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New patent filings show that Google hasn’t given up on the …

New patent filings show that Google hasn’t given up on the …

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Cast your mind back to recent years and you might recall a little something called Project Ara. This was a modular smartphone project created by Google, the sole remaining bit of the company’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. You know, before that company was sold to Lenovo. Honestly, we thought that Ara was dead but a pair of new patent filings by Google late last year shows that they haven’t quite given up yet. Two patents for a “Modular Device” device have been unearthed, one of which bears a resemblance to Motorola’s Moto Mods system, or that weird thing LG did with the G5 smartphone. The patent describes a device that can have new components added in. Components like a new camera sensor, battery, fitness tracker, or even an additional display, though it’s not certain whether users
Here’s How to Use Interpreter Mode on Google Home Devices

Here’s How to Use Interpreter Mode on Google Home Devices

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There are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world. In the U.S., Census Data indicates that roughly one in five people speak a language other than English in their homes. Aware of the need for people to be able to communicate with others who might speak a different language, Google has come up with a new feature on Google Home devices and smart displays — Interpreter Mode.  The search giant piloted Interpreter Mode at big hotels like Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Dream Downtown in New York City, and Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. The hotel staff use Interpreter Mode to converse with guests in real-time who speak a different language than their own. Now, you can use Interpreter Mode at home on a Google Home smart speaker (like the Home or Home Mini), smart display (like t
That Google Pixel 4 exclusive leak is very fake

That Google Pixel 4 exclusive leak is very fake

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Yes, it’s already that time. The Google Pixel 4, or whatever it’s called, is more than half a year away, but very bad blogs (as they do) are already going in for the kill — shamelessly capitalizing on some sweet clicks with their “leaks”. A blog post from one of those websites today (which I will not link) has been making the rounds claiming an “exclusive” about Google’s next flagship. It’s not one. Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! It’s a tried-and-true traffic strategy in the blogging world. All you have to do is find a patent that describes some crazy technology that could or could not plausibly be in development for some future product, and tell your readers it definitely is. And not only is it evidence of a real technology that will come to a real consumer product someti
Project Ara not dead? This Google patent hints at a modular…

Project Ara not dead? This Google patent hints at a modular…

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The Google Pixel 4 may not be the only new smartphone that the search giant is working on. A new patent application from the company details a modular device that blurs the lines between the old Project Ara modular smartphone design and a simpler approach like Motorola's Moto Z phones with Moto Mods or the modular LG G5. The patent was spotted by T3. This new patent shows a device that doesn't have quite the same level of granular customization that the Project Ara smartphone was aiming to offer. But, it still shows a design that offers far more variety than the Moto Z family of smartphones.Patent images show of a number of modules that can slot together to make a complete handset. We see a main housing module that allows two other modules to slot in. The patent describes users' abili
EXCLUSIVE: Google Pixel 4 could be a fully customisable, mo…

EXCLUSIVE: Google Pixel 4 could be a fully customisable, mo…

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Google might have bought Motorola back in 2012 for a whopping $12.5 billion and sold it off to Lenovo at a loss of nearly $10 billion barely two years later, but the company’s latest patent application suggests that the search engine giant might still be in pursuit of getting its money’s worth from the ill-fated acquisition.Google has recently filed a patent application detailing a modular smartphone ecosystem nearly two and a half years after Motorola unveiled the original Moto Mods branded modular devices under Lenovo ownership.Google’s modular Lego-esque phoneTitled as “Modular Device and Methods Therefor”, the patent application (also archived at the Wayback Machine) details what could very well be a parallel design path for the existing Pixel smartphone line-up, or potentially eve
Google might be developing smart shoes to warn if you’re ‘g…

Google might be developing smart shoes to warn if you’re ‘g…

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Google is reportedly taking another giant step in its mission to take over people's lives - by developing "smart" shoes that can warn the wearer if they are getting fat.The search engine's health division Verily is said to be designing footwear embedded with sensors that can tell how much the user weighs and monitor their activity.Parent company Alphabet has been showing off prototypes of the "lace-age" shoes as developers search for a partner to build and market them, according to CNBC.CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MOREAs well as monitoring fitness levels, the shoes can also be programmed to detect falls - meaning they could appeal to older customers as they could send alerts to families or carers.Similar "fall detection" technology was placed into the tech giant's rival Apple's high-tech watch
SEO Expert Utilizes Google My Business to Boost SEO – Press…

SEO Expert Utilizes Google My Business to Boost SEO – Press…

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LOS ANGELES - February 11, 2019 - (Newswire.com) SEO Expert Danny, a professional SEO consultant in Los Angeles, is making full, optimal use of Google’s “Google My Business”-- to help companies to rank higher in Google searches. Google launched a “Google My Business” app in November, and Google My Business listings are a major factor in a local company's search presence.  In addition to potentially benefiting a company’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Google My Business allows business owners to tell the story of their business. It makes it possible for a business to post pictures, offers and other items that may show how their business is different from others. Additionally, Google My Business gives business owners the ability to interact
Google Pixel 4 release date, specs and features

Google Pixel 4 release date, specs and features

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ElisaRiva / Pixabay Google is said to be working on a Pixel 3 Lite with watered-down specs. It will reportedly arrive in the next few months at a mid-range price tag. However, fans are more excited about Google’s next-gen flagship dubbed the Pixel 4. Even though the Google Pixel 4 is several months away, early leaks and rumors have already started surfacing online. Let’s take a look at the rumored features, specs, price, and release date of Google Pixel 4. Pixel 4 design and display Smartphone design is not Google’s biggest strength. But the search engine giant has done a decent job with the previous generation Pixel phones. Just like its predecessors, the Google Pixel 4 is expected to have a two-tone rear panel. Last month, Google filed a patent for a notch-less, all
In EU copyright battle, Google challenges the will of regul…

In EU copyright battle, Google challenges the will of regul…

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Google has been lobbying hard to make sure the European Union doesn’t bring in changes to copyright laws that could lead the company to have to pay publishers and other rights holders for content that Google hosts on its platforms, like YouTube, or that Google services link to, like Google News. Google has repeated it opposes the changes on the basis that it could impede the free movement of information around the internet — and put a crimp on Google’s business model. The tech giant’s stance is setting up as a major test for European regulators eager to rein in Google and Facebook, as Google tries to pressure the EU into making concessions by presenting doomsday scenarios for both consumers and small publishers, even going so far as threatening to pull Google News from the EU. “