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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.

Alleged Google Pixel 3 XL Spotted On Benchmarks
Google is widely expected to launch a new set of Pixel phones later this year in the form of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Now thanks to recently spotted benchmarks, we might have a clue as to what kind of hardware Google’s upcoming smartphones will be packing, although admittedly these aren’t really much of a surprise.

Google Glass Can Help Kids With Autism
In recent times we’ve started to realize how wearables have the potential to help with certain medical conditions. For example recently it was discovered that over in China, the use of virtual reality could potentially help gauge how well drug addicts are recovering in rehab. Now it looks like another wearable in the form of Google Glass can also help kids with autism.

Google Assistant Could Arrive On Sonos Speakers By End Of The Year
Early last year Sonos expressed their interest in getting digital assistant baked into its speakers. For Sonos users this sounded like a great idea and it was a wish that later came true when Sonos launched speakers with Amazon’s Alexa built into them. However if you’re more of a Google Assistant user, not to worry.

Google Maps Location Sharing Now Shows Battery Level
Google Maps’ location sharing feature is pretty cool. It lets your contact know where you are at the moment so they know how far away you are and how long you might take to arrive. It can also help them point out if you are lost or provide directions. However given how much battery navigation apps can drain, this is obviously not a feature to enable 24/7.

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Google Home Now Gets Smarter About Adjusting Your Lights
Smart speakers are supposed to be smart, but there are some things that AI still can’t quite grasp yet and that is context. This is why sometimes speaking to digital assistants can feel a bit unnatural, but clearly work is being done to improve on that. In fact Google Home seems to be getting better at understanding context.

G Suite Will Alert Admins Of Government-Based Attackers
As much as security improves on the technological front, the fact of the matter is that hacks still happen and in some cases, some of the cybersecurity attacks actually come from hackers that are backed by their respective governments. For those who use Google’s G Suite of productivity apps and services, not to worry as Google has your back.

Starbucks Cards On Android Can Now Be Reloaded Using Google Pay
If you buy your coffee at Starbucks often and don’t like to use cash and would prefer the convenience of mobile payments, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Starbucks app for Android has recently been updated to version 4.1.1 where it will now support users reloading the card using Google Pay.

YouTube Music Will Get Feature Improvements Every Two Weeks
Google’s new music streaming service called YouTube Music was launched earlier this year. Its library of songs matches the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. YouTube Music takes things one step further by leveraging the vast collection of music videos on YouTube as well but many users didn’t like that a lot of features that they expected from the streaming service were missing. Google has now confirmed that it’s going […]

Censored Google Search Reportedly Being Prepared For China
Many of Google’s services remain blocked in China. Its core service, Google Search, was shut down by the company in 2010 due to the government’s attempts to “limit free speech on the web,” the company said back then. According to a new report, Google wants to return to China and is developing a censored search engine for the country. The China-specific Google Search will block websites such as Wikipedia and […]

Google Pixelbook ReviewEditor's Pick
Even with the Core i5 edition, the Pixelbook delivers an exemplary, flawless web experience, with a user interface that can be smoother than more powerful PCs.

Google Limits The Number Of Notches An Android Device Can Have
Android device manufacturers have jumped on the notched display bandwagon in droves. The Essential Phone was one of the first to feature a notch before it was popularized by the iPhone X and then everyone started doing it. Most smartphones that we have seen so far don’t have more than one notch but Google is hedging its bets against a potential problem in the future by laying down the law […]

Google Clock App Now Does Spotify Alarms
Don’t like boring old alarm sounds? Google’s Clock app now offers the ability to wake up to your favorite music on Spotify. The app lets users swap the conventional alarm sounds with their favorite tracks. They will require the latest versions of both the Spotify and Clock apps to take advantage of this feature.Once you have the latest versions of the Spotify and Clock apps on your device, you can […]

Latest Google App Beta Pulled For Repeated Crashes
While getting into a beta always seems exciting because it means that you get to use apps and features that others can’t, there is a downside which is that betas aren’t meant to be used as daily drivers. This means that you should approach betas with the understanding that the app might not work the way you hope it would.

Google Calendar Now Makes It Easier To Reschedule Meetings
Google Calendar is a great tool if you’re looking to schedule a meeting, but what if you needed to reschedule said meeting? For those who rely on Google Calendar to keep them up to date with their meetings, Google has introduced a new update that will make rescheduling meetings a lot easier.