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Google Assistant Learns How To Match Voices To Different Netflix Profiles

Google Assistant now supports multiple profile access on Netflix via Voice Match, permitting hands-free control of the video streaming service. The feature activation will be extended to up to six users on a single Netflix account.

Google January 24, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: Artificial Intelligence Is More ‘Profound’ Than Fire, Electricity

As one of the guests on a TV show, Google CEO Sundar Pichai compared advancements in artificial intelligence with the discovery of fire and electricity. His example sparked a debate among people in the tech industry.

Google January 23, 2018

Google Play Store Audiobooks Section Coming Soon To Challenge Amazon Audible

A banner spotted on the Google Play Store teased that there will soon be a dedicated section for the increasingly popular audiobook format. The move will allow Google to challenge Amazon, which currently dominates the market through Audible.

Google January 21, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Has No Regrets Over Firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai doesn’t have any regrets firing anti-diversity memo writer James Damore, according to a new interview. The embattled employee is now suing Google for discrimination.

Google January 20, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Rumored Specs And Release: What We Know So Far

The Google Pixel 2 series have only been out for a few months, but the rumor mill is already churning in anticipation of the Pixel 3 lineup. Google is expected to launch three Pixels this year, so here's what we expect.

Google January 19, 2018

Tech Education Shouldn’t Just Be About Coding, According To Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, doesn’t think teaching coding is the solution to all the problems in the technology industry. In order to prepare for a tech-filled future, individuals must be equipped with basic tech skills, too.

Google January 19, 2018

Google's Experimental Fuchsia OS Seen To Work On The Pixelbook

Google’s secret operating system called Fuchsia OS has been demonstrated to work on the Pixelbook, normally powered by Chrome OS. The software, however, remains a work in progress and will take more time to reach release status.

Google January 19, 2018

Google Is Rolling Out A Fix For The Cast Bug That Kills Your Wi-Fi

Google is rolling out an update that will solve the Wi-Fi network crashes caused by the Chromecast and Google Home devices. The bug fix will deploy as an update to the Google Play Services software found on all Android devices.

Google January 18, 2018

Beginning July, Google Will Factor In Page Speed Into Mobile Search Rankings: What This Means For You

Google has announced a significant change to its search results ranking system. Websites that are slow and clunky will be downranked beginning this July, favoring pages that are fast.

Google January 18, 2018

Google Project Fi Unlimited Data Plan Now Available, But Here's The Catch

Google has released a Project Fi unlimited data plan through the new Bill Protection feature. Individual users will only have to pay $80 per month no matter how much data is consumed, but there is a catch.

Google January 18, 2018

Google Arts & Culture App’s Look-A-Like Feature Not Available In 2 States

Google Arts & Culture App's Look-A-Like feature is one of the first memes of 2018 but it is not available to all in the United States. Privacy laws in Illinois and Texas prevent residents from using the feature.

Google January 17, 2018

Google AutoML Simplifies Machine Learning By Cutting Down On Coding

Google Cloud's new machine learning tool AutoML seeks to bring AI to every business. The tool allows for coders to cut down on busy work and program machine learning models without previous expertise.

Google January 17, 2018

Google Chrome Hit By Malicious Extensions, Reached 500,000 Combined Downloads Before They Were Removed

Four malicious extensions have been detected recently on Google Chrome web browser that potentially exposed 500,000 users. The extensions were believed to have been used for a click-fraud scam operation, security firm ICEBRG reported.

Google January 17, 2018

Google's Arts & Culture App Goes Viral, But Raises Privacy Concerns

Google’s Art & Culture app has gone viral for its cool feature of matching ordinary user selfies with famous artworks. Its newfound popularity, however, came with concerns that the app could end up as a serious threat to privacy.

Google January 17, 2018

Google Adding New Undersea Cables To Expand Cloud Business

Google is trying to keep up with major rivals such as Amazon and Microsoft in cloud computing solutions. To gain a larger market share, Google will be adding undersea cables to bolster business in new areas of the world.

Google January 17, 2018

Google Refutes Claims Of China-Optimized Maps Version, Confirms App Not Available

A Nikkei report claimed that a Chinese-optimized Google Maps app launched on iOS, which Google refuted. According to Google, nothing has changed and no Maps app is available in China.

Google January 17, 2018

After 8-Year Absence, Google Maps Relaunches In China: Report

Google has entered China once again through its Google Maps app. The search company has released a modified version of the app specifically tailored to the Chinese market, marking yet another inroad toward the country.

Google January 16, 2018

Google Arts & Culture App Finds Your Look-Alike In The World Of Fine Art: Here's How To Try It

The two-year-old Google Arts & Culture app is suddenly trending, surging to the top of the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This is because users discovered a recently added feature that matches selfies with famous works of art.

Google January 15, 2018

It’s Not Just The Google Home Max: Chromecast Also Appears To Be Killing Wi-Fi Networks

The reported cases of Wi-Fi blackout due to the Google Home Max just received a new update. It seems that other Google Cast devices like the Chromecast 4K and others also cause issues.

Google January 15, 2018

Google Home Max Owners Report That Smart Speaker Kills Wi-Fi Networks

Multiple users have reported of networking issues that apparently were caused by the Google Home Max. The smart speaker appeared to be crashing the TP-Link Archer C7 router, a problem that Google has confirmed and is currently investigating.

Google January 15, 2018

Google Finds Malware Showing Pornographic Ads In 60 Kids' Apps

Check Point security firm has found new malware that displays pornographic content on user’s smartphones. The malware has targeted a handful of Android apps all geared toward kids.

Google January 13, 2018

Google Compiles List Of Chromebooks Vulnerable To Meltdown: Here's What You Need To Know

Google provided a list of Chromebooks that likely are vulnerable to the Meltdown bug. The list indicated that many Chromebook models run on ARM chips and therefore immune, as the exploit mostly exists on devices powered by Intel processors.

Google January 12, 2018

Google Investigating Android 8.1 Bug Causing Swipe Issues On Pixel And Nexus Phones

Some Google Pixel and Nexus owners have been experiencing some lock screen issues following the Android 8.1 Oreo update, where the phone does not always register swipes. Google is now looking into the matter and should fix it soon.

Google January 12, 2018

Google Buys UK Startup That Turns Screens Into Speakers

Google bought a UK startup that uses vibrations to turn phone displays into speakers. The acquisition was brought to light only recently and happened back in August of last year.

Google January 13, 2018

Former Google Engineer James Damore Suing Google For Discrimination

James Damore, former Google engineer fired over his 'diversity memo' where he criticized the company for trying to increase diversity, is suing the company. He claims that Google is discriminating against his political views, race, and gender.

Google January 9, 2018

Google Bikes Keep Getting Stolen Because Mountain View Locals Think They're Free To Use

Google is having trouble with its Gbikes program, as hundreds of the bicycles go missing each week. Apparently, Mountain View locals think that the bikes, meant for Google employees, are free to use.

Google January 7, 2018

Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Unofficially Available For Non-Google Smartphones On Android 8.0 Oreo

Portrait Mode, one of the best features of the Pixel 2, is now unofficially available on non-Google smartphones. The only requirement is for the devices to be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo.

Google January 6, 2018

Amazon Has A Patent For A Mirror Where You Can Try On Clothes Virtually

Amazon could very well be in the process of creating a mirror that lets users try on virtual clothes. However, not all patents become real products.

Google January 4, 2018

Google Fuchsia OS On Pixelbook: Here's What We Know So Far

A new update for Fuchsia OS was recently released, which now supports the Google Pixelbook. Developers are excited about new improvements that will take the operating system even further.

Google January 3, 2018

Google Is Testing New Fuchsia OS On The Pixelbook

Google is now testing its mysterious new Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook. Fuchsia can be booted into a Pixelbook but you’ll need a second device and a disposable USB device.

Google January 5, 2018

Google Stops Selling The Pixel C Tablet, Encourages Everyone To Get A Pixelbook Instead

Google is no longer selling the Pixel C tablet, pulling the device off its store all of a sudden. The company says you should buy its latest Pixelbook instead.

Google December 29, 2017

New Jersey Town Fines Drivers To Fight Google Maps And Waze Traffic

A town in New Jersey is fighting back against the influx of drivers due to Google Maps and Waze. Drivers from outside of the town will face a serious fine if they're caught driving in it.

Google December 28, 2017

The Next Major Android Version May Hide Carrier Signal Strength

Android Open Source Project commits spotted by XDA Developers revealed that carriers may hide signal strengths starting with Android 9.0 P. Why should this matter to Android smartphone owners?

Google December 26, 2017

Google Play Offers 12 Days Of Deals For Android Users: Games, Movies, Books, And More

Google kicked off a Play Store sale, offering heavy discounts for Android users. Called 12 Days of Play, the sale offers deals on games, movies, music, and books.

Google December 23, 2017

Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of Alphabet

Longtime Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt will step down as Executive Chairman of Alphabet. Schmidt joined the company in 2001 as CEO.

Google December 24, 2017

Buh-Bye, Ads: Google Chrome's Native Ad Blocker To Launch On Feb. 15

Google promised Chrome would get a native ad blocker 'in early 2018.' Now it has announced that it'll roll out the built-in feature that keeps bad advertisements at bay this Feb. 15.

Google December 20, 2017

Google Assistant For Android Now Responds To 'Hey Google'

You can now call Google Assistant on your Android phone using the hotword 'Hey Google.' That means you're no longer stuck with using the arguably awkward trigger phrase 'OK Google.'

Google December 19, 2017

Here's How Google News Plans To Stop Fake News

An updated list of guidelines to qualify for Google News had been approved by the company. This aims to prevent fake news from showing up in the results.

Google December 18, 2017

Pixel 2 XL Fingerprint Scanner Slower After Android 8.1 Update? Here's A Workaround While Google Investigates

Some Pixel 2 XL owners reported that their smartphone's fingerprint scanner takes longer to respond after installing the Android 8.1 update. Google is looking into the matter, but there's a workaround that should fix things in the meantime.

Google December 18, 2017

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Now Sold At Up To $75 Discount: Is It The Best Time To Buy?

The Google Store is offering up to $75 discounts for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. This is perfect for customers who have been thinking about buying Google's smartphones, but they should also know the issues surrounding the devices.

Google December 17, 2017

Autoplay Videos Not Your Thing? You Can Mute Them On The Google Chrome Beta: Here's How

Google is cracking down on unwanted contents that pester users of the Chrome web browser. By January 2018, irritating autoplay videos will inch closer to extinction.

Google December 16, 2017

RIP, Project Tango: Google To Shut Down AR Tech In Favor Of ARCore

It's official: Project Tango is shutting down on March 1. Google is putting an end to the old AR technology to focus efforts on the new ARCore.

Google December 16, 2017

Google X To Bring Rural India Online Via FSOC Light Beams

Google's X plans to bring parts of rural India online via FSOC light beams, starting in 2018. The company already teamed up with a telecom operator in Andhra Pradesh and has big plans for the region.

Google December 17, 2017

Google Assistant Availability Expands To Smartphones And Tablets On Older Android Versions

Google Assistant is rolling out to tablets on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow and smartphones on Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, about 20 percent of Android users will still not be able to use Google's digital assistant.

Google December 13, 2017

Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

Google's 2017 Year in Search revealed the most prominent searches of the year and it has been a tough one. However, people searched for 'how to help' more than ever.

Google December 13, 2017

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