Google rolling out new Smart Display UI with revamped homescreen  9to5Google · 20 hours
At I/O 2019 last week, Google announced a handful of new Smart Display features and the... more
How to use Google Maps to help someone find you  THE VERGE · 23 hours
Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find... more
Your Phone app can now sync over mobile data  Windows Central · 23 hours
No Wi-Fi needed. What you need to know The Your Phone app for Windows 10 can now sync texts, photos, and notifications over mobile data. It's no longer necessary to... more
Google is tracking your purchases through Gmail - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Every time a store sends a confirmation to your Gmail account, Google adds it to your list of purchases. more
The Google city that has angered Toronto  BBC · 2 days
Canada is not Google's lab rat, say those protesting plans to build a smart city in Toronto. more
How one man made Google Home more accessible for anyone - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Google engineer, Lorenzo Caggioni, was inspired by his brother with Down syndrome to make Google Home better for people who don't speak. more
Scrolling screenshots are in the works for Android R says Dave Burke  9to5Google · 2 days
There are tons of Android features that show up first on OEM skins and eventually make their way to native Android. Today, Android VP... more
9to5Mac Daily: May 17, 2019  9to5Mac · 2 days
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google... more
Google shows how even adding a phone number can reduce account hijackings  9to5Google · 2 days
Given how much of people’s lives are now online, security is of paramount importance. New research from Google this week shows how even adding... more
Google-owned website briefly appears online  9to5Google · 2 days
Earlier this year, Google launched the .dev top-level domain and simultaneously created a variety of new .dev websites, including a new website for Flutter.... more
Alphabet’s Wing drone deliveries are coming to Finland next month  TechCrunch · 2 days
Slowly but surely, Wing is spreading. Just last month, the one-time Google moonshot started deliveries for select locales in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Now it’s moving into Finland,... more
How gameplay works in Minecraft Earth  Windows Central · 2 days
Minecraft Earth is an upcoming Pokemon Go-like game from Microsoft, but it's also much more than that. Minecraft Earth has finally been revealed! Formerly codenamed "Genoa," Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play augmented reality (AR) game... more
Minecraft Earth: How monetization works (and doesn't)  Windows Central · 2 days
Microsoft talked about how monetization will work in the free-to-play Minecraft Earth. Here's what we know so far. Microsoft just unveiled Minecraft Earth, bringing the augmented reality (AR) world of Pokemon Go and combining... more
Google Under Investigation by Italy's Watchdog for Alleged Antitrust Abuse  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Italy's competition watchdog said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector. more
Google, Facebook, Twitter Still Falling Short in Combating Fake News: EU  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Internet giants are not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, the European Commission said. more
Google Assistant gets more accessible, inspired by a brother's love - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Lorenzo Caggioni is working to make Google Home better for people who don't speak -- like his brother. more
Google’s prototype AI translator translates your tone as well as your words  THE VERGE · 2 days
We all know that communication depends on more than just what you say. How you say it is often just as important. That’s why... more
Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005  TechCrunch · 3 days
Baidu, widely seen as the Google of China, felt the heat from its spending on artificial intelligence and other next-gen technologies that have yet to reach... more
Asus’ $499 ZenFone 6 has a flip-up camera and a giant battery  TechCrunch · 3 days
Premium smartphone manufacturers have moved the needle on pricing, but 2019 may well go down as a kind of golden age for budget flagships.... more
Google’s Live Transcribe will now show when dogs are barking - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The app for the hearing impaired will also transcribe the sounds of applause, laughter, music, whistling, door-knocks, and passing cars. more
How startups can use Amazon’s SEO best practices to dominate new shopping verticals  TechCrunch · 3 days
Amazon dominates the top ranking positions of Google for tens of thousands of ecommerce queries, but there are plenty of products in... more
Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services  TechCrunch · 3 days
For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft's gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on... more
The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price  TechCrunch · 3 days
Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact... more
Tab Groups are now available to test in Chrome for Android [Gallery]  9to5Google · 3 days
Like most other people on the planet, I often have way too many Chrome tabs open at a time, both on my Chromebook and on... more
Android’s Live Transcribe will let you save transcriptions and show ‘sound events’  THE VERGE · 3 days
When Google released Live Transcribe this past February, it was a hugely important accessibility feature for people who are deaf or hard of hearing... more
Android Live Transcribe update will save transcripts & recognize laughing, applause, more  9to5Google · 3 days
Back in February, Google introduced Sound Amplifier and Live Transcribe for Android. An upcoming update to the latter app next month will let users... more
YouTube VR will be available for Oculus Quest in time for launch  9to5Google · 3 days
Next week sees the official consumer launch of the Oculus Quest VR headset, and content is actively being prepared for the new platform. Today,... more
Google’s new how-to videos help accessibility users set up Assistant, Home, more  9to5Google · 3 days
Google demonstrated at I/O 2019 how AI could be leveraged to extend and create new accessibility features. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the company... more
Google is launching YouTube on the Oculus Quest  THE VERGE · 3 days
Google will bring YouTube to Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset when it ships on May 21st. Like existing versions... more
Google details ‘Works with Nest’ shutdown, will bring ‘Home/Away’ to Assistant Routines  9to5Google · 3 days
Last week at Google I/O, some new details regarding the Nest brand were shared. Specifically, Google announced that it was bringing the Nest and... more
Google reverses course on cutting off Works with Nest - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The shift from Works with Nest to Works with Google Assistant threatened to introduce problems into your smart home, but Google is now addressing those concerns... more
Google Unveils Translatotron, Its Speech-to-Speech Translation System  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Google has announced its first direct speech-to-speech translation system called "Translatotron". more
56 Google Home commands for health, nutrition and fitness - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Use Google Home to track workouts, count calories, put you to sleep and more. more
Google’s new plan to push Google Pay in India: cashback incentives in Android apps  TechCrunch · 3 days
Google is gunning for India’s payment companies. The U.S. search giant entered India’s payment space in 2017, and now it... more
Google's Bluetooth Titan Security Keys Have a Vulnerability, Free Replacement Offered  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Google has disclosed a new security vulnerability in its Bluetooth Titan security keys that could potentially allow an attacker to gain access to a user's device... more
Why are politicians still terrified of taxing Netflix?  CBC · 3 days
Stephen Harper made it next to impossible heading into the 2015 election for any political party to propose a tax... more
Google Pixel ‘presenting’ the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals  9to5Google · 3 days
Live sporting events are prime advertising opportunities with Google last night giving away 19,000 Home Minis during the... more
Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices  TechCrunch · 4 days
About a year ago, Valve announced that it was building an application called Steam Link. It’d let you stream Steam games to your iOS... more
Nest Hub & other Smart Displays gain two new Ambient Mode clocks  9to5Google · 4 days
Earlier this week, the latest firmware update rolled out to the Nest Hub and other Smart Displays. Besides adding a Routines shortcut to Home... more
Sonos speakers experience Google Assistant, Alexa outages one day after update - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Sonos has announced it's rolling out a fix for playing Spotify on its smart speakers just a day after adding Google Assistant. more
Google's Translatotron translates speech directly to speech - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The new AI project is the first direct speech-to-speech model in the world, Google says. more
Google Keep preps Incognito Mode as dark theme nears launch [APK Insight]  9to5Google · 4 days
Last March, we spotted Google Keep readying a dark theme on Android. This dark overhaul is nearing a launch as of the latest update,... more
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