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Google Photos Can Now Recognize Your Pets And Automatically Group Their Photos: Here’s How It Works

Some people take tons of photos of their pets all day. Google has now updated Google Photos to make sure those photos are properly recognized, categorized, and grouped, as it does on humans.

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Google Cuts USB-C Dongle Price To $9 For All You Headphone Jack Holdouts Out There

Google has lowered the price of its USB-C to headphone jack dongle to $9 after previously selling it for $20. Meanwhile, the headphone jack debate continues to plague the smartphone community.

Google October 14, 2017

Pixel 2's Fancy Calendar Widget Comes To Your Android Phone, Thanks To 'Another Widget'

Google made an impressive calendar widget for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but it's not exactly widely available. However, developer Tommaso Berlose makes it accessible to other Android phones with Another Widget.

Google October 14, 2017

Waymo Offered Uber Chance To End Legal Battle: It Just Had To Pay $1 Billion, Issue Public Apology

Waymo has reportedly gave Uber a chance to end the legal dispute between the two companies through the payment of $1 billion and the issuance of a public apology. Uber, however, has rejected the terms of the offer.

Google October 12, 2017

Google Deserves Praise For Addressing Google Home Mini Privacy Concerns Very Quickly

The Google Home Mini was recently the subject of controversy for recording audio clips without the user's permission. Google made the unprecedented move of disabling one of the main features of the smart speaker before its release.

Google October 12, 2017

Creepy Or Creepy? Google Home Mini Found To Be Recording Everything 24/7 And Sending It To Google

A reviewer noticed something problematic about his Google Home Mini, something it wasn’t supposed to be doing at all. He discovered that it was listening to everything and sending those recordings to Google’s servers.

Google October 11, 2017

Google To Buy Apple For $9 Billion? Dow Jones Releases Fake News Due To 'Technical Error'

Dow Jones reports claimed that Google agreed to purchase Apple for $9 billion. The transaction would have changed the technology industry, but people all over the world knew right away that it was fake news.

Google October 10, 2017

Google: Russian Operatives Exploited Our Platforms And Bought Ads To Interfere With The 2016 Election

Google is now the latest company from Silicon Valley who might have had a hand in influencing the 2016 election. It has discovered that Russian operatives bought ads and used Google’s many platforms to distribute them.

Google October 10, 2017

Alphabet To Restore Puerto Rico Cellular Service With Balloons: Will Project Loon Succeed?

Google parent Alphabet received approval from the FCC to restore cellular service in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands through Project Loon. The high-flying balloons will allow citizens and local governments to establish contact with the outside world.

Google October 9, 2017

Google Fiber To Focus On High-Speed Internet In Louisville And San Antonio: Sorry, No TV Package

Google Fiber will not offer TV packages once it launches in Louisville and San Antonio. The Alphabet division will instead focus on providing high-speed internet, as it struggles with the high costs of building out its network.

Google October 8, 2017

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Battle Of The $49.99 Smart Speakers

Google has unveiled the Google Home Mini, and as a result, the Amazon Echo Dot just gained a notable competitor in the budget smart speakers game.

Google October 7, 2017

Android Wear Devices Suddenly Vanish From The Google Store: Here's The Explanation

The Android Wear section of the online Google Store suddenly vanished, raising questions on the state of the wearable device operating system. Is Android Wear being pushed away, or does the company have plans for it?

Google October 5, 2017

Here's Why Google Dropped The Headphone Jack From The Pixel 2

Google explains why it dropped the headphone jack from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and it's basically all for the sake of an edge-to-edge display.

Google October 6, 2017

Meet Google Home Mini And Home Max, Google’s Answer To Echo Dot And HomePod

There are now three Google Home smart speakers as part of Google’s plan to bring Assistant everywhere. The two newest additions are the entry-level Mini, and the much more expensive Max.

Google October 5, 2017

Google Pixel Buds Can Translate Conversations In Real Time: Beat That, Apple AirPods

Google unveiled the Pixel Buds, its own $159 wireless earbuds, near the end of its Pixel 2 event. The device, however, arguably has the best chance at changing the world due to its ability to translate conversations in real time.

Google October 4, 2017

Google Announces Clips, A Creepy Artificial Intelligence Camera

Google has officially unveiled Clips, a $249 camera for parents who fail at taking candid photos of their children. It’s tiny, it looks cute, it’s AI powered, and it’s a cause for a privacy concern.

Google October 5, 2017

If You Preorder The Pixel 2 From Best Buy, You May Get A Free Google Home Mini

A leaked Best Buy newspaper flyer for next week revealed that customers who preorder the Pixel 2 from the retailer will also get a free Google Home Mini. The new devices will be revealed in Google's upcoming Oct. 4 event.

Google October 3, 2017

Fake News Once Again Dominate Facebook And Google After Las Vegas Shooting: This Has To Stop

Fake news once again dominated Facebook and Google after the Las Vegas shooting incident that left at least 59 people dead. The companies have not been able to keep false reports off their platforms despite several initiatives and promises.

Google October 3, 2017

Want To Become A Google Street View Photographer? You Can With The $3,500 Insta360 Pro

Google will now allow anyone to add their own 360-degree images to the Street View image library. That is, of course, if they can afford the $3,500 Insta360 Pro, the first 'Street View Auto Ready' camera.

Google October 3, 2017

Google Reportedly Building An Amazon Echo Show Competitor: Is This Why It Disabled YouTube On The Smart Speaker?

Google might be developing Manhattan, its own take on the Amazon Echo Show. Tipped to be released this year or next year, the device will support YouTube, Google Assistant, and much more.

Google October 1, 2017

Google Outs Family Link Parental Control Software In The US, Makes Android Devices Safe For Children

Family Link, Google’s parental control app, is now available to all U.S. parents using Android or iOS devices. The app, previously invite-only, lets parents monitor their children’s device usage, set time limits, and much more.

Google September 30, 2017

Happy 19th Birthday, Google!

For its 19th birthday, Google has released a Google Doodle spinner that lets users play 19 iconic Doodles from the past. It’s overwhelming how much the company has grown from its beginnings as a search engine service.

Google September 27, 2017

Breaking Down The Google-HTC Deal: Here's What The Acquisition Means For Both Companies

Google has finalized the acquisition of a part of HTC's smartphone division for $1.1 billion. For Google, the transaction improves its hardware expertise, but for HTC, it comes as a necessity.

Google September 21, 2017

Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Leaked: What Else Will Google Unveil On Oct. 4?

Droid Life has leaked the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, which Google will unveil in its Oct. 4 event. Other devices planned for the event are a new laptop, an Amazon Echo Dot challenger, and an updated Daydream View.

Google September 20, 2017

Google Chrome To Automatically Block Autoplay Videos With Sound And Allow Users To Mute Sites

Google will soon bring changes to Chrome that will make users less annoyed with autoplaying videos. The browser will soon block autoplaying content with sound and let users mute sites individually.

Google September 16, 2017

Google Pays Women Less Than Men, Puts Them In Positions Where They’re Less Likely To Be Promoted, Lawsuit Claims

Former Google employees have filed a lawsuit accusing Google of paying women less for the same work as men and assigning them positions where they’re less likely to get promoted. This is the latest rupture in Silicon Valley’s sexism problem.

Google September 15, 2017

Google Puts Up Billboard For Oct. 4 Event: Can The Pixel 2 Take The Spotlight Away From The iPhone X?

Google has put up a billboard confirming an event on Oct. 4 that’ll be about asking more of your phone. This is most definitely the reveal date for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

Google September 14, 2017

Google's Safe Browsing Tool Keeps More Than 3 Billion Devices Away From Malware And Phishing

Google has proudly announced that its Safe Browsing tool is protecting more than 3 billion devices from malicious websites that attempt to phish users or install malware.

Google September 12, 2017

Google Wants Its Upgraded Street View Cameras To Index The Whole World Using Machine Learning

Google has upgraded its Street View cameras to see the world better. It will feed such photos to its machine learning technology as a way to index the world and provide better, more nuanced location info.

Google September 6, 2017

A Mistake By Google Literally Broke The Internet For Half Of Japan

An error by Google literally broke the internet for half of Japan, with disruptions lasting for hours after connectivity was restored. The incident shows the fragility of the internet in a world that is increasingly becoming dependent on being online.

Google August 29, 2017

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Turn Off Audio For Websites

An upcoming Google Chrome feature will allow users to permanently turn off audio for certain websites. The feature is currently undergoing testing, so it should roll out to the internet browser soon.

Google August 26, 2017

Google Is Reportedly Developing Smart Headphones: Will It Suffer The Same Fate As The Google Glass?

The latest version of Google’s mobile app has revealed what’s seemingly a new device. Several strings of code in the APK suggest that Google might release a pair of smart headphones, which it refers to as 'Bisto.'

Google August 22, 2017

Two New Pixel Phones, One Pixel-Branded Chromebook, And A ‘Mini’ Google Home To Launch This Fall: Rumors

Google reportedly has several products planned, including two new Pixel smartphones, a Chromebook, and a mini Home smart speaker. These will all be unveiled during a fall event, rumors say.

Google August 22, 2017

Here's When Your Android Phone Will Receive The Upgrade To Android 8.0 Oreo

Google officially unveiled Android 8.0 Oreo, the next major version of the mobile operating system, after the total solar eclipse. When will the upgrade arrive to your Android-powered smartphone?

Google August 21, 2017

Can’t Find The Right Video? Google Will Now Autoplay 6-Second Previews Via Mobile Search

Google will soon help you identify the exact video you’re looking for by autoplaying them for six seconds. Android devices will get it first, but Google has hinted plans for iOS support possibly in the future.

Google August 19, 2017

Google Will Launch Android O After The Total Solar Eclipse On Aug. 21: Rumors Say It's Android Oreo

Google will officially unveil Android O on Aug. 21, right after the highly anticipated total solar eclipse. According to new rumors, the next major version of the mobile operating system will indeed be named Android Oreo.

Google August 19, 2017

Google Home Just Became A Telephone: Why It’s Much Better Than Making Calls On Amazon Echo

Google has announced that its smart speaker can now place calls for free, provided that the recipients are in the United States or Canada. Google’s approach to calling services is much better than Amazon.

Google August 17, 2017

Google Pixel 2 FCC Filing Confirmed A Lot Of Things: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0.1, Squeezable Edge, And More

The Google Pixel 2 was spotted in an FCC listing, confirming that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Android 8.0.1. Manufacturer HTC will also bring Edge Sense to the Pixel 2, giving it a squeezable edge.

Google August 16, 2017

Swift Creator And Former Apple Star Engineer Chris Lattner Joins Google Brain To Work On Artificial Intelligence

Chris Lattner, a star engineer that was instrumental in the creation of Apple’s Swift programming language, will join Google Brain after his Tesla stint. He will work on making artificial intelligence more accessible to everyone.

Google August 15, 2017

Google Pixel Camera App On Other Android Smartphones? This Mod Makes It Happen

A developer has released a modified version of the Google Pixel camera app to bring the software to other Android smartphones. Does the ported app really work, and is it safe to install?

Google August 14, 2017

Android O Release Date Leaked By 2 Reliable Sources: Android Fans, Mark Aug. 21 On Your Calendars

Two reliable sources have leaked the Android O release date to be Aug. 21. Android users who have been looking forward to the next major version of the Google mobile operating system can now mark their calendars.

Google August 12, 2017

Why Google Just Canceled Its All-Hands Meeting About That Controversial Anti-Diversity Memo

Google has dropped a town hall meeting that was supposed to address the controversy surrounding former Google engineer James Damore’s memo explaining diversity and gender roles. The primary reason behind the move concerns fears of doxxing.

Google August 12, 2017

New Android O Feature Will Allow Users To Update Their Pixel Smartphones Even Without Free Space

The new streaming updates feature, which will be rolled out with Android O, will allow users to update their smartphones even without free space. The feature, however, will only be available to Pixel and Pixel XL owners.

Google August 9, 2017

Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Memo Goes Viral, Suggests Gender Gap Exists Because Of ‘Biological Differences’ Between Sexes

An anonymous Google employee’s controversial internal memo about the bias in workforce diversity has now received plenty of pushback. Generally, the memo alleges that a gender gap exists because men and women differ psychologically and biologically.

Google August 7, 2017

Google To Create 'Stamp,' A Snapchat Discover Clone That'll Live Inside Its Search Engine

Google is rumored to make its search business more competitive with a new tool called Stamp, which is a Snapchat Discover clone. Stamp will function much like Snapchat, except it can be displayed in a number of places.

Google August 5, 2017

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