Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock System Being Used to Detect Alzheimer’s

Google Pixel 4 series was plagued by many issues, but it seems that researchers have found at least one use case for its Face Unlock system. A team at University of California San Diego (UC SD) is using the IR sensor, arguably one of the best features of the smartphone, in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s … Read more

Google Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit for $118 Million

Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the tech giant had discriminated against women in pay and promotions. The settlement concludes a class-action suit in San Francisco Superior Court initiated in 2017 by three female former employees who said that Google, a unit of Alphabet placed them in lower-job levels than … Read more

Apple, Google face scrutiny over collecting abortion data – ET HealthWorld

San Francisco, A group of US senators have urged the tech giants Apple and Google to prohibit the apps in their app stores from collecting data that could be used to identify women seeking abortions, media reports say. The letter, signed by five Democratic and independent senators, comes in the wake of a leaked draft … Read more

Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro May Sport Same Displays as the Pixel 6 Series

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro — Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones — display specifications have surfaced online, well ahead of the launch of the handsets later this year. The smartphones are tipped to feature the same displays as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that debuted last year. The company teased its next generation … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | China Excels in Google Rankings on Xinjiang and Covid-19 Searches

HONG KONG—China’s global campaign to expand the reach of its political positions is helping it secure a coveted piece of online real estate: first-page search results on Google and other major Western portals. Content reflecting Beijing’s position on its human-rights record and the origins of Covid-19 now regularly appears among top results on Google, Bing … Read more

Google wants to know the impact of phones on your mental health – ET HealthWorld

The use of smartphones all over the world has increased exponentially in the last few years. While there are numerous benefits of having almost everything at the tap of the screen, it does have its fair share of downsides as well. Google is conducting research to find out the deep impact of phones on mental … Read more

Google Subsidiary in Russia to File for Bankruptcy

Google had already paused most of its commercial operations in Russia. Photo: john g mabanglo/Shutterstock The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG -1.74% Google plans to file for bankruptcy, saying it had become impossible for the company to pay employees and suppliers. Google LLC submitted a notice of intent to declare itself bankrupt, according to … Read more

Google-led internet giants behind ‘biggest data breach ever recorded’ – ET HealthWorld

London/New Delhi, Call it mother of all data security breaches as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) on Monday revealed that Google and other internet giants are processing and passing people’s data billions of times per day via real-time-bidding (RTB) system for tracking and ad targeting. Real-Time Bidding (RTB) operates behind the scenes on … Read more

Google, Samsung collaborate to help Android developers sync fitness data between apps – ET HealthWorld

Google New Delhi: Google and Samsung have joined hands to give developers an opportunity to sync users’ health and fitness data between Android apps and their devices. Called ‘Health Connect’, the platform and API (application programming interface) is for Android app developers to securely access users’ health data. With user permission, developers can use a … Read more

At I/O 2022, Google Took Hardware Seriously

Google hosted its I/O 2022 consumer keynote this week, where it showcased its new hardware developments, including the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch, as well as software innovations, including an ‘immersive’ view on Google Maps. While the Pixel 6a is confirmed to launch in India, the Silicon Valley giant has not yet provided any details … Read more