A Google app that matches people’s selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side-by-sides on social media leaped to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend, ahead of YouTube, Instagram and… Read More ›
Humans have officially given their voice to machines. A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text…. Read More ›
Google is testing some new ways to have fun with smartphone photography. The company released a trio of free photo apps. The simple mobile apps include a photo booth with pose-detecting powers, a way to remix videos like a DJ,… Read More ›
Google has started evaluating a handful of sites on their readiness for mobile-first indexing based on several criteria, the company announced in a blog post this week. Sites will be transitioned to mobile-first indexing when ready and the process is… Read More ›
Google has expanded the consumer-targeting capabilities of its AdWords platform to let marketers use phone numbers and mailing addresses to reach their right people. Previously, AdWords campaigns only allowed advertisers to upload anonymized email addresses as well as set broader… Read More ›
Purchases on Google ads enable consumers to buy products shown in Google Shopping ads right from Google-hosted landing pages when users have payments set up through their Google accounts. Read more at Search Engine Land.
Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android… Read More ›
This is a simple truth for 2017 and beyond: we don’t want to wear glasses to enjoy our tech. That became loud and clear this week courtesy of Snap, the parent company of communication app Snapchat. Read more at USA Today.
Google announced its Photos service can now recognize pets. Users will be able to see pictures of animals grouped alongside people, and your pet can be labeled and searched for by name. Read more at CNN.
A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker that allows it to secretly record conversations without users knowing. Read more at CNN.