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Understanding The FCC’s New Online Privacy Rules

Understanding The FCC’s New Online Privacy Rules

Many of us use the internet without a passing thought about the privacy of our personal data. Recently, though, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved forward with a previously proposed decision to require internet service providers (ISPs) to get users’ consent before accessing or sharing their sensitive information. Let’s take a look at what this …

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How to Swap Facebook Events for Google Calendar

How to Swap Facebook Events for Google Calendar

One of the strengths of Facebook is its ability to identify what other digital companies do well, and then either design its own similar features or flat-out buy the company. One of the company’s latest products falls into the former category. It’s called the Events From Facebook app, and it’s a new calendar-based app loaded …

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Key Points From Last Week’s Google Event

Key Points From Last Week’s Google Event

Google is best known for its search capabilities. In fact, the company has changed our language. We no longer “search” for something online — we “Google” it. It’s also known for its suite of web-based services and apps, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Docs. As ubiquitous as Google already is in our lives, the company …

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What Is Google’s DeepMind?

What Is Google’s DeepMind?

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company that Google acquired in 2014, creates neural networks that learn in ways similar to the way humans learn. In the future, this technology could have an impact on everything from the way you use your smartphone to your next doctor’s visit. What Is DeepMind? Shane Legg, Mustafa Suleyman and Demis …

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Sweet Changes Coming With Android’s Nougat OS

Sweet Changes Coming With Android’s Nougat OS

Who doesn’t love Android OS updates? The latest is now rolling out to Nexus devices and it brings a whole bunch of welcome changes to the system. Android’s newest update – version 7.0 – is called Nougat, following the naming pattern of sweet goodness that is Google’s update cycle. One of the biggest changes for …

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What We Know So Far About Fuchsia

What We Know So Far About Fuchsia

Building their presence from humble beginnings as a common internet search engine, the powerhouse that is Google is now responsible for much of the technology we use on a day-to-day basis. In fact, more than 80% of all new smartphone purchases involve an Android device. Whether you’re a user of the storage services of Google …

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Alexa’s New Lock Skill: Yea Or Nay?

Alexa’s New Lock Skill: Yea Or Nay?

We’ve all done it, you get ready to head to work in the morning and walk to the front door only to find it unlocked. Anyone, welcome or not, might have paid you a visit in the night. Most of the time, these incidents are thankfully consequence-free, but what if a smart-home feature could eliminate …

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Where Will Dropbox Be in 5 Years?

Where Will Dropbox Be in 5 Years?

Cloud storage services are a big deal these days, especially since everyone has pretty much shifted to mobile. Aside from the obvious use — to store personal content — these services also allow users to share and access files between devices. Dropbox is one such service that has become incredibly popular for its versatility. You …

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Google Home And Personal Productivity

Google Home And Personal Productivity

First Apple had the best voice recognition program with Siri. Then Amazon blew that out of the water with Echo’s Alexa. Now Google is getting into the game. Home is Google’s newest product, which will be released later this year, and it’s a direct competitor to Amazon Echo. It’s a small speaker you plug into …

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Everything You Want to Know About the Mi Max

Everything You Want to Know About the Mi Max

Whether you’re always the first to get new smartphone models, a late adopter or somewhere in between, you’ll likely be hearing about the Mi Max, a smartphone from Xiaomi — a Chinese company. The Mi Max boasts several notable characteristics that could make your routine simpler and less stressful. It Has a Giant Screen Although …

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