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Google says partner leaked classified Dutch data

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Google also acknowledges its Google Assistant device was liable to 'false accept' pickups, allowing it to record by mistake without having been activated by users

Google data privacy: Incognito mode on Search and Maps, keeping data locally

May 08, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The next generation of Google Assistant has been shrunk to fit onto Pixel phones, so your data won't get sent to the cloud

INCOGNITO. The anonymous mode comes to Maps and Search, which was previously only available on Google Chrome and YouTube. Image from Google


Google AI tools to help people disconnect from smartphone screens

May 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says at its annual developers conference

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


The top announcements that kicked off the Google I/O 2018 conference

May 09, 2018 - 6:49 AM

Google unveils Android P, improvements for Assistant, and new AI capabilities at its annual conference

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.

What's it like using smart speakers in the PH?

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:24 PM

'When our service provider had connection problems in our area, Google Assistant would repeat to me every 30 minutes that it 'couldn’t find the internet''

GOOGLE HOME. The search giant steps into the smart speaker arena with the 2016 release of this device. Screenshot from Google.


In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf

May 18, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From mobile first Google shifts to an AI first approach looking to rethink all their products and apply machine learning to solve problems

ASSISTANT ON APPLE. Google's voice-enabled AI helper heads to iPhones. Pictured is an artist's rendition and not the actual appearance of the software on the iPhone.

We interviewed Google Assistant about Google's big event

Oct 05, 2016 - 1:48 AM

We also ask what it thinks of Apple and iPhones

SMARTER PHONES. Google Assistant can sometimes make you feel like you're chatting with a person.

Apple, Google locked in battle for supremacy

May 22, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Analysts say Google has been evolving from a pure search engine to a leader in mobile while Apple must find ways to keep its position as innovation leader

Microsoft to build Google Assistant competitor – report

May 20, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The chatbot – reportedly called Bing Concierge Bot – would be able to talk to people over a number of services such as Skype Messenger SMS Whatsapp and Telegram

MICROSOFT. A file photo dated 16 March 2016 showing trade show visitors passing the Microsoft company stand at the CeBIT computer trade show in Hanover, Germany. File photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

Google working on 'Siri' for Android

Mar 04, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Google Assistant will be Siri and maybe more