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Google is an Internet Search company with profits mainly derived from its AdWords advertising program. Google is also known for other high-profile web-related products such as Chrome, GMail, Google Docs or Google Map, and it has also made a very successful entry into the mobile handset market with its Android mobile operating system. The company was created in 1998 and went public in 2004. Google is one of the most visited site in the world.

Google Testing Out New User Interface To Make Smart Displays Easier To Use
In recent years, we’ve seen companies start to transition from creating smart speakers to smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers that comes with a built-in display to allow for users to make video calls, watch videos, use it to see who’s at the door if you have a smart doorbell, and so on.

Google Survey Seemingly Confirms The Pixel 4a, Pixel 5’s Prices
Last week, a rumor had suggested that the price of Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a could be set at $349. This not only makes it cheaper than its predecessor, but it also makes it cheaper than Apple’s iPhone SE. Of course given that this is a rumor, it was hard to tell how accurate this price is.

Chrome Will Soon Protect Users Against Resource-Hungry Ads
Not all ads were made equal. Some ads are simple images, while others include videos and animations. This means that in terms of resources, some ads might end up consuming more of a computer’s resources than others. If you don’t have a particularly powerful rig with a lot of spare RAM available, then you have probably come across websites that feel a bit laggier than others.

Pixel 4a Could Be Priced At $349, Making It Cheaper Than The iPhone SE
It’s starting to feel like handset makers are realizing that customers are no longer as interested in spending $1,000 on a smartphone, at least not these days and not in this current climate where due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are out of work. Google might have an idea about that and for its upcoming Pixel 4a smartphone, they could be looking to reduce the price.

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Chrome Users Will Soon Be Able To Group Tabs Together
If you’re someone who opens up a ton of tabs, sometimes keeping track of them can be a hassle. If you’re organized, you might push tabs that are similar in nature together, but even then, it can get easily lost and confused. The good news for Chrome users is that Google will be introducing tab grouping in an update next week.

Google Duo Group Calls Will Be Coming To The Web
With many people being stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, video calling apps and services are becoming increasingly popular. Companies are also stepping up their offerings, like with Google Duo where according to Google, the service will soon be able to support group calls via the web.

Google Lens Can Now Pronounce The Words It Translates
Google Lens is an incredibly useful tool where thanks to text and object recognition, it allows users to search for an image simply by pointing their cameras at it. It also comes in handy when you need to translate something physical, like a menu written in a foreign language, or a physical document that’s written in another language.

Stadia Gaming Controller Will Now Work Wirelessly With Your Computer
If you’re not a fan of having to keep your Stadia controller plugged into your computer all the time to use it, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has announced that its Stadia controller will now work with your computers via a wireless connection. This lets you ultimately ditch the cable once and for all.

Google Is Slowly Requiring Nest Users To Use Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is something that many companies recommend its users to use, but it is not always mandatory. However, if you’re a Nest user, it looks like the feature will soon become a requirement and Google has recently announced that they will be slowly implementing the feature.

Google Drive For iOS Now Supports Face ID And Touch ID
If you use Google Drive on your phone to access files on the go, then you might be pleased to learn that in the latest update to the app, Google has introduced support for biometric security for the app. This means that users will be able to use either Face ID or Touch ID to protect their files from being accessed.

Facebook’s Google Photos Export Tool Now Available In The US
Over the years, we’ve probably accumulated a ton of photos that we might have posted and shared to Facebook. However, given Facebook’s privacy scandals, we’re sure that some of you may no longer be too comfortable using the social platform and might want to move some of your content off it.

Google Meet Will Soon Be Available For Free For Everyone
When Google announced that they would eventually be ditching the Hangouts brand, they also announced a couple of new services that would act as replacements. One of those new services is known as Google Meet and was originally announced in 2017 as a service for Google’s enterprise G Suite customers.

Chromecast Ultra With Remote Could Be Announced Soon
One of the problems with the Chromecast series of devices is that if you wanted to control playback, you would need to do so directly from the device you’re casting from. This includes your phone, tablet, or computer. However, if the recent rumors are to be believed, Google could have a new Chromecast Ultra in the works that comes with a remote control.

YouTube Will Introduce Fact Check Information Panels To Fight COVID-19 Misinformation
These days people are hungry for news related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Everyone is obviously trying to gain an understanding of what’s going on, what kind of developments are there, and what people out there have to say about it. Naturally, there is also a ton of misinformation out there that could lead to disastrous consequences.