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Google Maps Like Facebook - We Can Follow Our Friends

Bart Swiatek, 31 July 2020, 12:10

Google Maps app has received an update, which resembles solutions known from social network websites. It enables us to follow users, thanks to which we receive information about their content and recommendations.

Android 11 has Higher Hardware Requirements Than Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 11:34

It seems that the full version of Android 11 has greater requirements than Microsoft's latets Windows OS. Google OS will be installed only on phones equipped with more than 2 GB of memory. Weaker smartphones will have to use the shafted version called Android GO.

New Google Chrome Function Will Extend Battery Life by Up to 2 Hours

Sodar, 07 July 2020, 13:24

Google conducted an experiment which proved that limiting the functioning of JavaScript in browser's tabs can extend laptop's working time by up to 2 hours.

Google Will Pay Fine, as French Court Upholds Ruling

Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 15:34

Google will have to pay a fine of 50 million Euros for violating user privacy and improperly obtaining permission to display personalized ads. The ruling concerns a case from January, last year.

Chrome Will Use Less RAM on Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 12:49

The new version of Chrome browser will use less memory. Google's programmers will use a different way of managing RAM - the so-called SegmentHeap, known from Microsoft Edge.

Chrome Extensions Stole User Data

mikos, 19 June 2020, 13:36

More than 70 different extensions and add-ons have been found spying on and sending sensitive data of Google Chrome users, according to Reuters UK.

Former Google CEO: Huawei is a Threat to Security

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2020, 12:13

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, currently serving as chairman of the Pentagon's security innovation committee, believes that Huawei is a threat to global security.

Epic Games Store Wants to Enter the Mobile Market

Bart Swiatek, 05 June 2020, 10:00

Epic Games Store will be available on mobile platforms. Android will get its version in first, but Tim Sweeney would like EGS to be available on iOS as well. It's worth noting that he plans something more than just a game library management app - we're talking about a store that could be an alternative to Google Play or App Store.

Google May Pay a Fine for Tracking Users

mikos, 03 June 2020, 14:03

Google has been sued for $5 billion for violating the privacy of users using „incognito” mode in their web browser.

Thanks to Google Assistant We Will Pay Using Our Voice

mikos, 26 May 2020, 18:12

Google has recently been testing the ability to confirm purchases in restaurants and in app using the voice recognition function in its voice assistant.

Google is a Lousy Physician, but People Are Still Asking for its Diagnosis

Smoczy, 18 May 2020, 15:51

Recent research shows that a huge number of people seek medical advice using Google. How reliable are the various medical websites that come up in search results?

Fewer Ads in Chrome and Bookmark Grouping

Sodar, 15 May 2020, 13:18

Google has revealed plans to introduce to Chrome a limit of resources that can be used by ads on website. This is to reduce battery consumption and transfer.

Facebook and Google Will Allow for Remote Work Until End of the Year

Kuszu, 11 May 2020, 11:37

Google and Facebook will give their employees a choice and allow home office work until the end of this year. However, if someone has the need, they can work in the office beginning with June or July.

Google's Ads Earned Billions in Last 3 Months

Smoczy, 29 April 2020, 15:27

In the first quarter of 2020, the Alphabet group, which includes Google, recorded an increase in YouTube revenue. The difference is over 30% compared to last year.

Not Just Apple Card - Google Wants its Own Payment Card

Sodar, 20 April 2020, 16:03

Google is probably working on its own payment card, following the idea behind Apple Card. Visualizations of a new, physical form of payment have leaked into the web.

Gmail Blocks 18 Million Fake Coronavirus Emails Daily

Sodar, 17 April 2020, 15:41

Google's email filters block 18 million phishing or malware emails every day, which are related to the coronavirus pandemic. This is almost 20% of all messages blocked by Gmail filters.

Google Wants Its Own CPU for Smartphones and Laptops

Bart Swiatek, 15 April 2020, 11:28

Journalists of Axios have found information suggesting that Google is working on its own CPU for mobile devices. The unit is to be called Whitechapel and next year it will be available in Pixel smartphones. Later on, the CPU will also be used in Chromebooks.

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?

YouTube Changes Default Video Quality in Europe

Paul Wozniak, 20 March 2020, 22:14

Like Netflix, YouTube has also decided to take action to reduce data consumption in the current period in Europe. However, the method used by Google will not be so intrusive - only the default video quality will be changed.

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

The new terms of use of YouTube raise concerns of a large group of creators, as channels that are not „commercially viable” for advertisers may be closed.

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.