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Google’s Black Friday Deals:Home Mini Down To $29 And Other Deals You Shouldn’t Miss

Google’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are up. You won’t find any discounts for its latest flagship phones, but you can get its smart speakers for incredibly low prices.

Google

YouTube Returns To The Amazon Echo Show: Vimeo, Dailymotion Coming As Well

Here's some good news for Amazon Echo Show owners: YouTube is back and Amazon says more video services such as Vimeo and Dailymotion will be added, too. However, the new YouTube looks and feels so different.

Gadgets

Google Admits Collecting Android Users' Location Data, Even When You Don't Want To Be Tracked

An investigation revealed that Google has been collecting information on the locations of Android devices through nearby cellular towers. The tracking happens even when users made the usual steps to prevent it.

Google November 22, 2017

Google Fuschia Might Be Able To Run Swift Apps

Google is apparently working to add Swift support to Fuchsia, its highly mysterious operating system. Does this mean it’ll be able to run iOS apps written in Swift?

Google November 21, 2017

Ex-Google Engineer Forms AI Church With A Robot God And A Gospel Called 'The Manual'

Ex-Google Engineer, Anthony Levandowski, built an AI religion of the future. He will act as the dean of this organisation, which will have an AI church, a Gospel called 'The manual'.

Computers November 21, 2017

Google Lens Now Available On Google Assistant For Some Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners

Visual search feature Google Lens is now available through Google Assistant for some owners of the Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Previously, the feature was only accessible through Google Photos.

Google November 20, 2017

Apple HomePod Release Date Delayed To Early 2018: Amazon And Google Pull Ahead In Smart Speaker Race

The Apple HomePod release date has been pushed back to early 2018. This means that the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will have one less competitor this holiday shopping season.

Apple November 19, 2017

YouTube Just Flagged Google’s Official Chromebook Ad, Yet Another Sign That Its Algorithm Is Dumb

Everyone knows YouTube’s algorithm for automatically flagging videos isn’t perfect, but a new flub suggests it’s actually far worse. YouTube just removed a video from Google promoting the Chromebook Pixel after marking it as spam.

Internet November 19, 2017

Need Help Troubleshooting Your Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL? Ask Google Assistant

If you're having some minor problems with your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, then you'll be glad to know that you can soon ask Google Assistant to troubleshoot your phone.

Google November 18, 2017

Google, Facebook, Other Tech Titans Join ‘Trust Project’ To Fight Fake News

Dozens of publications and major social networks have joined the Trust Project, an initiative to improve the state of online journalism. Part of that effort are so-called Trust Indicators or metrics that gauge whether a story is legitimate.

Internet November 17, 2017

Google Pixel Buds Receive Mixed To Negative Reviews: Critics Call It Complicated, Unintuitive And Underwhelming

The Pixel Buds are Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPods and also a logical supplementary accessory to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which don't have headphone jacks. The problem is that reviews say they’re kind of terrible.

Google November 16, 2017

Google Maps Revamped With A New Color Coding System To Better Highlight Points Of Interest

Google Maps looks way nicer now, plus less confusing thanks to a much-needed visual revamp. A smattering of icons and color schemes are headed over the next few months to make traveling, driving, and transit better.

Apps/Software November 16, 2017

Google Will Help You Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic: Check Out The Mapping Thanksgiving Page

Google Maps and Google News Lab teamed up to create the Mapping Thanksgiving page, which includes a tool to help families avoid Thanksgiving traffic. The page also includes some interesting information on what users search for during the holiday.

Google November 15, 2017

Google Assistant Now Lets You Turn Your Home Devices Into An Intercom System

Google is giving the Assistant a new feature that'll save you from wearing out your voice. Now you can broadcast a message to your family throughout your house filled with Home devices.

Smart Home November 14, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Users Report Odd Camera Banding Effect When Capturing LED Lights

The Pixel 2 is an excellent 2017 flagship with an excellent camera. But it’s not without its problems, including this new one where the camera seems to show a banding effect when capturing LED lights.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 14, 2017

Sick Of Google Pixel 2 XL Display Issues? Here's One More: Unresponsive Edges

Another Google Pixel 2 XL display issue has surfaced, as owners of the smartphone have complained about unresponsive touchscreen edges. This particular problem, however, is different from all the others.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 13, 2017

Phishing Is The Biggest Online Threat For Google Accounts, Study Says

Phishing has been ranked above keylogging and third-party breaches as the biggest online threat. Google says that hackers have stolen 12 million credentials using the method between March 2016 and March 2017.

Security November 12, 2017

Verizon's Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Trade-In Deal Lets You Shave 50 Percent Off The Google Phone

Verizon wants you to trade in your phone for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, offering a discount of 25 percent to 50 percent on the Google handsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 10, 2017

Over 100,000 People In Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico Can Now Access The Internet, Thanks To Project Loon

Three weeks after Project Loon was deployed, more than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been able to connect to the internet. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, but Project Loon is definitely helping.

Google November 10, 2017

Google Chrome Will Soon Prevent Websites From Redirecting You To Ads

Ever experienced websites redirecting you to ads? Well, they might not ever occur again on Chrome. Google is introducing several new protections that will make browsing a more pleasant experience, including blocking websites that redirect users.

Google November 9, 2017

More Google Pixel 2 XL Display Issues Surface: Fingerprint Smudges And Flashing Screens

More problems on the Google Pixel 2 XL display have surfaced, involving fingerprint smudges and flashing screens. The issues add to the already long list of complaints against the smartphone.

Google November 9, 2017

Your Sony Smart TV Now Has Google Assistant: What Can You Do With It?

Sony 4K TVs released in 2017, in addition to some models from last year, now received a software update that brings Google Assistant functionalities. Bark voice commands to stream films and series, watch YouTube videos and even dim the lights.

Apps/Software November 9, 2017

Another Google Pixel 2 XL Problem: Slow Charging Time For A Supposedly Fast Charging Device

Google Pixel 2 XL owners have reported another problem with the smartphone, this time complaining of slow charging times. An analysis revealed that the Pixel 2 XL is not fully utilizing the power provided by its charger.

Google November 6, 2017

Google Will No Longer Give Third Parties Airfare Data Via QPX Express: How This Affects You

Google is shutting down QPX Express, which travel websites and apps use to provide users information on airfare and flights. The shutdown roots to a low usage issue, but some think this could be an antitrust disaster waiting to happen.

Google November 3, 2017

Muskie, Rejected As The Google Pixel 2 XL, Evolved Into The HTC U11 Plus

Muskie, the smartphone that was supposed to become the Pixel 2 XL, was rejected by Google. The device, however, has now evolved into the HTC U11 Plus, the company's latest flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017

Google Finally Explains Why Some People Were Locked Out Of Google Docs

Google Docs users got a bit of a spook on Halloween, but not from ghosts. Google locked them out of their documents for some reason, but it has now clarified exactly what happened.

Google November 3, 2017

Android-less Pixel 2 XLs Make Their Way To Users

Google's problems with the Pixel 2 XL just keeps piling on. First there were the issues with the display, Android Auto, and poor audio-recording quality, and now some units are arriving without an Android operating system.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 2017

Doppler Labs Shuts Down After Raising $50 Million, Launching Apple AirPods Competitor: What Happened?

Doppler Labs, after raising $50 million in venture funding and launching the innovative Here One wireless earbuds earlier this year, is shutting down. Here is what happened to the startup, and the legacy that it will leave behind.

Gadgets November 2, 2017

Google Issues Fix For Locked Docs Files, But Mishap Leaves Privacy Concerns

Google Docs locked out some users from their files, which is caused by a glitch. The company already rolled out a fix, but nonetheless, the issue raised some privacy concerns.

Google November 1, 2017

Fast Pair Will Quickly Connect Bluetooth Devices To Android Smartphones: Here's How It Works

The new Fast Pair feature will allow users to quickly connect Bluetooth devices to their Android smartphones. It currently has limitations, but the feature is very similar to how Apple's AirPods work when pairing with iPhones.

Google November 1, 2017

YouTube TV App Rolls Out To Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Smart TVs, And More

YouTube TV is officially rolling out to more platforms, especially streaming devices, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. YouTube TV wants more presence in people’s living rooms, it seems.

Apps/Software October 31, 2017

Google Put An Easter Egg Mini Game In The Pixel 2 That'll Get You Squeezing Your Phone

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a mini-game Easter egg related to Active Edge. From the look of things, Google wants you to have fun giving your phone a good squeeze.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 30, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Problems Continue With Android Auto Crashing Randomly: Here's What You Can Do

Another Google Pixel 2 problem has surfaced, this time involving the Android Auto platform. Reports claim that the system keeps crashing randomly when the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL is connected to a vehicle.

Google October 30, 2017

Google Doesn’t Care What Domain You’re Searching From, It’ll Give You Local Search Results Anyway

Google announced that it has optimized the way search results work. Now, the search engine automatically determines the whereabouts of its user, delivering more relevant localized search results depending on where they are at any given moment.

Google October 30, 2017

The Google Cheeseburger Emoji Debate Is Ripping Up The Internet: Here's What It's All About

A debate involving the Google cheeseburger emoji has started ripping up the internet. Here's what the fuss is all about, and how you can join in on the fun like Google CEO Sundar Pichai did.

Google October 29, 2017

Pixel 2 XL Records Poor Audio Quality When Shooting Videos, Users Complain

If you've noticed poor audio quality on your Pixel 2 XL's recorded videos, then you're not alone. Other users are going through the same thing, from ringing sounds to problematic background audio.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2017

Google Stubbornly Defends The Pixel 2 XL’s Screen But Promises Updates To Fix Burn-In Issues

Google has now addressed reports of Pixel 2 XL burn-in issues, which have been plaguing the phone ever since it was released. The company plans to release a software update for what’s possibly a hardware problem.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 27, 2017

Google Pixelbook Review Roundup: A Great Yet Highly Overpriced Chromebook

The new Google Pixelbook is, on paper, an excellent Chromebook and productivity machine thanks of its excellent hardware and promising software. But is the asking price just too hard to justify?

Computers October 27, 2017

Pixel 2 XL Suffers From Major Display Issues: Here Are Some Alternatives To Consider

The Pixel 2 XL is plagued with a serious burn-in issue, among other things. At that, here are some alternatives to it, including one from LG, one from HTC, and one from Google.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 26, 2017

Pixel 2 Has Intel Inside: Chip Maker Helped Google Develop The Hidden Pixel Visual Core Processor

Google has confirmed that Intel codeveloped the hidden Pixel Visual Core, which works hand in hand with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, found in every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL out there.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 25, 2017

Google Rolls Out Native Add-Ons For Gmail: Here Are The Best Ones, Plus How To Use Them

Native add-ons are now available inside Gmail, and users won’t have to install them again if they use the add-ons in other platforms. It’s only live for the web version of Gmail and on Android devices for now, though.

Google October 25, 2017

Google Assistant Learns Over 50 New Games, Stories, And Activities For Family-Friendly Fun Powered By AI

Google just taught Assistant more than 50 new games, stories, and activities that can provide some family-fun entertainment for hours on end. The new actions are already available but only to U.S. residents.

Google October 25, 2017

Pixel 2 XL's Display Has More Problems Than The Burn-In Issue: Dead Pixels, Green Lines, And More

Google's plate is full. Aside from the Pixel 2 XL's burn-in issue, its pOLED display is also having problems with dead pixels, blue shift, black smear, weird green lines, and many others.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 24, 2017

New VR Experiment Allows You To Walk On Planet Mars

New NASA and Google virtual reality (VR) experiment allows users to visit planet Mars and experience it from the comfort of their homes. 'Access Mars' can work on most VR headsets available in the market.

Space October 24, 2017

The Pixel 2 Has Something That’s Been Missing On Android For Years: Bluetooth Battery Levels

Stock Android offers no option to know if your Bluetooth device is running low on battery. That changes now, as the the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL finally shows battery percentage levels of select Bluetooth devices.

Google October 24, 2017

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