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Sorry, Folks: Android Dark Mode Isn't Going To Happen Just Yet

A Google engineer replied to a post that incorrectly confirmed the availability of a dark mode option in a future update. However, it was later clarified that it was misinterpreted by Android users.

Google

Google Assistant Is So Smart, It Will Soon Detect Multiple Languages Seamlessly

Google has announced a bunch of important updates for its Assistant platform. By the end of the year, the virtual assistant will understand 30 languages and recognize multilingual command prompts.

Google February 24, 2018

Businesses Can Now Use Google's RCS Platform To Send Multimedia Texts To Android Users

Google detailed its plans to introduce RCS messaging service soon. The company intends to compete with Apple's iMessage and provide an interactive communication platform for Android users.

Google February 23, 2018

Google Sued Over Firing Software Developer For Speaking About Diversity And Harassment

A former Google employee sued the company for firing him back in November 2017 for making pro-diversity posts. Google, on its part, says it's just trying to eliminate harmful stereotypes.

Business Tech February 22, 2018

Nest Cam IQ Update Makes The Indoor Security Camera Smarter With Google Assistant Support

Nest rolled out Google Assistant support to the Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera. The update will allow the device to understand the usual OK Google voice commands, but some features found in the Google Home smart speaker are missing.

Smart Home February 22, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Rumor Roundup: What We Know So Far

The Google Pixel 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphone lines of this year, and leaks and rumors keep surfacing. While nothing is official yet, here's what we know so far.

Google February 21, 2018

New Google AI Can Detect Cardiovascular Diseases Using Retinal Scans

Google's AI is extending to medical diagnostic technologies. A new algorithm by Google will soon be capable of detecting heart diseases through the scanning images of a person’s retina.

Biotech February 21, 2018

Android P Will Not Allow Background Apps To Access Your Smartphone's Camera And Microphone

Android P code spotted by XDA Developers revealed that the upcoming operating system will prevent background apps from accessing the cameras and microphones of smartphones. This will make it much harder for hackers to invade the privacy of their victims.

Google February 21, 2018

Google Pay Begins Global Rollout, Unifying Android Pay And Google Wallet: Features And Perks

Google Pay launched worldwide and is available now on Google Play. The new payment solution unifies Google Wallet and Android Pay, offering a number of features and benefits.

Google February 20, 2018

Google Reveals Microsoft Edge Flaw: Foul Or Microsoft Is Just Too Slow To Create A Patch?

Microsoft seems displeased with Google's decision to publicly report a vulnerability with the Edge browser. Sources claimed the deadline was past due and that no action was taken by the Redmond firm.

Google February 20, 2018

Google Chrome Now Automatically Shortens And Cleans Up Messy URLs When You Share Them

Google Chrome now makes long URLs much nicer to look at by automatically shortening tracking strings after a link. But while it looks less chaotic, there are some disadvantages.

Apps/Software February 20, 2018

Google Chrome Now Has A Built-In Ad Blocker, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Google's ad-blocking feature for Chrome is a good thing for the average user, some ad-reliant websites, and advertisers. However, some question the way the company implemented things.

Internet February 19, 2018

Google Pixel 2 XL Rapid Charging Doesn't Work Below 20 Degrees Celsius

The Google Pixel 2 XL is apparently experiencing some issues with rapid charging. More specifically, the charging rate is dramatically slower in temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Google February 19, 2018

Google App Beta Gets Tools To Edit And Share Screenshots

The Google app has a screenshot editing tool that allows quick edits and instant sharing of captured screen images. The feature is now part of the application’s beta build 7.21 and is expected to be released soon.

Apps/Software February 18, 2018

Google Removes 'View Image' Button, But Here's How To Bring It Back On Chrome And Firefox

Users found out that Google has disabled the 'view image' button. However, there is a way to bring the option back for some browsers.

Google February 18, 2018

Google Is Helping 911 Save Lives With Improved Location Data For Responders

Google helped 911 acquire more accurate location data for emergency calls in a trial that involved tens of thousands of calls in the span of two months across several states. Google’s tech could help 911 operators save even more lives.

Google February 18, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Gets New Update With Real-Time Transit Info And More

A new update for the Google Maps iOS app adds new features including real-time transit information and more. This brings the iOS app on par with its Android counterpart, as Google Maps for Android got these features last year.

Apps/Software February 18, 2018

Google Pixel 2 Owners Complain About Warming And Diminished Battery Life After February Update

Several users allege that their Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets are warming up and having battery problems after installing the February security update. This comes as yet another dent in the already-rough release cycle for Google’s flagships.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 18, 2018

Google Expands Project Fi Coverage To Over 170 Countries

Google’s Project Fi is now available on 170 countries, indicating that the service nearly covers major locations around the world. Despite the expanded reach, Google assured there will be no fee adjustments.

Google February 16, 2018

Google Removes ‘View Image’ Button On Search Results As Part Of Getty Images Partnership

Google just made a decision that could upset a lot of people who depend on Google Search to look for and download images. The convenient view image button is now gone.

Google February 16, 2018

Google Launches Light Gmail Go App For Low-End Devices: Here's What It Brings

Google released a new Gmail Go app designed for low-end devices, as it requires fewer resources and less storage space. The app offers a smart inbox experience and several neat features, so here's what it brings.

Apps/Software February 16, 2018

YouTube TV Adding More Channels And Markets, But That Also Means A Price Increase

YouTube TV is reportedly adding new channels and reaching more markets. At the same time, the base price will reportedly see a $5 increase for new subscribers.

Internet February 15, 2018

Google Is Testing A Robot To Reply To Text Messages From Friends

Google is testing a robot to respond to messages from friends and family members via Facebook, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Skype, and Twitter. Called Reply, the latest feature will make it easier for smartphone owners to focus on the real world.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Chrome Finally Gets Built-In Ad Block Feature: Here’s How It Works

Google is finally introducing a built-in ad blocker for Chrome, saving millions of users from seeing annoying ads. That doesn’t mean all ads will be gone, however.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Pixel Sales Grew To 3.9 Million Units In 2017, But That's Less Than iPhones Sold Per Week

Google Pixel and Pixel 2 sales doubled to 3.9 million units in 2017. However, that figure barely makes a dent on the smartphone market, as Apple ships that many iPhones in less than a week.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Wants To Bring Its Smart Replies To All Your Other Messaging Apps

A development team inside Google’s Area 120 incubator wants to bring Smart Reply to a variety of third-party messaging apps. Pretty soon, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other apps will offer smart automated replies.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Search Testing AMP Stories Format: What Is This?

At its AMP Conf 2018 in Amsterdam, Google announced that it's testing a new format: AMP Stories. These stories will feature visually-rich content optimized for mobile, and should load significantly faster.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Reportedly Plans To Overhaul Android P For iPhone X-Like 'Notch' And More

Google is reportedly working on Android P already and some big changes could be in store. Most notably, the next version of Android could embrace iPhone X-like notches to better accommodate minimal bezels.

Google February 13, 2018

Amazon Is Working On Its Own Custom AI Chips For Alexa: Report

Amazon is reportedly developing its own custom AI chips to speed up on the smart functionalities of Alexa. The in-house chip will render Alexa faster, as the processing is mostly in-device instead of tapping the cloud at all times.

Smart Home February 12, 2018

How Top Uber Lawyer Tony West And CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Convinced Waymo To Accept $250 Million Settlement

The nasty legal fight between Uber and Waymo over self-driving technology has officially come to a close, with Uber settling for $245 million. How did that happen?

Business Tech February 11, 2018

Google Maps Go Beta Now Open For All: What Does It Bring?

The Google Maps Go beta expanded its availability to more markets including the United States. The app is now available for download, so here's what it brings.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Google Could Soon Let Users Text From The Web With Android Messages

A future version of Android Messages could allow users to pair their smartphones with their PCs and send texts from the web. More features are in the works, an APK teardown suggests.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Customers Now Suing Google For Google Pixel Microphone Defects

There’s now a class action lawsuit against Google over microphone issues on the original Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. If you don’t have a defective Pixel handset, here’s how you might still qualify.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 9, 2018

Google Chrome Will Soon Mark HTTP Websites As 'Not Secure': Time To Switch To HTTPS?

Starting with Chrome 68, Google will blatantly mark all HTTP websites as 'not secure.' This should further push the owners of these websites to upgrade with HTTPS encryption, which provides protection against information interception and malware injection.

Google February 9, 2018

Google Video Game Streaming Service In The Works: Google Yeti Will Challenge PlayStation Now

Google is working on a video game streaming service similar to Sony's PlayStation Now for the PlayStation 4. Codenamed Google Yeti, the service will likely launch with a Google-made console and controller.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Entices Android Owners To Use Google+ With 'Brand New' Version

Google is scheduled to update Google+ for Android soon. The new version reworked the core program and other useful features.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Entices Android Owners To Use Google+ With 'Brand New' Version

Google is scheduled to update Google+ for Android soon. The new version reworked the core program and other useful features.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Makes Booking Hotels, Flights On Your Phone A Lot Easier

Google announced an incoming update intended to make traveling manageable via a smartphone. The new function will keep flights and hotel reservations accessible on a single page.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Photos Has Got Your Back This Valentine's Day With Special Movies For Your Partner

Google has upgraded its Photos app in time for Valentine’s Day. Users can now create themed movies to celebrate the love shared with a special someone, and the new feature is available for the mobile and PC platforms.

Google February 8, 2018

There's A New Tech Support Scam Around That Freezes Google Chrome

Malwarebytes confirmed that scammers have a new method that causes Google Chrome to become unresponsive. Users are prompted to contact a paid tech support number to help resolve the issue.

Security February 7, 2018

Nest Reunites With Google To Take On Amazon And Apple

Google is working with Nest again in an effort to supercharge the company’s range of smart home products and services, backed by artificial intelligence technology. The move will lead Google to take on Apple and market leader Amazon.

Google February 7, 2018

AR Stickers Arrive To Android Smartphones Thanks To Google's Motion Stills App

Google is bringing augmented reality stickers to Android phones with the Motion Stills app. It works with almost any Android handset out there, as long as it runs on Android 5.1 or later and has a gyrocope and an accelerometer.

Apps/Software February 6, 2018

Google's Pixel Visual Core To Up Your Snapchat, Instagram Game Via Pixel 2 Update

Google is turning on the Pixel 2's Pixel Visual Core for third-party apps. That means apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp will get to benefit from the image processing unit.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 5, 2018

Former Facebook, Google Employees Create ‘Center For Humane Technology’ To Fight Tech Addiction

Employees who once worked for big-name companies have formed Center for Human Technology, a nonprofit group aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of social media. The group is planning to launch a nationwide campaign as part of its efforts.

Internet February 5, 2018

Chrome OS 64 Rolls Out To Chromebook With Tablet Features, Splitscreen, Screenshot, And More

Version 64 of Google’s Chrome OS are now rolling out to Chromebooks, with new features borrowed directly from Android. Could both platforms one day merge and deliver the ultimate Google experience?

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

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