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Volvo’s first electric SUV runs on Google

I spent two hours driving Volvo’s first electric SUV around San Francisco last week. The thing I loved most about it: Google Maps.  The XC40 Recharge hits the...

How to host a virtual New Year’s Eve party

Yeah, we know, we know. This year is unlike any other; unprecedented; blah blah blah. By now, we’ve more than resigning ourselves to the fact that New Year’s Eve...

How to create a custom background on Google Meet

Google has finally caught up with Microsoft Teams and Zoom and rolled out the ability to change your background on a Google Meet call made using the Chrome browser...

A running list of American antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook

Christmas has come, like, a week early for anyone who cares about the American government enforcing its antitrust laws. In the last quarter of 2020, states...

Google’s library of AR animals grows, welcoming zebras, giraffes, chow chows, and more

Android users may miss out on Apple's "animoji" but they do get to enjoy Google's ever-growing zoo of augmented reality animals. It started in mid-2019...

Google fired a prominent AI ethicist, and her former colleagues are up in arms

Google just can't help alienating large swaths of its employee base.  More than 1,530 (and counting) Google employees have signed an open letter decrying the company's summary firing of the...

Google Maps will let Android users submit Street View photos from their phones

Google Maps Street View has been an engaging time-waster for many years, though it's never been perfect. But, thanks to a new feature, it could get better at capturing...

Google Maps now shows how crowded your train or bus is in real-time

Being one of the dozens of human sardines in a packed train or bus is bad enough at the best of times — and this is certainly not the...

Google’s virtual reality Expeditions app is going away, but it’s not bad news

There's a long history of Google pulling the plug on products that aren't working. But that's not what's happening with Expeditions. The virtual reality project that...

How to change your Google Meet background, and why you should

The pandemic is coming for your privacy, but there are small ways to fight back.  If you're fortunate enough to have a work-from-home gig, then there's a...

Google Photos is ending unlimited storage and people are not happy

It's the end of an era, folks. The era of free cloud photo storage, that is. Google announced Wednesday that Google Photos would no longer allow unlimited high-quality...

The newest Google Doodle is, unsurprisingly, about voting

In case you haven't heard, there's an election coming up. The latest Google Doodle will remind you if you forgot. Google likes to inject the logo above the...

R.I.P. Trusted Contacts, the latest app Google has marked for death

The Google Grim Reaper has claimed another app's soul. Google is shutting down its Trusted Contacts app, as spotted by Android Police. It's gone from the App...

Unknown song stuck in your head? Hum it to Google.

If you've ever had a song stuck in your head but didn't know the words of the artist, you know it can be an all-consuming mission to name that...

What Apple, Google, and Amazon’s websites looked like in 1999

In Tales of the Early Internet, Techskylight explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything. The...

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Galaxy Note 10: Rumors, price, release date, specs and everything else

All the rumors swirling around Samsung's upcoming, ultra-luxe phone. Angela Lang/CNET Samsung may have launched five phones already, but it still has one more big handset left...

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