Internet

Google Facial Recognition Lawsuit Dismissed by US Judge

A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a US judge who cited a lack of “concrete injuries.” US District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked “subject matter jurisdiction because plaintiffs have […]

Internet

YouTube Faces Outrage After Lifting Creator’s Video Without Credit

YouTube Rewind 2018’s notoriety hasn’t even died down and the video streaming service has found itself in hot water again. The company on Wednesday was accused of exploiting the creators on its own platform after it used an edited version of a video by YouTuber Lily Hevesh to wish its Twitter followers ‘Merry Christmas’ and […]

Internet

Google Launchpad Accelerator Opens Applications for Next Class of AI, ML Startups in India

Google on Wednesday opened applications for the next class of its “Launchpad Accelerator” mentorship programme for startups using artificial intelligence (AI)/ machine learning (ML) in India which is scheduled to commence in March 2019. The last date for application to the programme is January 31, 2019, Google said in a statement. Under the Launchpad Accelerator programme, startups […]

Internet

Google ‘Web Rangers’ Contest to Promote Internet Safety Is Back in Its 4th Edition

To spread awareness about Internet safety and promote digital citizenship, Google on Wednesday announced the fourth edition of its ‘Web Rangers’ contest that will reward school students who know how to stay smart, safe and savvy online. The competition aims to encourage teenagers to unlock creativity in highlighting the importance of cyber safety, the company […]

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Google’s New Ad Recreates Iconic Home Alone Scenes With Macaulay Culkin and Google Assistant

Google has released a new American holiday-season ad for its series of products — the Pixel 3 XL₹ 76,399, the Home Hub, the Home Mini, and the Nest doorbell and thermostat — that brings back Macaulay Culkin as a much older version of his character Kevin McCallister from the 1990 movie Home Alone. It’s a Christmas […]

Internet

Google Denies It Altered YouTube Code to Slow Down Microsoft Edge

Google has denied it altered YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge, thus slowing down its performance while users streamed YouTube videos – a claim made by a former Microsoft intern. Microsoft Edge is a Web browser included in Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox One devices, replacing Internet Explorer as the default Web browser. According to a […]

Internet

Google Play Store Removes Millions of Fake Reviews and Bad Apps With New Anti-Spam System

Google is on a Play Store cleaning spree, and to that end, it has now introduced anti-spam system that detects fake reviews and ratings. This system will help Google clean up bad apps, and delete fake reviews and rating posted through unethical practices. The tech giant uses its new machine learning anti-spam system to assess […]

Android

Google’s Playground AR Camera Effects App Comes to Other Android Phones

Google launched AR Stickers with the Pixel 2 and updated it to the Playground and launched it with the Pixel 3. While these stickers made their way to older Pixel devices, it wasn’t available on any smartphone outside Google’s lineup, until now. Thanks to the developers at XDA Developers, you can have these running on […]

Internet

Google, Facebook Need a Regulator, Says Australian Watchdog

Australia’s competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook and Alphabet’s Google in the country’s online advertising and news markets. The recommendation, in a preliminary report on the US firms’ market power, is being closely watched around the world as lawmakers wrestle with the powerful […]

Internet

Google Play Releases ‘Best of 2018’ Apps, Books, Games, Music, Movies, TV Shows

Google Play on Monday released its ‘Best of 2018’ list to highlight the best Android apps, games, movies, TV, and books of this year. For the first time, there are also User’s Choice winners that have been selected by fans on Google Play. PUBG Mobile has emerged as the User’s Choice game of 2018, while […]