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News and Press

Google calls Microsoft’s cloud practices in the EU anti-competitive

February 28, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google Cloud has joined AWS and Europe-based Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) in protesting Microsoft’s anticompetitive cloud software licensing practices in the EU. “Microsoft’s cloud licensing restrictions restrict choice and create harmful downstream impacts for companies, ranging from […]


App Review, Applications

How to use Google’s genAI-powered note-taking app

February 15, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Among the experimental tools that Google offers is NotebookLM, a bare-bones notes app that you use in your web browser. What makes it interesting is that it uses Google’s generative AI chatbot (variously known as Bard or Duet AI and […]


News and Press

Microsoft and Google invest in AI in Europe

February 15, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft have both announced huge investments in artificial intelligence in Western Europe this week, likely to get ahead of proposed European Union AI regulations likely to be introduced in April. A new Google AI hub […]


App Review, Applications

The real problem with Google’s new Gemini Android assistant

February 13, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’ll be honest: I was really hoping for an “aha!” moment over these past few days. Ever since Google made it clear that it was working to bring its next-gen generative AI chatbot into Android as a replacement for Google […]


Android, Operating System

Give yourself a magnificent new Android multitasking shortcut

February 9, 2024

Via: Computerworld

as there ever been a feature as packed with potential and simultaneously easy to forget as Android’s screen-splitting system? On the surface, splitting your screen to see two apps together at the same time seems like a stunningly splendid feat. […]


App Review, Applications

Meta to label AI-generated images from Google, OpenAI and Adobe

February 7, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Meta is working on developing tools to identify images synthetically produced by generative AI systems at scale across its social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, the company said on Tuesday. “…we’ve been working with industry partners to […]


App security, Applications

What a future without browser cookies looks like

February 7, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Most online users have experienced it. You do an online search for healthcare purposes, travel information, or something to buy and soon you’re being bombarded with emails and targeted online ads for everything related to your search. That’s because browser […]


App Review, Applications

How to use the new genAI template tool in Google Sheets

February 2, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Need ideas or motivation to help you build a spreadsheet in Google Sheets? You can browse through the templates that are included in this office app and select one to customize. But a more intriguing option is to use a […]


App Review, Applications

You can now use AI to search by vibes in Google Maps

February 1, 2024

Via: BGR

Artificial intelligence is an ever-evolving technology that finds new use cases on what feels like a daily basis. In my bingo card for AI, however, I never thought that I’d be writing about Google using its artificial intelligence tools to […]


Android, Operating System

14 advanced Android 14 tips

January 26, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Android 14 may not exactly be new at this point, but it’s a relatively recent rollout for lots of Android devices — and no matter how long you’ve had it on your phone or tablet, it’s probably still packing some […]


News and Press

Google settles $1.7 billion lawsuit over AI chips patent infringement

January 25, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google has settled a $1.7 billion lawsuit over AI chips patent infringement filed by computer scientist Joseph Bates and his company Singular, the company said on Wednesday. The settlement, according to a Reuters report, was reached on the same day […]


App Review, Applications

Google is building even more AI features into Chrome – here’s what’s new

January 23, 2024

Via: BGR

The entire technology industry — at least companies — seems to be completely bought into the AI future. Google and Microsoft seemed like they quickly fell into a battle to the death over who could integrate their AI technology into […]


News and Press

Google CEO warns of more job cuts as the company preps for ‘ambitious goals’

January 18, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, has warned the company’s workforce about upcoming job losses as Google moves investments toward new technologies, such as AI, according to a memo called, “2024 priorities and the year ahead,” CNBC reported. “The reality […]


News and Press

Google targets retail sector with new genAI tools, hardware

January 11, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google’s latest foray into the world of generative AI (genAI) is focused on the retail industry with custom chatbots, intelligent inventory assistants, and edge devices customized for retail businesses. The retail-oriented chatbot and other features were announced Thursday ahead of […]


Android, Operating System

The question no one’s answering about AI on Android in 2024

January 10, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’m typically not one for sweeping tech predictions. This year, though, it seems safe to put one particularly bold premonition out into the virtual wild. It’s less of a prediction, mind you, and more of a certainty we’re already seeing […]


App Review, Applications

Google Assistant’s forgotten memory magic

January 3, 2024

Via: Computerworld

If there’s one thing I always remember these days, it’s that my malleable mammal memory sure ain’t what it used to be. As (I think) I’ve said plenty of times before, my brain stopped storing new stuff somewhere around 2014. […]


Laptops, Products

The top Chromebook tips of 2023

December 29, 2023

Via: Computerworld

More than any other platform, Google’s ChromeOS is in a constant state of evolution — and if you blink for a minute, you’re bound to miss some promising new possibility or progression. For those of us who rely on Chromebooks […]


Android Phone, Products

The top Google Pixel tips of 2023

December 22, 2023

Via: Computerworld

More and more, there are Android tips — and then there are Pixel tips. Owning a Google Pixel phone has become a ticket of sorts to a uniquely top-tier type of Android experience. With Google’s pure vision for the way […]


App Review, Applications

The best Android apps for business in 2024

December 19, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Trying to find the right app for any given area on Android is a lot like trying to order dinner at a restaurant with way too many options on the menu. How can you possibly find the right choice in […]


App Review, Applications

Apple Pay will need to open up to a little more competition

December 12, 2023

Via: Computerworld

In the wake of Epic’s major app store win against Google, Apple may be looking to open up some of its Apple Pay tech to mobile payment rivals. The iPhone maker has decided to make the offer rather than submit […]