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The Pixel 2 might come with a deal the iPhone can’t match

If you’re the kind of Android user who loves Google Pixel phones but hates their prices, you should know that the incoming Pixel 2 models are going …

Google Wants You To Read E-Books

Google has, for many years now, been trying to get its users to have better digital access to books. A contentious decision to scan “every book ever published,” according to a <i>New Yorker</i> article with the increasingly apt headline ”Google’s Moon Shot,” rested heavily on the formation of partnerships …

Libraries

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: We will regret sacrificing privacy for national security

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has warned that society could regret sacrificing privacy for law enforcement, as his company fights a long-running battle with the US Department of Justice over accessing customer emails.<p>Nadella, speaking to reporters in London on Friday, acknowledged the ongoing case …

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program.<p>In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or servants like the “Star Trek” computer or the <i>Star Wars</i> droids, machines warrant the …

Artificial Intelligence

theMuminun.com

Beware of being found where Allah prohibited you from, and beware of being absent from where Allah commanded you to be.<br>~ Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Jabbar …

Google Spaces is being shut down on April 17th

<b>Update 4/18/17</b>: Yesterday was April 17th, so Google Spaces is now dead. RIP.<p>With Google, products die just about as fast as they’re born. Spaces, which originally launched in May of 2016 — just before the kickoff of Google I/O 2016 — is being shuttered…<p>Spaces is closing its doors on April 17th, and …

Android News

Uber unsurprisingly denies Waymo claim that it stole self-driving technology

Yesterday, we told you that Alphabet’s Waymo filed a lawsuit against ride hailing service Uber over the theft of key self-driving vehicle technology. Unsurprisingly, Uber has now come out with a statement (via Business Insider) denying that Waymo’s claims have any basis in reality…<p>Here’s the …

Waymo

Google is bringing Allo to desktops, but maybe it should kill some other apps first

Google’s VP of communications products Nick Fox took to Twitter to share a screenshot of an upcoming browser-based version of the company’s AI-powered Allo messaging app, which you can see above.<p>Fox didn’t specify a release date for the desktop version or whether Allo would continue to be tied to a …

Apps

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

Alibaba, Amazon to build network in Bangladesh

The postal division is going to collaborate with global e-commerce giants Alibaba and Amazon to deliver their products across Bangladesh.<p>A pilot …

Enterprise Tech

Ugh, Uber wants you to bond with your fellow UberPOOL passengers

UberPOOL fucking sucks. I try avoid taking them much like I try to avoid contracting the flu. But sometimes, much like contracting the flu, it’s unavoidable.<p>There’s a lot to hate about UberPOOL, from the fact that your journey takes marginally longer (ugh), to the drunk couple sloppily making out …

Hobbies

Allo 5.0 rolling out w/ Chrome Custom Tabs, selfie-generated sticker packs on the way [APK Teardown]

With every Allo update has come features that almost no one is asking for, and the latest version of the app, 5.0, isn’t much exception. The new version is rolling out now on the Play Store with one major addition: Chrome Custom Tabs, for viewing web pages without leaving the app. But a quick …

Apps

Google app now saves searches made offline & performs them when a connection is regained

One area of focus that Google has been particularly working on for its apps and services has been better offline functionality. The latest feature of the Google app on Android queues searches made offline and automatically runs them when a connection is regained.<p>Aimed at alleviating spotty …

Apps

Research for WSJ raises concern over just how much Google advertises its products on its own ad platform

Following the launch of the Pixel, Google embarked on a massive marketing campaign to promote its first wholly-made device. Encompassing print, TV, and online ads, the latter form of marketing is now under scrutiny. According to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> analysis, ads for Google-made products …

AdWords

Teardown reveals Google Photos on mobile will soon let you edit time & date for your pictures

Google Photos does a great job of automatically organizing your photos based on their EXIF data, but sometimes that data isn’t exactly correct — leading to some out of place photos in the timeline. On the desktop version of Photos, it’s pretty easy to edit the time and date of a photo with just a …

Google

Welcoming Fabric to Google

<i>Originally posted on the Firebase Blog</i><i></i><br>Posted by Francis Ma, Firebase Product Manager<br>Almost eight months ago, we launchedthe expansion of Firebase to …

Apps

Alphabet Just Beginning To Monetize Its Ventures While Trading At A Discount

The hardware sales throughout Q4 is expected to drive short-term earnings with an upside outlook of 51% in the next 12-18 months.<p>The company begins …

Investing

Zuckerberg's pledged Facebook donation arouses skepticism in Europe

Mark Zuckerbergand his wife's pledge to donate 99% of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes has met with frosty reserve in Germany, Britain and other parts of Europe where the company has a reputation for paying little tax.<p>Concern that Zuckerberg was using philanthropy to avoid taxes echoed …

Social Media

How Jack Ma beat Sundar Pichai on his home turf

Browser wars are back! And surprisingly, Alibaba’s Chrome alternative - UC Browser - dominates the Indian browser market.

Google Chrome

Google is ramping up hiring for its ambitious plan to make 'energy kites'

In the past few months, Google has posted more than 30 Makani job openings ,and a recent posting on the company's LinkedIn page boasts that the team is "growing rapidly."<p>The division has said that its experimental technology can produce 50% more energy with 90% less materials than traditional wind …

11 Best Lines Steve Jobs Used in an Interview | Inc.com

For anyone seeking inspiration, motivation, or perspective, you just can't do better than Steve Jobs. Though he died relatively young and built both his fame and his fortune from making consumer electronics, Jobs casts a very long shadow. That's in part because of the iconic products he made and …

Babe Ruth

The secret of web success: figure out what your user wants, then give it to them

We all want to give our users an optimal user experience; it has been one of the more recent pillars of web design. Most people equate good user …

Web Design

Here's why RBS is using Facebook to replace company emails

If you've never heard of Facebook at Work, don't worry. Facebook is trialing the software, which competes against Slack (a buzzy messaging client for teams), email, Microsoft's Yammer (a Skype-like messaging client) and others, on a small number of companies before making it available to …

Google Outsmarts Competition With Custom Machine Types In The Cloud

Customers migrating to the public cloud get overwhelmed with the number of instance types and the categories offered by the providers. As of November 1st, 2015, Amazon EC2 has 39 instance types to choose from 6 different instance families. Though AWS takes pride in rapidly adding features and …

Cloud Computing

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Twitter for Android now using Chrome Custom Tabs when opening links

Chrome Custom Tabs were announced at I/O earlier this year and finally rolled out with version 45 of Chrome for Android in September. Users are now starting to see the official Twitter for Android app adopting them when opening links.<p>For developers, Custom Tabs allow them to customize how Chrome …

Software

Internet Explorer End of Support for Older Versions | Windows for Business

Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ended<p>Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a …

This robot can print emoji on your fingernails

Your manicure can get an upgrade with slices of pepperoni pizza and kissy face emojis thanks to the Nailbot, a portable robot that prints images …

Google Translate’s Star Wars easter egg could help you chat with C-3PO

C-3PO is arguably one of the most well-versed characters in Star Wars. With fluency in over 6 million forms of communication, he can put most of us to shame.<p>Luckily, Google has added Aurebesh, the ancient written language used in the Star Wars movies, to Translate so you can brush up on your skills.<p>…

Movies

This is Slack’s first ad campaign

Team messaging service Slack is set to unleash its first major ad campaign across the US and the Web. The creatives feature a riot of colors, sweets, animals and happy white-collar employees.<p>Accompanying the eye-popping imagery are stats on how Slack helps cut down on meetings and email, and boosts …