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Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

If you're a Google One subscriber, there's a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system's existin… Source: Engadget | Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR platform

If you were a fan of watching Hulu videos on Google's Daydream View VR headset, we have some bad news. Hulu has dropped support for Google Daydream. According to the company, the latest versions of its Android app (versions 3.55 or newer) no longer s… Source: Engadget | Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR …

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Google's Nest Mini with wall mount and audio port hits the FCC

It looks like those reports that Google's Nest-branded Home Mini successor will feature a wall mount and auxiliary audio jack are accurate. A new FCC filing, first spotted by 9 to 5 Google, seemingly confirms everything we've heard about the Nest Min… Source: Engadget | Google's Nest Mini with wall mount and audio port hits …

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Android 10 may reach Pixel phones on September 3rd

It's been months since Google started testing Android Q (now Android 10), so where's the finished version? If you believe Canadian carriers, it's right around the corner. Both Rogers (since pulled) and Telus have posted support documents indicating… Source: Engadget | Android 10 may reach Pixel phones on September 3rd

Google Outlines iPhone Vulnerabilities That Let Malicious Websites Steal User Data for Years, Now Fixed

Google’s Project Zero published a blog post this week about a previous security threat wherein malicious websites quietly hacked into the victim’s iPhone. This small collection of hacked websites were used in what was described as “indiscriminate” attacks against unsuspecting visitors for years, but the threat has been addressed by Apple. If the attacks were …

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Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no… Source: Engadget | Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

Alphabet's internet balloons have spent a million hours in the stratosphere

The fledgling internet balloon industry just marked an important achievement. Alphabet's Loon has recorded over 1 million hours of stratospheric flight for its balloons, covering about 24.9 million miles. The figures aren't completely shocking when… Source: Engadget | Alphabet's internet balloons have spent a million hours in the stratosphere

Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI

A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for …

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NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints

The NYPD has sent Google a cease-and-desist letter, asking it to axe a Waze feature that allows users to mark cops' locations on the navigation app. Based on the letter first seen by Streetsblog NYC and CBS New York, authorities believe the feature i… Source: Engadget | NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints

Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and could detect when you've fallen — not a novel concept, but s… Source: Engadget | Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Apple has restored Google's access to its internal iOS apps, including pre-release beta versions of Maps, Hangouts and Gmail, as well as employee-only apps for the company's cafes and buses. Apple temporarily banned Google from running the apps on Th… Source: Engadget | Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Apple Shuts Down All of Google's Internal Apps for Abusing Enterprise Certificate [Updated]

Apple is cracking down hard on companies that have been abusing its Enterprise Certificate program, and Google today joined Facebook in losing access to Apple’s internal app tools, reports The Verge. Apple revoked Google’s Enterprise Certificate and as a result, none of Google’s internal apps are functional. Pre-release versions of iOS apps like Google Maps, …

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To Facebook, your privacy is worth a $20 gift card

Another day, another Facebook controversy. The latest backlash follows a TechCrunch report that the company was secretly paying teenagers to access their data and basically monitor their every move on the web. Facebook was asking people to install a… Source: Engadget | To Facebook, your privacy is worth a gift card

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