"There's an Easter egg inside Google's Pixel 2 invite"
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There's an Easter egg inside Google's Pixel 2 invite
Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicious, for everything inside the world of Google.
Now the tech world was fixated on Apple last week with their new announcements, and we can all agree there wasn't really anything groundbreaking with the iPhone X but solid upgrade for users across the board.
Now Google's up next for their big phone announcement after they tease the date for October the 4th.
We know it's going to be all about the next Pixel, but there's an Easter egg on the page, thanks to 9to5Google.
Taking a look at the source code of the ask more page and a little digging reveals a picture of a black and white cookie with multicolor dots.
But digging even deeper into the exif data, the GPS coordinates of where the picture was taken Lead to googolplex and from the cam Melissa that took the picture not that easy.
Even with all the leaks we will find out the official Pixel 2 details in about two more weeks.
Alright the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 2s have been revealed as the first Google Assistant powered headphones.
And are expected to go on sale on September the 22nd.
Now it really came about as an [UNKNOWN] after someone found a pair put on the retail floor in the Best Buy and was told they couldn't purchase them until the 22nd with retail price of 34 $49.
Now, Google still might announce their own hardware at the October 4th event, but we were expecting to hear about their new [UNKNOWN] platform first, at the Pixel event and not on stores shelves.
All right, Samsung's physical [UNKNOWN] has been.
A pain in the button since day one after Bixby came late to the party.
And you know what?
It's really kind of been a hot button issue.
Now according to SamMobile, a new toggle option is appearing on some S8 and Note 8 devices after a recent Samsung software update.
It gives you the option to turn off going to Bixby Home with a single press.
It doesn't disable the feature entirely And if you press and hold, you'll still launch Bixby Voice.
So instead of doing the right thing and just letting users customize it the way they want, which they were doing until they were blocked by Samsung, they just wanna remind you It's the button you wish never existed.
Alright, this story's pretty cool.
Google has a new payment system that's exclusive to India.
It's called Tez.
But what makes it unique, is that it's a new payment app that uses ultrasonic audio to send money from one person to another.
Now, most mobile payment apps use NFC chips.
But Tez avoids that because a large portion of users in India don't have phones with NFC.
Now the ultrasonic audio pairs two devices together, allowing them to transfer money.
Tez also connects directly to a user's bank.
And it's available to download on iOS and Android right now.
It's currently only available in India But Android police has found trademarks that point to them launching it in other countries in Asia in the future so yeah check that out really cool stuff.
Okay Google earth VR has been a way to look around the world and one of their highlights of their VR platform, it's now adding support for street view images so you can view 360 degree photos that people have taken from specific locations like AT&T park at a San Fransisco Giants game It's really sweet and gives you a more realistic view of what certain places look like.
Google is rolling it out to both the ACC vibe and oculus rip and you can also check it out on the street view VR app on google cardboard and daydream.
And believe it or not this week on September the 15th exactly 20 years ago in the year 1997 when some of you weren't even born yet.
The domain Google.com was officially registered.
Now, the site didn't actually go live until September the 4th, 1998, is still did basically the same thing but it's now a whole lot smarter with so many more specific ways to search.
But is this fun to look back and think about a Company that started in search and that same company is now making phones.
They're working on bringing Internet to remote areas with Project Loon.
Their self driving cars with Waymo and so much more but it all started with a search Engine.
So happy Domain-iversary Google!
You Domain (da man).
All right, that's it for this week, you can email me at Googlicious@cnet.com, or tweet me @briantong.
Thanks for watching, we'll see you next week on Googlicious.
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