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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.

Android 11 Beta Is Now Available For Download
This year, Google is expected to release a new major Android update. Given that last year saw Android 10 released, this means that this year will be Android 11. For those who are curious as to what the update could be bringing to the table, you will be pleased to learn that Google has since announced that the Android 11 beta is now available for download.

Google Meet’s AI-Powered Noise-Cancelling Feature Is Rolling Out To Users
The problem with a lot of home studio setups is that generally speaking, they’re not exactly designed to produce recording studio-like audio quality and clarity. A lot of times, the microphones we use, especially those built into our laptops and webcams, pick up background noise fairly easily.

Google Duo Now Lets You Join Group Video Calls With A Link
If there was ever a reason why Zoom rose so quickly in terms of popularity, it is because of the ease of joining group video calls. Instead of requiring users to register an account, basically Zoom hosts could send participants a link and they could click on it and join the video call as a guest.

Google Search Will Now Highlight In Webpages What You Were Searching For
When you search for something on Google, Google will then try to comb through websites and look for words or phrases that are related to your search query. However, when you go to the website, it might be a bit hard to find that specific passage you were looking for, but that will soon change.

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Facebook Now Lets All Users Export Photos To Google Photos
Last year, Facebook announced that they would be launching a new tool that would allow users to export their Facebook photos to Google Photos. The feature certainly took a while to roll out to users, but the good news is that if you’ve been eagerly anticipating this feature, Facebook has confirmed that the export tool is now available to users globally.

Google Is Working On A Fix For The ‘Cursed’ Wallpaper Bug
The other day, we reported that an image had been making its rounds. By all accounts, looks like a regular wallpaper, but what makes it different is the fact that it is “cursed” in which when an Android phone sets it as their wallpaper, it would cause their devices to crash. In some instances, it can go further by bricking devices.

Google Hit With $5 Billion Lawsuit Over Tracking Chrome Users In Incognito Mode
Google Chrome has an incognito mode in which it is designed to offer users a greater degree of privacy. However, back in 2018, it was discovered that Google’s incognito mode isn’t as private as one might think and that it actually tracks users to a certain degree by logging their activities. Google later made an update to correct that.

Hublot Unveils Its New Big Bang e Smartwatch
In the early days of the smartwatch, many luxury watchmakers were skeptical and almost dismissive of the idea, but many have since fallen silent after seeing the success of wearables like the Apple Watch, some have even gotten in on the action, like Hublot who has taken the wraps off their latest smartwatch, the Big Bang e.

Google’s Upcoming Android TV Dongle Leaked
If you want to wirelessly stream content from your phone or computer to your TV, there are several ways you can go about it. One of those ways would be to use Google’s Chromecast, a HDMI dongle that lets you wirelessly cast content from your mobile device or computer to your television set.

Google’s Pixel Smartphones Get A New Personal Safety Check Feature
If you’re walking home late at night on a street that is empty, we imagine that some people might feel a bit wary and unsafe. The good news is that if you own a Pixel smartphone, Google has announced that its Personal Safety app, which previously debuted on the Pixel 4, will now be available on all Pixel devices.

Beware Of This Wallpaper That Can Crash Android Phones
In the past, we have seen how some weird text messages can cause iPhones to crash. Now it looks like Android phones have their weird bug too, except that in this case, it would be a photo that when set as the phone’s wallpaper, could cause it to crash and potentially brick your device.

Google Search Has A New Anxiety Self-Assessment Tool
Are you feeling anxious? Do you think it might be a temporary thing or is it something you might have been experiencing for a while? There is no doubt that the current coronavirus pandemic has gotten many of us worried, and the lockdown is surely not helping with our mental health either, but Google wants to help.

Google Turns To Augmented Reality To Help With Social Distancing
Last month, Snapchat launched a new lens that used augmented reality to help users get a better idea of how far apart people should stand away from other people with regards to social distancing. The idea is that by standing a certain distance away from others, it reduces the chance of the coronavirus spreading.

Switzerland Will Be The First To Take Advantage Of Apple And Google’s Exposure Notification API
Apple and Google have recently released their Exposure Notification API to the public, and now the onus is pretty much on governments and app developers to take advantage of it, and it looks like we might have our first candidate. A team in Switzerland will be the first to release an app that will be using the Exposure Notification API.