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Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass

Sponsored Links AFP via Getty Images Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorders for $1,500 each. Despite people raising privacy concerns about its ability to record videos, …

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Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

Sponsored Links Engadget After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold approximately 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic Leap One Creator Edition mixed-reality headset through the first six months that …

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Google’s next chat service is… Photos

Sponsored Links Hero Images via Getty Images One of the best things about Google+ (RIP) was its engrossing photography community, where people from far and wide shared and discussed their images. Google‘s stab at a social network might be dead and buried, but it’s doubling down on ways for people to message each other across …

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EU investigates Google data collection practices

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images No, European antitrust regulators still aren’t done looking into Google’s practices. The European Commission told Reuters in a statement that it’s conducting a “preliminary investigation” into Google’s data collection. While it didn’t go into detail, a leaked document indicated that the focuses were on local search, …

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Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics

Enlarge / Google logo seen during Google Developer Days (GDD) in Shanghai, China, September 2019. Lyu Liang | VCG | Getty Images Transplanted stem cells can be as lifesaving as donated organs, but the Food and Drug Administration in September warned consumers that some stem cell clinics only pretend to be in the business of …

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Google’s Nest Mini vs. Amazon’s Echo Dot: pick your assistant

Sponsored Links When Google introduced the Home Mini two years ago, it was playing catch-up to Amazon’s Echo lineup. The Echo Dot, a tiny and affordable version of the larger Echo smart speaker, had been on sale for more than a year and a half, and Google was clearly responding to the Dot’s popularity. The …

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Google explains how the Pixel 4 excels at night sky photography

Sponsored Links Google After Google launched its wildly successful Night Sight mode on the Pixel 3, its developers set their sights on an even tougher low-light goal for the Pixel 4: Astrophotography. It’s been such a popular feature that Google has released a blog post explaining how it works for that chore. In a nutshell, …

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Google fires four employees at center of worker organization efforts

Enlarge / Google logo seen during Google Developer Days (GDD) in Shanghai, China, September 2019. Lyu Liang | VCG | Getty Images Tensions between Google parent company Alphabet and its workers are again on the rise, as four employees at the forefront of an organization movement within Google have been fired. The firings came Monday …

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Google offers new Chromebook buyers three months of Disney+ for free

Sponsored Links Google Disney+, Disney’s streaming service, has arrived in a big way with 10 million sign-ups already. The service normally costs $6.99 per month, but you can get three months for free if you buy a new Chromebook. Google announced the offer on its website, where it details that as a new subscriber you …

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Google addresses complaints of sub-4K image quality on Stadia

A shot of Destiny 2 streamed at 4K to a Chromecast Ultra (image shot using a DSLR off a TV because that is the only way to get fully portable Stadia screenshots from a Chromecast). Kyle Orland A similar shot of Destiny 2 on the PS4 Pro (also taken using a DSLR). Kyle Orland Since …

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