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Google Assistant gets a proper home on the iPad

Google Assistant gets a proper home on the iPad

This is the year every voice assistant adds native iPad support, it seems. Hot on the heels of Microsoft's Cortana update, Google has released an iPad-friendly version of Assistant. The updated app
Imgur's Snapchat-style GIF collections come to Android

Imgur's Snapchat-style GIF collections come to Android

Imgur's bid to bring Snapchat-like Stories to the GIF world is no loner confined to iOS. It's releasing an updated Android app that brings Snacks and the Feed to a wider array of devices. Snacks, as
'Fight fire with fire': IMF's Lagarde calls for bitcoin crackdown

'Fight fire with fire': IMF's Lagarde calls for bitcoin crackdown

IMF chief says cryptocurrency’s own blockchain technology could be used to control itChristine Lagarde has called for a crackdown on bitcoin by using the technology behind the digital currency to

Reddit and the Struggle To Detoxify the Internet

In an article published on The New Yorker this week, Andrew Marantz discusses the state of free speech on the Web and takes a look at Reddit, the internet's fourth-most-popular site, after Google,
'Fight fire with fire': IMF's Lagarde calls for bitcoin crackdown

'Fight fire with fire': IMF's Lagarde calls for bitcoin crackdown

IMF chief says cryptocurrency’s own blockchain technology could be used to control itChristine Lagarde has called for a crackdown on bitcoin by using the technology behind the digital currency to
YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

At South by Southwest (SXSW), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the company will take on conspiracy theories by linking to information from Wikipedia. This appears to be the latest development
YouTube moderators limited to 4 hours of disturbing videos daily

YouTube moderators limited to 4 hours of disturbing videos daily

YouTube moderators are limited to viewing four hours of disturbing content per day, the company says, a business decision made in the interest of workers’ mental health. The company revealed the
Google Station brings free Wi-Fi to Mexico

Google Station brings free Wi-Fi to Mexico

Google is perhaps best known for Search, the Chrome web browser, and the Android platform, and all three have one thing in common: the need for an Internet connection, preferably a good and always

Firefox can block pesky site notification requests

Website push notifications can be helpful. The way you're asked to enable those notifications? Not so much -- the constant requests can drive you up the wall when you're just trying to check the

Amazon Echo now reads your first Audible book for free

Amazon has a new way to reel you into Audible now that smart speakers are a big deal: give you a freebie just by asking. As of this week, anyone who's new to Audible can ask an Echo speaker to read a
Google's public WiFi hotspots come to Mexico

Google's public WiFi hotspots come to Mexico

Google's Station WiFi is no longer reserved for the eastern hemisphere. As of today, the public hotspots are available in over 60 "high-traffic" locations in 44 Mexican cities, including airports,

Elon Musk is poaching 'The Onion' staff for a comedy project

The one certainty about Elon Musk is that no two startups will be closely related: he has been responsible for city guides, online payments, electric cars, spacecraft, open AI and transportation

YouTube plans 'information cues' to combat hoaxes

During a talk at SXSW 2018, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed one way her company will push back against the spread of misinformation. "Information cues" including a text box linking to a third

ESPN+ will host a documentary series on NBA rookies

ESPN has ordered a documentary series for its upcoming streaming service that will center on members of the NBA's 2017-18 rookie class, Variety reports. The eight-episode series will follow select

YouTube CEO talks misinformation, creators and comments at SXSW

YouTube's presence at SXSW 2018 extended beyond its Story HQ, a space where it turned ads into videos that feel more like art. The company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, was part of a panel at the event
YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

At South by Southwest (SXSW), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the company will take on conspiracy theories by linking to information from Wikipedia. This appears to be the latest development
YouTube moderators limited to 4 hours of disturbing videos daily

YouTube moderators limited to 4 hours of disturbing videos daily

YouTube moderators are limited to viewing four hours of disturbing content per day, the company says, a business decision made in the interest of workers’ mental health. The company revealed the
Google Station brings free Wi-Fi to Mexico

Google Station brings free Wi-Fi to Mexico

Google is perhaps best known for Search, the Chrome web browser, and the Android platform, and all three have one thing in common: the need for an Internet connection, preferably a good and always

Divisions over EU's focus on tech groups to stop 'fake news'

Divisions emerged Tuesday after experts commissioned by the EU Commission called on tech groups and social media firms to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct for tackling "fake news".
Bali will shut off mobile internet for a religious holiday

Bali will shut off mobile internet for a religious holiday

Each year, the entire island of Bali in Indonesia goes completely quiet for Nyepi, otherwise known as the "Day of Slience." The island's only airport is shut, as people keep off beaches and streets,
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