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Jason Schreier: „Google Stadia Looks Like a Monumental Flop”

Jacob Blazewicz, yesterday, 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.

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.

ARK OS – Huawei Registers Trademark for Proprietary OS

Konrad Serafinski, 28 May 2019, 12:24

Huawei has registered the trademark 'Huawei ARK OS' in Europe, which can only mean one thing - the Chinese company is picking up the gauntlet after tensions between Huawei and American companies, most notably in this case - Google.

Google Collects Our Purchase History - Here's How to Remove it

Bart Swiatek, 20 May 2019, 13:05

The CNBC TV station reports that Google collects data about purchases we make on the Internet. Information is collected through messages sent to Gmail mailboxes.

Google Suspends Cooperation with Huawei

Bart Swiatek, 20 May 2019, 10:52

Google has decided to suspend cooperation with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. The decision was made in connection with the recent steps of the US administration - the inclusion of the latter company on the blacklist of entities that must obtain government approval to use American technology.

Google Announces New Types of Advertising on Mobile Devices

Conrad Hazi, 16 May 2019, 15:02

Google has announced the introduction of new types of advertising on mobile devices. Advertising galleries will be found in search results and on YouTube, while Google Discover ads will appear in the form of thumbnails of articles.

Google Maps and Google Search Soon With Incognito Mode

Milosz Szubert, 08 May 2019, 13:02

During the I/O 2019 conference, Google announced the extension of incognito mode to other applications, which will allow more private use. This feature will soon appear in Google Maps and Google search engine.

New Version of Google Assistant Employs Advanced AI Algorithms

Bart Swiatek, 08 May 2019, 11:32

Google has provided some details about the new version of its Assistant. The program is to receive a few useful functions, and to work much faster, thanks to the use of advanced machine learning algorithms.

Popular Android Apps Were Stealing User Data

ElMundo, 23 April 2019, 15:06

Six popular applications from one of the Chinese developers, which we can find in the Google Play store, stole users' data without their knowledge. Suspicious programs have already been removed from the database.

Google Will Offer More Browsers on Android

Darius Matusiak, 19 April 2019, 15:08

Google has presented details of the Android update, which will be released soon as a result of last year's sanction imposed on the company by the European Commission. The giant then had to pay $4.34 billion for monopolistic practices.

Google Assistant in U.S. Starts Displaying Ads

Bart Swiatek, 08 April 2019, 14:55

The latest update of the Google Assistant has the program displaying ads in response to some user queries. Whether the feature will make it to all language editions of the Assistant remains to be seen.

Firefox and Chrome Will Block Notification Pop-Ups

Agnes Adamus, 03 April 2019, 23:53

Mozilla and Google will battle unwanted notifications popping up in. Both companies are working on solutions for their browsers, which are to reduce the number of irritating notifications.

Google Stadia Requires 25 Mb/s For Smooth 1080p in 60fps

ElMundo, 21 March 2019, 10:29

Phil Harrison, the boss of Google Stadia project, has shared some information about the bandwidth required to be able to play in FullHD and 60 fps.

Ubisoft and id Software with Google on GDC 2019

Bart Swiatek, 14 March 2019, 16:42

Two major players, Ubisoft and id Software, will be present on Google's conference during the upcoming GDC 2019 event in San Francisco.

Google Announces "Future of Gaming", Jade Raymond Becomes Deputy CEO

ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 17:29

Google is serious about entering the video game market – the company announced that it will present "the future of gaming" during the upcoming Game Developers Conference 2019.

Unannounced Google Game Controller Leaked?

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 March 2019, 23:26

Google has registered a patent related to notifications in the company's original game controller. A gamepad equipped with this function will not only send notifications but also offer a bunch of various facilitations.

Security Gap in Chrome, Google Suggest Immediate Update

Bart Swiatek, 08 March 2019, 23:01

Google programmers have pointed out a new security vulnerability in Chrome. It is recommended to update the browser as soon as possible and restart the app.

Google Assistant Gets a Physical Button in Smartphones

Agnes Adamus, 25 February 2019, 15:09

Google's expansion in the AI market continues. Smartphones from producers that cooperate with the American giant will feature a dedicated button for launching Google Assistant.

Google Will Unveil a Game Streaming Platform

Bart Swiatek, 20 February 2019, 14:14

Good chances are that Google will reveal its game streaming platform, currently known as Project Yeti or Project Stream, during this year's GDC.