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Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers | ZDNet
A study analyzing the performance of Chrome ad blocker extensions published on Friday has proven wrong claims made by Google developers last month, when a controversy broke out surrounding their decision to modify the Chrome browser in such a way th…
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20 hours ago by evansthompson
How to Enable Google Assistant in Maps for Hands-Free Navigation Help on iPhone or Android « Smartphones :: Gadget Hacks
Millions depend on Google Maps for directions, and it's easy to see why. The app comes with tons of features like offline navigation, location sharing, and more. Google is far from done, however, and continually improves upon its navigation app to m…
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
Anker’s Roav Bolt is a USB car charger with Google Assistant built in - The Verge
Amazon’s Alexa got a head start on its smart home invasion compared to its primary competitor Google, and that early lead has extended beyond the home. Now, Google is aggressively pushing to catch up by partnering with third-party brands to further …
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google launches new search feature for easier long-term research - The Verge
Google is rolling out a new feature in search today that can help make research on a specific topic easier over a long period of time. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google’s Project Soli radar is sensitive enough to count sheets of paper and read Lego bricks - The Verge
What does the computer interface of the future look like? One bet from Google is that it will involve invisible interfaces you can tweak and twiddle in mid-air. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
Court dismisses lawsuit over Google Photos' facial recognition - TechSpot
Why it matters: A federal judge in Illinois has thrown out a class-action lawsuit against Google over its collection of biometric data without consent. Users of the company’s photo sharing and storage service filed suit in Illinois US District Court…
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google & Facebook fed ad dollars to child porn discovery apps – TechCrunch
Google has scrambled to remove third-party apps that led users to child porn sharing groups on WhatsApp in the wake of TechCrunch’s report about the problem last week. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
Android TV is getting pretty popular outside the US
Android TV landed on on a range of new devices this year, from Westinghouse's entry-level 4K TVs to Sony's high-end television sets and even a JBL soundbar. And it seems the increase in hardware partners is paying off. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google granted e-money, payment license to operate in Europe - 9to5Google
As evidenced by the last several years, technology is disrupting the commerce industry. One area of interest is e-money, with Google just granted a Payment License that will allow it to operate throughout the European Union. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google Assistant will warn you when it predicts flight delays
Google has predicted flight delays for a while, but only if you've searched for a flight yourself. Wouldn't it be better if it warned you before you packed your bags? It will soon. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
New Microsoft Edge will support Google Chrome extensions - 9to5Google
Just last week, Microsoft revealed that it would be shifting its Edge browser built into Windows 10 to run on Chromium. Now, it’s been confirmed that, with this new version, Microsoft Edge will support Google Chrome extensions. At least, that’s the …
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
How to Delete Your Google+ Account | Digital Trends
Google had planned to close the Google+ social network in August 2019, but the date can’t come quickly enough: A second massive data breach was just revealed, only a few months after the previous. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google Keep drawing canvas updated with scrolling action - 9to5Google
Google Keep is a great tool for keeping track of notes of all sorts, and this week it’s adding a handy new option for those who like to write by hand. Google Keep now supports a larger drawing canvas which scrolls. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google officially confirms Allo shutdown for 2019, move away from 'classic Hangouts' - 9to5Google
Over the past several days, 9to5Google reported that Google was planning to move away from “classic Hangouts” and sunset Google Allo. Amid the discussion about the company’s messaging future, Google today clarified its strategy, and published a defi…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google Photos for iOS will let you depth edit portrait photos
Photo shots fired! Google announced an update to its Photos app for iOS on Monday. Now, iPhone users can edit the background blur and focus of portrait mode images within the Google Photos iOS app. Customized portraits, here you come! via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google, Microsoft working on Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM - 9to5Google
Windows 10 is catching up with all the other operating systems by offering better support for ARM processors, but this means third-party developers will also need to work on making their apps faster in the new ecosystem. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Chromecasts now support multi-room music playback - The Verge
Chromecasts can now be used to play music in sync across multiple rooms and devices. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Mozilla is deeply concerned about Microsoft killing EdgeHTML
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue the EdgeHTML browser engine. Future versions of Edge would use Google’s Chromium rendering engine, which powers a swathe of browsers, including Chrome and Opera. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
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Training the Network Today, if you ask the Google search engine on your desktop a question like “How big is the Milky Way,” you’ll no longer just get a list of links where you could find the answer — you’ll get the answer: “100,000 light years. via …
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google Night Sight review: night vision for the Pixel camera - The Verge
Two years ago, Google’s release of the first Pixel smartphone radically raised the bar for the image quality we could expect from mobile cameras. Today, even as everyone else struggles to catch up, Google is extending its lead with the introduction …
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google keeps failing to understand tablets - The Verge
What is a tablet? What is a tablet supposed to be and do? Nine years ago, these questions were foremost in debates about new technology, as Apple was preparing to introduce its first iPad and rival companies were rushing to beat it to the punch. CES…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Lawsuit targets secrecy agreements surrounding Google's new campus | Technology | The Guardian
Officials in San Jose, California, negotiating with Google over the tech company’s plan to build a massive new campus are improperly withholding documents, a lawsuit alleged on Tuesday. via Pocket
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Google's Balloon Internet is Coming to Kenya in 2019 | Digital Trends
It may be hard to imagine a modern day without the internet, but billions of people around the world still lack connectivity. Sure, the internet has its dregs, trolls and garbage content strewn across the web, but it also offers access to more infor…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Verily pauses research on glucose-sensing contact lens - The Verge
Verily, previously Google Life Sciences, is putting a hold on its program to build a contact lens that can monitor glucose in tears. First announced in 2014, the glucose lens has been one of Verily’s highest-profile projects, even as experts suggest…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Google is using AI to help The New York Times digitize 5 million historical photos - The Verge
The New York Times doesn’t keep bodies in its “morgue” — it keeps pictures. In a basement under its Times Square offices, stuffed into cabinets and drawers, the Times stores between 5 million and 7 million images, along with information about when t…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Google health initiative in the works, organizing AI, Nest, & Fit - 9to5Google
Despite its machine learning prowess and massive consumer reach, Google has yet to launch major health products. However, the interest is there, with the company today appointing the former CEO of a health care system to lead and organize various te…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Google open-sources AI that can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy | VentureBeat
Diarization — the process of partitioning out a speech sample into distinctive, homogeneous segments according to who said what, when — doesn’t come as easy to machines as it does to humans, and training a machine learning algorithm to perform it is…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Google's Project Fi to Offer a Free VPN for Your Phone
Google is adding a new privacy perk to its Project Fi cellular service: a free VPN. The VPN will encrypt all the internet traffic streaming through Project Fi phones over Wi-Fi and cellular connections. The beta service will start rolling out to cus…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
The complete list of Google Home commands so far - CNET
The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
How to Use Your Favorite Music App Inside Google Maps | PCMag.com
Using your phone to navigate and play music when you're driving are both common activities, but each app demands your complete attention. It's distracting, dangerous, and in many states illegal to fiddle with your phone when you're behind the wheel.…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Google's Upcoming 'Night Sight' Mode for Pixel Phones Captures Remarkable Low-Light Photos - MacRumors
At a media event in New York City earlier this month, Google previewed a new low-light camera feature called "Night Sight" that uses machine learning to choose the right colors based on the content of the image. The result is much brighter photos in…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Apple Maps detail now beats Google Maps in buildings & more - 9to5Mac
Apple Maps detail now beats Google Maps in many respects, from things like building shapes to vegetation coverage. That’s the conclusion of designer Justin O’Beirne, who used to work for Apple’s maps division and has now put together an exhaustive c…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Sonos Delays Google Assistant Integration Until 2019 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Bad news for those with Sonos speakers. The Google Assistant won't be available on your devices until next year. Sonos had originally planned to integrate Google's voice assistant with its smart speakers some time in 2018. But on Thursday, the vendo…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Mobile app data sharing 'out of control' - BBC News
Data harvesting and sharing by mobile apps is "out of control", University of Oxford researchers have warned. Nearly 90% of free apps on the Google Play store share data with Google parent company Alphabet, the Financial Times reported. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Pixel 3 Features: Google's A.I Will Simplify Your Life in 5 Incredible Ways | Inverse
Google’s annual hardware launch introduced the company’s new flagship Pixel 3 smartphones. Even though this could be considered one of the most heavily leaked handset launches in recent memory, the artificial intelligence capabilities that power the…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google Wallpapers update delivers a new bunch of delightful backgrounds
We wrote about Google Pixel 3 wallpapers recently and you all seemed to enjoy them, so here are some more backgrounds for ya. Google has updated its dedicated Wallpapers app with a feast of new images (via PhoneArena), and you can get them on any An…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google will not bid for the Pentagon’s $10B cloud computing contract, citing its “AI Principles” – TechCrunch
Google has dropped out of the running for JEDI, the massive Defense Department cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google Cloud launches Cloud Identity as standalone service | ZDNet
Google will offer its cloud identity tools--based on a security framework called BeyondCorp--as a standalone tool with one console and platform to manage users, devices, apps and access. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Windows 10 will banish Spectre slowdowns with Google's Retpoline patch | ZDNet
Microsoft is including Google's mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 speculative execution side-channel attack in the next release of Windows 10, currently codenamed 19H1. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google Maps Brings Its Real-time Journey-tracking Feature to iPhone | Digital Trends
Google Maps has been getting a slew of useful updates this year, and on Thursday, iPhone users of the app received yet another one. ETA sharing lets you share your route in real-time with selected contacts, so everyone knows the whereabouts of each …
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google lets developers sell in-app purchases through Assistant
Google has taken steps recently to make its voice-controlled Assistant easier to use, and now it's rolling out features to developers to help them integrate the same levels of intuition into their apps. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google Assistant's app redesign abandons chatbots
Google Assistant is getting an overhaul on smartphones, and it’s discarding one of 2016’s biggest tech fads in the process. When Google Assistant arrived a couple of years ago, chatbots were all the rage in products like Facebook Messenger and Micro…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
The best email app for iOS and Android - The Verge
There is no such thing as a good email app, technically speaking. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Google updates Location History language after tracking backlash – TechCrunch
The update was noted by the Associated Press, which first brought the tracking issue to light earlier this week in a report. Google initially denied its own inaccurate reporting, but later backtracked, adding that it had added clarifying language. v…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Google gives its AI the reins over its data center cooling systems – TechCrunch
The inside of data centers is loud and hot — and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. It’s no surprise then that the big players in this space, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google all looking for diffe…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Google Maps just got a great new feature and you probably didn’t even realize it – BGR
Google Maps is a must-have app on any smartphone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android device. But let’s not forget that Google Maps was available initially on the web, where it still sees plenty of use. And Google Maps on the web has been getting new …
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Google Lens is a student's best friend: How to copy-paste text from the real world | Android Central
Google Lens is one of the more underappreciated Google services out there, and nowhere is this more true than in education. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
YouTube is five times faster on Google Chrome over Firefox and Edge according to Mozilla executive | 9to5Google
YouTube’s user interface has changed a lot over the past year, both on mobile devices and on the desktop. Apparently, though, that redesign is causing issues with some browsers… via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Google's 85,000 employees avoid successful phishing attempts with a $20 YubiKey security key - Business Insider
One of the most common ways that people get hacked is called phishing or spearphishing. Basically, attackers craft an email that looks just like something you'd normally click on, like a bill or an email telling you to change your password. via Pock…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Google now has its own hardware security keys
Yesterday, Google revealed that it completely cut phishing attacks against more than 85,000 employees by making them use hardware security keys. They're small USB drive-sized devices that handle online logins, and they're proven to be even more secu…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Google’s ‘AndroidX’ developer support libraries are now open-source | 9to5Google
As part of the Android Jetpack announcement at I/O in May, Google unveiled a redesign for the Android Support Library, called AndroidX. Like its predecessor, AndroidX is designed to help developers maintain backward compatibility with old versions o…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Physical key is the secret to Google employees' online security - CNET
The company began using physical USB-based security keys in early 2017 and since then, none of its 85,000-plus employees have been phished on their work accounts, Krebs on Security reported last week. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
How Google's Safe Browsing Helped Build a More Secure Web | WIRED
In the beginning there was phone phreaking and worms. Then came spam and pop ups. And none of it was good. But in the nascent decades of the internet, digital networks were detached and isolated enough that the average user could mostly avoid the na…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Google owns Duck.com, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow - CNET
Google owns Duck.com, which has been driving rival search engine DuckDuckGo up the wall for over six years. Because when you type "duck.com" into a web browser, you get Google.com. Doesn't make a lot of sense, yes? But after a new round of complaint…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
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