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There's a super-simple way to find your lost smartphone hidden in Google

Losing your smartphone is one of life's enduring struggles.<p>Sure, it's not exactly consequential in the grand scheme of things.<p>But it sure is frustrating when you need to make a call or check something and it's nowhere to be found.<p>Luckily, Google has built a way to quickly easily locate misplaced …

Phones

3 Great LinkedIn Lead Generation Hacks

<i>An entire cottage industry of LinkedIn software hacks, browser extensions and other add-ons are making it easier than ever to generate leads on the</i> …

Google Chrome

2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Review - Long-Term Arrival

Not my first A4 long-termer<p>My first car was hot. At least once or twice, in fact, worryingly hot, but maybe that’s not surprising when your first car is an older, high-mileage sport sedan. Beyond my incredible fortune at getting a car at all, my 1996 Audi A4 was attractive, fun to drive over the …

Autos

Watch out for the Android malware that snoops on your phone

Android users have a new strain of malware to worry about – one that sits in the background of infected devices and causes all kinds of …

Google Play

Google Glass Is Back. Here's Why It May Stick Around This Time. -- The Motley Fool

Google has relaunched Glass for the enterprise market, and there's research showing this might be a good bet for the company.<p><b>Alphabet</b>'s (NASDAQ:GOOG) …

Google Glass

The Shirk Report – Volume 431

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. …

Google Glass

Citrix Workspace Service Now Available on Google Cloud

In the all-encompassing journey to so-called digital transformation, Citrix reinforced its long-term strategic relationship (can’t call it a …

Cisco Systems

Google Play Music Now Works With Apple CarPlay

Google has update their Google Play Music app for Apple’s iOS and the app is now compatible with Apple’s CarPlay.<p>Apple’s CarPlay will now let you …

Google Play Music

Google spent nearly $6m on lobbying in three months

Google spent nearly $6 million lobbying federal officials from April through June — a new quarterly record for the internet search giant as it faces …

News (U.S.)

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Deezer, Tasker

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Apps

Snag some Comic-Con deals on movies from Google Play this weekend!

The San Diego Comic-Con is well underway, and to celebrate Google Play has some pretty sweet deals on superhero movies!<p>Following along with all the …

Google Play

The Essential Phone is coming 'in a few weeks'

Android founder and former Google exec Andy Rubin Friday sent out an email saying that the delayed Essential Phone would be here "in a few weeks," claiming that his new company Essential is working hard to complete the certification and testing process with various carriers in the US and around the …

Andy Rubin

Watch this AI rap battle between Google Assistant, Bixby, Siri and Alexa

If you’ve ever wanted to watch an AI rap battle between Google Assistant, Bixby, Siri and Alexa, we have a treat for you.<p>The above video, posted by …

Google Assistant

Google Runs Tests To Search For Ad Fraud

Google has been trying to gauge the number of fraudulent ads that run across the advertising ecosystem, and along with a few media companies, has …

Advertising

Seccomp to Make Android O More Secure by Blocking System Calls

Google is Making Android O More Secure with Seccomp<p>The kernel in our smartphones and tablets has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to how our …

Android O

Google's new personalized Feed starts rolling out with new home button in search results and bottom tabs

Google's been all over the place with its server-side rollouts in the Google app lately. Some people are seeing two tabs, some are seeing three, and …

Google Apps

29 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Chrome has a ton of hidden little tricks that you may not know about.<p>Browsers have evolved far beyond their original mission of providing one-way …

Google Chrome

How Google Fiber won by failing

Google Fiber, for all intents and purposes, was a failure. For all the promise of Gigabit speeds nationwide, Google managed just to install its super fast internet in just 20 cities while burning through billions of dollars and numerous staffers — including two CEOs in just nine months.<p>But even in …

Google Fiber

Google Play Protect now widely available, keeping your phone safe from bad apps

There's a new interface to the app security on your phone.<p>Google's new (and now properly branded) security system, Google Play Protect, is now widely …

Google I/O

Google Aims to Reinvent How We Discover the News

The platform for information launched a revamped content discovery feed, taking on Facebook and Twitter, but without a social component. Will Google succeed?<p>With many major platform businesses like Facebook and Twitter relying on feeds to reach their users, it's no surprise that Google wants to …

Google Now

8 Industries Being Disrupted by Virtual Reality

As a consumer product VR is little more than a toy but commercial applications are quietly reshaping business.<p>For the past several years we’ve been told that the age of virtual reality is upon us. Tech companies have introduced new hardware and updated systems to much fanfare, but so far have not …

Google Earth

Go Inside The ISS, The Most Expensive Structure Ever Built

Google Maps goes where Google Maps has never gone before: space.<p>Humanity’s most expensive single object floats 248 miles above the Earth. It’s the $100 billion International Space Station, which houses six astronauts in a modular set of pressurized tubes that span the footprint of one and a half …

Google Maps

Why Google Fiber Failed to Disrupt the ISPs

This week brought more bad news for Google Fiber, the search giant’s troubled bid to become a powerful internet service provider. On Tuesday, Greg …

Google Fiber

These before-and-after photos show tech billionaires' dramatic transformations

Tech CEOs used to be infamous for their lack of style.<p>But a photo revealing how much Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has changed over the years shows that the stereotype is changing.<p>Here are 12 photos that prove how time and success changed some of tech's most famous CEOs.

Sergey Brin

Defectors, Google Earth map decades of horror in North Korea

A Seoul-based non-governmental organization has used Google Earth technology to enable North Korean defectors to “build a digital map of crimes against humanity in North Korea.”<p>The Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) released a new report Wednesday, the result of two years of research and …

Google Earth

10 best clock apps and digital clock apps for Android

Clock apps were among the first apps available. After all, smartphones are excellent for telling time. You always have it on you. Phones have evolved a lot. Clock apps have too, but not nearly as much. They’re still great ways to just tell the time. Here are the best clock apps and clock widgets on …

Apps

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Google On Monday

Alphabet Inc is scheduled to release earnings after Monday’s close. The stock (I am using GOOGL, not GOOG, for this article) just hit a record high of $1008.61/share and is trading near $994. The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and can easily gap up if the numbers are strong. …

Alphabet Inc.

Google Search adds dedicated search box to dictionary card for faster lookups

After sporadically appearing for several weeks, Google has rolled out a small, but useful addition to the dictionary card of Search results. The widget finally adds a dedicated search box to quickly lookup words without having to refresh your current page.<p>The search bar appears at the top of any …

Google Search

Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as <i>9to5 Google</i> spotted, Mountain View has added those to the web version as well. The dedicated …

Technology

Google has a new plan to make the entire internet faster

When it comes to internet speed, small, often obscure things can make a big difference.<p>Take the congestion control algorithm. A piece of code standardized in the 1980s, the algorithm slows data transfers when it detects that a network is getting overloaded.<p>The congestion control algorithm is a tiny …

Google Cloud Platform