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Google Assistant can now use your voice to verify purchases

Making purchases with your voice is convenient, but it's far from secure. Google is attempting to change that when using Assistant by introducing an optional voice verification test.

Can Google Ads data predict the next coronavirus outbreak?

You wake up and something feels wrong. You can’t smell anything.  Do you have the coronavirus? You grab your iPhone, head to Google, type “I can’t...

Chrome’s new update puts a premium on privacy and safety controls

Google Chrome's back with a new update that should interest users who value privacy as well as those with messy tabs. According to Google's official Chrome blog,...

Google’s mobile search app just got a snazzy new dark mode

Starting Tuesday, Google will begin rolling out a dark mode setting for its mobile search app on Android and iOS.  Once that update is live, the app should default to dark...

Google’s Chrome browser will block battery-draining, data-guzzling ads

Google is working to make the Chrome browser shut down ads that drain your device’s battery life or needlessly consume your internet’s bandwidth.  The scale of the problem...

Chrome’s newest feature could fix one of its biggest problems

Wrangling your numerous Google Chrome tabs is about to get a little easier. Google announced Wednesday that the next version of Chrome will let users group open...

RIP Google Play Music: Users told to migrate to YouTube Music

Google today finally released details about the demise of Google Play Music and launched a quick-transfer button inside YouTube Music for those who want to make the switch.

Microsoft Outlook is getting text predictions, 2 years after Gmail

Microsoft's Outlook is getting a new feature that will suggest words and phrases while the message is being composed, allowing users to easily autocomplete emails.  The...

Apple, Google gives first look at coronavirus tracking tech

The tech giants continue to refine their coronavirus exposure technology. They're also sharing some code publicly and what apps may look like. Apple and Google moved a step closer...

Zoom vs. Google Meet vs. Facebook’s Messenger Rooms: Which is the right video chat...

It's a socially distant world, but that doesn't mean we can't be social. Video chatting apps have exploded in popularity over the past two months as...

Quibi leaked users’ emails to Google, Facebook, and Twitter

Mobile streaming service Quibi is less than a month old, but it's already shoving its sticky little fingers where they don't belong.  A new report by Victory Medium researcher Zach Edwards...

Google now lets you add TV and movie searches to a watchlist on mobile

It was bound to happen: After weeks of self-isolation, you've officially watched everything on your Netflix and Hulu recommendation lists. Now, if you're reaching for your phone to Google...

Google Assistant is rolling out voice detection sensitivity controls

Having a microphone in your house listening to everything you say sounds like an Orwellian privacy nightmare, but smart devices such as Google Home have made it increasingly the...

Australia will make Facebook and Google pay media organizations for content

Though Facebook and Google generate significant income through online advertising, most of their content is actually created by other, smaller websites. Now the Australian government is taking steps to...

Google to finally add a Zoom-style gallery view, but it’ll cost you

Google is playing catch-up.  The tech giant confirmed Thursday that it will belatedly offer a Zoom-style gallery view for one of its video-chat products later this month,...

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New iPad feature to compete with laptops on track for Apple’s...

Commentary: When Apple unveils the next version of iOS at WWDC in June, it could integrate one of the trademarks of the original Mac. CNET/Jason...

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