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Xbox One Consoles Will Get Next-Gen Games Through Xbox Cloud Gaming

Deep in a blog post summing up Sunday’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft casually mentioned it plans on bringing next-gen Xbox games to Xbox One consoles via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Great news, if you’ve been struggling to find a new Xbox Series S or Series X. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Nvidia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, E3 Microsoft, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet, Will Tuttle, Xbox Network, Xbox Wire, Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase


Google Messages Is Finally Getting Support for End-to-End Encryption

Earlier today Google announced a slate of new features coming to Android devices later this summer, and buried amongst the updates is news that the Google Messages app is finally getting support for end-to-end encryption. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Encryption, Cryptography, Computing, Messages, Digital Rights, End To End Encryption, Internet Privacy, E2e, End To End, Google Messages, Technology Internet


Big Tech Antitrust Crusader Lina Khan Joins the FTC

Today the senate overwhelmingly confirmed tech critic and 32-year-old Columbia professor Lina Khan to join the Federal Trade Commission by a vote of 69-28. They can agree on reforming big tech; given their track record of bitching and moaning and proposing terribly uninformed and/or nefarious proposals to do it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Companies, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu, Facebook Inc, Rohit Chopra, Big Tech, Lina Khan, Jurists


Google Is Dropping 6 New Android Features Ahead of Android 12

Android 12 isn’t expected to be ready for its official release until later this fall, but in the meantime Google is rolling out six new features to Android devices this summer. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Emoji, Android Auto, Mobile Software, Strava, Alphabet Inc, Gboard, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Google Hangouts Is Now Google Chat, and Good Luck Figuring Out Why

Google is officially making its Workspace suite of apps available to all users with a Google account instead of limiting it to folks who use apps through their employers. Nearly 3 billion users with Google accounts now have access to the company’s new versions of Gmail, Docs, and Chat. The change for those who have…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Microsoft, Software, Telecommunications, Workspace, Google Hangouts, Operating Systems, Google Talk, Allo, Google Allo, Google Meet, Google Chat, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software


YouTube Bans Political Ads From Its Top Ad Spot

YouTube updated its on Monday to ban any ads featuring gambling, alcohol, prescription drugs, and political content from prominently playing at the top of its homepage. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Trump, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


How to Take Screenshots of Anything

Whether you’re showing off your gaming skills, trying to troubleshoot a problem, or capturing someone’s terrible tweet before it’s inevitably deleted, screenshots are an essential part of our digital lives. It’s not always obvious just how to pull off a screengrab though, especially if you’re jumping between different…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Ipad, Science, Windows, Ipads, Software, Operating Systems, Screenshot, Grab, macOS, Windows Key, System Software, Snip Sketch, Screenshot Software


Bars With Vaccine Requirements Are Being Flooded With Negative Reviews: Report

With the weather heating up, hot vax summer is in full swing. Unfortunately, that also means anti-vaxxers are back on their faux-self-righteous bullshit, and they’ve reportedly been review-bombing bars that attempt to isolate vaccinated customers from unvaccinated ones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Instagram, Bars, Software, Yelp, South of Market San Francisco, Vaccine Hesitancy, Marshall Smith, Noorie Malik, Geosocial Networking, Richard Knapp, Restaurant Guides


Like Google Chrome, Chrome OS Will Transition to a Four-Week Update Release Cycle

Google is speeding up the update release schedule for Chrome OS to a four-week cycle in the third quarter of this year, the company announced Friday. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Software, Chrome Os, Freeware, Operating Systems, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, Embedded Linux, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


These Google Links Can Keep Search Results From Ruining Your Life

Google is changing its search algorithm to help victims of revenge porn and online slander. According to the New York Times, Google will begin preventing websites that host defamatory content from appearing in the list of results when searching for a name. Google will also exclude websites with dubious names like…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Articles, Google Search, Companies, Cybercrime, Cyberbullying, Internet Culture, Revenge Porn, Search Engine Optimization, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, New York Times Google, Kashmir Hill, David Graff, Pandu Nayak


Google's Quest to Kill the Cookie Is Creating a Privacy Mess

For the past few months, millions of Chrome users have been roped into Google’s origin trials for the tech meant to replace the quickly crumbling third-party tracking cookie. Federated Learning of Cohorts—or FLoC, for short—is a new kind of tracking technique that’s meant to be a friendlier, more privacy-protective…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Advertising, Marketing, Web Browsers, Software, Targeted Advertising, Duckduckgo, Don Marti, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Web Browsing History, Federated Learning of Cohorts, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns Regarding Google


Amazon Prime Day Is a Bad Garage Sale You Should Skip

Everyone likes a good deal—what’s not to like about getting more for less? But according to Finder’s Amazon Prime Day shopping report, 26% of American adults, or 67.7 million people, are planning to throw their money at the internet’s worst garage sale on June 21-22. This is far too many of you, and we need to talk…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Newegg, Amazon Prime, Companies, Computing, Target, Prime Now, Apple Inc, Bestbuy, Industry Economics, Counterfeit Consumer Goods


Google isn't blocking searches for the 'lab leak' theory as the coronavirus' origin is being investigated, but it prioritizes 'authoritative' results to avoid leading users to misinformation

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. That includes on searches for the "lab leak" theory as the coronavirus' origin is investigated. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


Google does not auto-fill some searches like 'coronavirus lab leak' in part to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative', according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak." Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of Google's...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


Google Releases Second Android 12 Beta With New Features

Google released the first Android 12 beta at Google I/O back in May, but that version didn’t have all the new updates and features that will be included in the final release later this year. Today Google is releasing the second version of the Android 12 beta, which adds a new Privacy Dashboard, updates to wifi…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Chrome Os, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Computer Architecture, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet, Android Version History


Google doesn't auto-fill searches for the lab leak theory to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative,' according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak" to curb misinformation. Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm does not want to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei, Feinberg


How to Use Any Screen as a Second Display

Having two displays hooked up to your computer instead of one can seriously boost your productivity and open up all kinds of new options for gaming, web browsing, and creative tasks—but you don’t necessarily need to go out and buy yourself a new monitor. From Apple’s Sidecar to Google’s Chromecasting, you’ve got a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Ipad, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Ipads, Chromecast, Itunes, Computing, Tablet Computers, Roku, Science and Technology, Hdmi, Wi Fi, Miracast


As a Green Bubble, I Appreciate Apple’s FaceTime Olive Branch

The minute I saw Apple’s mockup of a FaceTime call taking place on an Android browser at its WWDC keynote, I texted my best friend. “Apple announced FaceTime for Android users,” I wrote her. “You can make a Zoom-like meeting link, and then I can join you from my phone.” I typed out three consecutive sobbing emojis to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphones, Computing, Apple Id, Facetime, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Assistive Technology, Google Duo, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony


Does Tim Cook Know About Mark Zuckerberg’s Skills With a Spear?

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page is having an extremely normal one, read: Mark’s latest gladiatorial displays to the mighty riff of Audioslave. As you can see, he is capable of firing bow and arrow and throwing a javelin—or a spear of some sort. Also, yesterday he dropped whatever still-intact public pretense might…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, App Store, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mark


Official Stadia Support Finally Comes to Chromecast With Google TV and Other Android TV Boxes

Stadia always seemed like a perfect fit for Google’s homegrown smart TV OS, and now, more than 18 months after Stadia’s initial debut, Google is finally adding native support for Stadia to a range of Android TV and Google TV devices on June 23.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Science, Technology, Android TV, Chromecast, Computing, Xiaomi, Nvidia, Att, Smart TV, Hisense, Alphabet Inc, TV Os


The New Echo Show 8's Camera Is So Good I Almost Forgot How Unsettling Sidewalk Is

Everyone’s relationship with their parents is complicated. But since I had a kid, I decided I liked the idea of my daughter having an open line to call her grandparents, even if I didn’t necessarily want one for myself. Granted, my daughter is only 16 months, but she knows there’s someone in the box talking to her.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Science, Chromecast, Netflix, Telecommunications, Computing, Grammy, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Human Interest, Google Nest, Smart Speakers, Voice User Interface


Apple and Google Go All In On Digital Car Keys

Apple today announced expanded support for digital car keys in iOS 15 during its WWDC keynote. Combined with Google’s recent Android announcements at its own developers conference, it’s clear that the big transition to digital car keys will begin in earnest later this fall.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


Google Hit With $268 Million Fine Over Unfair Ad Practices

Google was fined a hefty 220 million euros (or roughly $268 million) on Monday after France’s competition authority found the company abusing its outsized role in the world of digital advertising. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Auction, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Ken Paxton, Alphabet Inc, E Commerce, Ad Serving, Business Finance, Isabelle de Silva, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet


New Google Pixel Feature Lets You Lock Away Your Private Photos

The new Locked Folder in Google Photos, which the company debuted at its developer conference last month, is officially rolling out today. It’s part of the latest feature drop for Pixel users, which includes a new way to take a video of the night sky, plus better copy and paste in Gboard and a Digital Wellbeing mode…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Samsung, Software, Mobile Phones, Google Photos, Memories, Pixel, Google Pixel, Human Interest, Gboard, Pixel 2, Microsoft Photos, Pixel 3, Technology Internet


Fossil Will Launch a Premium Smartwatch That Runs on Google’s New Wear OS in the Fall

Fossil, the biggest Wear OS wearables maker, is planning to launch a new, premium Gen 6 smartwatch this fall that will run on Google’s revamped operating system for the devices. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartwatches, Computing, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices, Apple Inc, Fossil Group, Greg McKelvey, Personal Digital Assistants, Wear OS, Wearable Computers, Mobile Computers, Humancomputer Interaction


Apple Employees Ask Tim Cook to Support Those Who Want to Continue to Work Remotely

A group of Apple employees has written an internal letter to CEO Tim Cook and the company’s executive leadership team asking them to support employees that want to continue to work remotely or in location-flexible ways. The employees stated that many of them have thrived working outside the office and urged Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Labor, Companies, Tim Cook, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Telecommuting, Working time, Economy Of The United States


TikTok Quietly Tweaks Privacy Policy to Collect Your Biometric Data

TikTok quietly updated its privacy policy earlier this week in a way that allows the company to automatically collect extensive data on users in the United States—including data about their faces and their voice. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Articles, Software, United States, Computing, Biometrics, Privacy Policy, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Youth Culture, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Technology Internet, Donald Trumptiktok Controversy


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Android Auto

Google’s Android Auto is more than six years old now, and it’s changed a fair bit in that time. The latest version is baked into Android, if you’re running Android 10 or later, but you can download the stand-alone app if you don’t already have it. More and more automobiles and car stereos now support Android Auto (as…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Software, Computing, Dashboard, Carplay, Operating Systems, Android Auto, Google Assistant, Samsung Experience, Your Phone, Technology Internet, Android Version History


Google Will Let You Opt Out of Being Tracked by Apps in Android 12

With Apple’s developer conference just around the corner, Google is reportedly planning to follow in its rivals footsteps by letting Android users opt out of being tracked by the apps they download from the Google Play store. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Cross Platform Software, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet



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