Tom Rodman

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Google is using AI to see inside the brain like never before

Neuroscientists have a lot of data on the brain—we can see it, take pictures of it, study it. But for all the data, the brain’s workings are still relatively unknown.<p>A new paper published in Nature Methods might help neuroscientists better understand the structure of the brain and how it functions, …

Research Center

6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

Your phone is now essentially your personal assistant -- and like any aide, it needs the right set of tools to do its job effectively.The good news? …

Apps

5 traits of the most successful teams, according to Google

Teamwork is an inescapable and necessary part of most jobs. The Harvard Business Review has found that “the time spent by managers and employees in …

teammembers

Lawmakers investigate how AI in Apple, Google invade privacy

We all carry smartphones. It’s become one of the most important things we grab along with our keys and wallet when we walk out of our home in the …

Privacy

Google works with the UN to monitor environmental changes

Google is partnering with the United Nations to help measure the impact of human activity on ecosystems around the world. The project, which launches today, will provide real-time data to organizations and countries looking to plan and direct actions in response to quickly changing environmental …

Sustainable Development Goals

Google Chrome to add ‘Heavy Page Capping’ bandwidth usage alert on desktop, mobile

Chrome is seemingly always picking up handy new features, and recently it’s added a new option to help users keep track of their data usage while browsing the web.<p>Spotted by <i>Chrome Story</i>, the Canary release of Google Chrome has just added a new flag called “Heavy Page Capping.” This option is a …

Google

Walmart slashes Google Home prices for Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is a great time to find great deals on Echo devices, but if you only use Google for all of your smart home needs, those savings …

Smart Homes

Google opens Edinburgh training centre

Google has opened Scotland’s first ‘Digital Garage’ today and launched a new training programme in Glasgow.The training venue, located at Shandwick …

Ruth Davidson

5 Essential Google Home Compatible Devices

The Google Assistant is getting better and better and that’s not going to change any time soon, especially considering Google’s artificial intelligence prowess. But perhaps the best thing about the Google Assistant has nothing to do with the Assistant itself, but more to do with the fact that it …

Smart Homes

Google's Top Ranking Factors For Local SEO

According to Google, nearly two-thirds of smartphone users are likely to purchase from companies that customize online information to a user’s location.<p>In today’s high-tech society, it’s not enough to have a tastefully designed sign outside of your office or to hand out business cards at every …

Local Search

Google’s new ‘Seedbank’ is home to ML project examples for developers to run & edit

Starting with the Machine Learning Crash Course in February, Google has released a number of tools and resources for developers to learn and integrate artificial intelligence. Seedbank is the latest and a home to interactive ML examples that run in the web and can be quickly edited.<p>Shared by the …

Machine Learning

Chrome users could be set for new look thanks to Google Photos

Getty • GoogleIt is unclear whether the feature would be available on all platforms Chrome is available<p>The tech giant added a new option to its …

Google Photos

Facebook hires Google silicon bigwig, but why?

• Facebook has hired a key Google engineer for its fledgling silicon design efforts.<br>• The new employee founded Google’s consumer silicon team, according to his LinkedIn account.<br>• The new hire will reportedly be working under Facebook’s head of virtual and augmented reality.<p>Facebook has hired a …

facebookhires

Google Roundup: Eight New Features Plus A Major Security Upgrade For Chrome

Google was busy this week with upgrades and new features for its apps and devices, and a major security update for the Chrome browser. Here are some of the changes Google rolled out recently.<p><b>Google Home supports URL and iCal calendars</b><p>The Assistant in Google Home will now tell you about events from …

Google Pay

Google Pixel 3 could be the best smartphone of 2018 for these five reasons

Google • Phone DesignerThe Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to drastically reduce bezels<p>But in a year that has already seen notable flagships from …

Google Pixel

5 things to know as EU readies massive Android antritrust fine against Google

More than one year after the European Union hit Google with a record $2.72 billion antitrust fine over search engine abuses, regulators are reportedly on the verge of levelling an even larger fine related to the Android mobile operating system.<p>While the fine could technically be as high as $11 …

Apps

Google's Day of Reckoning Is About the Next Billion Users

You have to give one thing to Facebook Inc.: Confronted by a torrent of accusations of misbehavior over the past 12 months, the world’s largest social network has at least made the effort to be conciliatory.<p>The same cannot be said about Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The European Commission will this week …

Google Search

POLITICO

Bracing for Brexit will involve new EU legislation and an array of other changes to avoid disruption.<p>The UK diplomatic footprint in the EU capital is …

Brexit

Best Google Home, Nest Deals On Now To Compete With Amazon Prime Day: Walmart, Target, Best Buy

Amazon Prime Day is almost upon us and, inevitably, there are plenty of deals available on Amazon’s excellent range of smart home devices with Alexa built in, especially the Echo Show which has dropped in price by $100 from $229 to $129.<p>You can read all about the best Amazon Prime Day deals in …

Shopping

How to Create a Nested List in Google Keep

Google Keep resembles Post-It Notes in all but name. And it’s even more convenient because it’s instantly available online no matter where you are. …

'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

<b>Accra, Ghana (CNN) —</b> "Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time.<p>I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through …

Africa

Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re considering making the switch from a traditional PC (or Mac) to a Chromebook, you may be concerned about the transition. Not to …

Google

Google Chrome Has A Nasty Surprise

With over 60% market share, Chrome is the undisputed king of web browsers. A key factor behind this is Google’s commitment to keeping it seamlessly updated with essential fixes and optimizations, but now the company has admitted Chrome’s latest upgrade comes with an unavoidable nasty</i> …

Google Chrome

Shop ebay And Get A Free Google Home Mini

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past week, you’re probably aware that Amazon’s annual Prime Day shenanigans will soon be upon us. …

Google Home Mini

A look at Chrome’s new tab design

Chrome's big UI revamp gets another version on nightly builds.<p>Chrome is getting a major redesign soon, and this week new changes have started to land …

Material Design

Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, …

How to Access Hidden Chrome Features and Settings Using the Chrome:// Pages

Chrome is a pretty simple browser on the outside, but there are tons of pages built in for advanced settings, tweaks, tests, and more. All of these …

Google

Google Fiber could get a jolt from FCC utility pole policy

Google Fiber could get serious help from a new rule (PDF) the FCC is set to pass that would give individual companies access to poles across the US. Currently, independent bodies -- like, say, a new internet provider -- who want to add their lines to poles must request telecoms to do the work, but …

Telecoms

Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts. Based on his LinkedIn profile, Rabii led the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Forget the sex, the hot new book about Google is an important reminder of what Sergey and Larry are really after

An upcoming book is getting some media attention for including an unflattering characterization of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. But there's a lot more to the story.<p>Some original Google employees remember Brin as a "playboy" during the company's early days, as well as a manager who thought nothing …

Artificial Intelligence