Google is working to bring Valve’s Steam to Chromebooks

Google is working to bring Valve’s Steam to Chromebooks

Chromebooks aren’t known for being power punchers in the hardware department but that is expected to change, especially as AMD-powered Chromebooks trickle down into the market. The inability to run the latest games could end up being the effort’s biggest shortcoming but maybe enough casual / older……

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Google introduces ‘quieter’ permission notifications in Chrome 80

Google introduces ‘quieter’ permission notifications in Chrome 80

If you are tired of continually denying permission requests from every website you visit, Google is about to make your “user experience” better. Starting with version 80, the Chrome browser will have a “quieter” interface by blocking unsolicited pop-ups asking for your cons……

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Sonos is suing Google for allegedly copying speaker technology

Sonos is suing Google for allegedly copying speaker technology

Sonos is suing Google in two different courts over allegations of patent infringement. While the patent litigation is the primary reason, a secondary reason may be increasingly anti-competitive relationship Sonos has with Google and Amazon. Sonos relies on both for their virtual assistants and sto……

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Labor board decision allows companies more control over email systems

Labor board decision allows companies more control over email systems

Google may be one step closer to justifying its firing of employee activists who have accused it of terminating them in retaliation for attempting to unionize. The Labor Board has made a ruling that will allow employers more control over company property including IT equipment and email systems. ……

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Google stops Chrome 79 rollout on Android after bug ‘wipes’ user data

Google stops Chrome 79 rollout on Android after bug ‘wipes’ user data

Google has stopped the rollout of Chrome 79 on Android following reports that a bug in the update was deleting data from third-party apps that use the WebView framework—a pre-installed system component powered by Chrome that allows apps to display web content. Unlike Windows, Chrome updates tend ……

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Google Assistant can now interpret 44 languages on Android and iOS

Google Assistant can now interpret 44 languages on Android and iOS

Google’s latest tool is claimed to remove language barriers for those who are travelling or working with people who speak a different language. Everyone with an Assistant-enabled phone should now be able to have their conversation being translated in real time, along with pointers on how to ……

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Google Earth now covers 98 percent of the population

Google Earth now covers 98 percent of the population

Indeed, the quality of satellite imagery featured in Google’s mapping products has improved dramatically over the past decade or so. This is readily evident in Google Earth using the timeline slider to view satellite imagery from years earlier. Most imagery captured within the past few years is ea……

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The DOJ is reportedly investigating Google’s acquisition of Fitbit

The DOJ is reportedly investigating Google’s acquisition of Fitbit

Google’s acquisition of Fitbit is being probed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over privacy fears. Both the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had sought authority to investigate the deal, but the former agency was put in charge of the review because it is already examining Google’……

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Google is bringing Gmail’s ‘Smart Compose’ feature to Google Docs

Google is bringing Gmail’s ‘Smart Compose’ feature to Google Docs

If you’re a fan of Google’s handy machine-learning powered ‘Smart Compose’ feature (used for auto-completing words and phrases in Gmail) you may be pleased to hear that it’s making its way to Google Docs in the near future. Indeed, the AI-powered feature is already a……

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Google is bringing RCS support to its Messages app

Google is bringing RCS support to its Messages app

Google today announced that the latest generation of person-to-person mobile messaging is now available for US Android users. We are, of course, talking about “RCS,” or Rich Communication Services, which is often considered the successor to traditional SMS messaging. RCS messaging sup……

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