While this isn't really gaming related, we might as well cover the last piece of hardware Google announced today during their event, Chromecast Audio. This is actually a pretty neat idea that allows users to turn their current speakers at home into 'smart speakers' basically. The whole thing works almost the same as normal Chromecast, except it is for music.
During Google's event this morning, the company announces two new Chromecast devices. One is an improved version of the current Chromecast, complete with a new spherical design. The other is an audio version of Chromecast for speakers, which is admittedly pretty neat in itself.
Google has made two new Nexus devices official today during their Nexus event, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. Both devices comes with a lot of similar hardware and features, but the Nexus 6P is bigger in size and features the first full metal body for a Nexus phone.
In pretty much 20 minutes from now Google will be going live with their Nexus event and, of course, they will also be live streaming the entire thing for anyone who can't actually be there. So if you are looking for where to watch the Nexus event, you can do so here or pretty much every other tech website on the internet, or YouTube as well.
The wearables category of mobile devices has gone from being a niche space in consumer electronics to becoming the new frontier of mobile hardware and software development. San Jose based tech firm, Titanium Falcon, hopes to join the ranks of Google, Apple and Fitbit with a clever offering of their own; a gesture driven smart ring known as Talon.
During today's keynote at the Oculus Connect event, Samsung announced a new headset that will be an improvement over the current one, and that it will cost a mere $99 as well. How exactly it will be better wasn't really expanded upon too much, but it will work with more phones.
Almost a week ago exactly, Amazon's rumored new 4K Fire TV went through FCC filing, letting us take an early look at the company's next set-top box. Today Amazon has officially announced their new 4K Fire TV unit, with two different packages being available at the beginning of October. One of those packages is being called Fire TV Gaming Edition.
Nvidia's LTE Enabled Shield tablet has had an update pushed out to it, beginning yesterday. While the details for some of what the update addresses are vague, there is a specific one that it also addresses, in that it patches the bug known as Stagefright.
Yesterday Apple held their event where they announced a few new products like the iPad Pro tablet, which is big and expensive, as well as Apple TV. Well hot off the heels of Apple debuting their new TV platform, Amazon apparently has a 4K version of Amazon Fire TV that looks to be arriving any day now. Let the set-top box wars begins!
Up until now you could only buy the Nvidia Shield Android TV off of Nvidia's own website or places online such as Amazon. However, for those of you that enjoy buying their devices off of Google's new storefront, you can now pick up the Nvidia Shield Android TV from there as well, complete with free shipping.
You may remember last week when it was reported that Google's modular Android phone called Project Ara was being 'recalculated' and that there was a possible change in plans coming to the project. The Project Ara Twitter account, where all of this was originally announced, also stated that we can expect more updates to arrive this week. Those updates have begun and the first one is that the release of Project Ara is being delayed till sometime in 2016.