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Most people likely do not equate Google Chromebooks with gaming. However, Google has been working hard to make its Chromebooks more attractive to gamers, including creating devices that are more aesthetically pleasing. It was recently hinted that new Chromebooks may soon feature full color RGB keyboards. 9to5Google... Read more...
After more than a year of testing, Google is abandoning plans to replace support for third-party tracking cookies with the "Federated Learning of Cohorts," otherwise known as FLoC, basically an algorithm that sorts people into groups with others who have similar browsing habits. Google isn't embracing third-party... Read more...
A defamation case in Australia could force Google to censor the internet if not overturned, the search giant claims. The case dates back to 2016 and awarded $40,000 in defamation damages for an article Google linked to through its search engine. This isn’t the first time Google has been sued for defamation, but it... Read more...
If you have done a Google search lately, you may have noticed an Easter egg that pays tribute to the insanely popular on-line game Wordle. The daily word puzzle has garnered a massive following in the last few months. Wordle is a simplistic puzzle game that went viral late last year. Other devs tried to take... Read more...
Several months ago, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Those who run Windows 11 can already download and use apps from the Amazon App Store, but Google Play isn’t officially supported. However, the Android-maker announced in December it would bring Google Play Games to PC. Now, it’s launched a... Read more...
Google finally released the Pixel update it halted abruptly last month, and many owners are praising the improved performance they are seeing with their phones. The update, that was supposed to have released in December, aims to fix some annoying bugs and give users the performance they thought they were going to get... Read more...
Cloned apps can be a serious problem as developers try to protect their copyrights and revenue streams. The makers of PUBG Mobile are embroiled in that sort of struggle. Krafton and PUBG Santa Monica are suing Apple and Google over a copycat game, along with the maker of the clone and YouTube. In 2017, the... Read more...
Google’s expansion into the living and entertainment rooms has really taken off. There are now 110 million Android TV devices active each month, nearly a third of which have come online since May 2021. To continue its growth, the company is looking to turn your Google TV into a fitness hub with smart home features and... Read more...
Some people may find this hard to believe, but the built-in antivirus protection in Windows is pretty good these days, and has been for quite some time. Defender routine passes musters by independent AV testing agencies. Unlike other AV solutions, though, it is exclusive to the Windows platform for consumers. Perhaps... Read more...
Rumors of a foldable Google Pixel smartphone have been circulating for more than a year. At one point, there were even reports of two such handsets being in the works. One of them was allegedly going to be released by the end of 2021, but that never happened. While the tech giant hasn’t confirmed such a device is in... Read more...
How many layers are in this “tiramisu”? There is nothing official about Android 13 “Tiramisu” yet, but a few new images have been leaked. New dynamic themes and runtime permissions for notifications will reportedly be available in Android 13. Android 12 ushered in new dynamic theming, also known as “monet.” The... Read more...
Google recently lost a legal battle with Sonos, and now its smart speakers are going to be a bit less 'smart' as a result. Why so? A US trade court has handed down a ruling that Google is guilty of infringing on multiple Sonos-owned patents. Oops! Google has been seeing its share of legal battles as of late. A... Read more...
Since 2015, Google’s been dabbling with tiny radar chips. These devices haven’t had much commercial success as of yet, but they can do some pretty cool stuff. For example, Google’s Soli radar can monitor your sleep patterns, control a smartwatch, and count individual sheets of paper. Now, the search giant has launched... Read more...
Google Docs pretty much revolutionized online collaboration when it came about. Instead of having to install clunky network software packages, or worse, use awkward remote desktop features, you could simply send your coworker or collaborator a web link and the two of you could work on a document simultaneously in your... Read more...
A class action lawsuit claims tech giants Google and Apple have been colluding to break antitrust laws in the United States. The lawsuit alleges Google has been paying Apple billions of dollars to keep other search engines out of Apple's closed eco-system, with execs from both companies purportedly meeting in... Read more...
Samsung is busting out all the tricks for its refreshed TV lineup for 2022. Sure, micro LED lighting and big screens topping 100 inches are present and accounted for, but those features are just the tip of the iceberg. How does a 144Hz refresh rate sound? And on top of that, Samsung has added a new "Samsung Gaming... Read more...
The Pixel 6 has been met with some very irritating bugs and flaws since its launch back in early November. Now Google has announced that it has paused its latest update as it looks into connectivity issues with the phone. If you are the proud, yet possibly very irritated, owner of a Pixel 6, you may have noticed... Read more...
Samsung device owners have been waiting with bated breath to get a revamped One UI operating system for their Galaxy devices. Based on Android 12, the first official One UI 4 updates had already begun to roll out when Samsung had to bring it to a halt. Finally, though, Samsung has resumed its rollout. Samsung One UI 4... Read more...
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners have been met with more than a few frustrating bugs since the phone's launch a few months ago. One of those has been a connectivity issue that Google seems to be wanting to try and fix quietly behind the scenes. The latest Google Pixel phones have provided many of its owners an... Read more...
Knowing and understanding your heart and respiratory rates can be important data to track your health and wellness. As such, Google added a way to check your vitals using the cameras on Android devices earlier this year. Now, this feature has seemingly made its way over to iOS devices, and you can test it out now... Read more...
A new year approaches, which means a new version of Android is on the horizon. We expect to see a developer preview Android 13 “Tiramisu” sometime in 2022. In the meantime, the first major leak surrounding the upcoming Android version show what’s in store. A source with “access to a very early Android 13 build”... Read more...
With data breaches and malware on the rise, millions are turning on two-factor authentication (2FA) to try and protect themselves from an attack. One of the most popular apps to use with 2FA, Google Authenticator, has just hit a very big milestone because of it. People have been bombarded with headlines about... Read more...
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