Tag Archives: Google

Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience. But sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to expend as little energy as possible. If you can control your TV by voice instead, why wouldn’t you? To that end, Google and Amazon now offer hands-free TV controls through their respective connected speakers. Amazon added Fire TV ... Read More »

I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

I’m a lecturer in computer science at Stanford. I’ve taught at least four different programming languages, including assembly. I’ve had a single-digit employee number in a startup. Yes, I’m a woman in tech. I have known, worked for, and taught countless men who could have written the now-infamous Google “manifesto” — or who are on some level persuaded by it. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Get Google Daydream VR Support

HIGHLIGHTS Google announced that support was coming at I/O conference T-Mobile announced that smartphones will get support last month The support has been tipped to be provided with a server-side switch At its I/O conference earlier this year, Google announced that support for its Daydream VR platform was coming to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. As Samsung has been the flag-bearer of Android ... Read More »

Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Flaw Threatens 1 Billion Smartphones, Google and Apple Roll Out Fixes

A Broadcom chip flaw found and demoed by Exodus Intelligence’s Nitay Artenstein exposed a potential critical threat to 1 billion Android and iOS smartphones. This exploit was possible due to a specific Broadcom Wi-Fi chip bug that let the hacker gain remote execution access on smartphones. Fortunately, before this could happen, Google and Apple both have fixed the bug. The Wi-Fi chip is vulnerable ... Read More »

Google Glass Enterprise Edition Officially Unveiled, Now Available to More Firms

HIGHLIGHTS The new wearable features several improvements Google Glass 2.0 is lighter and more comfortable It features more power and better battery life Google Glass 2.0 or Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been tipped for a while, and on Tuesday, the search giant finally made the wearables official. Called Google Glass Enterprise Edition, the new glasses have seen improvements to the design and ... Read More »

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360 photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the ... Read More »

EU Said to Fine Google With Record Fine This Week

HIGHLIGHTS EU to order Google a fine of around EUR 2 billion this Tuesday Google had been accused of dominating in its search results EU had earlier fined Apple a huge sum of EUR 13 billion The EU’s powerful antitrust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech ... Read More »

Google Slides: 3 Chrome extensions for better presentations

  Google Slides has become a popular presentation app for those who want to avoid the complexity and cost of Microsoft’s PowerPoint. It offers everything you need to create and collaborate on professional-looking slides. But like all Google’s productivity apps, its capabilities can be expanded and improved with a few choice Chrome extensions. Here are three you should use with ... Read More »

Google Drive Is About to Become Much More Useful

Google is turning its Drive app into a better tool for backing up your computer’s files. The company is launching a new feature called Backup and Sync, which can continuously back up your folders like the desktop, documents, and photo library. That means you’ll be able to select specific folders on your Mac or PC and have Google automatically back ... Read More »

Google Play Music Offering 120-Day Free Subscription to New Subscribers

HIGHLIGHTS Contrary to earlier, Google Play Music is now offering 120-day free trial It includes offline downloading and listening to music online However, there will be advertisements inside the Play Music app Google is offering a four-month free subscription on its music streaming service Google Play Music for new subscribers, allowing users to scan up to 50,000 songs from their ... Read More »