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Apple, Amazon, and other tech titans could threaten big banks in one key area

S&P: "We currently do not see competition from tech titans as posing a short-term risk to our bank ratings." But in the longer term banks could face serious competition from the likes of Apple and Google in the payments space, whichShow More Summary

Google investigating reports that Home Max is killing WiFi networks

Some Google Home Max users are reporting the device is killing their WiFi network. Google is currently investigating these reports.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) may be the great equalizer for Microsoft, Google and Apple

PWA Twitter app. What if there was one app standard Microsoft, Google and Apple all adopted? Progressive Web Apps (PWA) may be that great equalizer. The current app model is robust and thriving but has shortcomings. Millions of available...Show More Summary

Is Your Chromebook Protected Against Meltdown?

Google has published a list of all known Chrome OS devices, detailing which are currently vulnerable to Meltdown, and which require patching. The good news is most Chromebooks are either already safe from attack or have a fix on the way. Show More Summary

Google is shutting down Chrome’s parental control features, replacement to launch later this year

Google is preparing to launch a new set of parental control features for users of its Chrome browser. The announcement was made in an email sent this week to users of its current system for parental controls and other restrictions called “Chrome Supervised Users,” which is soon shutting down. Read More

As Snapchat’s Spectacles Fail, New Piece Of Wearable Technology Offers Multiplatform Compatibility

So far, the market for technologically-enhanced glasses has proven thin. The most notable failures have been Google's ugly Glass wearable and Snapchat's Spectacles, the latter of which currently sits unsold in Chinese warehouses. IsShow More Summary

Why on Earth did I wait so long to disable Siri on my iPhone X?

I've never really been a fan of voice assistants. I test solutions like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant often since staying current on their capabilities is part of my job. But personally, I simply haven't found much use for them.Show More Summary

Roku to chime in with voice-controlled assistant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. Roku's voice capabilities are currently limited to performing search requests and launching apps. Show More Summary

You can now have Google Pixel 2’s Portrait mode on older phones, for free

Google Pixel 2 is currently taking the first place on DxO’s list of best-rated smartphone cameras. It’s a single-lens camera, yet it offers the Portrait mode on both rear and front camera. This feature wasn’t available on earlier phones from Google, but now you can get it even on some older devices. Show More Summary

Google just released a developer version of its mysterious new ‘Fuchsia’ operating system

Google has released two main operating systems out into the world, and both of them have found success. The first is obviously Android, which is currently the most widely used mobile operating system on the planet. As of May of last year, Android counted more than 2 billion monthly active users across smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Show More Summary

Google Maps No Longer Lets You Post Negative Reviews About Your Crappy Job

Google has updated its Maps policies to ban certain business reviews left by former employees. In a new section of the Google Maps "User Contributed Content Policy," Google now labels reviews "about a current or former employment experience" as a "conflict of interest." Originally, only current employees were barred under the policy. Show More Summary

(Spammed by Google Ventures): Turn your scatterplots into elegant apparel and accessories!

I received the following unsolicited email: Hi there, I’m the Head of Artist Relations here at VIDA, and I’m currently scouting for top art talent. Recently, I discovered your artwork and I wanted to reach out. I find your artwork incredibly unique and I think you’d be a great fit for VIDA. Show More Summary

How AI and Machine Learning May Apply to Marketing

Most of the talk about current use of artificial intelligence (AI) in marketing cites what the 4 Horsemen are doing or likely doing. Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon have digital, data and automation at the heart of their businesses. They...

Might Google Class “Torrent” a Dirty Word? France is About to Find Out

A dispute between the French recording industry and search engines Google and Bing could find the latter pair filtering searches containing the word torrent, initially in connection with three local artists. The issue is currently under discussion by the parties' lawyers. Show More Summary

DEAL: Fandango Movie Tickets – Buy One Get One FREE!

Fandango currently has a huge special where they’re giving you one FREE movie ticket when you buy one using Google Pay. Just pay for two tickets via Google pay and use promo code GOOGLEPAYJOY at checkout, and you’ll only pay for oneShow More Summary

Eric Schmidt to step down as Alphabet executive chairman in January

Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will be a taking a more backseat role going forward with the company announcing that he would step down from his current position in January. Schmidt, who previously served as Google Inc....Show More Summary

Google’s first CEO Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet’s executive chairman

Eric Schmidt, Google's first CEO and longtime executive at the company, is stepping down from his current role as executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet. Schmidt will not leave the company, as he'll continue with his role...Show More Summary

Rembrandt - a case study in light and dark

Google Art and Culture is currently displaying a very interesting case study in the portrayal of light and dark in a painting by Rembrandt. A Case Study of Light and Dark is a slideshow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Chrome 64 beta tries to address auto-playing video but disappoints

Google is currently rolling out Chrome 63, with Chrome 64 in the beta channel. One of the main features of the new browser version is to address auto-playing video, a laudable goal particularly for those who browse news websites a lot. Show More Summary

Misplaced Trust in Antitrust

I was mystified to see Robert VerBruggen’s story in the latest issue calling for “gentle approaches” to solving what he regards as a monopoly problem in the current dominant positions of Google/Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon. My normally...Show More Summary

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