Watch the iPhone 8 Plus and Google’s Pixel 2 XL battle it out in a speed test (GOOG, AAPL)

PhoneBuff’s test is made of two distinct laps — run multiple times for results’ consistency — that measure both how fast the CPU and GPU are in a given task as well as the handsets’ RAM management.

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Google acknowledges Pixel 2 XL display issue, is ’actively investigating’

The noise about the Pixel 2 XL display issues is getting louder, and it’s probably not normal for a company to send out so many problematic review units unless there is actually an inherent defect with the display.

Google’s Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

These results are meaningful because even at Google, few people have the requisite expertise to build next generation AI systems. It takes a rarified skill set to automate this area, but once it is achieved, it will change the industry.

What VR headset should you buy? Some rules of thumb can help you.

Your daily selection of the hottest trending gaming news! According to Hacker News Hello everyone! One of the first posts of this blog was written to help people in choosing … Continue reading What VR headset should you buy? Some rules of thumb can help you.

If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Your daily selection of the best tech news! According to Digital Trends Why it matters to you Could a radical way of rethinking data ownership provide a new payment system … Continue reading If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Latest Google Pixel 2 leak hints at IP68 water resistance, always-on Ambient Display, and more

The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to share the same spec list, save for their displays. The screens on the two phones could be pretty different, though, with the Pixel XL 2 rumored to have a larger screen that also fits in with the recent trend of super thin smartphone bezels that we’ve seen on other flagships.

Google Pixel’s HDR+ trick makes almost any Android camera better

One of the most obvious signs a photo was taken with a bad camera are blown out skies. Google’s processing managed to avoid doing so better than any other camera app, even thought it’s not optimized for any of their sensors.

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

Google has rolled out Drive File Streamer, which saves space on your local drive while providing access to “all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer.

Modified Pixel Launcher for all devices hits version 2.1, brings new Oreo features and much more

Your daily selection of the best tech news! According to Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets Google has a habit of keeping its launchers exclusive for its … Continue reading Modified Pixel Launcher for all devices hits version 2.1, brings new Oreo features and much more

Google DeepMind partnership with UK’s National Health Service ruled to be illegal

The UK’s privacy body, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has ruled that a research partnership arrangement between Google DeepMind and the National Health Service (NHS) was illegal … Some 1.6 … Continue reading Google DeepMind partnership with UK’s National Health Service ruled to be illegal

It’s not just you—there’s a widespread Google Home outage

…   Google spent a lot of time at I/O talking about Assistant and Google Home. In fact, it gave a free Home to everyone who attended I/O. Today, a … Continue reading It’s not just you—there’s a widespread Google Home outage

Google confirms it will block bad ads in Chrome, starting in early 2018

  About two months ago, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google would add an ad-blocking feature into the Chrome web browser. Similar to AdBlock Plus’ default setting, Chrome would … Continue reading Google confirms it will block bad ads in Chrome, starting in early 2018

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

Aurich / Thinkstock     (In the wake of this spring’s Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy regulations imposed on ISPs, you may be (even more) worried about how your data … Continue reading How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

OK Google, Where’s Barb? How to set up Google Assistant shortcuts to Netflix and more

Google Home, Google’s AI-powered smart home speaker, rarely goes a few months without getting a feature. In the past year, it’s gained support for third-party integrations and added the ability to distinguish … Continue reading OK Google, Where’s Barb? How to set up Google Assistant shortcuts to Netflix and more

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells … Continue reading Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google will announce Assistant for iOS soon, in the US only at launch

…   According to a trusted source, Google plans to announce that the Google Assistant will be launching on iOS soon. The announcement could come as soon as Google’s I/O … Continue reading Google will announce Assistant for iOS soon, in the US only at launch

Audi and Volvo will use Android as the operating system in upcoming cars

Google has taken a major step toward turning Android into a complete operating system for cars that doesn’t require the use of a phone. The company announced partnerships with Audi … Continue reading Audi and Volvo will use Android as the operating system in upcoming cars

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Jesse Engel is playing an instrument that’s somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with 20th-century rhythm and blues. Then he drags a marker across his laptop … Continue reading Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Google Pixel long-term review: Still the best smartphone I’ve ever used

I have been using the Google Pixel XL for six months now. Not continuously, mind you – I have taken breaks here and there. But after using the Galaxy S8+, … Continue reading Google Pixel long-term review: Still the best smartphone I’ve ever used

A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Spreading Like Crazy [Updated]

Image: Gizmodo / Pexels Oh God, a hacker’s on the loose with a new (but familiar) Google Docs phishing scam, and journalists (among many others) are in the crosshairs. On … Continue reading A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Spreading Like Crazy [Updated]

Nexus and Pixel factory images and OTAs for May 2017 are now available

  It’s the first day of May, and Google is wasting no time releasing the May 2017 factory images and OTAs for Nexus and Pixel devices. Just like last month, … Continue reading Nexus and Pixel factory images and OTAs for May 2017 are now available

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education … Continue reading Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google’s next-gen VR camera was designed for seamless video

Two years ago, Google introduced Jump, a VR platform that uses cloud-based software and smart stitching algorithms to make 360-video creation easier than ever before. It also partnered with GoPro … Continue reading Google’s next-gen VR camera was designed for seamless video

OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s

AI research has a long history of repurposing old ideas that have gone out of style. Now researchers at Elon Musk’s open source AI project have revisited “neuroevolution,” a field … Continue reading OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s

Apple, Google and Microsoft will fight Trump’s anti-climate order with clean energy

Taking a stance against the anti-climate executive order issued by President Trump earlier this week, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon have stated they will remain committed to using clean energy in … Continue reading Apple, Google and Microsoft will fight Trump’s anti-climate order with clean energy

Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret)

PETER BELANGER/INTEL INTEL JUST UNLEASHED a new kind of computer memory it believes will fundamentally change the way the world builds computers. But it won’t tell the world what’s inside.The … Continue reading Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret)

Google says many Android exploits detailed in WikiLeaks CIA files are already fixed

On Wednesday, a security expert noted that hundreds of millions of Android users are at risk following recent revelations resulting from the cache of top-secret CIA documents exposed by WikiLeaks. … Continue reading Google says many Android exploits detailed in WikiLeaks CIA files are already fixed

WordPress.com for Google Docs lets you edit in Docs and publish in WordPress

As someone who writes on WordPress.com for a living, my two least favorite things about the platform are the inability to edit together with colleagues and the inconvenience of losing … Continue reading WordPress.com for Google Docs lets you edit in Docs and publish in WordPress

Google Assistant on phones can finally read and interact with text messages 

In the midst of Assistant rolling out to Android devices running Marshmallow and Nougat, Google has finally added one long-requested feature. Rolling out now, Google Assistant on phones can finally … Continue reading Google Assistant on phones can finally read and interact with text messages 

Google Assistant is now available on hundreds of millions of Android phones

Google Assistant is rolling out to millions of Android phones without the need for a carrier or manufacturer update, and that’s a big deal. From just two handsets to hundreds, … Continue reading Google Assistant is now available on hundreds of millions of Android phones

VoIP phone capabilities might be coming to Google Home later this year

Since launch, Google Home has added a slew of new capabilities, mostly in the form of integrations with smart home appliances and other online services. The latest feature coming to Google’s … Continue reading VoIP phone capabilities might be coming to Google Home later this year

Google will discontinue Google Now Launcher in the coming weeks

Google currently has two launcher apps in the Play Store; Google Now Launcher and Pixel Launcher. In a few months, there will only be one. According to an email forwarded … Continue reading Google will discontinue Google Now Launcher in the coming weeks

Trump’s executive order on immigration forces Google to recall staff back to the U.S.

Memo from CEO Sundar Pichai says over 100 employees are affected by Friday’s presidential order. Google’s Sundar Pichai has sent a memo to all staff working overseas — get back … Continue reading Trump’s executive order on immigration forces Google to recall staff back to the U.S.

VentureBeat: Google’s smartwatches are built by LG, have digital crowns, will launch February 9th

In the most detailed report regarding Google’s upcoming smartwatches yet, Evan Blass of VentureBeat says that LG will be the manufacturer of the devices, which are scheduled to launch on … Continue reading VentureBeat: Google’s smartwatches are built by LG, have digital crowns, will launch February 9th

The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps 

Get $1 credit for every $25 spent! $17 $199.00 91% off Wishlist Buy here ACCESS: Lifetime | CONTENT: 31 Hours | ENROLLED: 4,621+ Instructor: Rob Percival Lessons: 232 Rating 4.5 out of … Continue reading The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps 

Samsung and Google Introduce the Next Generation Chromebook Designed for Google Play: The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro 

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, the latest generation of its Chromebooks that pairs the power and productivity of a laptop with the … Continue reading Samsung and Google Introduce the Next Generation Chromebook Designed for Google Play: The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro 

Google’s AlphaGo bested the world’s top Go players

When Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo made history by taking down Korea’s Lee Sedol—one of the world’s best Go players—in a landslide 4-1 victory in March, Chinese player Ke Jie … Continue reading Google’s AlphaGo bested the world’s top Go players