Google

Google has conquered American classrooms — now Microsoft is striking back with cheap PCs and a Minecraft upgrade

• <b>While Microsoft dominates the global market for classroom PCs, Google Chrome OS rules the roost in the United States.</b>• <b><br>Microsoft is teaming up with partners including Lenovo to bring a new line of cheap, sub-$300 PCs to market, to take on Google's low-cost Chromebooks.</b>• <b><br>Microsoft says that a Windows PC</b> …

Microsoft

How to back up and restore text messages on Android

How do I back up and restore text messages on Android?<p>Backing up text messages on Android isn't part of Google's cloud service, mainly because Google …

Android News

Yes, you’ll be able to mute ‘always listening’ HomePod

New icons uncovered in the latest iOS 11.2.5 developer build confirm that, yes, folks will be able to disable the microphone on Apple’s HomePod speaker should so they wish to do so.<p>Given Apple’s privacy conscious policies, and the fact that rival speakers made by Amazon and Google allow the same to …

Google Home

Apple HomePod smart home speaker: Should I buy this $349 device?

Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, just earned approval from the Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) a crucial step every wireless device must …

Automation

We Couldn’t Afford An Oculus, So We Built One

Like a lot of 16-year-olds, [Maxime Coutée] wanted an Oculus Rift. Unlike a lot of 16-year-olds, [Maxime] and friends [Gabriel] and [Jonas] built one …

Oculus Rift

You will soon be able to buy audiobooks on Google Play

• A banner on Google Play teased the appearance of a dedicated audiobooks section.<br>• That section looks to also show up in Google Play Books.<br>• The link to it currently does not work, though that could change very soon.<p>Already home to apps, movies, TV shows, musics, books, and more, Google Play looks to …

Google Play

Sergei Eisenstein: 5 Things To Know About Soviet Filmmaker & Today’s Google Doodle

Google Doodle is honoring Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein on Jan. 22, which would have been his 120th birthday. Here are 5 key facts to know about …

Russia

Fitbit's 6 Biggest Blunders

Why is the world’s top wearables maker trading 70% below its IPO price?<p><b>Fitbit</b> (NYSE:FIT) went public at $20 in June 2015, and enthusiastic bulls -- …

Stocks

NRF 2018: Cryptocurrencies “won’t take off”, says Visa executive

Accepting bitcoin payments is not something retailers should worry about any time soon, according to Visa’s CEO, Alfred Kelly.<p>Kelly told the audience …

Bitcoin

Deal: Get $50 off Google Assistant-powered JBL Link 10, 20, 300 smart speakers

Fresh off of taking over almost every type of gadget in sight at CES 2018, there’s no better time to take the plunge and bring Google Assistant into your home with a smart speaker.<p>While Google’s own Home family is still arguably the best of the bunch, if Google’s smart speakers don’t take your …

Audiophile

Putting Google Assistant in everything is easy — getting everything *else* in there is hard

Now that Google and Qualcomm have the silicon worked out, it's time to get (really) serious about the services.<p>It sure didn't take Google too long to …

Android News

You can now replace your Nexus 5X with a Moto X4 Android One on Project Fi

Google’s returns options for Nexus 5X owners on Project Fi came under fire last month. With dwindling units of the Nexus 5X—a handset prone to bootloops—in stock, users returning faulty units were offered a $100 Google Play Store credit or a $53 check instead of a replacement handset. Naturally, …

Mobile Technology

Thought Police for the 21st Century

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>DETROIT -- The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms …

Liberal View

Android Auto Is on the Way to Beat Apple’s “Clunky” CarPlay.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Google with Android Auto is all set to beat CarPlay with new features and improvements. The company is working on bringing its …

African-American News

The Next New Military Specialty Should Be Software Developers

The words “soldier” and “airman” do not immediately evoke the image of workers in grease-stained coveralls turning wrenches on tanks, personnel …

Eric Schmidt

I don’t regret firing man who wrote anti-diversity memo: Google’s Sundar Pichai

When asked about Google’s decision to fire Damore during an interview with MSNBC, Pichai said. “I don’t regret it. It was the right decision”. (File …

Sundar Pichai

Voice Search: It's Not Just for eCommerce

If you’re like me, you enjoy the convenience of your voice assistant. It’s great to tell Alexa, “order cat food”, and it arrives in two days. This is …

Google Voice

Marc Benioff: taking on Silicon Valley’s noxious culture

From the 61st floor of the new Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco, you really can see forever. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a 360-degree view …

Silicon Valley

A decade after the Great Recession, we're outsourcing home appraisals to India

Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that banks are getting …

Real Estate

Google Gaining Ground in the Battle for Smart Homes

Amazon's Alexa is the leader for now, but Google has a lot going for it.<p>The smart-home market is a hotly contested space where tech titans <b>Amazon</b> …

Investing

The horses and riders for CSI5*-W Zürich

This week<p>CSI5*-W Leipzig<b><br>Germany</b><p>Website Schedule Route/Address Leipziger Messe, Messe-Allee 1, D-04356 Leipzig See on Google Maps Timetable Results …

Show Jumping

After one year of Trump, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sounds a lot different about immigration — and that might be a good thing

• <b>Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company wants to be a constructive voice in the immigration debate.</b>• <b><br>The immigration issue hits very close to home for Silicon Valley tech companies, and Pichais' comments signal that the industry is rethinking its tactics to fight for the cause.</b><p>Almost exactly one …

U.S. Politics

Only one road in the world leads from Russia to North Korea — and you can take a trip down it on Google Maps

North Korea is arguably the most secretive nation in the world.<p>It shares long borders with China to its north, and also with South Korea. But the third, and by far the shortest, frontier is an 11-mile stretch of land it shares with Russia.<p>Unlike the Chinese border, the Russian one has allowed …

Technology

Eight New Gmail Add-Ons And Features You Need Right Now

Google has done it again. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any smarter, it did so by integrating some of your favorite tools right into its Gmail platform, for a seamless way to operate and do business.<p>The new add-ons and features can help you do things faster on all your devices with just one …

Project Management

Google's Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

Google's Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As <i>The Verge</i> has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more prominent position on the keyboard, right on top beside …

Technology (India)

Audiobooks are coming soon to Google play store

It looks like Google is coming into audible books market to challenge existing players. Currently, Google play is popular for Mobile apps, Books, …

Google Play

How Google showed Apple that HomePod can succeed

Commentary: Apple's smart speaker might finally see the light of day shortly. Is it too late?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If you're only moved by the displays at CES, Google and Amazon have this smart speaker thing sewn up.<p>They're …

Google Home Mini

3 Growth Stocks With Virtual Monopolies

From internet search to record storage and security, these three businesses have a stranglehold on their markets.<p>Investing in high-quality growth …

Stocks

In the battle for the future of voice computers, Google is moving fast — but Amazon is still moving faster

• <b>Google was aggressively pushing its Assistant at CES 2018, with a marketing blitz and a party with a performance by John Legend.</b>• <b><br>Google announced a bunch of new, key partnerships with companies including LG, Sony, and Lenovo to integrate with the Google Assistant.</b>• <b><br>However, Amazon's Alexa, and its</b> …

Amazon

Amazon Go app hits Google Play just ahead of Seattle store opening

Amazon's getting ready to open up its checkout-free Amazon Go convenience store in Seattle tomorrow on January 22nd, and the corresponding app has …

Android News