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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Aug 24, 2019 at 05:00.

Google Stamps Out Political Speech Among Staff With New Workplace Guidelines

Google Stamps Out Political Speech Among Staff With New Workplace Guidelines

Google is fed up with employees expressing political opinions.

The company has issued new community guidelines on Thursday that address what employees are allowed to say within the company. According to the new rules, “disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news” doesn’t “build community,” and employees should, therefore, “Avoid conversations that are...

Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Aug 23, 2019 at 22:30. 3 comments

Google Photos ha indexado todo el texto de tu galería: ahora puedes buscarlo y copiarlo

Google Photos ha indexado todo el texto de tu galería: ahora puedes buscarlo y copiarlo

Google Photos es una de las herramientas de software más potentes que podemos usar gratis, pero también una de las más inquietantes. Si ya daba escalofríos que la galería de fotos de Google reconociera caras y escenas con una asombrosa precisión, mira lo que pasa ahora cuando buscas una palabra o frase.

Google ha introducido su propia tecnología de reconocimiento de caracteres en Google...

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David Nield David Nield Aug 23, 2019 at 21:10.

Why Nest Accounts are Becoming Google Accounts and What You Can Do About It

Why Nest Accounts are Becoming Google Accounts and What You Can Do About It

It’s official: If you’ve got a Nest account, you can now swap everything over to your Google account. But should you do it right away, if at all? And why is Google asking you to combine accounts anyway? Here’s everything you need to know if you’ve got Nest-branded smart home gear set up.

A brief Google and Nest history

As you may or may not remember, Nest Labs was formed in 2010 by ex-Apple...

Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Aug 23, 2019 at 05:59. 1 comments

YouTube Dismantles 'Influence Operation' Targeting Hong Kong Protests, Avoids Discussing Its Reach

YouTube Dismantles 'Influence Operation' Targeting Hong Kong Protests, Avoids Discussing Its Reach

YouTube has disabled some 210 channels it says were used in a coordinated “influence operation” spreading disinformation related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. However, the company refused to answer any questions on Thursday when asked how users had been successfully targeted.

The channels it removed behaved “in a coordinated manner,” Shane Huntley, a software engineer on Google’s...

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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Aug 23, 2019 at 04:44. 3 comments

'Knewz' Is Krupert Kmurdoch's Kgoogle Knews Kalternative

'Knewz' Is Krupert Kmurdoch's Kgoogle Knews Kalternative

There’s some good knewz for people who don’t mind really dumb names and do believe that big tech has an anti-conservative bias—New Corp has been building an alternative to Google News, tentatively called Knewz.com.

The Wall Street Journal reported that its parent company is planning on releasing the news-aggregation platform later this year, but could potentially decide not to launch it.

The...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Aug 21, 2019 at 22:10.

Gmail Is Getting Autocorrect to Fix Your Duckups

Gmail Is Getting Autocorrect to Fix Your Duckups
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Everyone has carefully crafted and proofread an email, only to find a glaring typo or grammatical error after hitting send. To help our fallible human eyes, Google is introducing new spelling and grammar autocorrection to Gmail.

21 of the Best Gmail Features You Might Not Have Found Yet

Almost everyone is...

Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 21, 2019 at 11:40. 12 comments

YouTube Concedes Robot Fight Videos Are Not Actually Animal Cruelty After Removing Them by Mistake

YouTube Concedes Robot Fight Videos Are Not Actually Animal Cruelty After Removing Them by Mistake

Google subsidiary YouTube has admitted that it made a mistake when, citing its policies against “deliberate infliction of animal suffering” such as “dog fighting and cock fighting,” it removed several videos of robots fighting, per reports in Motherboard and the Verge. The videos are again available.

According to Motherboard, the takedowns were first noted by YouTube channel Maker’s Muse and...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Aug 21, 2019 at 02:29. 4 comments

Ahora puedes descargar Google Go, una versión ligera del buscador que ahorra hasta un 40% de datos

Ahora puedes descargar Google Go, una versión ligera del buscador que ahorra hasta un 40% de datos

Google ha decidido lanzar globalmente Google Go, una versión ligera de la app de Google para Android que solo estaba disponible en países emergentes.

Puedes usar Google Go como alternativa al buscador principal de Google cuando necesitas ahorrar datos móviles o estás en un lugar con poca cobertura. La aplicación ocupa apenas 7 MB y está diseñada para optimizar los resultados de las búsquedas...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 16, 2019. 4 comments

Huawei Plans to Triple R&D Staff in Russia by 2025 According to Russian State Media

Huawei Plans to Triple R&D Staff in Russia by 2025 According to Russian State Media

Huawei plans to triple its research and development (R&D) staff in Russia within the next six years, according to a new report from Russian state media outlet Sputnik. The Chinese tech giant, which is currently the largest telecom company in the world, will reportedly hire about 500 new staff by the end of the year and 1,000 more personnel after that.

Huawei currently has about 550 people at...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Aug 16, 2019. 4 comments

Microsoft Confirms Your Cortana and Skype Recordings Aren't Private Either, Surprising No One

Microsoft Confirms Your Cortana and Skype Recordings Aren't Private Either, Surprising No One

At this point, if you don’t want strangers to listen to recordings from your devices, it’s looking like you may just have to go off the grid. On Thursday, Microsoft became the latest tech giant to admit it uses human contractors to review its users’ audio. So in case you’ve lost track by now, that list also includes Apple , Amazon , Facebook , and Google .

The news comes via a quiet update to...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Aug 16, 2019. 13 comments

Google's New 'Reminders' Feature Seems Like a Great Way to Piss Off Everyone You Live With

Google's New 'Reminders' Feature Seems Like a Great Way to Piss Off Everyone You Live With

Google has announced a new feature for Assistant to that enables anyone in a given Google family group—be they family, friends, or god help us, roommates—to receive an “assignable reminder,” which Google says might include anything from completing chores to notes of encouragement.

In theory, this sounds great. But reader, I have some concerns.

According to Google, the feature works by...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 15, 2019. 15 comments

List of Former Googlers Claiming Google Hates Conservatives Just Keeps Getting Dumber

List of Former Googlers Claiming Google Hates Conservatives Just Keeps Getting Dumber

In 2017, the world was introduced to James Damore , a Google engineer who published a document to the company’s internal message boards claiming (inaccurately ) that genetic differences between men and women explain disparate representation in the engineering profession and that the company’s diversity initiatives had created bias in its hiring processes.

After Google fired Damore, he started...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Aug 15, 2019. 2 comments

Google Is Doing Something Good With Its Money This Hurricane Season

Google Is Doing Something Good With Its Money This Hurricane Season

After natural disasters strike, families are forced to cobble their lives back together. However, federal aid may take months to reach the hands of those who need it. In the interim, organizations usually rally to send items such as food and water into hard-hit communities, but what if groups gave survivors cold, hard cash so they could buy what they actually need?

Google’s nonprofit arm is...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 14, 2019. 7 comments

FTC Chief: Well Yes, We Could Break Up Big Tech, But Only If We Really, Really Wanted to or Something

FTC Chief: Well Yes, We Could Break Up Big Tech, But Only If We Really, Really Wanted to or Something

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Joe Simons, acknowledged in an interview on Tuesday that perhaps maybe, just maybe, one outcome of an FTC task force inquiry into whether tech giants violated anticompetition laws could be forcing them to break up into smaller companies, according to reports in Reuters and Bloomberg.

The likes of Facebook probably aren’t quaking in their...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Aug 13, 2019. 6 comments

Google Fixes Dumb Screw Up With Promotional Store Credit for Pixel 3a Owners

Google Fixes Dumb Screw Up With Promotional Store Credit for Pixel 3a Owners

Google tells us it will fix a problem that prevented Pixel 3a owners from using a promotional store credit to pre-order Stadia Founder’s Edition.

For the last few months, Google has been offering a nice little deal off and on. Buy a Pixel 3a, and you’ll get $100 to be spent in the online Google Store. The catch is that you have to spend the $100 within a few months. If you don’t spend it...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 12, 2019. 11 comments

Russia Demands Google Cease Sending YouTube Push Notifications for Protest Livestreams

Russia Demands Google Cease Sending YouTube Push Notifications for Protest Livestreams

Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has demanded that Google cease promoting livestreams of demonstrations with push notifications, a day after “tens of thousands” of Russians “staged what observers called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday,” Reuters reported.

In a statement,...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Aug 08, 2019. 5 comments

Cómo probar el nuevo Google Maps con indicaciones en realidad aumentada

Cómo probar el nuevo Google Maps con indicaciones en realidad aumentada

Mi orientación espacial es prácticamente nula, así que llevo esperando el Google Maps del futuro desde que se presentó en la conferencia para desarrolladores de Google el año pasado. Es el Maps de siempre, pero con una nueva función de realidad aumentada que te ofrece indicaciones sobre la imagen de la cámara.

El modo Live View llega por fin esta semana a través de la versión beta de Google...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Aug 08, 2019. 3 comments

Se filtran las posibles características del Pixel 4: pantalla de 90Hz, 6GB de RAM y más

Se filtran las posibles características del Pixel 4: pantalla de 90Hz, 6GB de RAM y más

Si algo echamos de menos en el Galaxy Note 10 que Samsung presentó ayer fue una pantalla más fluida . Ahora Google podría adelantar a su rival dotando al Pixel 4 con un panel de 90Hz, como el del OnePlus 7 Pro o el Nubia Red Magic 3 .

En contraposición a una pantalla de 60Hz, un panel con una frecuencia de barrido de 90 hercios hace que las animaciones del sistema se vean más fluidas y el...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 06, 2019. 15 comments

Trump Boosts Fired Google Engineer Who Proposed Richard Spencer Fundraiser, Suggested Skinheads Rebrand

Trump Boosts Fired Google Engineer Who Proposed Richard Spencer Fundraiser, Suggested Skinheads Rebrand

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump finally took the time to issue a (hollow and thoroughly unconvincing ) denunciation of white supremacy in the wake of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas over the weekend that collectively resulted in at least 31 deaths and scores of injuries—in the latter case involving a gunman whose manifesto clearly reflected Trump’s racist...

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Aug 05, 2019. 2 comments

Google Play Pass o Apple Arcade, ¿cuál es mejor?

Google Play Pass o Apple Arcade, ¿cuál es mejor?

Los servicios de suscripción están de moda, y es fácil entender por qué. A todo el mundo le encanta un modelo “buffet” —Netflix, por ejemplo—donde pueda pagar una sola tarifa mensual a un precio razonable y consiga acceso ilimitado a un conjunto de cosas que le interesan, ya sean documentales, series, o (ahora) aplicaciones.

Pronto podrás suscribirte a los principales servicios de Apple y...

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