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Android users can log into some Google services using their fingerprint

In its ongoing quest to rid the world of passwords, Google is introducing a new feature that allows Android owners to use their phone's fingerprint sensor or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into one of the … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Flights will refund the difference if prices drop unexpectedly

Just after shutting down its Trips travel-planning app, Google has announced a raft of travel-related features for other products, including a flight price guarantee. For a limited time, when it tells you prices won't drop on a trip you book … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Maps’ AR walking directions comes to many more phones

One of Google's coolest apps, by far, has yet to see the light of day for most users. I'm talking about Maps' live AR walking directions — now known as Live View — that shows you via a Pokémon-like visual … Read the rest of this entry

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Google researchers discovered serious iOS security flaws

Six critical security vulnerabilities that were patched in the iOS 12.4 update released earlier this month were originally discovered by security researchers at Google. Natalie Silvanovich and Samuel Groß, two members of Google's Project Zero b… Engadget RSS Feed

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Google officially closes ‘Dragonfly,’ its controversial Chinese search project

Google's controversial Project Dragonfly has officially been shelved. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Google's vice president of public policy, Karan Bhatia, said that work on its censored Chinese search engine had been "terminated… Engadget RSS Feed

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Google Translate’s camera now works with more than 100 languages

Google Translate's instant camera feature will now make translating a foreign street sign as easy as aiming your phone — even if your native language isn't English. The company today unveiled a set of new updates to its translation tool, … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Photos will let you manually tag faces it doesn’t recognize

Google Photos' product lead David Lieb took advantage of some downtime this week to start a surprisingly open dialogue on Twitter. Yesterday, he asked users what they want to see next from Google Photos — new features, bug fixes, performance … Read the rest of this entry

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Google pushes for an official web crawler standard

One of the cornerstones of Google's business (and really, the web at large) is the robots.txt file that sites use to exclude some of their content from the search engine's web crawler, Googlebot. It minimizes pointless indexing and sometimes keeps … Read the rest of this entry

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Genius accuses Google of copying its lyrics data

Have you found yourself using Google's lyrics results more than visiting individual lyrics sites? You're not alone — and Genius thinks underhanded tactics are involved. The company has accused Google of not only hurting its traffic with its lyrics… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: Google leaked the Pixel 4

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We've seen a lot of phones leaked on Twitter lately, but Google dropping a pic of its own device months before we expect it to launch is a new twist on the genre. Also, … Read the rest of this entry

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