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A weird, but hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug is giving them a second notch

More notch, please.Image: raymond wong/mashable By Johnny Lieu2018-10-30 00:35:35 UTC Now this is one strange bug. Some Pixel 3 XL phones are getting an second notch on the side of the phone’s screen. Of course, it’s a software notch, rather than the built-in hardware notch, which contains the front-facing camera and sensors. A number of users posted the bug on social media, and there’s a Reddit thread of people who’ve

Google will change rule that let apps scrape your Gmail inbox

Google is changing Gmail’s policies so third-party apps will no longer be able to scan your inbox for profit.Image: Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-10-08 23:46:49 UTC Google is finally changing the rules that previously allowed developers to scan Gmail users’ inboxes. The company announced a series of new guidelines for developers whose apps plug into Gmail, which will severely limit the type of data developers can access. The changes were

Google sued over tracking locations even when 'Location History' is off

Not so good, Google.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-08-20 21:49:03 UTC Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the “Location History” setting. Now, the first lawsuit has been filed against the search engine giant over this issue, according to documents posted by Ars Technica.  On Friday, attorneys representing the plaintiff, Napoleon Patacsil

The InfoWars app is still alive and well in the App Store and Google Play

The InfoWars app is alive and well, despite bans elsewhere on Google and Apple platforms.Image: infowars By Karissa Bell2018-08-07 00:09:10 UTC InfoWars host Alex Jones may no longer be able to publish content on YouTube and iTunes, but the companies haven’t removed his content entirely. That’s because these bans so far haven’t extended to InfoWars’ mobile app, which remains available in both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Both

Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers

Image: Google By Jake Krol2018-06-18 21:58:40 UTC Google is closing the gap between Android and iOS. In an update rolling out today, Google is (finally!) releasing desktop support for the texting service, Android Messages. The update will allow Android smartphone owners to send and receive text messages straight from their laptops or desktops. Text, images, and stickers will be supported in the web version of the service. Android users can

Acer ruins Apple's cheap iPad party with its own affordable Chrome OS tablet that includes a stylus

Where the heck is the keyboard?Image: acer, mashable composite By Raymond Wong2018-03-26 22:23:01 UTC Apple wants to rule classrooms with the iPad, but Google is clearly not going to let that happen. Ahead of Apple’s education-focused event on Tuesday, where it will likely debut a cheaper iPad, Acer has announced its own low-cost tablet, and it’s the first one to run Chrome OS. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is clearly a

Waymo is launching a campaign to teach people about self-driving cars

Image: Jeff Blackler/REX/Shutterstock By Monica Chin2017-10-09 23:15:09 UTC Not everyone is ready to trust self-driving cars with their lives, and Waymo is here to change that. The self-driving car company, which is a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced today it’s launching the “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign to teach the public about basic self-driving car technology and convince them that autonomous vehicles are safe to ride in. Waymo is

Google recruiters are getting an earful about that sexist 'manifesto'

Google is still dealing with the fallout from the sexist, anti-diversity “manifesto” authored by an unidentified engineer at the company. Now, it looks like the backlash caused by the memo is starting to hurt the company’s chances with prospective employees. People have started to take to Twitter to share responses to Google recruiters in light of the scandal.  SEE ALSO: A Google employee’s screed against diversity is going viral within

Google employee who wrote disgusting manifesto identified

Google has been rocked by one employee’s racist manifesto.Image: Jeff Blackler/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-08-07 23:52:01 UTC We now know the identity of the Google software engineer who authored the anti-diversity “manifesto” that went viral inside of the company.  Motherboard, which first reported the existence of the document Saturday, just published a version of the memo that contains the author’s name, as well as all of the citations he linked to

How Google is trying to fix Android's emoji problem

Android emoji as seen on Samsung devices.Image: Emojipedia By Karissa Bell2017-07-25 01:00:36 UTC Android has an emoji problem. No, it’s not those weird blobs (RIP), but something that’s been nearly as tricky to fix. Because of Android handset makers’ inconsistent updates, not only do many Android users not get new software updates in a timely manner, they don’t get new emoji at the same time as their iPhone-using counterparts. While