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Google Assistant can now sing you a weird song about vaccines

If you’re a Google Assistant user in the United States, you can now have the voice assistant sing you a somewhat cheesy, cringy jingle about the COVID-19 vaccine. The tune is available with the request for a song about vaccines and it is, mercifully, quite short in nature, meaning your friends won’t be able to…

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Google Only fired back at Roku in the Warfare Finished YouTube TV

After failing to come to terms in private, Google and Roku started publicly airing their dirty laundry over YouTube TV’s continued support on Roku devices last week. Roku sent an email to its customers explaining that it was not willing to accept Google’s “unfair terms,” which included preferential treatment and special placement for its apps…

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Salesforce, Google, Facebook. How Big Tech Undermines California’s Public Health System.

By Angela Hart May 6, 2021 We encourage organizations to republish our content, free of charge. Here’s what we ask: You must credit us as the original publisher, with a hyperlink to our site. If possible, please include the original author(s) and “Kaiser Health News” in the byline. Please preserve the hyperlinks in the…

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Which Google Pixel Phone (and Gear) Should You Buy?

Google’s Pixel phones are our favorite Android phones here at WIRED, and they have been for a few years. They have industry-leading cameras, get software and security updates directly from Google (like iPhones do from Apple), and are priced competitively. In past years, choosing a Google phone wasn’t hard, but the latest lineup is different.…

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Google Copies Apple With Its Own Privacy Nutrition Labels for Apps

Email The new changes will come into effect from Q2 2022. Google is making the Play Store more privacy-friendly by taking a cue from Apple’s App Store and adding privacy nutrition labels for apps. The company is pre-announcing the changes today, thereby giving app developers plenty of time to prepare for this change. The addition of…

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Google Assistant Can Now”Broadcast” to Your Smartphone Too

Email Now nobody can escape the dinner call, no matter how hard they try. The Broadcast feature for Google Assistant is an excellent way to get a message out, but some might say it doesn’t get it out far enough. Now, Google is adding a way to make your messages go much farther than ever…

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Google Assistant’s Broadcast Attribute can Currently reach you from the Telephone

Family members can now get broadcasts from Google Assistant even when they’re not near a Google smart speaker. Also: Family Bell gets a much-needed update. Google Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Looking to summon the entire family even when some loved ones are…

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Google will automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication soon

Google hates passwords, so it’s trying to replace them with two-factor authentication. Mark Hachman / IDG Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Most security experts agree that two-factor authentication (2FA) is a critical part of securing your online accounts. Google agrees, but it’s taking…

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Google just announced these exciting new Google Assistant features

Google is celebrating Mother’s Day this year with a few useful new Google Assistant capabilities that could make communicating with your family even easier. The new features aren’t just about moms or dads, for that matter. Anyone can take advantage of them to send quick messages via voice to a group and create special reminders…

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Google Remembers Android Tablets Exist, Adds a New Media Hub

Last summer, Google introduced a content hub for select Android tablets called Kids Space to help children and their parents find age-appropriate books, games, and videos. Now the company is doing the same thing for adults. In what’s possibly the biggest change to the Android tablet experience since 2011, Google’s new Entertainment Space is an easily…