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Apple’s Phil Schiller says Chromebooks won’t help kids succeed

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Stephen Lam Apple’s focus might be on its high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro at the moment, but marketing chief Phil Schiller has also chipped in on the lower end of the market — namely, how he thinks it might affect students. The executive told CNET in an interview that students using […]

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Google Maps can pronounce place names in local languages

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Navigation apps can be helpful for getting around an unfamiliar country… up until you need to ask someone for directions and can’t say a place name. Google thinks it can help. It’s rolling out an update to Google Maps on Android and iOS that can speak place names in […]

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Google wants to be your new bank

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jeff Chiu It’s not just Apple and Facebook diving headlong into the financial world. Google has revealed plans to offer checking accounts in 2020 through a project nicknamed Cache. The search giant won’t handle the actual underpinnings — Citigroup and a credit union at Stanford University will both handle […]

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Google’s patient data project ‘Nightingale’ is under investigation

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Sergey Tinyakov via Getty Images Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after The Wall Street Journal blew the lid off Project Nightingale, regulators have announced that they’ll start looking into Google’s partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US. According to WSJ, the Office for Civil Rights in […]

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Chrome may shame slow-loading sites with ‘speed badging’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links 200degrees via Getty Images While there are many, many worse things going on in the world than waiting far too long for a website to load, that’s bound to tick off even the most patient of us. Google‘s not standing idly by, though, as it might start naming and shaming […]

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Google is reportedly gathering health data on millions of Americans

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Google is gathering detailed health record information from millions of Americans — and it has not informed patients or doctors, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, St. Louis-based Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US, is sharing lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records, […]

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Chrome web apps will soon tout desktop-like speed

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If web apps are going to truly replace native apps, they’ll need the near-instantaneous responsiveness of desktop apps. That appears to be on the horizon, thankfully. Google is unveiling Chrome tools that will help web apps run as quickly as their native counterparts, not to mention make them […]

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Google Maps lets you manage your public profile from the Android app

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images Google Maps increasingly thrives on user contributions to fill in details, but you haven’t had the option to manage your public profile from the phone app you’re probably using to make those contributions. That’s a bit backwards, but Google is thankfully setting things right. An […]

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Google’s compact, Pixel 4-like Assistant starts reaching older phones

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget If you’re not in a rush to get a Pixel 4 but would like a small taste of its Assistant upgrades, you’re about to get your fix. Google is rolling out a compact, more Pixel 4-like version of its AI helper to older Android phones, so far focusing […]

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YouTube reinstates accounts of Markiplier fans banned for emote spam

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Stand Up To Cancer YouTube’s occasionally questionable moderation is once again in the spotlight, and this time the victims are particularly prominent. The service says it has reinstated legions of Markiplier fans’ accounts after they were banned simply for spamming emotes (and not even to […]

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