Google's Shopping Gift Guide will show you what everyone's buying
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Google’s Shopping Gift Guide will show you what everyone’s buying

Google has unveiled the Shopping Gift Guide, a microsite that lets you browse trending categories, compare prices and find local buying options. When you first launch it, you can go into product areas for chefs, athletes, techies, decorators, “wellne… Continue Reading…

iPhone exploit gave hackers control over WiFi without your input
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iPhone exploit gave hackers control over WiFi without your input

Many security exploits require at least some kind of interaction on your part, but that wasn’t true for an iPhone exploit earlier this year. As Ars Technica reports, Google Project Zero researcher Ian Beer has detailed an iOS 13 exploit that let some… Continue Reading…

Google News Showcase will offer some paywalled articles for free
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Google News Showcase will offer some paywalled articles for free

As a Google News Showcase user, you’ll soon have the chance to read some paywalled articles for free. Google News Showcase, in case you need a refresher, is a program and product Google announced in October. The company said it would invest $1 billio… Continue Reading…

Google AI is now piloting Loon's internet-beaming balloons
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Google AI is now piloting Loon’s internet-beaming balloons

Alphabet’s Loon has shifted to a different type of navigation system for its internet-beaming balloons. Rather than relying on algorithms designed by humans, the balloons are using an artificial intelligence system Loon developed with Google AI over… Continue Reading…

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Google says its News Showcase will add free access to paywalled stories

Google News Showcase visitors will soon be able to read select paywalled articles at no extra charge. That’s one of several announcements that the search giant made today about News Showcase, the program where it pays publishers (with $1 billion committed initially) to license their content for a new format …

Loon’s stratospheric balloons are now teaching themselves to fly better thanks to Google AI
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Loon’s stratospheric balloons are now teaching themselves to fly better thanks to Google AI

Alphabet’s Loon has been using algorithmic processes to optimize the flight of its stratospheric balloons for years now — and setting records for time spent aloft as a result. But the company is now deploying a new navigation system that has the potential to be much better, and it’s using …

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YouTube upgrades Premieres with trailers, themes and a live pre-show option

YouTube today is launching three new features designed to improve its “Premieres” experience, including trailers, themes, and live stream “pre-shows” that later redirect to the main event. Premieres, which first arrived in 2018, are designed to give creators the ability to leverage the revenue generation possibilities that come with live …

A fashion designer made a dress powered by your brain — Future Blink
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A fashion designer made a dress powered by your brain — Future Blink

Fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht incorporates engineering, robotics, and interactive design into her futuristic projects. Read more… More about Google, Mashable Video, Intel, Cirque Du Soleil, and Fashion Technology Continue Reading…

Google Maps community feed will highlight changes in your city
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Google Maps community feed will highlight changes in your city

Google is introducing a new community feed to Maps that the company says will help keep you informed of all the latest developments in your city, including new restaurant openings and service changes. Located in the app’s Explore tab, the feature col… Continue Reading…

YC-backed BuildBuddy raises $3.15M to help developers build software more quickly
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YC-backed BuildBuddy raises $3.15M to help developers build software more quickly

BuildBuddy, whose software helps developers compile and test code quickly using a blend of open-source technology and proprietary tools, announced a funding round today worth $3.15 million.  The company was part of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator batch, which saw its traditional demo day in March turned into an all-virtual …