At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to show off. New smart home gadgets! New all-powerful AI bots! New VR goodies! Next-generation messaging apps! Dad jokes and hijinks! Whoa. We synthesized the chaos into the 12 best and worst things from Google I/O today. Here’s a look at what Google has in store for your connected future. Advertisement Best: Google Home is the smart home hub I absolutely want to buy We had a good idea that this little guy was coming thanks to a sprawling report by The New York Times yesterday, and the new gadget didn’t disappoint. Google Home is the first Google hardware that houses its new all-powerful AI bot, Google Assistant. Home is very much reminiscent of Amazon Echo, which Google CEO Sundar Pichai even acknowledged during the keynote. But because it’s backed by Google’s powerful new Assistant, this odd, elegant table-top device has the potential to surpass the Echo. Home has speakers, a far-field microphone, and can … [Read more...] about The Best and Worst From Google I/O 2016
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More than 1,500 complaints of unwanted sexual approaches, many targeting children, have been made against popular social networking apps in Apple's App Store, in contrast to what Apple prominently markets as a "safe and trusted place," according to a Washington Post investigation. The complaints about popular social media platforms that connect strangers in video conversations, known as "random chat apps," serve as digital cries for help. "A man who is sick in the head and disgusting decided to show some things that shouldn't have been shown," read one review of the app Monkey in September. Another one from last month warned, "This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Predators are all over this site." Using a machine learning algorithm to identify App Store reviews containing reports of unwanted sexual content, racism and bullying, The Post sifted through more than 130,000 reviews of six random chat apps, all but one of which were ranked in the top 100 for social networking by Apple … [Read more...] about Apple says its App Store is ‘a safe and trusted place.’ We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors.
Google unveiled its own Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7, at the Google I/O conference Wednesday in San Francisco. The 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will have a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor as well as a 1280x800 IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle. The tablet, which Google says is "built specifically for Google Play," will have a 1.2-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 4235mAh battery that will get it 8 hours of battery life "during active use" or 9 hours of video playback. The tablet weighs 340 grams, just shy of 12 ounces, and is 10.45mm thick (2.6 ounces lighter and just under a millimeter thinner than the Kindle Fire). Both 8GB and 16GB configurations will be available. Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC all come standard, and there is no version of the tablet that can connect to a cell network. When Google showed the device, it made special note of the fact that the user's content collection is front and center, much like on the Kindle Fire. When demonstrating the … [Read more...] about Google officially reveals $199 7″ quad-core Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. LAUNCH NUMBERS Let's look at the data. Asher Madan 22 Nov 2019 1 What you need to know Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that launched a few days ago. According to tracking website Sensor Tower, the Stadia app has been downloaded over 175,000 on mobile platforms. You currently need the Stadia app to set up the service so it's a rough estimate of sales figures. You can purchase the Stadia Premiere Edition for $129 on the Google Store. Google Stadia launched a few days ago and whenever a new gaming platform releases, everyone wants to know how much it's sold. While the company hasn't provided any sales figures as of yet, Sensor Tower said that the Stadia app for Android and iOS has been downloaded over 175,000 times. NeoGAF managed to find an article by GamesIndustry which quoted the findings. You can take a look at an excerpt from the article below. It's unclear how many of the 175,000 … [Read more...] about Google Stadia app has been downloaded over 175,000 times
If you think using the latest Android version and keeping all your apps updated will keep your Android phone safe from malware attack then you may be wrong. According to a report by Check Point Research, long-known vulnerabilities may persist even in apps recently published on Google Play store. “If you have a mobile device, you know how important it is to keep the core operating system and all installed apps up to date. It comes as a shock to discover that these precautions are of no help when the app maintainers neglect to incorporate security fixes into their versions of popular components. Keeping track of all security updates in all external components of a sophisticated mobile app is a tedious task, and it’s no surprise that few maintainers are willing to expend the effort,” said Slava Makkaveev of Check Point Research. Mobile apps typically use dozens of reusable components written in a low-level language such as C. These components, called native libraries, … [Read more...] about Here’s why updating apps may not always keep your Android phone safe