Now it’s easier to show what your business offers on Google

When people search for your business on Google, it’s important to show up-to-date information and the details that make your business stand out — like what services you offer and when you're open. That’s why we’re constantly building tools that make it easier for you to update how your business appears to potential customers on Google Search and Maps. Last year, we added ways for you to change basic business information, message your customers and see detailed insights. And now, as we head into ...
Tags: Google, Maps, Small Business, Google Search, Search, Pointy, Pointy Pointy, Google Search Starting, International Small Business Week, David Rohan, Google Maps Show, Google Help, Google Search Help

6 new features on Android this summer

From keeping your account password safe to scheduling text messages to send at the right moment, we’re constantly rolling out new updates to the 3 billion active Android devices around the world. Today, we’re welcoming summer with six updates for your Android that focus on safety  — so you’re protected at every turn. 1. Android Earthquake Alerts System is rolling out globally Last year, we embarked on a mission to build the world’s largest earthquake detection network, based on techn...
Tags: Google, Android, Greece, New Zealand, Messages, Uzbekistan, Voice Access, Google Assistant, Safety & Security, Gboard, Fiona Lee, Emoji Kitchen, Android Auto Plus

Can you guess what this gadget does?

I recently came into possession of this small device and was surprised to discover its purpose. Beyond that I offer no clues! No googling, please!
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News

Download Great Works of Art from 40+ Museums Worldwide: Explore Artvee, the New Art Search Engine

Dilbert creator Scott Adams once wrote of his early experiences introducing the World Wide Web to others. “In 1993, there were only a handful of Web sites you could access, such as the Smithsonian’s exhibit of gems. Those pages were slow to load and crashed as often as they worked.” But those who witnessed this technology in action would invariably “get out of their chairs their eyes like saucers, and they would approach the keyboard. They had to touch it themselves. There was something about t...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Technology, College, Nasa, Paris, Smithsonian, Rembrandt, New York Public Library, Seoul, Rijksmuseum, Scott Adams, Art Institute of Chicago, Museo, Hilma, Colin Marshall

Doom running on an Ikea lamp controller

UPDATE: The creator removed the video and article from the internet: "Sorry I had a request to remove this post and all public material :(" [Reddit] The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trådfri lighting controller is good enough to run a hacked-to-fit Doom. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Hacks, Ikea, Reddit, Doom

Google will let enterprises store their Google Workspace encryption keys

As ubiquitous as Google Docs has become in the last year alone, a major criticism often overlooked by the countless workplaces who use it is that it isn’t end-to-end encrypted, allowing Google — or any requesting government agency — access to a company’s files. But Google is finally addressing that key complaint with a round of updates that will let customers shield their data by storing their own encryption keys. Google Workspace, the company’s enterprise offering that includes Google Docs, Sli...
Tags: Google, Security, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Cloud Storage, Tech, Encryption, Cryptography, End-to-end Encryption, Healthcare, Computing, Google Docs, Data Protection, Api, Google-Drive

Doom running on an Ikea lamp

The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trådfri lamp is good enough to run a hacked-to-fit Doom. Just crack it open, tear out the board, attach a $10 display — and a few other inexpensive bits and bobs — and you're off to the cacodemon races. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Video, Hacks, Ikea, Doom

I'm a notoriously bad sleeper who tried Sleep by Headspace for a month to stop waking up in the middle of the night - here's how it went

The Headspace app. Headspace Freelance writer Zoe Rosenberg has struggled with getting a good night's sleep for years. She decided to download Sleep by Headspace, which costs $69.99 a year. She liked the wind-down and mid-night exercises, which helped her get to sleep after waking up. See more stories on Insider's business page. I don't remember when it started, but somewhere along the way, I became bad at sleeping. This was way before the pandemic made sleep practically imposs...
Tags: Google, Apps, Sleep, Life, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Meditation, Anxiety, Jeff Weiner, Sleeping, Alexa, Nordic, Headspace, Sleep Aid, Buddhist

Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform

Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that’s trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. “At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the world’s best (and most personalized) podcast discovery experience,” the company said. “We believe that Podz’ technology will complement and accelerate Spotify’s focused efforts to drive discovery, deliver listeners the right content at the right time, and accelerat...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Spotify, Podcast, Technology, Tech, Machine Learning, Paris Hilton, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Artist, Katie Couric, Canaan Partners, M13, Latif Peracha

Check out 5 pitch decks that legal-tech startups used to raise millions

The legal-tech space has raised nearly $1 billion in funding so far this year. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Funding for legal-tech is nearing $1 billion for 2021 so far. VC firms, private equity, and even traditional law players are pouring money in. Check out these 5 pitch decks for examples of how legal-tech startup founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. As law firms and their clients seek to digitize and streamline work, VCs have been opening th...
Tags: Google, Trends, Denmark, Houston, Copenhagen, General Atlantic, Clio, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harvard Law School, Broderick, Paul Hastings, LiveOak Venture Partners, Georgian Partners, Samantha Lee, Jack Newton, Fried Frank

The Pill Club takes on primary care with $41.9M in fresh funding

In January, former Uber executive Liz Meyerdirk took over as chief executive of The Pill Club. The company, which offers an online birth control prescription and delivery service to hundreds of thousands of women, had hit record revenues, crossing $100 million in annual run rate for the first time in its 4-year history. She found the bridge between ride-sharing to healthcare to be smoother than some might expect, saying that she focused on how to apply technology “to logistics for an everyday us...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Walmart, Long, District Of Columbia, Medicaid, Shasta Ventures, ACME, Medi Cal, Nurx, Dara Khosrowshahi, VMG Partners, The Pill Club, George Ruan, Liz Meyerdirk

WSJ: Apple Piloted Running Its Own Subscription Based Primary Healthcare Service With 'Apple Doctors'

In 2016, Apple considered an "audacious" plan to launch its own healthcare service, based on a subscription, with "Apple doctors" at clinics for customers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The project, which has since stalled due to internal concerns, was to offer customers an all-encompassing healthcare service that would integrate data collected from the iPhone and Apple Watch. On the project's heels, an internal team studied how data collected from the Apple Watch could improve health...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Williams, Tim Cook, Rumors, Wall Street Journal, Stanford University, Jeff Williams, Desai, Wall Street Journal Employees, Apple Park, Sumbul Desai

Apple AirTags UX teardown: The trade-off between privacy and user experience

Peter Ramsey Contributor Share on Twitter Peter Ramsey is CEO of Built For Mars, a UX consultancy that helps customers build better product experiences. More posts by this contributor Clubhouse UX teardown: A closer look at homepage curation, follow hooks and other features Spotify Group Session UX teardown: The fails and their fixes Apple’s location devices — called AirTags — have been out for ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Mars, Peter Ramsey, Instead Apple

Sonos Complains About Apple's Restrictions on Third-Party Siri Access in Antitrust Hearing

Sonos is today participating in an antitrust hearing on the smart home, where Sonos legal chief Eddie Lazarus had some commentary to share on the smart home market and the dominance of companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple. Headed up by Amy Klobuchar, the Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights is today hosting a hearing on "Protecting Competition and Innovation in Home Technologies." Most of Sonos' complaints relayed by Lazarus are focused on Amazon and Google, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Siri, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, Sonos, Wwdc, Lazarus, Google Apple, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Because Amazon, Eddie Lazarus, Siri zwnj

Apple Executive Hints at Using AirPods to Provide Users More Health Data

In a wide-ranging interview about Apple's work and progress in the field of health, the company's vice president of technology, Kevin Lynch, has hinted that Apple may someday use sensor fusion with AirPods to provide more health data to customers. Currently, the iPhone and Apple Watch both utilize a wide array of sensors to provide users with health data and information independently. In addition, Apple also uses sensor fusion, which combines data from sensors onboard the Apple Watch and ‌iPh...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Apple Watch, Mark Gurman, Lynch, Ming Chi Kuo, Kevin Lynch, Rene Ritchie, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Deidre Caldbeck

Sonos and Ikea’s latest collaboration is a picture frame speaker

Following a smattering of leaks, Sonos and Ikea just unveiled the newest addition to their three-year-old Symfonisk line of home speakers. As the name implies, the Picture Frame is a medium-size, flat-panel speaker that can either be mounted on a wall or sat on a shelf via kickstand. As with the rest of the Symfonisk line, the product is designed to get out of its own way, and blend in its surroundings. It’s a direction much of the industry has gone in over the last several years, with fabric co...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Ikea, Speaker, Sonos, Ikea Sonos, Symfonisk, Jennifer Idrizi

YouTube Will Roll Out Picture-in-Picture Support to iOS Users Starting with Premium Subscribers

At long last, the YouTube app on iOS is getting picture-in-picture support, allowing users to continue watching videos in a small pop-up window while scrolling on their iPhones and iPads.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Youtube, Smartphones, Ipads, Software, Computing, Tablet Computers, Operating Systems, Ios 9, Alphabet Inc, iPad 2, YouTube Premium, Mobile Operating Systems

Extra Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, spotting future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

With the right message, even a small startup can connect with established and emerging stars on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube who will promote your products and services — as long as your marketing team understands the influencer marketplace. Creators have a wide variety of brands and revenue channels to choose from, but marketers who understand how to court these influencers can make inroads no matter the size of their budget. Although brand partnerships are still the top source of revenue for ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Education, California, Entrepreneurship, US, Tech, Diversity, Joe Biden, Iran, Artificial Intelligence, Rebecca, United States, Venture Capital

Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again with His Stupid Tweets

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Bitcoin, Price, Cryptocurrencies, Musk, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Criticism Of Tesla Inc

Adorable animations visualize the "Invisible Roommates" that share your WiFi

I'm a big fan of Nicole He's creative technology work, which often uses whimsy to illuminate our relationships with technology and privacy. Her latest project, Invisible Roommates, is no exception. Created in collaboration with Eran Hilleli as part of the Everyday Experiments initiative sponsored by SPACE10 and IKEA, Invisible Roommates reveals all of the internet-connected devices that surround us in our homes by turning them into adorable animations: Invisible Roommates is an augmented real...
Tags: Network Security, Gadgets, Post, Dataviz, Bluetooth, Networking, News, Data Visualization, Digital Privacy, Wifi, Augmented Reality, Smart Home, Online Privacy, Smart Homes, Data Privacy, Networks

Daily Crunch: In $1.2B deal, EV battery maker Solid Power files to go public

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome back to the Daily Crunch for June 15, 2021. Henry here while your regular scribe is enjoying some hard-earned R&R. We just secured Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to speak at our City Spotlight: Pittsburgh event. As Brian Heater said today, Pittsburgh currently has one of the world’s most vibrant robotic startup ecosystems, is at the center of much of the worl...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, Senate, Tech, Ford, Bmw, Andreessen Horowitz, Khan, Nasdaq, Carnegie Mellon University, George Eliot, Shopify, Federal Trade Commission, Creandum

Hit game PUBG Mobile returns to India with scores of questions

Krafton, which filed for an IPO earlier this week, has built a gigantic gaming empire. If the firm is able to raise the target $5 billion from the IPO it will be the largest public offering in its home country, South Korea. The firm has something to celebrate elsewhere in the world, too. On Thursday, it pulled off another feat that no other firm has been able to achieve: Its sleeper hit title, PUBG Mobile, has made a return to India, which banned the title more than nine months ago. The world’s ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Gaming, Apps, Asia, South Korea, China, Ipo, India, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Mobile Gaming, New Delhi, South Asia

Beats Studio Buds offer a compact design, noise-canceling and Android/iOS fast pairing at $150

When they were released in 2019, Powerbeats Pro were standouts. Two-plus years later, they remain one of the more well-rounded wireless earbuds on the market. There are things I would change, of course. Even in 2019, that charging case was ridiculously large. In 2021, the original case is all the more absurd. And, of course, noise-canceling has become nearly standardized among mid-tier buds. After weeks of rumors and leaks (including a very public cameo on the ears of one of the world’s most fam...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Hardware, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Beats, Brian, Earbuds, ANC, Powerbeats, Wireless Earbuds, Studio Buds, Brian Heater Compared, Brian Heater Another

Apple Supplier TSMC Readies 3nm Chip Production for Second Half of 2022

Apple supplier TSMC is preparing to produce 3nm chips in the second half of 2022, and in the coming months, the supplier will begin production of 4nm chips, according to a new report from DigiTimes. Apple had previously booked the initial capacity of TSMC's 4nm chip production for future Macs and more recently ordered TSMC to begin production of the A15 chip for the upcoming iPhone 13, based on an enhanced 5nm process. Today's report outlines a more long-term plan for TSMC, stating that th...
Tags: Apple, TSMC, DigiTimes, DigiTimes Apple

Forget 5G, Super-Fast 6G Is Already Here

The march of technology waits for no one, so despite the fact that the blazing fast 5G speeds we’ve been promised are nowhere close to blanketing the entire country, Samsung’s already testing 6G in its labs. The test hardware delivers blistering speeds that promise to...well, we’ll figure that part out later.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Netflix, Telecommunications, Data Centers, Samsung Electronics, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Türk Telekom, 6G, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting

Amazon Prime Day kicks off next week. Here's everything we know, plus all the early deals available now including $40 off Echo Buds

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Amazon Prime Day 2021 is less than a week away, on June 21-22. Prime members can get some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and services. Want more great deals from Insider Reviews? Sign up for our newsletter here. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Ama...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, UK, Australia, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Nintendo, Amazon Echo, Amazon Prime Day

Apple will reportedly let vaccinated customers go maskless in many of its stores from Tuesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Apple plans to drop mask mandates for vaccinated customers at many stores from Tuesday, sources told Bloomberg. Apple staff at the stores will still have to wear masks, the sources said. Apple employees in some California offices will also be allowed to drop their masks, Bloomberg reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple plans to allow vaccinated customers to go without masks at many of its US...
Tags: Apple, California, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe, Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Cupertino California, Bloomberg Apple, Walmart Costco, NBC NBCU Photo Bank, Getty Images Apple, Deidre O Brien Apple, Anna Cooban, Tim Cook Christopher Polk, Bloomberg Staff

Daily Crunch: Google’s first retail location opened today in NYC

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome back to the Daily Crunch for Thursday, June 17. Thank you to Walter Thompson and the Extra Crunch staff for taking the reins I took from Alex. I was released from jury duty, so I’ll be seeing you through the remainder of the week, and we’ll be back to regularly scheduled Alex in no time. But before we get on with the show, I want to let you know that Duolin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, New York, Tech, Chelsea, Nintendo, Pfizer, Amd, Kirsten Gillibrand, Alex, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Eric Eldon, Ingrid, Newsletters

Should we be worried about robots taking our jobs? The answer depends on labor market institutions

Do new technologies, such as robots, destroy jobs and cause mass unemployment? Many current and past commentators have forcefully made this point in the public debate, but new research published in the Journal of the European Economic Association suggests that “technological mass unemployment” is indeed not something we should worry about.Instead, our research documents the subtle shifts in the German labor market brought about by industrial robots, and highlights the crucial importance of funct...
Tags: Books, Technology, Featured, Germany, US, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Robots, Journals, Manufacturing, Ai, Social Sciences, Fraunhofer, Business & Economics, Daron Acemoglu, Digital Technologies

Also Leaving Freenode: FSF, GNU, plus Linux and Python support channels

Freenode's Linux support channel has an official web page at, which now bears this announcement: 22+ year old ##linux on freenode has been seized by freenode staff The community's (multi-platform) site reminds visitors of the alternative channels #linux on Libera and Linux.Chat on Discord. But they're not the only ones making changes. "[T]he FSF and GNU have decided to relocate our IRC channels to Libera.Chat," reads an official announcement on the FSF blog. "Effect...
Tags: Tech, FSF, GNU, Freenode, Libera Chat, Ned Batchelder, Libera Freenode

show more filters
April - 2021
May - 2021
June - 2021