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Google Maps Now Let’s Your Share Your Location with Others

Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they’d like to share. People can share through their Google contacts as well as send links through most messaging apps. The tool […]

Spotify May Limit Some Music to Premium Users Only

Users of  the free version of Spotify may not be able to access certain songs soon. The Financial Times on Thursday reported that Spotify is in talks with “the world’s largest record labels” to limit “the biggest album releases to its paid tier for a period of time.” In exchange, the record companies will lower […]

Google Brings Neural Machine Translation to More Languages

Google has updated its Google Translate service and made it possible to generate higher-quality translations for a handful of new languages. Google has applied its neural machine translation technique to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese. This methodology translates entire sentences at a time, rather than individual words or smaller phrases. The results create more accurate translations […]

Google Has Updated Keep So It Can Work Seamlessly with Docs

Google has made it possible for people to pull their great ideas from Keep and put them in Google Docs. The company this week added Google Keep, its idea-storing service, to the G Suite, which is the official tool for managing Google Drive and Docs. The integration means people can drag notes from Keep directly […]

YouTube Planning to End 30-Second Unskippable Ads

Google has announced that it will cease allowing 30-second unskippable preroll ads on YouTube videos from next year, reports Campaign. Google explained that its aim is to provide a better advertising experience for online users. “As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work […]

Twitter Adds More Tools to Stop Abuse

Twitter has added several new tools that users can employ to improve their experience on the social network. To start, Twitter is more aggressively identifying and hiding abusive and low-quality replies. The idea here is to prevent users from seeing potentially hurtful responses to their tweets. Twitter says these responses will still be accessible to […]

Google Adds New Features to Google+

Google today improved its Google+ community space with several new tools. First, Google+ now lets users hide “low-quality” comments. When turned on, a filter will weed out comments that don’t benefit or adhere to the post or conversation at hand. Second, Google+ makes improvements to the photo experience. Google says less white space built around […]

Facebook Wants Us to Talk About Holidays and Events

Facebook said it plans to offer people conversation starters about holidays, programs, and events that take place locally as well as around the world. The new Messages from Facebook will populate the top of users’ News Feeds and each will focus on a specific moment or event. The social network said its goal with this marketing […]

Google Open Sources DeepMind Lab

Google is open sourcing its DeepMind Lab to the artificial intelligence research community. Described as a “3D game-like platform,” DeepMind Lab serves as a testing ground for building smarter AI. For six years, DeepMind has been working on AI that can excel at arcade games like Space Invaders and Pac-Man, as well as complex Chinese […]

Google Updates Google Play Newsstand App – Brings It to the Web

Google today announced a wholly refreshed version of Google Play Newsstand that reimagines the newsreader and expands its availability beyond smartphones and tablets. To start, Google is relying on machine learning to make more personalized recommendations for readers. The launch screen now carries a better mix of major headlines, national news, local news, and personal […]

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