SpaceX partners with Google Cloud to integrate Starlink Network with Google Data Centers

SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, has announced a new partnership with Google Cloud. Under the partnership, Starlink, which is a low-earth orbit satellite network, will soon have ground stations linked to Google data centers, to bring secure, low-latency, and reliable delivery of data.

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with punch-hole display and unique rear-camera bump surface in renders

Another day, another possible leak in the busy smartphone world. This time its Google’s turn, as new renders of the upcoming ‘Pixel 6’ and possibly ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ have been leaked, revealing a radical new design. If these renders are accurate, this Pixel 6 design would be quite a big departure from Pixel smartphone designs in the past.

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Google Pay now supports international money transfer from US to India and Singapore

Google Pay has been a great and easy way to transfer money between people. The service is now getting a upgrade with an integration with Western Union and Wise to enable international money transfers from US to India and Singapore.

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Google Search on mobile now shows vaccine information panels, updated vaccination centers and more in India

Getting the right information is crucial during the pandemic as the country experiences its second wave of COVID-19 infections. In an effort to help people of India, Google Search will now show information panels from authorities about the vaccine and the vaccine drive, make it easy for users to discover vaccination centers, and provide tools that help provide financial assistance to health authorities, organizations and affected communities.

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Gboard app now available for Wear OS bringing enhanced suggestions, multi-language support and more

Google has finally added Gboard app for Wear OS that lets you message easily with voice, using the QWERTY keyboard or use gestures. This also brings enhanced suggestions and corrections, multi-language support and lots more features. Continue reading “Gboard app now available for Wear OS bringing enhanced suggestions, multi-language support and more”

Google to add Privacy Labels to apps in Google Play to give transparency into how apps use data

Following the footsteps of Apple, Google is now planning to add a safety section in Google Play to give people transparency into how apps use data.  According to Google, this section will help people understand the data an app collects or shares, if that data is secured, and additional details that impact privacy and security. Continue reading “Google to add Privacy Labels to apps in Google Play to give transparency into how apps use data”

Google introduces Entertainment Space, a one-stop place for all media, Games and books on your tablet

Google is introducing a new app that will vastly improve the Android tablet called Entertainment Space. Similar to how Kids Space is a mode designed for children on Android tablets, Entertainment Space is a one-stop place on Android tablets where users can find all their movies, shows, videos, Games and books.

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YouTube testing built-in translation for desktops and the mobile app interfaces

Google’s translation capabilities are some of the best in the industry. So it is no surprise when Google brings those capabilities to various services they offer. YouTube is now testing translation options in its interface on both the desktop client and the mobile app.

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Google Pixel Buds A-Series with fast pairing tech surfaces ahead of launch

After rumours about Google launching a new Pixel Buds at its I/O 2021 event on May 18th, Google accidentally posted a tweet revealing its upcoming Pixel Buds A-Series before pulling it. It also revealed that the Pixel Buds will support Google’s new fast Bluetooth pairing experience that it started rolling out back in 2018. Continue reading “Google Pixel Buds A-Series with fast pairing tech surfaces ahead of launch”

Google reportedly testing Ultra-wideband support with the Pixel 6

Last month, rumours surfaced about Google working on their own custom-designed processor for smartphones, codenamed “Whitechapel” or GS101. According to Mishaal Rahman, who is the editor-in-chief at XDA, Google is testing support for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology on a device codenamed “Raven”, which is rumoured to be powered by the GS101 SoC.

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Unicode Emoji 14.0 to feature 25 skin tone combinations for handshakes

Emoji are a fun way to express yourself when talking through text on your smartphone. Over the years, the Unicode Consortium, the organization behind Emojis, has steadily updated the list of emoji to ensure it remains inclusive and relevant to the times. For the first time, Emoji 14.0, which is slated to appear next year, will feature 25 skin tone combinations for handshakes.

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Google Assistant can now better recognize names, accurately set multiple alarms and timers, and more

Google is always looking into new ways to improve their Assistant by applying new AI and machine learning technologies to it. The latest update to the Assistant focuses around three functionalities – recognizing and pronouncing names better, understanding the context when setting alarms and timers, and improved natural conversation skills.

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Alphabet records $55.3 billion in revenue and 17.9 billion in profits in Q1 2021

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, YouTube and others, released their earnings report yesterday for the first quarter of 2021. The company posted a total revenue of $55.31 billion in revenue, which calculates to a growth of 34% YoY. Net income for the company was $17.93 billion, with an operating income of $16.43 billion.

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Google announces Rs. 135 crore in new funding to help with the Indian COVID-19 crisis

In an effort to help India, as the country is experiencing its second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, Google has announced that they will be donating Rs. 135 crore in funding towards organizations that are providing help. The company has also announced Rs. 112 Crore in Ad grants to help local health authorities and nonprofits circulate information about the vaccines.

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Google Meet update brings redesigned viewing options and content sharing, built-in data saver and more

Google has announced a new update to their video conferencing application, Google Meet, introducing a few changes to the interface and also added a few features. These include changes to viewing and sharing content on call, the addition of a Data saver feature, automatic light adjustment and more.

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