A team of Google researchers has created a new technology to take the immersive augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences to a new level.
The Sounds application, which comes pre-installed on Google’s Pixel devices, is stock-full of ringtones, alarms, and notification sounds for you to choose from. The app works on non-Pixel phones too, like the Galaxy S10, but not all. That’s why we’ve decided to share with you all the sound files included in it, so you can use them on any device (including your desktops if you like that).
Google has announced its latest experiment from its startup incubator Area 120 and People and AI Research team called Keen, a web and Android app that allows users to curate content from the web and share the collection with others.
France’s top court for administrative law has dismissed Google’s appeal against a $57M fine has dismissed Google’s appeal against a $57M fine issued by the data watchdog last year for not making it clear enough to Android users how it processes their personal information.
As the world awakens to the many ways that people of color are systematically discriminated against, companies whose future depends on their ability to address their own role in this entrenched societal issue are taking some action.
SMS messages are something of a security disaster. These unencrypted, open-form text messages travel across multiple unsecured networks, from sender to recipient. The system is a throwback to a long-gone era. This is becoming better known when we message one other—thus the rise of encrypted alternatives, WhatsApp, iMessage and Signal. But, ironically, that same SMS system has become the default delivery mechanism for most two-factor authentication (2FA) codes. And that’s not good.
For the past couple of years, I’ve felt like the notion of registering for a service by filling in a form seems like an aging ritual. A lot of that hassle has been sorted by autofill systems, but you still have issues like remembering whether you signed up with your Google or Facebook account, or if you used a password, or if you even registered in the first place.