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Google's Voter Issues Map Highlighted Polling Place Problems

Google shined a light on an unfortunate, but nonetheless important, issue around Tuesday’s election: voter suppression. As part of a collaboration with design studio Pitch Interactive, the Mountain View, California-based search company published a visualization of problems experienced by voters at polling stations nationwide. Google’s map, supplied with a combination of …

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Google Play Newsstand 4.0 Brings Major Redesign

Google Play Newsstand is getting a redesign. Version 4.0 of the app has begun rolling out to users, giving it both an all-new look, and a series of new features. Perhaps the biggest change is the aforementioned redesign, which gets rid of the Highlights and Top News streams and replaces …

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Google Uses AI to Organize Google Play Store

The Google Play Store can be a confusing place. And if your technological sense of direction isn’t quite as strong as you’d like it to be, it’s easy to get a bit, well, lost. But now, Google is here to help. In a blog post published last week, the internet giant …

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Google Play Music Now Uses AI to Serve Up Playlists

When it comes to figuring out a way to stream your favorite artists and albums, there’s no shortage of options from which to choose. Apple offers Apple Music. Amazon has Prime Music. And if those don’t suit your fancy, there’s Spotify, and Pandora, and Tidal. And those only scratch the surface. Collectively, …

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Hackers Crack the Google Pixel In Under a Minute

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are a hit, and when they were released Google claimed that they’re as secure as the ultra-secure Apple iPhone. Apparently, the security on the Pixel may not be as high-level as previously thought — it took a group of hackers only 30 seconds to …

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Huawei Passed on Google's Pixel Phones Over Branding

Contrary to what Google’s marketing implies, the Mountain View, California-based company’s Pixel smartphones aren’t actually made by Google. Rather, Tayuan, Taiwan-based company HTC is handling the hardware’s manufacture, assembly, and shipment. But it almost didn’t. German blog WinFuture reports that Huawei, a dominant brand in China, very nearly had a hand …

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Google Gives Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but how fast will your journey home be? Have no fear, Google Maps is here to expedite the trip to the best of its abilities by way of some early data. On Monday, the Google Maps and Google Trends teams published a blog post to help …

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Google Acquires Undecidable Labs To Make Images Lucrative

Google has made yet another acquisition — this time, the company has bought up a startup called Undecidable Labs, whose co-founder, Cathy Edwards, is head of product and engineering for Google Images. While we don’t yet know what the terms of the deal are, we do know that Undecidable Labs …

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Google's PhotoScan Makes It Easy To Digitize Old Photos

Google is making it easy to digitize and share old photos with a new app called PhotoScan — just in time to embarrass you for the holidays. PhotoScan is an app that lets you take a picture of a physical, old photo. While the user interface is simple enough for …

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