Google continuing Chromecast push in latest ad campaign [Video]

Google has sold tens of millions of Chromecasts since its unveiling in 2013 and over that time we’ve had four models release — the Chromecast, second-gen Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and most recently, the 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra. Now, Google is once again pushing its streaming hardware yet again through several new adverts on YouTube.

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Google Photos now shows albums in search results

Google Photos just keeps getting better and better. With the launch of the Google Pixel more people than ever are enjoying free and unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos with the service, and it seems Google is — as it should — continuing to improve it for all of us. The latest addition to Google Photos is the ability to find albums in search…

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PSA: Google Local Guides who reach Level 4 now receive 100GB of Drive storage, not 1TB

As noted at Google’s support website, the different levels of the Local Guides program come with many different benefits. Up to today, those reaching the fourth level would qualify for 1TB of Google Drive storage for one year. Unfortunately, Google is now toning down that offer to just 100GB so that it can “continue giving Drive storage to all Level 4 qualified Local Guides.”

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Google Fiber expands in Nashville, launches Community Bonus to collectively lower bills

Google Fiber has been live in Nashville, Tennessee for a few years now, but today is seeing a much wider rollout to multiple neighborhoods. Additionally, the ISP is launching what it calls a “Community Bonus” referral program to collectively lower monthly bills.

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Ability to download individual Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for offline editing now rolling out

In 2013, Google Drive addressed one of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Office: offline access and editing. With this feature enabled, Docs, Slides, and Sheets effectively becomes a native application. An update starting today will allow users to select specific files to store and edit without an internet connection.

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Google invested in Neverware, a company that (sort of) puts Chrome OS on aging computers

Easily one of the best aspects of Chrome OS is how lightweight it is. That’s what enables it to run incredibly well on the inexpensive and low powered hardware that makes up most of the Chromebook market. However, Neverware found another use for it — a lifeline for aging computers, and now Google is investing in them.

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