Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

In January, the US Department of Labor sued Google, claiming that the company was withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” During a court hearing for the case on Friday, DoL Regional Director Janette...

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Google Tango on Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro: a work in progress

There’s a lot going on with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone, a dizzying array of things to consider. The first is that it’s massive, barely qualifying as a phone, with a 6.4-inch display and hard, chamfered edges that make it feel like a weaponized phablet. The second thing to consider is that this...

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Apple working on Google Glass-style AR glasses, says report

Apple working on Google Glass-style AR glasses, says report

Apple is working on a wearable device similar to Google Glass that would blend an augmented reality display with a standard pair of glasses, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The company is still exploring the smart glasses market, the report states, so it’s unclear when a finished product will materialize. The earliest...

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The Google Pixel’s camera is great in low light, you just have to trust HDR

The Google Pixel’s camera is great in low light, you just have to trust HDR

Last week, I spent many hours poring over images from the newly released Google Pixel. I was checking them against photos from the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in what has become a twice-yearly exercise: trying to discern which new phone has the best camera. The conclusion was that the Pixel is...

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Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads

Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads

Google is about to deal a small blow to some of the most annoying ads on mobile: pop-ups and interstitials. It’s not a stretch to argue that readers don’t like these ads. So Google is making a call that websites that use pop-ups and interstitials are worse search results and may rank them lower...

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Have frogs ever been to space? Let me Google that for you

Have frogs ever been to space? Let me Google that for you

This week, we noticed an interesting trend emerge here at Verge Science: we wrote a lot about frogs and a lot about space. Well, we wrote two stories about frogs, but that’s way above the frog story average for a typical week, which usually hovers around zero. Because of this week’s affinity for Kermit and microgravity, it...

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Google will offer app developers the same larger cut of subscriptions as Apple — but sooner

Google will offer app developers the same larger cut of subscriptions as Apple — but sooner

On Wednesday, Apple detailed major shake-ups coming to its powerful app store. Those include a new revenue sharing model that would give developers more money when users subscribe to a service via their apps — instead of keeping 70 percent of all revenue generated from subscriptions, publishers will be able to keep 85 percent...

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Google’s Echo competitor will reportedly be called Google Home

Google’s Echo competitor will reportedly be called Google Home

Google will unveil an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home tomorrow, according to The New York Times. It’s not stated exactly what form the device will take — a speaker seems like a reasonable guess, but it’s only ever referred to as a “voice-activated home device.” Like the Echo, it’ll be able to answer questions...

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Google Fiber just announced a home phone service inspired by Google Voice

Google Fiber just announced a home phone service inspired by Google Voice

Google has just announced Fiber Phone, confirming rumors that the company would be adding a home telephone service to its existing Fiber high-speed internet and cable TV offerings. “While mobile phones have pushed us toward the future, home phone service is still important to many families,” John Shriver-Blake, Fiber’s product manager, wrote in a blog...

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Google may be working on a Periscope competitor called YouTube Connect

Google may be working on a Periscope competitor called YouTube Connect

Google may be developing a way to make live streaming on YouTube much easier. VentureBeat reports that the company is working on a new mobile app called YouTube Connect that would offer similar functionality to the likes of Periscope and Facebook Live by letting users stream online right from their phones. Streams are said to...

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