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Here's the Letter 1,400 Google Workers Sent Leadership in Protest of Censored Search Engine for China Here's the Letter 1,400 Google Workers Sent Leadership in Protest of Censored Search Engine for China

Following similar action against secretive AI drone imaging program for the U.S. military, Project Maven, Googlers are once again organizing internally to push back against their leadership—this time around a project dubbed Dragonfly, the proposed search product the company intends to build for the Chinese market in…

Please Don't Download Fortnite for Android From Sketchy Places Please Don't Download Fortnite for Android From Sketchy Places

When Fornite developer Epic Games decided to skip the Google Play Store and asked players to install the newly released Android app from its website instead, the decision made a lot of sense financially. By cutting out Google, Epic could retain 100 percent of the game’s profits on Android, rather than let Google take…

Google Releases Political Ad Database and Trump Is the Big Winner Google Releases Political Ad Database and Trump Is the Big Winner

Google has finally opened up about political ad-spending on its platforms and published a living archive of who’s paying what for your eyeballs while you’re just trying to consume some content. As we head into the heart of the midterm elections, Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign is outspending everyone.

Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch

Currently, when it comes to smartwatches, it’s the Apple Watch and then everything else. However, if a report from Android Police is any indication, Google might have a plan to wrest some sales away from Tim Cook and co.

Twitter Suspends Alex Jones for 7 Days, Leaves InfoWars Account Active [Update: InfoWars Has Been Suspended] Twitter Suspends Alex Jones for 7 Days, Leaves InfoWars Account Active [Update: InfoWars Has Been Suspended]

Alex Jones, America’s most unhinged vitamin salesman, has been temporarily suspended from Twitter. The social media company has sent Jones to what users call “Twitter jail,” meaning that he can’t publish any tweets for the next seven days. The InfoWars Twitter account, which has just over 400,000 followers, is still…

Here's How to Get Fortnite on Your Android Phone Here's How to Get Fortnite on Your Android Phone

After months of waiting, Fortnite, the most popular game on the planet, is finally ready for its debut on Android. Unfortunately, when the news was first announced alongside the Galaxy Note 9's launch last week, there were a couple catches.

After Five Years of Fighting, Google and Facebook Security Guards Finally Have Their Union Contract After Five Years of Fighting, Google and Facebook Security Guards Finally Have Their Union Contract

Thousands of security officers in Silicon Valley just ratified their first union contract. The guards, numbering at about 3,000, work at tech giants like Facebook and Google and have been organizing and negotiating for more than five years.

Google Stores Location Data Even With 'Location History' Turned Off—Here's How to Stop That Google Stores Location Data Even With 'Location History' Turned Off—Here's How to Stop That

When a user chooses to pause Google’s collection of location data with the “Location History” option, the search giant continues to collect and store that information. It’s a sleight of hand that’s enough to make someone shut off everything just to be safe.

That New Android Update Broke a Key Perk of the Pixel XL  That New Android Update Broke a Key Perk of the Pixel XL 

While some folks may be worrying about Google’s next phone, especially with leaks suggesting the Pixel 3 could sport the biggest notch we’ve seen on a handset yet, it seems Google may have more immediate concerns after the release of Android 9 Pie created issues with charging speeds on the original Pixel XL.

12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn't Do Before 12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn't Do Before

Android 9 Pie is finished and heading out now to Pixel devices, with phones that were part of the Android P beta program next in line. Whether you’ve been following the development of the OS for the last six months, or you’re completely new to it, here are some of the cool tricks that are now possible on Android…

If This Leak Is Legit, the Pixel 3 XL Will Be Google's Ugliest Phone Yet If This Leak Is Legit, the Pixel 3 XL Will Be Google's Ugliest Phone Yet

If you’re worried that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumored Pixel 3 smartphone, don’t be: You’re still getting that terrible notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal.

Alex Jones Is Shirtlessly Screaming Into the Void on Popular Social Network Google+ Alex Jones Is Shirtlessly Screaming Into the Void on Popular Social Network Google+

Anti-government conspiracy theorist turned pro-Trump mouthpiece Alex Jones found his hard-won followings on the web’s biggest platforms stripped away this week. In this day and age, there’s just nowhere left online for a red-blooded patriot to speak his mind. Nowhere, it seems, except for Google+.

Android P Is Now Officially Android 9 Pie Android P Is Now Officially Android 9 Pie

At long last, three months after it was first announced, today Google is finally ready to release the next version of its mobile OS. And now Android P officially becomes Android 9 Pie.

Senators Demand Answers on Google's Reported Plans for Censored Search Engine in China Senators Demand Answers on Google's Reported Plans for Censored Search Engine in China

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Google has been internally developing a censored search engine that would bring the company back within the confines of China’s Great Firewall. The company has refused to answer questions about the project but it may have to open up. On Friday, a group of lawmakers demanded to…

Google Lifts Ban on Addiction Rehab Ads Google Lifts Ban on Addiction Rehab Ads

For several months, Google did not allow any ads for recovery-oriented services to appear when you searched drug addiction-related terms. But the search giant is easing up on its rehab-related restrictions, TechCrunch reports.

Google Lays Down the Law on Notches Google Lays Down the Law on Notches

While Google hasn’t made a phone with a notch (at least not yet), the folks over in Mountain View have been working on adding support for sensor cutouts into the next version of Android. And in a recent Android Developers Blog post, Google described in greater detail what it’s doing to enhance the functionality of…

Gee, I Wonder What People Will Look at in Google's New VR Web Browser Gee, I Wonder What People Will Look at in Google's New VR Web Browser

First it was the Kindle that allowed the world to enjoy its romance novels without fear of public embarrassment. Next, Google will let everyone browse the web in the privacy of virtual reality with its Chrome browser and Daydream VR headset.

Leaked Pics Show a Scary-Big Notch on an Alleged Pixel 3 Leaked Pics Show a Scary-Big Notch on an Alleged Pixel 3

Based on the timing of last year’s Pixel 2 launch, we’re still a solid two months away from confirming whatever Google has planned for 2018. But that isn’t going to stop internet sleuths from trying to dig up any info they can. Over the weekend, two leaks popped up that could have some interesting consequences for…

Strangers From Hell, Fungal Acne, MacBook Pro, and Magic Leap: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

July 2018 is nearly out the door, and it’s certainly been a long one, ladies and gentlemen. In this era of the 24-hour news cycle, here are some things you may not have remembered happened just weeks ago:

For Better or Worse, YouTube Now Adapts to Multiple Aspect Ratios  For Better or Worse, YouTube Now Adapts to Multiple Aspect Ratios 

To anyone whose YouTube pages started to look strange today, you’re not alone: with little fanfare, the site pushed a change that now adapts its video player to match the aspect ratio of your content.

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