Tag: Google

Security firms detail Android and Google Photos vulnerabilities that exposed user data

Researchers recently uncovered two unrelated vulnerabilities in Google products. Imperva found a way to perform a side-channel attack on Google Photos that lets bad actors glean key location, time, and identifying information from personal accounts. The other, found by Positive Technologies, is a more dangerous Android exploit. It, too, exposes user data, and Google ranked […]

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Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses

Google has been fined $1.69 billion by European regulators, who claim the U.S. tech giant abused its dominant position in search to force third-party sites to favor its own ad network while freezing out rivals. This marks the third massive antitrust fine levied against Google by the European Union, which has become increasingly aggressive in […]

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The Problem With Trying to Be Like China

For decades, the Republican economic creed has revolved around low taxes and free markets. The sacred dual directives had to be vigorously defended and market regulations of any kind aggressively parried. Free-market prophets such as Milton Friedman suggested a society’s “belief in freedom itself” might be measured by its commitment to deregulation. But quietly, in […]

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Google positions YouTube as Stadia’s killer app

Google has a gaming platform now. It’s called Stadia, and it streams blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey from the cloud to almost any device. Google revealed Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Fancisco today. During that presentation, it revealed it is making its own games, but that wasn’t its focus. It didn’t show […]

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Google’s Stadia uses Style Transfer ML to manipulate video game environments

At a press conference today during the 2019 Game Developers Conference, Google took the wraps off of Stadia, its cloud-powered gaming service, and demoed a particularly eye-catching feature: Style Transfer ML. Through style transfer, a machine learning technique that recomposes images in the aesthetic of other images, it enables game developers to map textures and […]

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How Google’s Stadia Controller eliminates some input lag

Google revealed its Stadia game-streaming platform today. The service enables players to begin playing high-end video games over the cloud with the press of a button. You don’t need hardware beyond a connected device with a screen. But Google is still putting together some polymers and plastics to create the Stadia Controller. This device looks […]

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Jade Raymond will head Google’s own game studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment

Jade Raymond, former executive at Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, will serve as head of Google’s first-party game studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment, for the Google Stadia cloud gaming platform. “We are on the brink of a huge revolution in gaming,” Raymond said onstage at Google’s GDC 2019 event. As head of Stadia Games and Entertainment, […]

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Google unveils Stadia cloud gaming platform to play games anywhere

Google CEO Sindar Pichai and executive Phil Harrison introduced Google’s cloud gaming platform, Stadia, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. They also showed a Google-made Stadia controller that you can use to play games on any device. The vision is to make games accessible to everyone in the world, Pichai said. Google’s vast data […]

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Waymo plans to open 85,000-square-foot technical service center in Mesa, Arizona

Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet’s self-driving car division, today announced that it would open an 85,000-square-foot technical service center in the city of Mesa, Arizona, near Phoenix’s East Valley, which it says will “more than double” its capacity to maintain the fleet of cars in Waymo One, its eponymous driverless taxi service in Pheonix. “[O]ver […]

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Google Cloud Talent Solution gets cycling and walking search filters

Google wants to make it easier for job candidates to find great fits. It rolled out Cloud Talent Solution (formerly Cloud Job Discovery), a development platform for job search workloads that factors in a range of preferences to match employers with qualified applicants, last August. And today, building on early momentum, it’s introducing enhanced multilanguage […]

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