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Today’s Google Doodle Is About Covid-19 Vaccination And Face Masks

Clicking on the Google Doodle leads to a “covid vaccine near me” search that helps you find nearby … [+] Covid-19 vaccination locations. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) Getty Images The next time you go to the Google search page to enter something like “will the Covid-19 vaccine make my keys stick to my forehead,” you may find a Google Doodle that includes the words “Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Save lives.” That’s because today’s Google Doodle indicates… Source link

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Google’s Tensor chip is only the first step toward truly great Pixel phones

Google’s Pixel 6 is shaping up to be the company’s most ambitious smartphone in years, largely due to the new, custom-designed Tensor processor, which aims to catapult Google to the forefront of the smartphone market with the power of Google’s years of machine learning experience. And Google needs it: despite the popularity of Pixels in tech circles, its phones just aren’t popular sellers in the US, barely moving the needle compared to juggernauts like Samsung and Apple or even

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AES, Google moonshot factory, to partner on grid virtualization platform

Dive Brief: AES will partner with X, Google’s research and development arm, on electric grid virtualization tools that will help support the corporation’s transition to renewable energy.  The partnership will develop technology to simulate and virtualize AES’ distribution grids in Indiana and Ohio, giving operators a better real-time view of the grid and supporting long-range planning. AES Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President Chris Shelton said the… Source link

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Google leaks unannounced Nest security cameras on its own online store

Google has apparently leaked some unannounced Nest security cameras right on its own online store (thanks for the tip, Eric!). Google confirmed in January that it would be releasing a new lineup of security cameras this year, and it seems like the company’s store may have just revealed what’s on the way. As far as we can tell, the new devices include a combined outdoor / indoor battery-powered Nest Cam, a Nest Cam with floodlight, an indoor wired Nest Cam, and a battery-powered Nest… Source link

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Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android

Android Gingerbread, you’ve lived a good life. Now it’s time to rest. Photo: Gizmodo Whether you’re running it for a nostalgic feel or you’ve held on to a device for too long, it’s time to say goodbye to the decade-old Android Gingerbread. Google is officially laying it to rest. As of Sept. 27, the company will no longer allow devices running the vintage version of Android 2.3.7 or lower to connect with Google services, effectively cutting off every essential part of being an Android… Source link

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Google will kill off very old versions of Android next month

Enlarge / Delicious gingerbread Android cookies. Google has started emailing users of very old Android devices to tell them it’s time to say goodbye. Starting September 27, devices running Android 2.3.7 and lower will no longer be able to log in to Google services, effectively killing a big portion of the on-rails Android experience. As Google puts it in an official community post, “If you sign in to your device after September 27, you may… Source link

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New Chromebooks will now have Google Meet installed by default

With Chrome OS’s latest update, Google has announced that its Google Meet app will be preinstalled on all Chromebooks. The announcement is part of the company’s larger push to adapt its operating system for remote meetings. The new feature shouldn’t make too much of a difference to longtime Chromebook users who already have a preferred video chat platform installed. But for new students receiving a Chromebook for the first time, or other folks who are trying the platform out, it… Source link

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Google Maps on iOS adds live location sharing in iMessage, home screen widget, dark mode – TechCrunch

Google Maps announced today three feature updates to its iOS app. With live location sharing in the iMessage app, a traffic widget for the home screen and dark mode, Google Maps is positioning itself as a stronger competitor against iOS’ native Apple Maps. Live location sharing was already possible in Google Maps — by tapping on the blue dot that shows where you are, you can share with select friends your ETA to your destination, and even how much battery life your phone has. But… Source link

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Google Maps on iOS is finally getting a dark mode

Google Maps will finally be getting a dark mode on iOS, nearly two years after Apple rolled out dark mode as part of iOS 13. The feature, which is arriving in the coming weeks, should be welcome for when you’re using the app at night or in dark environments. You can get an idea of what dark mode will look like in the picture at the top of this post. To turn on dark mode, go to the settings menu, tap on dark mode, and then tap “on.” And if you want Google Maps to flip between light… Source link

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