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Google wants to give you back your face when you're in VR

Google wants to give you back your face when you're in VR In a new blog post on the Google Research Blog (hat tip to The Verge), a few researchers from the tech giant discuss the process of replacing the blocky VR headset with an image of the user's face for mixed reality videos — videos that show both the VR user and the virtual reality around them.The researchers hope they might eventually be able to extend this "headset removal" technique beyond mixed reality videos and into the VR world itself, increasing engagement and social interaction.

Google’s gigabit Webpass internet is expanding to Seattle and Denver

Google’s gigabit Webpass internet is expanding to Seattle and Denver On Wednesday, the search giant’s Webpass subsidiary published a job listing that makes passing reference to an unannounced “Seattle market.“[Customers whose] buildings are wired with Ethernet will be able to contact Webpass and sign up for superfast internet service,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities.

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities. Thanks to the allegations of sexual harassment rocking top competitor Uber, it may actually stand a chance.Unlike Uber, Waze charges riders a flat $.

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S. CPE partners with police departments and communities across the country, using data science to track racial disparities in law enforcement in major cities.5 million will benefit Measures for Justice, which will launch a web platform this year that gathers criminal justice data at the county level.

Earth discovers its friendly new neighbors in this Google doodle

Earth discovers its friendly new neighbors in this Google doodle NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in a solar system not too far away has space enthusiasts buzzing with excitement.In the Google Doodle, Earth and its moon discover their friendly space neighbors through a telescope.

Google’s Gboard keyboard on iOS adds new languages, voice typing, and more

Google’s Gboard keyboard on iOS adds new languages, voice typing, and more As far as third-party keyboards are concerned, few come close to the versatility of Google’s Gboard.The popular digital touchpad for iOS and Android boasts predictive typing, a growing gallery of GIF and emojis, a one-handed mode, and built-in Google Search.

Google rolls out its new tool to fight disgusting internet trolls

Google rolls out its new tool to fight disgusting internet trolls The tool monitors conversations happening in a forum in real time and assigns the comments a score relating to how "toxic" it considers the comment.The program's definition of "toxic" was created by asking internet users to rate comments on a scale from "very toxic" to "very healthy.

Google is gearing up to release a 4K wireless set-top box for Fiber customers

Google is gearing up to release a 4K wireless set-top box for Fiber customers Fortunately for the relatively small group of Google Fiber TV subscribers, it seems the company hasn’t given up on the service, as FCC filings spotted by Business Insider point to a new 4K wireless set-top box on the way.This new 4K Fiber TV box was first reported on last year by 9to5 Google, but at the time, details were scarce.

Google’s Perspective tool helps clean up those ugly internet comment sections

Google’s Perspective tool helps clean up those ugly internet comment sections It’s called Perspective and it is a new technology from Google and Jigsaw (an Alphabet company focused on security) that employs machine learning to identify toxic comments.The new technology looks into various comments and compares them to previous content that has been considered “toxic” by human reviewers.

Elmo, Big Bird and the gang answer the internet's most searched questions about 'Sesame Street'

Elmo, Big Bird and the gang answer the internet's most searched questions about 'Sesame Street' All of your favorite Sesame Street residents got together to answer some of the internet's biggest questions about the furry friends and their home for Wired.Bert is sassy, Oscar is grouchy and Abby Cadabby is adorable as always.

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal Silicon Valley and the administration of President Donald Trump have played a kind of "will they won't they" game since the new president took office in the middle of last month.Some have openly courted a relationship with Trump, such as Peter Thiel, a cofounder of surveillance-happy Palantir and of PayPal.

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets Silicon Valley giants seem to be stepping on each other's toes in the race to bring self-driving cars to the road.In a lengthy Medium post announcing the suit, the company's spokespeople alleged that a former project manager, Anthony Levandowski, stole thousands of proprietary files before leaving to start his own self-driving car startup, Otto.

Google to launch a desktop version of Allo messenger

Google to launch a desktop version of Allo messenger The company's VP of communications products, Nick Fox, tweeted out a sneak peek at the desktop app in development.The desktop version looks like it'll be a web app for Google Chrome.

You can now search your Google Drive directly from Google’s Android app

You can now search your Google Drive directly from Google’s Android app We’re talking about a new update to the Google app on Android devices.On Thursday, G Suite unveiled a new update that promises to make it “easier to find your Google Drive files wherever and whenever you need them.

Texting on Android will soon get a lot better

Texting on Android will soon get a lot better On Friday, Google announced a push to bring Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging to Android users around the world.The plan has a big hurdle to overcome, though: Messaging on Android — and Android itself — has always been a fragmented experience.

Google outage causes confusion, as devices log out and reset to factory defaults

Google outage causes confusion, as devices log out and reset to factory defaults Late last night, Google experienced a bizarre outage which caused a number of devices to misbehave.The Google Wifi mesh network routers, and the last-gen Google OnHub routers were the most profoundly affected by the outage.

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology The email included machine drawings of Otto’s LiDAR system and circuit boards — boards that were extremely similar to Google’s own designs.” That’s a damning accusation, given the proof Google has collected, and it comes at a time when Uber scarcely needs more bad news.

The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley'

The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley' The good news is, though, that as art imitates life which then often imitates art, HBO's Silicon Valley can help you understand this quarrel.At stake is technology that is key to self-driving cars, which Google, Uber and many other companies are betting on.

Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group discussion platform

Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group discussion platform Yet another Google service is being sent to the graveyard.The goal of the service was to help groups organize conversations around specific topics — and it functioned less as a messaging service and more like a group forum app.

Data disaster averted! How to back up your Android smartphone

Data disaster averted! How to back up your Android smartphone While Google will preserve a lot of your data, there are other methods and backup programs that will allow you to save the same data.Read on to find out how to back up your Android phone’s content to your PC.