Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer
Oct19

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer

By all accounts, Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL were failures. It’s not easy to admit, but outside of tech nerd circles, nobody really cared about them. The tech giant’s first premium phones were good phones that fell short of challenging Samsung and Apple’s dominance. But don’t think for a second that Google’s tossing in the the towel anytime soon. The Pixels are here for the long, long haul. In fact,...

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Tuesday’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of Selena Quintanilla
Oct18

Tuesday’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of Selena Quintanilla

Google’s latest Doodle packs a very musical punch. SEE ALSO: Monday’s Google Doodle is an ode to English lexicographer Samuel Johnson The 90 second video, which is viewable in the U.S., Mexico, India and parts of South America, celebrates the life of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Selena rocketed to fame in the 80s in her family band Selena y Los Dinos, before later going on to be named the Female Vocalist of the Year...

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Google Photos gets more pet-friendly
Oct17

Google Photos gets more pet-friendly

If you’re a pet owner who uses Google Photos, you’ve probably typed in “dog” or “cat” before in order to surface photos of your furry pal – like anytime someone asks you about your pet, for example, which clearly means they would like to see a picture of Mr. Fluffypants. Today, Google is introducing an easier way to aggregate your pet photos in its Photos app – by allowing you to group...

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Elon Musk’s self-taught AI bot destroyed an esports pro in ‘Dota 2’
Oct15

Elon Musk’s self-taught AI bot destroyed an esports pro in ‘Dota 2’

Remember this guy?Image: Koji Sasahara/AP/REX/Shutterstock Remember the Aibo? It was Sony’s robot pet dog, and for years in the early 2000s, captured imaginations for being one of the most advanced robot pets on the market. SEE ALSO: You can now use Alexa with Amazon’s music app The Aibo was first released in 1999, but was sadly halted in 2006 as part of cost cutbacks by the Japanese firm. But according to the Nikkei, the...

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Google acqui-hires team at podcast app 60dB, service will shut down next month
Oct12

Google acqui-hires team at podcast app 60dB, service will shut down next month

Short-form podcast app 60dB will be shutting down next month and its team will be joining Google in an apparent acqui-hire. “Today, we’re announcing we’ll be shutting down 60dB on Friday, November 10th, and we’ll be joining the team at Google,” a Medium post signed by the 60dB co-founders read. “As we considered next steps for 60dB, we came to the conclusion that to accomplish our goals we’d...

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