Google is reducing how much audio it saves for human review – The Verge

Google is making some changes to its audio data retention policies in the coming months. Most importantly for those concerned about humans reviewers listening to you, it plans on asking every user to re-affirm their choice to opt-in to that program — which is “paused globally” pending an EU investigation. The company is also making […]


Google Talking To US On Huawei’s Behalf, Official Of Chinese Firm Says – NPR

Huawei employees wait for a shuttle bus at the company’s campus on April 12, 2019, in Shenzhen, China. A senior Huawei official says Google is talking with the U.S. government on behalf of the Chinese telecom giant. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Huawei employees wait for a shuttle bus at […]

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Google attempts to shed light on the confusing ‘Works with Nest’ to ‘Works with Google Assistant’ transition – Android Police

When Google decided to deprecate its Works with Nest API, there was a litany of questions left behind of what would happen. Some of those answers came when third parties started sending notices to Nest product owners saying that their apps and routines would not work with their cameras, thermostats, and other appliances past August […]

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Google Pixel 3A name: what does the A stand for? – The Verge

Google has officially released the Pixel 3A, its latest smartphone that serves as a cheaper, midrange entry point into the company’s Pixel lineup. For more on the phone, check out Dieter’s review, but we’re here to talk about the Pixel 3A’s name. Or more specifically: what does the “A” stand for? Most of the Google […]

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Nest Hub Max: Google debuts 10-inch Assistant smart display for $230 – CNET

Angela Lang/CNET The Nest Hub Max is the first member of Google’s newly expanded Nest product family. It’s also the first Google-made smart display with a built-in camera. Launched at the Google I/O keynote on Tuesday, this new, higher-end version of the Google Home Hub has a lot of the features that appeared in a […]

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Google I/O 2019: all of the big news, announcements, and more – The Verge

Google’s annual developer conference starts on May 7th Contributors: Verge Staff Google I/O kicks off on Tuesday, May 7th, and while the annual developer conference goes until May 9th, most of the big announcements will happen during the 90-minute keynote starting at 1PM ET (10AM PT). We expect to hear a lot more about Android […]