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Lenovo’s Smart Clock becomes a more capable home hub

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nicole Lee / Engadget The Lenovo Smart Clock already won Best of CES 2019 and earned our approval, but it’s not done adding features. Today, Google announced a few welcomed updates that bring the device more in line with the Google Home Hub. Thanks to an automatic software update rolling […]

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Google proposes new privacy standards to protect web browsing data

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links S3studio/Getty Images Google is stepping up its efforts to limit web fingerprinting and otherwise protect your privacy while keeping its ad business intact. The internet giant is developing a set of open standards, nicknamed the “Privacy Sandbox,” that would allow for personalized ads without requiring that you divulge individually identifying […]

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Google Photos’ face-grouping feature comes to Europe

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Google Photos recently hit one billion users after being spun out from Google+ just four years ago. One reason the product grew so quickly is its frequent updates, adding features like video animation and a crop and adjust tool for photographing documents. Now, Google is […]

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images It’s common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you’re actually using it — there’s still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info secure at […]

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Google’s next Nest Mini speaker could be wall-mountable

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Google’s Home Mini may receive a sizeable upgrade when its Nest-branded sequel arrives. Sources for 9to5Google claim an upcoming Nest Mini will represent a “substantial” improvement. For one, it wouldn’t be confined to desks and tables — it would reportedly included a built-in wall mount. You could place […]

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Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google The go-to destination for Android apps has undergone some changes. Google announced today that it has rolled out a visual redesign of the Google Play Store. The refreshed interface should make hunting for apps easier for the app store’s two billion monthly active users. Especially if you’re a player […]

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YouTube AI thought robot fighting was animal cruelty

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MARK RALSTON via Getty Images In the latest example of the need for further human moderation, YouTube’s automated system took down several videos after mistaking robot fighting matches as animal cruelty. Those affected, including some BattleBots contestants, received a message stating, “Content that displays the deliberate infliction of animal suffering […]

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Gmail AI will automatically correct your spelling slip-ups

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google Docs’ AI corrections are spreading to Gmail. Google is rolling out a feature in G Suite that will autocorrect “common” spelling errors while you write Gmail messages. It won’t catch every mistake, but it should save you the embarrassment of leaving a glaring typo in a company-wide […]

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Waze adds easy access to YouTube Music while you drive

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google You’d think Google would have raced to make YouTube Music controls available inside Waze, but not so — numerous third-party services got there first. At last, though, there’s some harmony. Waze has added YouTube Music integration that brings playback controls to your navigation screen on both Android and iOS. […]

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YouTube may soon ban targeted ads on kids’ content

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links courtneyk via Getty Images YouTube is allegedly planning on getting rid of targeted ads on videos aimed at children. It’s not clear whether the decision comes as a result of the FTC’s recent multimillion dollar fine — imposed after YouTube was found to be violating federal data privacy laws for […]

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