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Google plans to nix third-party cookies in Chrome by 2022

Google plans to end support for third-party tracking cookies in Chrome within the next couple of years. In August, Google announced its open-source Privacy Sandbox project with the aim of making the web more secure and private to use. Its proposed ti… Source: Engadget | Google plans to nix third-party cookies in Chrome by 2022

Google's CES booth was more show than substance

For the third year in a row, Google has a giant booth at CES, right in the lot outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. As before, it's all about the Google Assistant, complete with an interactive experience that shows you all the ways Google's A… Source: Engadget | Google's CES booth was more show than …

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Sonos CEO will testify at a House antitrust hearing next week

A day after his company sued Google for allegedly stealing some of its speaker tech, it emerged Sonos CEO Patrick Spence will testify at an antitrust hearing. The House Antitrust Subcommittee, which is broadly investigating the market dominance of te… Source: Engadget | Sonos CEO will testify at a House antitrust hearing next week

YouTube’s Justin Bieber docuseries premieres January 27th

Today, YouTube shared the trailer for "Justin Bieber: Seasons," its 10-part docuseries on the artist. The first episode will drop on January 27th, and YouTube says the show will chronicle the making of Bieber's first album in four years. It promises… Source: Engadget | YouTube’s Justin Bieber docuseries premieres January 27th

Tech that defined the decade

2020 is just around the corner, and another decade will soon come to an end. A lot has happened over the past ten years, and not all of it was pleasant: 3D television came and went, the headphone jack slowly died and the intersection of tech and… Source: Engadget | Tech that defined the decade

The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones

When it comes to phones, there hasn't been a year like 2019 in a while. Between the introduction of the first foldables and the rollout of technologies like 5G, 2019 wasn't just another year of comfortable iteration for manufacturers. Instead, it saw… Source: Engadget | The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones

Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day

An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI can create and curate the piano ringtones for you. Source: Engadget | Google Assistant can create alarms …

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Testing Google's New 'Stadia' Cloud Gaming Platform on a Mac

Google this week began rolling out its new cloud gaming service, known as Stadia, which is designed to let you play games wherever WiFi is available on smartphones, laptops, tablets, TVs, and more. Google Stadia doesn’t work on the iPhone at this time (though you can use the app to manage your account), but you …

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Google's Files app now streams local media to your Chromecast

Google just made it decidedly easier to beam your personal media collection to your Chromecast device of choice. An updated version of the Files by Google app includes long-in-the-making support for playing your audio, photos and videos on any Chrom… Source: Engadget | Google's Files app now streams local media to your Chromecast

Pre-installed apps on low-end Android phones are full of security holes

In what has become an annual reckoning, security research company Kryptowire recently published its 2019 report on the state of manufacturer-installed software and firmware for Android devices and, to no one's surprise, they found more than 140 bugs… Source: Engadget | Pre-installed apps on low-end Android phones are full of security holes

Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records

Google made much ado of its recently created Health unit, but it didn't offer much insight into what that division would actually… well, do. Now, however, it's considerably clearer. Google Health lead David Feinberg and CNBC sources have outlined… Source: Engadget | Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records

Apple Watch Competition to Grow as Google Plans Its Own Wearables Following Fitbit Acquisition

Google today announced it plans to release its own “Made by Google” wearables following its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit. The deal is expected to close in 2020 pending regulatory approvals.Over the years, Google has made progress with partners in this space with Wear OS and Google Fit, but we see an …

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