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For a few months now, we’ve been watching work progress on a full referral system for Stadia, one that offers an incentive for both the sender and recipient. Today, a limited number of Stadia players have begun to be offered this new referral and reward system.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coming to Stadia on November 24
While Stadia has thus far pulled in games from great studios like Ubisoft, Square Enix, and 2K, the platform has so far been devoid of EA games, despite a few being announced. As of today, we now have a formal release date for the first EA game on Stadia, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Chrome OS is set to gain a new “Trash” folder that will make it easy to undelete a file you may have accidentally deleted.
In this week’s top stories: Google officially shuts down music sales in the Play Store, Carl Pei leaves OnePlus, Google Camera 8.0 can be installed on older Pixels, and more.
Whether looking through your camera or browsing images on the web, Google Lens is a great way to learn more about what’s visible in a photo. Today, the Google app and Chrome for Android are gaining an easy way to search almost any image through Google Lens.
Google Maps will soon indicate how busy a place is directly on the map
One of the most useful features of Google Maps, particularly in the age of social distancing, is the ability to know how busy a restaurant or other business is before you arrive. Soon, Google Maps will be able to show how busy a place is directly in the map view.
At the end of last month, Google hosted its fall hardware event where the company unveiled their latest phones and Made by Google hardware. Tonight, Google has announced a surprise “Google Search On” event, taking place on October 15, to highlight the latest improvements to Google Search and more.
Long before the launch of Google Stadia, the one game many players have been looking forward to enjoying is Cyberpunk 2077, though no official launch date for the Stadia version was ever given. Today, CD Projekt Red has given Stadia fans the news they wanted to hear, that Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on Stadia side-by-side with other consoles.
Despite all the reasons we love Chrome OS, the one major downside is that Chromebooks come with an expiration date, after which they’ll no longer receive updates. Google is now giving some Chromebooks just shy of nine years of guaranteed support.
The Google Pixel 5 has reached reviewers and will soon be landing in the hands of customers around the world, bringing with it a new update to the Google Camera app. Luckily, it’s possible to install Google Camera 8.0 on older Pixel phones, but it’s not as easy as one would hope.
For a few years now, Google has maintained three sizes of smart speakers: small, large, and just right. With the new Nest Audio speaker, Google has taken “just right” to a whole new level.
Google Stadia teases ‘Good Stuff’ for next week including new games and demos
Part of the magic of Google Stadia is that games, demos, and free play weekends can all be played and enjoyed instantly. Next week, Google has a slate of “Good Stuff” planned for Stadia players, including new games and demos.
Android Studio 4.1 now available w/ Database Inspector, integrated emulator, more
Google has released an update to Android Studio version 4.1, bringing a new Database Inspector tool, some improvements to Material Design, and a more deeply integrated Android Emulator.
Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise, one of the only Chrome OS devices to offer a “pointing stick” cursor.
In this week’s top stories: Google Wifi makes a comeback at a more affordable price point, Gmail Go briefly becomes available to all Android devices, the OnePlus 8T’s design is shown in detail, and more.
Today, many reviewers use YouTube as a platform to share their thoughts about new products in video form. To better accommodate both reviewers and potential buyers, Google is reportedly planning to integrate a full shopping experience into YouTube.