December 18, 2018

Google opening new AI lab at Princeton University to foster academic collaboration

Over the past year, Google AI has opened a number of research facilities around the world. The latest will be a lab at Princeton University to foster collaboration with the academic community.

February 6

NYPD demands Google stop Waze from revealing user-reported location of DWI checkpoints

Google Maps is slowly building out a reporting function, but Waze has had the option for years now. Unfortunately, that functionality is getting the attention of local law enforcement in New York City, as the NYPD has just sent a cease and desist letter to Google, demanding that the reporting feature no longer reveal the location of DWI checkpoints.

January 18

ES File Explorer has fixed a security vulnerability that let attackers steal files off of your phone

If you’ve been using Android for a while, you’ve probably used your fair share of file explorers. One of the best for a long time was ES File Explorer, but over the past few years, it’s turned into a buggy, ad-filled mess that’s basically unusable without the Pro upgrade. Now, it’s been revealed that the app has housed a security vulnerability for quite some time.

SwiftKey for Android reveals performance improvements, 50% lag reduction as update lets you remove Bing button

SwiftKey has been one of the most popular third-party keyboard options over the past several years on Android, and this week the company is revealing some big stats for the product. Over the past year, SwiftKey has been working on a lot of updates, including a reduction in lag by over 50%.

The ability to show speed limits is a highly requested feature for Google Maps, but it’s never seen a wide rollout. After going live for the Bay Area as far back as 2016, it seems we’re finally seeing an expansion to a few more areas around the United States.

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October 8, 2018

We’ve got less than 24 hours left until Google’s big hardware unveiling, and there’s a lot to look forward to. Now, in the eleventh hour, Evan Blass has published a fresh Google Pixel Slate leak that gives us a new look at the device.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

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