Technology Stadia product head John Justice leaves Google
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You don't need Audible to listen to audiobooks on your Google Nest smart speakers (but you can do that too).For most people, "audiobooks" is practically synonymous with Amazon's paid Audible service, but there's no direct way to play Audible titles on a Google Home. It's totally possible, and we'll show you the workaround to get it up and running, but -- even better -- there are ways to listen to free audiobooks on your Google Nest smart speakers, too.
It wouldn't be a stretch to say that 2021 has been a tumultuous year for. The highs have included the promise of (to add to its ) including high-profile gets like , and . But, it's the lows that have inevitably garnered the most interest and over Google's commitment to its cloud gaming service. The latest news of a managerial departure at Stadia is likely to add fuel to the fire over the future of the fledgling gaming service.
has reported that VP and head of product at Stadia John Justice has left Google. The exec was responsible for the consumer experience at Stadia and had previously spoken about his team's tendency to overpromise on new features. Back in 2019, Google's streaming service infamously launched without a number of hyped social features including and . More recently, Stadia abruptly debuted a for the web, one of its most requested features. Though Justice has yet to update his LinkedIn page, Google confirmed his departure to .
Google says ACCC's work on ad tech regulation could be at odds with Privacy Act
Search giant asks the watchdog to consult with the Attorney-General's Department, the OAIC, and privacy advocacy groups for the remainder of its ad tech inquiry.Google has offered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) a number of suggestions on how best to move forward with regulation in the digital advertising space, saying a "collaborative" approach would provide the most benefit to consumers and Australian businesses.
Stadia's troubles can be traced back to February, when the company decided toin a shift to third-party gaming. Shortly after the announcement, Google was forced to fix a critical bug in on Stadia after its developers had apparently moved on due to the shake-up
Taking into account Google'sof , Jutsice's exit is likely to raise a few eyebrows. But, it also doesn't mean that Stadia is dead and buried, given its ongoing and that continue to make it on to the platform. Plus, the service still has plenty of execs to steer the ship including director of games Jack Buser and VP and general manager Phil Harrison.
A simple Chromecast trick for playing music in every room of your house .
Whether you have an iPhone or Android, Google Nest speaker, or a Chromecast built-in audio device, here's how to use them with Google Assistant to stream music throughout your home.Devices compatible with Chromecast built-in, such as the Google Nest Audio, the Onkyo TX-NR696 receiver and the JBL Playlist speaker, can work singly or in concert throughout your home. You can create groups of multiple devices and send music, news or whatever to any or all of them at the same time, using the Google Home app on your phone or with your voice via the Google Assistant.