At Google I/O 2018 Google announced an optional new feature called "Continued Conversation" that would allow you to continue talking to Google Assistant without using the wake up word each time. Starting today, this new feature has begun to rollout to Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max devices worldwide.
In the past, Google consolidated a users account, privacy, and security settings into one control panel called Google Account. Today, Google is revamping this interface to make it easier to use by including a search feature, making security and privacy features more readily accessible, and by offering detailed summary pages.
VirusTotal announced today a new paid service called "VirusTotal Monitor" that will alert subscribers when their program have been detected by antivirus vendors as malware. This allows developers & the antivirus vendor to be immediately notified in order to quickly clean up the incorrect detection, or false positive, in the program.
An expert in Android security is warning users that some developers of crappy Android apps have come up with a new trick for fooling users into installing their apps.
Google announced plans today to gradually remove the option of installing Chrome extensions from a remote website, also known as an "inline installation."
Google has announced that they are changing the look of their sign-in screens on June 14th 2018. These changes are purely cosmetic, but as some may be concerned that they are at the wrong site or are being phished, it is important to recognize what is being changed.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits on Monday against Facebook and Google on the grounds of breaking local campaign finance laws.
For the past week, Android users have been having fun with one of the weirdest bugs ever seen on an Android device, one that exposes their personal SMS text messages when searching for various terms.
Google has announced today a new security mechanism for Pixel 2 smartphones, for which, in the near future, it would be impossible to update or replace the phone's firmware without entering the user's password.
Google released earlier today Chrome 67, the latest stable release of its web browser. According to changelogs released with Chrome 67, this version adds support for a Generic Sensors API, improves AR and VR experiences, and deprecates the HTTP-Based Public Key Pinning (HPKP) security feature.
A new experimental, and may I dare say, creepy Chrome Extension called FacePause pauses a YouTube video when you look away from the screen. It does this by utilizing an API called FaceDetector that has been available in Chrome since version 56.
Google has agreed to create a fund of 11 million dollars as part of a a class action settlement for terminating or disabling a publisher's Adsense accounts, but not paying out any balances that the publisher had at the time.
Google announced earlier today plans to drop the "Secure" indicator from the Chrome URL address bar and only show a lock icon when the user is navigating to an HTTPS-secured website.
Google released yesterday a Chrome update that fixed a bug that broke millions of web-based games, some of which couldn't play audio at all, despite whatever tricks and configs users tried.
Starting last week, on May 8, Google has opened the .app top-level domain (TLD) to the general public, allowing anyone to register their desired .app domain name. As its name implies, the domain is intended for app developers, but anyone can register a domain, may it be for an app or not.
Browser makers are working on a new W3C API that will standardize Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode and allow websites to show a floating video popup outside the browser window itself.
Security researchers are reporting that malicious Android apps they have detected and reported to Google the first time, have slipped back into the Play Store after changing their name.
During the Google I/O 2018 event, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced 6 new voices were coming to Google Assistant today. In addition to these voices, Pichai also announced that John Legend has worked with Google to train their machine learning Wavenet algorithm to convert his voice into another Assistant voice coming later this year.
Google said this week that Chrome 66 now blocks "about half" of the videos that feature auto-playing sound. Engineers added this feature in Chrome 66, released in mid-April.
Two of today's biggest cloud service providers are now blocking a technique called "domain fronting" that has been used by websites and applications to avoid government-based censorship, but also by malware to secretly siphon stolen data to covert servers.