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Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi isn't working like it should, Google Home or Chromecast may be the affecting it. Here's what you can do to right now.<p>If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129.00 at Walmart) speaker or Chromecast ($35.00 at Walmart) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13,</i> …

Wi-Fi

This is how Google Maps knows how long your journey will take

Satnavs have long since replaced the trusty AA road map which used to be found buried under blankets in the boot of a car, with many of us now …

Maps

How to use Google's mega-hit viral app, which compares your selfies to famous works of art

From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, my social media feeds of late are flooded with selfies next to famous artwork.<p>Moreover, the selfies are seemingly parallel in nature to the artwork.<p>You probably know what I'm talking about. These things:<p>As it turns out, all those photos are from a Google app …

Entertainment

I used the Google Pixelbook as my only laptop at CES - and it completely converted me

The Google Pixelbook is a truly excellent piece of hardware, as I stated in my review of it over two months ago. The refrain so often heard about …

Technology

Google's forgetting the early web

XML pioneer and early blogger Tim Bray went looking through Google for some posts he knew about from 2006 and 2008 and found that Google couldn't …

Cory Doctorow

Want To Join A Corporate Board? Here's How, Part One

Would you like to be on a corporate board? I’m here to tell you that you can. I’ve been on the Luby’s/Fuddrucker’s board since 2003, and it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I started from some pretty humble beginnings, and I’m guessing I had a few naysayers out there who thought …

Entrepreneurship

Google’s job initiative launches online IT support course, no prior experience required

Last year, Google announced a $1 billion initiative to teach the skills needed for new digital jobs in light of increasing automation. The latest part of the program is the Google IT Support Professional Certificate — an online course that does not require any prior experience.<p>Hosted on Coursera, …

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Walt Disney World To Begin Cashless Test Program For Resort Hotels Next Month

Walt Disney World is moving ever forward into the future, and next month’s test will put them closer to not accepting cash and only taking electronic …

Walt Disney Company

Your Wi-Fi Dropouts May Be Google's Fault

Google Cast devices are flooding your router with data every time they wake up.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Wi-Fi

Over 500,000 Users Impacted by Four Malicious Chrome Extensions

Security researchers from US cyber-security firm ICEBRG have spotted four Chrome extensions featuring malicious code that were available through the …

Information Security

4 Ways Google's Android Beats Samsung's Android... and 3 Ways it Doesn't

Google and Samsung are locked in a battle at the premium end of the Android smartphone market, and one of the reasons why you might pick a Google …

Google

What to do if the Google Arts & Culture App isn't working for you

By now, you’ve likely seen your fair share of Google Arts and Culture selfies on your news feed. It’s the app responsible for all those museum …

Chromecast Devices Can Cause Wifi Connectivity Issues

Some of Google’s streaming hardware is causing Wifi connectivity issues, according to multiple reports from router makes as well as affected users. …

Wi-Fi

Google denies launching optimized version of Maps for China

Google's presence in China has increased marginally in recent times, but those excited about a rumoured optimized version of Maps for the country will be disappointed to learn the claims are untrue. Earlier this week Japan news site <i>Nikkei</i> reported that Google had launched a China-specific version …

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Google’s Confusing Gmail Security Alert Looks Exactly Like a Phishing Attempt

Security researchers say the legitimate email is training people to have bad email hygiene.<p>Last week, my partner got a strange email alert from Google—or at least it looked like it came from Google.<p>Alarmed and confused, she immediately forwarded it to me.<p>“What the what?” she wrote in the email.<p>My …

Security

Five Learning Tips for Smart Adults

Source: Pexels, Public Domain<i>This is part of a series of tips for smart people. The others are: Five Tips for Smart People in a Not-So-Smart World,</i> …

Google Hangout

Google names 20 best indie games for Android ahead of Play Store contest

• Google names 20 finalists for Google Play Indie Games Contest.<br>• Bridge Constructor Portal, I Love Hue, and Bury Me, My Love all nominated.<br>• Winner will be decided on February 13th in London, UK.<p>It’s no secret that the Google Play Store is a bit of a minefield when you’re looking for a new mobile game …

Google Home Mini

Who was Katy Jurado? Here’s the story behind today’s stunning Google Doodle

Film buffs, today’s Google Doodle is for you. The search giant is celebrating what would have been the 94th birthday of trailblazing Mexican actress Katy Jurado.<p>Jurado, who was born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García, rose to the top of Mexican cinema and then conquered Hollywood, too,</b> …

Google's IoT Push Tops CES Trends For Netimperative

Netimperative has a rundown of what it believes were the main trends at this year's CES. Google's IoT push gets top billing, and there are also …

Advertising Industry

Why Samsung, not Google, Should Be the CES Hero

Marketers around the world following the Consumer Electronics Show this year might have been wondering whether to double down in their dealings with …

Advertising Industry

Google app 7.19 hints at primary/secondary Assistant languages, smart displays, and ‘Summer time mode’ [APK Teardown]

The latest version of the Google app is rolling out this morning and it reveals a number of upcoming features in development. For Assistant, the ability to change languages — as well as setting a secondary one — is noted, while more Quartz, Home, and possibly TV features are also detailed.<p><b>About APK</b> …

Android TV

Google Home: 7 Important Updates For 2018

As Google Home and Amazon Echo record increasingly impressive sales numbers, what should new and old owners expect from their smart speakers in 2018?<p>This wishlist is what I would consider an absolute minimum for 2018 (well, most at least), some of which are long overdue and necessary features I’ve …

Automation

AI is coming to TVs – here's what that will mean

Your smart TV may soon get a little smarter, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>At this year's CES trade show, three different television manufacturers announced plans to add AI to some of their sets — albeit for different purposes.<p>LG and Sony are adding Google Assistant, the search giant's voice …

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How to Use Google Arts and Culture Face Match App Outside of the U.S.

There is a way to access the feature from other regions.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Google wants to match …

VPNs

Donald Trump’s profanity seems to be tripping up Google autocomplete

President Trump’s profanity is making it hard for Google to keep its autocomplete search suggestions rated PG.<p>While Google’s autocomplete searches typically use asterisks to censor the naughty words—or omits them from autocomplete all together—Trump’s recent comments referring to El Salvador, …

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Hands-on: The Mini Back Pack mounts the Google Home Mini to your outlet for $15

The Google Home Mini is a fantastic piece of hardware. It’s small, has a decent enough speaker for talking to Google Assistant or listening to music, and it’s inexpensive. The Home Mini’s biggest issue is just the fact that you have to have it laying on a surface with a long cable trailing behind …

Gear & Gadgets

In 2018, voice assistants will make the leap out of your home

Alexa and Google Assistant want to be on the go with you, plugging into smart glasses, smart earbuds and even smart toilets.<p>At one section of Google's giant outdoor booth at CES was an impromptu, carney-style one-man show, with a guy wearing dark sunglasses and a white Google Assistant jumpsuit …

Automation

The 10 Richest People in America

They've got more in common than you'd think<p>The richest people in America have a surprising amount in common.<p>For starters, they’re all men who mostly …

Wealth

​5 Of The Most Disruptive Strategy Innovations Of The Last 20 Years | Articles | Strategy

Suffice it to say, we are all a bit obsessed with innovation these days.<p>It’s not hard to understand why. One of the few defining characteristics of …

Sergey Brin

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

A few technology giants dominate their worlds just as Standard Oil and AT&T once did. Should they be broken up?<p>Standard Oil and Co. and American Telephone and Telegraph Co. were the technological titans of their day, commanding more than 80% of their markets.<p>Today’s tech giants are just as …

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