Google hadn’t told consumers about the Nest’s built-in microphone when it began selling the hubs in the fall of 2017. As recently as January, the product specs for the device made no mention of a microphone.
Artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are growing in popularity, now owned by 27 percent of U.S. consumers, but people embracing the technology are using it for mundane tasks.
Google will build new data centers in Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. Pichai estimated the construction of the new centers will employ 10,000 workers
Google said it will invest $13 billion throughout 2019 in data centers and offices across the U.S., with major expansions in 14 states, including Virginia.
People who use Google Chrome can download the Password Checkup extension, which will monitor their various website logins. The extension was designed with cryptography experts at Stanford University and Google.
Falls Church second-grader Sarah Gomez-Lane’s dinosaur drawing won the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest. Her drawing was made into an interactive experience and featured on the Google homepage Tuesday.
Breadbot, on display at CES 2019, rolls, forms, proofs and cooks as many as 10 loaves of bread an hour. The company says three US grocery chains plan to test it out in stores later this year.
After trillions and trillions of searches, data from Google Trends for 2018 tells us more than a few things. First, that people were deeply invested in the midterm elections. Second, they were really into the World Cup. And third, apparently everyone plays the video game “Fortnite.”
Fake news has become an addiction, as tech companies like Facebook and Google target vulnerable people and turn the problem into a health crisis, argues journalist Bob Sullivan.
One of the many reasons that Google’s Chrome browser has become the most popular browser in the world includes the ability to add new functionality through extensions. But, Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn warns users to pay attention.
In doing so, Google joins Microsoft, Uber and Lyft in waiving forced arbitration in sexual harassment and assault cases, despite a Supreme Court ruling in favor of mandatory arbitration earlier this year.
Google has New York real estate deals in the works that would give it room for nearly 20,000 workers. Those include buying or leasing a 1.3 million-square-foot building in the city’s West Village neighborhood due to be completed by 2022.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Sunday also found that Hispanic voters’ increased enthusiasm in the 2018 congressional midterms outpaces that of all U.S. adults.
Wondering if Google continues to track your location even if you’ve turned off the location history setting on your phone? Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn answers your questions.
Its ubiquitous services vacuum up sensitive information from billions of people. As a result, the internet search giant is now in a situation similar to what Microsoft faced decades ago.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.