbol, bubble tea and…

Marshall’s latest headphones last over 80 hours on a charge

In addition the recognizable Marshall script, textured black surfaces and gold accents guitar nerds are familiar with, the Major IV has a similar collapsable design as the previous model. The multi-directional control knob that lets you handle play/pause, skipping tracks, volume and calls returns as well. In terms of upgrades, the company says it added…