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Google gives its AI the reins over its data center cooling systems – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-17T21:01:53+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: Google|

The inside of data centers is loud and hot — and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. It’s no surprise then that the big players in this space, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google, all look for different ways of saving cooling costs. Facebook uses cool outside

Google said to be releasing its own smart display this year – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-17T17:57:36+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: Google|

Back at CES in January, Google put on a big show with the launch of a new product category designed to take on Amazon’s Echo Show and Spot. Three companies — LG, Lenovo and JBL — were waiting in the wings with their own take on the screen-powered smart speaker. Google itself, on

Google updates Location History language after tracking backlash – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-17T16:54:49+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: Google|

Four days after admitting that it continues to track users even after the Location History tracking has been disabled, Google has updated its website to more accurately reflect the nature of its location policy.  “This setting does not affect other location services on your device, like Google Location Services and Find My Device,”

Google Search’s new featured snippet panel saves you more clicks – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-16T20:26:28+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Google|

Google is introducing an additional format for featured snippets in its search results today. For years, these snippets have appeared at the top of the search results page and featured both images and text that Google thinks are relevant to your query. They are all about Google saving you a click. Today, Google

Google Firebase adds in-app messaging, JIRA integration, new reports and more – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-16T17:23:32+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Google|

Firebase is now Google’s default platform for app developers and over the course of the last four years since it was acquired, the service has greatly expanded its feature set and integrations with our Google services. Today, it’s rolling out yet another batch of updates that bring new features, deeper integrations and a

Google releases a searchable database of US political ads – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-15T22:47:36+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Google|

In an effort to provide more transparency and deliver on a promise to Congress, Google just published an archive of political ads that have run on its platform. Google’s new database, which it calls the Ad Library, is searchable through a dedicated launch page. Anyone can search for and filter ads, viewing them

Android 9 Pie (Go edition) arrives this fall – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-15T19:42:31+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Google|

With Android Pie now available (on a handful of devices, at least), Google’s prepping the launch of its low-powered counterpart. Android 9 Pie (Go edition) — the successor to the more pithily named Android Go — will be hitting arriving on devices this fall. Like Android Oreo (Go Edition), the latest OS is

Google keeps a history of your locations even when Location History is off – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-14T01:14:20+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Google|

In a wonderfully clear example of “dark patterns” designed to mislead users and retain control over their data, Google continues tracking your location even when you turn off Location History and are told that “the places you go are no longer stored.” Google says it tells users, but its disclosure is the bare

What the rumors say about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-13T22:07:48+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Google|

Now that the Note 9’s all good and official, it’s time to move onto the next major smartphone. The Google Pixel 3 leaks haven’t quite hit the fever pitch we saw with Samsung’s device ahead of launch — though there’s still time. After all, it seems likely the latest version of Google’s flagship