Google has today announced that its “Send Money” feature in Gmail will be making its way to the UK over the course of the next few weeks. The service was first unveiled back in March, 2013, and has been exclusively available in the US ever since its launch in April, 2014.
Google is hard at work pushing Google for Education, and their next step is to offer Android tablets preloaded with Education services to schools in the UK. These tablets are customized for the curriculum used in the UK school system and offer great ways to manage time and get students more involved.
Schools have an option of which tablets they want to buy, some of which include the Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4. The tablets seamlessly link together for classrooms and have access to Google’s Education app store and are preloaded with Google’s work apps like Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
Aircharge has just announced a new partnership with McDonald’s UK which would bring over 600 Qi wireless charging spots to 50 outlets across the region. This would allow customers to charge their Qi compatible smartphone wirelessly as they enjoy their meal.
For the past four months, Sony held exclusivity over the green model of the Xperia Z3 Compact — meaning if you wanted to pick one up, you had to purchase the phone directly from the manufacturer itself. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Online technology retailer, Clove, has today announced that it too has “received stock of the green variant and is now able to sell the SIM free version in the UK for the first time”.
If you own a Moto X (2014) and reside in the UK, you may want to listen up, as Motorola has just started pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the handset located in the region.
Chromecast owners in the UK can currently head over to Google’s official Offers web page to register for a complimentary three-month Entertainment Pass for Sky’s recently-launched Now TV streaming service.
The US has had their fill of Amazon Fire TV for a while now, but Europe’s getting their first experience with the set-top box. Amazon’s launching Fire TV first in Germany, and then the UK. In Germany, it’ll begin shipping September 25 for €99, or €49 with Amazon Prime, while in the UK, it’ll be £79, or £49 with Prime.
This deal’s only valid for the next five days, so if you’re across the ocean and interested, act fast.
Since Google opened up the Glass program a month ago, it’s been pretty easy to purchase the device, assuming you lived in the US and had $1500 to spend. However, it looks pretty likely that Google might end up opening up the country restrictions on Glass at I/O this year.
Rumors point to Google releasing Glass in the UK at their annual event, and it’s likely that English-speaking countries like Australia and Canada will also have a chance to buy the device, too. There are also bits of Japanese in the code of the latest Glass APK, so there’s a chance we might see it made available in Japan, too.
I/O is on June 25th this year, so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to see if this rumor pans out.
Public transportation in the UK just got a whole lot easier thanks to Google Maps’ latest update.
In an impressive move, the app now can access all times and routes for every train, bus, tram and ferry in the region — almost 17,000 different routes.
Google Maps’ project manager, David Tattersall, said, “You’ll now know when the next trip is departing, how many stops and how far your walk is between each station. You can also pick your preferred method of travel and whether you’d rather walk less or make fewer transfers, so you can compare and choose the best option for you.”
Source: Pocket Link
Nest, acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in February, is launching its Learning Thermostat in the UK today.
To launch the product in the UK, Nest had to create a new device with a different voltage and heating system. That said, the company came up with the Heat Link device that fits directly between the Learning Thermostat and the boiler and receives commands from the thermostat while controlling the boiler.
You can get the Learning Thermostat now for £179 from the company’s website or from outside retailers such as Apple, John Lewis, Amazon, and B&Q. However, with the recommended professional installation, it will cost you £249.