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Baidu: 15 Interesting Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About China's Biggest Search Engine

Baidu has achieved exponential growth in China and is the country's No. 1 search engine. Here's a look at some interesting facts about the company, that we bet you didn't know of.

Internet

Google Launches Grasshopper App For People Who Always Wanted To Learn How To Code

Google rolled out Grasshopper, a free app that aims to teach people how to code in JavaScript with entertaining puzzles. The app is the latest product of Area 120, which is the incubator for the side projects of Google employees.

Apps/Software

Google Is Going To Replace SMS With ‘Chat’: Here’s How It Works

Google plans to retire SMS texting in favor of RCS, a more dynamic form of text messaging. It’s relying on more than 50 carriers around the world, plus several smartphone manufacturers, to adopt the technology.

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Google Chrome Now Has Oculus Rift VR Headset Support: Here's How To Enable It

The latest version of Google Chrome enabled WebVR support for the Oculus Rift. Reddit users took it for a spin and confirmed that it works as advertised.

Google April 19, 2018

Google Responds To Report That Says Android Apps Track Kids

Google came to its defense against a study claiming that some free Android apps are violating a federal law. The study further claimed that the programs collect details regarding the online behaviors of children below 13 years old.

Google April 19, 2018

Chrome 66 Blocks Autoplaying Videos With Sound Automatically And More

A stable copy of Chrome 66 was recently released and users can now enjoy some of its new benefits. The updated browser automatically blocks autoplaying videos with sound and comes with several upgraded features.

Google April 18, 2018

Android Oreo Makes Autofill Easier To Use With A Password Manager

The latest Android Oreo update finally gave smartphone users the option to include the app of their choice to the platform's autofill options. Third-party password managers are now supported by Google's autofill feature on smartphones.

Google April 17, 2018

Russia Demands Apple And Google To Eliminate Telegram App From Stores

The Russian government has ordered that Apple and Google remove Telegram from their respective app stores. Telegram has over 200 million users as they can communicate private messages with each other.

Apps/Software April 17, 2018

Google's AIY Vision And Voice Kits Now Come Bundled With A Raspberry Pi Zero

Google announced a second generation of AIY Vision and Voice Kits that come equipped with a Raspberry Pi board. The search giant also revealed that it was providing a companion Android app to help users with the do-it-yourself AI kits.

Google April 17, 2018

Google Play Store Contains Over 3,000 Android Apps For Kids That Improperly Collect Data

Researchers discovered that over 3,000 Android apps for kids on the Google Play Store improperly collect data, including nearly 300 apps that collect location or contact data without parents' permission. Can Google do something about this improper data collection issue?

Security April 16, 2018

Waze Keeps Sending Drivers Down Dangerous Road In Los Angeles, But Google Won't Fix It

Waze keeps telling Los Angeles drivers to take the dangerous Baxter Street, one of the steepest streets in the United States, which is resulting in serious accidents. Google, apparently, does not want to fix the problem.

Google April 16, 2018

Gmail Reportedly Testing Self-Destructing Emails: Here's How 'Confidential Mode' Would Work

Google's Gmail redesign could also bring in a new 'confidential mode,' which would set various restrictions and allow for self-destructing emails. The feature seems to be in testing for now, but here's what we know so far.

Google April 15, 2018

Google Turns On Android Auto Wireless For Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google recently enabled Android Auto wireless connectivity for some of its products. A total of six handsets from its Pixel and Nexus lineup are now compatible with seven head units from JVC and Kenwood.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2018

Google Lens Gets Smarter For Pet Owners: It Can Now Identify Dog And Cat Breeds, And More

In celebration of National Pet Day, Google released its latest update to Google Lens. Now, the technology can identify popular breeds of cats and dogs.

Google April 14, 2018

Did Google Just Reveal That Android P Is Going To Be Android Popsicle?

Google may have dropped a big hint to the name of Android P. If this turns out to be a real clue, then the next version is going to be called Android Popsicle.

Google April 13, 2018

Gmail Redesign Sneak Peek: Do You Like What Google Did For The New Look?

Android Authority and The Verge have offered a sneak peek at the recently reported Gmail redesign, which will also come with several new features. Do you like what Google did for the new look of Gmail?

Google April 13, 2018

How Google Knows Who’s Talking, Even Among A Noisy Crowd

Researchers at Google are using artificial intelligence to determine not only when someone’s talking but also who. The audio separation technology has grand implications for the company’s product but raises questions on privacy.

Google April 13, 2018

GIF Searching Finally Comes To … LinkedIn Messenger?

LinkedIn members can now send and receive GIFs to and from their work colleagues. Tenor powers the new search tool, which Google just recently owned.

Apps/Software April 13, 2018

US Teens Prefer iPhones vs Android Phones, And That Won't Change Anytime Soon

A PiperJaffray survey revealed that teenagers in the United States overwhelmingly prefer iPhones over Android phones. The trend will likely remain the same in the near future, as most teens are planning to buy an iPhone as their next smartphone.

Apple April 12, 2018

Google's Next Android TV Dongle Revealed By The FCC: 4K Support, Assistant Voice Control, And More

The FCC revealed a new Android TV device that was recently filed for approval. The dongle is reportedly capable of 4K streaming with voice control via Google Assistant and is expected to be officially revealed next month during Google I/O

Google April 12, 2018

New Gmail Design Coming Soon: What Will Google Change?

Google will soon launch a new Gmail design alongside several new features for the service. There are no official screenshots yet, but apparently, somebody already saw the new look of Gmail.

Google April 12, 2018

Things You Should Never Search For On Google — You've Been Warned

Just because you can search for almost anything on Google doesn't mean you should. Here are list of terms that you should never search for on Google because they are odd.

Google April 11, 2018

Google Is No Longer Selling The Original Pixel And Pixel XL

The original Pixel and Pixel XL have been removed from the online Google Store. They're now harder to come by because of their now limited availability, but in terms of where to buy them, third-party sellers still carry them.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2018

Google Assistant Finally Arrives On Pixel C Tablets

Pixel C users can now take advantage of Google Assistant on their tablet. Now discontinued, the Pixel C is one of the few Google-made products late to receive new features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2018

YouTube Is Releasing A Kids App With Better Algorithm So Your Children Can Avoid Graphic Content

YouTube is set to release a modified version of YouTube Kids that will only offer videos curated by actual humans instead of an algorithm. The move is a means to prevent children from stumbling upon inappropriate content.

Internet April 7, 2018

Google Is Working On A Feature That Will Only Work On The Pixel 3

A code commit in the Android Open Source Project pages just confirmed the Google Pixel 3. It might even sport a feature not available on any other phones, including previous Pixel handsets.

Google April 6, 2018

Rumored Chromebook ‘Atlas’ Will Feature A 4K Display

A Chromebook with a 4K display might be in the works, and it’s apparently codenamed ‘Atlas,’ according to a code commit. Does a Chromebook even need that, though?

Google April 6, 2018

Google Voice Now Testing Calls Over Wi-Fi Or Data, But There Are Some Caveats

Calling over Wi-Fi or data finally comes to Google Voice in beta form. Sign up now to try the feature out, but take note of the limitations and known issues.

Google April 5, 2018

Google Hints At Amazon Echo Show Rival: Will There Be A Google Home With A Screen?

Google might release a Google Home smart speaker with a built-in display, akin to the Amazon Echo Show. But first, the speaker itself must become a must-have product.

Smart Home April 4, 2018

Google CEO Speaks Out About YouTube Shooting After Woman Injures 3 People, Kills Herself

An active shooter at the YouTube headquarters injured three people and killed herself. Google CEO Sunda Pichai, as well as the CEOs of YouTube, Apple, Twitter, and others, expressed their regrets and support to those affected by this tragedy.

Google April 4, 2018

Pixel, Pixel 2 Get A Ton Of Issues Fixed Via April Android Security Update

Google just released the full list of fixes, changes, and improvements on the April security update coming to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. From the list, there are 56 total changes in performance not related to security.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 3, 2018

Google Chrome Cryptocurrency Extensions Now Banned To Protect Users From Scammers

Scammers abused cryptocurrency mining extensions to trick unsuspecting users, so Google was taking action. The Chrome Web Store no longer allowed such extensions and removed existing ones.

Google April 3, 2018

The Google Pixel 3 Smartphone Will Have A Mid-Range Version: Will It Be Available In The US?

According to an ET Tech report, Google is planning to launch a mid-range version of the its upcoming Pixel 3 smartphone. The question now is whether the device will be made available to customers in the United States.

Google April 3, 2018

Cloudflare Introduces 1.1.1.1, Its DNS Service Focused On Privacy And Faster Internet Connection

Cloudflare recently launched 1.1.1.1, its first consumer product landing on April Fool's Day. It's not a prank, and it promises to offer a faster internet service with heavy focus on the privacy of the users' data.

Apps/Software April 2, 2018

April Fools' Day 2018: Here Are Google's Pranks This Year

Google clearly had fun cooking up their April Fool's Day pranks for 2018, as they had planned six jokes. With its budget, the company can definitely afford to exert effort and have fun with marketing.

Google April 2, 2018

RIP Goo.gl: Google Is Shutting Down Its URL Shortener, So Here Are Some Alternatives

Google retires the goog.gl URL shortening services in place of a better, more capable replacement: Firebase Dynamic Links. Existing users have until a year to manage their links via the to-be-phased-out service.

Google April 2, 2018

Play 'Where's Waldo' On Google Maps: Here's How To Launch The Mini-Game

Users can play 'Where's Waldo' on Google Maps for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Launching the mini-game is easy, and it will be available for the next few days.

Google April 1, 2018

Google Play Movies & TV Gets New Features To Help You Find Where Your Shows Are Streaming

Google just updated the Play Movies & TV app with support for 28 streaming services. It now lists all the titles from these websites and shows users where they can watch them.

Apps/Software March 30, 2018

Google Maps Now Supports 39 More Languages To Help More People Find Their Way

Google Maps just added support for 39 more languages, expanding its global reach. It's estimated to potentially impact the 1.25 billion speakers of the 39 languages.

Google March 29, 2018

The Wear OS Developer Preview With Android P Is Here, And It’s All About Battery Saving

Google makes its newly minted Wear OS platform finally available as a preview. It offers Dark UI as a native system theme, and a suite of battery-saving options.

Wearable Tech March 29, 2018

Google Home Can Now Be Paired With Other Bluetooth Speakers

Google updated its Home devices to allow direct pairing to non-Google Bluetooth speakers. Now, users can control the speakers when they issue voice commands through Home.

Smart Home March 29, 2018

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Is The First Tablet Powered By Chrome OS

Ahead of Apple's pending announcement of its new affordable iPad, Acer reveals the Chromebook Tab 10. It is the first tablet that runs on Google's Chrome OS marketed for the education sector.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 27, 2018

Google's Mobile-First Indexing Is Rolling Out: What This Means For You

Google confirmed that it will soon shift to a mobile-first indexing system. Once migrated, pages that are configured to support mobile devices will have an advantage over those with desktop version only.

Google March 27, 2018

Google Assistant Might Get A Custom Routines Feature Soon, Teardown Reveals

Fans discovered that Google will allow users to customize their own Routines soon. The Google Assistant feature that was first introduced in the last update only had six commands that users can adjust.

Apps/Software March 26, 2018

Google Chrome Version 66 Will Automatically Mute Autoplay Videos With Sound

Google has outlined the features of Chrome version 66, which include blocking media on websites from playing automatically. However, Google included certain exceptions that will allow the media to play.

Apps/Software March 24, 2018

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