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Google has started flagging off “Upsetting-Offensive” content in search results
Mar16

Google has started flagging off “Upsetting-Offensive” content in search results

Google is determined to rid its search engine of what it termed “upsetting-offensive” content. The company on Thursday announced it would start flagging “upsetting” or “offensive” content by teaching search algorithms to better spot them. This will be made possible by tapping humans to help its computer algorithms to deliver results that are more factually accurate and less instigative, reports The Verge. The humans in this case,...

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Google’s ‘Uptime’ app lets you watch YouTube videos with friends
Mar13

Google’s ‘Uptime’ app lets you watch YouTube videos with friends

Google’s YouTube is getting more social with a new app that lets you watch videos on the video streaming website with friends. Currently only available to iPhone users, Uptime is an easy to use app that enables you to connect with friends, but not before you have signed in with your Google account. Once signed in with your Google account, you can connect with your friends and watch YouTube videos together in real-time. It features...

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Google wants to compete with Slack as it makes sweeping changes to Hangouts
Mar10

Google wants to compete with Slack as it makes sweeping changes to Hangouts

  Only a couple of days ago, we brought you news that Microsoft wants to compete with Slack with a new app called Teams. Another tech giant is also going the Slack way; Google is making some radical changes to Hangouts. Google wants Hangouts to be a slack competitor, and is overhauling the app to make it work like Slack. The tech giant made the announcement on Thursday— “Hangouts will now offer two new services; Hangouts Meet and...

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Google’s new machine learning API can automatically recognize objects in videos
Mar09

Google’s new machine learning API can automatically recognize objects in videos

Adoption and integration of machine learning into most of the things we do online is now gathering so much pace. Google has announced the launch of a new machine learning API that has the ability to automatically recognize objects in videos and make them searchable, reports TechCrunch. Google made this known at its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. The new Video Intelligence API, according to the report, will enable developers...

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More worries for Google as Open Internet Project petitions regulators over Android
Mar08

More worries for Google as Open Internet Project petitions regulators over Android

On Tuesday, we brought you a report that Turkey’s Competition Board had opened an investigation into alleged violation of the country’s competition law. Well, the dust raised by that report was yet to die down when the Open Internet Project comprising of Axel Springer and Getty Images petitioned the European Commission, claiming anti-competitive control on Android smartphone manufacturers, reports Reuters. The OIP in a statement per...

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Google Photos is getting smarter with auto-correcting feature
Mar04

Google Photos is getting smarter with auto-correcting feature

Google has added an amazing new feature to one of its most under-used apps; Google Photos. Despite being one of the least talked about Google apps, Google Photos remains one of the best tools on smartphones. Perhaps, the most notable change made or added to the app on Thursday is a functionality that automatically corrects the white balance in any image you open. This will solve a lot of stress and make your picture look like that of...

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