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Google releasing fix for Chromecast Wi-Fi crashes

CNET/ CBS Interactive Google on Wednesday said it will release an update Jan. 18 to fix a bug in Cast software on Android phones that dramatically slows down WiFi networks. Reports have been circulating this week the Google Home Max speaker can knock the TP-Link Archer C7 router offline. In …

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Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very …

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Google offers up IT support certificates

Google has launched an education program aimed at preparing people with no prior experience for roles in IT support. The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is an online program hosted on Coursera, and forms part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative, which is focused on helping people get the …

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Google Cloud infrastructure expansion to continue with three new undersea cables

Diane Greene, who heads up Google’s cloud unit, often marvels at how much her company invests in Google Cloud infrastructure. It’s with good reason. Over the past three years since Greene came on board, the company has spent a whopping $30 billion beefing up the infrastructure. Today it announced three …

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CES 2018 mobile-focused wrap up (MobileTechRoundup show #419)

While Kevin and I saw each other a couple times in Las Vegas last week during CES 2018, we didn’t have time to record a podcast. However, as you can hear in MobileTechRoundup show #419 we covered what we experienced with others in Nevada. Image: ZDNet An overview of this …

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PSA: Google’s art selfie feature is US only for now

Google’s Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it’s taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app — with a steady stream of delighted/outraged tweets bubbling up over the weekend as users assessed the results of …

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Google details Lenovo, Yi’s VR180 cameras for spring launch

CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. Read More Google and partners on Tuesday announced a new set of VR180 cameras that can capture three-dimensional photos and videos …

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Google Assistant had a good CES

I started writing about Google Assistant before I’d even fully unpacked. The company had posted up a week-long residency with a profile to rival any in Vegas that first week of January. Celine Dion at Caesar’s, David Copperfield at the MGM Grand, Google at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The …

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DeepMind and the NHS: What it’s really like to use Google’s kidney health app

Video: DeepMind and healthcare: How is the NHS using artificial intelligence? Back in 2014, Google bought UK artificial intelligence outfit DeepMind for a rumoured £400m. Since then, DeepMind has been expanding its AI capabilities into new areas including gaming and, most notably, healthcare. The Royal Free, a teaching hospital located …

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CTRL+T podcast: Diversity and its discontents

No one is down with how diversity is unfolding in Silicon Valley. Depending on how one looks at it, they’re going to have an issue with it. White men are crying foul, saying they’re being left out of these conversations and initiatives. However, actual marginalized people are, rightfully so, saying not enough …

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