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Google has had to put the brakes on its Gemini AI text-to-image generation when it comes to humans. The controversy erupted on social media this week, with Google confirming its most powerful AI offering ever was indeed creating images with historical “inaccuracies.” The launch of Gemini seemed to go well for... 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...
Late last year, Google introduced the world to its most capable AI offering ever, Gemini. Since then, Gemini has strengthened with new features, as well as most recently providing an upgrade to Google Assistant. What some may not be aware of, however, is the availability of Google’s new AI Premium subscription, that... 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 has just issued a privacy warning about its latest and greatest AI-infused Gemini app. The next-generation digital assistant, formerly known as Bard, is aimed at replacing Google Assistant on various devices. As AI continues to be the focus of many tech companies, the ever-growing power of the technology is... 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 will soon be cracking down on spam emails sent to Gmail accounts. The company announced the upcoming changes in October of last year, remarking new protections were coming to provide a safer, less spammy inbox. Anyone who has ever had an email account has probably encountered their fair share of spam emails... 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...
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...
Google Assistant is slated to be removed from several Samsung TVs due to a change in Google’s policy. The removal of Google Assistant on affected Samsung TV models will begin March 1, 2024. The upcoming change will directly affect TVs that shipped supporting Google Assistant. They include many of the 2020 models... Read more...
Back in the day, Google cached websites when there was a chance that they might not load or is users needed an archival version to see what a website looked like previously. However, those use cases have mostly fallen by the wayside, so the search engine has decided to retire the feature. However, there are other... Read more...
Pixel owners are getting the first feature drop of 2024, with some features rolling out immediately while others will roll out over the next few weeks. The new features will be heavily focused on AI. For someone looking to jump into the Pixel ecosystem there is also a new Mint color available. One of the new... Read more...
An early look at Google's unannounced Pixel 9 Pro shows that the upcoming flagship may have a tightened up main camera island design with flat edges all around, and curvy corners that could almost be mistaken for a iPhone (at least when viewed from the front. So #FutureSquad... Just like every year for almost a... Read more...
Google is bringing three new features to its browser powered by generative AI with the M121 release of its Chrome browser. These new features will be become available to Windows and Mac users based in the United States over the next few days, however, it's unknown how long users outside the US will need to wait. It’s... Read more...
It might not be nice, but it might just be fair to call anyone who uses Google Chrome's Incognito Mode and then expects real privacy a "rube," given that Google is a company that makes an incredible amount of money on selling other people's information. We're not saying that, though, and the reason is simply because... Read more...
Mark Gurman and Ashley Carman of Bloomberg are reporting that YouTube and Spotify won’t be making apps tailored for the Apple Vision Pro. It marks another big loss of app support for the upcoming headset after Netflix made a similar announcement. It only adds to all the uncertainty surrounding the launch of the Vision... Read more...
Google searches on Android are getting cooler and more versatile with two new Google Search features. One of those is called Circle to Search, which enables users to search for anything without switching apps activated with simple gesture. The other is a Gemini-powered multi-search experience where you just point your... Read more...
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series is getting compelling features thanks to Google’s Gemini AI, alongside the usual hardware upgrades, that should make them a solid smartphone option. Google says that this partnership means that Galaxy S24 users will be the first to experience quicker access to information with improvements... Read more...
With a new year upon us, it's time to think about upgrading that smartwatch. Keep track of the time, heart rate, blood pressure, steps taken, and much more with brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazfit. Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular) The Apple Watch Ultra goes beyond the normal Apple Watch in not only... Read more...
We're barely into 2024 and Google is already busy killing off personnel, products, and services. Google Assistant, it seems, is getting some pre-Spring deep cleaning done with the removal of 17 features (plus one change affecting the microphone shortcut on Android phones) spanning Google's speakers, Wear OS, and... Read more...
The job losses continue to mount in the tech sector, with Nico Grant at The New York Times reporting that Google is letting go of hundreds of employees from across several divisions. The Silicon Valley giant will be downsizing the groups that work on the Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats, Fitbit watches, and Google... Read more...
For millions of Chrome browser users, third-party tracking cookies are no longer part of the deal while surfing the internet. That's because Google has finally begun implementing its plan to phase out third-party cookies, albeit initially for a small fraction of Chrome users—just 1%. While that may seem like a... Read more...
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