Items tagged with Google

On social media, there might be ‘sides’ of a platform demarcated by a language barrier. However, YouTube is working toward tearing down some of those barriers for content creators with AI-powered video dubbing with a service called Aloud. Aloud was formerly a Google Area 120 experimental product that “assists... Read more...
Google's original pitch for the Chromebook was a cheap, low-power device that connected to all your tools and data in the cloud. Consequently, most Chromebooks have modest hardware, and what few high-end Chromebooks we've seen have scarcely taken advantage of the extra power. That could be about to change with... Read more...
It's a foregone conclusion that Google is going to release new Pixel phones later this year. After stumbling more than once with its Pixel phones, Google is finally on a roll. The Pixel 6 was excellent, and the Pixel 7 built on that to become even better. We don't know everything the Pixel 8 will bring, but we do have... Read more...
AI tools like ChatGPT are rolling out in droves, helping people write code, generate art, or to do more menial tasks like writing basic emails or papers, even though the latter rasies some ethical questions. Regardless, AI has become increasingly useful in day-to-day life, though that is not without its drawbacks, and... Read more...
Google is rightly proud of some of the things that Google Lens can do to make a user’s life easier. In a recent blog post, the tech giant has highlighted a mix of eight great things its visual search tool can help you with. As indicated by the headline, our favorite new feature goes a long way to preventing the need... Read more...
It's no secret that the Android and iPhone rivalry wages hotter than the Sun oftentimes, but now we have the numbers to prove that (at least in the US) Apple has more loyalists and more converted Android users than ever before. Year-to-year number of iOS users vs platform of previous phone Based on the latest... Read more...
Google's Pixel phones come with excellent Android software, free from the bloatware of other phones, while also offering useful extras. Google is also living up to its promise to update Pixels with new features in regular Feature Drops. The last few have been a bit underwhelming, but the June 2023 Feature Drop for... Read more...
It's a running gag that Google has too many messaging clients, but the core of its messaging strategy on Android is RCS. This service, sometimes branded simply as "Chat," relies on servers to relay messages, but not all carriers use the same ones. AT&T has been rolling its own RCS platform for the last few years, but... Read more...
Gone are the days of having one password for all your accounts or simply writing down every password you have on paper. Now, password managers make everyone more secure and passwords easier to manage, hence the name. Enter Google Password Manager, a password manager built directly into Chrome so you can handle all... Read more...
Heads up to anyone who's running Google's Chrome browser—and a lot of people are, going by its massive market share—there's another actively-exploited zero-day vulnerability compromising its security. That's a bit of a big deal when you consider there are billions of Chrome installs. Fortunately, Google has pushed out... Read more...
Over the last year, Google has been trying to step up its security game regarding all things Gmail, from client-side email encryption to brand verification measures to help prevent phishing and spam. However, a security researcher discovered an issue with the latter, putting all Gmail users at risk just before the... Read more...
There's still no word on when exactly Google will trot out the Pixel 8 series with its fancy Tensor G3 silicon—Google I/O came and went without so much as a teaser, let alone an announcement—but if you're tired of waiting for the next-gen release, you can score a killer deal on an unlocked Pixel 7 handset with either... Read more...
The Pixel 8 series will introduce the third generation of its in-house built Tensor chipset and a new specifications leak has us excited for what's to come, including ray tracing support, AV1 encoding, and UFS 4.0 (finally).  Google began using its own SoC called Tensor in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, then followed... Read more...
Android is a mature platform after almost 15 years on the market, so we don't see as many major feature rollouts as we once did. Google is still finding ways to enhance its mobile platform, though. Today, Google is announcing the release of seven new features for Android phones and Wear OS watches. Some have been... Read more...
The Google Pixel 8 has potentially revealed its wireless charging capabilities to the world and the news might disappoint quite a few Pixel fans. Let's find out why. On Wednesday, a new listing for the upcoming Google Pixel 8 (model GKWS6) was registered with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). This is standard... Read more...
A lot can happen in a decade. It was ten years ago when we declared in our 1st gen Chromecast review that, "Yes, it's worth every penny" due to its simple setup, good image quality (for the time), and relatively cheap price tag. Fast forward to today and that same streaming dongle that we gushed over when it first... Read more...
In a world fascinated by the capabilities of AI, a former employee of Google sends out a warning about the current dangers surrounding utilizing AI chatbots to write news articles. Arjun Narayan, a former Trust and Safety Lead at ByteDance and Google, says AI-generated articles are still subject to "hallucinations,"... Read more...
Some of the world's top AI scientists and contributors have jointly signed a brief but ominous warning about the "urgent risks" that loom as artificial intelligence technologies gain a stronger foothold, including the "risk of extinction" (presumably to flesh and blood humans). Among those who signed the startling... Read more...
Now that AI tech like OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, companies like Apple are trying to play catch-up and build in that type of tech. This also includes Google, who talked a lot about AI at Google IO 2023. Among the tools mentioned, something called Magic Compose was mentioned, which could add a little... Read more...
YouTube has announced that it is bringing more ads to videos being played back on TVs, specifically unskippable 30-second ads and even more ads during paused videos. In a blog post this week, YouTube announced a shift in how ads will be pushed to non-Premium viewers who watch YouTube videos on their TVs at home... Read more...
Beginning in December of this year, Google will start deleting accounts that have been inactive for two years, all in the name of privacy and data protection. Here are the details and some easy steps to keep your account(s) from being purged. While Google services integrates data security measures against spam... Read more...
Samsung has been the clear leader in foldable phone technology for the past several years, but it finally has some competition. Google unveiled the Pixel Fold at I/O this week, following months of leaks and speculation. This device aims for the same ultra-premium market as the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but there are some key... Read more...
First ... Prev 2 3 4 5 6 Next