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Google Now Tells You How Airlines Are Screwing You Over with Fees and Delays Google Now Tells You How Airlines Are Screwing You Over with Fees and Delays

Google’s flight booking service just added two updates that could make flying slightly less frustrating—or at least help you manage your expectations.

Google Says It Used AI to Help Block 700K Bad Apps on the Play Store Google Says It Used AI to Help Block 700K Bad Apps on the Play Store

With over 2.8 million total apps, Google’s Play Store is the biggest app store on the planet. And with that many apps, sometimes simply finding the software you’re looking for can be a challenge, let alone trying to make sure that none of those downloads are harmful or malicious to the over 2 billion active Android…

Search Faster With This New Mobile Browser Search Faster With This New Mobile Browser

iOS/Android: I hate mobile browsing. When I open Safari, I’m usually trying to google something quickly, then go back to my other apps. Lately I’ve been trying the mobile browser Cake, publicly released for iOS and Android today, and it’s made searching much faster.

Hackers Hijacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrency Have Now Invaded YouTube Ads Hackers Hijacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrency Have Now Invaded YouTube Ads

Cryptojacking is a relatively new malware issue that has gradually become a widespread problem. Bad actors are injecting a piece of JavaScript into websites and advertisements that harnesses a victims CPU to mine cryptocurrencies. The latest network to be targeted by cryptojackers is Google’s advertising service on…

Google’s New App Asks Random People to Start Writing the News Google’s New App Asks Random People to Start Writing the News

Google has quietly launched a pilot for a news app that it says will “put a spotlight on inspiring stories that aren’t being told.” Out this week via a limited pilot in Nashville and Oakland, Bulletin is essentially a public, shared blog space that doesn’t require any expertise on content management systems, HTML, or…

Google Will Let You Mute Annoying Ads That Stalk You Google Will Let You Mute Annoying Ads That Stalk You

It’s one of the most obnoxious and common experiences on the internet—you check out a product online, let’s say a new mattress, and then for weeks afterward, ads for the mattress stalk you around the internet, showing up on every website you visit. Maybe you decided to buy another mattress, or maybe you even bought…

Google's Parent Company Spent More on Lobbying Than AT&T or Boeing Last Year Google's Parent Company Spent More on Lobbying Than AT&T or Boeing Last Year

On Wednesday, the Center for Responsive Politics released updated data on who is spending the most money lobbying the federal government. The list wasn’t unlike year’s past—industry groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Realtors prevailed. But what we are seeing is an uptick in…

Alphabet Launched A Moonshot Cybersecurity Company That Sounds Like Every Other Cybersecurity Company Alphabet Launched A Moonshot Cybersecurity Company That Sounds Like Every Other Cybersecurity Company

X, the moonshot wing of Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced today that a new cybersecurity project called Chronicle is “graduating” to become a fully-fledged company. X functions as an incubator for Alphabet’s more experimental endeavors, like self-driving cars or giant balloons that deliver internet…

Google Is Now Selling Audiobooks, Which Will Probably Piss Off Amazon Google Is Now Selling Audiobooks, Which Will Probably Piss Off Amazon

After a recent spat led Google to pull YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show, it seemed like things were finally cooling down when Amazon extended an olive branch to Google by selling Chromecast devices again for the first time in years. But in reality, the beef between the two internet giants does not seem to…

Google’s $20 Million Xprize Moonshot Is About to Crash Back to Earth Without a Winner [Updated] Google’s $20 Million Xprize Moonshot Is About to Crash Back to Earth Without a Winner [Updated]

Google promised $20 million to the first private company that could land on the moon, roll around a few hundred meters, and then beam the achievement back to Earth. But it looks like none of the competing companies have landed on that sweet lunar surface—and Google isn’t going to give them more time.

Google CEO Reaffirms Firing James Damore Was the Way to Go, 'I Don't Regret It' Google CEO Reaffirms Firing James Damore Was the Way to Go, 'I Don't Regret It'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn’t rattled by former engineer James Damore’s lawsuit against the tech giant for alleged discrimination against white, conservative men, at least according to remarks he made this week to MSNBC and Recode .

Twitter Alerts Nearly 680,000 Users They May Have Been Duped by Russian Accounts Twitter Alerts Nearly 680,000 Users They May Have Been Duped by Russian Accounts

Twitter admitted on Friday evening that its investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections had turned up what it believes were over 50,000 automated accounts linked to the Kremlin—and that it had identified 677,775 other accounts that “followed one of these accounts or retweeted or…

Apple, Google Reroute Employee Buses After Series of Alleged Attacks Near San Francisco Apple, Google Reroute Employee Buses After Series of Alleged Attacks Near San Francisco

Apple and Google have rerouted shuttle buses which carry employees from San Francisco to their out-of-town headquarters after a series of possible attacks broke the vehicles’ windows in the past week.

How Google Fights Password Thieves How Google Fights Password Thieves

Google and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, teamed up to study how Google accounts become compromised, shedding light on how the company finds new ways to fight back.

Google Has Made It Simple for Anyone to Tap Into Its Image Recognition AI Google Has Made It Simple for Anyone to Tap Into Its Image Recognition AI

Google released a new AI tool on Wednesday designed to let anyone train its machine learning systems on a photo dataset of their choosing. The software is called Cloud AutoML Vision. In an accompanying blog post, the chief scientist of Google’s Cloud AI division explains how the software can help users without machine…

YouTube Unveils New Monetization Rules Killing Ad Revenue for Small Creators  YouTube Unveils New Monetization Rules Killing Ad Revenue for Small Creators 

Amid seemingly endless controversies about content on YouTube (including, most recently, a Logan Paul video shot in Japan’s “suicide forest”), Google announced major changes last night to how videos would be monetized on the site. Going forward, the company says big channels included in its coveted Google Preferred…

The Very Good Reason Why You Can't Get That Google Art-Selfie Feature in Illinois or Texas The Very Good Reason Why You Can't Get That Google Art-Selfie Feature in Illinois or Texas

Some residents of Illinois and Texas are angry that they can’t easily determine which work of art looks 42 percent like them while allowing Google to capture their biometric souls.

Why Google's Half-Assed Fact-Checking Widget Was Destined to Piss Off Conservatives Why Google's Half-Assed Fact-Checking Widget Was Destined to Piss Off Conservatives

Last week, conservatives cried foul over Google’s latest attempt to provide past examples of fact-checking for news outlets. Right-wing pundits at The Daily Caller insisted that Google was targeting conservative outlets and giving left-leaning publications a pass. The answer is, expectedly, a bit more complicated than…

4 Ways Google's Android Beats Samsung's Android and 3 Ways It Doesn't 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 Pixel 2 over a Samsung Galaxy Note 8—or vice versa—is the on-board software. We put the two flagship devices side by side to see how Pixel Android compares to Samsung…

Your Chromecast or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi [Updated] Your Chromecast or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi [Updated]

Google Home and Chromecast devices are reportedly killing peoples’ Wi-Fi. The problem, first reported by Android Police, originally seemed localized to users of the Google Home Max speaker and the cheap, but usually excellent, TP-Link Archer C7 router. However since Android Police first reported the problem, it seems…

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