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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

New Rumors Show That Google Is Really Dropping The Headphone Jack For The Pixel 2

New rumors further support the claim that Google will drop the headphone jack for the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. Google will find itself in an awkward position if the reports are true.

Google August 4, 2017

Google Kills Off Instant Search As Users Prefer Mobile Queries, But What Does The Feature Do Again?

Google has announced that it will retire perhaps one of the best things about its search engine: Instant Search. The move, it says, will help make search more fluid on all devices.

Google July 27, 2017

Google Rolls Out Last Android O Developer Preview: When Is The Android O Public Release?

Google has rolled out the fourth and final developer preview for Android O. The last beta version of the operating system does not contain any major changes, but it signals that Android O will be launched very soon.

Google July 25, 2017

Google Introduces Feed, A News Stream Built Around Your Personal Interests

Today marks the end of Google Now and the beginning of the Feed. Google's personalized take on the news feed will make it easier for users to find stories of interest.

Google July 19, 2017

Google's Hire Aims To Help Small And Medium Businesses Find The Talent They Need

After more than a year of testing, Google has finally launched Hire, a tool to help employers find new talent. Integrated into G Suite, Hire seamlessly lets employers take advantage of G Suite apps to streamline the hiring process.

Google July 18, 2017

New Render Reveals What The Next Google Pixel XL Will Look Like: Slimmer Bezels, Massive Camera Lens, And Squeezable Frame

A new render by Android Police could be the first good look at the Google Pixel XL 2. The smartphone has smaller bezels compared to its predecessor, with a massive camera lens and a squeezable frame.

Google July 12, 2017

Google Rolls Out Panic Detection Mode In Android 7.1 Nougat To Protect Users From Malware: How Does It Work?

Google quietly added a new panic detection mode in Android 7.1 Nougat. The feature will help users fight back against malware trying to hijack their Android devices, and here is how it works.

Google July 11, 2017

Smart Speaker Breaks Up Domestic Violence Before It Got Worse: Here's What Happened

A smart speaker helped break up a domestic violence case by calling the authorities. The always-listening feature of these devices may be considered as invasion of privacy, but in this instance, it may have saved a life.

Google July 10, 2017

Google Home Bundle Offered On eBay For $99 Before Amazon Prime Day: Will It Sway Customers Away From The Amazon Echo?

Google and eBay teamed up to launch a $99 Google Home bundle right before Amazon Prime Day. Will the offer be good enough to put a dent on the massive sales expected for the Amazon Echo in the annual event?

Google July 10, 2017

Google Blocks Makes 3D Modeling Accessible To Anyone With An Oculus Rift Or HTC Vive VR Headset

Google Block is the perfect VR app for aspiring 3D model artists. The best part is, it's free, but it requires either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset.

Google July 7, 2017

Google's European Problem Is Just Getting Started As The EU Contemplates Another Fine

Google's' troubles in Europe are just getting started. It's been reported that the EU may be about to hand down another massive fine.

Google July 6, 2017

Google Play Store July Sale: Games, Apps, Movies, TV Shows, And More Available At Discounted Prices

Google has now officially kicked off its storewide Play Store summer sale, offering steep discounts on basically everything, from books to films to games to apps and more. You can even get four months of Google Play Music for free.

Google July 1, 2017

Google News Receives A Makeover: What’s Better About The New Design

Google News implements a huge user interface redesign for its desktop version. Google offers users more control, better accessibility, and easier navigation over their news feed.

Google June 30, 2017

Xavier Android Malware Found In Over 800 Google Play Store Apps: How Is It Different From Other Malware?

A new Android malware named Xavier was detected in over 800 apps on the Google Play Store. Here's what makes Xavier different and more dangerous from other malware, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Google June 26, 2017

Google To Stop Reading Gmail Messages: Here's How To Remove Personalized Ads Completely

Google has officially announced that it’s going to stop scanning users’ emails for targeted ads but will continue scanning their other online behavior. Here’s how you can opt out of Google’s targeted ads practice.

Google June 24, 2017

Google Will No Longer Read Your Email For Targeted Ads

Privacy advocates scored a victory today when Google announced an end to its policy of scanning Gmail users' emails. The content was used to create targeted ads, but the company will rely on other means.

Google June 23, 2017

Buy A Google Pixel XL, Get A Free Google Home

The Google Store has launched a promotion that offers a free Google Home for every purchase of the Google Pixel XL. Customers who have their eye on these two devices should send in their order as soon as they can.

Google June 20, 2017

Google Play Music Launches 'Exclusive' Radio Station For Samsung Galaxy S8

Google Play Music has launched New Release Radio, an exclusive radio station for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The exclusivity of the feature for these smartphones, however, has been called into question.

Google June 20, 2017

Google Escalates Fight Against Terrorism: Here Are The 4 Things That It Will Do

Google outlined four things that it will do to escalate its fight against terrorism and extremist content online. The Alphabet unit has also committed to teaming up with colleagues in the tech industry, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter.

Google June 19, 2017

You Can Back Up Your Entire PC Using Google Drive Soon

Google will release a tool called Backup and Sync late June, a dedicated backup tool for Drive which can monitor files wherever they’re stored. The move stands to make Google Drive a more attractive cloud storage option than rival services.

Google June 14, 2017

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