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Google Stadia Goes Free – But There’s an Itsy-Bitsy Catch

Google has launched a free tier for the Stadia cloud gaming service. Anyone that signs up will receive two free months of Stadia Pro, granting access to nine games. The free tier is rolling out to 14 countries over the next 48 hours. Nearly six months after launching, Google Stadia finally has a free tier,…

Google Trends Data Rings a Warning – The Stock Market Crash Isn’t Over

Google Trends data shows an incredible surge in searches for the “Dow Jones” and “how to buy stocks” Unfortunately, retail investors are usually on the wrong side of stock market crashes, suggesting there could be more pain ahead. Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd is warning investors against being complacent and not getting caught up in a…

Google Stadia Is Cheaper Than Ever – But You’d Better Hurry

Google is slashing Stadia pricing for one day to mark the launch of Doom Eternal. The Stadia Premiere Edition is available for $30 off until midnight tonight, but only in the United States. Stadia users will still need to fork out $60 for Doom Eternal, though. To mark the launch of Doom Eternal, Google is…

Google Stealthily Delivered on This Long-Neglected Stadia Promise

Stadia users are reporting 4K streaming in Google Chrome. Google has yet to issue an official statement confirming the new functionality. The tech giant appears to be rolling out 4K support incrementally. Not everyone can benefit from the higher stream quality quite yet. It looks like Google is stealthily rolling out 4K web browser support…

Google to Close Chinese Offices as Coronavirus Infects Over 7,000

Google-parent Alphabet is temporarily closing down its Chinese office amid the accelerating coronavirus outbreak. The company left the Chinese search market a decade ago, but still maintains four offices in the country. There have now been over 7,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China. Google-parent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is the latest American tech company to…

Facebook, Google Rake in Election Ad Spending While Twitter, Spotify Say No

Presidential candidates have already spent more than $105 million on digital ads. Facebook and Google are getting most of the dough. Spotify just joined Twitter in rejecting these election ads outright. With billionaires like Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg splashing their cash around, the airwaves have been filled with 2020 presidential election ads. The political…

Is Google Stadia Just Pandering to Women?

Google Stadia has not reviewed terribly well. Google VP Phil Harrison says other companies have been “more masculine in their approach.” The decision comes across more like pandering to female gamers rather than actually trying to do them any good. Google Stadia is now out, and by all accounts it’s a raging dumpster fire of…

Google Stadia’s Advertising Couldn’t Be a More Appropriate Car Crash

Google Stadia has received a lukewarm reception since it was released.An advertisement installation was recently dug up and has been doing the rounds on Twitter.The installation in question compared Stadia to the Dreamcast, the Power Glove, and E.T for the Atari 2600.Google Stadia might be impressive technologically, but it’s not faring too well. It apparently…

Google Stadia Review Roundup – Impressive Tech Woefully Undercooked

Reviews for the Google Stadia are here ahead of tomorrow’s release. The consensus is one of excellent technology let down by a lack of features, games, and functionality. There’s a risk that Google may axe Stadia before it’s had a chance to find its feet. Google Stadia is a curiosity that is as alluring as…

Google Shipping Trouble Blights Hotly-Anticipated ‘Stadia’ Launch

The Verge reports that not all who’ve bought into the Google Stadia pre-order hype will be able to play the console come launch day on Nov. 19 at 9 AM PST/5 PM BST/6 PM CET, further framing the launch of Google’s first console in a less than flattering light. First-Come, First-Served Google claims that consumers…