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Google is an American multinational technology company. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on September 4, 1998, Google has its headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA. Google.com has been listed as the most visited website globally and the second most valuable brand in the world. Sundar Pichai, an Indian American is the current CEO of this multi-billion dollar company.

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NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

08 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

Those who thought IBM had stopped making processors are in for a surprise as the company claims to have created the world's first 2nm processor.

Some YouTube users witnessing auto-translated versions of English video titles

06 May 2021

Some YouTube users witnessing auto-translated versions of English video titles

Google has cutting-edge experimental projects operating at the same time, and cross-pollination between these isn't uncommon. That explains how some YouTube users are reportedly being served with options for automatic translation of text elements associated with videos.

Pixel 6 to feature Google's 5nm 'Whitechapel' custom chipset

06 May 2021

Pixel 6 to feature Google's 5nm 'Whitechapel' custom chipset

Google is expected to launch the Pixel 6 smartphone later this year. Now, a report by XDA-Developers has corroborated that the handset will come with Google's custom chipset, codenamed 'Whitechapel.'

#DealOfTheDay: Google Pixel 4a is available with Rs. 5,000 off

03 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Google Pixel 4a is available with Rs. 5,000 off

If you are planning to buy a capable mid-range smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 5,000 on the Google Pixel 4a.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortage cripples the auto industry, and more

01 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortage cripples the auto industry, and more

Global chip shortages are getting ridiculous. Ford has projected its earnings will be slashed by an eye watering $2.5 billion as a consequence. That's 1.1 million fewer vehicles from just one auto maker.

YouTube testing SoundCloud-inspired timed comments linked to specific video timestamps

30 Apr 2021

YouTube testing SoundCloud-inspired timed comments linked to specific video timestamps

YouTube is working on borrowing a nifty SoundCloud feature that allows videos to be annotated by comments. The feature allows users to view comments tied to the exact moment they are watching in a video.

Google cracking down of scammy, misleading Play Store app listings

30 Apr 2021

Google cracking down of scammy, misleading Play Store app listings

Google has announced sweeping new Play Store guidelines for publishing apps. The policies are designed to make app listings accurate, concise, and devoid of visual clutter and spam.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook commits accidental censorship, and more

30 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook commits accidental censorship, and more

Facebook is so used to censorship that it sometimes does so accidentally. That's the reason it cited after being caught hiding posts calling for the resignation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the country's worsening pandemic crisis.

You can teach Google Assistant to pronounce contact names right

29 Apr 2021

You can teach Google Assistant to pronounce contact names right

Search giant Google has improved its artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant. This allows the Google Assistant to pronounce difficult contact names, while also keeping a track of the context of your conversations with it.

Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

28 Apr 2021

Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

Apple seems committed to upending Facebook's and Google's ad revenue models. The iPhone maker is thinking several steps ahead and preemptively plugging loopholes that could be exploited by its Big Tech rivals.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

28 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

27 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

Unknown perpetrators, using the power of deepfakes, duped Dutch politicians into believing they were video conferencing with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's chief of staff.

Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight

26 Apr 2021

Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight

As India records more than three lakh daily COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, Google and Microsoft bosses have pledged support to help with the pandemic.

Google Photos gets new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' photo editing effects

25 Apr 2021

Google Photos gets new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' photo editing effects

Google Photos has been one of the most popular gallery apps on Android, pre-loaded on many Android phones.

Google Meet receives feature updates, user interface improvements

22 Apr 2021

Google Meet receives feature updates, user interface improvements

Observing video calling platform Zoom's pandemic-fuelled popularity, Google opened up its enterprise-only video conferencing tool called Google Meet to all Gmail users.

Google Pixel 5a 5G to sport a Snapdragon 765G processor

22 Apr 2021

Google Pixel 5a 5G to sport a Snapdragon 765G processor

Google will launch its latest Pixel smartphone, the Pixel 5a 5G, in the US, Japan, and probably India, later this year.

Google Assistant driving mode's early preview now available in India

18 Apr 2021

Google Assistant driving mode's early preview now available in India

Google's recent app updates indicate that it wants Android Auto to be a car-only system while your phone functions as a separate entity.

Here's another look at features in Android 12's Developer Preview

17 Apr 2021

Here's another look at features in Android 12's Developer Preview

The hype surrounding Android 12 has been growing since Google began to release Developer Preview builds. With the third Developer Preview right around the corner, XDA-Developers got some hands-on time with a yet unreleased build of the smartphone operating system.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

17 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.

Google Earth's Timelapse feature lets you watch Earth's 40-year evolution

16 Apr 2021

Google Earth's Timelapse feature lets you watch Earth's 40-year evolution

So far, Google Earth has served as an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to view any nook and cranny on Earth via satellite imagery.

Telegram offers direct download to bypass Google's censorship overreach

15 Apr 2021

Telegram offers direct download to bypass Google's censorship overreach

While most Android users prefer to download WhatsApp's alternative Telegram off the Play Store, there is now a compelling reason to seek an unusual method provided by the app makers.

This feature nudges Android users to look up while walking

14 Apr 2021

This feature nudges Android users to look up while walking

Google has begun rolling out the latest addition to its Digital Wellbeing app. First spotted by XDA-Developers' Mishaal Rahman in November last year, the Heads Up feature is designed to prevent people from using their phones while walking.

Google is shutting down its Shopping app

12 Apr 2021

Google is shutting down its Shopping app

Google is shutting down its Shopping app for Android and iOS, a company spokesperson confirmed to 9to5Google.

Google makes its Lyra audio codec open source

12 Apr 2021

Google makes its Lyra audio codec open source

Google has announced that the Lyra audio codec which was released for Duo in February 2021 is now open source.

Google's Dysonics acquisition could bring 3D audio to Pixel Buds

11 Apr 2021

Google's Dysonics acquisition could bring 3D audio to Pixel Buds

Google recently acquired 3D audio start-up Dysonics. The acquisition took place quietly in December last year and came to light in a recent filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Protocol reported.

Xiaomi and OPPO might soon launch in-house processors

10 Apr 2021

Xiaomi and OPPO might soon launch in-house processors

Xiaomi and OPPO are developing in-house processors for smartphones which the companies will introduce between late 2021 and early 2022, reports DigiTimes.

This is how Google Pixel Watch will look like

10 Apr 2021

This is how Google Pixel Watch will look like

Google is likely to introduce its Pixel Watch in October this year, alongside the flagship Pixel 6 smartphone.

Google Pixel 5a 5G not canceled, will see limited release

10 Apr 2021

Google Pixel 5a 5G not canceled, will see limited release

Just hours after tipster Jon Prosser had claimed that Google's Pixel 5a 5G has been canceled due to chip shortage, the tech giant has quashed the rumors, stating that the handset "will be available later this year in the US and Japan."

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more

09 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more

By now everyone knows how a Facebook security breach leaked personal data belonging to its 533 million users. That means one in five active Facebook users has been compromised.

NewsBytes Briefing: PUBG Mobile bans millions for cheating, and more

08 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: PUBG Mobile bans millions for cheating, and more

When your game is predicated upon competitive multiplayer gameplay, it's a terrible prospect to have cheaters run amok. PUBG Mobile's Ban Pan initiative has been banning in excess of a million players every week.

Google may have inadvertently leaked the upcoming Pixel Buds A

07 Apr 2021

Google may have inadvertently leaked the upcoming Pixel Buds A

On Tuesday, Google sent out an email to people in the Google Nest mailing list. It was accompanied by an image showing various devices from the brand.

Google's April 2021 update significantly boosts Pixel 5's performance

06 Apr 2021

Google's April 2021 update significantly boosts Pixel 5's performance

Google has started releasing the latest April 2021 update for all the eligible Pixel smartphones, including the Pixel 5.

Google to limit apps from seeing what else is installed

04 Apr 2021

Google to limit apps from seeing what else is installed

Google will soon moderate which applications on the Play Store can access the list of all the other apps that you have installed on your device, reports XDA-Developers.

Come October, Pixel 6 could pack Google's own chipset

03 Apr 2021

Come October, Pixel 6 could pack Google's own chipset

Rumors are rife that Google will rely on its own chipsets to power its upcoming flagship Pixel 6 smartphones. Early last year, Axios reported that Google could power its Chromebooks and Pixel smartphones with its own processors.

Google Maps' new AR feature will help you navigate indoors

02 Apr 2021

Google Maps' new AR feature will help you navigate indoors

Google Maps' brand new augmented reality-powered feature will help users navigate indoor areas like airports and malls in a pinch.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more

02 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more

If you thought augmented reality tech was just a passing fad, the US Department of Defense begs to differ. The agency made a massive $21.88 billion deal with Microsoft to supply the US Army with 120,000 ruggedized HoloLens AR units.

Google cancels April Fools' Day pranks for second consecutive year

01 Apr 2021

Google cancels April Fools' Day pranks for second consecutive year

Search giant Google will refrain from wisecracks for the second consecutive year. The Verge and Business Insider received confirmation from the company that owing to the coronavirus pandemic, jokes for this year's April Fools' Day have been paused.

Stack: Google's experimental AI-powered app for scanning and categorizing documents

01 Apr 2021

Stack: Google's experimental AI-powered app for scanning and categorizing documents

Google's in-house idea incubator, dubbed Area 120, has released a new app called Stack. The document analysis and segregation tool is available only as an Android app in the US for the time being.

NewsBytes Briefing: India continues to punish TikTok, and more

01 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: India continues to punish TikTok, and more

The best way to deal with bullies is to inflict a significant cost for their belligerence. And India has been doing a fine job hurting the economic interests of China for its border transgressions.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google bats for the terrorists, and more

29 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google bats for the terrorists, and more

Google faced some internal turmoil over the contentious issue of foiling a nine-month-long counterterrorism operation run by an unnamed US ally.