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Google officially flips on Project Loon in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in trouble. Approximately 3 million of its residents are still without electricity after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria , and 30% lack access to drinkable water. Exacerbating the process of recovery is the fact that communication infrastructure in general, and the internet specifically, is experiencing trouble across the U.S. territory….


Apple makes an unexpected deal to improve cell service in Puerto Rico

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Google is offering $1000 to anyone who can hack Tinder, Snapchat, Dropbox, and more

Hackers, it’s your time to shine.  Google, in collaboration with bug bounty platform HackerOne, has launched the Google Play Security Reward Program , which promises $1,000 to anyone who can identify security vulnerabilities in participating Google Play apps.  Thirteen apps are currently participating, including Tinder, Duolingo, Dropbox, Snapchat, and Headspace.  SEE ALSO: The 1982 ‘Blade…


How to Remap the Squeeze Feature On the Pixel 2 to Do Whatever You Want

One of the Pixel 2 ‘s most interesting features is Active Edge , which lets you launch Google Assistant by simply squeezing your smartphone. Unfortunately, Google made the annoying decision to lock this function to its AI assistant, but one developer has already found a way to get around the company’s restrictions. Read more… Read…


3 reasons you should pay attention to Google’s $1 billion Lyft investment

Lyft got a major boost in the form of a billion-dollar investment round , and an earlier rumor was confirmed: CapitalG , Google parent company Alphabet’s growth equity fund, led the round. The investment brings Lyft’s post-money valuation up to $11 billion from $7.5 billion just six months ago, and places CapitalG Partner David Lawee…


Google opens AVA dataset to help machines identify human actions in videos

Computer vision is emerging as a major boon for tech companies looking to bring machines up to speed and perform tasks hitherto only achievable by humans. In the past few months alone, eBay has revealed big plans to roll out a new search feature that lets you use existing photos to find similar items, while…


Google will pay hackers who find flaws in top Android apps

Google is probably hoping to raise the quality of apps in the Play store by launching a new bug bounty program that’s completely separate from its existing one. While its old program focuses on finding flaws in its websites and operating systems, this one will pay hackers when they find vulnerabilities in Android’s top third-party…


How Google's Pixel Buds will kill Apple AirPods

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Google takes a page from Apple's playbook, and developers stand to make serious cash

Google’s developer policies are about to be a lot more competitive with Apple. Google is lowering the amount of money it takes out of app subscriptions, from 30 percent to 15 percent, after the first year a user’s been subscribed. That’s exactly the same as Apple’s policy, which was changed last year. SEE ALSO: Google…


How Google’s Pixel 2 Now Playing song identification works

The most interesting Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature, to me, is Now Playing. If you’ve ever used Shazam or SoundHound, you probably understand the basics: The app uses your device’s microphone to capture an audio sample and creates an acoustic fingerprint to compare against a central song database. If a match is…