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Google is eating the open internet

Google used to be about transporting you around the open web and connecting you with all the weird, wonderful stuff the internet has to offer.  Not anymore. If it was up to Google, you'd never need to leave its growing internet real estate. It's.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableAug 13th, 2017

An astronomer at your fingertips: The 6 best solar eclipse apps

Dozens of apps are popping up in Google Play and iTunes leading up to Monday's solar eclipse. From virtual lunar tours to a basic countdown tools, here are the six best solar eclipse apps currently available. The post An astronomer at your fingertips.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Google is Going to Show You Video Previews Now in Search Results

I don’t know that video previews were something I was ever looking for when performing Google searches, but they are coming and they could be cool. Google announced this afternoon that alongside the short text snippets you see for results, you.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Weekly Recap: Next Week is Gonna be Awesome

There’s a lot in store for next week. We’ve got a solar eclipse on Monday, with Google ready to deliver Android O’s official name following that event, then it’s Samsung on Wednesday who will unveil the Galaxy Note 8. Yup, nex.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Google Explains Why It Banned the App For Gab, a Right-Wing Twitter Rival

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expre.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11

 Apple confirmed that the behavior that lets a $500 box “crack” an iPhone 7 passcode will be patched out of the final version of iOS 11 that’s due this fall. It’s also patched under iOS 11 beta 4, if you’re running.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago

Google to livestream Android O reveal on August 21 during the eclipse

Google late last month released the fourth and final Android O developer preview, nudging the mobile operating system one step closer to its commercial release. We still don’t know exactly when that’ll happen but we should find out soon......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago

Google figured out how to flawlessly remove stock-photo watermarks

Watermarks are placed on copyrighted images like stock-photos in order to keep people from using them without permission or without paying. And manually removing them requires Photoshop skills, time and being ok with the image not looking it.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago

China"s online court heard its first case today

The Hangzhou Internet Court, a new online court in China that will hear internet-related civil cases, had its first trial today. Today's copyright infringement case was between a novelist and a web company that offered her novel to onli.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago

Google mobile search shows 6-second video previews

If you've searched for videos often enough on Google, you've probably had that moment where you tapped the wrong video because you weren't quite sure it was what you were looking for. No more: Google has added 6-second video.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago

A “bug” that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhone 7 is patched as of iOS 11

 Apple confirmed that the behavior that lets a $500 box ‘crack’ an iPhone 7 passcode will be patched out of the final version of iOS 11 that’s due this fall. It’s also patched under iOS 11 beta 4, if you’re running.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 47 min. ago

Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search

 Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today. Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show you a silent six-second clip to help you decide if it’s actually a video you want to see. This will work.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 27 min. ago

Tor “can’t build free and open source tools” and stop racists from using them

"We are everything they claim to despise," but Tor won't prevent vile usage of its tools. (credit: Tor Project) The Tor Project has reiterated its absolutist commitment to free speech, saying that even though Daily Stormer recently moved to a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 39 min. ago

Travis Kalanick says he was "ambushed" by the investor suing him

Travis Kalanick—a vocal fighter against taxi lobbyists, government regulations, pink mustache businesses, and tech giant Google—is speaking out again. Uber's former CEO filed a 15-page response to investor Benchmark Capital's lawsuit agai.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

Why Android Oatmeal should be the name of the next update

After years of promoting sugar-packed treats, it's the perfect time for Google to turn a new leaf and what better place to start than with O? Our little Android robot buddy has been pigging out for years, snacking on the likes of lollipops, mar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

How to Download and Install the Google Play Store

How to Download and Install the Google Play Store is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. This detailed guide will explain how to download and install the Google Play Store on Android smartphones and tablets. And while most devices have it pr.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News4 hr. 55 min. ago

What Major Tech Firms Are Doing To Quash Hate Groups

Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Civil rights advocates welcomed the moves, bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News5 hr. 11 min. ago

Box Adds Google Cloud Vision for Image Recognition, More News

Box moved a little deeper into the digital asset management space this week with the announcement that it's adding Google Images search technology to its platform via the Google Cloud Vision API. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News5 hr. 11 min. ago

Chinese "cyber-court" launched for online cases

The court will specialise in internet-related cases as the number of online disputes rises......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News5 hr. 11 min. ago

We"re at a crossroads for free speech online, and it could change the internet as we know it

After decades of operating in the shadows of the web, online racists are now the focus of deserved intense anger and sudden action by the entities that once blithely hosted them. While there's never been a tacit endorsement from the internet's gateke.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Opinion: Stop Focusing On Player Counts So Much

Why a game’s player count doesn't really matter unless it's actually hurting the game. As soon as LawBreakers released last Tuesday, there were people in comment sections and forums around the internet declaring it a “dead game.” Accordin.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News5 hr. 55 min. ago