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Google makes it easier to find COVID-19 travel advisories

Google makes it easier to find COVID-19 travel advisories

When you search for flights, hotels or things to do, you'll soon see travel advisories or restrictions for your destination. This info will appear on the search results page, at the top of google.com/travel and in Google Maps when you search for hotels. When possible, Google will also link to relevant information from your country's… Read More »

Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

Yesterday, Google announced the latest “feature drop” for its Pixel line of Android phones. It’s part of an effort to get people to realize that the Pixel gets software updates ahead of other Android phones and that some of the features it receives stay exclusive to the Pixel. And yesterday’s “drop” epitomizes so many things… Read More »

Google messed up the Play Store’s sorting order for recently updated apps

Google messed up the Play Store’s sorting order for recently updated apps

Google has been trying different things with the Play Store, including changes that have been enabled and reverted so many times we've lost track — hello, account picker and review section. However, not all of these are welcome modifications, like the controversial removal of update notifications. If your workaround was to manually check your recently… Read More »

Google testing double-tap gesture on rear of Pixel phones

Google testing double-tap gesture on rear of Pixel phones

Google already offers fingerprint gestures on its older Pixel phones and Motion Sense gestures on its Pixel 4 series. But it looks like the firm is testing another gesture-related feature on its Pixel series.XDA-Developers has spotted and enabled a new gesture system code-named “Columbus” in the Android 11 developer preview for Pixel phones. The system… Read More »

Google is backtracking on its controversial desktop search results redesign

Google is backtracking on its controversial desktop search results redesign

Google is backtracking on a controversial search engine redesign, announcing today that it will experiment with some elements of the new look in response to user feedback. Google made one of the biggest changes to how it displays search results in the company’s history earlier this month, with the changes taking effect over the course… Read More »

Disease-spreading Mosquitoes Sterilized by Australian Scientists

Disease spreading mosquitoes

A scientific trial aiming to eradicate deadly disease-spreading mosquitoes has successfully reduced their numbers by 80 percent, according to a news release issued by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Heralded as a landmark trial, it involved an international partnership between scientists at Verily and James Cook University and ... Read More »

Google’s New Algorithm Will Kill the “News Scoop”

Google fuzzy search

Is Google Trying to  Kill the “News Scoop” with it’s new Algorithm? By JANEK SZYMANOWSKI An email dropped into my inbox this Friday with a report that Google intends to introduce a new algorithm. This will, it says, be part of Google’s on-going algorithm development to make the Internet more user-friendly and relevant. I subscribe to notifications from SiteProNews, a ... Read More »