Google, Levi’s Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket to Warn Users If They Leave Their Phone Behind

Google, Levi’s Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket to Warn Users If They Leave Their Phone Behind

Google and Levi’s Commuter X Jacquard smart jacket has gotten smarter as the former has introduced a new “Always Together” mode designed to prevent users from leaving their smartphone or jacket behind. “‘Always Together’ is an automatic alert you can set up to trigger when the distance between your phone and jacket becomes too great. “The alerts work both ways – you’ll get a notification on your phone, and the jacket’s tag will start illuminating and…

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Files by Google Gets USB OTG Support, Option to View Full Folder Structure

Files by Google Gets USB OTG Support, Option to View Full Folder Structure

Files by Google has received a new update with USB OTG support Files by Google, the app that was originally called Files Go, has received an update. The updated Files app brings USB OTG support. This means you’ll able to take advantage of USB on-the-go (USB OTG) support and explore the content available on your external USB storage device. The latest Files app also brings the ability to view full folder structure on phone or…

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Google, Facebook Need a Regulator, Says Australian Watchdog

Google, Facebook Need a Regulator, Says Australian Watchdog

Australia’s competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook and Alphabet’s Google in the country’s online advertising and news markets. The recommendation, in a preliminary report on the US firms’ market power, is being closely watched around the world as lawmakers wrestle with the powerful tech firms’ large and growing influence in public life, from privacy to publishing. It comes days after Australia passed laws…

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Google reveals North Bayshore Mountain View development plan 

Google reveals North Bayshore Mountain View development plan 

Google just revealed its vision for a massive development in its home city of Mountain View, California, outlining plans for a combination of office, retail, public and residential space. The documents, published late Friday, center on the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, and include 3.12 million square feet of new and redeveloped offices, up to 400,000 square feet of community retail area, as many as 8,000 new homes and 35 acres of publicly accessible…

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Google Pixel 3 to Get eSIM Support in India Soon via Reliance Jio, Airtel

Google Pixel 3 to Get eSIM Support in India Soon via Reliance Jio, Airtel

Google on Monday announced that it is bringing Pixel 3 eSIM support for more carriers across the world, including Airtel and Reliance Jio in India. The Mountain View, California based company said that it hopes eSIM tech, which it claims to have pioneered with the Pixel 2, will soon become more prevalent across Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and Wear OS smartwatches. Notably, Apple beat Google to the punch in India, with the company rolling out eSIM…

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Google Assistant Will Now Offer Radio-Style, On-Demand News From Publishers

Google Assistant Will Now Offer Radio-Style, On-Demand News From Publishers

Google said Thursday it was launching a radio-style, on-demand audio news feed available on smart speakers, personalised with the help of artificial intelligence. The technology giant said it had partnerships with more than a dozen news organisations to deliver an audio feed in the same manner as its smartphone news feed. “This new experience will bring you an audio news playlist assembled in that moment, for you,” Google product manager Liz Gannes said in a…

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Google Moves to Curb Gender Bias in Google Translate

Google Moves to Curb Gender Bias in Google Translate

Photo Credit: Google Earlier, Google Translate often defaulted to masculine names when it converted text to another language Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias. The move comes amid criticism that Google Translate often defaulted to masculine names when it converted text to another language. “Over the course of this year, there’s been an effort across Google to promote fairness and reduce bias in machine learning,”…

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Google CEO Hearing in US House Likely to Be Postponed

Google CEO Hearing in US House Likely to Be Postponed

The US House Judiciary Committee will likely put off until next week a hearing with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on the Alphabet unit’s social media practices because of the state funeral of former President George HW Bush, Chairman Bob Goodlatte said on Sunday. Pichai had agreed to testify before the panel over Republican concerns that the company is biased against conservatives after it skipped a high-profile Senate hearing. Google has denied it is biased toward conservatives. The…

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Google Allo Is Shutting Down: Here’s How to Save Your Chat History

Google Allo Is Shutting Down: Here’s How to Save Your Chat History

After “pausing investment” in its smart messaging app Allo back in April, Google has now announced that it will stop supporting Allo altogether. Instead, Google will shift its focus to Android Messages, and bringing new features to the app, to make the SMS experience more efficient. The company says that it will keep Allo working till March 2019, after which it will no longer be available. Allo users are advised to export their chat history,…

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Google Pixel 3 Referral Program Launched With Rs. 7,000 Instant Discount and Other Benefits

Google Pixel 3 Referral Program Launched With Rs. 7,000 Instant Discount and Other Benefits

In order to boost sales, Google has launched a new Pixel 3 referral offer for Pixel and Nexus users this holiday season. As part of this new program, Google is offering Rs. 7,000 instant discount to the referee, and a Rs. 2,000 e-gift voucher to the referrer. This offer has been launched on Flipkart, and will be live till December 20. The referral codes that will be generated during this period will only be valid…

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Google Chrome 71 Rolling Out for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, Blocks Malicious Ads and More

Google Chrome 71 Rolling Out for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, Blocks Malicious Ads and More

Google has begun rolling out the stable build of Chrome 71 for users on Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. The biggest feature with the new update — v71.0.3578.80, to be exact — is that Chrome will now remove and block all malicious ads on websites with persistently abusive experiences. That could be ads that appear as fake system dialog boxes or warnings, resemble chat apps, or deceptive controls such as “close” buttons that do not…

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Google Search Results Are Personalised Even When Users Are Logged Out, DuckDuckGo Study Claims

Google Search Results Are Personalised Even When Users Are Logged Out, DuckDuckGo Study Claims

A study by privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo claims that Google personalises search results regardless of whether the user is logged in, or, using incognito mode on their browser. It refers to this as Google’s ‘filter bubble’ problem, where the search giant is claimed to filter search results based on the user. One must note of course, is that DuckDuckGo is a Google Search rival, and its study may be biased. Google has disputed the results,…

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EU’s latest probe into Google won’t conclude this year

EU’s latest probe into Google won’t conclude this year

The European Commission’s latest investigation into Google won’t conclude before the end of the year, the EU’s antitrust chief said Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference at the Slush tech conference in Helsinki, Finland, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the EU’s probe involving Google’s AdSense service would “not be done before New Year’s.” Vestager said last month the investigation was nearing an end which could potentially mean a fine for the search giant. The…

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Google Removes Popular Android Apps – CM File Manager, Kika Keyboard – Over Ad Fraud

Google Removes Popular Android Apps – CM File Manager, Kika Keyboard – Over Ad Fraud

It was reported last week that eight apps on Google Play with more than two billion downloads have been exploiting user permissions to steal “millions of dollars”. Seven of these apps are from Cheetah Mobile, a Chinese Internet company, while the other one has been developed by Kika Tech, another Chinese firm. After internal investigation, Google has reportedly confirmed that it has removed two of the apps from the list- CM File Manager and Kika…

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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL December Update Claims to Bring Fix for Memory Management Issues and More

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL December Update Claims to Bring Fix for Memory Management Issues and More

Google is rolling out the December update for select Pixel and Nexus devices, and while these patches aren’t always very exciting, this time around, the update brings along some big improvements, most notably a support fix for the aggressive RAM management issues for Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 devices. The Pixel/ Nexus bulletin lists a total of 13 functional patches that come along with the December update, including fixes for the camera, memory management improvements,…

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