Tag: Google

Google to spend $3 billion on European datacenters

(Reuters) – Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in Finland. The investment plan includes an additional 600 million euros investment in the Hamina data center in Finland, bringing total investment in the site […]

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‘Friends’ Fans Will Find Some Anniversary Surprises While ‘Pivoting’ Their Google Search Fields

The 25th anniversary of Friends arrives this week, and that’ll make everyone feel incredibly dated to realize. Yet regardless, there’s tributes aplenty out there, as well as Top 10 lists, and other assorted new tidbits floating around to keep the nostalgia running high, even while the series prepares to leave Netflix (with Seinfeld acting as […]

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Google supercharges its mobile payment app in India with WeChat-style mini apps

Google is officially embracing the super-app strategy popularized by WeChat and Go-Jek, with its Google Pay app in India. The internet giant is launching its new Spot platform, powered by its popular digital payments service. It allows businesses and merchants to create branded experiences that are accessible to customers through the app. Think tiny online […]

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Google launches AI lab in Bangalore, India

Google today launched Google Research India, its first AI lab in India. The news comes today as Google also pledged to expand its AI-powered flood prediction system in India to warn nearby residents through smartphones or human volunteers. The lab will be led by IIIT Bangalore Infosys foundation chair professor Manish Gupta, who has a […]

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Google to expand AI-powered flood forecasts in India ahead of monsoon season

Google is making an expansion of its flood prediction AI for regions in India for the coming monsoon season to cover more than 11,000 square kilometers in areas along the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers, the company announced today. Approximately 20% of global flood fatalities occur in India. Since the start of Flood Forecast initiative trials […]

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Google rolls out Family Link per-app time limits and bonus time

Google first introduced Family Link, a parental control app for Android devices, in March 2017 ahead of domestic and international rollouts. It announced in May at Google I/O 2019 that it would build Family Link natively into Android 10, a promise on which it delivered earlier this month. Now, Google is introducing new Family Link […]

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Google Assistant adds 9 new AI-generated voices

Google Assistant can talk and sing like John Legend in the U.S., and it’s conversant in over 30 languages in 80 countries (up from 8 languages and 14 countries in 2017). But in the years since its international launch, Google’s AI interlocutor hasn’t been able to switch between more than one voice outside of the […]

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Google’s Key Moments provide shortcuts to video highlights

Ever spend entirely too much time trying to find a pivotal scene in a video clip you watched ages ago? We’ve all been there. While transcripts ease the burden somewhat, footage isn’t exactly skimmable like text. Until now. Today, Google announced the rollout of a new feature — Key Moments — designed to surface shortcuts […]

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Google Fi gets $70 unlimited mobile plan plus free Google One membership

Google has announced a new unlimited Google Fi plan that gives subscribers near-unfettered access to SMS, calls, and data for a set monthly fee. Google Fi Unlimited, as the plan is called, offers completely unlimited calls and texts, while data is effectively unlimited, though with one notable caveat — speeds will be throttled after 22GB […]

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Telstra extends mobile plan to Google Nest devices

If you’ve been itching to place calls with your Google Nest (formerly Google Home) devices using a mobile plan, now’s your chance. Australian operator Telstra this morning announced that it’s the first carrier to offer outbound calling on Google Nest speakers and smart displays. Subscribers can ask Google Assistant to make calls from a Mini, […]

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Google schedules Pixel 4 hardware event for October 15

Google today sent out invites for an October 15 hardware event in New York City. The company will almost certainly detail its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones at the annual Made by Google event. We say “detail” because Google has already shown off the devices in response to the first Pixel 4 leaks. […]

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Geekbench suggests Google will launch a 5G Pixel 4 XL

Google has actively leaked numerous details of its next-generation Pixel 4 smartphone ahead of its expected October launch, but one detail — support for fast 5G networks — appeared to be absent. That has changed, however, as new Geekbench 5 benchmarks (via PocketNow) appear to show a “Pixel 4 XL 5G,” which if accurate will […]

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