News tagged: Google
Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone was recently updated with the "pinch-to-zoom" gesture, which cropped 16:9 video to fit the 18:9 display. Since Pixel 2 XL isn't the only smartphone with 18:9 or 18.5:9 display, Google is now rolling out the same feature to a few other devices.
While smartphone manufacturers have started offering 32 GB storage as a base in entry-level smartphones, with at least 64 GB in flagship phones, there is still need for more storage. One of the ways to give users more storage space is to clear space for application updates, new
Google just can't take a break when it comes to the latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The smartphones have been facing various software issues, and the latest problem that owners are now reporting is microphone related. According to reports, the microphone cuts out during phone
Google is taking measures to combat abusive redirect practices with updates to Chrome. The browser, in versions 64 and 65, will fight back against redirects and "trick to click" links that are used by malicious site creators to misleadingly bring traffic to sites.
Google is using Earth to give people a better understanding of pollution in California. Working with Aclima, an environmental tech company, Google measured air pollution around the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Central Valley. That data was turned into a map.
Sony is rolling out Google Assistant to 4K HDR television models with Android TV. The feature will be available on all of its 2017 models as well as some TVs from 2016. With this addition, Sony's TVs have become the second Android TV-based product to get Assistant.
Estimated wait times will now be included in Google Search and Maps to help people figure out when they should visit a restaurant. The estimates are generated using anonymized data from mobile users who have Location History enabled on their devices.
Addressing a complaint from some users about the way the Pixel 2 XL's display appears, Google has released a software update that adds a saturated color option. The same update also includes a fix for the "faint clicking noise" reported by some Pixel 2 device owners.
Song identification, like that offered by Shazam, has been added to Google Assistant. You can use any device offering Google's digital assistant to figure out which song is playing near you. Just pull up Assistant and ask it to tell you what's playing.
The Canadian Supreme Court ruled this summer that a de-indexing decision against Google should be applied all around the globe, not just in Canada. A US federal judge has now ruled the court's decision doesn't have any applicability within the United States.
Much as we saw after the Las Vegas shooting in October, Google's algorithm doesn't do a great job of minimizing the reach of conspiracy theories and false news. After a shooting in Texas, fake news about the shooter received a lot of attention due to its prominent placement.
Before Google officially announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, we have been hearing rumours that the company is working on three smartphones, codenamed walleye, taimen and muskie. The latter was expected to be HTC-made version, but Google decided only to go with
In order for Silicon Valley to make up for letting their platforms become home to large amounts of Russian propaganda, Senator Mitch McConnell believes they should help the US government "retaliate." He said companies like Facebook and Twitter could help the US.
Following a number of software related issues that could even end up with a class action lawsuit, Google is now faced with another controversy. Despite shipping an 18-watt USB Power Delivery 2.0 wall adapter, Google's latest Pixel smartphones don't actually make a full use of the
A new type of content appears to be headed to the Google Play Store. An APK teardown of Google Play version 8.4 reveals it's going to offer audiobooks, giving Android users a new alternative. It's up against a pretty dominant competitor, Amazon's Audible.
Google has reportedly messed up with some Pixel 2 XL units by sending them out void of an operating system. After a customer reported the issue on Reddit, others responded with the same alleged problem, indicating yet another significant quality control issue.
At the Pixel event, Google also launched a new Daydream View VR headset that went on sale only in the United States. Today, the virtual reality headset has been made available in more markets and customers can make orders directly from their respective online Google Stores.
AT&T has backed away from its legal case against Louisville and Jefferson County over them providing Google Fiber and other competitors with faster utility pole access. It sued the local government early in 2016, but a US District Court judge ruled against AT&T in August.
Even Google's bug tracker tool isn't free from vulnerabilities. Security researcher Alex Birsan found a flaw in the company's Issue Tracker, which is used to list all of the bugs and feature requests in Google's products that still need to be addressed.
Google is trying to make video conferencing easier for businesses with a hardware kit that includes all the necessary equipment. The new $2,000 kit comes with a speaker mic, an ultra HD camera, a touchscreen controller, and a Chromebox. It's now on sale.