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Stadia Pro With 30-minute Trial Without Our Credit Card Number

Paul Musiolik, 22 December 2020, 21:17

Google offers a half-hour trial version of the Stadia Pro subscription without requiring a credit card number. But does that make any sense?

Google's Blob Opera AI Sings Carols and Helps Make Music

Szarmancki, 16 December 2020, 21:47

Opera lovers can finally take an active part in their passion by creating it with the help of artificial intelligence. The Google Arts & Culture initiative called Blob Opera enables us to create opera music in a very simple way.

YouTube Will Display Ads in All Videos

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 13:44

YouTube has made changes to the terms and conditions of the platform, as a result of which ads will be displayed in all videos, regardless of the choice of the content creator and participation, or lack of thereof, in the YouTube Partner program.

Chrome 87 Offers Improved Performance and New Features

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 21:39

Google has released another version of its browser, numbered 87. The app has noticeably higher performance than its predecessor, better resource management and offers several new options.

Streamers Should Buy Licenses for Streaming?

Paul Musiolik, 23 October 2020, 16:17

The creative director of Stadia Montreal voiced a rather controversial thesis. According to him, anyone who wants to livestream video games should pay for a relevant license to the developer or publisher.

Google's Ex-CEO on Social Media: „Amplifiers for Idiots”

Bart Swiatek, 23 October 2020, 16:08

Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and member of Alphabet holding's board of directors, currently one of its shareholders, said during a conversation that social media serve as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people. In his opinion, this was not the original idea of their creators and unless something changes, new regulations will appear.

Yet Another Google Victim is no Longer Available on Google Play

Agnes Adamus, 13 October 2020, 17:07

The process of extinguishing Google Play Music continues. The shop where we could buy digital versions of songs has been shut down. By the end of the year the remaining functions of the service will also be removed.

EU Citizens Will be Able to Remove Pre-installed Phone Apps

mikos, 01 October 2020, 12:24

The European Union will address the problem of applications pre-installed on our devices by manufacturers and operators.

Manual Night Mode Finally Coming to Google Maps

Christian Pieniazek, 30 September 2020, 14:03

Although Google Maps already has a night mode, it's activated automatically. However, the company is making changes in this area, and some users can already decide how the application will look on their devices.

Google Accidentally Leaks Price of Pixel 5

Bart Swiatek, 28 September 2020, 13:23

The Japanese branch of Google accidentally revealed the price of the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. The device should cost around $700 and launch on September 30.

Former YouTube Moderator Sues Company for Work-related Trauma

Bart Swiatek, 22 September 2020, 11:32

A former YouTube moderator decided to sue her former employer, arguing that watching videos that often depicted very violent scenes for several hours a day result in her suffering from depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Google Drive Will Automatically Delete Our Files From the Bin

Karol Laska , 17 September 2020, 22:44

No more storing files in the Google Drive bin forever. Under the new rules, data older than 30 days will be automatically deleted.

Android 11 Available; Outline of New Features

Sodar, 09 September 2020, 14:44

Upgrade to Android version 11 is now available on selected phone models. Owners of these devices can now see the changes and new features.

Google May be Accused of Monopolistic Practices - Again

Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 15:10

According to the Reuters news agency - citing several anonymous sources - U.S. Department of Justice investigators may soon be bringing several monopoly charges against Google. The accusations concern mainly two areas - web browser and contracts on the advertising market.

Google Gives Up on Another Service

Agnes Adamus, 07 August 2020, 22:29

Google Play Music will close soon. The service will be phased out gradually and will end between October and the end of the year. At the same time, Google encourages subscribers to move their collections to YouTube Music.

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.