Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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Google is teaming up with Samsung to bring Google Play Music to the Galaxy S8

Get storage for 100,000 of your own songs, a three-month Google Play Music streaming trial, and YouTube Red on your new Galaxy S8.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/google-is-teaming-up-with-samsung-to-bring-google-play-music-to-galaxy-s8.html

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Google Home can now support up to six different accounts

Now, up to six people can connect their accounts to one Google Home, and the speaker will recognize each person’s voice and respond accordingly.

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Burger King Ad Creates Whopper of a Mess for Google Home


Burger King 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?” The “OK Google” trigger phrase for Google’s artificial intelligence Assistant activated Google Home speakers situated nearby, prompting them to read Wikipedia’s description of the Whopper. Burger King apparently intended to prompt the Assistant to deliver the glowing description posted on the page.

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Google is about to unveil a 'brand new' Google Earth

Google is holding a special event in NY City next week to reveal details of a “brand new experience” with Google Earth. No details are offered, but it looks set to be the biggest update for the virtual globe in years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/13/google-is-about-to-unveil-brand-new-google-earth.html

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US regulators accuse Google of underpaying female workers

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.

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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones

Adobe Sensei uses AI technology to enhance images

Adobe, Apple, and Google are all intent on making smartphone photography as capable as standalone-camera photography — maybe better. Adobe is teasing its vision for fixing portrait photos taken with mobile devices.

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Google may combine Home and Wi-Fi hub into a single product

Google is said to be considering combining its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi smart-home devices into a single product, expanding functionality and cutting costs for smart homes of the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/google-may-combine-home-and-wi-fi-hub-into-single-product.html

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Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

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Google has revealed new benchmark results for its custom TensorFlow processing unit, or TPU. In inference workloads, the company’s ASIC positively smokes hardware from Intel, Nvidia.

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Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up

Google claims that its new Guetzli software can produce JPEG files up to 35% than other available methods — but our tests find only limited support for that claim.

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Google Home surprises users by playing 'Beauty and the Beast' promo

Google Home surprised users Thursday by slipping in a promo for the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ into its ‘My Day’ feature.

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