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"Don't be evil" -- that used to be part of Google's corporate code of conduct until last year. With that unofficial motto now gone, it may not be too surprising that Google has been fingered for a rather underhanded move regarding song lyrics that pop up in Google search (among other things). Genius, a popular song lyrics site, is accusing Google of blatantly and directly copying content from its site to populate its results panel when someone search for song lyrics. There are a number of lyrics sites on the web, so how could Genius possibly know that Google was stealing content from its website in particular? Well, here's the genius part of it the whole sting operation: Genius digitally... Read more...
Are you craving Chinese take-out? Hungering for a hamburger? You no longer need a slew of third party apps to get some apps to your door. Users will now be able to easily order food from Google Assistant, Maps, and Search. Participating restaurants will have an “Order Online” button, if a user searches for them through Google Maps or Google Search. The customer will then be able to choose menu items, select delivery or pick-up, and make a payment with Google Pay. Users can also order food through Google Assistant on iOS or Android devices. You will simply need to say “Hey Google, order food from (insert restaurant.)" Google will also be able to get to know your restaurant and... Read more...
Are you in the market for a new smartphone? Perhaps you're looking to replace a long-serving Google Nexus 5 or a Samsung Galaxy S6. Google is looking to make your search for a new smartphone easier and make you a better-informed consumer thanks to a new tool that was uncovered late last week. The new feature, which is incorporated into Google search, allows you to compare two smartphones side-by-side using a simple phrase. Let's say that you want to compare all the pertinent details of the Apple iPhone X against the Google Pixel 2 XL; you would simply type in "iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL" -- without the quotes, of course -- and you'll be greeted with the following: A quick comparison between the two... Read more...
Your throat hurts. Your head is throbbing. Could it be the common cold? Could it be the rare disease your co-worker was talking about over the water cooler? Google now lets users navigate through information regarding mild and common symptoms and ailments. Google Product Manager Veronica Pinchin stated that the goal of the app was so that users can avoid the unnecessary stress and anxiety that often accompanies symptom searches. She remarked, "After 20 minutes digging through health forums, chances are you're overwhelmed by all the complicated medical terms and breaking out in a sweat—whether that’s related to the headache or the overdose of info is unclear!” Roughly one percent of Google... Read more...