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Google+ Bug Leaked Data Of 52.5 Million People

Google+ admitted recently that another bug had leaked the information of 52.5 million users that resulted from an update in November. This followed suit the October revelation that a similar bug had compromised data for three years.

Google December 11, 2018

Google Lens Finally Arrives On iOS: Here’s What You Can Do With It

Google Lens has been available on iOS since March, but features such as the live viewfinder haven’t been available — until now. The dynamic visual search feature is now integrated into the Google app.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Lite XL Renders Surface: Headphone Jack In, Notch Out

Alleged renders of the Pixel 3 Lite XL have now surfaced. The phone is apparently a mid-range counterpart of the premium Pixel 3 XL handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 10, 2018

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Discounted Again At The Google Store

Google’s latest and greatest flagships are on sale again. For those who failed to get the phones during Black Friday, they can now enjoy Google’s new hefty discounts on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 10, 2018

Smart Reply Now Available On Hangouts Chat For G Suite

Google has finally brought over Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat for G Suite. Whether or not the feature will work well in a chat setting remains to be seen, however.

Apps/Software December 8, 2018

Google Apparently Shutting Down Messaging App Allo Soon

According to new rumors, Google will soon pull the plug on its messaging app Allo two years after introducing the product to the public. Apparently, the team working on Allo is now focusing on Android Messages instead.

Apps/Software December 6, 2018

Google And MIT Researchers Unveil AI Concept That Could Create 3D Models With Realistic Textures And Lighting

An artificial intelligence system by Google and MIT was able to generate images that can pass off as photographs. The AI has created 3-dimensional objects complete with lighting and texture, making them look realistic.

Robotics December 5, 2018

Rumor: Google Hangouts Is Getting Killed In 2020

It might be finally time to bid initial goodbyes to Google Hangouts. The search company will be killing the longstanding messaging platform in 2020, apparently.

Google December 1, 2018

Android Auto Update: Playing Music, Sending Messages Now Made Much Easier

Worried about playing music or responding to texts in your car? Don’t, because Google is making them much easier. Android Auto will soon get a much-needed update that makes these things less distracting.

Google November 30, 2018

Google Reportedly Bringing Project Fi To Samsung, OnePlus, And iPhones: Report

Good news, Project Fi fans: expect Project Fi to support more phones going forward. Google is apparently adding Samsung, OnePlus, and Apple to the list of Fi-capable handsets.

Internet November 28, 2018

Say Goodbye To Those Pesky YouTube Annotations For Good

YouTube is going to clear out all existing annotations for good. They never really worked that well on mobile, so the news doesn’t come as a surprise.

Internet November 27, 2018

Google Play Store Apps Found To Have Malware, Were Downloaded 500,000 Times: Report

Once again, someone discovers apps infested with malware inside the Google Play Store. Worse yet, some of those apps were able to reach the trending chart undetected.

Security November 25, 2018

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene To Be Replaced By Former Oracle Exec Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene to be replaced by former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian.

Business Tech November 17, 2018

Google Confirms Fix For Disappearing Texts On Pixel 3

If text messages are suddenly disappearing from your Pixel 3, don’t worry. Google says a fix is coming soon, although it has yet to explain exactly why it’s occurring.

Google November 14, 2018

Here's Why You Should Turn On Dark Mode If It’s Available, According To Google

Dark Mode saves battery life. According to Google, toggling a darker theme on OLED smartphones will promptly extend their juice, and it has significant proof to back such claims up.

Google November 9, 2018

Google Pixel Slate Now Available For Preorder, But Should You?

Customers can now preorder the Google Pixel Slate. It’s arguably the best tablet Google has ever produced, and it runs Chrome OS instead of Android.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 7, 2018

Google Chrome Will Soon Block Abusive Ads: Here’s What That Means For You

Chrome 71 will block ads on websites that serve abusive ad experiences. The update is part of Google’s longstanding fight against terrible internet experiences because of ads.

Apps/Software November 6, 2018

YouTube Back Online After Outage Makes Internet Freak Out

YouTube services went dark late Tuesday night for at least an hour stirring a buzz on the web. This has prompted the Philadelphia Police Department to send out some very hilarious tweets.

Internet October 18, 2018

YouTube Down: YouTube Fans Greeted By 500 Error Messages, Issue Rattles Online Community

YouTube video service suffered an outage late Tuesday night, rattling the online community, who were greeted by '500 Internal Server Error' messages.

Internet October 16, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: The Battle Of The Flagship Android Smartphones

Google has officially unveiled the massively leaked Pixel 3, alongside the Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. How does the device compare to other flagship Android smartphones, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S9?

Google October 10, 2018

Google Kept Google+ Data Breach Secret To Avoid Comparisons With Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Google is now shutting down Google+, but not because of the lack of users and activity. A data breach compromised the data of 500,000 users on the social network, but Google decided to keep the security incident a secret.

Google October 9, 2018

Google Kept Google+ Data Breach Secret To Avoid Comparisons With Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Google is now shutting down Google+, but not because of the lack of users and activity. A data breach compromised the data of 500,000 users on the social network, but Google decided to keep the security incident a secret.

Google October 9, 2018

Google Pixel Slate Leaked: Here's What We Know So Far About The Chrome OS Tablet

The Pixel Slate, Google's first Chrome OS tablet, was leaked ahead of the upcoming Made by Google event. The device will be unveiled alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

Google October 8, 2018

Play 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' For Free On Chrome Through Project Stream By Google

Google unveiled Project Stream, the company's attempt at figuring out video game streaming. It has teamed up with Ubisoft to offer 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' for free, playable on the Chrome browser for a limited number of testers.

Video Games October 3, 2018

Google Search Secrets: Here's How To Play The Hidden Text Adventure Game

Google Search has a hidden text adventure game that lets players take on the role of the capital G in the Google logo. The game is a bit more complicated to access and play compared to previous Google easter eggs.

Google October 2, 2018

Google China Prototype Allows Government To Track Search Queries Of Citizens

Google's new search engine for China will allow the government to track the search queries of its citizens. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, it will also prevent Chinese people from accessing information deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Google September 17, 2018

Google Inbox Will Shut Down Next Year: All The Best Features Are Already On Gmail

Starting March 2019, Google will stop its Inbox app and make all its best features available on Gmail. Since its introduction in 2014, Inbox became popular to a segment of users despite the Gmail’s existence.

Google September 13, 2018

Apple Pay, Google Pay Begin Rollout To Most 7-Eleven Stores In US

Apple Pay and Google Pay are heading to most 7-Eleven stores in the United States. This might look like simply adopting new technology, but it is much more than that, as it represents a turnaround for the convenience store chain.

Apps/Software September 11, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Event Set For Oct. 9: What Else Will Be Unveiled?

Google has sent out invitations for a Made by Google event on Oct. 9 in New York. The highlight is widely expected to be the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but Google likely has more hardware to unveil.

Google September 7, 2018

Here's How To Install Android 9 Pie On OnePlus 6: Open Beta Now Available

The Android 9 Pie Open Beta build is now available to download for OnePlus 6 owners. Installing the mobile operating system, however, is not as easy as triggering an over-the-air update.

Google September 4, 2018

Google Pixel 3 XL Leaks Keep Coming: Unreleased Smartphone Left In Lyft Ride

A Lyft driver found a pre-production unit of the Google Pixel 3 XL at the back of his vehicle. He returned the smartphone prototype to the passenger who left it, but not before taking a few pictures of the device.

Google September 4, 2018

Google Hacked By Own Employee: Vulnerability Found In Supposedly Secure Doors Of Sunnyvale Campus

The supposedly secure key card-enabled doors of Google's Sunnyvale campus were hacked. Fortunately, it was a Google employee with no ill intentions, but it again raises concerns over Internet of Things security.

Google September 4, 2018

The Google Titan Security Key, Now Available For $50, Will Protect Your Online Accounts

Google boasted that none of their employees have been victimized by a phishing attack since they were required to use physical security keys. Google's own version of the device, the Titan Security Key, is now available on the Google Store.

Google September 1, 2018

Google To Revamp Wear OS: Here's Everything That Will Change

Google made a complete makeover of the 'Wear OS' before its projected release next month. The upcoming Wear OS is concentrated more on proactive information cards, enforceable notifications, Google fit, and a Google assistant feed.

Google August 30, 2018

Google Assistant Now Lets Users Control Nest And Yale Smart Lock With Voice Commands

Starting Aug. 29, the 'Nest x Yale Smart Lock' can now be maneuvered by Google Assistant with voice commands. The Nest x Yale lock costs in the range of $249 to $279.

Google August 29, 2018

Google Helps Military Veterans Looking For Work After End Of Service

Google introduced a series of tools on Monday to help military veterans find a job after the end of their service. The program is part of the company's 'Grow with Google' career services program.

Google August 28, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Installer Allowed Hackers To Infect Smartphones With Malware

Google discovered a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install malware through the 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android installers. Epic Games has since patched the exploit, but it is unhappy with how Google dealt with the security issue.

Video Games August 26, 2018

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL To Have ‘Super Selfie’ Feature

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will offer users a new feature dubbed as ‘Super Selfies’ made possible by its dual front camera. Reports also suggest that one of the cameras will have a wide angle lens.

Google August 26, 2018

New Google Pixel 3 XL Leaks: Sample Photos By Camera And Wireless Charging In Action

Sample photos taken by the camera of 'Google Pixel 3 XL' circulated online on Wednesday morning. The Google Pixel 3 XL, which is projected to hit the market in October, is believed to also have a wireless charging capability.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 22, 2018

Google’s New ‘Tell Me Something Good’ Feature Makes This Dreary World Seem A Bit Better

Google has Assistant feature that’ll tell you good news happening around the world. It won’t shield you from the horrors, it just wants to show you that people can still change the world even in small ways.

Google August 22, 2018

Google Targeted By Lawsuit Over Shady Location Tracking Policy

Google is facing a lawsuit for violating California’s privacy laws. The case stemmed from AP’s report that it still stores location data even if the user turns off the Location History.

Google August 21, 2018

You Can Now ‘Undo’ Sent Emails On Gmail For Android: Here’s How

Google is finally bringing its undo feature to Gmail for Android. For years it’s been a staple of the Gmail for desktop experience, but now mobile users will finally be able to take advantage of it as well.

Apps/Software August 21, 2018

Is Your Google Pixel 2 XL Sluggish? You Might Get A Free Replacement

Google is aware of a Pixel 2 XL slowness issue, which is happening a few months before the Pixel 3 XL launch. Google has pinpointed three possible reasons for the problem, one of which may lead to a free replacement.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2018

Google Goggles Is Now Officially Dead — Install Google Lens Instead

Google Goggles is officially dead. Google has punted its ancient visual search platform into the sunset, telling users to download and install Google Lens instead, which offers a vastly better experience.

Google August 18, 2018

Google To Launch New Version Of Chromecast With Bluetooth, Stronger Wi-Fi

An amended FCC filing reveals Google will soon release an updated Chromecast device with better Wi-Fi and expanded Bluetooth support. Details such as pricing and release date remain uncertain, though.

Google August 18, 2018

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