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Google Chrome ends its war on address bar URLs—for now, at least

Google Chrome ends its war on address bar URLs—for now, at least.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 11th, 2021

Google Funds Linux Kernel Development in Rust

"Google said Thursday it's funding a project to increase Linux security by writing parts of the operating system's core in the Rust programming language, a modernization effort that could bolster the security of the internet and smartphones," reports.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Will Data Centers Exacerbate Our Droughts?

A data center can easily use up to 1.25 million gallons of water each day — and "More data centers are being built every day by some of America's largest technology companies," reports NBC News, "including Amazon, Microsoft and Google and used.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Best Prime Day Google Pixel deals 2021: Pixel deal right now

With Prime Day deals already rolling out, we take a look at what to expect from the Prime Day Google Pixel sales and which deals you can grab already......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Google Searches for New Measure of Skin Tones To Curb Bias in Products

Google is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones, which a growing chorus of technology researchers and dermatologists says is inadequate for assessing whether products are biased against people of color......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Google"s Adtech Business Set To Face Formal EU Probe By Year-End

Alphabet unit Google could face its biggest regulatory threat, with EU antitrust regulators set to open a formal investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business before the end of the year, said people familiar with the matter. From a re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Google Open-Sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) Toolkit

Google has open-sourced a collection of C++ libraries for implementing Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) in modern applications. From a report: Fully homomorphic encryption, or simply homomorphic encryption, is a form of data encryption that allows.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Apple and Google’s AI wizardry promises privacy—at a cost

Upgraded data protection and less reliance on the cloud could lock users in. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Since the dawn of the iPhone, many of the smarts in smartphones have come from elsewhere: the corporate computers known as the cloud. M.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

India AI startup Dynopii debuts speech accent changer at Computex 2021

India-based AI startup Dynopii is showing a real-time speech accent changer at the ongoing virtual Computex Taipei 2021, aiming to help solution centers address the pain points of communicating with customers carrying different accents, according to.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Best Prime Day Google Pixel deals 2021: Grab a Pixel deal right now

With Prime Day deals already rolling out, we take a look at what to expect from the Prime Day Google Pixel sales and which deals you can grab already......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

You can now try out all the new features in Safari for MacOS Monterey

New features like tab groups and the redesigned address bar can be tried out now with the Safari Technology Preview......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Amazon joins Apple, Google by reducing its app store cut

Developers with revenues under $1 million are getting a new deal. Enlarge / The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, which runs Amazon's Fire OS. (credit: Amazon) Apparently following the lead of Apple and Google, Amazon has announced that it will take a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Here’s what’s inside Google’s first-ever retail store

Buy a speaker, try Google Stadia, or fix a cracked phone screen—the store is open. The inside of the store is wood-on-wood, with these crazy bendy poles everywhere......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Your old Wear OS watch can, technically, update to the new Wear software

Google and Samsung's new Wear OS can run on the old Snapdragon Wear platform, Qualcomm said this week......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Google Backs Linux Project To Make Android, Chrome OS Harder To Hack

Google said Thursday it's funding a project to increase Linux security by writing parts of the operating system's core in the Rust programming language, a modernization effort that could bolster the security of the internet and smartphones. From a re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Google"s Next AI Move: Teaching Foreign Languages

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month previewed an artificial intelligence model that he said would enable people to have open-ended conversations with technology. But current and former employees who have worked wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Take a look inside Google’s first-ever retail store

Google first-ever permanent brick-and-mortar store opens in Manhattan, New York City, on Thursday, June 17. Take a look inside......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Windows 11 SE could be the successor to the ill-fated Windows 10 in S Mode

Microsoft could be gearing up to renew its battle with Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS in the education space with its unannounced Windows 11 SE......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Microsoft shareholder pushes company to address sexual harassment after Bill Gates misconduct allegations

An activist investor is urging Microsoft to do more to combat sexual harassment following misconduct allegations against its founder Bill Gates......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Google enables end-to-end encryption for Android’s default SMS/RCS app

Both users need Google Messages, RCS needs to be on, and it's for 1:1 chats only. Enlarge / If you and your chatting partner are both on Google Messages and both have RCS enabled, you'll see these lock icons to show that encryption is on. (cred.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Waymo raises $2.5 billion in latest fundraising round despite challenges

Waymo, the self-driving company of Google's parent company Alphabet, has raised $2.5 billion as its investors appear undeterred by a CEO change and progress that has lagged expectations......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021