Google unveils Stadia, a cloud gaming service

Today, at Game Developers Conference 2019, Google unveiled “Stadia,” a cloud gaming service. Using this service, you can play AAA games on multiple devices without the need for a dedicated graphics card. All the processing is done on Google’s servers and you can simply stream the gameplay right onto a laptop, desktop, tablet, phone, or even a Chromecast.

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As a longtime Windows user, I made the switch to Chrome OS: How does it fare?

I’m a Google fan, but there has always been one product that I’ve been hesitant to try: Chrome OS, Google’s desktop operating system that powers all Chromebooks on the market. If you’ve ever heard anything about Chromebooks, chances are that you’ve heard the stereotype that it’s just a “glorified web browser.” I’ve been following Chrome OS for years and I know that there is so much more to it now—Android apps, Linux support, etc. But I never actually ditched Windows and exclusively used a Chromebook as my only laptop—until now.

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Spotify finally launches in India with multiple low-cost options

Finally, after all the wait, speculations, and rumors, Spotify has launched in India. Spotify’s late entry into the Indian market comes after competitors like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Prime Music, and even local streaming services like Saavan and Gaana which have been present for quite a while.

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Google’s navigation gestures overhaul revealed, no back button in sight

Sparked by Apple’s endeavors with the iPhone X, Google took the wraps off its own version of navigation gestures with Android Pie. However, unlike OnePlus and Apple’s implementations, Google kept the bottom nav bar to accommodate a pill-shaped button in the center and a dedicated back button on the left, effectively doing away with the overview button.

A lot of people were quick to bash Google’s decision to keep the nav bar and the back button. However, Google stubbornly stuck to its guns and released the Pixel 3 phones without the option to revert back to the classic back, home and overview buttons, which was quite controversial. While that seems to suggest confidence, the latest leaked build of Android Q seems to suggest otherwise.

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