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Have you ever searched for something on the internet and found something close to what you were looking for except for a few key elements? Like a garment in a style you adore, but that's the wrong color, for example. Google's latest search innovation is specifically designed to help with that kind of scenario. It's... Read more...
The right-to-repair movement continues to gain momentum, and the teardown specialists at iFixIt are helping it right along. To wit, Samsung last month announced it was teaming up with iFixit on a Galaxy repair program that will see the latter offer genuine replacement parts and detailed guides. And now Google has... Read more...
Can’t find the Android app all of your friends have been recommending? Its absence is likely intentional. Google Play will soon get rid of apps that do not incorporate the latest privacy and security features. According to Android for Developers, “existing apps that don’t target an API level within two years of the... Read more...
Early adopters of new flagships almost always have some growing pains or woes. The Pixel 6, Google's latest flagship, is no different. Many users have complained of problems with the camera and wireless charging. The upcoming Android 12 Security update, which comes to Pixel 6 this month, aims to fix that. In our... Read more...
A new Google patent could bring about the end of the SIM card era, in favor of eSIM-only devices. The tech giant is looking to deploy multiple enabled profiles (MEP) in Android 13, that will enable a single eSIM to support multiple carrier profiles on one device. Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards have... Read more...
In the past year, the increase of malware-as-a-service has spurred significant growth of ransomware, phishing, and information theft attacks. Recently, Zscaler ThreatLabz researchers came across “BlackGuard,” a sophisticated information stealer advertised for sale on Russian hacking forums with a lifetime price of... Read more...
Google is looking to make your writing more concise and grammatically correct with two new features in Google Docs. The new assistive writing features are geared toward making your writing more impactful by suggesting an array of tone and style recommendations and more. If you have ever written a critical paper for... Read more...
Google is warming of a major security flaw in chrome and is recommending users update their browsers ASAP. Yesterday, Google issued a security update on the Stable Channel for the Google Chrome web browser. The bug, labeled as CVE-2022-1096, takes advantage of an issue with variable types in the V8 JavaScript... Read more...
As you collaborate on your Google Sheets while using Google Meet, do you ever feel like gaming on your Chromebook is a little lackluster? It seems like the Chrome OS team would agree with you. As such, the current Chrome OS Alpha now includes Steam. Chrome OS being a Linux-based operating system, it was only a matter of time before native Read more...
Have aliens visited Earth? Some argue that aliens have not only visited Earth, but artifacts from them can be found in the ocean. A UFO specialist claims that a circle visible on the ocean floor in Google Earth is irrefutable proof of alien life. The circle measures 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometers) in diameter and sits... Read more...
YouTube has announced the addition of nearly 4,000 episodes of your favorite TV shows that you can stream for free. Shows that have been added include Hell's Kitchen, Andromeda, Heartland and more. For many people, YouTube is the go to place when wanting to consume videos of all types. The streaming platform is... Read more...
A new flag has been found in Chrome OS 101 that seems to indicate the possibility of enabling variable refresh rates (VRR). The flag, chrome://flags#enable-variable-refresh-rate, has to be used with "capable displays", according to Google. Chromebooks are continuing to evolve from the idea of only being good for... Read more...
It looks like Android devices will soon receive a highly requested privacy feature. The Google Android app has long permitted users to auto-delete or manually delete their search history, but the provided time range has always been rather limited. Android users will now be able delete the last 15 minutes of their... Read more...
Android 13 Dev Preview 2 is now available, and is bringing with it new color themes, improved privacy and security, and more. If you are a developer, or someone who likes to tinker with new software, you can download the preview build now. Google announced last month its release of Android 13 for developers, and... Read more...
It seems like just about every week there is some new malware threat to mobile users, especially for those who use Android. What if we told you that many of those new threats are not actually new at all? According to Dr. Web, an anti-malware software provider and security research organization, there was a... Read more...
A group of restaurants in Florida have filed a lawsuit against tech giant Google for allegedly prioritizing food delivery apps over directing users to the restaurants' own websites. The lawsuit filed by Left Field Holdings claims the actions by Google amount to a "bait-and-switch." The lawsuit was filed in Northern... Read more...
Google's YouTube video platform operates on a model where users can either watch videos for free with ads or pay a monthly subscription for YouTube Premium to remove ads and unlock additional perks. However, there are a number of unofficial tools for avoiding YouTube ads, such as ad-blockers, front-ends, video... Read more...
Flagship phones are nice and all, but not everyone is willing or able to spend top dollar on cutting edge hardware with all the bells and whistles. Thankfully companies like Apple and Samsung (among others) don't ignore the mid-range market. We already saw what Apple has planned with its recent unveiling of an... Read more...
Mobile devices like smartphones have been increasingly employed to help protect people against crises; the close-contact alerts that went out during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are a prime example. Now, Google is immediately rolling out a feature that will alert and protect Ukrainian Android phone users from... Read more...
Google says its DeepMind AI, Ithaca, can now decipher ancient Greek texts from damaged artifacts. Ithaca is said to be even better at Greek text restoration tasks than its predecessor, Pythia. Back in 2019, Google announced that its DeepMind lab had created an AI, Pythia, that could accurately guess sequences of... Read more...
With cybersecurity being highly important in our present digital age, cybersecurity services have the potential to be a big money maker. Google appears to have recognized this potential with its most recent acquisition announcement. Google intends to buy Mandiant, having signed a definitive agreement of acquisition... Read more...
A particularly nasty piece of malware, dubbed SharkBot, is out in the wild and spreading via bogus applications in the Google Play store. SharkBot is designed to steal banking data through a couple of different methods. Discovered in October of 2021 by Cleafy, SharkBot is somewhat unique when compared to other bank... Read more...
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