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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.

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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

Gmail For Mobile Gets Confidential Mode: What It’s For And How To Use It

Confidential Mode, introduced as part of the new Gmail, has arrived on mobile. Gmail for Android users can now send confidential emails, complete with expiration dates and SMS passcodes.

Google August 18, 2018

Google Adds Subtopics To Featured Snippets In Search

Google Search just got a little bit better. Featured Snippets now display relevant subtopics because Google knows you’re too lazy to search for them yourself.

Google August 17, 2018

Google Is Making It Easier For Android To Support Hearing Aids

Pairing hearing aids with iPhones are easy. On Android, it’s essentially non-existent — but that will change soon thanks to a new protocol called ASHA that Google has developed.

Google August 17, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Google Coach, An AI-Powered Fitness And Health Platform

Google is developing a device that will focus on tracking the health and fitness. The one of a kind gadget will also be able to plan weekly meals and recommend restaurants for its users.

Google August 16, 2018

Android 9 Pie Disables Call Recording: Feature Still Available, But With A Catch

Google's Pixel and Pixel 2 owners can enjoy the latest features of the Android 9 Pie, but recording phone conversations is not one of them. However, rooting can allow owners to install apps to record phone talks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 16, 2018

Google Says It’s Going To Fix Android Pie Fast Charging Issue

Pixel XL owners are complaining about the issue brought by Android Pie. Users have reported an issue that killed their phone’s fast-charging ability, and now Google has marked the problem as 'Assigned.'

Google August 15, 2018

Android P Reportedly Disables Fast Charging In Older Pixel XL Phones: Report

If you have a Google Pixel XL, don’t upgrade to Android Pie just yet. Apparently, some users have discovered that their fast charging capabilities have been disabled by the new operating system.

Apps/Software August 14, 2018

Google Knows Where You Are, Even If You Turn Off Location History: Here's How To Stop It

Users who want to protect their location data from Google will have to do more than just deactivating the Location History feature. Apparently, they will also have to disable Web & App Activity, which is buried under Google's menu.

Google August 14, 2018

Chromebooks Will Be Able To Run Windows 10 Via ‘Campfire’ Feature, Like Boot Camp On MacBooks: Report

A new feature called Campfire has been discovered on Chromebooks. It would apparently let those machines dual-boot Chrome OS and Windows 10, greatly expanding their capabilities and appeal.

Google August 13, 2018

Google’s Plans For Censored Search In China Is Stupid, Said Former Head Of Free Expression

Google is allegedly planning to release a Search app in China that will block certain sites in compliance with the country’s aggressive censorship policies. A former executive thinks it's stupid.

Google August 12, 2018

Google Pixel 3 XL Hands-On Video Leaked: ‘Confirms’ 6.7-Inch Display, Camera Specs, And More

The Google Pixel 3 XL has practically been revealed thanks to this leaked hands-on video. The specs aren’t too surprising considering the phone is a flagship device, but the humongous screen is a sight to behold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2018

Google Chrome Now Works With Native Windows 10 Notifications: Here’s How To Get It

Google Chrome now works natively with Windows 10 notifications. Google is slowly rolling the feature to all users, but here’s how to turn it on right now.

Google August 9, 2018

Google Pixel 3 XL Unboxing Reveals Massive Notch, Wired Pixel Buds With USB-C Connector

A Pixel 3 XL unboxing video and series of pictures revealed the massive notch of the Android smartphone, and that it will come with wired USB-C headphones. It is unclear how the device was acquired by the uploader.

Google August 9, 2018

Android 9 Pie Now Available On Google Pixel Phones: How To Download And Install

Android P is now finally available on all Pixel phones, plus the Essential Phone. Some features are missing, though, and won’t arrive until another update arrives this fall.

Apps/Software August 7, 2018

Finally, The Perfect Use For Google Glass: Helping Kids With Autism Identify Emotions

Contrary to popular belief, Google Glass is not dead. While development has largely become stagnant, it still has many potentials such as this new implementation, which helps autistic kids identify emotions better.

Google August 3, 2018

Android P Reportedly Launching Aug. 20, But Here’s How To Install It Now

Evan Blass just teased that Android P is officially launching on Aug. 20, but if you have a compatible phone, you can install it now.

Apps/Software August 3, 2018

Google Maps Gets New Creepy Feature That Shares Your Phone Battery Status

Google Maps now shares your battery percentage data to other users. Keep in that mind before telling friends you didn’t respond because you were running out of battery, they’ll know if you’re lying.

Apps/Software August 3, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Will Not Be Downloaded Through Google Play Store: Here's Why That's A Bad Idea

The 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android release date is coming soon, after being a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days. However, the app will not be downloaded through the Google Play Store, which might be a bad idea.

Video Games August 2, 2018

Google Reportedly Working On Search Engine For China That Will Censor Results

Google has apparently been working on a search engine app for China since last year. It’ll be released as an Android app and will comply with the country's censorship policies by clocking out certain search results.

Google August 2, 2018

Google Says A Phone Should Have No More Than 2 Notches

Devices running Android P can’t have more than two notches, according to Google. Also, manufacturers can’t place a notch on the left and right sections, only the top and bottom.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2018

How To Use Google Chrome On Your Daydream VR Headset

Google Chrome is finally available to download on Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets. Chrome supports WebVR standards, which means the number of VR experiences on the web should keep users pretty busy.

Wearable Tech July 31, 2018

New Google Pixel 3 Leaks: Photos Of White Variant, Pixel Stand, And Wireless Charging

The latest Google Pixel 3 rumors and leaks reveal more information about the upcoming Android smartphone. They include photos of the Pixel 3 Clearly White variant, the Pixel Stand accessory, and the wireless charging feature.

Google July 30, 2018

Scheduled Routines Now Rolling Out On Google Assistant: Here’s How To Use It

Scheduled routines is finally coming to Google Assistant. With it, users can set routines that automatically go off even without asking Google to do them.

Google July 28, 2018

Google Will Now Recommend Events Near You Based On Your Interests

Google is making it easier for users to check out what’s happening around town. Search now displays nearby events in a clean, convenient layout, and it brings up personalized recommendations as well.

Google July 27, 2018

Google, After Proving That Physical Security Keys Work Wonders, Will Soon Start Selling One

Google claimed that none of its employees have been victimized by a phishing attack since they started using physical security keys. Google believes in the device so much that it will soon start selling its own, the Titan Security Key.

Google July 26, 2018

Google Chrome Now Warns You When Visiting Unencrypted Sites

Google Chrome will be more aggressive about encryption going forward. HTTP sites will now be labeled as 'Not Secure' each time a user visits them.

Internet July 25, 2018

No Google Employee Has Fallen Prey To Phishing Since They Started Using These $20 Devices

Physical security keys, such as Yubico's YubiKey Security Key, have protected all Google employees from phishing attacks since early 2017. Here is how the $20 devices work as an alternative approach to two-factor authentication.

Google July 24, 2018

Is Google Fuchsia Eventually Going To Replace Android?

Fuchsia is one of Google’s most mysterious experiments, believed to be a unified operating system that could one day replace both Android and Chrome OS. Is that really what’s going to happen, though?

Google July 21, 2018

Google Unveils AI Technology That Makes GIFs Out Of Your Dance Moves

In Google’s latest experiment called Move Mirror, artificial intelligence looks at your various poses and searches for images just like it. Yes, it’s possible to generate GIFs of it.

Google July 20, 2018

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

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