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Giovanni Buttarelli

A few years ago I was on a panel about the Internet of Things. There were five of us, plus the moderator, sitting in a line across the stage of the Brussels convention centre; reps from Google and, I think, a big Korean chaebol, Giovanni Buttarelli,...
Related topics: Social Media, Belgium, Brussels

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Android Gets Refreshed Branding, While Android Q Is Just Android 10 – No More Desserts

Google announced some big changes to Android today in branding and naming. Gone are the fun dessert names and in are simple numbers, as well as a tweaked logo. Why? Because the name and design of Android actually had some issues. Android Q is...

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Verizon Adds Its 10th 5g City In Phoenix, Announces Indoor 5g Plans

It’s a day of 10s apparently, as Verizon joins Google in talking about the number. While Google is over here ditching dessert names for good, Verizon has added its 10th 5G Ultra Wideband city: Phoenix, AZ. Live in Phoenix and have a 5G phone,...
Related topics: Verizon Communications Inc

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Smart Clock Can Now Show Actual Photos And Gets Assistant’s Continued Conversation

The Lenovo Smart Clock launch came and went without too much fanfare, simply because it’s hard to justify spending $79 on an alarm clock with Google Assistant functionality when your smartphone already does all of this and more. This morning,...
Related topics: Tech Photos, Lenovo, Mobile Technology

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Google Chrome Proposes 'privacy Sandbox' To Reform Advertising Evils - Cnet

Publisher ad revenue drops 52% when ads aren't targeted, says Google -- whose privacy sandbox idea aims to offer both ad targeting and privacy.
Related topics: Chrome

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Google Nest Mini May Come With Aux Jack, Built-in Wall Mount

Ever since the Google Nest acquisition happened some five years ago, we’ve seen a number of Nest products. It was only recently that Google has started testing out “Move to” controls on Nest Hub which could mean further integration of the...

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The New Google Play Store Design Will Make It Easier To Browse Apps

Design is important, which is why many companies spend a lot of resources fine tuning the design of a product or service. This is because while at its core, a product or service could be useful and feature-rich, but if its interface is bad, users...

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Google Cuts The Sugar Out Of Android With A Simplified Name And Fresh Logo

After 10 years of dessert-named operating system updates, Google is finally retiring the naming structure for Android OS. Android Q will now be known as Android 10, and next year's update will be Android 11, and so on.
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Android Update

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This Bose Smart Speaker Pairs Alexa And Google Assistant With A 12hr Battery

Bose has a new wireless smart speaker, offering not only Alexa and Google Assistant support but a rechargeable battery to properly cut the cord. The new Bose Portable Home Speaker may not have an especially imaginative name, but it’s certainly...

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France Says ‘crazy’ That Apple And Others Get ‘permanent Tax Haven Status’

French President Emmanuel Macron has defended France’s decision to impose a 3% tax on the local revenues of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. The tax was nicknamed a GAFA tax after the initial letters of the main companies targeted… ...
Related topics: France, Apple (AAPL), Taxes, Emmanuel Macron, Social Media, Facebook, Amazon, Amazon (AMZN)

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Cheap: $150 Off A Samsung Galaxy S4 Tablet (and A Free S Pen)? Yes Please

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is showing its age, but it’s still a worthy iPad alternative for those wedded to Google’s Android ecosystem. As Samsung gradually...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology, Tablets, Ipad, Android

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Open-source Spyware Bypasses Google Play Defenses — Twice

Google Play Store continues to attract sketchy Android apps despite its best efforts to screen incoming apps for malware. In a new report published by security firm ESET, researchers have discovered the first known instance of an open-source spyware...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology, Malware

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Google Listed The Wrong Number For Its Product Hotline, Nobody Noticed

Not so long ago, Google set up a consultation hotline in case you needed to be convinced why your home needs a smart speaker – or any other smart device. But if you were wondering why nobody was picking up the phone, don’t worry, it wasn’t...

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The Google Home Mini Is Reportedly Getting A Major Update This Fall — And A New Name (goog, Googl)

Google is developing a "Nest Mini" device that's basically an updated and renamed version of the current Google Home Mini smart speaker with Google Assistant, according to 9to5Google.  The Nest Mini will have improved sound quality and will be...

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How To Change Your Youtube Profile Picture On A Computer Or Mobile Device – Which Will Also...

You can change your YouTube profile picture in a few steps on YouTube's desktop website. Your YouTube profile picture is linked to your Google account, and changes to your profile picture will be updated on both accounts. You cannot change your...
Related topics: Youtube, Tech Photos

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Android 10 Will Just Be Called… Android 10 (as Google Drops The Dessert Code Names)

Google has been using the code name Android Q to refer to the next version of smartphone, tablet, and smart TV operating system while it’s still in development. But when it’s ready for release in a few weeks, it’ll just be called...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Tablets

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Bose Unveils New Airplay 2 And Google Assistant Speaker, Ships In September

Today Bose has announced the new Portable Home Speaker with AirPlay 2 support and Alexa control. Support for Google Assistant and Bluetooth connectivity rounds out the list of notable features here in a $349 speaker that goes up...
Related topics: Bluetooth

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Google Announces ‘privacy Sandbox’ Initiative To Build A More Private Web

While increasingly trying to diversify its businesses with Cloud and hardware, Google is primarily supported by advertising. User tracking for ads inherently conflicts with the broader push for privacy. Google today announced a “Privacy...

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Google Is Slowly Killing Play Music Service, Removes Gift Subscription

It looks like the Google Play Music service is about to be retired, and Google is already taking the first steps toward that goal. Google Play Music has been around for a long time, much longer than other services from Google. It’s not as...

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Android Q Is Now Android 10, Google Drops Dessert Names

Google decided to forgo the dessert name convention they have been using for the past decade, and chose to rename Android Q to Android 10. A naming convention might not seem like much, but it’s actually crucial to the brand. It’s also true that...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology

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