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John P. Mello Jr.
Internet Giants Ramp Up Fake News Defenses
04/27/17 10:26 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 992 Words

... high-profile Internet brands this week announced initiatives to combat "fake news" online. Google on Tuesday revealed that it had tweaked its search processes to help bring high-quality content to the top of search result pages.

Wikipedia also took a shot at...

Peter Suciu
Millions May Have Picked Up FalseGuide Malware at Google Play Store
04/26/17 1:41 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 917 Words

The oldest of the infected apps could have been uploaded to Google Play as long ago as last November, having successfully remained hidden for five months, while the newest may have been uploaded as recently as the beginning of this month.

The...

David Jones
Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions
04/26/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 519 Words

Year-over-year revenue growth was up 43 percent, and revenue more than doubled that of Google Play during the 2016 calendar year, said Apple CFO Luca Maestri.

"As disappointed as affiliates will be with the news, the move makes sense from Apple's...

Peter Suciu
Our Sci-Fi Future: Silly vs. Terrifying
04/25/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1467 Words

Are there now giant corporations that literally control how we access the Internet? Or others that have what appear to be bizarre projects to further spread their reach to remote parts of the world? Doesn't that pretty much describe tech giants Comcast and Facebook? Or Google ...

Rob Enderle
The iPhone Model's Impending Obsolescence
04/24/17 10:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1343 Words

Many of us now have Amazon or Google home tech products that we can order around, and some of us have them connected to other smart home functions so we can order around other things in our house.

Following on this tech...

David Jones
Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads
04/22/17 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 688 Words

... Google has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms...

David Jones
Microsoft Inches Toward a World Without Passwords
04/20/17 11:14 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 562 Words

The new app represents true two-factor authentication in the same way Apple uses its Trusted Device authentication or Google uses its prompts.

Using interactive prompts or using an out-of-band trusted device like a smartphone rather than one-time passwords from an authenticator...

Jack M. Germain
Tiny Core: Small Footprint, Big Potential
04/18/17 2:15 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1426 Words

It provides access to the entire Google Chrome infrastructure.

Three different x86 cores get you started: Core, TinyCore and Tiny Core Pure 64. Core Plus is the installation image.

Core (11 MB) is the base system. It provides only a command...

Rob Enderle
Why Is It OK to Abuse Customers?
04/17/17 10:41 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2254 Words

What this means is that if this alleged anti-customer behavior is left in place too long, the backlash on Apple could be unrecoverable -- particularly if Google further reduces the migration pain to Android .

Given that many of you have...

Peter Suciu
Google Spins VR Experiences on the Web
04/14/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 852 Words

... Google on Thursday announced compatibility of its WebVR on Chrome with its low-cost Google Cardboard virtual reality system. It also launched WebVR Experiments , an online showcase for virtuality reality content in development. WebVR became available on Daydream-ready phones earlier this year.

Richard Adhikari
Burger King Ad Creates Whopper of a Mess for Google Home
04/13/17 2:57 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 724 Words

... King on Wednesday in essence hijacked the voice-activated Google Home speakers in some consumers' homes. In a 15-second television ad, the camera zooms in on a young man wearing the company uniform who says, "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?"

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David Jones
Anbox Could Be the Android-to-Linux Tool Devs Have Been Waiting For
04/13/17 8:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 650 Words

With Google launching an initiative to bring its Play store to Chrome, he said, there is a really good opportunity to use changes like freeform mode, which was added in Android 7, or multimonitor support, which is coming in Android 8.

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Richard Adhikari
Bixby Will Be Seen but Not Heard When Galaxy S8 Launches
04/13/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 587 Words

However, "the longer Samsung delays in pushing out Bixby Voice, the more this will erode consumer confidence," IDC's Llamas cautioned. "The S8 runs on Android Nougat, which has Google Assistant built in as standard. Google Assistant does a lot of things very...

Jack M. Germain
Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office
04/11/17 1:52 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1015 Words

Providing cloud support with WPS Office will provide a good alternative to the likes of Microsoft's OneDrive offering and Google's Drive, which is part of its G Suite ecosystem, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT .

"It will allow...

David Jones
Labor Official Skewers Google Over Gender Pay Discrimination
04/11/17 10:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 541 Words

... Google has made a practice of paying female employees less than their male counterparts, a Department of Labor official alleged in court testimony last week. The agency found "systemic compensation disparities," regional director Janette Wipper said at a hearing in San Francisco,...

Rob Enderle
Why VR Is Failing
04/10/17 10:32 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1470 Words

For instance, Apple was the market maker for the screen smartphone, but Google , which expended a tiny fraction of Apple's budget, now has more market share. That is in part because the money it saved in not building the market helped...

Richard Adhikari
Google's Fact Check Labeling System Goes Global
04/08/17 10:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 620 Words

... Google on Friday announced the extension of the Fact Check feature it introduced last fall in partnership with Jigsaw. Publishers now can display a Fact Check tag in news stories everywhere that Google News is available. The company also has introduced the...

David Jones
Shuttleworth Gives Up Hope for Convergence Breakthrough
04/07/17 11:38 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 535 Words

Google would have fallen behind in mobile without Pixel and previous Nexus phones and tablets, Teich said, noting that Apple "uses vertical integration of both their own OS and hardware to pioneer new user experiences."

The same arguments can used to...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Samsung Swings, Plus Live 360 Cameras and Smart Tuners
04/07/17 9:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 797 Words

The eventual goal is to let you completely control your phone with your voice, something that SIri and Google Assistant can't pull off.

That target is apparently a while away, though Bixby will have a few tricks up its sleeves by launch...

Richard Adhikari
Zunum's Hybrid-Electric Planes Could Disrupt Commercial Flight Industry
04/05/17 3:18 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 624 Words

Zunum Aero , a startup backed by Boeing and JetBlue, on Wednesday announced that it was developing regional hybrid-electric aircraft...

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