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Google Maps makes it easier to hail an Uber without leaving the app
Jan13

Google Maps makes it easier to hail an Uber without leaving the app

Want an easier way to hail an Uber? Google has a new update for you—and it’s through its Google Maps. Google has updated its popular map app, Google Maps, and you can now hail an Uber ride without leaving the app. The company on Thursday announced that the latest version of Google Maps on both Android and iOS will let you request a ride from Uber without exiting the app. Until now, users could only use the app [Maps] to check for...

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WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will now need your permission to track you
Jan11

WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will now need your permission to track you

Online companies like WhatsApp, Gmail and iMessage will have to guarantee users’ confidentiality during conversations, according to new European Union proposals. The new proposals, according to The Daily Mail, seek to ensure that WhatsApp and Gmail ask for your permission before tracking you to serve personalized ads. When fully operational, the law will ensure that Gmail and other email companies will not be able to scan your email...

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Yahoo renamed ‘Altaba’ as Marissa others to step down as board members
Jan10

Yahoo renamed ‘Altaba’ as Marissa others to step down as board members

Yahoo is in the finally stages of being taken over by Verizon, and so no one will be shocked to see certain changes being made. The company [Yahoo], said on Monday that several of its directors, including CEO Merissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, will step down as board directors. As soon as the deal to turn over its ownership to Verizon is completed, Yahoo’s name will be formally changed to Altaba, Yahoo said in a regulatory...

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Google’s Tango augmented reality platform goes to the museums
Jan09

Google’s Tango augmented reality platform goes to the museums

Beginning with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Google is taking its augmented reality platform called Tango to museums from Monday. Google’s Tango platform is an augmented reality that technology that uses computer vision to make mobile devices location-aware. The augmented reality from the tech giant does not rely on external systems, such as GPS, Wi-Fi, or sensors. “With Tango’s location and augmented reality (AR)...

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Google and Samsung team up to build the next generation Chromebook
Jan07

Google and Samsung team up to build the next generation Chromebook

What do you get when two tech giants team up to build a laptop? What you get is a beautifully crafted Chromebook for the next generation. The next generation Chromebook from tow of the world’s biggest tech companies is here—the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. Both products are designed to present consumers with the best Chrome operating system experience ever. Flexibility is a common feature of both products; the Chromebook Plus...

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Android, Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux top 2016 list of most vulnerable product charts
Jan04

Android, Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux top 2016 list of most vulnerable product charts

Figures made available by CVE Details have shown that Android, Debian Linux, and Ubuntu Linux topped the charts of the most vulnerable products in 2016. According to the statistics revealed by CVE Details, an online database that collects and stores information on software security vulnerability, Google Android recorded the biggest number of vulnerabilities in 2016—523. Second on the list, according to the report, is Debian Linux with...

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