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Google Maps adds new feature that allows you to pay for parking and transit in app | WJHL

(NEXSTAR) – Google Maps has released a new feature that enables you to pay for parking and transit from within the app. To access the feature, all you have to do is connect your Google Pay account to Google Maps. Here’s how it works: Once you’re parked in metered parking, simply tap on the “Pay for Parking” button that appears and enter your meter number and the amount of time — without ever touching the meter. You can extend your parking time from within the… Source link

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Google has a new responsible AI lead – TechCrunch

Google has appointed Dr. Marian Croak to lead its responsible artificial intelligence division within Google Research, Bloomberg reported earlier today. Croak was previously the vice president of engineering at the company. In her new role, Croak will oversee the teams working on accessibility, AI for social good, algorithmic fairness in health, brain fairness, ethical AI and others. She’ll report to Jeff Dean, SVP of Google AI Research and Health. In a Google blog post and video… Source link

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Google Search Console Changes Core Web Vitals Reporting

Google Search Console is changing how Core Web Vitals are measured and reported on, which is likely to be a positive thing for site owners. Going forward, the metrics defining the boundaries for largest contentful paint (LCP), first input delay (FID), and cumulative layout shift (CLS) are now defined as <= (less than or equal to). Previously the boundaries for each of the Core Web Vitals was defined as < (less than). That meant the Google Search Console report would only show a “good”… Source link

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Google to open office in Rochester, Minnesota

It will be the company’s first office in Minnesota. ROCHESTER, Minn. — Google will be opening its first office in Minnesota later this year in Rochester. As part of a partnership with Mayo Clinic, Google will be opening up an office at Collinder Coworking in the Conley-Maass-Downs building in downtown Rochester. “Part of what drew… Source link

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Apple TV+ arrives on Google TV devices, starting with Chromecast – TechCrunch

Google announced today the Apple TV+ streaming service has now arrived on the Google TV platform, starting with Chromecast with Google TV. It will also become available on Google TVs from both Sony and TCL, with expansions to other Android TV-powered devices in the months to come, Google says. Google TV was introduced last September as the new way Google will refer to its interface for Chromecast, where it combines streaming services, live TV via YouTube TV and other Google offerings,… Source link

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Google announces the Android 12 Developer Preview

Enlarge / This green circle (we added the background) is the Android 12 logo, I guess. Google is launching the first developer preview of Android 12 on Thursday. This is the beginning of a seven-month beta process that should end with a final release sometime around September. System images will be out today for the Pixel line (if these links are broken, check back later). Support is being cut for the Pixel 2 this year; for phones, the… Source link

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Android 12 developer preview is available now with many under-the-hood updates

Google is releasing a developer preview for the next version of Android, Android 12, for Pixel devices today. As is the norm for Google, the very first previews of Android are full of a lot of developer-facing changes. Android 12 has updates to how the OS handles images, video, and future security updates. It’s also the norm for Google to hold some of the major UI changes in reserve for its Google I/O conference, typically held in May. Although this developer preview does include some… Source link

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Apple TV app now available on the latest Google Chromecast

The Apple TV app is now available for Google’s 2020 Chromecast. It was announced in December that Apple’s streaming app, which offers access to its Apple TV Plus originals, would be coming to the awkwardly named Chromecast with Google TV. Starting today, owners of the excellent $50 device can download Apple TV and start using it. Apple TV originals like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, and For All Mankind will appear in Google TV’s recommendations and search results. Of note, you’ll… Source link

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This is your chance to be featured on Google

Any doodlers out there? Even if you’re just a casual artist, Doodle For Google is a pretty cool contest that you should most certainly consider entering. Yes, the annual art contest is back again, and it’s running now through Feb. 26. So you still have just more than a week to get those entries in! So if you’re a student, or you know a student, in grades K-12, you’re invited to create a doodle. One winner’s artwork will be displayed on Google.com for a day. He or she will also receive:

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