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Googlers are up in arms about the company's recent unveiling of Bard, its answer to the new threat posed by ChatGPT. Google's announcement last week was marred by a glaring and preventable error, which has sent the stock spiraling downward and reinforced a perception that Google stumbles from one crisis to the next... Read more...
So here's the deal, artificial intelligence is useful for a good many things, but like humans with their squishy brains AI is not infallible. Unfortunately for Google, this was put on full display in a Twitter post promoting the company's Bard chatbot, which served up false information in a short demo. Since then, the... Read more...
In a rather expected announcement, Google unveils its own AI-driven chatbot solution called "Bard". Between this, ChatGPT, and Microsoft's reported Bing version, among others, the AI-driven chat arena is looking to get quite heated this year. 2/ Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world's knowledge with the... Read more...
Last year saw a rise in threat actors abusing Microsoft Office macros to infect their victims’ systems with malware, prompting Microsoft to block macros embedded in documents downloaded from the internet. In response, threat actors have had to pivot to alternative malware distribution and infection methods, including... Read more...
Artificial intelligence mostly isn't, at least not yet. Still, the artificial neural networks that humans have created are capable of some very impressive things, and you've probably seen plenty of examples of text and images created by computers that are extremely cool. What about music, though? There have been... Read more...
The US Department of Justice and eight state attorneys general have filed an antitrust case against Google. If you're thinking this has happened before, you'd be right. However, this time the DOJ is going after Google's crown jewel: the ad tech business. According to the complaint, filed in federal court in Virginia... Read more...
Over the past week, Gmail users have been reporting abuse of the Google Ads platform. However, rather than conducting ad fraud or placing ads that distribute malware, the actors behind this recent activity are leveraging the Google Ads invitation system to direct traffic to various to risky websites. These sites are... Read more...
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, offering a new way to interact with information on the web, with the caveat being that its knowledgebase cuts off at 2021. In any event, this sort of conversational knowledge access could change how we view and use the web as we know it. Google has seemingly caught onto... Read more...
Google CEO Sundar Pichal takes full responsibility for the upcoming layoffs at the company in an email sent out to employees earlier today. Pichal stated that the tech company hired for a "different economic reality than the one we face today," and that the layoffs are an effort to align with Google's "highest... Read more...
Following the case of Microsoft attempting to acquire Activision-Blizzard-King is like watching a stage play put on by middle-schoolers: full of drama, unscripted twists, and surprise setbacks. The latest event in this grand saga is a big one: both Google and NVIDIA have thrown their hats into the ring, providing... Read more...
It is not uncommon to find a young person deeply immersed in the latest trends on TikTok, or catching up on the latest YouTube post from their favorite content creator. While some may see this as a harmless way for youth to spend their spare time, others see it as creating a mental health crisis in our youth. The... Read more...
Google has been testing a major redesign for Android Auto over the past few months, and it's being finalized today. The new interface makes better use of space on your car's display, and you'll have better control over media playback. Google Assistant also takes center stage to provide contextual suggestions during... Read more...
Google is kicking off 2023 with a new software update for the Pixel phones, something it does almost every month. However, this update isn't just the usual collection of bug fixes and patches. Pixel owners will also get long-awaited support for spatial audio, but this feature is limited to the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro... Read more...
A new year is upon us, and with it comes a barrage of announcements coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Shows (which, incidentally, doesn't even officially begin until tomorrow). With everything that's going on, it would be easy to forget that Google is planning to sunset support for its popular Chrome browser on... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google awarded a security researcher $107,500 for finding vulnerabilities in the company’s smart speakers. The researcher demonstrated that these vulnerabilities could be leveraged to link secondary accounts to Google smart home devices, then control the devices for nefarious ends, including... Read more...
Do you want an early Google Pixel Tablet before anyone else? If so, there's one for sale on Facebook Marketplace. As always, buyer beware. At its launch event in October, Google announced the Pixel Tablet. Few details were shared about the device apart from the form factor, that it'll feature a Tensor SoC, and that... Read more...
In recent years and months, personal privacy and security have become of utmost importance when it comes to choosing and using different platforms online. TikTok exists as something of an outlier on that front, but we digress. With this change and, ultimately, the publics’ pursuit of privacy, Google has announced... Read more...
In the course of investigating an Android banking Trojan known as “Ermac,” cybersecurity researchers at ThreatFabric recently discovered a service that takes legitimate apps and turns them into Trojans. The researchers have named this service “Zombinder,” as it binds a malware dropper to legitimate apps, effectively... Read more...
We've been hearing for years (literally) that Google is working to make Chrome less of a memory hog. Maybe not in those exact words, but Google has pushed out an updates on numerous occasions with optimizations designed to make the browser handle system memory better than it does. And now once again, Google is making... Read more...
All web browsers look essentially the same these days, but that wasn't always the case. Browsers used to have separate search and address bars until Google set a new standard when it merged them in Chrome. The Chrome address bar, sometimes called the "omnibox," has continued to get smarter over the years, and the... Read more...
Last week, Google began pushing out an update to its Chrome browser that fixes a critical security vulnerability in the browser’s JavaScript engine. Google noted in its blog post about the update that an exploit for this vulnerability is out in the wild. Then, on Monday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security... Read more...
Android TV OS drives billions of displays worldwide, allowing people to watch content across platforms, play games, and enjoy all the other features of a smart TV. Now, Google is updating the OS with Android 13 for TV. This release brings improved performance and accessibility for developers, which should help make... Read more...
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