Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers US Senator Urges Investigation into Google Over Google+ ‘Coverup’ – The Sociable

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers US Senator Urges Investigation into Google Over Google+ ‘Coverup’ – The Sociable

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US Senator Richard Blumenthal pens a letter urging the FTC “to immediately open an investigation into Google’s exposure of private information from Google+ users and this alleged concealment in its handling of consumer data.” On Monday Google announced it was shutting down the consumer-facing part of Google+ after nearly 500,000 “users’ full names, email addresses, birth…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Home Hub Smart Display: Specs, Price, Release Date

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Home Hub Smart Display: Specs, Price, Release Date

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Google Wants Its New Home Hub to Live in Every Room of Your Housebusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel10.09.1812:00 pmThe Google Home Hub ships in October for $149.Phuc PhamSmart displays are the new smart speakers.A day after Facebook revealed Portal, a WiFi-connected video-chatting device for your home, Google has announced Home Hub, a new 7-inch smart screen that acts as…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google hardware. Designed to work better together.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google hardware. Designed to work better together.

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2018 made by google family Rick Osterloh Senior Vice President, Hardware Published Oct 9, 2018 This year marks Google’s 20th anniversary—for two decades we’ve been working toward our mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful for everybody. Delivering information has always been in our DNA. It’s why we exist.…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China

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In May, Google quietly removed “Don’t be evil” from the text of its corporate code of conduct, deleting a catchphrase that had been associated with the company since 2000. Amid startling revelations of how social media and internet platforms can enable political interference and new forms of stealthy cyberwarfare, avoiding evil in Silicon Valley has…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default for building webpages

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default for building webpages

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Let’s talk about Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP for short. AMP is a Google pet project that purports to be “an open-source initiative aiming to make the web better for all”. While there is a lot of emphasis on the official AMP site about its open source nature, the fact is that over 90% of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Wants to Kill the URL

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Wants to Kill the URL

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Google’s Chrome browser turns 10 today, and in its short life it has introduced a lot of radical changes to the web. From popularizing auto-updates to aggressively promoting HTTPS web encryption, the Chrome security team likes to grapple with big, conceptual problems. That reach and influence can be divisive, though, and as Chrome looks ahead…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Has Made The First Multilingual Virtual Assistant

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Has Made The First Multilingual Virtual Assistant

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Google/HOTLITTLEPOTATOMost people on Earth can speak two or more languages, but voice-operated virtual assistants have always forced them to pick and use just one—at least until today.Google Assistant is now the first multilingual virtual assistant. Users can specify that they want listening done in two languages in the app’s settings on their phone or Google…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Google Is a Perfect Target for Trump

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Google Is a Perfect Target for Trump

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Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesAl Drago/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesA full hour before the sun rose in Washington, DC, Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired off a pair of tweets claiming that Google had “rigged” search results against conservatives. Like so many Trump grievances, the argument seems steeped less in fact than in a roiling stew of personal animus. But in…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers While Google Is Attacked Over Privacy Concerns And Perceived Bias, DuckDuckGo Raised $10M

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers While Google Is Attacked Over Privacy Concerns And Perceived Bias, DuckDuckGo Raised $10M

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In the early hours of the morning, Google found itself in President Trump’s timeline being accused of biased search results. While the search giant denies those claims, Google has also faced criticism over privacy concerns. For DuckDuckGo, it represents yet another opportunity to convert users, and now it has a tidy amount of cash from…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Best Smartphones of 2018: Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Best Smartphones of 2018: Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone

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It’s a great year to buy a smartphone. These days, even midrange phones are great, so it’s hard to go horribly awry if you’re browsing devices at your local retailer. Especially if you’re looking at devices over $500, you’re almost guaranteed to find good cameras, fast processors, and gorgeous screens. At the same time, phones…