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An X/Twitter user with nearly 100,000 followers had people researching if Google was planning to shut down its popular Gmail service after posting a supposed screenshot of an email claiming that was the case. The post quickly went viral, amassing over 7.6 million views in less than 24 hours. But is Google really going... Read more...
Though you may think your home network is secure, attackers may be able to sneak in through your web browser and leverage vulnerabilities to pivot to internal devices. This is especially true for Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, which is notoriously insecure, requiring regular patches or even warnings from the... Read more...
Google's Android 15 Developer Preview is scheduled for release February 15, meaning that if all goes well, it'll be ready for prime time when the Pixel 9 series drops sometime in the fourth quarter. As the name suggests, this is the developer-only iteration, so it's not meant for public consumption. According to a post on Google's Android Read more...
Google assistant on phones is about to get a big upgrade by way of the company's new Gemini AI. Google says that “with Gemini on your phone, you can type, talk or add an image for all kinds of help while you’re on the go.” This new integration of Gemini should make for a better experience when users summon the digital... Read more...
Right from the start, Android has allowed you to install any software you come across on the internet, provided you aren't deterred by the prominent and increasingly scary warnings. Google is testing a new tactic to prevent the spread of mobile malware, but it's somewhat more draconian than its past efforts. The new... Read more...
As Google continues early validation testing on the next Pixel Fold, sources are saying that the company could delay production of the device from Summer to Fall to ensure that the Tensor G4 makes it into the device. Initially, the Pixel Fold 2 was slated to carry the Tensor G3. An anonymous tip to Android... Read more...
Back in the day, Google cached websites when there was a chance that they might not load or is users needed an archival version to see what a website looked like previously. However, those use cases have mostly fallen by the wayside, so the search engine has decided to retire the feature. However, there are other... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality technologies have been around for quite some time, but they have yet to take off like some would have expected. However, some companies like Apple are hedging their bets on this tech, such as with the Vision Pro, which launched recently. While Apple’s device may not be for the everyday... Read more...
Pixel owners are getting the first feature drop of 2024, with some features rolling out immediately while others will roll out over the next few weeks. The new features will be heavily focused on AI. For someone looking to jump into the Pixel ecosystem there is also a new Mint color available. One of the new... Read more...
An early look at Google's unannounced Pixel 9 Pro shows that the upcoming flagship may have a tightened up main camera island design with flat edges all around, and curvy corners that could almost be mistaken for a iPhone (at least when viewed from the front. So #FutureSquad... Just like every year for almost a... Read more...
Google is bringing three new features to its browser powered by generative AI with the M121 release of its Chrome browser. These new features will be become available to Windows and Mac users based in the United States over the next few days, however, it's unknown how long users outside the US will need to wait. It’s... Read more...
It might not be nice, but it might just be fair to call anyone who uses Google Chrome's Incognito Mode and then expects real privacy a "rube," given that Google is a company that makes an incredible amount of money on selling other people's information. We're not saying that, though, and the reason is simply because... Read more...
Google searches on Android are getting cooler and more versatile with two new Google Search features. One of those is called Circle to Search, which enables users to search for anything without switching apps activated with simple gesture. The other is a Gemini-powered multi-search experience where you just point your... Read more...
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series is getting compelling features thanks to Google’s Gemini AI, alongside the usual hardware upgrades, that should make them a solid smartphone option. Google says that this partnership means that Galaxy S24 users will be the first to experience quicker access to information with improvements... Read more...
The job losses continue to mount in the tech sector, with Nico Grant at The New York Times reporting that Google is letting go of hundreds of employees from across several divisions. The Silicon Valley giant will be downsizing the groups that work on the Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats, Fitbit watches, and Google... Read more...
For millions of Chrome browser users, third-party tracking cookies are no longer part of the deal while surfing the internet. That's because Google has finally begun implementing its plan to phase out third-party cookies, albeit initially for a small fraction of Chrome users—just 1%. While that may seem like a... Read more...
A small but nifty feature is coming to Google Maps on Android Auto and CarPlay that allows you to see 3D graphics of buildings when navigating between points. This feature has never been seen before on Google's ubiquitous mapping app. 3D maps on Google Maps have been available for a number of years now, giving... Read more...
As we closed out 2023, the world of cybersecurity settled just a touch as threat actors and defenders went off to celebrate the holiday in a seemingly unspoken Christmas truce. Nothing good can last forever, though, as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) makes clear with an update to the Known... Read more...
So, you’ve gotten a lot of emails over the years, taken many photos and videos, and dumped a bunch of content into Google Drive. Subsequently you've gotten a warning that your storage space is running out, and while that may be a ploy to get you to buy an upgrade, that many not be necessary. You most likely can take... Read more...
Chrome's Incognito Mode isn't really incognito. Google still tracks users browsing in Incognito Mode, which led to a $5 billion class action lawsuit in 2020. Google has reportedly agreed to settle the case in order to avoid a messy trial, but the exact terms of the deal are not yet available. Chrome users will... Read more...
One of our favorite Android phones is Google's flagship model, the Pixel 8 Pro. You can check out our Pixel 8 Pro review for in-depth coverage of why we consider this a top-notch Android handset, and it's an even more impressive device now that Google has rolled out its promised Video Boost feature. The cherry on top?... Read more...
A reckoning has come for mobile app stores. Apple is, by all accounts, going to be forced to open up app distribution on the iPhone thanks to Europe's Digital Markets Act, and Epic has bested Google in court to show that the Play Store is an illegal monopoly. In a separate case, Google was sued by numerous state... Read more...
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