Google Store Stories September 13

Ahead of the launch of the Google Pixel 3 next month, Google has today published a teaser/landing page for the device on the Google Store. It’s pretty barebones for now…

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Google Store Stories August 30

Google doubles global Home Max availability w/ launches in Germany, UK, and France

Earlier this month, the Google Home Max finally became available outside of North America following an Australian launch. Today, the premium Assistant smart speaker is coming to a handful of European countries and doubling its global availability.

The average person in 2018 is at least aware of two-factor authentication in one form or another. Online banking is the most likely place they’ve encountered it and unfortunately the experience is quite lacking. Ignoring that SMS-based 2FA is not secure, remembering and entering a numeric code is a big inconvenience.

However, it is free, with everyone having a phone — not even needing a smart one — the adoption of two-factor in light of countless online threats is only going to increase. If it’s inevitable, the process should be improved and one way to do that is through security keys.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

While Cloud Next is traditionally a software-focussed event, Google last month announced its own line of two-factor authentication (2FA) devices. Titan Security Keys are primarily aimed at high-value IT administrators, but Google is also making them widely available through the Google Store for any security-conscious user to purchase.

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Google Store Stories August 12

In time for back-to-school, the Google Store is hosting another seasonal sale on Made by Google hardware. Given the rumored proximity to new products, the deals are on the more generous side. The most sought after devices go on sale today, with a number of Home and Chromecast deals going live later in the month.

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Google Store Stories July 8

The Google Store is kicking off a summer-themed event today that discounts the Pixel 2 XL, all Google Home smart speakers, Chromecasts, and more. In effect until next week, one of the better deals is a $150 discount when purchasing two Home Max speakers.

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