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New Google VR short takes a look at racial identity


There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about using virtual reality to foster empathy, so it’s appropriate that Google’s latest VR venture focuses on racism and racial identity. The 360-degree video looks at the experience of Dezzie, a UX Designer working for Google in Paris, who talks about …

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Google just made its troll-detecting software available to developers


Google’s Jigsaw unit, as part of a larger effort to battle online trolling, said earlier today that it was releasing a new tool called Perspective, based on software that uses machine learning to detect harassment and abuse online. While Jigsaw and its software are not new — the subsidiary has …

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Dad of frozen girl reveals he never got to say goodbye and last saw daughter eight years ago


The dad of a 14-year-old girl frozen after she died from cancer has revealed he wasn’t able to say goodbye. The teenager from London was cryogenically frozen and her body shipped to the United States in the hope a cure may one day be found and she will be woken …

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Did Google do the right think in blocking Natural News from searches?


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Google’s answer to Instant Articles now accounts for seven percent of traffic to big US publishers


Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages have been available for just a year now, but the platform — which can load some Google search results almost instantly — has already seen some impressive growth. According to an Adobe Analytics report released today, top publishers in the United States now see seven percent …

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Android Messages will be new default texting app Google wants you to use


Google is making a handful of announcements related to RCS today, but the piece of news you’re most likely to notice is that the default SMS app Google offers is now called “Android Messages” instead of “Messenger.” Or rather, it will be the default RCS app. RCS, if you don’t …

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Google Self-Driving Car Unit Accuses Uber of Using Stolen Technology


Waymo also said that a number of Google employees, who subsequently left to join Mr. Levandowski at Google, downloaded additional trade secrets before departing. These included supplier lists, manufacturing details and technical information, Waymo said. Photo Anthony Levandowski, left, and Lior Ron, who founded Otto, at the company’s offices in …

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Google accidentally wiped a bunch of Google Wifi and OnHub devices


Google has apologized to its Google Wifi and OnHub customers after it inadvertently reset a number of routers to their factory settings. Google blamed an issue with its Google Accounts engine for the problem, which forced OnHub owners offline in the middle of the US day, erasing their saved settings …

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Google is donating $11.5 million to racial justice causes


He says that there isn’t a uniform method of data collection thus far, and as such makes apples-to-apples comparisons between reported statistics from one agency to the next nigh impossible. “We believe better data an be part of the solution, which is why we’re investing in organizations using data and …

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Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today (updated)

It’s unclear what caused the problem because no update went out today, but judging by reports, running through setup again is enough to get most people back up and running. Some owners with mesh networks are reporting that only one of their devices ever went offline, while there are others …

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