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Google now lets you play with AR dinosaurs in Search
Tom Maxwell
Search for a dinosaur on Google and tap "View in 3D" to see one enter your home.
Tech
Google swallows up AR glasses-maker North and axes its beleaguered 'Focals'
Tom Maxwell
The company will help Google create an "ambient computing" future.
Tech
Google will pay some publishers to license their content
Tom Maxwell
It's giving concessions to the news industry at a time when regulators are on its tail.
Tech
Google expands its fact-checking labels to Images
Matthew Wille
Deepfakes will be easier to spot than ever before. The feature is rolling out now.
Culture
Big tech will be hit hardest by Trump's latest visa suspension
Matthew Wille
Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other tech companies are amongst the top employers of H-1B applicants.
Culture
Google employees call for an end to the company's police contracts
Matthew Wille
Google says it wants to improve Black lives. Until it acknowledges its part in enabling police brutality, that will be impossible.
Culture
Report: Chrome extensions hiding spyware were downloaded more than 32 million times
Tom Maxwell
The extensions claimed to protect users from dangerous sites. But they actually did quite the opposite.
Tech
'Keen' is Pinterest with machine learning and the power of Google Search
Tom Maxwell
It's like a visual version of Google Alerts mixed with a digital pinboard that automatically refreshes itself.
Tech
Google vows to increase diversity at the top to 30 percent by 2025
Matthew Wille
Plus a $175 million economic opportunity package to support the Black community. But can Google actually pull it off?
Culture
Google teamed up with Cornell for a $25,000 bird call competition
J. Fergus
Competitors must use machine learning to identify bird calls. The three winners get to crow all the way to the bank.
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Google Meet is now built into the Gmail app for easy video conferencing
Tom Maxwell
Google really wants to crush Zoom.
Tech
Facebook, Google, Amazon are reportedly willing to testify before Congress in antitrust hearing
Mehreen Kasana
The Washington Posts calls it a potential "made-for-television moment" and it's hard to disagree with that descriptor.
Culture
Google can't get its story straight after banning ZeroHedge and The Federalist from ads
Mehreen Kasana
Before pro-Federalist and pro-ZeroHedge acolytes habitually complain, Google has done this to at least 200 other publishers.
Culture
You can now make a game set in the real world with Google Maps Platform
J. Fergus
Creating the next Pokémon Go or Ingress just got a whole lot easier thanks to Google making its Maps platform open to anyone who wants to use it.
Gaming
Google's Stadia Premiere Edition bundle now costs $99
Tom Maxwell
But the bundle no longer includes three months of Stadia Pro.
Gaming
Google counter-sues Sonos for the same reason Sonos sued it in the first place
Mehreen Kasana
An apt moment to use that Spiderman meme. You know which one.
Culture
YouTube is creating a $100 million fund to support Black creators
Tom Maxwell
The money will be used to amplify Black creators and artists on the platform.
Tech
Google Maps is adding COVID-19 travel alerts and crowdedness info
Matthew Wille
The latest features are great for keeping users safe and make Maps a better app overall.
Tech
Google still tracks you in incognito mode, new lawsuit alleges
J. Fergus
Google’s advertising products are the main subject of the $5 billion class-action suit.
Legal
Google has removed that viral Chinese-app scanner from the Play Store
Matthew Wille
This was uncharacteristically swift on Google's part.
Culture