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Alexa vs. Siri vs. Google: Which Can Carry on a Conversation Best?

New York Times - 17 Aug 2018
As the devices that run these assistants become more commonplace — 39 million Americans now own one, according to a recent study — Amazon and competitors like Apple and Google foresee a day when you can chat with their assistants like you would ...
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ProBeat: Of course Google is tracking you

VentureBeat - 17 Aug 2018
Google tracks your every move. But you already knew that — even if you've never explicitly thought about it. The notion is completely understandable and explainable, for it is in Google's interest to do so, and Google users frankly don't care. On ...
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Google Goggles is dead; long live Google Lens

The Verge - 17 Aug 2018
Google Goggles was launched in 2009, an early example of Google's ambition to make the visual world as searchable as the internet. Times have changed though, and with the unveiling this year of the faster, slicker, deep learning-powered Google Lens, ...
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Google's next Chromecast may offer improved connectivity

Engadget - 17 Aug 2018
The addition of Bluetooth support was somewhat expected, as Google told the FCC earlier this year that it planned such an update, Variety notes. The current version of Chromecast does include a Bluetooth chip, which is used during the setup process ...
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Google gives its AI the reins over its data center cooling systems

TechCrunch - 17 Aug 2018
The inside of data centers is loud and hot — and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. It's no surprise then that the big players in this space, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google, all look for different ...
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Google just made some great changes to its search results page

BGR - 17 Aug 2018
Google keeps moving farther and farther away from presenting you with a page of search results that's mostly a collection of blue links, with a new update that continues an expansion of populating results with feature-rich cards and expandable tabs.
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How to Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive

Lifehacker - 17 Aug 2018
Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it's an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your ...
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Google One officially launches with cheaper storage plans

Mashable - 16 Aug 2018
In May this year, Google announced Google One, a rebranding of its Google Drive online storage service. It offered cheaper plans, which were automatically enabled for Drive users, but it wasn't opened for sign ups. On Wednesday, Google opened up Google ...
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How to track where Google's tracking you

Washington Post - 15 Aug 2018
Turning off the location tracking on your phone isn't enough to stop Google from receiving any information about where you are, an Associated Press investigation revealed this week. Even if someone goes into their Google account settings to turn off a ...
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Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

Engadget - 17 Aug 2018
That's all because Google built Android 9 Pie to pay more attention to what you do, and to help out accordingly. That suggestion wasn't random: It was based on behavior that Android picked up on. Beyond that, there are plenty of important system-level ...

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