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Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google is about to roll out a redesigned Search on mobile, the company said in a blog post today, explaining the adjustments users can expect. Google describes the updated UI as a 'major visual redesign,' one that is intended to simplify things for users, bringing 'information into focus,' improving the readability of text, and more.

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Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

The folks at Vicarious Visions will soon need to switch up their digital business cards. Back in the year 2005, the developer brand and its developers were acquired by the folks at Activision. In the year 2008, Acivision merged with Blizzard, forming Acivision Blizzard. So why should you or I or anyone spend even a moment thinking about how the Activision-owned developer group Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard?

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HDR support finally lands on YouTube for Xbox One, Xbox Series X

HDR support finally lands on YouTube for Xbox One, Xbox Series X

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like YouTube finally has HDR support on Xbox consoles. It doesn't matter if you're using a console from this generation or the last, if you're streaming YouTube on a TV that supports HDR, you should be able to tap into HDR while you watch. This is something that has apparently been in the works for a number of years, but it's here now at last.

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Google Play Hot Air Balloon offline game released to the masses

Google Play Hot Air Balloon offline game released to the masses

This week the Google Play Hot Air Balloon offline mini-game launched into the wild. This game was in development for quite a while now, appearing in testing for months back in 2020 - now it would appear that it's ready to roll. If you'd like to give this game a go, make sure you've got the latest version of the Google Play store on your Android device - then disconnect from the internet.

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HONOR View40 launched with waterfall display, 5G, super-fast charging

HONOR View40 launched with waterfall display, 5G, super-fast charging

This week the folks at HONOR revealed the HONOR View40 at a live streamed event in China. This device is the first major release of the year for HONOR, and one of the most extravagant devices released by the brand thus far. The HONOR View40 works with a waterfall cured 7.72-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2676 x 1236 pixels.

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Google threatens to end search services in Australia over pending legislation

Google threatens to end search services in Australia over pending legislation

Google is fighting with Australia's government and has threatened to remove its search engine from the country if legislation passes that would force companies to negotiate payments with news media companies for listing their content in search results. Facebook has also threatened to remove news from its feeds inside Australia. If Google made good on its threat, 19 million Australians might no longer be able to use Google search.

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Alphabet Loon Internet balloon “Other Bet” gets grounded forever

Alphabet Loon Internet balloon “Other Bet” gets grounded forever

Google is notorious for retiring apps and services, whether those were in wide use or not. That doesn't apply to just software either and the company has sunset more than a handful of unsuccessful hardware projects that would have caused smaller companies to fold. Not Google, of course, for whom experiments, big or small, are a fact of life. The latest to join the dreaded Google Graveyard is Loon, the moonshot turned "Other Bet" that would have brought the Internet to places where towers and cables dare not go.

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Google Duo on uncertified Android devices might also stop working

Google Duo on uncertified Android devices might also stop working

Android being open source software allows it to be installed on devices and used in cases that Google may have never imagined or allowed. Those include some set-top boxes, desktops, laptops, watches, single-board computers or SBCs, and everything in between. Google, however, does have a system in place that keeps Android from spiraling out of its control completely. One such system involves keeping Google apps out of these "uncertified" devices, like what it will be doing with Google Messages and, soon, Google Duo.

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Google Meet gets live transcription feature from Otter.ai

Google Meet gets live transcription feature from Otter.ai

Otter.ai, a transcription service that uses artificial intelligence rather than human transcribers, has arrived on Google Meet as an alternative to Google's own captions feature. Otter already offers its transcription tech on Zoom, the competing video conferencing software, in addition to its own mobile apps and website.

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Beeper is a catch-all app by the Pebble guy with iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, and more

Beeper is a catch-all app by the Pebble guy with iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, and more

Beeper is a new app from the guy (Eric Migicovsky) who founded Pebble, one of the first very interesting smart wearable devices in the modern smartphone age. The app Beeper "gives you a unified inbox for 15 chat networks" and makes the whole process relatively simple. This app connects to Signal, Discord, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Android Messages (SMS), Telegram, Twitter, and a whole lot more.

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Google Calendar now works offline on desktop Chrome

Google Calendar now works offline on desktop Chrome

Google has dozens of apps and services, some of them a bit esoteric while many are popular and useful for both end users and businesses. One thing that is common among most of these is the need for an Internet connection. Google, after all, is primarily an Internet company. That Internet connection, however, might not always be available or stable and, fortunately, Google is making one of its key apps available offline, at least for some set of users.

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TCL older Android TVs to get Android 11 update only

TCL older Android TVs to get Android 11 update only

TVs have traditionally been seen and treated more like fixed and static appliances in our homes, never changing from the day they were bought until they finally die completely. Smart TVs, however, have changed that and added an element of flexibility and longevity beyond what the devices initially offered when purchased. That said, these smart TVs also started exhibiting the problems that smartphones, leaving users to wonder when or even if their TVs will get major software updates and until when.

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