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Google Launches New Podcast App For Android Products

Google introduced the Google Podcasts app for its Android phone users. The app allowed customers to listen to their favorite podcasts and introduce them to recommended and trending podcasts.

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Best Buy Offers Google Pixel 2 XL With $400 Off

Verizon and Best Buy launched a new promotion that offers the Google Pixel 2 XL for $400 less. The deal likewise includes the smaller Pixel 2, which comes with a smaller $200 discount.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 19, 2018

You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides On Google Maps For Android: Why Was The Feature Taken Down?

Google Maps on Android users can no longer book Uber rides directly from within the app. Google quietly took down the feature and did not provide an official explanation regarding the decision.

Google June 19, 2018

Google AI Can Predict Death For Patients With Amazing Accuracy

Research published by Google showed the potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The system created by Google is able to predict whether a patient will die within 24 hours from admission to a hospital at 95 percent accuracy.

Google June 19, 2018

Google Launches YouTube Music And YouTube Premium In More Countries: Is Yours Included?

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the company’s rebranded streaming services, are finally rolling out to more countries. YouTube Music is a Spotify or Apple Music alternative, while YouTube Premium is the new YouTube Red.

Apps/Software June 19, 2018

Android Messages Finally Comes To The Web, Allowing Users To Send Texts Via Browser

The web client for Android Messages is now slowly rolling out to every Android user. Sending, receiving, and reading messages can now be easily done through the browser.

Google June 19, 2018

Gmail For iOS Gets AI-Powered Notifications: Here’s How To Enable It

iOS users can take advantage of a new feature in Gmail that uses artificial intelligence to separate important messages from non-essential ones. The update is slowly rolling out now, Google says.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Judge Says That Google Translate Can't Be Used To Authorize Police Search

A U.S. court says that police can't use Google Translate as a means for obtaining consent for a search. A judge said that he was protected by the Fourth Amendment and that Google Translate changed the meaning of the cops' question.

Google June 15, 2018

Google DeepMind Becomes More Human-Like: AI Can Render 3D From 2D Image

Google's subsidiary announced that its AI-powered computer has learned to create 3D models based on 2D images. The Google project shows the unanticipated intelligence and ability of AI systems to learn by themselves.

Google June 15, 2018

National Health Service Leader Blasts Social Media Companies For Not Helping Kids

National Institute of Health’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, revealed his frustrations with technology companies including Facebook and Google at the organization’s conference. He blamed them for not helping the NIH deal with UK children’s mental health.

Public Health June 14, 2018

Australian Man Wins Ability To Sue Google For Defamation

A Melbourne, Australia native will have a chance to face off against Google and its legal team in a courtroom. Milorad 'Michael' Trkulja accused the technology company of defamation.

Google June 13, 2018

Google Now Lets You Download AI-Powered Language Translations For Offline Use

Google’s AI-based translations are now available to download for offline use. Google says the feature will work on most Android phones and start with 59 languages initially.

Apps/Software June 13, 2018

Google Doodle Celebrates Garden Gnomes With Interactive Video Game

Google Doodle commemorated the garden gnome in its latest drawing. Google users also interacted with the garden gnomes through a video game that launched six different figures across a vast field.

Google June 11, 2018

New Images Hint Pixel 3 May Get Wireless Charging

A user who shared several images of the Google Pixel 3 suggests that wireless charging could be included. Sources claim that the upcoming smartphone will have an all-glass rear panel to support the feature.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 2018

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Customize Swipe Gestures

Google finally adds new gesture options to Gmail for Android. Swiping right or left can now trigger specific functions, like archiving, marking as read, and more.

Apps/Software June 9, 2018

This Could Be Our First Real Look At The Google Pixel 3 XL

Sorry, notch haters: the Google Pixel 3 XL will sport a notch, if these two new leaked images are to be believed. Google is expected to unveil new Pixel devices Oct. 4.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2018

Google Changes Salad Emoji By Removing The Egg To Make It Friendly For Vegans

Google removed the egg from its salad emoji so that it can be more inclusive to vegans. The company received a complaint from a user about the egg.

Google June 7, 2018

Heads Up, Android Users: You Can Now Download The Standalone Google Lens App

No more opening up Google Assistant or Google Photos just to use Google Lens. You can now download a standalone version from the Play Store.

Apps/Software June 6, 2018

Redesigned Gmail Rolls Out To Every User This July: How You Can Make The Switch Now

The newly redesigned Gmail is coming to all users by July, though some are free to opt out for a limited amount of time. After that, everyone must embrace the new look.

Google June 5, 2018

Google's Android Tablets Disappeared Because Of A Bug, But They're Back In Store

The tablet section on the official Android website suddenly vanished, prompting speculation that Google is done selling tablets. It turned out that it was just a bug and the page is back online, with three slates available.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 4, 2018

Google Might Release Mid-Range Pixel With Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPU In 2019

Google will release a mid-range Pixel phone in the second half of 2019, according to rumors. Other details remain slim, but it’ll apparently be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.

Google June 4, 2018

Tablets Section Removed From Android’s Official Website: Is Google Done Selling Them?

Tablets are dead, at least for Google. The company has quietly removed the tablets section from the official Android website, thinking no one would notice.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 2, 2018

Search For 'California Republicans' On Google And 'Nazism' Is Listed As An Ideology

A Google search for the term 'California Republicans' stated that Nazism was one of its ideologies. Google has since removed the error from the search, and has apologized.

Google May 31, 2018

Google Assistant Learned How To Fire A Gun: Should You Be Scared?

An artist taught Google Assistant how to fire a gun, for his latest piece. The contraption raises questions on the ethics and safety of artificial intelligence, especially on how it interacts with humans.

Google May 31, 2018

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL To Be Verizon Exclusives

Google’s next Pixel phones will be exclusive to Verizon in the United States. Also, the company is handling the design and manufacturing this time around instead of relying on others for the job.

Google May 31, 2018

Google Chrome Version 67 Will Allow For More Pasword-Less Sign-Ins

Update Google Chrome to version 67 and take advantage of password-free sign-ins, courtesy of the Web Authentication launched this March. The new update is available to download now.

Google May 31, 2018

Typing 'the1975..com' Into The Google App Triggers A Weird Glitch That Displays Your Android Text Messages

Android users have uncovered a weird glitch. When typing 'the1975..com' into the Google app, they'd get search results that displayed their recent text messages, similar to the 'show me my text messages' command.

Apps/Software May 31, 2018

Google Adds 3 Phones To The Project Fi Lineup: LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, And Moto G6

Google has announced that it's expanding its Project Fi phones with the LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, and Moto G6. Thanks to this, there's now a cheap phone to go with the affordable cellular service.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 30, 2018

Motorola Nexus 6 Gets New Android 7.1.1 Update

Google rolled out a new OTA update for Motorola Nexus 6, which updates it to Android 7.1.1. The company initially started rolling out the Android Nougat update early last year but pulled it soon after people had started facing issues.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 30, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Leak Finally Settles The Notch Rumors

There have been contradicting Google Pixel 3 rumors on whether or not the smartphone will have a notch on its display. The latest Pixel 3 leak, however, may finally shed light on the confusion.

Google May 29, 2018

Google, Facebook Face Big GDPR Headache — $8.8 Billion In Lawsuits

Google and Facebook hit with $8.8 billion lawsuit within one day of GDPR enforcement. The new data protection and privacy law for individuals within the European Union came into effect on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Business Tech May 28, 2018

No Google Pixel 3 Notch Confirmed By Android P Beta?

Android P leaks reveal that the operating system will offer refined gesture controls. More importantly, the leaked images may hint that there will be no Google Pixel 3 notch, contrary to previous reports.

Google May 28, 2018

Ads Are Showing Up In Google Feed, But It’s Just A Test — For Now

You’re about to like Feed less. A Google spokesperson confirmed that ads are appearing in Feed as part of a test, and it’s not clear whether this will be widely implemented going forward.

Google May 25, 2018

PayPal Will Soon Work With Google Apps Such As Gmail, YouTube, And More

It will now be easier to pay for things or send money through PayPal without even leaving Google’s apps and services. Both companies have just entered a partnership to make online payments as frictionless as possible.

Apps/Software May 25, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Update Adds New Car Icons To Replace The Boring Navigation Arrow

Google Maps's latest iOS update added new car icons that replace the arrow in the driving navigation mode. Users now have three icon options, which allow them to choose one to represent the car they are driving.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Google Photos Is Getting A New Favorites Feature: What To Expect

Google just announced more features coming to Google Photos. Soon, users will be able to compile their favorite photos in one album or like photos shared by their contacts.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Twitter For Android Now Uses Its Own Emoji Because Google Still Hasn't Solved Its Fragmentation Problem

No more seeing blank boxes when using emoji on the Twitter app for Android. Twitter has now implemented its own custom Twemoji library for the app, but that doesn’t solve Google’s fragmentation problem.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

UK iPhone Users Sue Google For $4.3B Over Privacy Violations

A UK-based representative group called Google You Owe Us sued the technology company. The group believes that between 2011 and 2012, Google illegally hacked into their iPhones by using a computer code.

Google May 21, 2018

Google Diminishes 'Don’t Be Evil' In Company’s New Code Of Conduct, According To Report

Google changed its company’s code of conduct sometime between late April and early May. One of the significant updates in the company’s policy is diminishing a key company slogan, ‘Don’t Be Evil.’

Google May 21, 2018

Screen Sharing Comes To Google Duo: Here’s How It Works

Tech support, now on Google Duo. The video calling app now lets users share whatever is happening on their screens, but for now the feature doesn't seem to be working as well as Google wants.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

Google Chrome 66 Autoplay Policy Removed After It Broke Web Games And Apps

Google updated Chrome to remove the autoplay policy affecting web-based games and applications. Chrome 66 introduced this feature to combat annoying ads, but users may have to wait until October for Google to remedy this issue.

Apps/Software May 20, 2018

Google Wifi's Network Check Can Now Tell You Your Devices' Connection Strength

Google just announced the new Network Check update coming to Google Wifi. The new feature will let users test each device's quality of connection to the Wi-Fi network.

Smart Home May 19, 2018

Google Chrome To Say Farewell To ‘Secure’ URL Label For HTTPS Websites

Google Chrome announced that it would remove a security feature in September. The web platform will automatically assume that HTTPS-powered websites are safe for internet users to enter.

Google May 19, 2018

Google May Have Faked Its Duplex AI Demo That Freaked Everyone Out

Google came under fire for creating AI so advanced that it mimicked a human voice down to the speech patterns. This outrage may have been in vain as the company is skirting questions about the demonstration.

Google May 18, 2018

Google's Leaked Internal Video 'The Selfish Ledger' Shows How A Population Could Be Controlled By Data

In a Black Mirror-style video, Google produced an internal video called 'The Selfish Ledger' that shows how data can be used to control people. When a large company that controls a vast amount of data makes a video such as this, it is concerning.

Google May 18, 2018

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