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Electric vehicle owners will be seeing big quality of life changes in an updated Google Maps roll out over the next few weeks, with Google adding several features that aim to make charging an EV easier than ever. Pinpointing the exact location of a charger, in-depth charger information, and helpful trip planning will... Read more...
Google unveiled its Axion Processors, its newest Arm-based CPUs at this year’s Google Cloud Next event. According to the company these chips will deliver big upgrades in performance and energy efficiency to its Google Cloud customers. These improvements come at a pivotal time as the company battles it out with several... Read more...
As is tradition, a new Google device is seemingly leaked before it’s officially unveiled with the Pixel 8a seen in full for the first time. User @TechDroider on X, formerly known as Twitter, posted pictures of what appears to be the front and back of the Pixel 8a. This marks the first time the device has been seen... Read more...
Google is bringing several upgrades to Android’s Find My Device feature, which will begin to roll out to users in the United States and Canada with the rest of the world to follow. Google says the feature will now be able to tap into other Android devices as part of a crowdsourced network. To access this feature... Read more...
A new scathing report suggests that Google and other AI companies have been training AI models on YouTube videos, calling into question whether the companies have been violating the content creators' copyrights. The report dives into the depths companies like OpenAI and Meta have gone to in order to scrape the barrel... Read more...
Android 15, due to be released in the Fall, might be able to extend battery life for users if a new feature found by Android Authority’s Mishaal Rahman makes it to the final release. A string of code with the title of “Adaptive timeout” alongside the description “Automatically turns off your screen early if you’re not... Read more...
Google has a well-deserved reputation for killing products, and sometimes the users of those products are left in the lurch. There are still people upset about the death of Google Reader, for example. Google's latest end-of-life product won't elicit that kind of loyalty perhaps, but it's still a bummer to lose the... Read more...
Twenty years ago today, Google launched a new product that was initially thought to be an April Fools' Day prank. However, that was quite the opposite, creating Gmail, which would eventually come to have over a billion users with an unfathomable quantity of emails in their accounts. While the history of how Gmail came... Read more...
With the summer vacation season right around the corner, Google is updating Google Maps with new features so users can make the perfect travel plans. The company says that it’s “introducing updates to Google Maps that make it easier to find inspiration, share travel recommendations, and really get a feel for a place... Read more...
It turns out that our previous coverage of the supposed Google Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro leak might have had a potential third model hiding in plain sight. There's new (backpedaled) information that claims the leaked renders were actually of a smaller Pixel 9 Pro as well as a larger model using the old "XL"... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is not perfect. It occasionally spews misinformation, like the time a Chevy AI chatbot was tricked into “selling” a Tahoe for $1, and hallucinations or mistakes in the training data can result in incorrent output. However, the march of AI integration continues, bringing with it these sorts of... Read more...
According to Bloomberg, Apple and Google are currently in talks to possibly bring Google’s Gemini AI to the iPhone. This year looks to be the year of AI on smartphones, and Apple doesn’t want to be left behind. Unfortunately for Cupertino, it’s current Siri offering isn't anywhere near what consumers expect from AI... Read more...
Google's so-to-be Pixel 8a could sport a 1,400 nit display paired with a faster 120Hz refresh rate, among other upgrades over the current Pixel 7a. These changes could really put the pressure on not just the lower mid-range smartphone arena, but even on Google's own pricier stablemates.  A reliable leaker is... Read more...
Smartphones generally fall into one of three categories: high-end, mid-range, and entry-level (otherwise known as budget). In reality, it's a bit more nuanced, as demonstrated by phones like the OnePlus 12 Google Pixel 8 series, which straddle the line between mid-range and high-end at competitive price points... Read more...
Google Chrome users are about to get a more secure browsing experience thanks to some updates coming to desktop and iOS. Google Safe Browsing will be getting real-time, privacy-preserving URL protection, while useful additions are coming to Password Checkup. Android users will need to wait a little bit, as these... Read more...
The time has come for yet another Google Pixel Feature Drop, bringing new tools and experiences to Google's family of devices. While most of the goodies are naturally limited to Pixel hardware, a few of the new features are expanding to Pixel after debuting elsewhere, and some will flow from Pixel to other phones in... Read more...
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...
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