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Fire Emblem Heroes Now Available in India on Android and iOS  Gadgets 360 · 17 minutes
Two years after its original release date, Fire Emblem Heroes is now available in India via Google Play and the App Store. more
Facebook Removes Onavo Protect VPN App From Google Play Store  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Facebook has removed the Onavo Protect app from Google Play store. It will continue to remain functional for the existing users for the time being. more
Jio Group Talk Conference Calling App Launched for Android Users  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
The Jio Group Talk app is currently in trial-mode, and users will only be able to make group voice calls for now. more
Google to End Forced Arbitration for All Worker Disputes  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. more
Google Maps for iOS Users Can Now 'Follow' Their Favourite Places  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
iOS users will now be able to stay up to date on their favourite places right from the Google Maps app, Internet giant Google has announced. more
Microsoft’s has another codename for 'Windows Lite' ...  Windows Central · 6 hours
Microsoft's upcoming lightweight version of Windows has a new codename in the mix, according to sources familiar with the matter. Late last year, reports of a new Microsoft OS called "Windows Lite"... more
Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses  TechCrunch · 6 hours
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as... more
Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo... more
Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation... more
Mystery FCC filing probably isn’t a new Google Wifi  THE VERGE · 10 hours
A mysterious unreleased Google device has cleared the Federal Communications Commission. But unlike the internet (and we) originally... more
Google will end forced arbitration for employees - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
This comes after employees protested Google's handling of sexual harassment cases. more
YouTube’s ‘whack-a-mole approach’ to child safety isn’t working, critics say - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
The Google-owned video site’s latest scandal isn’t the first time the service has had a problem with child safety. more
Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Google said Thursday it would end mandatory arbitration for workers after months of pressure from employees more
Google ends forced arbitration for employees  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims, current employees can litigate past... more
Google will end forced arbitration for employees in all disputes  THE VERGE · 12 hours
Google announced today that it will end forced arbitration for its employees, after workers at the... more
Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality apps to Android and iOS  Windows Central · 12 hours
Dynamics 365 Product Visualize for iOS Microsoft's augmented reality business apps are expanding from HoloLens to Android and iOS. HoloLens is has been Microsoft's main avenue... more
Google reportedly ends forced arbitration for employees  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees, Axios reports. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. For the contractors Google works with directly,... more
Google’s ‘Digital Wellbeing’ features hit more devices, including Samsung Galaxy S10  TechCrunch · 16 hours
Google’s latest effort to help users monitor and control their screen time, Digital Wellbeing, is making its way to more devices. Initially available exclusively to Pixel... more
Google makes it easier to find prescription drug disposal sites  TechCrunch · 16 hours
In an effort to combat the opioid crisis, Google will begin labeling places where people can safely dispose of their prescription drugs. Now, users can find clearly labeled... more
Microsoft’s new codename for 'Windows Lite' is ....  Windows Central · 17 hours
Microsoft's upcoming lightweight version of Windows isn't called "Windows Lite" anymore, according to sources familiar with the matter. Late last year, reports of a new Microsoft OS called "Windows Lite" began to... more
Moshi Umbra for Pixelbook Review: Google’s standard-issue privacy protector  9to5Google · 17 hours
Most accessories don’t have the honor of being chosen by Google to give to employees. When Moshi told... more
Google Cloud’s speech APIs get cheaper and learn new languages  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well... more
9to5Mac Daily: February 21, 2019  9to5Mac · 18 hours
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google... more
Google Cloud’s speech APIs gets cheaper and learn new languages  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well... more
Google Maps Starts Rolling Out 'Follow' Button to iOS App  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
iOS users will now be able to stay up to date on their favourite places right from the Google Maps app, Internet giant Google has announced. more
Google Doodle celebrates Steve Irwin, the original Crocodile Hunter - CNET  CNET · 23 hours
Steve Irwin might be remembered for his wild antics and fearless love of crocodiles, but Google also remembers him as a family man. more
Google's New Cloud Boss Has Big Task to Catch Rivals, Reuters Data Shows  Gadgets 360 · 23 hours
Alphabet's cloud computing division remains a distant third behind Amazon.com and Microsoft in terms of global revenue, according to analysts' estimates. more
Facebook Improves Location Settings, Adds New Privacy Control on Android  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook is adding a new privacy control feature to its Android app that will allow users to block the app from collecting and saving their background location information. more
EU Countries Back Copyright Reforms Aimed at Google, Facebook  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
EU countries have endorsed an overhaul of copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. more
Nokia 2 Starts Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Stable Update, but It's Optional  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Nokia 2 users can now download the Android Oreo stable update to experience the new changes but at the cost of some performance restrictions. more
Google Forgot to Notify Customers It Put Microphones in Nest Security Systems  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Customers were caught off guard in early February when Google announced its home security system, Nest Secure, would be able to act as an... more
Google reorganizes Public Policy division with eye towards tech regulation, international growth  9to5Google · 1 day
As technology’s role, reach, and impact grows in the coming years, it will face a great deal of public scrutiny and government regulation. As... more
9to5Google Daily 227: Samsung Unpacked brings Galaxy S10, Fold, Watch Active more  9to5Google · 1 day
Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through... more
Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Google says it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in a security product it began selling in 2017, but blames the omission on an error more
Samsung’s Galaxy Home smart speaker will launch by April  THE VERGE · 2 days
After announcing it last summer, Samsung is nearing the release of its Bixby Home smart speaker. The device,... more
Facebook adds new background location privacy controls to its Android app  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook is updating its privacy settings on Android to make it easier for users to control what location data is sent to and stored by the... more
The headphone jack lives!  TechCrunch · 2 days
Reports of the headphone jack’s death are greatly exaggerated. Or more accurately, premature. All of the latest versions of Samsung’s Galaxy phones are equipped with a 3.5mm port, bucking the trend set by Apple and followed by Google. While the... more
We are giving away an unlocked Galaxy S10 Plus phone - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The grand prize for this online giveaway includes the new Galaxy S10 Plus and the complete Android pin collection exclusive to MWC 2019. But... more
Grab three TP-Link Kasa smart Wi-Fi light switches now discounted by $20  Windows Central · 2 days
Turn your regular overhead lights into smart lights easily. Amazon has the three-pack of TP-Link Kasa smart Wi-Fi light switches on sale for $79.99... more
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is the first Android Foldable  9to5Google · 2 days
When Samsung showed off its first Android Foldable last November, it mostly focussed on the display technology and “disguised elements... more
Google’s hybrid cloud platform is now in beta  TechCrunch · 2 days
Last July, at its Cloud Next conference, Google announced the Cloud Services Platform, its first real foray into bringing its own cloud services into the enterprise data center as a managed service.... more
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[Update: More details, new video] ‘Virtual Desks’ are coming soon to Chrome OS, here’s an early glimpse [Video]
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Moshi Umbra for Pixelbook Review: Google’s standard-issue privacy protector
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Source: Google plans to announce long-rumored ‘Yeti’ hardware at GDC event
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Gboard 8.0 preps Clipboard w/ one hour history & pausing, sharing languages, more [APK Insight]
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[Update: Now on iOS] Google Maps adding ‘Follow’ button to get store updates, deals in ‘For you’ tab
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OnePlus makes Google Duo its favored video-calling app
THE VERGE
Hands-on with the new Google Home Interpreter Mode [Video]
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iPhone 11 rumors predict ‘frosted glass casing’, something Google’s flagship already features
9to5Mac
Android Q may change the back button to a gesture
THE VERGE
Stardew Valley is coming to Android soon, Google Play pre-registration now open
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e officially unveiled with copycat iPad Pro design, $399 price tag
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7 ways Apple, Samsung and Google need to step up their phone cameras in 2019 - CNET
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YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters
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Xiaomi Mi 9 has a ‘holographic’ paint job, triple cameras, arrives February 24th
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‘Virtual Desks’ are coming soon to Chrome OS, here’s an early glimpse [Video]
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Google releases new API to help developers automate Google Docs
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Huawei Watch GT arrives in the US for $199, available now w/ its lengthy battery life
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Alphabet Scoop 042: Early Made by Google 2019 rumors, Google Fi, Google Maps AR
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Google Sandbox aims to foster tech talent in underrepresented cities around the world
9to5Google
This Chrome extension lets you learn a new language by watching Netflix
THE VERGE
Android Pie ‘Report Card’ sees Pixel leading the pack, major improvement from Samsung, ‘F’s from rest of the class
9to5Google
Report: Google Pixel is the fastest-growing US smartphone brand w/ 43% year-over-year growth
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Google airs Pixel 3 Playmoji ad featuring Childish Gambino [Video]
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Galaxy Note 9 re-review: 6 months on this is now an Android Pie powerhouse that pulls no punches [Video]
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Netflix’s iOS app can now automatically download your next episode, just like Android
THE VERGE
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