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The tech equivalent of playing FMK is stressing people out

The tech equivalent of playing FMK is stressing people out New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo posed an innocent-enough looking question Tuesday afternoon about which tech brands and products people would drop from their lives.But the question really stressed people out, despite being just a hypothetical, fun mind game.

Google Home takes another swing at Alexa with four new hardware partners

Google Home takes another swing at Alexa with four new hardware partners Together they offer a wide variety of hardware and software for Google Home users to play with.In May, Google Home added support for a few more smart device makers, including iHome, Emberlight, Artik Cloud, and Leviton.

Google Doc phishing scam spreads like wildfire — here's how to spot it

Google Doc phishing scam spreads like wildfire — here's how to spot it The definitely not-legit email disguises itself as an official message from Google alerting you that someone wants to share a Google Doc with you.And, like we said, the link looks real — complete with a little "Open in Docs" blue box.

Hundreds of apps on Google Play Store are vulnerable to open port attacks

Hundreds of apps on Google Play Store are vulnerable to open port attacks All of the apps are found on Google Play, and many of them have tens of millions of installs so far.To identify the vulnerable apps, researchers used a custom tool to analyze hundreds of thousands of apps on the Google Play Store.

Chat backups, Incognito group chat, and more arrive on Allo for Android users

Chat backups, Incognito group chat, and more arrive on Allo for Android users Although it didn’t appear to immediately add much to the experience, there was evidence at the time of new features seemingly waiting in the wings for a server-side update.What’s more, you can apparently choose to back up your chats to either Google Drive or external storage.

Google quickly disables phishing scheme, but vulnerability remains

Google quickly disables phishing scheme, but vulnerability remains It’s important to note that Google responded quickly and removed the offending app, thus shutting down this particular phishing scheme.Here’s Google’s statement: “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs and have disabled offending accounts.

Google issues anti-phishing Gmail update in light of Wednesday’s Docs attack

Google issues anti-phishing Gmail update in light of Wednesday’s Docs attack The invite itself would appear to be sent from one of the user’s Gmail contacts and, when opened, it would automatically distribute itself to each one of their contacts as well.To combat this, Google has pushed out an update to Gmail for Android that issues a warning every time it recognizes a link in an email that appears to be a forgery.

Make a cutesy video for your mom on Mother’s Day with Google Photos tool

Make a cutesy video for your mom on Mother’s Day with Google Photos tool The company has launched a new feature in Google Photos that allows you to turn your photos with your mom into a cutesy little movie that you can show her.“It automatically chooses the best photos of the mother and children, and sets it all to music to make a personalized movie,” Google Photos product manager Tim Novikoff wrote in a blog post.

Build your own Google Home with the latest issue of The MagPi

Build your own Google Home with the latest issue of The MagPi Looking to use Google Assistant but don’t want to pay for a Google Home?In the latest issue of The MagPi, the Raspberry Pi foundation has included a free hardware kit from Google.

Google Ends Android Nougat Beta, Promises Android O Beta 'Soon'

Google Ends Android Nougat Beta, Promises Android O Beta 'Soon' Now, Google says a full beta test of Android O will begin soon, and that means the Android Nougat beta is now closed.The current build of Android O (which has neither a name nor a version number) is an early alpha of the platform.

Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo

Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo Compiling the OS only offered up a command line with no user-facing features, but now it has a real (partially) working interface called “Armadillo.In the middle is a profile card with location, battery, and other information.

Google's Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates

Google's Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates This is Google’s attempt to modularize Android in order to make updates faster and maintain compatibility longer.So, when an OEM like Samsung wants to update a phone, it doesn’t need to wait on hardware vendors to optimize the new Android code.

Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices

Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices Now, in theory, this has been done to make certain that Google’s Wildvine DRM technology isn’t bypassed by a rooted device.But Android Police reports that it’s also blocking devices that have simply been unlocked.

Volvo and Google to build smart cars together

Volvo and Google to build smart cars together Two of the world's largest tech companies, Volvo and Google are looking to incorporate Android into their cars with a wide range of apps and services.The mission established by the partnership is to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars.

Google Takes a Swipe at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Google Takes a Swipe at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU Only a week after Nvidia’s new AI-focused Volta GPU architecture was announced, Google aims to steal some of its thunder with its new, second-generation, Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) that it calls a Cloud TPU.At 180 teraflops, Google’s Cloud TPU packs more punch, at least by that one measure, than the Volta-powered Tesla V100 at 120 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second).

Google's Android O Targets Battery Life, Likely With Mixed Results

Google's Android O Targets Battery Life, Likely With Mixed Results According to Google, Android O is more akin to the latter kind of update, with meaningful improvements to device security, battery life, and overall stability.Regardless, Android O does put sharper limits on which apps can register for implicit broadcasts.

Google's AlphaGo Defeats World's Top Human Go Player

Google's AlphaGo Defeats World's Top Human Go Player After defeating several of the top players in the world, the “AlphaGo” AI has now bested Ke Jie, the current Go world champion.It’s possible for a moderately powerful computer to brute force all possible moves.

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases The search giant is looking to change that by associating online ads with purchases in the real world — your purchases.Right now, Google and other online advertisers lack the data to draw a strong connection between online ads and purchases in real life.

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017 The beta for Android O was officially launched, which means you can quite easily play around with it as long as you’ve got one of the supported devices.This isn’t the first we’ve seen of Android O — the alpha build was launched in March, but that was available only as a system image.