YouTube is Working on Equivalent of TikTok - Shorts
Smoczy, 02 April 2020, 18:00
Google is creating an app to be a rival for TikTok. Will users like Shorts? Or will it end up like so many other technological solutions from the company - on a dumpster?
Google Chrome Tracks Us Even When We Use VPN, TOR or Are Logged Out
Laty, 12 March 2020, 19:07
There has been a change in Google's privacy regulations. Chrome browser monitors user traffic even if the user is not signed in to their account or is using a proxy server.
Google Cancels I/O 2020 Due to Coronavirus
Milosz Szubert, 04 March 2020, 14:33
Google has decided to cancel the „physical” I/O 2020 event planned for mid-May, which was to be the company's largest event this year. As you can guess, the reason are fears of the coronavirus.
GeForce NOW - 30% Less Delay in Competitive Mode Than in Stadia
Bart Swiatek, 27 February 2020, 19:08
When Competitive mode is enabled, GeForce NOW streaming service offers lower latency than Google Stadia. Even with normal settings, Nvidia's solution is better than the competition. The test was conducted by the editors of GameStar.
Google Suggests Baldur's Gate 3 May Launch This Year
Bart Swiatek, 14 February 2020, 11:31
If you trust Google, Baldur's Gate III may be released later this year. The information appeared in a blog note dedicated to new games that will appear on the Google Stadia streaming platform.
Chromium-based Browsers Will Start Blocking Ads in Videos
Bart Swiatek, 06 February 2020, 13:33
The Coalition for Better Ads announced in a press release that it has developed a new standard for short video advertising. Chromium-based browsers, starting with Google Chrome in August this year, will implement solutions to force changes on website administrators.
Google Messes Up; Private Videos Sent to Wrong Users
Laty, 05 February 2020, 15:34
Google recently informed its customers that in November last year those who requested a backup of their files may have receive videos belonging to other users.
Google Requires Public Services to Pay for Access to User Data
Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2020, 11:39
Google has begun to require public services such as the police and the prosecutor's office to pay for the handling of court orders in the USA. Access to user data subject to a process or investigation was priced at USD 45-245, depending on the type of request and the amount of information requested.
Stadia Will Get 120 Games This Year, Including Exclusives
Bart Swiatek, 17 January 2020, 10:24
In 2020, 120 games will debut on the Google Stadia streaming service, including ten exclusive titles that we will see in the first half of the year. We can also expect a number of new features and improvements. The source of information is a note that has been published on the platform's community website.
RiME Dev Believes in Stadia: „Some Features Will Blow Your Mind”
Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2020, 14:05
Raul Rubio, CEO of Tequila Works, responsible for such titles as RiME and Gylt, believes that one day we'll be wondering why we didn't believe in video game streaming. In his opinion, some of the features to be offered by Google Stadia in the future will be really impressive.
No More Tracking? Google Says it Will Block Cookies in Chrome
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 12:43
Jason Schuh, director of the engineering team responsible for the Chrome browser, said in a blog note that the said app will prevent companies from tracking web traffic using cookies in the future. The idea would come into effect in two years' time and is currently being consulted with representatives of other companies.
Google Chrome Will Continue to be Supported on Windows 7
Paul Wozniak, 12 January 2020, 19:11
Google has assured that Chrome web browser will continue to receive updates on Windows 7. The company wants to support the application for at least 18 months after Microsoft abandons the system.
Fortnite Will Have to Pay the 30% Revenue Share on Google Play
Bart Swiatek, 11 December 2019, 12:40
Fortnite will not be exempted from paying the revenue share, if it is released on Google Play - the giant believes that any company offering their games on the platform should operate under equal conditions. Tim Sweeney argues that the company should change its approach and not impose the use of Google Play on all creators.
Assassin's Creed Developers Will Make Games for Google Stadia
Paul Wozniak, 30 November 2019, 17:50
Google's newly-created video gamedev team just employed some people who have worked on the Assassin's Creed series. They will be responsible for creating exclusive and original titles for the Google Stadia streaming platform.
Stadia's Problems With 4K - Google Responds
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 November 2019, 23:28
Google has responded to allegations about Google Stadia's problems with 4K resolution in many games. According to the company, everything depends on the game's optimization made by the developers.
Google Stadia - Input Lag Has Been Reduced In Some Titles
Laty, 23 November 2019, 16:23
As it turns out, Google Stadia has lower latency issues in Red Dead Redemption 2 than Xbox One X. The results of the test were posted on YouTube by the editors of the Digital Foundry channel.
Google Stadia Consumes Over 7 GB of Data per Hour
Laty, 21 November 2019, 11:10
Google Stadia consumes large amounts of data when streaming. As a result, few users have Internet transfer resources that allow them to freely enjoy the gaming on the road for a longer period of time.
Jason Schreier: „Google Stadia Looks Like a Monumental Flop”
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2019, 22:25
Jason Schreier from Kotaku has received information about the pre-premiere sales of Google Stadia. The new Google service is said to have done worse than expected and, according to the journalist, could be a „monumental flop”.
Google Stadia Gets 10 Additional Launch Titles (e.g. Metro Exodus)
Adrian Werner, 18 November 2019, 12:48
The list of launch titles for Google Stadia has just been expanded. On the day of the premiere we will get access to ten additional productions, including Metro Exodus, Rage 2, Final Fantasy XV and Football Manager 2020.
YouTube Will be Able to Close Accounts That Bring no Profits
Laty, 12 November 2019, 20:22
Google Stadia Launch Titles Revealed
Adrian Werner, 12 November 2019, 13:05
We have learned the list of twelve launch titles for Google Stadia. On the day of its release, the service will offer access to such games as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mortal Kombat 11 and the last three installments of the Tomb Raider series.
Google Stadia App is Now Available on Android
Paul Wozniak, 07 November 2019, 23:52
From now on, holders of Google Stadia subscriptions can download a dedicated app for Android devices. It enables you to set up your account, view games or connect your social profiles to the service.
Google Buys Fitbit for Over $2 Billion
Adrian Werner, 04 November 2019, 13:26
Google has announced its intention to acquire Fitbit, a company specializing in the production of fitness trackers and smartwatches.
AI Among Top StarCraft 2 Players
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 October 2019, 14:56
Artificial Intelligence AlphaStar has achieved another success in StarCraft II. The work of Google's DeepMind team managed to achieve a top rank in Blizzard's strategy game, outclassing 99.8% of human players.
Xiaomi Announces Smartwatch. Google Will Buy Fitbit to Make its Own?
Bart Swiatek, 29 October 2019, 13:12
Xiaomi is likely to present its original smartphone soon, based on the WearOS Mi Watch system, which looks a lot like Apple Watch. Google is also interested in entering the market of this type of equipment - according to Reuters agency, the company is conducting talks on the acquisition of Fitbit.
Forced Dark Mode, Tab Preview - New Features in Chrome Version 78
Bart Swiatek, 24 October 2019, 14:38
Google has released the new version of the Chrome browser, numbered 78. The list of new features includes a partial preview of open tabs and the integration of Password Safety into the program itself.
Google Stadia - Exact Release Date, Game List and Prices
Michael Kulakowski, 15 October 2019, 20:38
We know the exact launch date of the Google Stadia streaming service. The service will start in the second half of November and will be available only in selected countries of Western Europe, as well as in the USA and Canada.
Google Stadia May be More Responsive Than PC
Bart Swiatek, 10 October 2019, 12:26
Google Stadia streaming platform will use an advanced system based on AI algorithms, which will allow it to dynamically increase the number of animation frames per second or predict the actions of players to reduce the typical cloud delay.
Closed Beta of Incognito Mode in Google Maps Has Been Launched
Paul Wozniak, 22 September 2019, 22:02
A few days ago a closed beta of incognito mode in Google Maps has begun. Currently, it is only available to owners of Android devices and members of Google Maps Preview.
Google Play Store Will Also Have its Own Subscription
Barth Faryna, 10 September 2019, 12:38
There is much to suggest that Google Play will follow the example of other platforms and will also introduce a subscription. The service will be called Google Play Pass and will be competing with Apple Arcade.
Google Bans Advertising of Untested and Experimental Treatments
Milosz Szubert, 09 September 2019, 17:13
Google has announced bans for advertising of medical products and therapies that have not been adequately researched and proven to be effective. This has met with the approval of the medical community.
Google and Facebook Accused of Breaking Electoral Silence in Russia
Bart Swiatek, 09 September 2019, 13:16
Facebook and Google were accused of breaking the electoral silence during the local elections held in Russia last Sunday. The companies were supposed to display advertisements and political spots in violation of the law. The Russian media supervisory authority has not informed about possible consequences for the companies.
Because of YouTube, Google May Have to Pay $200 Million Fine
Konrad Serafinski, 02 September 2019, 11:12
The Federal Trade Commission ruled that YouTube had violated the Children's Online Privacy Act by displaying advertisements personalised for children. It is said that Google may have to pay a $200 million fine. Many people think, however, that this amount is hardly enough.
Next Huawei Smartphone Without Google Apps
Barth Faryna, 30 August 2019, 16:58
Google has confirmed that Huawei's smartphones will not be licensed for the most popular applications, including YouTube and Google Maps, as a result of a trade ban imposed by the US authorities.
Chinese Company Baidu Bests Google in the Smart Speaker Market
Barth Faryna, 27 August 2019, 14:20
The name Baidu may not tell you much, but in fact it is the largest search engine used in China and Japan. The company also produces smart speakers and has just outpaced Google in this sector.
Android Q is Now Android 10; New Name and Logo for Google's OS [Updated]
Conrad Hazi, 27 August 2019, 12:00
The doubts have been dispelled and we already know what the new version of Google's mobile OS will be called. Android 10, because that's the sooftware's full name, is moving away from the traditional naming associated with sweets. A new logo was also introduced.
Google Stadia - Subscription Price and Game List
Michael Kulakowski, 19 August 2019, 20:46
During a special Google event, we got to know a new bunch of details related to Google's streaming service. We already know how much you will have to pay for the subscription and what games it will offer.
Google and Twitter Switch to AMD EPYC CPU
Paul Wozniak, 08 August 2019, 18:23
AMD has announced that Google and Twitter will use its latest EPYC Rome processors built in 7 nm architecture.
Chrome Extensions are a Failure? Very Limited Numbers of Installations
Barth Faryna, 06 August 2019, 12:34
Chrome Browser Extensions are great and useful tools that can be very helpful in many situations. At least that's what sounds like in theory. Practice shows that most of them do not have many applications and almost nobody uses them.
Android Will Enable Us to Choose Search Engine
Konrad Serafinski, 05 August 2019, 14:42
Reuters agency reports that Google will enable the choice of a default search engine on mobile devices running the Android system beginning from 2020. Companies will enter an auction, and those who pay the most will appear in the system.
The EU: Google Won't Listen to Recordings Collected by Assistant App
Bart Swiatek, 02 August 2019, 11:35
The German Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has banned Google from listening to sound material recorded through the use of Smart Assistant app. The company agreed and offered to refrain from this practice throughout the European Union for a certain period of time.
Chrome 76 Blocks Flash and Prevents Sites From Detecting Incognito
Paul Wozniak, 31 July 2019, 22:06
The latest update to Google Chrome automatically blocks Flash Playback media and does not allow sites to detect when you are in incognito mode.
Google Will Pay 5 Bucks For Your Face
Barth Faryna, 30 July 2019, 17:07
Recently, residents of many American cities have been talked to on the street by Google employees, who offered them Starbucks or Amazon vouchers in exchange for... their faces. The value of the coupons was exactly $5. That's how much Google is willing to pay for a human face.
Privacy: Google Gives an Ultimatum to Devs of Chrome Extensions
Bart Swiatek, 26 July 2019, 12:09
Google has decided to change the policy for Chrome browser extensions. Add-ons will only be able to request user data that is necessary for their operation. The changes will enter into force in October. Extensions that are not adapted to the new requirements will disappear from the Chrome Web Store.
Android - Google Will Introduce New Emoji
Bart Swiatek, 19 July 2019, 15:40
Google has announced that the latest version of its OS, the so-called Android Q, will feature several dozen new emojis. The images will also include those that will enable better representation of minorities, such as people with disabilities.
Google Stadia Partner Program Very Popular Among Developers
Bart Swiatek, 12 July 2019, 13:24
During this year's Develop:Brighton conference, Sam Corcoran - Technical Account Manager at Google - informed that over 4 thousand companies have already applied to the partner program of the streaming platform Stadia.
Google Chrome for Android Installed 5 Billion Times
Bart Swiatek, 28 June 2019, 11:14
The Android version of Google Chrome has already been installed more than 5 billion times. The source of the information is the application card in the Google Play store.
Google Stadia - Price, Release date and Launch Titles [Updated]
Christian Pieniazek, 07 June 2019, 11:50
Stadia, i.e. the streaming platform from Google, will debut later this year. Thanks to a leak, we already know how much we will have to pay for the opportunity to check it, and we the first titles that will be released on the new platform.
Google Maps Shows Speed and Tries to Warn About Speed Cameras
Conrad Hazi, 06 June 2019, 14:27
The latest Google Maps update introduces a feature that many users have been waiting for - speedometer and speed limit information. Recently, the application has also started to inform drivers about speed cameras.
Google Stadia - Games, Prices, Other Details Revealed on June 6
Agnes Adamus, 04 June 2019, 00:27
Stadia is Google's latest project for streaming games from the cloud. Over a week ago, a tweet informed us that this summer we will get to know the first details about the service. Today, Google announced that the presentation will take place on June 6.