Items tagged with NASDAQ:GOOG

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...
There’s no argument that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games ever. Microsoft has capitalized heavily on that, but has also used the platform to offer free educational content to kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minecraft is so insanely popular, in fact, that it’s broken a huge record... Read more...
Google has addressed concerns over possible stalking using Apple's AirTag with a new detection app. The Tracker Detect app looks for item trackers that are compatible with Apple's Find My network and that are potentially abusing the device to stalk someone. AirTags recently made the news as car thieves in Canada... Read more...
If you employ Google's Chrome browser on your desktop, be aware there's an update available that patches up a handful of security flaws, including a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. As such, it's a tremendously good idea to manually update Chrome rather than waiting for an automatic... Read more...
Digital privacy advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is telling Chrome browser users to beware of Google's plan to transition extensions to Manifest V3, which Google touts as being "more secure, performant, and privacy preserving than its predecessor." However, EFF says it's a "raw deal for users," which is... Read more...
Did you watch The Game Awards last night? If you did, then you probably already know this, but if not, here's the deal: Google is bringing its Play Games app to Windows PCs next year. That essentially means you'll have one more PC gaming store to look at, on top of Steam, GOG, Origin, UPlay, Bethesda, Rockstar... Read more...
Do you have Microsoft's Teams installed on your Android 10+ phone? If so, make sure you are signed in—and if you can't or don't want to sign in, uninstall it immediately. Google and Microsoft have identified an issue in the Teams app that can break parts of recent versions of Android, including and most critically the... Read more...
When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and its ability to communicate with us mere mortals, Google has been paving the way with its DeepMind project. Its most recent findings come from a 280 billion parameter language model named Gopher. The thought of an AI robot having natural conversations with humans has... Read more...
Generally when we talk about "botnets" we're talking about networks of devices infected with malware that serve an unintended (and usually malicious) purpose for an unknown external agent, one who controls the network with a centralized "command and control" service. An example would be the Srizbi botnet, formed by... Read more...
Mobile gaming and non-game app adoption and spending really took off in 2020. However, market trend started normalize in 2021, and worldwide consumer spending should reach $133 billion on in-app purchases, premium apps, and subscriptions. That includes spending on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, but Apple is... Read more...
Google Pixel owners have an update coming this month that should fix many of those annoying bugs some users have been dealing with (more on those in a moment). The update should begin rolling out to Pixel 6 owners beginning today, with others to follow in the coming weeks. The launch of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro was... Read more...
The Google Pixel 6 phones are about to get a companion in the form of a bezel-less smartwatch according to leaked photos. The leaked images that are purported to be marketing images from Google show the bezel-free watch in all its glory. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched not too long ago and received a mostly warm... Read more...
Do you remember what you used to do before the internet? Whether it's reading a book, hiking, or watching a TV show, you may have to return to those activities. Snapchat and several other services are down for some users today as an apparent and massive Google Cloud outage wreaks havoc with a bunch of popular apps... Read more...
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