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Google chief denies political bias claims

Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having “programmed” bias against conservative views into its algorithms. Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had […]

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macOS Mojave’s dark mode is coming to Google Chrome

Enlarge / Google Chrome in macOS Mojave. Samuel Axon Apple added dark mode to macOS with its Mojave software update on September. Since then, third-party apps have been adding dark themes to go along with it, but there have been a handful of notable outliers, like Slack and Google Chrome. We’ve now learned that the […]

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Pixel Slate review: Paying the “Google” premium for Chrome OS

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Google spent a lot of time and effort trying to convince everyone that Chrome OS isn’t just for laptops. The fruits of the company’s labor have been slowly revealing themselves over the past year through software updates and the few Chrome OS tablets that are already available. But Google officially ushered in […]

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Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years

Google says it will stop ads for expensive unofficial Esta services appearing at the top of search results, eight years after the first complaints. In 2010, the US started charging UK travellers to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta). Unofficial sites charging five times as much as the US government soon flooded the […]

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Google adds indoor positioning to Android’s Find My Device

Enlarge If you’ve ever lost your Android phone, it’s usually a help to use Google’s “Find My Device” service to see the phone’s last known position on a map. As Google Maps get better and better, it makes sense to keep Find My Device up to date with the latest in mapping technology. With the […]

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The Best Google Chrome games

The Chrome Web Store offers a lot more than just a healthy dose of extensions, themes, and other nifty apps. It also houses an impressive collection of games that can be directly played on the browser for a small fee, or nothing at all. Many of the same great titles that are available on your […]

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Leaked photos show Google could be working on a budget Pixel 3 with a headphone jack that costs $400 – and it could have the same amazing camera

Google apparently isn’t done with its Pixel 3 smartphone just yet, as a “budget” that costs between $ 400 and $ 500 could have just been leaked via Russian tech site Rozetked.me. We originally saw it on 9to5Google. To compare prices, Google’s flagship Pixel 3 lineup starts at $ 800 for the regular Pixel 3, […]

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The mid-range Google Pixel appears in pictures—complete with headphone jack

The mid-range Pixel 3. Rozetked The back has this strange “C” logo. Rozetked A headphone jack! Rozetked These slots on the bottom edge are new. With the missing bottom front speaker grill, at least one of these is probably a speaker. Rozetked A neon power button. Rozetked Rumors of a cheaper mid-range smartphone from Google […]

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Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout

Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout ImageGoogle employees in New York City walked out last Thursday to protest the tech company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations.CreditCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi Nov. 8, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Thursday that it would end its […]

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Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Payouts To Alleged Sexual Harassers

NEW YORK ― Google employees around the globe staged a walkout Thursday to protest the tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment, prompted by a bombshell New York Times report last week that Google quietly offered several high-profile executives lucrative exit packages after they were accused of sexual misconduct. The action, floated last weekend on an internal […]

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Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment

Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment ImageMore than 1,500 Google workers plan to walk out of almost two dozen of the company’s offices on Thursday to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment.CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Kate Conger, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Katie Benner Oct. 31, 2018 SAN […]

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Like Google for CCTV, software could help cops scour surveillance video quickly

Surveillance footage can be a great security tool, but it works best when you know the exact moment that you’re looking for. Do you know that there was a break-in at your offices between 1 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on Tuesday morning? Provided you’ve got cameras in the right place, closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage can […]

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How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

ImageAndy Rubin, the creator of Android, left Google in 2014 with a $ 90 million exit package. The last payment is scheduled for next month.CreditCreditTomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’ The internet giant paid Mr. Rubin $ 90 million and praised him, while keeping […]

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Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims

Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims ImageGoogle’s campus in Mountain View, Calif. One worker said the way it had handled executives accused of misconduct was “crushing.”CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — At Google’s weekly staff meeting on […]