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Amazon vs Google: Which smart home giant won 2019? – CNET

Chris Monroe/CNET 2019 wasn’t a revolutionary year for smart home tech, but both Google and Amazon have worked hard to round out their product lines, hone their software and clear the mess left by toddler-age devices. Amazon- and Google-powered smart homes have brought the category into its adolescence, and we’re shedding a ceremonial tear at…

Google Search Now Reads at a Higher Level

Google Search Now Reads at a Higher Level

Google search is advancing a reading grade.Google says it has enhanced its search-ranking system with software called BERT, or Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers to its friends. It was developed in the company’s artificial intelligence labs and announced last fall, breaking records on reading comprehension questions that researchers use to test AI software.Pandu Nayak, Google’s…

Leaked Google video reveals Pixel 4 astrophotography mode

Leaked Google video reveals Pixel 4 astrophotography mode

The Pixel 4 may allow photography enthusiasts to do something they’ve never been able to do before with a smartphone camera: astrophotography. A seemingly official marketing video uploaded by Pro Android shows Google’s newest smartphone will feature a dedicated mode for taking photos of the night sky. Unfortunately, the ad provides few details about how…

How to switch off Google Maps’ many notifications

How to switch off Google Maps’ many notifications

Judging by the flood of notifications I get on a daily basis from Google Maps, it really likes me — maybe a little too much. If you use Google Maps on Android, you might be in the same boat. Google Maps has a lot of notification options (between 40 and 54 nestled into 10 categories…

Google leaks its own phone

Google leaks its own phone

Details of the Pixel 4 have been swirling around this week, so Google decided to just leak the design of its next phone via its official Twitter account, revealing the backplate and new camera module on the smartphone. “Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it…

Enjoy the Google I/O 2019 keynote right here

Enjoy the Google I/O 2019 keynote right here

Google’s annual developer conference starts today, beginning as usual with a consumer-focused keynote where the company unveils new technology — devices, software, services and more — for the first time. Today, we’re expecting to get news about Google’s new budget Pixel device, the Pixel 3a; its new mobile operating system, Android Q; a new smart…