Internet

Google strengthens security system for all users

Google announced today that it is bolstering its malware protection system for Google account holders. It will broaden the protective web provided by its Advanced Protection Program (APP) that has been offering additional ...

Computer Sciences

Hey, Alexa: Sorry I fooled you

A human can likely tell the difference between a turtle and a rifle. Two years ago, Google's AI wasn't so sure. For quite some time, a subset of computer science research has been dedicated to better understanding how machine ...

Computer Sciences

Making memes accessible for people with visual impairments

People with visual impairments use social media like everyone else, often with the help of screen reader software. But that technology falls short when it encounters memes, which don't include alternate text, or alt text, ...

Engineering

The one ring—to track your finger's location

Smart technology keeps getting smaller. There are smartphones, smartwatches and now, smart rings, devices that allow someone to use simple finger gestures to control other technology.

Machine learning & AI

Study gets up close with near-death experiences

Those who momentarily shuffled off this mortal coil returned with positive perceptions of what they discovered on the other side—a finding that encourages researchers to dig deeper into the ways people describe near-death ...

Consumer & Gadgets

RCS rollout for Android raises messaging expectations

SMS is so 2019. RCS is where the cool will stand around and chat, or so the vision goes at Google which has finally completed the process of rolling out the RCS set of communication standards

Consumer & Gadgets

Hey, Google, be my Spanish translator

In January, Google announced a cool new feature that turns the Google Assistant into a two-way language interpreter, but it only worked visually on smart displays, which generally aren't used in the real world, when people ...

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