Chris Chavez

Contributing Editor

I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. Pretty much if it has an electrical current running through it, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android inevitably becomes self-aware and I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

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Google Talk is officially being shut down today

Mar 24th - When Hangouts first launched, Google had given users the option of sticking with Google Talk for their instant messaging needs, but starting today — Google Talk is officially being shut down.

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Google Hangouts is killing SMS support on May 22nd

Mar 23rd - Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.