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This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a … Read the rest of this entry

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Google is shutting down the Jump VR platform in June

Google's Jump VR platform will go offline by the end of June, and it has started telling users to download their data before it shuts down completely. The tech giant launched Jump back in 2015 to simplify the creation of … Read the rest of this entry

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Google will pay owners of faulty original Pixel phones up to $500

A group of OG Pixel and Pixel XL owners filed a lawsuit against Google back in 2018 accusing the company of knowingly selling devices with faulty microphones. Now, the tech giant has agreed to settle the class-action complaint and will … Read the rest of this entry

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Recommended Reading: Google Duplex still confuses restaurants

One year later, restaurants are still confused by Google Duplex Natt Garun, The Verge Google had us in awe when it debuted the AI-powered Duplex tech at I/O 2018. The system can be used to make reservations on your behalf, … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Nest could rule the smart home, if it can get privacy right

This week, Google rebranded its Home products as Nest, finally bringing the company's smart home products under one umbrella. Going forward, all of Google's connected home products will have the Nest brand, starting with the new Nest Hub Max. Even … Read the rest of this entry

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UK government starts accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay

It's now that much quicker for Brits to pay for official services online — if you use the right services. The UK government now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for a handful of online services as part of a … Read the rest of this entry

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Google manually reviewed a million suspected terrorist videos on YouTube

In the first three months of 2019, Google manually reviewed more than a million suspected "terrorist videos" on YouTube, Reuters reports. Of those reviewed, it deemed 90,000 violated its terrorism policy. That means somewhere around nine percent of t… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Google opens Android infotainment system to third-party media apps

Now that Google has a full-fledged car infotainment platform in Android Automotive, it's opening the door to apps built for that platform. As of Google I/O, developers will have the power to create media apps for Android Automotive-equipped cars lik… … Read the rest of this entry

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Former Google chief Eric Schmidt steps down from Alphabet’s board

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is not seeking reelection to the board of directors of Alphabet, Google's parent company. Schmidt will step down from the board after his current term expires on June 19th, 2019, Alphabet announced on Tuesday. Schmidt … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon’s earbuds are a shot at Google, not Apple

Late Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Amazon could be working on a pair of wireless earbuds, similar to Apple's AirPods. Just as the latest AirPods offer hands-free access to Siri, the rumored Amazon pair will also likely work with Alexa. They'll … Read the rest of this entry

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