Terrifying Camera App Flaw Left Millions of Android Phones Vulnerable to Spying

Even if you’re diligent about app permissions, sometimes you just can’t predict how or when a bad actor will abuse them. This time around, a team of security researchers found a terrifying flaw with the Android camera apps that could let malicious apps completely take control over a phone’s camera to spy on users without their knowledge. Read More >>

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Is Your Internet Fast Enough for Google Stadia? If Not, There’s Still Hope

The video game streaming revolution is coming, and Google Stadia is helping to lead the charge – but do you have enough bandwidth to play along when it launches today? Here are the minimum requirements for running Stadia, and how you can get your internet connection in shape ahead of time. Read More >>

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Google’s Black Friday Sale Offers Huge Savings on Phones and More

Google is slashing prices on its brand new Pixel 4 and Nest Mini, as well as a bunch of other gadgets. Read More >>

All the Best Video Calling Options, Ranked

We now have the technology to see each other when we want to chat. And when it comes to video-calling apps, you’ve got a plethora of options to pick from on phones, laptops, and even TVs. Here are the ones we like the most, ranked. Read More >>

Google’s Had It Up to Here With the Leaks, Leaked Email Shows

Google has announced an effort to batten the hatches and dam the leaks in a company-wide email, which has also been leaked to the Verge. Read More >>

Google Sure Screws Around With Search Results a Lot, Investigation Finds

Google’s search algorithm is a powerful thing – the tiniest tweaks can tank businesses, subtly influence your purchasing decisions, and shape what information you see. Google has long stated that it “do[es] not use human curation to collect or arrange the results on a page,” but a Wall Street Journal investigation has found that the company does interfere with search results more than it cares to admit. Read More >>

Android Users Experience Failed Google Drive Backups For Months

Some Android users have been experiencing backup issues with Google Drive that stops the device from backing up their data. Read More >>

Google Trials A ‘Clear’ Button For Search

Google has begun trialling a 'clear' button in search that will allow users to move onto a new query without having to manually delete their current text. Read More >>

Forget Credit Cards, Google’s Looking to Open Its Own Current Accounts

This year saw plenty of tech giants dabble in finance. Apple released its credit card, Facebook just launched Facebook Pay and is trying to get its Libra cryptocurrency off the ground, and now Google is reportedly mulling offering a financial product of its own – current accounts. Read More >>

Google Reportedly Amassed Private Health Data on Millions of People Without Their Knowledge

Google has tapped a partnership with a prominent healthcare services company to advance its healthcare software services offerings. But a new report alleges the data being used for the project comes from the health records of tens of millions of people who have no idea their data is being used by Google for this purpose. Read More >>

We Finally Know What Games Are Launching With Stadia

The launch of Stadia is only a week away, so it’s extremely surprising that we’re only learning about its launch titles now – after pre-orders have already happened. But given the list of games available maybe it makes sense that Google held off so long. Read More >>

Google Limits the Pixel 4’s Brightness to Extend its Battery Life

Since its launch last month, Google's latest flagship, the Pixel 4, early adopters haven't been shy about highlighting its issues, including face unlock that works even when the user is dead, the deliberately throttled 90Hz refresh rate and a possible bending snafu. Giz UK editor Tom Pritchard has a great rundown of these and other concerns in his comprehensive overview of where the Pixel 4 falls short. Read More >>

Pixel 4’s Newfangled Astrophotography Mode is Rolling Out to Older Pixels

Google's newest smartphone has a nifty feature that lets it capture decent photos of the night sky, and it's coming to older devices. Read More >>

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Google Pixel 4 Black Friday Deals Imminent Based on Leaked Ad

If you've had your eye on the new Pixel 4 smartphones, hold off for a couple weeks and you could be in for a big discount. Read More >>

Google Nest Wifi is All the Router Most People Need

At last month’s big hardware extravaganza, Google finally showed off an update to its three-year-old mesh wifi system that now lives under the company’s Nest smart home brand. Despite a lack of support for the new WiFi 6 standard, Google Nest Wifi includes other hardware and performance upgrades, including access points that double as Nest Mini smart speakers, which means new users to the Google eco-system can get away with buying less hardware. Read More >>