December 3

Chrome extension gives Google Tasks a full-screen UI

One of Google’s simpler services is Google Tasks, which offers traditional to-do lists that are synced across your devices with your Google Account. However, while Google Tasks has a convenient app for Android and iOS, the only way to access it from the web is from the sidebar of other Google apps like Gmail. A third-party developer has created an alternative way to access Google Tasks in full-screen on your laptop, desktop or Chromebook.

November 1

Google this morning announced that it was acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Speculation that the company was up for sale started last month, and it’s now emerged that Facebook was also an interested suitor.

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September 30

Google Duo is becoming more and more of a social app after adding messaging capabilities last year. The Android app is now testing face effects and filters to customize video messages.

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Google Fit is apparently preparing account linking with Strava

Google Fit isn’t an immensely powerful fitness app, but it’s great for keeping track of workouts, steps, and your heart rate. Now, it appears that Google Fit is preparing to add account linking with Strava.

September 25

Amazon announces new hardware including Echo speakers, more

Update: All of today’s new products are now available for pre-order at Amazon.

Amazon has taken the stage in Seattle today to unveil a host of new hardware and services. While rumors have been swirling as to what the online giant had up its sleeve today, we now officially know that new Echo speakers, home security accessories and more are on the way. Hit the jump to find out everything that Amazon announced today.

September 18

After Hours: Focals by North glasses, Alexa speaks Hindi, Facebook Portal

Some of the day’s biggest stories included a huge report about Google’s efforts with a “Pixel Watch,” new details on Android TV, as well as some news regarding Google Stadia’s popularity. In other news, Focals by North is getting a convenient new Showroom app, Alexa expands its language support, and more.

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