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  1. cageymaru

    Google Stadia Livestream

    Google is livestreaming a reveal of its new Stadia gaming service. I was reading rumors of Destiny 2 coming to Stadia and Steam as a free-to-play title for the base game. If you want more content then you will have to pay for it. Pricing and more will be revealed during the stream. Starts in...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Alphabet Launches Chrome Extension That Filters Comments With AI

    Following up on the "Perspective" hate speech filtering experiment from 2017, one Alphabet's subsidiaries, Jigsaw, recently released a machine learning-powered tool designed to filter out "toxic" comments on high traffic sites. Out of curiosity, I downloaded the extension in a fresh Chrome...
  3. cageymaru

    Google Forgets to Tell Consumers That Its Nest Security System Has a Built-in Mic

    Google recently announced that Google Assistant features are coming to its Nest Secure home security system. Giving consumers free features seems like a great idea, but Google forgot to list the microphone in the technical specifications for Nest Secure devices. Google says it was an "error" to...
  4. cageymaru

    YouTube Updates Its Strike System

    Starting on February 25, YouTube will release its updated strike system. The new strike system will feature a simple, one-time warning for the first strike issued against a channel when content posted to the channel crosses the line. Warnings don't reset after 90 days, but strikes do. YouTube...
  5. cageymaru

    Google Maps Augmented Reality Creates Navigation by Using Real World Landmarks

    Wall Street Journal reporter David Pierce was privy to a new form of pedestrian only, augmented reality navigation that is coming to Google Maps in the future. In the video below, Mr. Pierce takes his phone's camera and uses it to capture images of landmarks around him such as signs, shops, etc...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Google Fiber Ends Service in Louisville

    WDRB reports that Google Fiber is ending their service in Louisville, Kentucky. The withdrawal of the ISP comes after customers suffered from serious service outages on Wednesday, and the local news station claims that Louisville is the first city Google Fiber has abandoned. The report also says...
  7. cageymaru

    YouTube TV Expands Its Service Nationwide

    YouTube TV Program Manager Ben Moores has announced that the TV streaming service has expanded nationwide with added coverage in 95 more markets. After launching the service 2 years ago, YouTube TV now covers 98% of the United States. The company has signed deals to provide "complete local...
  8. cageymaru

    Waymo Expands Its Self-Driving Vehicle Operations in Michigan

    Waymo has chosen to expand its vehicle integration operations in Southeast Michigan. The Alphabet subsidiary seeks to work with OEM partners to integrate its self-driving systems into their vehicle platforms. Private investments into the project are expected to generate $13.6 million and create...
  9. cageymaru

    Alphabet Project Wing Delivery Drones Sound like F1 Cars According to Angry Aussies

    Over 1,000 Australians living in the flight path of the Alphabet Project Wing delivery drone service have signed a petition and submitted it to the local legislative assembly to have the service terminated. Bonython Against Drones is a group of residents that say the cameras on the drones are...
  10. cageymaru

    Google CEO Tells Lawmakers That It Has No Plans to Launch Chinese Search Engine

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai has told a U.S. congressional panel Tuesday that it has no plans to relaunch its search engine in China. "But he added that internally Google has 'developed and looked at what search could look like. We've had the project underway for a while. At one point, we've had...
  11. cageymaru

    The Waymo One Commercial Self-Driving Vehicle Service Has Officially Launched

    Waymo has officially launched its commercial self-driving vehicle service called "Waymo One" in the Metro Phoenix area which includes Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, and Gilbert. Initially the service will be available to former testers called "early riders" who will use an app to call the self-driving...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Alphabet to Launch Drone Delivery Service in Finland

    Google's parent company, Alphabet, says they're launching a drone delivery service in Finland next year. Using drones developed in their their long running "Project Wing" experiment, Alphabet's drones will supposedly be able to autonomously deliver "food, medicine and other items just minutes...
  13. cageymaru

    Waymo to Launch the World's First Autonomous Car Service in December

    According to Bloomberg, anonymous sources say that Waymo is going to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in early December 2018. The name of the service is a closely guarded secret at this time and will serve the Phoenix, Arizona area where Waymo has been testing...
  14. cageymaru

    Eminem's Performance of "Venom" Was Recorded with Google Pixel 3 Phones

    Eminem recorded his performance of "Venom" on Jimmy Kimmel Live using the camera on the recently released Google Pixel 3 phone. The video playback is set to 720p60 HD which never looks the best on my 4K screen. What do you think of the video quality? Worth $800 - $1,000? Eminem's exclusive...
  15. cageymaru

    Google Announces New Data Controls and the Closing of Google+ After Security Lapse

    Google has announced that it is shuttering its beleaguered social media portal Google+ in response to a security lapse where 3rd party developers could access private consumer data from 2015 until March 2018. The Wall Street Journal exposed the breach this morning. Project Strobe was an...
  16. DooKey

    Alphabet to Deploy Balloon Internet in Kenya With Telkom in 2019

    Alphabet's Project Loon was a big success in Puerto Rico after they were hit by a hurricane last year and the folks in Kenya took note of this success. As a matter of fact they liked it so much that they are going to bring this balloon borne internet system to help achieve full internet coverage...
  17. R

    U.S House Questioning Apple & Alphabet on Privacy

    Reuters is reporting that four senior House Republicans have sent letters to the CEOs of Apple and Alphabet questioning location data, mobile phone privacy and the handling of customer data. The goal of the panel is, to quote the letter: "to probe the companies' representation of third-party...
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