Covid-19: Ads for face masks are still being served by Google after ban

2020-03-22 16:47

Lawmakers called for the FTC to take action against Google after its Ad service continued to push ads for face masks after it said it banned them.

Smartphones are on the cusp of becoming exciting again thanks to two major changes

2020-03-11 05:28

The same boring glass rectangle has ended up in everyone's bag, but these two innovations will give the smartphone a much-needed renaissance.

Google just poached a crucial employee from Sony's PlayStation group

2020-03-05 09:15

The PlayStation studio responsible for "God of War" just lost its leader — and she's leading a new studio as part of Google's risky push into gaming.

‘Netflix of gaming’ is coming, and video game makers are worried

2020-02-26 09:55

Game developers are worried Microsoft, Sony, and Apple are going to change the video game industry the way Netflix and Spotify changed TV and music.

Google AI will no longer use gender labels like 'woman' or 'man' on images of people to avoid bias

2020-02-20 17:27

Google says it made the change because you can't deduce someone's gender by their appearance.

Samsung's new Galaxy S20 Ultra phone's screen is so big it would have been considered a tablet a decade ago

2020-02-17 10:48

The new Galaxy S20 Ultra from Samsung has a screen that's just 0.1mm shy of Google's Nexus 7 tablet from 2013, which had a 7-inch screen.

Google's ambitious attempt to revolutionise video games is turning into a free service 'over the next few months' amid criticism from early adopters

2020-02-08 10:02

Google's ambitious video game service, Google Stadia, is getting a free tier "over the next few months."

Google Docs is suffering an outage

2020-01-28 13:10

Google Docs appeared to be having issues Monday morning according to a spike in social media posts and website-outage tracker DownDetector.

Woman finds dead grandfather on Google Maps

2020-01-24 14:27

A young woman saw her deceased grandfather sitting outside his house on Google Maps – several years after his death.

Google made a big change to search results that makes it harder to distinguish ads from regular results, and people are calling Google out for it

2020-01-24 12:00

Google has blurred the line between search results and ads in a new design for desktop users, and the change has sparked backlash.


Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter are working together to fight Covid-19 misinformation

2020-03-17 10:05

Facebook and other social media companies are joining with health agencies to combat fraud and elevate accurate information about the coronavirus.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Twitter ask employees to stay away

2020-03-07 16:55

Silicon Valley is about to become a ghost town.

Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM are under pressure to follow Google and drop gender labels like 'man' and 'woman' from their AI

2020-03-01 15:14

Researchers have found AI tools often misclassify people's gender — especially if they're women of color.

A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was reported missing in Hawaii

2020-02-21 14:15

His wife, a Microsoft business program manager, was reported missing Tuesday while the Seattle couple was vacationing in Hawaii.

Gboard will let you make almost any emoji you can imagine on Android, starting today

2020-02-19 17:55

The Emoji Kitchen can be used to make 800 possible combinations, and Google says it hopes to add more emoji eventually.

The most unusual, extravagant ways tech executives like Larry Ellison and Elon Musk have spent their money

2020-02-09 09:47

They've spent money on everything from a massive chunk of the state of Hawaii to the submarine car from the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me."

Wuhan coronavirus leads Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft to close China locations and suspend employee travel unless 'business critical'

2020-01-30 13:38

As the coronavirus continues to spread, major tech companies are restricting employee travel to China.

Motorola is warning people not to add screen protectors to the new Razr, and says bumps and lumps under the screen are 'normal'

2020-01-27 20:57

Motorola is setting expectations before Razr fans get their hands on the highly anticipated Razr foldable smartphone revival.

'What is Google Takeout?': How to use Google's simple tool for downloading all of your account data at once

2020-01-24 13:33

Google Takeout is a service that backs up all of your Google account's data into one file, which you can then download.

Huawei partnered with TomTom for a new map app for its phones after being cut off from Google Maps

2020-01-21 22:29

Huawei has been taking more and more steps to get ready for its Google-less future ever since it got blacklisted by the Trump administration.

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