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A small but nifty feature is coming to Google Maps on Android Auto and CarPlay that allows you to see 3D graphics of buildings when navigating between points. This feature has never been seen before on Google's ubiquitous mapping app. 3D maps on Google Maps have been available for a number of years now, giving... Read more...
As we closed out 2023, the world of cybersecurity settled just a touch as threat actors and defenders went off to celebrate the holiday in a seemingly unspoken Christmas truce. Nothing good can last forever, though, as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) makes clear with an update to the Known... Read more...
So, you’ve gotten a lot of emails over the years, taken many photos and videos, and dumped a bunch of content into Google Drive. Subsequently you've gotten a warning that your storage space is running out, and while that may be a ploy to get you to buy an upgrade, that many not be necessary. You most likely can take... Read more...
With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, you might have some Amazon gift cards to pick up self-chosen gifts. If this is the case and you want to improve the tech in your vehicle, Amazon has some great deals on head units and dash-mounted displays, which enable access to Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay... Read more...
One of our favorite Android phones is Google's flagship model, the Pixel 8 Pro. You can check out our Pixel 8 Pro review for in-depth coverage of why we consider this a top-notch Android handset, and it's an even more impressive device now that Google has rolled out its promised Video Boost feature. The cherry on top?... Read more...
Google is adding some new bells and whistles to Chrome on the desktop that could potentially make the world's most popular browser a bit faster and more secure. While these are not necessarily game-changing alterations, they're significant enough that you may want to initiate a manual update rather than waiting for... Read more...
Google is giving its Stadia Controllers a reprieve from becoming e-waste by extending the deadline for the ability to switch it to Bluetooth mode. The new deadline for owners of the controller is now December 2024, an extension of one year from the prior deadline of December 2023. It’s a big deal as there are quite... Read more...
In a move designed to enhance the privacy of user data, Google is changing how some data is stored in Google Maps. The company remarked in a blog post that the change will store data from a user's Timeline locally on their actual phones, instead of Google's cloud. The company says it wants users to “spend less time... Read more...
We sure have come a long way since the days of dial-up internet access, which for you young folk, was really, really slow compared to what's available today. As in, you were boss level if you upgraded to a 56.6K baud modem, and achieved god-tier status if you were one of the first to jump aboard DSL or cable. And now?... Read more...
Taylor Swift is pretty much everywhere these days, from selling out venues for musical performances to overtaking sports coverage whenever the Kansas City Chiefs play (courtesy of her relatively newfound relationship with Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce). The sum of her popularity is Time Magazine's designation of... Read more...
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is celebrating an early Christmas gift, as a California jury found Google guilty of being a monopoly after four weeks of intense testimony. Sweeney posted a celebratory tweet following the verdict, stating that the court’s work on remedies will begin in January. The epic court battle... Read more...
To the ire of some, Google has confirmed that its Gemini AI hands-on demonstration video it showcased along with Gemini’s launch was somewhat misleading. While the tech giant said it wanted to inspire developers and did nothing wrong, some were quick to reply that the demo was disingenuous. As it turns out, the... Read more...
A recent glitch in the desktop Google Drive app caused some files to disappear from users' cloud storage containers. It's been a few weeks of Google asking for patience, but it has now released a fix. Assuming affected individuals followed Google's recommendations, it should be possible to restore the missing files now. This issue first Read more...
Google introduced its most capable AI model yet, Gemini, as being the next step in its journey to make AI helpful for everyone. Gemini appears to be the most promising competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai remarked in a Google blog post, “This is what excites me: the chance to make... Read more...
As Android smartphone owners wait for Apple to implement RCS support to its iPhones, they can take advantage of an app called Beeper Mini that will get rid of the green bubbles when texting with an iPhone user. Beeper Mini: Chat With iPhones brings many of the features of iMessage to an Android phone, and without... Read more...
The holiday season is upon us, and Google has some early presents for Android fans. A raft of new features are beginning to roll out today. They run the gamut from phones, to TV, to wearables, to the Google Messages app. Google has split its surprise feature drop into two parts, with a special focus on Google... Read more...
If you're using a Chrome browser—and chances are high that you are, simply based on Chrome's dominant market share—stop what you're doing and initiate an update to the latest version. Yes, you should be receiving Chrome updates on an automatic basis, but the newest build patches a bunch of alarming security... Read more...
In less than 72 hours from now, Google will start deleting Google accounts that have been deemed inactive. If you want to save your content, there are some things you can do to ensure that your account and associated content is not caught in the snare of the accounts purge. However, the clock is ticking, so you best... Read more...
Now is the time to find great savings on a variety of smartwatches from popular brands such as Samsung, Apple, Google, and more. Don’t miss out on great savings on these wearable devices that can help keep track of fitness goals to shed all those holiday pounds. Google Pixel Watch The Google Pixel Watch comes... Read more...
Tim Sweeney, Epic Games CEO, described Google as “crooked” during his testimony in the anti-trust trial currently underway in San Fransisco, CA. The trial is a result of Epic attempting to break free from having to pay Google a 15-30% commission on in-app transactions, which Epic alleges is illegal price... Read more...
Google wants to help *ahem* sleigh busy holiday travel plans with an update to Google Maps. The added features are intended to help travelers navigate directions, festivities, and more. The travel tips include three new updates for Maps. Going into a big city can be confusing and frustrating trying to figure out... Read more...
Teenagers who reside in countries where they are able to manage their own Google Account will finally be able to access Google’s Bard AI chatbot. This is according to Tulsee Doshi, who is Head of Product within the Responsible AI team at Google. Initially, Bard will only be available in English, with more languages to... Read more...
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