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193: Assistant NBA voting, Chrome 72 beta, Twitter stories | 9to5Google Daily

193: ASSISTANT NBA VOTING, CHROME 72 BETA, TWITTER STORIES | 9TO5GOOGLE DAILY

Today we've got some Google Assistant and Google Home stories, Chrome 72 beta, and a couple of Twitter stories - one of which is particularly...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official app/site, Search, & Assistant

GOOGLE ‘PRESENTING' 2019 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING, NOW EXCLUSIVE TO OFFICIAL APP/SITE, SEARCH, & ASSISTANT

The NBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition game where fans get to pick the players. For the 2019 competition, Google is playing...

 
 
 
LG reportedly bringing a foldable smartphone to CES 2019

LG REPORTEDLY BRINGING A FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE TO CES 2019

CES is a yearly show where companies try to show off the latest and greatest technology, but it's becoming less and less about new...

Chrome 72 beta: Incognito media notifications on Android, Assistant & Pie for more Chromebooks

CHROME 72 BETA: INCOGNITO MEDIA NOTIFICATIONS ON ANDROID, ASSISTANT & PIE FOR MORE CHROMEBOOKS

With the latest stable release rolled out to Chrome OS , Mac, Windows, Linux , and Android , Chrome 72 is now in the beta channel....

 
 
 
Google opening new AI lab at Princeton University to foster academic collaboration

GOOGLE OPENING NEW AI LAB AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY TO FOSTER ACADEMIC COLLABORATION

Over the past year, Google AI has opened a number of research facilities around the world. The latest will be a lab at Princeton University...

Google details formal review process for enforcing AI Principles, plans external advisory group

GOOGLE DETAILS FORMAL REVIEW PROCESS FOR ENFORCING AI PRINCIPLES, PLANS EXTERNAL ADVISORY GROUP

Back in June, Google released AI Principles - in response to Project Maven backlash - that codified how artificial intelligence would...

 
 
 
HTC ‘rebooting' smartphone sales with flagship and mid-range models in 2019

HTC ‘REBOOTING' SMARTPHONE SALES WITH FLAGSHIP AND MID-RANGE MODELS IN 2019

Things have been nothing but disappointing for HTC over the past several years. The company hasn't caught a break when it comes to...

Chrome may soon allow its web page prediction services on mobile data

CHROME MAY SOON ALLOW ITS WEB PAGE PREDICTION SERVICES ON MOBILE DATA

For the last few years, Google Chrome has been able to predict your next movement on the web and pre-load the page you're most likely...

 
 
 
Google Home can now read events from shared G Suite calendars for some users

GOOGLE HOME CAN NOW READ EVENTS FROM SHARED G SUITE CALENDARS FOR SOME USERS

Getting an overview of your daily routine from a Google Home smart speaker is super convenient, but for those of us using G Suite calendars,...

Google unveils sleeker Street View Trekker backpack for capturing 3D images on the go

GOOGLE UNVEILS SLEEKER STREET VIEW TREKKER BACKPACK FOR CAPTURING 3D IMAGES ON THE GO

In 2017, Google introduced the first major upgrade to Street View cars in eight years aimed at capturing higher-resolution images....

 
 
 
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Fossil Sport Smartwatch $199, Samsung Chromebook + Google Home Mini $449, UE BOOM 2 $64, more

9TO5TOYS LUNCH BREAK: FOSSIL SPORT SMARTWATCH $199, SAMSUNG CHROMEBOOK + GOOGLE HOME MINI $449, UE BOOM 2 $64, MORE

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don't forget to check us out on...

Anthony Levandowski's new Pronto.ai startup has already autonomously driven 3099 miles cross country

ANTHONY LEVANDOWSKI'S NEW PRONTO.AI STARTUP HAS ALREADY AUTONOMOUSLY DRIVEN 3099 MILES CROSS COUNTRY

Anthony Levandowski has had quite the run recently. The autonomous driving prodigy worked at Google for almost a decade and was an...

 
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note9, Huawei Mate 20 X, more gaining ARCore support in China

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9, S9+, NOTE9, HUAWEI MATE 20 X, MORE GAINING ARCORE SUPPORT IN CHINA

Samsung is introducing their three flagship phones to Google's ARCore in China. ARCore, the basis for Google's best augmented reality...

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT packs 12GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 855 w/ slider design, arrives January

LENOVO Z5 PRO GT PACKS 12GB OF RAM AND THE SNAPDRAGON 855 W/ SLIDER DESIGN, ARRIVES JANUARY

Lenovo's mobile division has pulled the rug out from under us before with false expectations , but with its latest launch, the company...

 
 
 
YouTube TV discounts NBA League Pass for the holidays, adds ‘Local Now' channel

YOUTUBE TV DISCOUNTS NBA LEAGUE PASS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, ADDS ‘LOCAL NOW' CHANNEL

Back in October, YouTube TV added support for NBA League Pass to watch all live, out-of-market games ad-free. The Google cord-cutting...

Google releases fun ‘Game of the Year' that quizzes you on 2018's top trends

GOOGLE RELEASES FUN ‘GAME OF THE YEAR' THAT QUIZZES YOU ON 2018'S TOP TRENDS

Last week, Google posted its annual Year in Search video to highlights 2018's top search terms. To accompany that list of popular queries,...

 
 
 
192: RIP Dragonfly, Google Material Theme, Drive pincode sharing | 9to5Google Daily

192: RIP DRAGONFLY, GOOGLE MATERIAL THEME, DRIVE PINCODE SHARING | 9TO5GOOGLE DAILY

Today we've got Chrome putting an end to sites that won't let you go back, RIP Dragonfly, Google Account settings Material Theme, and...

Google Pixel 3 featured on Saturday Night Live in half sketch, half ad

GOOGLE PIXEL 3 FEATURED ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IN HALF SKETCH, HALF AD

If you caught Saturday Night Live last weekend, you'll have seen a Google Pixel 3 clip that blurs the line between straight-up ad and...

 
 
 
Google Drive Pincode Sharing allows non-G Suite users to edit shared Docs, Sheets, Slides

GOOGLE DRIVE PINCODE SHARING ALLOWS NON-G SUITE USERS TO EDIT SHARED DOCS, SHEETS, SLIDES

Business and enterprise users often work with outside partners that occasionally do not use Google Accounts. In the past, this prohibited...

Play Store's machine learning based anti-spam system removes millions of reviews per week

PLAY STORE'S MACHINE LEARNING BASED ANTI-SPAM SYSTEM REMOVES MILLIONS OF REVIEWS PER WEEK

The Play Store has a problem with spam, there's no way around it. With causes ranging from apps that borderline beg users for reviews...

 
 
 



Apple releases a tiny iOS update in 12.1.2, fixing connectivity bugs

Apple releases a tiny iOS update in 12.1.2, fixing connectivity bugs

Enlarge / The iPhone XR. Apple released a new version of iOS yesterday, and the public notes this time apply just to iPhones. Labeled iOS 12.1.2, it arrives just two weeks... Read more ...

Qualcomm slams Apple's response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be...

Qualcomm slams Apple's response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be ‘taking a bite out of sales'

After criticizing Apple in a statement yesterday for its response to China's injunction against certain iPhone models, Qualcomm continues its PR circuit today. Speaking to... Read more ...

How Facebook sneakily uses IP data & more for targeted ads, even if users...

How Facebook sneakily uses IP data & more for targeted ads, even if users disable all location settings

Facebook has a storied history of privacy concerns, especially as privacy relates to advertising. Today, Aleksandra Korolova, a University of Southern California computer... Read more ...

November 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch outsells everything

November 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch outsells everything

Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 all sold more than 1.3 million systems in November. That's the first time that has happened for these devices. Read more ...

How to Use Quickdrawer & Google Now at the Same Time in Action Launcher

How to Use Quickdrawer & Google Now at the Same Time in Action Launcher

As highlighted in our article on how to enable Google Now in Action Launcher, doing so takes away the Quickdrawer. This effectively ruins one of the more beneficial features of... Read more ...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official app/site, Search, & Assistant

The NBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition game where fans get to pick the players. For the 2019 competition, Google is playing an exclusive role in the voting process, and... Read more ...

Snapchat now rolling out customizable 'Year End Story' recap, here's how to...

Snapchat now rolling out customizable 'Year End Story' recap, here's how to view yours

Snapchat this week started rolling out its incredibly popular “year in review” roundup. This roundup, which Snapchat calls your “Year End Story,” compiles some of your best... Read more ...

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

Enlarge T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural... Read more ...

WSJ report details extremely unpopular iPhone in India as Apple sees...

WSJ report details extremely unpopular iPhone in India as Apple sees diminishing success

A report from the Wall Street Journal today details Apple's minuscule success in India with iPhone, specifically highlighting Amit Rajput, who runs a counter selling iPhones in... Read more ...

AutoSleep 6 introduces Siri Shortcuts support, new design and reports, more

AutoSleep 6 introduces Siri Shortcuts support, new design and reports, more

AutoSleep is my go-to app for tracking sleep quality with the Apple Watch , and today the sleep tracking app is receiving a major update. AutoSleep 6.0 introduces a new look... Read more ...