Tag: Google

IHS Markit: Cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and could grow to $2.5 billion by 2023

Cloud-based gaming is starting to heat up. In a new report from market research firm IHS Markit, cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and the company predicts that number will balloon to $2.5 billion by 2023. The massive number helps put into perspective why the industry has seen a sudden surge in cloud gaming […]

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Trump’s Sanctions on China Are Making Huawei Phones Less Secure

After the US government cracked down on Chinese tech giant Huawei last week, Google became the first American company to follow the ban. On Sunday, after Reuters first reported the news, Google admitted it is complying with the US government order and will shut down its business relationship with the Chinese company. Huawei is the […]

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 drops to $999 and adds Qualcomm’s XR1

Six years after Google Glass was unveiled, it goes without saying that the first major augmented reality headset wasn’t the massive success some imagined: The $1,500 Enterprise Edition was ultimately pitched almost exclusively to businesses, and after less than two years, the company had to tell people it hadn’t been abandoned. It’s been a while, but Google […]

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Lawsuit Claims Apple, Google Running ‘Massive Music Piracy Operation’

The estate of Harold Arlen is suing Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora for selling unauthorized recordings of the artist’s music. Harold Arlen is known for composing Over the Rainbow in 1939 which was later named as the “Song of the Century” along with music for the 1954 remake of A Star is Born, The […]

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Google’s Huawei restrictions are a wake-up call for all Android phone makers

Huawei’s fortunes have gone from bad to worse, as news emerged last night that Google will stop providing Huawei with support for Android and Google services. The move was made in response to a U.S. order that restricts companies ability to trade with Huawei. The upshot of this is that Huawei won’t be able to […]

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Google Suspends Business With Huawei Following US Government’s Blacklisting

Huawei is in all sorts of trouble. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Google has suspended their business dealings with the company following the US government officially blacklisting Huawei. What this means is that Huawei will no longer have access to US businesses such as Google, which also includes access to Android. […]

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Jack Tretton interview — Why investing in indie game startups is hot again

Jack Tretton ran Sony’s game division in the U.S. for many years, and he helped the PlayStation 4 become ascendant in this generation. Then he left the company in 2014 and became an investor in game companies. After 28 years at Sony, Tretton was on his own, and he formally announced his venture capital fund, […]

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Google tracks nearly all your online (and some of your offline) purchases — see it for yourself, here

For years Google has been keeping track of nearly every online purchase we’ve made. A CNBC report today reveals that, thanks to purchase receipts sent to personal Gmail accounts, the company has amassed a mountain of purchasing data on each of us, including offline spending, in some cases. Better still, Google has a tool that […]

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Last week in tech: DJI’s new action camera, a clever new flying machine, and RIP YTMND

There’s this prevailing thought that the internet never lets anything die. If you happen to appear in a stock photo that becomes a ubiquitous meme, for instance, it can take over your whole public persona. Or, if you look like an idiot in public and someone films it, that’s a mark on your social credibility […]

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ProBeat: Microsoft and Sony deal validates Google Stadia

News broke yesterday that Sony and Microsoft are kissing in a tree, working on AI and cloud technology. The new Microsoft and Sony partnership has the two companies working on cloud-based gaming services together. In other words, the duo has given Google’s Stadia its first validation. I don’t mean this simply because Stadia is a […]

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Microsoft makes Google’s BERT NLP model better

Microsoft AI researchers today said they’ve created a Multi-Task Deep Neural Network (MT-DNN) that incorporates Google’s BERT AI to achieve state-of-the-art results. The MT-DNN was able to set new high performance standards in 7 of 9 NLP tasks from the General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) benchmarks. The MT-DNN model, which also uses BERT, was first introduced […]

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Google’s Live Transcribe is getting sound events and transcription saving

Google today announced new features for its speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe: sound events and transcription saving. The news is being shared today to line up with Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the update is “coming next month.” Google released Live Transcribe in February. The tool uses machine learning algorithms to turn audio into […]

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