Tag Archives: Google

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL now leak in “Sand”, which is a pale pink

Google is set to finally unveil the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event next week, following an unstoppable barrage of leaks that we’ve seen for a while now. But there’s still time for one more leak before that. This time, we’re treated to the first outed press renders of the “Sand” color version for the two phones. Here they are, side by ... Read More »

Google Says It’s Removing Over ‘100 Bad Ads Every Second’

] HIGHLIGHTS Scammers were purchasing search ads: WSJ “They were masquerading as authorised service agents for companies” Google will roll out a verification programme in coming months Google is removing over 100 scam advertisements every second for violating its policies and will soon implement a verification programme to further weed out bad actors from its platform. After The Wall Street Journal reported that ... Read More »

Google Expands Its Bug Bounty Programme to Combat Platform Abuse

HIGHLIGHTS Google is formally expanding its Vulnerability Reward Program The submitted reports are reviewed by the Trust and Safety team Uber had refreshed its policies back in April Google on Wednesday announced that it is formally expanding its Vulnerability Reward Program to include reports about techniques that allow third parties to bypass Google’s abuse, fraud, and spam systems. Previously, the formal statement limited ... Read More »

Google offering $10 discount on the Home Mini ($40 when you buy two)

Google has launched a promo on its Home Mini speaker just in time for this year’s Mother’s Day. The company is offering a $10 discount on each purchase of a single Home Mini unit. The saving goes up to $40 if you purchase two units. The deal, which is only available in the United States, was launched yesterday, and it ... Read More »

LG G7’s extra button on the side is apparently for Google Assistant

The LG G7 ThinQ will become official on May 2. A steady flow of leaks has recently emerged about it, and one detail was pretty worrying: the G7 was said to have an extra button on the side for some AI features. Naturally, many people assumed it would develop its own virtual assistant like Samsung did with Bixby, and then force it upon ... Read More »

Google Open Sources ‘Portrait Mode’ Image Software for Developers, Similar to Pixel 2

HIGHLIGHTS The image segmentation model is named DeepLab-v3+ This is not the same technology as seen on the Pixel 2 DeepLab-v3+ aims at pinpointing object outlines for better images Google on Monday announced the open source release of the company’s latest AI-powered image segmentation model – DeepLab-v3+. Essentially, this model has been put in place to create a “synthetic shallow depth-of-field ... Read More »

Google Home Will Now Let You Wake Up to Your Favourite Music

HIGHLIGHTS New feature wakes you up to your favourite songs or radio station You can also choose music from streaming services like Spotify or Pandora Assistant will help you keep up with TV shows Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Home devices that will let you set the music of your choice as an alarm to wake you up in ... Read More »

Google Bets $1.1 Billion More Brains Can Help Take On Apple

  HIGHLIGHTS Google officially closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC The Mountain View company gains 2,000 smartphone specialists The move should help it compete with Apple on smartphones Google officially closed its $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) deal with HTC, adding more than 2,000 smartphone specialists in Taiwan to help the search giant chase Apple in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will ... Read More »

Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore

HIGHLIGHTS Google’s ARCore to replace Project Tango on mobile phones Support will be turned down by March 1, 2018 ARCore already available for Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 Alphabet-owned Google is shutting down its Project Tango computer vision platform (which graduatedto just Tango in June last year). Project Tango was Google’s initial effort to bring augmented reality to smartphones before it unveiled ARCore. A tweet from ... Read More »

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: One of these smart speakers is better than the other

When one product is better in one aspect, but it’s competitor is stronger in another, the easy answer is to recommend both. You might want a Sony TV in your home theater, for instance, but Anthem’s A/V receiver, Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, and a subwoofer from SVS. Well that dog won’t hunt when it comes to smart speakers, especially if ... Read More »