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Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you're having. The new s… Source: Engadget | Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

The New York Times taps Google's AI to find stories in old photos

The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and contain valuable records of our recent history, but the… Source: Engadget | The New York Times taps Google's AI to …

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Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Kicking Nazis off tech companies' services is so easy, and such a simple thing to do. It is such a basic act of human decency, a trivial task that would stop PayPal, Stripe, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, GoDaddy and many more from being unquestionabl… Source: Engadget | Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Google refutes reported Home Hub security flaw

A security researcher discovered a series of commands that could be used to brick the Google Home Hub. According to Jeremy Gamblin, it's possible to exploit a "undocumented (and amazingly unsecured)" API. It can be used to force the device to reboot… Source: Engadget | Google refutes reported Home Hub security flaw

Google and iRobot team up to better map your home

Your Roomba's home mapping could be useful for more than more effective cleaning. Google and iRobot have formed a partnership to improve smart home technology using consumer robots. The two will find "additional ways" to link their platforms beyond G… Source: Engadget | Google and iRobot team up to better map your home

Spotify gives away Google Home Minis to US family plan subscribers

Spotify has a treat in store for Premium for Family subscribers in the US: you can claim a free Google Home Mini. The offer will be available for current and new master account holders starting Thursday, and you have until the end of the year to regi… Source: Engadget | Spotify gives away Google Home …

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Google's new reCAPTCHA doesn't require a click

Google first launched its bot-detection reCAPTCHA system in 2007, which means that for over 10 years we've been deciphering garbled text, identifying street lights and clicking tiny boxes in a bid to prove we're human and subsequently access the site… Source: Engadget | Google's new reCAPTCHA doesn't require a click

Waze adds built-in audio player to spice up your commute

You won't have to use Google Maps if you want a built-in music player to accompany Google's navigation tools. In the wake of a Spotify tie-in last year, Waze has released beta versions of its Android and iOS apps with a native audio player that supp… Source: Engadget | Waze adds built-in audio player to …

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UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on digital revenues

The British government announced a new "digital services" tax that would take two percent of revenues generated by tech giants, according to Sky News. The tax would skim cash off of what the companies make from services like online advertising and st… Source: Engadget | UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on …

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Google Home can enhance kids' stories with music and sound effects

Google has announced a partnership with Disney that can help bring kids stories to life. Starting today, Google Home can play ambient music and sound effects as you read select Little Golden Books aloud. All you have to do is say "Hey Google, let's r… Source: Engadget | Google Home can enhance kids' stories with …

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Google Pixel 3 XL bug adds an annoying second notch

Several Google Pixel 3 XL owners have encountered what must be the most annoying of bugs. As if one notch wasn't bad enough, a second "software notch" is popping up on various parts of some screens, more or less making the display look like an expens… Source: Engadget | Google Pixel 3 XL bug adds …

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Google pledges $25 million toward AI solutions for social issues

Google isn't just backing away from its military AI contract, it's promising to use that computational power for more positive purposes. The company has launched an AI for Social Good program that will unify engineering and research efforts dedicated… Source: Engadget | Google pledges million toward AI solutions for social issues

Latest Chrome OS update includes a redesigned tablet interface

You won't need a Pixel Slate to use a more touch-oriented version of Chrome OS. Google has released an update (version 70) that brings the Slate's interface changes to all touchscreen Chrome OS PCs and tablets. There's a more finger-friendly app sh… Source: Engadget | Latest Chrome OS update includes a redesigned tablet interface