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Fitbit's Busting Out Everything It's Got With the Charge 4
Now with its first new device under Google, Fitbit is going all-out with the Charge 4. Its most popular fitness tracker has been refreshed with built-in GPS, NFC payments, Spotify compatibility, and a new focus on active minutes in addition to steps.
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2 days ago by leolaporte
Google makes Play Protect mandatory in Advanced Protection program, blocks non Google Play apps | VentureBeat
Google Accounts enrolled in the Advanced Protection program will now have two additional features enabled to defend against malware. One of these relates to Google Play Protect, a machine learning-powered security service that scans apps installed through Google Play for malicious behavior. Launched back in 2017, Google Play Protect is on by default on all Android devices that ship with Google Mobile Services (GMS), which basically means most Android devices outside of China (though one notable exception is new Huawei devices, which are no longer allowed to use Google’s apps or services after a U.S. ban was imposed last year.)
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15 days ago by leolaporte
Google launches Android 11 Developer Preview 2 with foldable, call screening, and Neural Networks API improvements | VentureBeat
Google today launched the second Android 11 developer preview with hinge angle detection support, call screening improvements, and new ops in the Neural Networks API. You can download Android 11 DP2 now from developer.android.com — if you have the previous preview, Google will also be pushing an over-the-air (OTA) update. The release includes a preview SDK with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, as well as the official Android Emulator.
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15 days ago by leolaporte
Connecting businesses and educators with advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities | Google Cloud Blog
Starting this week, we will begin rolling out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including:

Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
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22 days ago by leolaporte
Hey Google, tell me about an inspiring woman
Celebrate with your Google Assistant all month long by asking your smart speaker, Smart Display (like Nest Hub Max) or phone (Android and iOS):

“Hey Google, Happy International Women’s Day”

“Hey Google, tell me about an inspiring woman”

“Hey Google, tell me quotes from inspiring women”
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22 days ago by leolaporte
Google patches Chrome zero-day under active attacks | ZDNet
Google has released today a Chrome update to address three security bugs, including a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild.
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5 weeks ago by leolaporte
Google brings emoji mashup stickers to Gboard on Android - The Verge
There are already hundreds of emoji available to cover every emotion from yawning to being a straight-up drunk weirdo. Now, Google is offering a few more options, with a selection of stickers that combine two existing emoji to create one with a much more specific vibe. Google is calling the feature its “Emoji Kitchen.” You know those times when you want to convey that you’re feeling like both a cowboy and a ghost? Yeah, it’s for that sort of thing.
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7 weeks ago by leolaporte
Chrome ad blocker to target three annoying video ads - 9to5Google
Last year, Google made Chrome’s standards-backed ad blocker fully available around the world. The Better Ads Standards today announced a “new set of standards for ads that show during video content,” with changes in Chrome set to be applied later this year.

These video ad standards are based on research from 45,000 consumers worldwide, and identified three experiences that “people find to be particularly disruptive on video content that is less than 8 minutes long.” This guidance for short-form video applies to desktop, mobile web, and apps.
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8 weeks ago by leolaporte
Google Photos trialing subscription to get best pics printed - 9to5Google
Google will send you 10 prints that will be “automatically selected from your last 30 days of photos.” This subscription program is a way to “get your best memories delivered straight to your home every month.” For $7.99 per month, subscribers get 4×6 pictures printed on matte, white cardstock that features a 1/8-inch border.
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8 weeks ago by leolaporte
bradfitz - Leaving Google
After ~12.5 years at Google and ~10 years working on Go (#golang), it's time for me to do something new. Tomorrow is my last day at Google.
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9 weeks ago by leolaporte
Google acquires Pointy, a startup to help brick-and-mortar retailers list products online, for $163M | TechCrunch
a startup out of Dublin, Ireland, which has built hardware and software technology to help physical retailers — specifically those that might not already have an extensive e-commerce storefront detailing in-store inventory — get their products discoverable online without any extra work.

The companies are not disclosing the financial terms of the deal, but a source tells us it is €147 million ($163 million).
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11 weeks ago by leolaporte
YouTube adding 'Unwatched' and other Subscriptions filters - 9to5Google
This is a big boost for people that primarily use the Subscriptions tab to find videos to watch. Underneath stories from subscribed creators, there is a new carousel with six topics and a settings shortcut. Everything is in reverse chronological order.
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11 weeks ago by leolaporte
Google Chrome's privacy changes will hit the web later this year - CNET
Google's Chrome team, advancing its web privacy effort, later this year will begin testing the "privacy sandbox" proposals it unveiled in 2019. The Chrome tests, which Google announced Tuesday, are part of an effort to make it harder for publishers, advertisers and data brokers to harvest your personal data without your permission and to track you online.
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11 weeks ago by leolaporte
Google unveils Coral Dev Board Mini and Coral Accelerator Module | VentureBeat
Last March, Google took the wraps off of Coral, a collection of hardware kits and accessories intended to bolster AI development at the edge. It launched in select regions in beta before graduating to a wider release last October. And today ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Google announced new additions to the Coral family that will become available later this year.
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january 2020 by leolaporte
Google pauses Chrome 79 rollout on Android after bug wipes data in some apps
when devices were updated to Chrome 79, web apps and WebView applications had some (or all) local data deleted. While the data is still technically intact, since Chrome didn't delete old data after the migration, there's no way to access it right now.
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december 2019 by leolaporte
Chrome 79 released with tab freezing, back-forward caching, and loads of security features | ZDNet
This release comes with security and bug fixes, but also with new features such as built-in support for the Password Checkup tool, real-time blacklisting of malicious sites via the Safe Browsing API, general availability of Predicitive Phishing protections, a ban on loading HTTPS "mixed content," support for tab freezing, a new UI for the Chrome Sync profile section, and support for a back-forward caching mechanism.
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december 2019 by leolaporte
Making Pixel more helpful with the first Pixel feature drop
. Our first one, coming this month, includes a new way to capture portraits, easier Duo calls and automatic call screening.
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december 2019 by leolaporte
Google Photos adds a chat feature to its app | TechCrunch
The recipient will need a Google account to receive the photos, however, because they’ll need to sign in to view the conversation. That may limit the feature to some extent, as not everyone is a Google user. But with now a billion-some Google Photos users out there, it’s likely that more of the people you want to share with will have an account, rather than not.
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december 2019 by leolaporte
Google Photos launches private messaging for quickly sharing photos - The Verge
Now, when you want to share a photo, you no longer have to create an entire album. You can send a one-off message to a friend, so long as they also have Google Photos installed, that contains a photo, just as you would on Instagram, Snapchat, SMS, or any other chat app. If you want to turn that thread into a conversation, you can both start chatting, as well as react to the photos with likes and share more. That way, the photos become a starting point for a conversation, much in the way photos have become just another form of communicating on social platforms.
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december 2019 by leolaporte
Google search will now give you feedback on your pronunciation - The Verge
When searching for a pronunciation guide, a user will be able to speak into their microphone, and Google will use AI to analyze how they pronounce the word. They’ll then receive feedback on how each syllable matches Google’s expected pronunciation.
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november 2019 by leolaporte
Google Play Pass: Enjoy apps and games without ads or in-app purchases
Play Pass is coming to Android devices in the U.S. this week, and we’ll be bringing it to additional countries soon. You can get started with a 10-day free trial and subscribe for just $4.99/month. And for a limited time, you can get Play Pass for only $1.99/month for your first twelve months, then $4.99/month (see full terms).
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september 2019 by leolaporte
Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS | TechCrunch
Google publicly disclosed its acquisition of homework helper app Socratic in an announcement this week, detailing the added support for the company’s AI technology and its relaunch on iOS. The acquisition apparently flew under the radar — Google says it bought the app last year.
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august 2019 by leolaporte
Google Maps now displays bike-sharing stations worldwide | VentureBeat
From this week, on Android and iOS, riders will be able to locate their nearest bike-sharing station in 23 new cities, though more will be added shortly: Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New Taipei City, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco Bay Area, São Paulo, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, and Zurich.
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july 2019 by leolaporte
Grab a seat and be on time with new transit updates on Google Maps
On days when everything runs smoothly, taking public transit is one of the best ways to get around town. Not only is it cost-effective and efficient, but it also lets you stay hands free so you can sit back, relax and maybe even read a few chapters of your favorite book. But unexpected delays or overcrowded vehicles can quickly turn your ride from enjoyable to stressful. Starting today, Google Maps is rolling out two new features to help you better plan for your transit ride and stay more comfortable along the way. 
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june 2019 by leolaporte
$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes
Today we’re announcing an additional $1 billion investment in housing across the Bay Area.

First, over the next 10 years, we’ll repurpose at least $750 million of Google’s land, most of which is currently zoned for office or commercial space, as residential housing. This will enable us to support the development of at least 15,000 new homes at all income levels in the Bay Area, including housing options for middle and low-income families. (By way of comparison, 3,000 total homes were built in the South Bay in 2018). We hope this plays a role in addressing the chronic shortage of affordable housing options for long-time middle and low income residents.
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june 2019 by leolaporte
Working to map the air everywhere and help #BeatAirPollution
a in 2012, we equipped Google Street View cars with air pollution sensors—starting with measuring greenhouse gas methane (with EDF), and expanding to measure particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and more (with Aclima and EDF).
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june 2019 by leolaporte
Rise and shine: new alarm clock features with the Assistant
For example, the Assistant will suggest the best time to set an alarm for the next morning based on your alarm history or events in your calendar, so you won’t miss any important appointments. And with Sunrise Alarm, the brightness of the screen will gradually increase 30 minutes before your alarm goes off, evolving from dark colors to brighter lights that mimic the sunrise to help you wake up naturally. The Lenovo Smart Clock also allows you to easily snooze the alarm—you can hard tap on it without having to look at the screen or just say “stop” without having to say “Hey Google” every time.
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june 2019 by leolaporte
Google and NOAA partner on Pattern Radio: Whale Songs
Now, everyone can play a role in this project using a website called Pattern Radio: Whale Songs. It’s a new tool that visualizes audio at a vast scale and uses AI to make it easy to explore. The site hosts more than 8,000 hours of NOAA’s recordings, which means scientists aren’t the only ones who can explore this data and make discoveries. Everyone can.
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june 2019 by leolaporte
Official YouTube Blog: Our ongoing work to tackle hate
Today, we're taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. This would include, for example, videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory. Finally, we will remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place.
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june 2019 by leolaporte
We hear you: updates to Works with Nest
Second, we want to clarify how this transition will work for you. Moving forward, we’ll deliver a single consumer and developer experience through the Google Assistant. WWGA already works with over 3,500 partners and 30,000 devices, and integrates seamlessly with Assistant Routines. Routines allow anyone to quickly customize how their smart devices work together based on simple triggers—whether you’re leaving home or going to bed.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Google AI Blog: Introducing Translatotron: An End-to-End Speech-to-Speech Translation Model
The audio clips below demonstrate the performance of Translatotron when transferring the original speaker’s voice to the translated speech. In this example, Translatotron gives more accurate translation than the baseline cascade model, while being able to retain the original speaker’s vocal characteristics. The Translatotron output that retains the original speaker’s voice is trained with less data than the one using the canonical voice, so that they yield slightly different translations.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Google revamping Shopping hub and will let you buy stuff through YouTube videos - CNET
One announcement is a revamped version of Google Shopping, the search giant's retail hub. The updated offering lets people browse items and gives them options to buy things either from a retailer's website, from a nearby physical store, or on Google's site itself. (For those items, you'll see a blue cart icon that lets you add it to your cart.) 
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may 2019 by leolaporte
New native Discovery ad campaigns from Google monetize Discover feed for first time - Search Engine Land
The new Discovery ads squarely fit that theme, with visual formats that run across YouTube home feed, Gmail and, for the first time, the Google Discover feed. And they are enabled through a new Discovery campaign type that — to build on the theme — are targeted with audiences, not keyword-based search intent targeting.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Redefine reading practice with Rivet
Rivet is a new reading app from Area 120, Google’s workshop for experimental projects, that addresses the most common barriers to effective reading practice through a free, easy-to-use reading experience optimized for kids. Evidence shows that one of the major differences between poor and strong readers is the amount of time spent reading, so we're introducing Rivet to make high-quality reading practice available to all.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Google’s combining all its travel planning features under a site called Trips - The Verge
Google is combining its travel-related products — the mobile Google Trips app, Google Flights, Google hotels search, and more — under a singular landing page aptly called Trips. Now when you visit google.com/travel, you’ll first find Trips which lets users plan their travel by searching a destination to find options for flights, hotels, travel guides, or vacation packages. And once you’ve booked your trip, whether through the Google tool or not, you can use Trips to see all the booking receipts to outline your itinerary, confirmation codes, and travel information and present them alongside weather reports on your travel dates.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Android Auto is getting a ground-up redesign this summer
Google released Android Auto more than four years ago, and what we have today looks and works almost the same. That will change this summer, though. Google has just announced a massive redesign for Android Auto that makes it easier to manage notifications, access apps, and control media.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Swipe for more: Tiles on Wear OS by Google
Meet all of the Tiles: Goals, Next event, Forecast (weather), Heart rate, Headlines and Timer. With a swipe left, you’ll be greeted by these Tiles and can check your progress towards your fitness goals or start a workout, know where you need to be next, plan ahead with the latest forecast, check your heart rate, follow the latest breaking headlines and set a timer.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile
Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface—from the global scale to the local scale. This update adds two additional years of imagery to the time-series visualization, now spanning from 1984 to 2018, along with mobile support and visual upgrades to make exploring more accessible and intuitive.
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may 2019 by leolaporte
Google Drone Delivery Gets First FAA Clearance - Bloomberg
An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.
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april 2019 by leolaporte
Finding a place to charge your EV is easy with Google Maps
Starting today, you can see the real time availability of charging ports in the U.S. and U.K, right from Google Maps
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april 2019 by leolaporte
YouTube TV Hikes Price to $50 per Month, Inks Discovery Deal – Variety
Under the new pricing, YouTube TV will cost $49.99 per month, effective April 10 for new customers. That’s up from $35 per month under the original YouTube TV plan launched in 2017, and up from $40 monthly for subs who have signed up in the past year. Existing subscribers will see the new pricing in the first billing cycle after May 13. (The price for YouTube TV customers billed through Apple will be $54.99 per month.)
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april 2019 by leolaporte
Google Assistant now works with your G Suite work calendar – GeekWire
Voice assistants are moving into the office, prompting Google to integrate its Google Assistant technology with G Suite customer calendars.
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april 2019 by leolaporte
Google+ for enterprise rebranded to Google Currents - 9to5Google
The user interface and experience is mostly unchanged, with the home stream ordered by relevance. Posts from leadership can be given priority in the home stream, with the option to also view content in a reverse chronological order.

Meanwhile, users can tag their posts and attach relevant attachments or images, with analytics available for each item in Currents.

The new enterprise social network is still in beta, with admins able to request access by emailing CurrentsBeta@google.com.
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april 2019 by leolaporte
The ultimate account security is now in your pocket
Starting today in beta, your phone can be your security key—it’s built into devices running Android 7.0+.
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april 2019 by leolaporte
Firefox, Edge now can log into Google with hardware security keys - CNET
Google has updated its support for hardware security keys so you no longer need to rely on its Chrome browser to log into websites like Gmail, YouTube and G Suite.
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march 2019 by leolaporte
G Suite Updates Blog: Keep data secure with Gmail confidential mode (beta)
We’re opening a beta program for Gmail confidential mode. With confidential mode, it’s easier to protect sensitive content in your emails by creating expiration dates or revoking previously sent messages, and removing options for recipients to forward, copy, print, and download.
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march 2019 by leolaporte
Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets | TechCrunch
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world.

Most notably it has expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy rivals in more than 60 markets globally.

The changes, which appear to have been pushed out with the Chromium 73 stable release yesterday, come at a time when Google is facing rising privacy and antitrust scrutiny and accusations of market distorting behavior at home and abroad.
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march 2019 by leolaporte
Gboard on Pixel phones now uses an on-device neural network for speech recognition | VentureBeat
Gboard, its cross-platform virtual keyboard app, now uses an end-to-end recognizer to power American English speech input on Pixel smartphones.
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march 2019 by leolaporte
Chrome extension from Google wants to filter out toxic comments - CNET
Enter Tune, announced Tuesday by Alphabet's Jigsaw. The new Chrome extension automatically hides comments that its Perspective AI considers toxic.

The tool will only work for comments on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus. Its like a volume control for internet comments, CJ Adams, a product manager at Jigsaw, said in a blog post.
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march 2019 by leolaporte
The latest Android devices now let you log into apps without requiring a password - The Verge
Here’s a good reason to update to your latest version of Google Play Services: Android devices running version 7.0 and later can now log you into apps and websites without requiring you to type in a password. Using FIDO2, an open standard developed by the FIDO Alliance, the update instead uses your fingerprint or PIN to log you into various services.
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february 2019 by leolaporte
Google Live Transcribe could be helpful for the deaf or hard of hearing - The Verge
Google is announcing two new features for Android phones today: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. They’re both designed as accessibility features to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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february 2019 by leolaporte
Chrome OS Instant Tethering now available on 15 more Chromebooks and 31 Android phones - 9to5Google
Google introduced Instant Tethering in 2017 to let Chrome OS devices automatically share an Android phone’s cellular connection. Initially limited to Google devices, it’s now available on 15 additional Chromebooks and 31 Android phones.
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february 2019 by leolaporte
Google rolls out Password Checkup and Cross Account Protection
Today, we’re introducing two new updates that will help keep your data secure, beyond just Google’s sites and apps: Password Checkup, a Chrome extension that helps protect your accounts from third party data breaches, and a new feature called Cross Account Protection.
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february 2019 by leolaporte
G Suite Updates Blog: Upcoming Hangouts service consolidation for all G Suite customers
April 16, 2019 – Several changes that may require administrator action (see below for details).
Between April and September 2019 – Features from classic Hangouts will come to Chat.
October 2019 – Start retiring classic Hangouts for G Suite customers.
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january 2019 by leolaporte
YouTube TV finally goes nationwide almost two years after launch - The Verge
But there’s one downside to this availability expansion: not all markets will be able to stream all four of the major broadcasters: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube says all YouTube TV markets will have live-streaming access to at least three out of the four. I counted 19 markets out of 195 where one of the four broadcasters is unavailable, so customers in most regions (over 90 percent of YTV markets) will still be getting all of them. “That means: more game-winners from the hometown favorite, more breaking news and stories you need to know, and a more relevant TV experience,” Moores said. Availability of the four big broadcast networks varies across other internet TV services depending on service area. Using an antenna is one workaround if you’re left without any of them.
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january 2019 by leolaporte
G Suite Updates Blog: Material Design for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on Web
Interface typography that uses Google’s custom-designed and highly-legible typefaces
Controls (like buttons, dialogs, and sidebars) that are updated and consistent
Iconography that is legible and crisp, with a fresh feel
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january 2019 by leolaporte
What's new with Google Fi in 2019
When you travel with Google Fi, you already have automatic data coverage for the same price you pay at home in 200+ countries and territories. Over the next few weeks we’ll upgrade 33 of these countries to faster 4G LTE coverage on phones designed for Fi. So whether you’re looking for directions to your grandma’s place in Hong Kong or sharing scenic photos of your adventures in Iceland with friends back home, you’ll enjoy even faster data speeds while you travel.
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january 2019 by leolaporte
Everything Google Assistant at CES: new features, new devices, and a Trojan horse - The Verge
Google is going big. In an interview with The Verge, Manuel Bronstein, VP of product for Google Assistant, made the case that Google is building an entire ecosystem for Assistant that’s akin to the ecosystem it’s built for Android. It’s a platform play, basically, just like Alexa. And Google wants to ensure it’s everywhere.
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january 2019 by leolaporte
G Suite Updates Blog: Share files more easily with non-Google accounts in Drive Beta
We are introducing a beta for an easy pincode identity verification process that will enable G Suite users to invite non-G Suite users to collaborate on files as visitors, using PINs (Personal Identification Numbers). Below is an example of how it works:
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december 2018 by leolaporte
Google uploads Pixel ‘Sounds’ app to Play Store, reveals visualizer & downloadable ringtones - 9to5Google
The Play Store listing simply notes “Pixel sounds just for you” and the ability to “Choose your favorite sounds for alarms, ringtones, and notifications.” This ‘app’ is intended to deliver updates to the “Sound” menu in the Settings app.

Upon installing the December security patch on Google devices, this Sounds app will update and appear in the respective tab of My apps & games in the Play Store. However, the other features detailed by the listing have yet to go live. The changelog officially notes:
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december 2018 by leolaporte
Project Fi is now Google Fi, and it will work with iPhones and most Android devices - The Verge
Three years after it first launched, Google is making its cell service a little more official today. Project Fi is graduating into something a little more ambitious and getting a new name in the process: Google Fi. But the bigger news is that it’s also going to support more phones — a lot of phones — including the iPhone and “the majority of Android devices.”
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november 2018 by leolaporte
See your messages with local businesses in Google Maps
Now you’ll see your messages with the businesses you connect with via Business Profiles within the Google Maps app, where you’re already looking for things to do and places to go or shop. You’ll find these messages in the side menu of both Google Maps for Android and iOS. With these messages in Maps, you’ll never have to worry about accidentally sending “I love you, Mom” to that shoe store you’ve been sending messages to.
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november 2018 by leolaporte
Google AI Blog: Night Sight: Seeing in the Dark on Pixel Phones
Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel Camera app that lets you take sharp, clean photographs in very low light, even in light so dim you can't see much with your own eyes. It works on the main and selfie cameras of all three generations of Pixel phones, and does not require a tripod or flash. In this article we'll talk about why taking pictures in low light is challenging, and we'll discuss the computational photography and machine learning techniques, much of it built on top of HDR+, that make Night Sight work.
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november 2018 by leolaporte
Waymo CEO Says Alphabet Unit Plans to Launch Driverless Car Service in Coming Months - WSJ
Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech D.Live conference on Tuesday, Waymo’s John Krafcik said the new service will charge individual passengers for rides as well as businesses, such as Walmart Inc., WMT -0.90% who want to pay to shuttle their customers to stores. The service will initially be available to a small group of riders in the Phoenix area, but will expand to more people in the coming months, he said.
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november 2018 by leolaporte
What is Project Fi, how does it work, and why do I want it? | Android Central
Google today announced a change to Project Fi (soon to be Google Fi, perhaps) that will enable an always-on VPN (virtual private network) for data traffic over both cellular and third-party WiFi networks. A VPN can be seen as a tunnel that data goes through, and anything in that tunnel is encrypted to keep snoopers from seeing what you're doing on any given network. Project Fi previously used a VPN for all cellular traffic, but today's change keeps you protected during those times you duck in and out of WiFi coverage.
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november 2018 by leolaporte
Google Photos update makes an already smart app even smarter
Live albums is a feature that automatically adds photos of people and pets to an album as you take them. To create a live album, select ‘Automatically add photos of People & Pets’ option while creating it, and add people to it. This feature is rolling out to Android, iOS, and the web app in select countries.
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october 2018 by leolaporte
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