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Google picks Meridian senior’s doodle

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KTVB 6:22 PM. MST February 24, 2017 Alejandra Santiago’s Google doodle was the winning one for Idaho. MERIDIAN – A Mountain View High School senior could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. The contest is open to K through 12 students across …

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Google releases tool to fight trolls

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A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014. Francois Lenoir, Reuters Google said it will begin offering media groups an artificial intelligence tool designed to stamp out incendiary comments on their websites. The programming tool, called Perspective, aims to assist …

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Aurora fourth-grader is “Doodle 4 Google” finalist, so her work could be seen by hundreds of millions – The Denver Post

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Aurora fourth-grader Madison J. Lee has some big news that she’s looking forward to sharing with her pet fish. The Black Forest Hills Elementary School student has been named one of 53 U.S. state and territories finalists for the annual “Doodle 4 Google” competition, meaning her work could be featured on the …

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Google takes on Apple iMessage with enhanced SMS for Android

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Google‘s plan to bring SMS text messaging into the modern internet age and compete against Apple iMessage is finally taking shape. Google’s newly named Android Messages will be embedded on Android phones sold by more than 27 mobile operators and device makers giving users an enhanced SMS experience. Google On …

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What Google Hopes to Gain by Suing Uber

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The legal battle that’s starting between Waymo, the self-driving car spin-off of Google’s former “moonshot” unit, and ride-hailing giant Uber appears to be all about trade secrets and patents. But there is a bigger issue behind it: Silicon Valley ethics and employee loyalty.  The Waymo lawsuit contends that a former …

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Google’s Latest Failure Shows How Immature Its Hardware Is – Forbes

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Forbes Google’s Latest Failure Shows How Immature Its Hardware IsForbesLast night – February 23 – Google suffered a significant technical problem which caused devices connected to Google accounts to be disconnected from them. This included Google’s routers and Wi-Fi products, Chromecast, Google Home as well as Gmail …Google issue accidentally crashed …

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Google’s Pixel XL works much better on Verizon than T-Mobile for one weird reason – BGR

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It’s 2017, which means we’re long past the days when your phone should lock you in to one particular carrier. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t seem to agree. A new report from Cellular Insights takes a deep dive into how the Google Pixel XL performs on different networks. According to their testing, 3x Carrier …

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Google Cloud Getting Intel’s Latest Skylake Server Chip First

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Intel and Google made good on promises made in November to build Intel’s latest microprocessor into the servers running Google’s cloud infrastructure. At that time, they said the brand new Skylake chip would show up in Google’s cloud servers in early 2017, and as of Friday, that is the case, …

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Show Notes: wyd Google – The Verge

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Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this …

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Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app

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Google catches a lot of flak for having too many messaging apps, but there’s another messaging-style app that you almost surely forgot about. It is called Spaces and it’s shutting down on April 17th. Google’s traditional Spring cleaning is starting early — and with it maybe the company is showing …

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