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Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations

Google said contractors are listening to customer audio recorded by the company’s virtual assistant, a disclosure prompted by a media report that adds to privacy concerns associated with the voice-ope...

Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations

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Google admits partners leaked more than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant Google on Wednesday admitted that partners who work to analyze voice snippets collected when people talk to the Google Assistant were leaked to a Belgian press outlet....
20:52 2019-07-11

Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries—one of them leaked recordings Enlarge / The Google Home Mini, the original Google Home, and the Google Home Max. (credit: Google) Google today defended its practice of having workers listen to users' Google Assistant queries, following the leak of 1,000 voice recordings to a media outlet. Google also said it will try to prev...
01:52 2019-07-12

Google workers are eavesdropping on your private conversations via its smart speakers The stuff gathered in Google's recordings is startling: Quarrels that may have resulted in violence, explicit bedroom talks, business calls, and more.       ...
18:26 2019-07-11

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings Not only is your Google Home device listening to you, a new report suggests there might be a Google employee who’s listening as well. Even if you didn’t ask your device any questions, it’s still sending what you say to the company, who allow an actual person to collect data from it. A new report fro...
18:00 2019-07-10

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensitive information, according to a new investigation from a Belgian public broadcaster....
01:39 2019-07-13

Google Assistant contractors slam company as ‘white-collar sweatshop’ Google’s use of artificial intelligence to power many of its products, including its Google Assistant, inspires awe and praise. Although the Assistant can book a restaurant reservation and translate live conversations in two dozen languages, a group of contractors toiling behind the scenes bui...
18:13 2019-05-30

'A white-collar sweatshop': Google Assistant contractors allege wage theft Interpreting a spoken request isn’t magic, rather it has taken a team of underpaid, subcontracted linguists to make the technology possible“Do you believe in magic?” Google asked attendees of its annual developer conference this May, playing the seminal Lovin’ Spoonful tune as an introduction. Throu...
08:39 2019-05-29

Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices Company admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leakedGoogle acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to the company’s artificial-intelligence system, Google Assistant.The company admitted on Thursda...
02:26 2019-07-12

Human Workers Can Listen to Some Google Assistant Recordings Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday....
08:52 2019-07-12

The Morning After: The human ears that listen in via Google Assistant Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday! Some Google employees are apparently listening to a small percentage of your Assistant queries, there's a new full-frame camera that's just very small and it's time to get excited for augmente......
14:13 2019-07-12

Google employs humans to listen to some voice-assistant recordings Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday, the latest revelation about technology co......
07:26 2019-07-12

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands It seems Amazon isn’t the only company who hires people to eavesdrop on conversations you have with your voice assistant – Google has now been caught out doing the same thing, too.Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS has reported that Google hires contractors to listen and transcribe audio reco...
06:00 2019-07-12

You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” and your Echo speake...
00:13 2019-05-30

Work Math Into Everyday Conversations With Your Kid About 93% of American adults have some degree of math anxiety. I admit I am part of this group. When it comes time to divvy up the dinner bill, I nervously avoid eye contact with it, saying, “I suck at math. That’s why I became a writer! [laughs awkwardly, prays I don’t have to do division].”...
17:52 2019-06-03

Generations of Mentorship: Conversations With L.G.B.T.Q. Elders As gay, lesbian and transgender communities become less stigmatized — in part thanks to mentor-mentee relationships — will it be easier for young people to imagine a life where they actually grow old?...
13:39 2019-06-18

Prevent Awkward Family Conversations With an FAQ It doesn’t matter whether you see your family once a week or once a year, they seem to have a knack of asking about the subjects you’d prefer not to discuss. And if you have to attend a gathering with multiple extended family members—like Thanksgiving or a graduation party—you may find yourself havi...
20:39 2019-06-05

Twitter will help explain missing tweets in conversations Twitter will soon do a better job of explaining missing tweets in your conversations. The social network is adding context to "this tweet is unavailable" notices in conversation threads to help explain just why a given post isn't readable. While Tw......
19:39 2019-07-19

Fox Sports to unveil mic’d-up player conversations during MLB All-Star Game Since baseball always has been known for its chatter, Fox Sports will try to play off it during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. Though players previously have worn mics during games, Fox will have multiple All-Stars wired at the same time and they will be able to talk to each other. The ...
21:26 2019-07-09

Facebook will rank comments to make conversations more meaningful Facebook wants to make conversations on public posts more meaningful. Today, it will start ranking comments to promote those that are most relevant to users. It will give priority to comments that have interactions from the original poster, as well a......
03:26 2019-06-15

AI analyzes tweets to track conversations about city logistics In a newly published study, researchers mine Twitter with machine learning algorithms to track trends in conversations around city logistics.Read More...
01:52 2019-06-21

2020 Democrats keep calling for ‘a conversation’ to avoid having actual conversations Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called for “conversations” around key policy areas. The only catch? It is often employed to avoid said conversation....
20:13 2019-07-12

Kobach declines to answer questions about conversations with Trump about census The White House told the former Kansas secretary of state not to answer House Democrats’ queries about private talks with the president about a citizenship question...
06:13 2019-06-08

Cornerstone intros Conversations, a team-based feedback tool The company announced several new products on Tuesday that aim to bring more team-based features and mobile-friendly services to its talent management software portfolio....
22:39 2019-06-04

How to mute noisy conversations (and accounts) on Twitter, Gmail, Slack, and more! Smartphone apps have seemingly combined forces, each seeking to hijack our attention and leave us longing for a way to roll back the clock. Each of these devices promises a portal to the outside world, an entry point to the entirety of human knowledge. The world, however, is a noisy place. In 2019, ...
01:52 2019-06-11

Justice Department Rebuffs Court Order to Turn Over Flynn Conversations The Department of Justice has refused to abide by a judge’s order to make public transcripts of conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s former ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak....
23:00 2019-06-01

Amazon debuts Alexa Conversations for seamless multi-turn interactions Amazon today introduced Alexa Conversations, a quicker way to build Alexa skills that can connect multiple skills for use cases like a night out.Read More...
05:39 2019-06-06

US Forces Prepare To Evacuate Contractors From Iraqi Base U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors, three Iraqi military sources......
04:00 2019-06-22

White House seeks delay on Huawei ban for contractors The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defense law passed last year....
04:13 2019-06-10

Indonesia's Pertamina sees 109,000 bpd crude purchase from oil contractors in H2 * Indonesian state energy company PT Pertamina may purchase around 109,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude from contractors of domestic oil fields in the second half of 2019, its spokeswoman told Reuters by text on Wednesday...
08:52 2019-07-10

Dozens arrested in Rio for murder, extortion of Petrobras contractors Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested more than 40 people on Thursday for their alleged roles in a murderous gang that extorted companies working for state-run oil company Petrobras and established a secret cemetery to dispose of rivals....
20:26 2019-07-04

Councilman Calls for Hearing on Nonprofit Contractors and Their Business Ties A New York City councilman wants a hard look at nonprofit city contractors in the wake of a probe into the allegedly undisclosed business ties of shelter operator Acacia....
01:52 2019-07-22

White House says it will meet two-year deadline for Huawei ban for contractors The White House Office of Management and Budget has told the U.S. Congress it will now meet a two-year deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defense law passed last year, according to a letter seen by Reuters....
05:52 2019-06-13

Iraq, U.S. deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
00:13 2019-06-23

Defense Contractors Join Forces as Pentagon Spending Slows The biggest aerospace-and-defense merger ever, between United Technologies and Raytheon, caps two years of deal making in an industry that is reorganizing in anticipation of slower growth in Pentagon spending and new priorities....
15:00 2019-06-11

UPDATE 1-Dozens arrested in Rio for murder, extortion of Petrobras contractors Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested more than 40 people on Thursday for their alleged roles in a murderous gang that extorted companies working for state-run oil company Petrobras and established a secret cemetery to dispose of rivals....
21:13 2019-07-04

UPDATE 1-White House seeks delay on Huawei ban for contractors The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defense law passed last year....
04:39 2019-06-10

Rio police arrest over 40 for extorting Petrobras contractors, murdering opponents Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested 43 people on Thursday for allegedly taking part in a murderous gang that extorted companies providing services to state-run oil company Petrobras and established a secret cemetery where it disposed of rivals....
18:13 2019-07-04

World Trade Center contractors indicted for ‘pay-to-play’ scheme A trio of crooked contractors was busted for a “pay-to-play” bribery scheme involving the construction of the World Trade Center, authorities said. James Luckie, 58, the former Cushman & Wakefield electrical manager, allegedly accepted extravagant gifts — including pricey Knicks tickets and a Florid...
18:00 2019-05-30

Woman out thousands of dollars after hiring contractors to paint Marana home TUCSON – In April, Susan Encinas hired contractors to paint her Marana home. She had hopes of getting it spruced up and putting it on the market. “I feel like I’ve been fleeced,” Encinas said. “I feel like they’re defrauding senior citizens.” Susan Encinas’ ...
07:52 2019-06-15

U.S. forces prepare to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base: military sources U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors, three Iraqi military sources said on Friday....
03:00 2019-06-22

UPDATE 6-Iraq, U.S. deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
04:00 2019-06-23

Palestinian contractors poised for riches from Israeli tech firm's takeover Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share a $3.5 million payout when the company's takeover by U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp is completed....
10:52 2019-06-17

Chinese contractors held as toll in Cambodia building collapse rises to 24 Anger growing over poor standards in construction boom that has transformed Sihanoukville into tourist and gambling hubThe death toll in a building collapse in Cambodia has risen to 24 as hopes faded of finding any more survivors. Related: Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals Ame...
08:00 2019-06-24

U.S. forces prepare to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base -military sources U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors, three Iraqi military sources said on Friday....
01:52 2019-06-22

Iraq, U.S. deny U.S. forces preparing to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
19:13 2019-06-22

UPDATE 1-White House says it will meet two-year deadline for Huawei ban for contractors The White House Office of Management and Budget has told the U.S. Congress it will now meet a two-year deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defense law passed last year, according to a letter seen by Reuters....
07:26 2019-06-13

White House says it will meet two-year deadline to ban business with Huawei contractors The White House Office of Management and Budget told the U.S. Congress it will meet a two-year deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei....
03:26 2019-06-13

White House Office Requests 2-Year Delay on Huawei Ban For Federal Contractors The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has requested that Congress delay the ban on federal contractors using Huawei equipment. The ban, part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), will prohibit contractors for the federal government from using Huawei equipment over conce...
18:52 2019-06-10

UPDATE 4-Iraq, U.S. deny U.S. forces preparing to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
18:26 2019-06-22

UPDATE 3-U.S. forces prepare to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base -military sources U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors, three Iraqi military sources said on Friday....
14:13 2019-06-22

UPDATE 2-U.S. forces prepare to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base -military sources U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors, three Iraqi military sources said on Friday....
01:52 2019-06-22

Listen up: why we can't enough of audiobooks In this time-poor, podcast-friendly world, audiobooks are booming. So what is the science behind them – and do they change our relationship with the written word?Hear this! The best audiobooks of 2019 – so farMark Haddon: ‘I haven’t read a book properly until I’ve had it read to me’Are audiobooks th...
12:52 2019-07-13

Listen to Rashida Tlaib Rep. Rashida Tlaib choked up during a congressional hearing on Tuesday while reading one of the torrent of death threats she said she has received for the crime of being one of the first Muslim women ever to serve in Congress....
01:13 2019-06-05

Listen to the Talking Tech podcast Your guide to the latest tech news and analysis, with Jefferson Graham's daily podcast, available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.        ...
14:33 2019-05-21

Panel: If you could choose any commentator to listen to, who would it be? An expert panel answers our questions The post Panel: If you could choose any commentator to listen to, who would it be? appeared first on Boxing News....
18:52 2019-07-02

To Really 'Disrupt,' Tech Needs to Listen to Actual Researchers Opinion: Silicon Valley culture often reveals the optimism of organized ignorance. Rather than lauding "new" experts, we need to respect, sustain, and strengthen the ones we already have....
20:13 2019-06-27

Spotify might let users build and listen to playlists together Spotify appears to be working on a "Social Listening" feature that will let multiple users control a playlist from separate devices. They'll also be able to listen to the same songs in real-time. The company hasn't announced the added capability yet,......
05:52 2019-06-01

Spotify’s next big feature could let you and your friends listen to music together Spotify is reportedly working on a new feature that would be the digital equivalent of you and a friend sharing the same headphones to listen to music together. It’s already possible, of course, for users of the streaming music giant to keep up with what their friends are listening to and stoc...
04:00 2019-06-01

Blind Chileans 'listen' for the solar eclipse In the minutes before a solar eclipse plunged Chile into darkness, a loudspeaker projected a deep baritone to a group of blind men and women who had traveled to the Atacama desert to "hear" what hundreds of thousands of others had come to see....
05:26 2019-07-03

Spotify's new feature allows users to listen to music together Spotify is bringing new features to its mobile app almost on a weekly basis, although not all are important to mention. However, the upcoming improvement Spotify users are expected to get in the coming days seems quite interesting.Jane Wong, a technology blogger who likes to uncover unreleased featu...
22:39 2019-05-31

Hannity: The Dems are finally starting to listen to me Fox News' Sean Hannity spoke Thursday about what he saw as top Democrats' apparently shifting feelings about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's scheduled testimony next week....
07:13 2019-07-12

Listen to This July 4th Playlist If You Have Complicated Feelings About America If you find “Fight the Power” more patriotic than “God Bless the U.S.A.,” if you think it’s one thing to love America but it’s another to act like its obsessive boyfriend, then we have an Independence Day playlist for you. We have easy barbecue jams like “Party in the U.S.A.” and “Young Americans,” ...
16:39 2019-07-03

President Trump says NASA should “listen to the other side” of exploration Enlarge / President Trump, with Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot at far left, listens to Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin on Friday in the Oval Office. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) On Friday, a day before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, President Trump invited ...
00:00 2019-07-20

Trump Says He ‘Might Want to Listen’ if Approached With Information On 2020 Opponents President Donald Trump says that he would not necessarily inform the FBI if his campaign team was approached by foreign figures with information on his opponents in 2020’s presidential elections. Asked by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos during an interview in the Oval Office Wednesday wh...
15:00 2019-06-13

Listen to What Doctors, in a Time of ‘Crisis,’ Said Behind Closed Doors Secret audio recordings provide an unfiltered look inside a children’s hospital where physicians warned that more patients seemed to fare poorly after heart surgery....
06:26 2019-05-30

Listen to Mac Miller's First Official Posthumous Track ''Time'' Mac Miller's first posthumous song has been released, nine months after his death. Anderson .Paak's band, Free Nationals, dropped the chill track 'Time" with the......
03:00 2019-06-13

Taylor Swift Drops New Song "You Need to Calm Down": Listen! We are NOT calm! Taylor Swift has dropped her new single, "You Need to Calm Down." At the stroke of midnight, T.Swift's new song, off of her upcoming seventh studio album,......
09:13 2019-06-14

Court Agrees To Listen To Led Zeppelin In ‘Stairway’ Appeal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Stairway to Heaven” will get another hearing, this time to a packed house. A panel of eleven judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Monday to hear Led Zeppelin’s appeal in a copyright lawsuit alleging the group stole its 1971 rock epic from a...
03:26 2019-06-11

J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s Party Jam and 4 Other Songs You Need to Listen to This Weekend This week, Latin superstars J Balvin and Bad Bunny team up for a surprise collaboration on new album Oasis. Jack Antonoff introduces his new project, a synth-pop trio called Red Hearse that skews to the experimental side. Julia Michaels drops her latest Inner Monologues album, doubling down on her d...
01:26 2019-06-29

Congress Won't Let Rahul Gandhi Go, Won't Listen to Him: Sheila Dikshit The Congress will not let go of Rahul Gandhi, said its Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday as the party president remained firm on quitting over the national election rout and refused to meet any......
16:26 2019-05-28

Apollo 11: The songs astronauts listen to above Earth may surprise you The 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, 1969 is approaching. Celebrate with this Spotify tracklist.       ...
17:26 2019-07-15

Whitney Houston has a new song out: Listen to ‘Higher Love’ Whitney Houston’s new jam is about to soundtrack your weekend. Yes, more than seven years after her death, pop music’s iconic “Voice” has a new single dropping Friday. Houston recorded a live rendition of Steve Winwood’s 1986 chart-topper “Higher Love,” performed at a s...
19:52 2019-06-28

Smarter people listen to instrumental music: study If there seems to be an air of pretension among aficionados of jazz and classical music, psychological research is giving them good reason. A new study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences suggests that those who prefer instrumental music tend to be more intelligent. Study author Elena Race...
00:13 2019-05-23

Controversies make it seem that Labour is failing to listen to critics Tuesday saw the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launch an investigation into Labour's handling of antisemitism allegations. Meanwhile, the party expelled Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former director of communications, after he admitted to voting Liberal Democrat in the recent EU elect...
07:13 2019-05-29

Listen to the Sound of Love Reinvented in ‘Oklahoma!’ (Headphones On) How did a lush throwback like “People Will Say We’re in Love” become the lean, sexy, countrified number being sung today? Follow along as we break it down....
00:01 2019-07-11

Learning to Listen, in a Los Angeles Cafe Built for Vinyl Japanese-style listening bars, where D.J.’s spin carefully selected records for a hushed audience, are arriving in America. But truly appreciating them can take a little practice....
23:52 2019-06-03

Prince Wrote These Songs for Other Stars. Now Listen to Him Sing Them Prince’s career had milestones in every direction. He released a slew of world-altering singles, from the smoldering “Little Red Corvette” to the lighters-up title track to Purple Rain. His live performances were the stuff of legend, whether they were unbridled jam sessions that st...
16:13 2019-06-20

The Latest: Hong Kong leader pledges to listen to the people HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Hong Kong’s leader says a series of protests that have rocked her city have taught her that she needs to listen better to the youth and people in general. Chief Executiv...
04:13 2019-07-01

Amazon considered letting Alexa listen to you without a wake word A patent made public today and filed by Amazon would allow the company's voice assistant Alexa to start recording audio before users say a "wake word." According to the patent, it would allow users to more naturally communicate with their devices, sa......
22:26 2019-05-23

Alexa Guard can now listen for alarms – or, perhaps, a cheating spouse? Beyond sending text alerts, Alexa can now listen in at home remotely via the free Guard service, so look our cheating spouses and rowdy teens        ...
14:33 2019-05-21

Listen to ‘lost’ Freddie Mercury song, ‘Time Waits for No One’ 'Time Waits for No One' was found in a vault after more than three decades. Now, it's been reimagined to highlight the power of the late Queen singer's voice....
18:26 2019-06-20

A girl put my daughter through hell, but her mother won’t listen | Dear Mariella Pursuing recognition from the mother is unlikely to succeed – but will probably add to your distressThe dilemma From very young, my daughter had a best friend whose mother encouraged the relationship, referring to them as sisters and insisting on them attending the same clubs. This friend became obs...
11:39 2019-06-16

How to use Amazon Prime Music Unlimited to listen to millions of songs Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Amazon The Amazon Prime membership c...
23:39 2019-06-09

Seals have been trained to sing the Star Wars theme - have a listen Scientists have trained grey seals to copy speech, as well as notes from music including the Star Wars theme and the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...
18:13 2019-06-20

Listen to previously unreleased Freddie Mercury track from 1985 A previously unreleased Freddie Mercury track was unearthed and released. "Time Waits for No One" is a take on "Time," the title track from Mercury's musical.        ...
20:26 2019-06-20

Beyoncé’s ‘Forever Mood’ and a Country Supergroup. These Are the 5 Songs of the Week to Listen to Beyoncé comes out swinging on her new The Lion King: The Gift collaborative album to go along with the Disney remake’s release, with “MOOD 4 EVA” an instant mood-booster. Some of country’s top women, including Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile, join together on The Highw...
23:52 2019-07-19

Listen, bend and stretch: how Japan fell in love with exercise on the radio Millions join in a mass rajio taisō workout broadcast daily for nearly 70 years“One, two, three, four … five, six, seven, eight …” That is the cue for half a dozen people braving a humid morning at Kamezuka park in Tokyo to bend, stretch, jump, and run on the spot. The group’s personal trainer is a ...
18:00 2019-07-20

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Leader Pledges to Listen More Tense scenes as the police push back protesters attempting to disrupt an annual ceremony marking the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese control from Britain....
06:13 2019-07-01

Listen to The Office theme song as a synthy, sad-eyed ’80s power ballad Stranger Things has us feeling moody and nostalgic this summer, so thank goodness for reddit user Noaxreal, who, in “turning the office theme into an ’80s soundtrack” he’s recalibrated the sitcom standard into something that could fit right into the Stranger Things soundtrack....
21:39 2019-07-19

Listen to this NBA player cover Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato for charity Current NBA and former Kentucky player Isaac Humphries is raising money for a good cause with his voice. Listen to him cover Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato.       ...
15:52 2019-06-20

Klay Thompson to listen to Lakers, Clippers if Warriors don't offer max deal Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson will listen to pitches from the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers if the Warriors don't offer him a max contract when free agency opens....
09:52 2019-06-28

Listen: Snoop Dogg tries luring Kawhi Leonard to Lakers with new song Free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has a new celebrity trying to woo the two-time NBA Finals MVP to play for the Los Angeles Lakers: rapper and Lakers fan Snoop Dogg....
17:52 2019-07-05

Mandy Moore Teases New Music With Husband Taylor Goldsmith: Listen She's back! Mandy Moore is making new music...and we have the pictures to prove it! It's been almost 20 years since Moore dropped "Candy," the debut single off of her......
05:52 2019-06-07

Listen to Japan’s women: high heels need kicking out of the workplace | Summer Brennan The #KuToo campaign against the requirement to wear high heels at work reflects a long history of women’s repressionWe’re used to talking about high heels in terms of fashion, fantasy and even feminism. But we’re somewhat less accustomed to speaking about them as business etiquette and workplace obl...
16:52 2019-06-06

2020 Democrats weigh in on Nike's Betsy Ross shoe controversy: ‘They are right to listen’ Democratic presidential hopefuls weighed in Thursday on Nike’s decision to kill the release of a sneaker that featured an early version of the American flag, after NFL athlete Colin Kaepernick reportedly said the design was offensive....
04:39 2019-07-05

Listen to Beyonce and Donald Glover sing together in Disney’s new ‘Lion King’ clip Ahead of the highly anticipated July 19th release of Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, we now finally have a new teaser clip released internationally that includes a few firsts. The original animated classic is, of course, a musical, so the clip you can watch below is noteworthy an...
00:00 2019-06-21

Listen to Trump’s Lawyer Make Appeal After Flynn Agreed to Cooperate With Mueller The voice mail message reveals how the president’s former lawyer John Dowd broached the prospect of a pardon for the former national security adviser....
01:39 2019-06-07

From Banks’ Cathartic ‘Godless’ to Ed Sheeran and Stormzy’s Collaboration, These Are the 5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Weekend This week, Lil Nas X came through with a new remix of his long-lasting hit “Old Town Road,” now featuring Mason Ramsey (the Walmart yodel boy ) and rapper Young Thug. But if you want something new and different, look instead to Ed Sheeran‘s big new collaborative album featuring art...
00:13 2019-07-13

From Lil Nas’ “Panini” to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” These Are 5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Weekend It’s high summer, and with the season come steamy summer jams like the new “Señorita” from Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, the two pop favorites’ second pairing. Plus, rapper Lil Nas X follows up “Old Town Road” with a solid EP, including the catchy “...
02:13 2019-06-22

Listen to Beyoncé and Donald Glover Sing Lion King's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Beyoncé and Donald Glover's version of the Lion King's signature ballad is here and we can definitely feel the love--and our goosebumps. With Disney's remake set to hit......
06:26 2019-06-24

Jeff Bezos Wouldn’t Even Come On Stage to Listen to His Employees Who Want Amazon to Address Climate Change At Amazon’s shareholder meeting today, employees and investors voted on a wide-ranging spate of proposals, from banning the practice of selling facial recognition technology to adopting a serious plan to address climate change. Each of the proposals ultimately failed, but they were undeniable signs ...
02:26 2019-05-23

Xbox vs Google Stadia: Bad News for Google, slow broadband is already a huge disadvantage Eurogamer and Broadband Genie has found slow broadband is set to prevent many gamers from enjoying the new Google Stadia game streaming service. And it could already prove to be a killer blow for the tech giant....
03:13 2019-06-23

Google takes another stab at Google Glass, updates the AR headsets for business customers Google improved the specs on the Glass for business. The search company gave the smart glasses an updated camera and better battery life.        ...
19:52 2019-05-21

This week’s dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace Google Trips! Get a good look at it while it is still around. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Google's wild ride of service shutdowns never stops. Next up on the chopping block is Google Trips, a tri...
13:26 2019-06-06

Google says issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. resolved. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
06:39 2019-06-03

Google says issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. resolved Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
07:13 2019-06-03

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake---and Google Profits Millions of pushpins on Google Maps point to false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby. Some are fibbing to get your business. Others are posted by predators seeing what they can take....
20:13 2019-06-20

'What is Google Scholar?': What you need to know about Google's database for students, researchers, and other curious minds Reuters Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature. It connects users with studies and journal articles, but that doesn't always mean you have free and full access to those articles. You might need a membership to read the full versions. Google Scholar can be a valuable researc...
00:01 2019-06-04

Google says it resolves issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
03:52 2019-06-03

How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find Reuters When you add a business to Google, you can immediately help your business bring in new customers and new streams of revenue. Once you've signed up for a Google "My Business" account, it should be easy to add a Google listing for your business. However, verification can take a couple weeks,...
02:39 2019-07-10

Google employees attempt to ban Google from the San Francisco Pride Parade In a letter released Wednesday morning, over 100 Google employees demanded that the San Francisco Pride Parade remove Google as one of its sponsors, citing an inability to protest Google's position on the parade as well as the presence of Steven Crowder on Google's video platform, YouTube....
18:39 2019-06-27

Google outage affects YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite Alphabet Inc's Google is experiencing high levels of congestion in the eastern United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company said on Sunday https://status.cloud.google.com/incident/compute/19003....
02:13 2019-06-03

Google admits over 1,000 private Google Home recordings were leaked More than 1,000 private conversations recorded by Google Home devices have been leaked after it was revealed that Google lets human subcontractors listen to and transcribe recordings....
20:39 2019-07-12

Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked Smart devices have changed the face of privacy forever. Telling people that you believed someone was listening to you at all times used to be cause for concern, but when everyone has a phone in their pocket and a computer on the desk and an Amazon Echo or a Google Home in their living room, it&rsquo...
00:26 2019-07-12

New Freddie Mercury alert! Listen to Queen singer's previously unreleased track from 1985 Dave Clark asked Freddie Mercury to sing a take from his rock musical with just piano. It's being released as new single "Time Waits for No One."        ...
12:26 2019-06-20

Google tests new feature that will stop you from telling someone to "Google it" Spotted by Android Police, the beta version of the Google Search app has received an update that includes a new way to share search results. So let's say you're having a bar stool argument with someone over the ten top homerun hitters in baseball history. You say that Alex Rodriguez topped Willie Ma...
23:52 2019-06-20

New Freddie Mercury music alert! Listen to Queen singer's previously unreleased 1985 track Dave Clark asked Freddie Mercury to sing a take from his rock musical with just piano. It's being released as new single "Time Waits for No One."        ...
20:26 2019-06-20

Google announces customers can now use PayPal with Google Pay Google has just announced it has expanded its partnership with PayPal to provide merchants with more ways to accept payments online. Starting next week, Google Pay will benefit from PayPal integration in all 24 countries where customers can link their PayPal account to Google Pay.Merchants that enab...
04:52 2019-06-22

Get Ready for Changes to Google Drive and Google Photos Starting July 10th, when you upload photos to Google Drive or Google Photos, those images won’t automatically sync over to the other service as well....
04:00 2019-06-14

Cyberpunk 2077 Song: E3 Trailer Features New REFUSED Song Chippin' In - Listen Here What song plays during the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 trailer? We googled the exact same thing after watching Keanu Reeve's walk off stage at E3. Thankfully we now have an answer....
12:39 2019-06-19

John Calipari has 'long-term' contract with Kentucky but will still listen to other schools John Calipari admitted to listening to job offers but reiterated he doesn't plan to leave Kentucky. He agreed to a long-term contract after UCLA interest.        ...
01:39 2019-06-05

Parents Name Their Baby 'Google' After...Google Baby names are important. If you need suggestions, you can always try Google. Or, as one Indonesian family did, you can skip the looking on Google and just name your kid after it.Read more......
16:39 2019-07-15

Audible will let you 'read' an audiobook while you listen Audible, the largest producer of spoken content, is launching a Captions feature that will let read-along to engage your ears, eyes and minds.       ...
17:26 2019-07-15

Google Home deal at Walmart: save $50 on the Google Home smart speaker Right now at Walmart, you can find Black Friday-like prices on its best selling Google Home devices. For a limited time, you can get the Google Home smart speaker on sale for $79. That's a $50 discount and the lowest price we've seen for voice-activated speaker. You can also find deals on ...
18:13 2019-06-06

Google Glass still exists: Meet Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. These are the safety-goggles version. [credit: Google ] Google Glass is not only a product that still exists inside Google, but today, Google is announcin...
15:26 2019-05-21

Google Pixelbook 2: what we want to see The Google Pixelbook has been out for more than a year now, but it’s still easily the best Chromebook on the market right now. It’s the perfect instance of what the Chromebook is capable of. We gave it a raving five star review for that reason alone. The Pixelbook stands up to the test...
03:26 2019-05-22

Google Pixel 4: what we want to see Update: You can already pre-order Pixel 4 screen protectors, and the accompanying image shows a dual-lens punch-hole camera, stereo speakers, and other design details.Since its launch in 2016, the Pixel line has become a reliable tentpole in the smartphone release calendar. Offering a suite of featu...
12:13 2019-05-30

|AguidetotheUSantitrustcaseagainstFacebook,Google In a sign that formal inquiries could be forthcoming, the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission last week divvied up antitrust oversight for Apple, Amazon.com, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google....
18:00 2019-06-08

What is a Google Chromebook? You’re probably on here because you’re asking yourself, “What is a Google Chromebook?” You’ve probably seen the term Chromebook thrown around on the internet, and you might be wondering what exactly they are, and how they differ from traditional laptops.In this gui...
09:00 2019-06-15

|Google,FacebookandApplefallamidantitrustscrutiny Google parent Alphabet, Facebook and Apple tumbled as the companies appear set to undergo US antitrust probes after the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission agreed to split up oversight of technology giants....
08:52 2019-06-04

What would you buy: LG G8 or Google Pixel 3a XL? Over the last few years, LG's phones haven't done... amazing. A few months after their release, some deals start rolling in and the prices rarely bounce back up to flagship levels. The most recent LG G8 ThinQ discount makes us think it's that time of the year — you can grab the latest LG top-tier ph...
17:52 2019-05-23

Google Maps can now tell you how bad your commute will be Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for a different kind of calamity: your commute....
03:13 2019-06-29

Android Q: everything you need to know about Google's update New Android version out in public beta with smarter AI, more privacy and dark mode Google took the wraps off the next version of Android 10 Q at its IO developer conference in California this week, introducing a whole range of new features, gestures, AI and privacy advances.Android Q doesn’t yet hav...
15:52 2019-05-21

What in the Hell Was Google Wave Trying to Be Anyway? Ten years ago tomorrow, Google introduced an app that was meant to transform the communications space. During an hour-plus keynote presentation at Google I/O in 2009, the company’s then-Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra introduced what he called a “magical” new web app that combined email, ...
18:13 2019-05-27

9 things Google Assistant can do that you may not know about While Apple has Siri and Amazon has Alexa, there’s a third big player in the voice-assistant game: Google's very own voice-activated effort, Google Assistant. It might not have captured the public's imagination in the same way as its counterparts, and Alexa in particular, but i...
16:26 2019-06-19

Google Home Hub Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Smart Home Control | Google Home App | Sound Quality | Connectivity | ConclusionLast year, at CES 2018, we saw Google’s first smart display, a competitor for Amazon’s Echo Show, but there was just one quirk – it was made by Lenovo. ......
16:00 2019-05-21

This is our best look yet at Google’s unreleased Pixel 4 So, Google unveiled the Pixel 4 on Wednesday. Sort of. After someone posted renders of the unreleased Pixel 4 based on design files that were stolen from the factory where Google’s new Pixel phones will be manufactured, Google decided to dispel some of the uncertainty by posting an image of th...
20:13 2019-06-13

Google Pixel 3 XL vs LG V40 ThinQ With only three generations of Pixel phones under its belt, Google is one of the newer manufacturers of premium Android phones. Still, every year it seems veterans in the phone game, like LG, are left to play catch up with the latest Pixel phones in terms of camera performance and innovative feature...
16:00 2019-05-21

Google just leaked the Pixel 4 Google isn't just hinting at the Google Pixel 4 ahead of its expected October launch, it's actually showing what the phone will look like in a surprising new reveal.We're seeing it four months earlier than the anticipated release date and it gives us a glimpse of the back of the Andro...
03:26 2019-06-13

Google has made its last tablet If you're someone who saw the potential in the Pixel Slate, despite its software issues, we have some bad news. Google is no longer planning to make any tablet hardware going forward and will put all its resources behind laptops in the future. In a s......
00:26 2019-06-21

Should I leave my job at Google or stick it out? I landed a job at Google and thought my career was made. I’m now a year in, and the glow of getting hired has diminished. Am I crazy for thinking of leaving, or should I stick it out longer and see if I can make it at what everyone perceives that it is — one......
02:52 2019-05-27

Has Google's data collection gone too far? With Google holding a chilling amount of data on hundreds of millions of people around the world, there is an increasing sense that it is neither moral nor ethical. Are we moving closer to a digital rights revolution?...
14:26 2019-07-11

Google just says no to marijuana apps While more states are passing laws legalizing marijuana, Google is trying to make it harder for smokers to connect with sellers. Earlier this week, the company announced that it will no longer allow apps in the Google Play Store that "facilitate the sale of marijuana or marijuana products regardless...
01:39 2019-06-01

OnePlus 7 vs Google Pixel 3a: Which One Should You Buy? OnePlus 7 and the Pixel 3a take two different approaches to address what a budget premium smartphone should be like. But which one is the one for you?...
13:00 2019-06-17

Google just confirmed what the Pixel 4 will look like In a very unexpected and rather shocking turn of events, Google has embraced its reputation for premature leaks and officially confirmed the design of the upcoming Pixel 4 series.The square camera module on the rear is official!Taking to Twitter recently through the official Made by Google account, ...
22:26 2019-06-12

What is Google Cloud Storage? Google is one of the biggest cloud storage providers in the world. With more than 2.5 billion active Android devices, the advertising and search giant has to allocate potentially up to 20 Exabytes (assuming a ratio of two devices per user account); that almost 20 billion GB of data as each Gmail acc...
18:26 2019-07-10

How to Delete Your Google Purchase History Yes, Google is tracking your purchases, but this isn’t a new thing. Google’s collection mechanisms—information it pulls in from your Gmail—have been going on for some time. If this is your first time hearing about this mess, visit this page to see everything Google knows about your purchases around ...
14:39 2019-05-21

|Google'ssecret'trashyvideo'AIcleansupYouTubehomepage YouTube is littered with extreme and misleading videos, and the company has been criticised for not doing enough to limit the dreck. But one place the Google unit has managed to clean up is YouTube’s homepage....
16:13 2019-06-13

Another Google app gets buried in early August Google Trips get the ax effective August 5, the search giant recently confirmed. The decision isn't surprising at all since Google has recently redesigned the Trips app on the web that's meant to replace the Android app. The app is still available for download via Google Play Store, and there's no m...
08:39 2019-06-04

Google to roll out redesigned News tab Google will soon unveil a refreshed News tab that places a priority on publishers, rather than headlines. The company today tweeted a preview of the redesigned news section for the desktop version of its search engine, which will roll out to users ov......
04:26 2019-07-12

The Morning After: Google leaked the Pixel 4 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We've seen a lot of phones leaked on Twitter lately, but Google dropping a pic of its own device months before we expect it to launch is a new twist on the genre. Also, we're powering through to the final day of......
17:52 2019-06-13

Google Says It Will Fix Its Misleading Abortion Ads Problem This month, Google came under fire after a report revealed that it had given about $150,000 in free advertising tools to an anti-abortion organization. Google has a thorny history when it comes to providing these types of organizations with powerful platforms to reach and mislead women seeking abort...
18:26 2019-05-21

Google Pixel 4: Here's what reportedly went on behind the scenes Google Pixel 4 concept renderYesterday’s Pixel 4 announcement was not only surprising but also rather contradictory. For months, leaks and rumors pointed towards a totally different design, but within the space of three days, everything was proven to be wrong.Ultimately, the latest developments have...
16:52 2019-06-13

Google: No, Of Course, We're Not Slowly Killing Ad Blockers A few months ago, Google announced changes were coming to improve privacy, security, and performance with regard to Chrome extensions. In particular, one change didn’t sit well with ad blocker developers, who claimed Google was looking to diminish their efficacy. At the time, at least one company th...
06:39 2019-06-14

Google reveals why it should really, really have your phone number Love it or leave it, two-factor authentication works. It is cumbersome, requires extra steps, but cuts down on hacking and fishing significantly. Google's approach with a recovery phone number for your account works wonders, too, and the company collaborated with New York University and the Universi...
17:26 2019-05-21

Google's Ad Dominance Explained in Three Charts Google is the major force at every layer between advertisers and websites, one reason the Justice Department is laying the groundwork for potential antitrust action. Here’s a look at the tech giant’s advertising dominance, in three charts....
21:52 2019-06-17

Huawei Might Already Have Its Own App Store to Counter Google Ban Despite the Department of Commerce recently granting U.S. tech companies a 90-day extension to continue working with Huawei, due to increased security concerns and the threat of being banned from using U.S. tech, Huawei is being forced to prepare for a future without access to Google and apps hosted...
18:26 2019-05-21

Everything Google revealed about Stadia during the Reddit AMA Stadia, Google’s attempt to enter the gaming industry via the cloud, has been teased several times through the last few months. Yesterday, we learned more about the platform via a Reddit AMA — and while it’s not all good news, it’s not all bad either. The person answering the questions was Andrey Do...
23:39 2019-07-19

Why Nintendo, Google and others might leave China Nintendo and Google are reportedly moving some manufacturing out of China, joining the many who have considered expanding their production networks in light of trade tensions. But China is unlikely to lose its dominance as a manufacturing hub....
16:26 2019-06-14

Google and VPN services could be fined $77k by Russia As Russia looks to tighten its grip on the content its citizens can access online, a new bill could affect how Google and other search engines, VPN services and web resources operate in the country.Just as China's Great Firewall does, Russia too blocks access to prohibited content and the Russi...
03:13 2019-06-14

Google bought my friend's face for $5 As Google works on a version of Face ID for its next Pixel phone, its employees are stopping people in public places and enticing them with a $5 gift card....
19:26 2019-07-21

Leak provides one bit of bad news about the Google Pixel 4 Google's decision to tease the Pixel 4 yesterday after several renders were leaked had some Pixel fans excited. After all, the image shared by Google showed a phone that gave a rather high-end appearance. And Google's comment, "Wait 'til you see what it can do," had many wondering whether the rumors...
01:26 2019-06-14

Shoelace Is a New Social Network From Google Shoelace, which comes from Google's in-house incubator Area 120, is aimed at helping people find activities to do and people to do those activities with....
11:26 2019-07-12

The US Huawei ban is also a huge headache for Google The Trump administration banned Huawei from importing any US-made technology a few weeks ago, and the order is still in effect. A number of prominent US companies have already halted business with Huawei, pending the resolution of this conflict, with Facebook being the latest company to cut ties. Hu...
00:39 2019-06-08

Google Maps will navigate you away from crises Google's SOS alerts already give you vital information when you're in a crisis zone, and now that includes driving directions. As part of a broader expansion of SOS alerts to Google Maps, the company has introduced navigation features that will not o......
15:39 2019-06-06

Google not biased against conservatives: executive Google's top government affairs official said on Monday that the search engine does not discriminate against conservative viewpoints and that he will reiterate that to a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday....
20:52 2019-07-15

Google to open new Berlin office The US tech giant has planned several hundred new jobs for the new office. Locals have rejected Google's previous plans for a start-up campus over concerns for their rent and livelihoods....
21:00 2019-06-02

Google Stadia will have a lot to prove to gamers Google delivered pricing, availability, speed requirements and launch games for its upcoming gaming platform before E3 2019, but the capabilities needed to make it stand out from current options went unmentioned....
00:39 2019-06-10

Trump says 'will take a look' at accusations over Google, China U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration would investigate accusations that Google worked with the Chinese government, but gave no other details in his early morning tweet on Tuesday....
15:39 2019-07-16

DOJ preparing antitrust investigation into Google The Justice Department is preparing an investigation into Google’s business practices, including those related to its search function, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday....
13:39 2019-06-01

Google has a mysterious new "media device" on the way Google has an as-yet-unidentified "media device" on the way, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US – but what exactly it is or what it'll do remains something of a mystery.What we do know is it's been given the model number H2B, and as Droi...
12:13 2019-06-01

The Biggest and Best Google Home Is $150 Off For Prime Day The Google Home Max is Google’s high-fidelity answer to the Sonos Play:5 and Apple HomePod (while being significantly smarter than both), and while it’s a bit of a stretch at its usual $400, it’s a great value at $250. That’s the best price ever, but it’s only available during Prime Day.Read more......
21:52 2019-07-16

Here Are the 31 Games Coming to Google Stadia Google has provided a list of 31 games that are coming to Stadia, its cloud-based video gaming service, with more to be announced at E3 2019 and beyond....
13:52 2019-06-07

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Google Pixel 3 Every year, there’s a battle at the top of the Android food chain. Standing at the apex, typically, has been Samsung’s Galaxy S devices, and while many of the manufacturers Samsung used to face head-on have slipped further away from potentially usurping the mighty Galaxy, Google’s Pixel devices have...
16:00 2019-05-21

Google’s Pixel 3a is the best bet for a bargain smartphone At a time when phone-makers seem to be vying to out-do each other on asking the highest price — Google is taking the opposite approach. With its new $400 Pixel 3a, the search giant is betting that it will be able to gin up interest for its struggling Pixel line by offering customers premium features...
23:00 2019-05-31

Google just revealed the Pixel 4 on Twitter Well, this is a new one. Google has decided to beat smartphone leakers at their own game by showing off the Pixel 4's back and camera on its own @madebygoogle Twitter account. The image shows a square-ish camera module, presumably one that will hold......
10:39 2019-06-13

Google is building a new social network Google is building a new social network, named Shoelace, which it claims will "supercharge your social life".Mere months after shutting down Google+, the company has revealed that it's taking a second shot at Facebook – this time focusing exclusively on events. How to delete FacebookHow ...
12:26 2019-07-12

Google Not Biased Against Conservatives, Executive Says Google's top government affairs official said on Monday that the search engine does not discriminate against conservative viewpoints and that he will reiterate that to a US Senate panel on Tuesday....
10:13 2019-07-16

Google will comply with US restrictions on Huawei Huawei could quickly lose its grip on the No. 2 ranking in worldwide cellphone sales after Google announced it would comply with U.S. government restrictions meant to punish the Chinese tech powerhouse. (May 20)        ...
16:26 2019-05-21

How to have Google Maps remember where you parked your car Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. As of March 2019, there were over 38 million cars on the roads of Great Britain, according to transport and policy organization the RAC Foundation. With more cars...
13:26 2019-07-19

Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers investigated 22,484 sex sites using a handy tool called webXr...
20:52 2019-07-18

|Google'backingout’ofChinapartnerships,USsenatorsays Google’s chief executive officer told US Senator Mark Warner that the company has ended some partnerships in China, the lawmaker said on Tuesday on Bloomberg Television....
22:01 2019-07-17

Here’s what happens when you lose connection to Google Stadia There have been a lot of promises made about game-streaming in the last month, but not a ton of information about worst-case scenarios. Something neither Microsoft's Project xCloud or Google Stadia have really talked about yet is what happens when you lose connection. The good news, accord...
10:39 2019-06-12

Google has been accused of working with China. Here's what they've been doing there Google's services have been blocked in China for several years, but the company still has a business there, as the tech giant seeks to sell products to Chinese firms in international markets....
12:13 2019-07-17

Google Chromecast Review (2018) Review indexDesign | Connectivity | Interface and Functionality | Google Home App | ConclusionStreaming media is all the rage and Google’s Chromecast was one of the earlier, mainstream devices to capitalize on this. Offering a cheap, quick, and easy way to stream music and video to HDMI-enabled ......
16:00 2019-05-21

Google brings a whole new range of Chromebooks Down Under The phenomenon of the affordable Chromebook that offers a simpler, more immediate experience than a laptop has been making waves overseas for quite some time now. In comparison, availability of the ChromeOS-powered devices has been rather limited in Australia.However, Google has announced that, from...
06:52 2019-06-07

Google Chrome is getting a seriously useful new feature on Android Opening a ton of tabs in Chrome, even the mobile version, is something that many of us are all too familiar with. The current card-style interface of the Chrome app is alright when you have only a few opened tabs, but going over 10 often leads to confusion and excessive scrolling to find what you're...
19:52 2019-05-27

MTA testing out Google Pay on subways, buses Paying for public transit in parts of the city is about to get a bit easier for those who use Google Pay. The MTA will roll out its test pilot program of contactless payment — dubbed OMNY, short for One Metro New York — on May 31 at several subway stations and buses on Staten......
20:01 2019-05-23

The Google Pixel 4 gets spotted out in the wild again We already know quite a bit about the Google Pixel 4 – and Google has confirmed its existence months ahead of time. Now the handset may have been spotted out in public for the second time.The new sighting comes courtesy of 9to5Google but doesn't give us much in the way of new information...
12:00 2019-07-14

Google Photos Is Getting These New, Highly Useful Features Google Photos' product lead David Lieb took to Twitter to discuss upcoming features, acknowledge bugs, and take feature requests from the app's users....
13:26 2019-07-04

Apple Versus Google: Who's Winning the App War? Picking a smartphone to accompany you through life isn’t just about choosing between iOS and Android: It’s also about deciding which apps you’re going to pick for your emails, your driving directions, your music and so on. Having used both sets of native apps for years at this point, here’s our defi...
23:13 2019-06-19

Google Stadia games won’t be free, but they don’t have to be Google Stadia was first unveiled a few months ago, but Google waited until the E3 gaming event earlier this month to give us more details about the game streaming service. We now know when and where it’ll launch as well as how much it’ll cost initially, but Google left out a big piece of...
20:26 2019-06-28

Google CEO's sunny new message: We want to be helpful Sundar Pichai's note reads like a response to growing scrutiny from regulators, press and employees, and echoes a consistent theme of how Google helps people....
03:52 2019-06-20

Here Are the Best Account Security Methods, According to Google Everywhere you turn, someone is handing out advice about account security and privacy. And while it never hurts to be reminded about all the ways you can protect your critical data, have you topped to wonder whether any of the various security measures you’re taking are actually effective?...
21:13 2019-05-22

Motorola Moto Z4 vs Google Pixel 3a XL What we have here are two amazing budget-friendly mid-rangers, with very similar prices attached to them. On one side, we have the Google Pixel 3a XL, a champion in its stable, while on the other is the newest challenger in the space, the Moto Z4. If you’re looking to invest in only one of them, the...
15:52 2019-06-20

Google to shut down YouTube Gaming app on May 30 Google announced last year that the YouTube Gaming app will go away at the end of March. However, for reasons that elude us, Google has decided to prolong YouTube Gaming's life for two more months.Today, the Mountain View company announced that it will shut down the YouTube Gaming app on May 30. Sin...
08:26 2019-05-28

After Nearly Perfecting It, Google Is Abandoning the Tablet Google isn’t killing all tablets, but it will no longer be making its own tablets. It’s a crying shame as Google’s merging of Android and Chrome OS for last years abysmally reviewed Pixel Slate was perhaps the perfect tablet OS.Read more......
00:13 2019-06-21

Why isn't Google fighting harder for Android? This week, Huawei turned from the world's second-largest phone maker into a pawn in the US cold war with China. The White House issued a generic executive order that doesn't mention Huawei in particular but forbids American companies doing any business with a "foreign adversary," and on Monday Googl...
15:26 2019-05-23

Use Google as an Instant Pomodoro Timer The Pomodoro Technique for productivity sounds cool, but you might fall into the same trap I do: you read about setting timers to get work done, and then you research the best Pomodoro timer, and then you go shopping for a physical timer, and then you try out some browser extensions, and...you’ve wa...
19:26 2019-05-23

A pair of useful features are heading to Google Duo Google's video calling app Duo is often getting updated to add new features. For example, back in March Google made changes to the app's UI. More specifically, it changed the way users select contacts to get in touch with, and choose whether the conversation will be in the form of a video chat or a ...
03:00 2019-06-22

NYC will accept Google Pay on some subway and bus routes If you have Google Pay, you might be able to tap your phone for subway or bus payments in NYC in the near future. The tech giant has teamed up with The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct a pilot test for Google Pay covering select......
18:26 2019-05-23

How Jam-Packed Will My Train Be? Google Says It Has the Answer If you knew your regular, jam-packed commuter train is usually followed by another one with empty seats, would you leave home 15 minutes later? It is a question that Google Maps will hope to help answer with a new rollout: a transit feature that predicts crowdedness levels across mass transit....
21:26 2019-06-27

Google allows Huawei to keep using Android until August After U.S. officials gave a 90-day reprieve to Huawei, Google said Tuesday it will suspend a plan to quit providing its Android operating system to the Chinese smartphone maker....
19:01 2019-05-21

Google wants to open source web crawlers In an effort to push for an official web crawler standard, Google has made its robots.txt parsing and matching library open source with the hope that web developers will soon be able to agree on a standard for how web crawlers operate online.The C++ library is responsible for powering the company&ap...
20:39 2019-07-02

Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple? Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy I have concerns about the likes of Google and Apple slurping up as much info as they can about me from my phone. I’ve tried looking online for alternatives and found mentions of things like /e/, Lineage, Sail...
10:52 2019-07-04

Here's How Google Is Hoping to Speed Up Its Big Upgrade to SMS RCS, or Rich Communication Services was supposed to be the messaging protocol that banished SMS to the dark ages and upgraded today’s texting experience with modern features like read receipts, better multimedia sharing, way bigger character limits, and more.Read more......
01:52 2019-06-19

How to set your default calendar for Google Assistant If you want to use Google Assistant to create events to a specific calendar, you'll have to make a quick change in the settings. Jack Wallen shows you how....
19:13 2019-05-22

Google's officially done making its own tablets Yes, the Pixel Slate is Google's last tablet. The information was recently confirmed by the company's hardware head Rick Osterloh, who also said that Google will continue to support its partners who decide to launch new tablets going forward.Instead, Google is determined to dabble in the laptop busi...
18:26 2019-06-21

Google Is Making the Web Safer With These Two New Features Google has launched a new Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome that lets users report malicious websites directly to Google. Chrome 75 will now warn users when they land on a deceptive......
10:39 2019-06-19

Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant? A Belgian broadcaster obtained recordings of more than 1,000 conversations with Google's automated assistant, some including personal details and medical information....
03:39 2019-07-11

You Can Now Sign Into Your Google Account on iOS Using an Android Phone Google has been on a quest to kill the password, so in its latest efforts to further that agenda, the tech giant has now made it possible to log into your Google account on iOS devices by using an Android phone. Read more......
19:39 2019-06-13

Russian regulator says could open new case against Google: RIA Russia's state communications regulator on Friday said it was not satisfied with Google's content filtering system and that it could open a new case against the company, RIA news agency reported....
15:39 2019-06-07

Google is about to steal another great feature from the iPhone Transferring files between Apple devices is incredibly easy thanks to a great feature called AirDrop. Whether you’re moving files between your iPhone and your Mac, or you’re looking to transfer all the photos you just took to your friends’ devices who also rock iPhones, AirDrop doe...
21:00 2019-07-01

Google Search won't show more than two top results from the same site Google is rolling out a Search update aimed at giving you more options to choose from in the results page. The tech giant says the update is designed to deliver more site diversity, and that means you now usually won't get more than two top results f......
16:52 2019-06-07

This is the coolest new Google Search feature we’ve seen in years Google often adds useful tools and productivity features to its various apps and services, but some of the best are more fun than they are useful. Such is the case for the latest addition to Google Search: AR animals. As the company announced at its Google I/O developer conference in May, some searc...
00:39 2019-06-08

25 Google Calendar Hacks to Maximize Productivity Released to the general public in July 2009, Google Calendar is one of the favored time management and scheduling apps available. And, for a good reason. I know a lot at Google Calendar. Here are 25 Google calendar hacks to maximize productivity that every person needs to know how to use. Lauded for...
14:00 2019-06-09

Another employee behind the Google Walkout has left the company One of the leaders of a mass walkout last year in protest of Google's handling of sexual misconduct cases has left the company, Bloomberg reports. Meredith Whittaker was the founder of Google's Open Research Group and served with AI Now, an ethics or......
17:00 2019-07-16

Google and Facebook Are Draining Brains From Europe It wouldn't be the first time that Europe's smartest and most promising tech startups have been gobbled up by the behemoths of Silicon Valley and Seattle....
10:13 2019-07-02

Trump threatens to ‘take a look’ at Google for China ties Trump’s shot at Google came in a tweet that cited recent comments from Peter Thiel, a top venture capitalist and one of the president’s top supporters, who this week called for the FBI and CIA to probe the company on grounds it may have committed treason for its operations in China....
18:39 2019-07-16

Here's a good example why you can't blindly follow Google Maps Many of us rely on Google Maps every day to help us get safely from point "A" to point "B." But sometimes putting blind faith in technology can backfire. Take the ordeal that nearly 100 Colorado drivers found themselves living through this past Sunday when they tried to drive around a traffic jam. A...
20:52 2019-06-27

Google tweaked algorithm after rise in US shootings Mass murders present challenge for search engine to deliver accurate resultsMisinformation is so common after mass shootings that Google has had to tweak its algorithm to compensate, a senior search engineer at the company has revealed.Pandu Nayak, who joined the company 14 years ago to work on its ...
10:00 2019-07-02

Google pushes for an official web crawler standard One of the cornerstones of Google's business (and really, the web at large) is the robots.txt file that sites use to exclude some of their content from the search engine's web crawler, Googlebot. It minimizes pointless indexing and sometimes keeps s......
03:26 2019-07-02

Google just took a strange step towards replacing Android with something better Android might be one of the two most important mobile operating systems right now, and the biggest one by market share, but it certainly won’t be around forever. That’s why Google is already working on a universal OS that would one day replace Android without users having to worry about ...
21:00 2019-07-01

States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech State attorneys general are preparing for their own investigations into big tech platforms including Google and Facebook, based on concerns that largely mirror those driving federal probes....
18:13 2019-06-07

Google Maps SOS Alerts Will Soon Try to Navigate You Away From Disasters Google Maps will soon roll out a new feature that will help users navigate effectively during crises and disasters, as well as get relevant visual information....
11:26 2019-06-07

Why Google Duplex might make my design job redundant A year ago, Google blew the world away with Duplex, an AI assistant that can make phone calls for you. The demo went viral and raised a lot of ethical and philosophical questions. Last month, Google announced an update for Duplex: it can now use websites for you. This announcement might not have bee...
20:39 2019-06-29

Google brings an AR art gallery to your pocket – and it's all about color After a fix of color in your drab, monotonous life? It can be hard to get away from the office to wander an art exhibition – but Google's Arts & Culture app is hoping to bring an equivalent experience to your smartphone, all through the medium of AR (augmented reality).Google's app ...
16:52 2019-07-18

It’s the end of the road for Google’s excellent Trips mobile app Another day, another Google product being shuttered. This time, it’s Trips, the travel app that automatically created plans for your holidays in a simple, beautiful interface. Why, Google, why? Earlier this week, Android Police spotted code in the Android app that hinted at its impending doom; subse...
15:26 2019-06-05

Update allows you to share self-destructing images through the Google Duo app Back in 2012 when Snapchat launched, its claim to fame was that members could take a photo that would "self-destruct" in ten seconds or less once viewed by the recipient. Of course, there were many references to the self-destructing tapes seen on the Mission Impossible television show. You'd never r...
18:39 2019-06-27

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a strong push for new regulators in Australia to oversee news and advertising on their platforms following the completion of the competition regulator’s i...
09:52 2019-06-28

All the News and Key Details From Google Stadia Chief's AMA Google’s big play at making game streaming a reality—Stadia—is slated to go live sometime in November. That’s less than four months away, so to help answers questions and provide more info about Google’s upcoming game streaming platform, Stadia’s director of product Andey Doronichev hosted an AMA (A...
18:26 2019-07-19

Google Maps now predicts how crowded your bus or train will be Google is introducing a new predictive feature to Google Maps, one that tells travelers how busy their bus, train, or subway ride will likely be.Read More...
07:26 2019-06-28

Google Maps can predict how crowded your train or bus will be Public transit is vital for countless people, but no one wants to be stuck on a subway train or bus that's jam-packed. To help you figure out how busy your ride is going to be, you'll soon see predictions to that end in Google Maps. Google is tapping......
23:26 2019-06-27

Google May Have Used Your Mannequin Challenge Videos to Train AI Remember back in 2016 when everybody was posting those Mannequin Challenge videos? Well, it turns out that instead of collecting dust in Ye Olde Meme Archive, Google researchers are using the videos to help train robots to better navigate their surroundings.Read more......
00:39 2019-06-28

Google just patented a foldable smartphone that's also a book Back before we used smartphones for everything, from reading and writing to art and business, we used an archaic technology called 'a book' – and it looks like Google might have plans to take us back to this dark time, albeit with a high-tech twist.A patent found by LetsGoDigital sh...
12:13 2019-06-28

Google Maps can now predict how crowded your bus or train will be Living in New York, there are times when I plan my entire day around whether or not public transportation is going to be a pain to deal with. Unfortunately, online notifications and social media posts don’t always tell the full story, which means I often have to take a chance and hope for the ...
02:26 2019-06-29

Watch Google's Stadia event here at 12PM ET Google is hosting a Stadia event today, and it's set to reveal some big news for the game streaming platform, including pricing and launch details as well as some of the games you'll be able to play. Stadia Connect is taking place just ahead of E3, a......
16:13 2019-06-06

UPDATE 1-Trump says 'will take a look' at accusations over Google, China U.S. President Donald Trump said early Tuesday his administration would investigate accusations that Alphabet Inc's Google worked with the Chinese government....
20:26 2019-07-16

Google Stadia Lands This Year—If You're Willing to Pony Up The Founder's Edition, which includes a controller and three months of premium subscription, is the only way to use the cloud-gaming service in 2019....
01:00 2019-06-07

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED] The upcoming streaming platform Google Stadia won’t just follow the Netflix model, as many fans had hoped. It will instead have both a subscription and games for sale individually, as Kotaku previously reported. Here’s everything we learned today during Google’s “Stadia Connect” stream....
00:26 2019-06-07

'Baldur's Gate III' is real and it'll be on Google Stadia Amid its wave of announcements for Stadia, Google confirmed several new games will be available on the platform. Darksiders Genesis emerged a few hours before Stadia Connect got underway, and there are some other notable upcoming titles too: Baldur's......
23:13 2019-06-06

Trump Threatens to 'Take a Look' at Google's China Ties President Donald Trump appeared to threaten that his administration would "take a look" at Google, opening an investigation into the search giant out of concern that it has been breached by the......
11:26 2019-07-17

Stadia: everything you need to know about Google's game-streaming service Imagine a world in which you don't need expensive gaming equipment to play the next big release title. A world in which all you ever have to do to start gaming is open up your browser, select a game and start playing – no lengthy download required. This could soon become a reality i...
21:26 2019-06-06

Most of the Google Walkout Organizers Have Left the Company Four of the seven organizers of a 20,000-person walkout at Google in November have quit. The latest to leave is Meredith Whittaker, a researcher on the ethics of AI....
23:39 2019-07-16

Trump Threatens To "Take A Look" At Google's Ties With China US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten that his administration would "take a look" at Google, opening an investigation into the search giant out of concern that it has been breached......
07:00 2019-07-17

Google Maps shows your speed while you're driving Google isn't just counting on speed limits in Maps to encourage safe driving -- it's now showing your actual speed. Android Police has learned that Google Maps is rolling out an optional speedometer that kicks in while you're using driving navigatio......
23:13 2019-06-06

It’s 2019 and Google still can’t keep malware out of its Android app store Google appears to have a problem with stopping malicious apps from sneaking into the Play Store. In what appears to yet another case of malware disguised as a legitimate app, security researchers from Symantec have found a new app that advertised itself as an unofficial version of Telegram messaging...
13:52 2019-07-16

The Google Pixel 4 may have been spotted in the wild for the first time We might have caught our first glimpse at the Google Pixel 4 out in the wild, after a phone looking very similar to the one Google teased last week was spotted being used in London.An image of the phone was shared by 9to5Google – you can see the square rear camera array on the back and... tha...
15:26 2019-06-15

Google’s Duo launches video calls with up to 8 people Google Duo users worldwide can now make video calls with up to 8 people and create video messages personalized with text, emojis, and drawings.Read More...
03:13 2019-05-24

Google leaked the Pixel 4 early; here's what we know Even though it's not supposed to drop until October, Google tweeted the first official photo of the Pixel 4 on Wednesday. Here's what it looks like.       ...
19:00 2019-06-13

Several Pixel 3a users get a glimpse of the future thanks to Google You can't blame some Google Pixel 3a owners for double checking the calendar today. That's because a few of them received the July Android security update on June 19th, just two weeks after the June update was sent. Several of those affected ran to Reddit (via Droid-Life) where they posted their exp...
05:13 2019-06-20

Google leaked the Pixel 4 early, here's what we know Even though it's not supposed to drop until October, Google tweeted the first official photo of the Pixel 4 on Wednesday. Here's what it looks like.       ...
16:26 2019-06-13

Google recreates Apollo 11's command module with AR The 50th anniversary of our first successful trip to the moon is fast approaching. And Google, which rarely shies away from marking a significant moment in history, has laid out some of the ways in which it'll celebrate the half-century since Apollo......
17:52 2019-07-10

Google placed 'Stranger Things' AR ads in 'The New York Times' If you see advertisements for a mall that look like they came straight out of the '80s on today's print edition of The New York Times, fire up Google Lens. Those neon-colored ads are most likely for Starcourt, the fictional Hawkins, Indiana mall that......
22:13 2019-07-11

Why Google's Pixel 4 teaser is a brilliant move Yesterday we were merely speculating which design would the next Pixels likely employ, and today things are literally set in stone as Google--yes,Google--went full sicko mode and revealed its upcoming flagship device by sharing an image on Twitter. You've probably seen it already, but in case you ha...
13:26 2019-06-13

PSA: Your Android phone is now a security key for signing in to Google on iOS Google has announced that it’s now possible to log into your Google accounts from your iPhones and iPads using your Android phone as a hardware authentication key. The development comes almost more than a month after the internet giant made it easy for Google users to sign in to their accounts on th...
10:39 2019-06-13

Your Android phone can sign you into Google on iOS devices Who said that Apple- and Google-powered devices can't work in harmony? Not Google. It's taking advantage of its recently added security key functionality to use your Android phone as verification for Google sign-ins on iOS devices. If you have Goo......
10:39 2019-06-13

Google's Chromebook App Hub for students and teachers is live We can argue about the merits and flaws of Chromebooks all day long, but one thing is clear: They've found a strong foothold in the education market. Indeed, today Google is announcing that more than 30 million Chromebooks are in use by students arou......
18:52 2019-06-19

Google Translate's camera now works with more than 100 languages Google Translate's instant camera feature will now make translating a foreign street sign as easy as aiming your phone -- even if your native language isn't English. The company today unveiled a set of new updates to its translation tool, including t......
17:52 2019-07-10

Google's Smart Compose Is Shitty And Definitely Evil Not satisfied with foisting predictive text and Smart Replies upon an unsuspecting public, Google rolled out a new Smart Compose feature for mobile Gmail two months ago that, like your significant other interrupting you, storms right ahead and puts words in your mouth. Like so:...
00:00 2019-06-14

Google Hardware quits the tablet business, again The new Google Pixel Slate. [credit: Valentina Palladino ] Google and tablets just don't mix. The company tried over and over again to make Android tablets work, peaking with the 2013 Nexus ...
14:13 2019-06-21

What do you lose when your Android phone is not supported by Google? A lot... Huawei has been in some hot waters lately. The company has been added to the dreaded US entity list and, as a result, all USA-based businesses are forbidden to work with it. So, Google pulled out, saying “Sorry, but future Huawei phones will not be getting our Android”.This, of course, has thrown us...
16:39 2019-06-17

Google's listing reveals key specs of the Vivo Z1 Pro Some of the key specifications of the upcoming Vivo Z1 Pro have been revealed by a Google ad listing. This was first reported by Smartprix along with a screenshot of the Flipkart ad listing. The Vivo Z1 Pro was already teased by Flipkart as they went live with a page on their platform, indicating an...
14:52 2019-06-14

Google Can't Quit Trying to Make New Social Networks Google has never made a successful social network, but you have to give the company some credit for never giving up. After the shutdown of platforms like Orkut, Google Buzz, and Google+ (and the shuttering of messaging services like Allo and Google Wave) it appears that Google is testing out yet ano...
00:00 2019-07-12

Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist Chrome: Sometimes you just never want to see a certain site in your Google results. Maybe you want to block a sketchy news source, or you don’t want Pinterest in your image search results, or there’s a really gross forum that keeps appearing in searches. Some sites like Yahoo Answers and Quora have ...
19:01 2019-06-18

Google Calendar is back, so get to work (updated) Google Calendar went down today in the US, UK and most of Europe, throwing working people off their schedules. Visitors to Google Calendar on desktop began receiving a 404 error around 10AM ET. The company confirmed it is working on the issue in an u......
02:26 2019-06-19

Google kills off Play Movies app for Daydream VR It looks like Google isn't too convinced that VR is a the future any longer, as the company has just killed off an important app that would allow Android users to access VR content: Play Movies. But let's not guess Google's reasoning behind the decision since it can have numerous causes, including f...
01:26 2019-06-14

The future is here: Google testing AR-powered ads through YouTube VR used to be a big deal a couple of years ago when every manufacturer believed it would be the future of gadgets. Alas, it seems it still has a long way to go as it didn't really pick up all that much. Instead, AR (Augmented Reality) has slowly started creeping its way up in the tech mainstream and...
12:39 2019-06-19

Google shuts down Daydream VR's Play Movies & TV app Google has pulled Daydream VR's version of the Google Play Movies & TV app. You can still view your rentals or purchases through the YouTube VR app, a Google spokesperson confirmed to Variety, while there aren't any current plans to remove other......
00:39 2019-06-14

We ranked Google’s new search icons by how evil they look In case you hadn’t noticed, Google got a facelift. Yep, the tech giant’s search page received some rather fancy new icons. Slap your peepers on this: While before there were just words, now there are words and images. Truly, we live in exalted times. Now these have been rolled out globally, we knew ...
17:39 2019-06-20

Google Lens can tell you about the people behind local artworks If you're sitting in a coffee shop and you spot a neat mural on the wall, you could soon use your smartphone to identify the local artist who was behind it. A new feature of Google Lens currently being tested in San Francisco will recognize the artwo......
16:13 2019-07-09

Businesses can now accept PayPal through Google Pay in 24 countries In all 24 countries where PayPal's integrated with Google Pay, businesses can now optionally accept PayPal with Google Pay through their apps or websites.Read More...
01:52 2019-06-21

Waze just inherited one of the best features of Google Maps Over the past few years, Google has been adding a ton of features to Google Maps that make its other navigation app, Waze, so popular. But that doesn’t mean Waze is getting overlooked, as the company just announced a brand new feature for Waze, one that could further improve your navigation ex...
07:13 2019-06-11

Leaked Pixel 4 renders could be our best look yet at Google’s new flagships Google’s decision to tease its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL design months ahead of the phones’ official announcement was bizarre, to say the least. Perhaps part of the idea behind the move was to diminish interest in any further Pixel 4 leaks since the company’s new flagship smartpho...
15:26 2019-06-21

The best Chromecast apps for Google's streaming puck The Google Chromecast is one of our favorite, simple streaming options. But there are so many apps available that work well with the streaming dongle that it can be difficult to figure out which you really need to get up-and-running right away, and which can wait. Although the Google Chromecast...
16:13 2019-06-21

These Pixel 4 renders give us our best look yet at Google's next flagship Last year's Pixel 3 XLUPDATE: Google has just confirmed the rear design of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. We have updated this article with newer concept renders.###There’s quite a lot of conflicting Pixel 4 information floating around at the moment making ......
22:26 2019-06-12

‘Grow with Google’ starts Monday in Tucson Getty Images TUCSON – Google is inviting Tucsonans to join its free digital workshop on Monday. “Grow with Google” offers resources to expand your digital skills, whether you are a business owner, looking for a new job or just wanting to learn more. Workshops and coaching sessions will be held from ...
00:52 2019-06-11

Google getting out of the tablet game was inevitable (and smart) Yesterday afternoon, Google's hardware division made an unusually forthcoming announcement: the company will no longer build its own tablets. Instead, it will focus all its efforts on laptops. Given that Google released the Pixel Slate (its first Chr......
20:26 2019-06-21

Google Assistant now offers navigation help in Waze You might not have to touch your screen much at all the next time you navigate with Waze. Google is starting to roll out Assistant support in Waze for Android users, making some of its features available through (relatively) distraction-free voice c......
17:39 2019-06-10

Google Pixel 4 could look a lot like iPhone 11 based on new leak We haven’t had many looks at the possible design of the Google Pixel 4 yet, and the latest leak doesn’t match previous ones, but it does look a lot like the iPhone 11 might.Shared by @OnLeaks (a leaker with a good track record) on behalf of PriceBaba, renders apparently based on "early...
16:52 2019-06-10

How Fake Business Listings End Up on Google Maps Have a burst pipe or a broken-down car? That plumber or mechanic you found on Google Maps might not be where they say they are. Or they might not be anywhere at all. Reporters Rob Copeland and Katie Bindley have found that hundreds of thousands of the listings on Google Maps aren’t what they claim t...
16:13 2019-07-04

Google’s newest Gmail feature will let you do a lot more than just email Google gave Gmail a massive makeover last year, adding several additional features so you can do a lot more than just email inside Gmail. Now, Google is about to make Gmail even more useful, adding a major new feature to the app. On top of the built-in Calendar, Keep, and Tasks panels that are alrea...
02:52 2019-06-12

Google's Pixel 4 could track hand gestures Project Soli is one of Google's many hardware experiments, one in which a tiny radar is used to track hand gestures. The rumor mill is churning, suggesting that Soli may find itself a home inside the search giant's next phone....
14:26 2019-06-12

Google Pixel 4 XL renders suggest the notch is going away We already know what the rear of Google's upcoming Pixel 4 looks like, and renders of the other side of the XL version suggest the smartphone will ditch the widely-derided notch of the Pixel 3 XL. Tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks, has a solid......
03:52 2019-07-09

Google Cloud swallows Alphabet’s Chronicle Google today announced that Alphabet's Chronicle is joining Google Cloud "in the coming weeks." Google expects to complete the integration "this fall."Read More...
07:26 2019-06-28

AI uses Google Trends data to predict how many people will get the flu In a newly published paper, researchers describe an AI model that taps Google Trends data to improve the accuracy of flu prevalence forecasts.Read More...
15:52 2019-07-08

Privacy-first browsers look to take the shine off Google’s Chrome Before Google, Facebook and Amazon, tech dominance was known by a single name: Microsoft. And no product was more dominant than Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer. The company’s browser was the gateway to the internet for about 95 percent of users in the early 2000s, which helped land Micros...
05:00 2019-07-06

Google is ending the integration between Drive and Photos Enlarge Google Drive is a place to store all your files, and Google Photos is a place to store all your photos. On the surface, having these two Google services integrate somewhat makes sense, and today, all your Google Photos end up in Drive and all your Drive photos end up in Google Photos. But...
22:52 2019-06-13

Google pushes new update to the Pixel Buds, here is what's new The Pixel Buds are far from being perfect, but they sure aren't bad at all. As a matter of fact, most users won't notice some of the issues that Google discovered after releasing the earphones. Even so, the Mountain View company has decided to address these minor bugs that might be annoying for some...
22:26 2019-06-12

I’ll be passing on Google’s new 2fa for logins on iPhones and iPads. Here’s why Enlarge (credit: Google) Google is expanding its new Android-based two-factor authentication (2fa) to people logging in to Google and Google Cloud services on iPhones and iPads. While Google deserves props for trying to make stronger authentication available to more users, I’ll be avoiding it in f...
22:13 2019-06-12

You can now use your Android phone as a 2FA security key for Google accounts on iOS Now, Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat or newer can act as 2FA security keys for Google accounts on iPhones and iPads running iOS 10.0 and up.Read More...
18:26 2019-06-12

These 6 Google tools are essential for the success of most websites While some services and software that aim to increase website traffic cost money, there are a good number of really useful ones that are mostly free. Undoubtedly the best of these have been created by Google with the intention of indirectly supporting its ad business. But, in the majo...
16:13 2019-06-12

Sonos brings Google Assistant to its speakers in the UK Sonos users in the UK will soon have another option to control their speakers, as Google Assistant support is arriving with a software update that's rolling out as of today. You can use the voice assistant to control your setup directly through Sonos......
21:39 2019-07-02

Google Duo's group video calls roll out to everyone Google is making Duo more useful as it's rolling out group video calls to everyone on Android and iOS. You can have up to eight people on a call at once (a far lower limits than FaceTime's 32 and Skype's 50). Group calls gradually went live in some m......
22:26 2019-05-23

EXPLAINER-Why Google has a target on its back in Washington The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said....
22:26 2019-06-02

Choose what happens to your Google account when you die (or simply stop using it) Have you given any thought to what will happen to your Google account when you die, or when you simply forget to use it for an extended period of time? Google's Inactive Account Manager helps you plan for the future....
19:39 2019-05-22

Google’s new AI is better at detecting lung cancer than doctors Science fiction has taught us to fear the inevitable rise of digital brains and while it’s true that handing too much power to machines of our own creation could end badly, AI is proving itself to be an incredible tool for improving lives. The New York Times reports that one such AI, built by Google...
19:13 2019-05-22

Google bans apps that let users buy marijuana Alphabet's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
02:26 2019-05-30

How to Save Your Jump VR Content Before Google Deletes It Google’s giving yet another service the axe—this time it’s the company’s VR content-editing service Jump VR. Google just announced that the service will be shuttering on June 28....
08:39 2019-05-22

US regulators carve up oversight of Amazon and Google If there weren't already signs that American regulators expect to crack down on tech giants, there are now. Washington Post sources said that the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have carved out their competitive oversight of A......
20:13 2019-06-02

On Migrant Journeys With WhatsApp and Google Translate Miriam Jordan, who covers immigration for The Times, says that migrants crossing the border often use WhatsApp and that Google Translate can break the ice....
16:26 2019-05-29

Mystery Made by Google device surfaces at the FCC Google has a new device up its sleeves and it is a wireless Bluetooth device with the model number of G022A. That information was discovered on the FCC's website (via 9to5 Google) and the model number suggests that this is a Made by Google item. In fact, the G022A number comes after the Pixel 3a (G0...
01:13 2019-05-22

Google Assistant can now control GE’s smart microwaves GE's lineup of connected microwaves can now be controlled by the Google Assistant. Owners can use voice commands to set their microwave and perform basic functions like starting, pausing, stopping or adding time. The microwaves also have a "scan-to-c......
23:13 2019-05-29

Update to Google's Messages app adds a very useful feature Google's master plan to dominate the world includes the placement of Google Assistant into as many apps and devices as possible. To that end, several Reddit posters (via XDA) are discovering that updating to version 4.4.070 of Google's Messages app adds a new feature. Spotted in a section of the app...
23:39 2019-05-21

You’re about to start seeing ads for the first time on Google’s mobile homepage During Google’s Marketing Live conference for advertisers on Tuesday, the search giant announced a first for the company: Ads are coming soon to Google’s iconic homepage. The ads will be confined to the version of its homepage accessible via the mobile web as well as its smartphone app l...
21:00 2019-05-21

Review: Google’s Pixel 3a Is the Best Low-Cost Smartphone You Can Buy Turns out, not everyone wants a fancy smartphone. The latest and greatest might be catnip for the early adopters among us, but for someone who wants a phone that just works, spending thousands of dollars can be overkill. Even half a grand might seem like a lot for something you’ll probably acc...
23:26 2019-05-29

Google's Huawei Android restrictions: what does it mean for you? [Updated] Update: we have altered this article to include information on the moves from Microsoft to remove Huawei laptops, as well as reports of the potentially crippling move from ARM to stop working with the brand.The news that Google has blocked Huawei’s future access to Android updates – fo...
20:52 2019-05-22

Google Search has a new design — see if you can spot the difference Google today announced it’s making a visual change to Search on mobile devices. Behold: Can you spot the difference? The “visual refresh,” as Google calls it, is a small one. But it’s also an important one: It makes sure the first thing you see in a search result is where information is coming from,...
22:00 2019-05-22

Many Google Duplex 'AI' Calls Are Actually Made by Humans Last year, when Google first showed off its new Duplex feature that used artificial intelligence to make calls for users, it terrified us because it sounded so human.Read more......
18:39 2019-05-23

Google Is at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech Support for an antitrust investigation into the company is coming from across the political spectrum. For Google, any case would be a major distraction, or worse....
15:13 2019-06-02

Google Duo group video calls have arrived Google Duo's long-awaited group video calling feature has finally arrived for users of the app around the world.Having been tested on select users since January, the feature had already been spotted in a few countries by eagled-eyed users earlier this month, according to Android Central. Check ...
12:26 2019-05-24

Who Needs Google's Android? Huawei Trademarks Its Own Smartphone OS Huawei is pinning its hopes on a self-designed operating system to replace Google’s Android following a U.S. blacklisting. The question is: Can it succeed where others have failed?...
13:13 2019-05-24

Google's Scrutiny by Justice Department Has Been Building The Justice Department’s plans to investigate Alphabet Inc.’s Google have been building over time, amid a growing public conversation about whether the government should do more to scrutinize the handful of giant tech firms that dominate the U.S. landscape....
17:26 2019-06-02

In Google's hometown, some residents are living on the streets in RVs There’s a housing crisis in one of the most affluent areas in the country. To make it even more shocking, it's at the doorstep of one of the world's most valuable companies: Google....
15:26 2019-05-24

Now you can order takeout food directly via Google Ordering takeout food for delivery is hardly a strenuous task, but Google has just found a way to make things even easier. Thanks to new partnerships with Doordash, Postmates and Delivery.com, it's now possible to arrange for food to be delivered from the comfort of Google Maps, Google Search o...
16:01 2019-05-24

Google Pixel 3a review: The best (non iPhone) $400 you'll ever spend After having spent a week reviewing Google's Pixel 3a, I've got to say it impressed me. A lot. And at $400, it might just be the best Android phone on the market. At any price point. ...
23:52 2019-05-24

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you say goodbye to Google? Google touches all aspects of our lives, from the videos we watch to the information we seek. Could you live without Google? In our five day series, this is hump day, the day we look at Google....
17:39 2019-05-25

Google is reportedly tracking your purchases through Gmail Rack it up as one more way Google tracks your personal data. Any purchase you make that uses your Gmail account will be logged by Google, according to a discovery recently made recently by a Reddit user. The user uncovered that Google is keeping tabs on any purchase that uses your Gmail account. Goo...
17:39 2019-05-27

'Google can change how cars are sold forever' Opinion 27 May, 2019 Google should lend it's modern retailing expertise to car manufacturers rather than building its own car, says Mike Rutherford...
21:13 2019-05-27

Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call......
02:39 2019-05-23

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL plagued by power issues Google Pixel phones have the reputation of offering buttery-smooth performance, courtesy of stock Android. They are supposed to be the way to experience Android in its purest form, and you'd think that bugs and unexpected problems would be brought to an absolute minimum, considering that Google is t...
17:26 2019-05-21

Explainer: Why Google has a target on its back in Washington The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said....
16:52 2019-06-02

Google Maps using AI to highlight restaurant dishes Continuing with a theme we touched on just a day ago, Google Maps has added yet another enhancement that moves the popular navigation app deeper into territory that doesn’t really have much to do with helping direct you from Point A to Point B. In this case, Google has added a new feature to Maps......
23:00 2019-05-31

Pixel 3a XL review: the cheaper Google phone to buy Great camera, top software, OK battery and performance, in a plastic body that’s a bit too wideWith a price-tag of £469, the Pixel 3a XL tries to offer the best of Google, but costing £400 less than its top-end siblingThe bigger brother of Google’s other lower-cost phone, the Pixel 3a, the new Pixel...
15:52 2019-05-21

Google just gave Huawei a wakeup call It's been a tumultuous week for Huawei. Five days ago, President Trump declared a national emergency to ban the sales and use of telecom equipment that pose "unacceptable" risks to national security. While the executive order didn't explicitly name c......
15:13 2019-05-21

Pixel 3a review: the people’s Google phone? Great camera and software make a bargain, let down only by middling performance and battery Google’s latest phone, the Pixel 3a, offers the firm’s fantastic camera and software for less than £400, cutting a few corners on the way.The pitch for the Pixel 3a is simple: everything that made the £739 to...
15:52 2019-05-21

Huawei Phones Will Lose Some Google Services After U.S. Ban (BEIJING) — Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support. The announcement highlighted the growing damage to Huawei from Washington’s order. The...
15:00 2019-05-21

Google’s Pixel 3a has a serious problem for some users, and there’s no fix in sight Google has been making phones for quite a few years now, both during the Nexus era when other smartphone vendors designed its devices, and especially in the Pixel era where it creates its own hardware. But even so, its Pixel phones still come with flaws, and the Pixel 3a is no exception. Some users ...
16:00 2019-05-21

Google quietly ruined Chrome, and we almost missed it Google’s Chrome is the most popular way to browse the web on desktop and mobile, thanks to a combination of features that make it a reliable, albeit sometimes resource-intensive, app. However, Google’s recent moves are going to ruin the Chrome experience for many users, and we nearly mis...
00:52 2019-06-01

An unknown Google media device gets FCC certification Earlier this month, an unknown Made by Google device was discovered on the FCC website. With Bluetooth connectivity and a model number of G022A, we wondered whether this could be a new pair of wireless earbuds. Today, another mystery Google device was spotted at the FCC (via Droid-Life). The model n...
22:39 2019-05-31

Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors and, further, that software-based techniques for pro...
15:00 2019-05-21

Google brings Dialogflow bot support to Hangouts Chat Google today said its Dialogflow bots engine can now make automated bots for G Suite's Hangouts Chat and interact with GitHub's open source Hubot.Read More...
21:13 2019-06-19

Google Now Requires App Makers To Disclose Loot Box Odds Google rolled out a new Play Store policy requiring game makers to show players what the chances are of getting any items that might be contained in a paid random-chance scenario....
01:39 2019-05-31

Google wants Android phones and Chromebooks working more closely together You've already got several options when it comes to linking an Android phone with a Chrome OS laptop, but it's not on the same scale as, say, Apple MacBooks and iPhones. Now it looks as though upgrades are in the pipeline.New code snippets reported by Chrome Story point towards Android and...
19:52 2019-05-25

Google cuts the price of all Pixel Slate models by $200 The Chrome OS powered Google Pixel Slate was launched last year. The cheapest model, when the tablets were released, was one powered by an Intel Celeron processor sporting 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage. This entry-level version of the Pixel Slate started at $599. We use the past tense because it...
07:52 2019-05-27

Google has more temp, contract workers than actual employees Welcome to 2019, the era of the “shadow workforce.” A wide array of temps, contractors and contingent workers are playing an increasingly large role in offices across the globe. As it turns out, these people who work with (rather than for) Google now outnumber the company’s actual employees, The New...
23:26 2019-05-30

Google Urged by Activists to Break Up Before Regulators Force It To Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest Internet ad seller to split into different pieces....
17:00 2019-06-19

Google's Troubles Encroach on Alphabet's Shareholder Meeting Shareholders proposed 14 resolutions, from Google's conduct in China to conditions for Google workers. Cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't attend....
02:39 2019-06-20

Google Maps is now using AI to highlight popular restaurant dishes Continuing with a theme we touched on just a day ago, Google Maps has added yet another enhancement that moves the popular navigation app deeper into territory that doesn’t really have much to do with helping direct you from Point A to Point B. In this case, Google has added a new feature to M...
22:00 2019-05-30

Google Photos will no longer integrate with Drive from July Users of Google's Photos and Drive cloud storage services have been able to seamlessly access their photos from either platform for some time now, with the services automatically syncing to each other and even sharing storage space, however the search giant has announced that, from July 10 this...
06:13 2019-06-13

Spies try to slide into your encrypted DMs, Apple and Google are not impressed GCHQ. Behind this abbreviation for Government Communications Headquarters are the spy agencies of the United Kingdom, just like the NSA is an umbrella for other three-letter organizations that are tasked with keeping our country safe from adversaries foreign and domestic.These, apparently, include c...
19:26 2019-05-30

Google ditches Nest.com in favor of its online store Google hasn't been shy about phasing out what's left of Nest as an independent entity, and that now includes Nest's website. Droid-Life has noticed that Google has largely gutted Nest.com -- now, it just asks you to visit the Google Store if you're......
18:52 2019-06-19

Vietnam ramps up pressure on Google's YouTube advertisers Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google's YouTube that contain "anti-state propaganda," state media said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants....
08:39 2019-06-12

Report Suspicious Sites to Google Using This Chrome Extension If you’ve used Chrome for any length of time, you’ve probably stumbled across its scary red interstitial—otherwise known as the Google Safe Browsing warning. If you’re attempting to pull up a site that looks problematic, like a malware host, Chrome will prevent you from doing so unless you do a litt...
22:13 2019-06-19

Google wants to be a ‘good neighbor’ by pledging $1B to Bay Area housing San Francisco is home to the tech elite, and is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, thanks to scores of tech firms moving in over the past couple of decades. Now, Google wants to make it a little more affordable. The internet giant said it will help build 20,000 homes in the Bay A...
16:26 2019-06-19

Best Android smartwatch: what to wear on your wrist if you have a Google phone If you've got an Android phone and you're on the hunt for a smartwatch, you're in the right place. Below we've ranked all the greatest pieces of techy wristwear that will connect to your Android handset.This isn't a list of the best Wear OS watches or the best smartwatches o...
22:26 2019-06-20

Google Duo's Group Video Calling Now Available Globally on Android, iOS Google Duo has brought the Data Saving mode that comes as a replacement of the earlier Limit mobile data usage option. Google Duo's group video calling feature is also rolling out globally, with......
17:13 2019-05-24

How to Spot (and Avoid) Fake Google Local Listings When you search for a local business on Google, your instinct is to trust the top results. But the listings that show up under the map can contain made-up information. Here are signs you’re looking at a fake listing....
14:39 2019-06-22

Google Celebrates the Summer Solstice With a Pastel Doodle It’s officially summer and Google is celebrating with a pastel Doodle. Friday is the start of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, making it the longest day and shortest night of 2019 for those above the Equator. The reverse is true for those below it. The summer solstice occurs tw...
04:13 2019-06-22

How to Find and Report Fake Businesses on Google Maps The next time you go to order pizza, or call someone to repair an appliance, make sure you aren’t getting scammed by a representative of a business that doesn’t actually exist....
04:00 2019-06-22

Google Fuchsia release date, news and rumors We were expecting to see Google announce Google Fuchsia, or Google Andromeda – a fusion of its Chrome and Android operating systems (OS) – back in October 2017. However, that announcement never happened, and for now, we can only speculate.What will Google Fuchsia look like? Well, there...
21:39 2019-06-11

FA scores Google Cloud assist on new big data system England's bid for future football success has got a technology boost thanks to a new partnership between the FA and Google Cloud.The sport's governing body has announced the creation of a new analytics system built entirely on Google Cloud, which will hopefully in turn improve the performa...
20:52 2019-05-31

Google Overhauls Lobbying and Public Affairs Operations Google has fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of a major overhaul of its global government affairs and policy operations amid the prospect of greater government scrutiny...
11:39 2019-06-12

Google app soon to receive full-fledged dark mode Google is determined to bring the dark theme to all its apps by the time Android Q is officially released. A couple of Google apps such as Calendar and Keep have already been updated with a dark mode, but the Google app has yet to receive a similar function.The good news is the Mountain View company...
11:52 2019-06-12

This exclusive Google Pixel 3 deal is as cheap as the new 3a - just £20 a month Just as we finally started to accept the new shockingly high prices of Google Pixel 3 deals, they've now come crashing down in drastic fashion, knocking hundreds off the overall cost of contracts. But of all the cut prices, none can even come to close to this new exclusive offer.Thanks to the c...
16:01 2019-05-24

Google celebrates the arrival of summer and winter in new Doodles Google is welcoming the start of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere with new Doodles....
14:52 2019-06-21

Google just revealed the Pixel 4 months earlier than expected In a shocking turn of events, Google shared the first image of its next smartphone on Wednesday, confirming many of the leaks that have been spreading around the internet over the last few weeks. If Google sticks to the same release schedule it had for the Pixel 3, then the Pixel 4 won’t offic...
22:13 2019-06-12

Honor 20 Pro finally receives Google certification, launch now possible The Honor 20 Pro’s launch has been on hold ever since the smartphone was first announced last month. But now it seems as though the company can finally proceed with the device’s distribution.The flagship offering's release was initially planned for early July. However, the brand’s inability to obtai...
13:13 2019-06-17

Google Pixel 4 case renders suggest the big notch isn't going away One of the more surprising yet enduring Google Pixel 4 rumors is that both the standard model and the Pixel 4 XL would have a large bezel above the screen, making for a design that sounds rather dated for 2019. But that might not be happening after all, as new case renders show a big notch inst...
13:26 2019-06-21

Google will no longer make tablets, but Chrome OS lives on In case you were holding out for a Google or Pixel-branded tablet, I’ve got some bad news: the company is no longer interested in building these devices in-house. Computerworld reported that Google reportedly just killed off its plans to make two tablets to follow the Pixel Slate from 2018. In addit...
08:26 2019-06-21

Google and Renault-Nissan Are Teaming Up On Self-Driving Cars Yet another company partners with Google’s self-driving car division, AKA Alphabet’s self-driving car division, AKA Waymo; everyone seems to hate Trump’s new EPA rules; and supersonic jets. All that and more in the Morning Shift for June 20, 2019....
04:26 2019-06-21

Google just removed the Huawei P30 Pro & Mate X from Android's website Just days after it removed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from the list of Android Q Beta devices, Google has updated the official Android website (via 9To5Google) to no longer include the Huawei P30 Pro or the foldable Huawei Mate X.Prior to Huawei’s US ban, the company’s smartphones were listed along just...
16:26 2019-05-24

Google adds 'Welcome Offers' to its store and restaurant listings Last year, Google allowed you to "follow" your favorite stores and restaurants so you would always get updates on the latest events, products or offers from that business (you'll see these updates in the For You tab in Maps). Now, in an effort to enc......
00:26 2019-06-21

Google’s Pixel 4 rumored to support air gesture system Enlarge / Project Soli in action. We're at least four months out from the typical Google Pixel smartphone unveiling, but that isn't stopping the rumor mill from churning. There are already a pair of reports pointing toward a Project Soli-based gesture system being in development for the Pixel 4. ...
22:13 2019-06-12

Google’s new extension will help you report dubious sites with a click Google’s just rolled out a new Chrome extension called Suspicious Site Reporter, that’ll help you report sketchy sites with just the click of a button. The extension will help you to stay away from sites that might steal your data or financial information. Google’s developed it to warn you of decept...
16:26 2019-06-19

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which is the smart speaker for you? If you're in the market for a smart speaker, then you're going to have to weigh up the Amazon Echo vs Google Home question: how do you split two of the best devices out there? Well, hopefully we can help.As you would expect from two of the biggest names in tech, the Amazon Echo and the Goo...
20:26 2019-05-29

Google won't allow marijuana delivery apps in the Play Store Google updated its Play Store policy today to prohibit apps that early directly sell or help facilitate the sale of marijuana, even in states where the drug is legal. Apps that offer features such as weed delivery are now at risk of being removed fro......
23:13 2019-05-29

Google Pay will no longer let UK users send money to friends If you use Google Pay to send money between your friends, you may soon be cut off from splitting the bill. The company informed users today via email that it will be killing off the Google Pay Send peer-to-peer money transfer feature in the UK. The c......
03:26 2019-06-15

Google Maps now shows speed limits in more than 40 countries Almost six years after Google’s purchase of the Waze navigation app, one of the features previously exclusive to the latter now appears to be a staple of Google Maps in more than 40 countries around the world. Google has confirmed to various tech outlets that its own Maps application is now showing ...
18:13 2019-05-30

Google’s chief decision scientist: Humans can fix AI’s shortcomings Google chief decision scientist Cassie Kozyrkov addresses the importance of human intervention in developing safe AI systems and allaying users' fears.Read More...
18:00 2019-06-14

Facebook, Google and Twitter need to do more to tackle fake news, EU says In a report published Friday, the EU found evidence of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on online platforms ahead of the European Parliament elections last month....
15:00 2019-06-14

The Morning After: Google's free game that makes new games Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. E3 2019 is finally over and our team is heading home after a long week. Of course, there's still plenty of news to catch up on and a few stories popping up today, but two intriguing ones involve a Google incubat......
14:26 2019-06-14

Google Chrome 76 will make it easier to bypass paywalls Google may have released Chrome 75 just last week, but it’s already lining up a few nifty features for its upcoming release. Most importantly, the beta version of Chrome 76, which was officially released a day ago, makes a subtle tweak that may not be welcomed by publishers like The New York Times, ...
12:00 2019-06-14

Hong Kongers Alarmed by Google Translation Gaffe Hong Kong social media lit up on Friday when protesters noticed Google's translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion during a week...
11:39 2019-06-14

Google will stop syncing files between Drive and Photos Google is changing how Drive and Photos share your videos and photos with each other, in a move that might actually cause more problems than it solves. From July 10th, when you upload files to Drive or Photos, they won't automatically sync to the oth......
10:39 2019-06-13

Google bans apps that facilitate sale of marijuana Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
23:52 2019-05-29

Google’s EfficientNets are better at analyzing images than existing AI models In a paper, Google researchers describe a family of models -- EfficientNets -- that achieve state-of-the-art accuracy on popular image benchmarks.Read More...
01:00 2019-05-30

This Google Pixel 4 leak just corroborated two big design details Google Pixel 4 concept renderWe already have a fairly good idea of what the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will look like thanks to a multitude of recent leaks, and from the look of things, accessory maker Skinomi agrees with quite a lot of it. Do, however, take the info with the usual grain of salt.Punch h...
01:39 2019-05-30

Google is rolling out RCS messaging without waiting for carriers – here’s what that means Almost two years after showing off the first glimpse of  its Rich Communication Services (RCS), Google is rolling it out without waiting for carrier support. The Verge today reported that Android users in the UK and France will be able to use RCS by the end of this month. But, how will it change you...
15:00 2019-06-18

This Google sister company showed you can buy a troll campaign for $250 As social platforms continue to be threatened by state-sponsored disinformation operations, Google’s parent company Alphabet has kicked things up a notch. Jigsaw, its side-arm devoted to fighting extremism, censorship, and other forms of cyberattacks, has revealed it bought a Russian troll campaign ...
15:52 2019-06-13

Google to roll out Gmail confidential mode to everyone in June Unveiled early this year, Gmail's confidential mode will finally make it to all users next month, Google announced today. After several months of beta testing, Gmail confidential mode will become generally available on June 25, 2019.Although confidential mode will be set to default ON in Gmail, if y...
07:26 2019-05-30

This Google Pixel 4 leak corroborates two big design details Google Pixel 4 concept renderWe already have a fairly good idea of what the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will look like thanks to a multitude of recent leaks, and from the look of things, accessory maker Skinomi agrees with quite a lot of it. Do, however, take the info with the usual grain of salt.Punch h...
12:13 2019-05-30

Google will work with LGBTQ+ groups on harassment policies In the wake of YouTube's controversial decision not to pull videos containing homophobic and racist attacks, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an internal email acknowledging that "the LGBTQ+ community has felt a lot of pain and frustration over recent......
10:39 2019-06-13

Lyrics Site Accuses Google of Lifting Its Content Genius Media Group says Google is lifting and republishing on its own platform the hip-hop and pop music lyrics found on Genius.com, resulting in a drop in traffic for the site....
12:13 2019-06-16

Genius accuses Google of copying its lyrics data Have you found yourself using Google's lyrics results more than visiting individual lyrics sites? You're not alone -- and Genius thinks underhanded tactics are involved. The company has accused Google of not only hurting its traffic with its lyrics......
22:26 2019-06-16

CHEAP: Photograph your loved ones’ SOULS with $200 off the Google Pixel 3 XL Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! One of the best things to come from the smartphone revolution is the camera. If you were around before this period (read: old), you’ll remember having to lug around a dedicated device to snap weird pictures. But,...
16:26 2019-06-19

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces....
15:52 2019-06-19

New Nvidia Shield may support Google Stadia at launch Speculation around the rumored refresh of the Nvidia Shield TV streaming box is getting intense. Just days after Google's developer tools seemed to make reference to an upgraded Nvidia Shield TV, it seems like there may be more going on behind the scenes than we first thought.An anonymous sourc...
13:39 2019-06-19

Google Makes Housing Commitment Valued at $1 Billion Google said it would commit $1 billion to boost housing construction in the San Francisco Bay Area, the latest in a series of commitments by tech companies to address an affordability crisis in the region....
04:39 2019-06-19

Google’s ninth attempt at a messaging service will be based on RCS Enlarge / Google's "Messages" app. It's time for the annual reshuffling of Google's messaging strategy! The latest news comes to us via The Verge, which has a big feature detailing Google Messaging Strategy 2019: taking RCS back from the carriers. Google now wants to run an RCS service (an upgrad...
03:00 2019-06-19

Google Maps now allows commuters to see a preview of their drive to and from work If you drive back and forth to work every day, you might have noticed a notification on your Android phone from Google Maps that gives you a heads up about your upcoming journey. Even before you get behind the wheel, the notification lets you know how long the drive should take and whether it will b...
20:52 2019-05-28

Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes Google says it'll invest in thousands of new homes in the Bay Area over the next decade, in the hopes of helping many of its employees and other residents find an affordable place to live in one of the planet's most expensive regions. CEO Sundar Pich......
02:26 2019-06-19

Google search results will show where song lyrics come from Google isn't sitting idly by while Genius accuses it of copying lyrics. As part of a larger defense of its lyrics search practices, the company has mentioned that it will "soon" attribute the third party providing song lyrics. This should "make it......
02:26 2019-06-19

Google’s Safe Browsing service gets its own Chrome extension The Suspicious Site Reporter Extension lets users report sites to Google Safe Browsing, and Chrome has a new warning to protect users from deceptive URLs.Read More...
22:39 2019-06-18

Google takes control of bringing next-gen texting to Android Google's rollout of RCS chat to Android devices has been slow, and you can blame that partly on the carriers. As the next-gen texting format usually depends on networks adding support one at a time, compatibility has been patchy at best. Now, thoug......
02:26 2019-06-18

Don't Depend on Google Assistant to Remember Your Parking Spot Thanks to Google Assistant, you’ll never lose your car in the parking lot again—but you shouldn’t be losing it anyway, as you’ll get better accuracy if you remember to tell your smartphone where your parking spot is before you leave your car....
22:26 2019-06-17

Google Pixel 3 deals have come crashing down in price - now is the time to get one Until a price rise that can only be described as slightly extortionate in nature, Google Pixel 3 deals were our go to affordable phone. But like the saying goes - what goes up most come down. After spending some time at the higher end of most people's budgets, Pixel prices have now been slashed...
19:00 2019-05-30

Google wants next billion users, but has no plans to launch in China Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company doesn't have plans to launch in China, but that doesn't mean the tech giant wants to ignore its hundreds of millions of Internet users....
18:01 2019-06-17

Google Photos and Drive will stop working together next month Google has just announced important changes to automatic sync between Google Drive and Google Photos. It looks like the Mountain View company has decided that the connection between these services is confusing, so they will no longer work together starting in July.But it's not 100% Google's decision...
07:26 2019-06-13

Why Google's Advertising Dominance Is Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny Google is the major force at every layer between advertisers and websites, one reason the Justice Department is laying the groundwork for potential antitrust action. Here’s a look at the tech giant’s advertising dominance, in three charts....
13:00 2019-06-17

Google Lens gets new filters for Android and iOS devices this week Google announced early this month that its Lens app will receive important improvements in the coming weeks. Some of these improvements will go out to Android and iOS users this week and involves Lens filters.A new set of dining and translation filters will be rolled out to Google Lens users on iOS ...
06:13 2019-05-29

Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company....
11:52 2019-05-23

How Google Maps’ new feature could save you from a speeding ticket If you use Google Maps to help you navigate while driving, you may have noticed a rather useful feature has been missing all these years: speed limit warnings and radar location notifications that let you know when you're approaching a speed camera.Now, after running tests in the US, Google&apo...
12:13 2019-05-30

Google suspends NZ 'trending' emails after suspect's name released Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday....
11:26 2019-07-05

Huawei accuses U.S. of bullying, says working with Google to respond to ban Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. "bullying" on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to respond to trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said....
23:26 2019-05-21

Bose brings Google Assistant to speakers and soundbars Bose has announced that its current range of speakers and soundbars are getting support for Google Assistant, having previously only supported Amazon Alexa. Google's voice assistant will be introduced to the Bose Home Speaker 500, the Bose Soundbar 500, and Bose Soundbar 700 from today via...
20:52 2019-05-21

Google’s taking another crack at building a social network After shutting down failed Google+ in April, the big G is giving this social network thing another go. It’s currently trialing Shoelace, a hyperlocal network for people who want to find others to join them in activities like sports and attending shows. It’s currently invite-only, and promises to hel...
09:00 2019-07-11

Google Translate's Instant Camera Gets a Massive Upgrade Google is now pushing a new significant update to its Translate app with support for new languages, a better interface for the instant camera, and performance boost....
11:52 2019-07-11

Google scraps smartwatch apps for Nest thermostats Google has shut down its Nest thermostat apps for smartwatches, claiming not enough people were using them.The apps for Google Wear OS and Apple Watch let you adjust the target temperature with a tap of your wrist, see notifications, and set home/away modes so your home would be nice and cozy when y...
12:26 2019-07-11

Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on election security Elections officials and leaders at tech companies Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to testify later this week at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on election security, lawmakers announced Monday....
19:01 2019-05-21

Surprise: People are listening to your Google Assistant queries It's no secret that Google records your conversations with Google Assistant after you say a "wake word." But what you might not know is that Google uses contractors to manually review a handful of those recordings, about 0.2 percent. Yesterday, VRT N......
22:13 2019-07-11

How to Play Google's Wimbledon-Inspired Tennis Easter Egg Wimbledon officially ends this weekend. To celebrate the tournament, Google created a fun Easter Egg that allows you to battle in your own tennis match on your phone or computer — you just need to know where to find it....
23:39 2019-07-11

Google once again points out a feature the Pixel 3a has and the iPhone XS doesn't Was it all the way back in February when we told you about Google testing an AR version of Google Maps for pedestrians? Time sure flies when you're covering this industry. Anyway, Google is now promoting this feature on the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL by once again offering a comparison with the infamo...
17:26 2019-05-21

AR goggles: FORM is sorta like Google Glass, but for swimming While companies like Google, Microsoft offer AR headsets for professional and industrial environments, companies like FORM and Solo focus on fitness.       ...
16:26 2019-07-09

Google and Amazon bring the YouTube app back to Fire TV Months after Amazon and Google ended their fight over streaming video, the official YouTube app is once again available on Fire TV devices. As of today, some Fire TV devices (multiple Fire TV Stick variants and the Fire TV Cube) and TV sets (from Ele......
15:00 2019-07-09

Google Backs Down After New Zealand Murder Case Gaffe Google agreed Friday to change how it publishes New Zealand news after top officials lashed out at Google for breaching court suppression orders in a high-profile murder case....
11:52 2019-07-05

Google Cloud, Informatica Team Up to Tame Data Google Cloud is joining forces with data-management company Informatica to help businesses draw more value from their data—part of a continuing push by Google into the enterprise information-technology market....
03:13 2019-05-22

Google goes for verticals, scale in APAC cloud push Cloud vendor has identified health and life sciences as well as retail amongst key growth sectors and is looking to triple its headcount in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 18 months....
16:26 2019-07-06

Game Of Thrones showrunners now synonymous with "bad writers" on Google A wise(-ish) man once claimed that there was nothing more important or powerful than stories—but, then, he’d never encountered the raw fury of a pissed off internet fan-base. (Also, he thought “Pushed out a window, lived in a hole, creeped the shit out of everybody” was a more compelling narrative t...
22:00 2019-07-06

Google and Netflix teamed up to put a brilliant ‘Stranger Things’ AR ad in the NYT Stranger Things is the hottest Netflix show of the season, and plenty of other companies are trying to take advantage of the horror/sci-fi retro adventure. We saw Microsoft and Coca Cola do it, and Google is no different. The company has a great Stranger Things Easter egg for you, but you have to bu...
11:00 2019-07-12