New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost

New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost When you’re traveling through unfamiliar territory, sometimes turn-by-turn navigation just isn’t enough. A new design update on Google Maps is here to help you out. Read more… Source: Lifehacker Link: New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost

Google Allo's Selfie Stickers Are Cool, But Don't Get Too Excited

Google Allo's Selfie Stickers Are Cool, But Don't Get Too Excited Fans of Bitmoji: there’s a new caricature app that you’ll want to see. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and a breeze to use, but not so simple to share. Read more… Source: Lifehacker Link: Google Allo's Selfie Stickers Are Cool, But Don't Get Too Excited

Google Home can now recognize more than one person

Google Home can now recognize more than one person Google's Home device is late to the domestic AI assistant game, but it can do one trick that Alexa can't right now: Tell family members apart just by their voices. Up to six people can link their Google accounts to one Home device, then train Google'… […]

Google's Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing

Google's Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing Its not just you, online ads are getting worse. Auto-play video has become a standard, pop-ups are back in a big way and those inline ads seem accidentally clickier all the time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is well aware […]

Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices

Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices The latest version of Google Play Services comes with a feature that can ensure all your devices are always online. Austrian journalist Andreas Proschofsky has posted a screenshot on his Google+ account showing a new feature called "Instant Tethering… Source: Engadget Link: Google rolls out Instant […]

Recommended Reading: Video games and the issue of slavery

Recommended Reading: Video games and the issue of slavery How Historical Games Integrate or Ignore Slavery Amanda Kerri, Rock Paper Shotgun Video games certainly don't claim to always offer a depiction of the "real world," but for those titles rooted in historical events, how the narrative addresses cert… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended Reading: Video games […]

Google's Waymo Unveils Fleet of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

Google's Waymo Unveils Fleet of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Google spin-off Waymo unveiled its fleet of 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in a preview event ahead of the North American International Auto Show on Sunday (via USA Today). John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, told attendeesat the Detroit event that thefleet packs an array of new […]

Google Offering 4-Month Free Trial of Play Music Streaming Service

Google Offering 4-Month Free Trial of Play Music Streaming Service Google is offering four free months of Play Music as part of its Cyber Week deals. The four-month trial includes a YouTube Red subscription for ad-free YouTube streaming and can be cancelled at any time. The Play music streaming service usually costs $9.99 per month, […]

Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced

Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced iFixit gave Google's Pixel XL a middling repairability score of 6 out of 10 partly because its display was poorly assembled. Still, the team found a lot of modular components that can be easily replaced when they cracked Mountain View's new flagship… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

The FBI served Google with a secret subpoena

The FBI served Google with a secret subpoena Tucked into Google's latest bi-annual transparency report, the search behemoth quietly revealed that it received a secret subpoena from the FBI sometime during the first half of 2015. While the subpoena itself wasn't necessarily out of the ordinary,… Source: Engadget Link: The FBI served Google with a […]

'Secure' apps in Google's Play Store are a crapshoot

'Secure' apps in Google's Play Store are a crapshoot Infosec Apple fanboys are not known for their empathy — either for those who can't afford their holy high fetish of phone security (iPhone) or for those who simply can't stomach the ecosystem's mounting hypocrisies. But there's one thing on their s… Source: Engadget Link: 'Secure' […]

Google highlights fact-checking stories one month before election

Google highlights fact-checking stories one month before election This year's US presidential election is one of the most acrimonious in memory, with not a day going by without one campaign accusing the other of outrageous falsehood (some more than others). With one month to go until the country casts its votes, Go… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway

Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway Modern neural networks are good at making quick, reactive decisions and recognizing patterns, but they're not very skilled at the careful, deliberate thought that you need for complex choices. Google's DeepMind team may have licked that problem, howe… Source: Engadget Link: Google's memory-boosted AI could help […]

Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning

Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning It seems like we hear about a new breakthrough using machine learning nearly every day, but it's not easy. In order to fine-tune algorithms that recognize and predict patterns in data, you need to feed them massive amounts of already-tagged informati… Source: Engadget Link: Google releases massive […]

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices You might not have to wait until the European Union officially launches its Android antitrust case to find out how it plans to punish Google. Reuters says it has obtained a copy of the European Commission's statement of objections (aka a charge shee… Source: Engadget […]

Google Shows College Scorecard Information When You Search For Universities

Google Shows College Scorecard Information When You Search For Universities Picking a college is a tough decision, but the more information you have the better. Now, Google can provide you with admission stats and other College Scorecard information that can help you make a decision. Read more… Source: Lifehacker Link: Google Shows College Scorecard Information […]

California May Soon Let Autonomous Cars Roam Without Humans Inside

California May Soon Let Autonomous Cars Roam Without Humans Inside New California draft regulations released on Friday would allow approved self-driving cars to drive on state roads without a human in the car. The drafts also include rules about not advertising semi-autonomous cars as self-driving or autonomous, because we all know that nonsense needs to […]

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer Google's Tilt Brush debuted in September 2014 as a virtual reality painting experience — immersion with the creative simplicity of MS Paint, as The Verge put it. They've added more in-game tools and hosted the odd art exhibit in the two-year interim… Source: Engadget Link: Google's […]