Hangouts splits into two, Google positions itself to fight Slack

It’s official. Google will pivot Hangouts to become a business-focused product instead of a consumer-focused one; therefore, the entire service now belongs to the G Suite family. The new Hangouts breaks into two experiences with unique purposes, but they exist together in a way to improve productivity for businesses across the board. While Hangouts Chat is built for device-to-device communication, Hangouts Meeting is built for group meetings. Everything is meant to make G Suite an even better value and that much more capable of being an all-in-one solution for businesses.

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Microphone issues plague some Google Pixel owners

After a string of issues with some Google Pixel phones, such as Bluetooth shutting off randomly and another bug which interfered with the phone app sending audio over Bluetooth, it appears that yet another problem has appeared. This time, some Pixel owners are hitting the support forums saying that their microphones stop working, and unfortunately it looks to be a hardware issue.

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FCC filing reveals unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with support for all U.S. carriers

We are only a few weeks away from the official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but that’s not stopping the news and rumors from continuing to pour in. The latest comes courtesy of the FCC where a recent filing indicates Samsung will sell unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with support for all U.S. carriers.

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Google Play Music announces City Soundtracks as first original podcast

Music services such as Spotify have become more popular in recent years compared to the traditional approach of purchasing albums and building up your personal music library. Google Play Music is a great app for finding music you love and discovering new artists and today Google has announced a new way to enjoy your music with their first original podcast: City Soundtracks.

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