Google Fit is getting redesigned with new health-tracking rings

Today, Google is rolling out a complete redesign of the Google Fit app for Android and the Fit section of the Wear OS app on iPhone. The new design focus is on closing rings, much like Apple (and everybody else). Google says that its rings are informed by health recommendations from the American Heart Association...
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Dip your toes into AI with these online courses for Google Cloud

AI systems have led to improvements in a broad spectrum of industries, including medicine and business, and sprouted new technologies like voice assistants (can you imagine what your day would be like without Alexa?) and self-driving cars. It’s an expansive and endlessly exciting field. If you’re curious about learning more and want to dip your...
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The employee backlash over Google’s censored search engine for China, explained

Google is experiencing a “moral and ethical” crisis. That’s the view of hundreds of employees at the tech company, who are protesting the development of a censored search engine for internet users in China. About 1,400 Google employees — out of the more than 88,000 — signed a letter to company executives this week, seeking...
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How to track where Google’s tracking you

A smartphone displays a user’s travels in New York. An Associated Press investigation showed that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts. (Seth Wenig/AP) Turning off the location tracking on your phone isn’t enough to stop Google from receiving any information about where you are, an...
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Google tracks your movements, like it or not, AP investigation finds

Google maps app.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO – Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a...
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Google Pixel 3 XL Said To Get Monster Display Larger Than Galaxy Note 9: Rumor

Pixel 3 XL render.Credit: @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice The Pixel 3 XL is on track for an overhaul this fall. That makeover may include a monstrously-large display if the latest rumor stands up to scrutiny. Think the Galaxy Note 9’s 6.4-inch display is big? Could Google be planning to top this with a 6.7-inch screen? With...
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Google is surprisingly bad at building messaging apps, but there are 4 reasons its plans to replace texting may work

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was working on Chat , a new service intended to supplant the SMS text-messaging standard. Anyone who has had experience with Google Duo, Google Allo, Google Buzz, Google Wave, or the many variants of Google Hangouts may wonder why this, of all Google’s chat services, will be the...
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Baidu CEO says it will defeat Google if it returns to China

Last week, reports surfaced that Google is planning to return to China with censored apps alongside talks about bringing cloud services over as well. Naturally, its biggest rival in China has something to say about that. Baidu CEO Robin Li wrote on his verified WeChat account that if “Google decides to return to China, we...
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Google censored search app in China costs and benefits – CNBC.com

<!– –> MENUSearch Tech Google would face a boatload of hurdles in its reported plan to launch a censored search app in China. A Chinese official told Reuters that the project does not currently have approval from local authorities, and the strained relationship between China and the United States on trade makes a short-term launch...
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Why Google might return to China, even if it means censorship

This week, reports surfaced that Google is working on a search app and a news app that will be censored to comply with Chinese laws. The new software could be seen as a turnabout of the company’s previous stance against censorship that it has held for years, dating back to Google’s decision to effectively pull...
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