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Google Pixelbook Discount Will Let You Save $250, But You Need To Avail The Offer Right Now

The online Google Store is offering $250 discounts for the entire line of Pixelbooks. The Google Pixelbook is the most powerful and most expensive Chromebook, and users who want to take advantage of the offer should do so right now.

Google July 17, 2018

Google Phone App For Android Now Able To Block Spam Calls: Here's How To Activate The Feature

The Google Phone app for Android has been updated to better handle spam. Users are now able to activate a feature that will automatically send suspected spam calls to voicemail without any notifications.

Google July 15, 2018

Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.

Google July 13, 2018

Morse Code Now Available On Gboard For iOS, And Google Even Teaches You How

Morse code is now also supported on Gboard for iOS, months after Google introduced it for the Android version. The feature helps people with disabilities communicate, and Google wants to teach everyone how to use it.

Apps/Software July 13, 2018

YouTube Launches New Tool To Help Pull Down Re-Uploaded Videos

YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.

Internet July 13, 2018

Android P Name May Have Been Leaked By Huawei

A Huawei customer service representative in Poland may have leaked the Android P name, which has been kept under wraps. Android P is expected to be released in several weeks, but the Android P name speculation will likely not stop.

Google July 12, 2018

YouTube Is Funneling $25 Million To Fight Its Fake News Problem: Here’s How It’ll Do It

YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.

Internet July 11, 2018

HTC Is Laying Off 1,500 Employees: Is This The End?

After handing over thousands of its mobile division employees to Google, HTC is laying off 1,500 more employees in a bid to stay afloat. Its decline is proof that the smartphone market is very unpredictable.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 3, 2018

Google's 'Dirty Secret' Allows Third Party Apps To Read Gmail Messages

Reports say Google lets third-party developers read private Gmail messages of users. Google said that the developers have been vetted before reading the messages.

Google July 3, 2018

Google Could Have Acquired GitHub Before Microsoft Did, But Says It’s Fine

Google revealed that it also wanted to acquire GitHub, but Microsoft ultimately won the bid. Even though there are concerns about its future projects on the platform, the company claims it is fine with the turnout.

Business Tech June 29, 2018

New Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Off Full Design

New leaked renders show the purported Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL front and back, giving a good look at their design. Here's what to expect from the upcoming Android powerhouses.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 29, 2018

Google Video Game Console In The Works: How Will It Compete With The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One?

Google is planning to enter the video game industry, according to Kotaku's Jason Schreier. Google is looking to attract developers into its umbrella, create a gaming console, and perhaps most importantly, launch a video game streaming service.

Video Games June 29, 2018

Free Google Home Smart Speaker For Everyone? That's How Google Will Beat Amazon, Analyst Says

Google has fallen behind Amazon in the emerging smart speaker space. To catch up, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak suggested that Google should give all U.S. households a free Google Home Mini, which is being sold for $49 each.

Google June 29, 2018

Google Duplex Really Works: Human-Sounding AI Starts Public Testing This Summer

Google Duplex, the human-sounding artificial intelligence, was working as advertised in a new demonstration in New York City. Public testing for the AI will start this summer despite the scrutiny against it.

Google June 28, 2018

Google Home Can Now Speak Spanish: Here's How To Set It Up

Google announced that its smart speaker Google Home can now speak and understand Spanish. The language is one of many languages the company intends to add to voice-activated assistant’s linguistic capabilities by the end of the year.

Google June 28, 2018

Google Pixel Smartwatch Running Wear OS: What To Expect

Google is working on at least one Wear OS-powered Pixel smartwatch expected to debut this fall alongside the Pixel 3 line and new Pixel Buds. Here's what we know so far.

Wearable Tech June 27, 2018

Google Is Testing A New Image Search Interface That Looks Like Pinterest

Google’s image search might get a new look soon. It will look a bit like Pinterest, with its vertical orientation and captions, but Google might be after a different company entirely.

Google June 27, 2018

Google Classroom Update Adds New Features, Makes It Harder To Cheat On Quizzes

Google announced exciting changes coming to Classroom, as an upcoming update will add several new features. Among the highlights, teachers will be able to create Google Form Quizzes and block students' access to other things.

Google June 26, 2018

Google Home Now Supports ‘Continued Conversation’: No Need To Say ‘Hey’ Or ‘OK’ Every Time

Google Assistant now supports a feature called continued conversation, negating the need to say wake phrases for each command. It’s now rolling out to U.S. users and is only available in English for now.

Google June 22, 2018

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.

Google June 20, 2018

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

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