Can AI make me trendier?

As a software engineer and generally analytic type, I like to craft theories for everything. Theories on how to build software, how to stay productive, how to be creative...and even how to dress well. For help with that last one, I decided to hire a personal stylist. As it turned out, I was not my stylist’s first software engineer client. “The problem with you people in tech is that you’re always looking for some sort of theory of fashion,” she told me. “But there is no formula–it’s about taste....
Tags: Google, Instagram, Ai, Laura, Google Cloud, Dale Markowitz, Laura Medalia

The future of work will be 'hot offices' where employees can reserve a desk, according to Amazon's cloud boss

Amazon headquarters. Elaine Thompson/AP The future of work will be "hot offices" where employees reserve a desk, AWS CEO Andy Jassy told CNBC. Jassy, who oversees Amazon's cloud business, said he expects that once offices can safely reopen, people will likely adopt a hybrid model rather than being in an office 100% of the time.  The coronavirus pandemic has affected Amazon's approach to meetings as well as hiring: The company is more open to remote employees now than it was in the past, Ja...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Future Of Work, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnbc, Elaine Thompson, Andy Jassy, Amazon Headquarters, Tech Insider, Jassy, Avery Hartmans, Jon Fortt

Older people are spending more on video games and playing more during the pandemic than ever before

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock As the impacts of the coronavirus continue in the US, more people than ever are playing video games. That's especially true with people aged 35 and up, according to a new study from the NPD Group. Most notably, the demographic that reported the greatest overall increase were people between 45 and 54 years old. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March 2020, as the coronavirus began to rapidly spread across the United States, the video game busi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Smartphone, Pc, Steam, Playstation, United States, Sony, Nintendo, World Health Organization

Google TV's Newest Feature Will Help You Train It to Suggest Better Recommendations

One of the best things about Google TV is the way it integrates a wide range of streaming services to better surface content that’s relevant to you. Google is rolling out a new feature this week to make those recommendations even better by allowing you to tweak and share your preferences. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Google TV

Use Voice Access to control your Android device with your voice

In 2018, we launched Voice Access, an Android app that lets you control your phone using your voice. The ability to use your phone hands-free has been helpful to people with disabilities, and also those without.Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re rolling out an updated version of Voice Access, available in Beta, that is easier to use and available to more people. This version of Voice Access, which was previously available on Android 11, is now available globally to d...
Tags: Google, Android, Accessibility, Google Voice Access, Voice Access, Tom Hume, Previously Voice Access

YouTube introduces new feature to address toxic comments

YouTube today announced it’s launching a new feature that will push commenters to reconsider their hateful and offensive remarks before posting. It will also begin testing a filter that allows creators to avoid having to read some of the hurtful comments on their channel that had been automatically held for review. The new features are meant to address longstanding issues with the quality of comments on YouTube’s platform — a problem creators have complained about for years. The company said ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Steve Bannon, YouTube Studio

With Google Authenticator's Latest iOS Update, You Really Have No Excuse Now

Google Authenticator users on iOS are finally getting a useful security update that their comrades on Android got months ago.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Security, Science, Consumer Tech, Google Authenticator

Amazon iOS Users Can Now Text Alexa Questions and Requests

Amazon has added a new feature to its Alexa app for iOS devices, which is designed to allow users to type Alexa commands rather than having to use voice commands to interact with the personal assistant. In a statement provided to The Verge, Amazon says that Type with Alexa is a new feature that's available as of today in public preview capacity in the United States. Alexa iOS users can type anything that would normally require a voice command into the app. Type to Alexa can be accessed by ta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Siri, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Verge Amazon, United States Alexa

Donate Online This Year With The Salvation Army’s Virtual Red Kettle

Each holiday season, there’s no mistaking the sound of the Salvation Army’s bell and iconic red kettle on street corners and outside local retailers. It’s a symbol of goodwill and a reminder of what Christmas is all about. Boy donates coins during holiday season Last holiday season, The Salvation Army raised more than $126 million nationally through red kettles. But this year, with stores closed, people staying indoors, and those who venture out carrying less cash and coins — all because of C...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, America, Salvation Army, Northern California, Virtual Red Kettles

Prepare for medical visits with help from Google and AHRQ

When patients prepare for a medical visit, they're more likely to have a high quality, efficient encounter and better physical and mental health outcomes. Starting today, we’re piloting a new tool that helps people prepare for visits by surfacing common questions they may have about their care--available when people find a local doctor’s office or hospital on Search. Built in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Tags: Health, Google, Maps, Search, United States, Healthcare, Brady, U S Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ, Dave Greenwood, Jeffrey Brady, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

6 Great Small Business Tips That Will Save You Headaches

If you are just getting started with your small business, knowing what to do and tackle first can be overwhelming. Tips to Reduce Business Headaches But if you follow some of the business management tips below, you will be off to a great start with your company. Set Up An LLC Even if you are a one-person shop and are 100% self-employed, it is wise to set up your company as a separate taxable organization from the start. Many small businesses establish themselves as an LLC. It only costs abo...
Tags: Google, Sales, Irs, Don, Small Business Operations, Facebook Renting

Warner Bros. movies are coming to HBO Max

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 4. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Warner Bros. deals a blow to movie theaters, the hottest adtech companies of 2020, and how Ben Thompson built email newsletter Stratechery. Warner Bros. In a major blow to US theaters, Warner Bros. announces that all o...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Hbo, Media, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Ben Thompson, Stratechery, Roku, Silicon Valley, Warner Bros, Cnbc, Ad Tech, Thompson

5 tips to tailor your Google TV recommendations

Showverload — nounShow-ver-load — shō-vər-lōdDefinition of showverloadThe feeling that overcomes you when you finally sit down to watch television and are faced with too many options. Most of us have experienced the feeling defined above. So we built Google TV to help you easily find what to watch and soothe your showverload with recommendations tailored for you. You can find these personalized recommendations in the For You, Movies and Shows tabs, or when you search with Google Assistant.To pro...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Chromecast, Mark, Google TV, Kalyan Ganapathisubramanian

$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

Apple recently released the HomePod mini, a new $99 version of the original HomePod that's smaller, cuter, and, most importantly, competitively priced. At $99, the ‌HomePod mini‌ can better compete with affordable smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌HomePod mini‌ has been praised for its high-quality sound at its price point, so we thought we'd compare it to Google's Nest Audio and Amazon's Echo to see how...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Pandora, Nest, Amazon Echo, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, MacRumors YouTube, Alexa Amazon, Buyer's Guide, Amazon Subscribe

Why is my laptop hot? How to troubleshoot and cool down an overheated laptop

There are several ways you can try to cool down an overheated laptop. AleksandarNakic/Getty Images Laptops can feel hot or warm for a variety of reasons.  Diagnosing the problem isn't exactly clear-cut, so you may need to try various troubleshooting techniques.  A hot laptop isn't usually indicative of any problems; the most common issue is a dust-filled fan.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Almost every laptop owner has experienced this: You are working o...
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An Introduction to Rap Battles: Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #71 Pretty Much Pop hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are rejoined by our audio editor and resident rapper Tyler Hislop (rap name: “Sacrifice”) to discuss a form of entertainment close to his heart: Two people staring each other in the face in front of a crowd and taking lengthy turns insulting each other in a loud voice using intricate rhymes, references, jokes and even s...
Tags: Google, Music, England, Comedy, Podcasts, College, Poetry, Eminem, Trump, Tony, Facebook Twitter, Tyler, Alex Larsen, Roxanne Roxanne, Roxanne Shante, Jake Hall

How Google organizes information to find what you’re looking for

When you come to Google and do a search, there might be billions of pages that are potential matches for your query, and millions of new pages being produced every minute. In the early days, we updated our search index once per month. Now, like other search engines Google, is constantly indexing new info to make accessible through Search.But to make all of this information useful, it’s critical that we organize it in a way that helps people quickly find what they’re looking for. With this in min...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Search, West Coast, Nick Fox, How Search Works

Oakland Care and Nest help residents connect for the holidays

Editor's note: This story is guest authored by Aaron White, Business Services Manager at Oakland Care, a leading provider of residential care homes in the United Kingdom.The current pandemic has been devastating in many ways, and as someone who works for a group of care homes, Oakland Care, it’s been particularly heartbreaking to see its effects on our residents. UK Government guidelines required care homes to ensure residents maintain a social distance from their loved ones. Visits from sons, d...
Tags: Google, UK, London, United Kingdom, Max, Winnie, Margaret, Carole, Aaron White, Google Nest, Google in Europe, Volara, Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub Max, Oakland Care, Aaron White Business Services

YouTube introduces new features to address toxic comments

YouTube today announced it’s launching a new feature that will push commenters to reconsider their hateful and offensive remarks before posting. It will also begin testing a filter that allows creators to avoid having to read some of the hurtful comments on their channel that had been automatically held for review. The new features are meant to address long standing issues with the quality of comments on YouTube’s platform — a problem creators have complained about for years. The company said it...
Tags: Google, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Twitter YouTube, YouTube Studio

Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. Part 2 with even more selections will be posted shortly. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Japan, England, London, Snowden, France, Stanford, Nsa, China, America, Book Review, Tech, Nike

We tried the Furbo dog camera that lets you monitor and play with your pet from afar - here's what it's like to use

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Furbo With the Furbo dog camera, you can keep an eye on your dog when you're away from home using your smartphone.Not only is the Furbo a pet camera, but you can also toss treats to your dog and it has a clicker sound for reinforcing training.I consider this dog camera a great deal and plan to continue using it well into the future. Table of Contents I'm familiar with most of the pet cameras cu...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Usa, Dogs, Pets, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Archie, Charles Spaniel, Smart Home Devices, Pet Camera, Furbo, Dog Camera, Pet Accessories, Product Card

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United Kingdom. This is your Daily Crunch for December 2, 2020. The big story: Apple announces its best apps of 2020 There were different winners — all selected by App Store editors — for different devices. Home workout app Wakeout! was named the iPhone App of the Year, Disney+ was the Apple TV App of the Year and the productivity a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Disney, US, Tech, Earth, United Kingdom, Loon, Mac App, Jonathan, Virta, Virta Health, Tiktok, Daily Crunch

Patrick Schilling advocates for people with disabilities

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Patrick Schilling, a Strategic Deal Manager on the Google Cloud team. In addition to helping big companies use Google technology to get ready for the future, Patrick uses what he’s learned through his experience breaking barriers to advocate for people with disabili...
Tags: Google, Europe, Germany, Middle East, West Coast, Googlers, Patrick, Southern Germany, NC State University, Google Cloud, Tuttlingen, Noogler, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Patrick Schilling

Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Projects, Assets, Creation, Poly, AR VR, Arvr, Library Platform

What Ancient Egyptian Sounded Like & How We Know It If you’ve seen any Hollywood movie set in ancient Egypt, you already know how its language sounded: just like English, but spoken with a more formal diction and a range of broadly Middle-Eastern accents. But then there are many competing theories about life that long ago, and perhaps you’d prefer to believe the linguistic-historical take provided in the video above. A production of Joshua Rudder’s NativLang, a Youtube channel previously feature...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, College, History, Egypt, Ethiopia, Seoul, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Jean François Champollion, 21st Century Los Angeles, Proto Indo European Language Based, Joshua Rudder, NativLang

Beethoven at 250: Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

One of the highlights in Bonn’s Beethoven House is Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler. Silver gray mane tousled, scarlet scarf tied messily, a musical masterpiece in his hand--the portrait has shaped the composer’s image since it was created 200 years ago. Today, the painting is also part of “Beethoven Everywhere”, an extensive online collection that celebrates the master’s 250th anniversary on Google Arts & Culture. As director of Beethoven House, I am particularly ha...
Tags: Google, Beyonce, Berlin, Vienna, Beethoven, Bonn, Arts And Culture, Electro, Carnegie Hall, Yo Yo Ma, Ludwig van Beethoven, Vienna Philharmonic, State Library, Gustav Klimt, Ludwig, Yannick Nézet Séguin

Find trending products on the Google Shopping Gift Guide

What do you buy for the techie who has everything? Or the chef who’s always trying new recipes? Turn to the Google Shopping Gift Guide for inspiration. It has great finds for everyone on your list and uses U.S. Search trends to predict December’s most popular products. For that person in your life We’ve identified trending product categories over the past few months, and translated them into gift lists for the people in your life. Searches for cookware rose 34 percent since last year, as mor...
Tags: Google, Google Shopping, Aparna Chennapragada, Ninja Foodi Digital Air

How to Use Viral Marketing to Obtain Viral Success

Brands always compete to get to the #1 spot and invent more and more ways to have their content go viral. However, viral marketing is often not about inventing something new but about using already existing trends to your benefit. Remember this dress that raised the debate of a lifetime because no one could tell for sure what color it is? Many brands were quick to hop on board and use this trend to promote their own products. Dunkin’ Donuts, for example, made themed doughnuts using the colors th...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Dunkin' Donuts, Kate Khom, W Scott McGill Shutterstock

Clio & Google My Business

In order to thrive in the legal field today, the Modern Lawyer must properly tend to their online presence. Whether through paid advertising, grassroots social media, or website SEO, attorneys need to harness fast, efficient, and effective ways to connect with potential clients online. Maintaining your Google Business profile is an inexpensive, but sometimes confusing, way to promote yourself. Now, with Clio’s Google My Business integration, you can easily increase your presence on Google...
Tags: Google, Law, Clio, Sponsored Posts, Google My Business, Google Business, Product Spotlights, Details Clio, Google My Business Interface When

Japanese Art Installation Lets People Play Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1” As They Walk on Socially-Distanced Notes on the Floor

The global pandemic has revealed the depths of systematic cruelty in certain places in the world that have refused to commit resources to protecting people from the virus or refused to even acknowledge its existence. Other responses show a different way forward, one in which everyone contributes meaningfully through the principled actions of wearing masks and social distancing or the principled non-action of staying home to slow the spread. Then there’s the critical role of art, design, and mus...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, College, Life, Italy, Nintendo, Tokyo, Kubrick, Facebook Twitter, Erik Satie, Josh Jones, Super Mario Brothers, Satie, Durham NC Follow, Spoon Tamago

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