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The drama surrounding Google's antitrust suit continues to escalate as unsealed testimony reveals Apple almost decided to buy Bing to compete with Google in the lucrative search engine market. The unsealed testimony came from Apple Senior Vice President John Giannandrea. Apple lawyers had attempted to negate the... Read more...
Google officially announced the newest additions to its Pixel lineup with the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro smartphones, Pixel Buds Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 during its Made by Google event today. Pixel 8 And 8 Pro Smartphones Google's Pixel smartphones have been heralded for their top-notch cameras and accompanying editing... Read more...
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commented during his testimony in Google's antitrust trial that the company cannot compete with Google and that Google's dominance in the search engine market is so significant the internet has more or less become "Google web." Nadella's comment is in light of deals Google has made with... Read more...
A new report from Bloomberg reckons that a full-blown Apple search engine "may be closer than you think." Maneuverings inside Apple, as well as various recent acquisitions, point to the Cupertino company preparing a formidable search engine which may be enhanced with AI smarts. Apple is fond of vertical... Read more...
You can add Lenovo to the list of PC makers jumping aboard Google's Chromebook Plus initiative for premium-tier Chromebooks that meet a specific set of hardware requirements, including at least an Intel 12th Gen Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 7000 series processor paired with no less than 8GB of RAM. Taking things a step... Read more...
Apple's Senior Vice President of ML and AI Strategy, John Giannandrea, testified during Google's antitrust lawsuit that pointed to a relatively unknown feature in iOS 17 concerning an iPhone's default search engine options. The Cupertino-based company has found itself smack dab in the middle of a lawsuit brought... Read more...
Google is ramping up its effort to publicly shame and pressure Apple into supporting the Rich Communications Service (RCS) messaging protocol on its iPhone devices. To help #GetTheMessage out, Google's Android channel on YouTube posted a video for a faux iPager device, comparing Apple's refusal to embrace RCS to using... Read more...
Google says its AI assistant Bard is improving with its latest update. The latest Bard model now integrates with Google apps and services to better assist with more helpful responses through Bard Extensions and an enhanced "Google it" button. The tech giant launched Bard Extensions in English yesterday, introducing... Read more...
If it doesn’t come directly from the Google Play Store, do not download or install whatever application it is. This simple rule could protect you from malware such as that from the Transparent Tribe, a suspected Pakistani threat actor who is hiding remote access tool (RAT) features inside another application that... Read more...
Flagship smartphones tend to grab the lion's share of attention but if you're not looking to drop north of a grand on a handset, you certainly have much cheaper options. One of them is TCL's 40 X 5G, which the company unveiled as part of its broader 40 series at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Fast forward to... Read more...
Hey Android users, if the only thing preventing you from switching over to an iPhone is the lack of USB-C connectivity, you're apparently not alone. Or so claims the results of an interesting survey, which suggests that the iPhone 15 series could be the one that tempts a large number of Android users to break up with... Read more...
Recently, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison assessed the security of text input fields for web browsers. This research discovered that some sites store passwords in plaintext in the HTML source code of the site, which browser extensions could abuse to steal the credentials. The research... Read more...
Google's annual October hardware unveiling is now on the books. Come October 4th, we'll finally get an official look at the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which have leaked in various forms over the last several months. Even if there are no major surprises in store, we'll get details on when you'll be able to get Google's... Read more...
Google is not known for its ability to keep secrets. The search giant's plans leak quite often, and it can't keep a new product under wraps to save its proverbial life it seems. Some of its past smartphones have even ended up for sale online months ahead of their debut. The upcoming Pixel 8 Pro isn't popping up on... Read more...
Beginning with the Pixel 8, Google is reportedly going to out-do Samsung for major OS updates, thus extending the lifespan of its Tensor-powered phones. It has been a long time coming and could finally bring it on par with Apple's end-of-life (EOL) support policy. Presently, Google's software update policy dictates... Read more...
Google has announced its release of Duet AI for Google Workspace which will supercharge Gmail, Google Docs, and more. Duet AI is designed to help users focus on what really matters while it handles the rest. Since Google's Duet AI was introduced, the company says thousands of companies and more than a million... Read more...
We've all been there—you've got a song stuck in your head, but you aren't even sure what it is. As the melody floats around your brain, you might find yourself humming it. Do that with the YouTube app open, and you could instantly find out what it is. Google is testing a new feature that lets you hum a tune for a... Read more...
Google Search is being rolled out with new generative AI capabilities that will help people better understand, digest and make sense of information on the web. The update comes just months after Google launched its generative AI-powered Search experience (SGE). Google Search has recently seen some major changes in... Read more...
Owners of a Google Pixel smartphone have been enjoying a very handy feature called Magic Eraser, which can remove unwanted items from a photo. Users can simply highlight what part of an image they want removed, and voilà, it is magically removed. Now, Google looks to add another magically delicious feature to its... Read more...
YouTube is getting a new video streaming option, but only if you're a premium subscriber. After breaking cover in a limited fashion earlier this year, Google has announced that the new 1080p Premium setting is available across on the web, giving paying customers access to sharper video. But don't worry—Google isn't... Read more...
Google Pixel Fold: Starting at $1799.99 Google's first foldable is slim and pocket-friendly, but its unfolded form factor could use some work. Attractive, slim foldable design The best cameras on a foldable Foldable screen is great for video and multitasking Comfortable folded form factor Battery might not last all... Read more...
Google is improving its generative AI-powered Search experience (SGE) by adding videos to image and text results. The company says it wants to help users make better sense of a sea of content by providing faster and easier ways to find what they are looking for. Internet users have long used browser search engines... Read more...
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