Google

10 New Gmail Add-ons You Can Use Right Inside Your Inbox

If you're one of the 1.2 billion people on the planet who use Gmail, you could be getting more done by using add-ons Google recently launched which let you complete actions right inside your inbox.<p>Chances are, you spend much of your work day immersed in email. But if you're one of the 1.2 billion …

Project Management

Wet, Warm, Glorious: I Tried The Atomizing Shower That Wooed Tim Cook

Instead of a normal shower, imagine standing up every morning inside of a storm cloud: The shower curtain bucking and bellowing in the wind; the air, …

Cool Stuff

We put Google's new language-translation headphones to the test with 10 different languages — here’s how they did

Google's new Pixel Buds can work with Google Assistant on a phone to translate 40 different languages, and Google plans to add more to that list. We put the earbuds to the test with 10 languages: Spanish, French, Malay, Greek, German, Portuguese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, and Polish.<p>Overall, the …

Business

Google Allo 23 hints at contact sharing feature, preps camera effects & transcriptions, more [APK Teardown]

Version 22 of Allo introduced selfie clips and the ability to have admins with privileges in group chats. The latest update is now rolling out and a teardown reveals Google might be closer to launching camera effects and audio transcriptions. Meanwhile, new features under development include …

Google Allo

Google Pixel 2: Top 10 Amazing Tips and Tricks

Google’s Pixel 2 is one of the few Android phones that actually looks better after you turn it on. From the functionally elegant Pixel Launcher to …

Amazing

Solve Gmail's other big hassle -- for free

Chrome extension Dittach makes quick and easy work of finding Gmail attachments.<p><i>ZDNet's Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on</i> …

Google Flights' New Look Moves Away From Travel Inspiration

Google began testing a new desktop interface for its Google Flights metasearch product in earnest on Friday.<p>Most users who visit Google Flights in …

Air Travel

Google Just Bought a Plot of Land in Denmark Right Next to Apple's Planned Data Center

Alphabet‘s Google said it has bought a plot of land in southern Denmark adjacent to a planned Apple data center to make sure it has the option of …

Tech Industry

The One, Annoying Problem With Google's Most Expensive Pixel

Over-priced Chromebooks are a contentious issue.<p>Chromebook pricing, or specifically <i>Google’s</i> Chromebook pricing, is wildly higher than most of its competition. And, when you look at the PixelBook or Chromebook Pixel before it, it’s hard to fully justify at, or over $1000 for such a simple device.<p>Is …

Google Drive

The Google Maps Visual Update Makes Public Transportation Easier To Find

Google is rolling out an update to its Maps app, giving it a refreshed visual style, more easily recognisable markers, and context-aware information. …

Determine

Twitter, Google, Facebook join 'trusted' sources group, Amazon Key's first exploit

Today's major tech stories include Twitter, Google and Facebook joining a group focused on identifying trustworthy publishers, Amazon Key's first substantial exploit and Facebook's launch of a Creator app.

Social Media

Fake news? Google has a problem with evil unicorns

Facebook has a fake news problem. Google has an evil unicorn problem.<p>"Evil unicorns" - a term some Google engineers once coined, according to a …

SEO

Google bug bounty pays $100,000 for Chrome OS exploit

A pseudonymous security researcher has struck it big for the second time, earning the top Google bug bounty in the Chrome Reward Program.<p>The …

Information Security

How to Use Virtual Reality in Your Marketing

Capture the interest of younger consumers and move leaps and bounds ahead of competitors by being an early adopter of VR in your marketing, and you …

Virtual Reality

Google's fabric case for Pixel 2 is my favorite accessory in years

Google's fabric case for the Pixel 2 is expensive and maybe not the most practical, but it sure is a joy to use.<p>When it comes to materials used on …

Android News

Google Spotlight Stories Releases VR Short ‘Sonaria’ With Steam, Viveport, Mobile App

The VR short “Sonaria,” a colorful and lyrical journey of two ever-changing creatures through different environments, is being released wide Friday …

Virtual Reality

LastPass is working with Google to ensure its Android app is not delisted

Google recently announced that it was going to take action against apps that misuse its Accessibility Services API. There are a number of big-name …

APIs

Get happy! Get successful!

<i>Words by Fi Bendall</i><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic at the moment. It promises to change our lives in countless ways, with some thinking …

Eric Schmidt

From the clay tablet to predictive text: how tech shapes literature

You could read it as an invitation to reflect on both the limits and the possibilities of technology. “Type ‘I was born’”, suggested the Twitter …

J K Rowling

YouTube v12.45 reveals a dark mode is in the works [APK Teardown]

We've all been there. You're caught up in a YouTube spiral, each video you watch ends with a recommendation that you can't refuse. Day turns to night …

Android News

Cisco CEO Robbins On The Tax Reform Cash Bonanza, The Google Partnership And Why IoT Is All About The Network

Chuck Robbins told CNBC that Cisco's Google partnership, IoT strategy and capital strategy are positioning the company for dominance in the cloud era.

Cisco Systems

Google doodle honours V Shantaram on his 116th birth anniversary

The doodle depicts three of the filmmaker and producer’s most popular films.<p>Google on Saturday marked the 116th birth anniversary of Indian filmmaker …

Google To Penalize AMP Pages Showing Partial Teaser Content

Google announced they will start taking punitive action against AMP pages that show teaser or partial content, with a link to see the full content on …

SEO

Uber and Lyft will only make traffic congestion worse — it’s time to stop the carnage on our roads and go driverless

Traffic is the bane of human existence and Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal now share the dubious distinction of being among the ten most congested …

Transportation

Zolo’s Google Assistant Bluetooth speaker is now up for pre-order

Anker is using their sub-brand Zolo to sell their new Google Assistant speaker, and it looks like one of the more promising entries into the quickly …

Android News

Meet Thamim, The Ambulance Driver Who Tirelessly Rode Through An Entire State To Save A Baby’s Life

Sometimes people go above and beyond to do something for their fellow humans and in the process create a mark on history.<p>Thamim, an ambulance driver …

Google Maps

Prepare Today For AI Tomorrow

<i>The following post was first published in an earlier edition of AI Insider:</i><p>"Be prepared" is more than just the Boy Scout’s solemn creed, or a …

Advertising Industry

How Google and Facebook are the biggest threat to South African news media

Nemesis of the press<p>How Google and Facebook are the biggest threat to South African news media<p>Google and Facebook have devastated traditional media. …

How much storage have you used so far on your Pixel 2?

Thank goodness for generous storage amounts.<p>One of the smaller changes that Google made this year with the Pixel 2 was the amount of storage …

Android News

Watch the Halifax International Security Forum 2017: Live video

We carry every on-the-record session at the annual meeting of defence and security minds on Canada’s east coast<p>A predictable meeting ground for …

Canada