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Google keeps vast amounts of data on just about everything but seems to have trouble keeping a lid on details of its own devices prior to announcing them. It is no surprise then that most of the details surrounding the upcoming Google Pixel 7a have already leaked out, including the design and purported specifications... Read more...
We've been hearing unofficial chatter about Google's first foldable smartphone for over a year now with some of the first rumors suggesting it would launch at the end of 2022. That didn't happen, obviously. Nevertheless, Google appears to still be planning to introduce a foldable handset, the Pixel Fold, and at this... Read more...
Google is merging its Google Brain and DeepMind divisions to double down on the race to AI dominance. Jeff Dean, head of Google's AI, has been named chief scientist as part of the changes. The company announced the upcoming changes in a letter from DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis to employees yesterday and later shared... Read more...
Several Google employees who tested the company's Bard AI tool prior to its release raised serious concerns to the search giant, with one person calling it a "pathological liar" and another deeming it "worse than useless," according to a concerning report. The employees even warned that Bard's advice could cause... Read more...
For the second time this year (and in less than a week) Google has issued an emergency security patch for billions of Chrome browser users. Left uninstalled, the browser is vulnerable to a zero-day security flaw that is known to be actively exploited in the wild. Suffice to say you'll want to install this one sooner... Read more...
Earlier this week, Google released an emergency security update for the Chrome browser due to a vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. Posted to a bulletin on Friday, Google highlighted CVE-2023-2033, reported by Clément Lecigne of Google’s own Threat Analysis Group (TAG). This vulnerability is... Read more...
When Google TV launched—or rather, relaunched—with the new Chromecast, Google had big plans for live TV integration via its YouTube TV service. In the intervening years, many of Google's competitors like Roku have embraced so-called free ad-supported television (FAST). Now, Google is stepping up with the addition of... Read more...
The upcoming Pixel 7a is showing its true colors. Exclusive images seem to show that there will be three color options available budget phone. All we can say is: bring back the Kinda Coral Pixel! (Source: OnLeaks via MyMarketPrice) Mere months away from release, almost every aspect of the Google Pixel 7a has been... Read more...
Google is currently testing a Chrome browser API that promises to open up "a new dawn for web graphics" as well as give AI a serious kick in the pants. It's called WebGPU and it's been in development for several years, according to Google. In a blog post, Google says WebGPU is now available by default in the latest... Read more...
Google wants its Play Store users to have more control over their app account data by allowing them to delete their account and/or data directly within the app or online. Chalk that up as a nice win for personal data privacy. In an announcement yesterday, Google laid down new rules that will require Android app... Read more...
Google has thankfully decided to renege on a recently (and quietly) enforced Google Drive limit that prevents users from creating more than 5 million files in Drive. This change comes after heavy backlash from its userbase, not just for the limitation itself, but over the lack of communication behind it.  Last... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, we are in the midst of an AI (artificial intelligence) revolution. To some extent, AI has been around for decades, but only recently has technology finally started to catch up with the exciting realities that AI makes possible. Or as NVIDIA put it during its GTC keynote this week, we're... Read more...
Just when you thought you've escaped draconian cable TV pricing for cheaper streaming services, YouTube TV pulls a doozy with a subscription price hike to $73 per month. In a tweet, Google announced that it will be increasing its monthly subscription by $8 (from $65 per month), giving cord-cutters less of a... Read more...
Dangerous zero-day vulnerabilities found in Samsung Exynos modems have been discovered encompassing Samsung Galaxy phones, Google Pixel 6s and 7s, select wearables, and more. Here's what to expect, the steps to take, and find out if your device(s) is affected. Google's Project Zero found eighteen zero-day... Read more...
Google has been hard at work improving its mobile photo functionality, and the company has released what it calls its first Feature Drop of 2023 for its Pixel devices. These features include better Night Sight, expanded Magic Eraser support, fall detection on the Pixel Watch, and more. Camera and photo... Read more...
Google has announced details for the 2023 I/O conference in its usual roundabout way: with a puzzle. Google updated its I/O website with the new puzzle on Tuesday, and mere hours later, it was solved. Google then revealed the May 10th starting date. While many events are loosening their pandemic-era restrictions... Read more...
Google's Wear OS is getting a couple of relatively solid improvements this quarter that could bring some much-needed fizz to your Wear OS wearable. At MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Google is making it presence known by announcing a couple of QOL features to Wear OS (as well as for Android). These improvements should give... Read more...
We have seen many iterations of Gmail come and go in its 19-year history, but other than the ill-fated attempt at a complete relaunch with the now defunct Google Inbox, we have yet to see any significant changes in its fundamental features in quite some time. For the most part, that's just fine, but it has not made... Read more...
If you are in the market for a smartphone, Amazon might have some deals for you this weekend. Between discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S23 family, to the Google's revered Pixel 7 series, and some in between, there are certainly several good options. First at the plate today, we have the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup... Read more...
Insider sources indicate that the Google Pixel Fold design is nearing a finished state. According to 9to5 Google, the device is going to be one of the largest of the large folding smartphones available, as well as the heaviest. However, it should make up for this physical burden by lightening your worries about... Read more...
Google's web browser, Chrome, has not been particularly memory efficient in the past and has long been the subject of scrutiny for over-use of memory. In December, Alphabet Inc.'s subsidiary promised that there would be greater emphasis put on memory savings and reduced power consumption for the browser. Those... Read more...
In a battle of artificially intelligent wits, researchers at an e-learning company pitted ChatGPT against Google Search to figure out which one is smarter and, more importantly, which can provide better answers to a broad range of questions that users might be inclined to look up on the web. The result? One is clearly... Read more...
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