News tagged: Google

Google Chrome Fighting Website Redirects

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 Uses 'Earth' To Map Air Pollution

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.

Google Assistant Added To Sony's Android TVs

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.

Google Assistant Now Able To Identify Songs

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.

Google Play To Get Audiobooks

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.