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Is Chromium-based Edge the best thing ever to happen to Google’s Chrome browser? 1

Is Chromium-based Edge the best thing ever to happen to Google’s Chrome browser?

At the end of 2018, Microsoft officially announced that the old Windows 10-only version of Edge was dead, to be replaced by a revamped spin on the browser based on Chromium – the same rendering engine which Google’s Chrome browser uses (and some other efforts besides, such as Opera and Vivaldi). Edge’s browser market share …

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Google’s Pixel 3a arrives a day early with leaked renders and a full specs list 2

Google’s Pixel 3a arrives a day early with leaked renders and a full specs list

Google IO is less than a day away, but that hasn’t stopped an alleged full Google Pixel 3a specs sheet and some new renders from showing up online ahead of the big event, courtesy of WinFuture’s Roland Quandt. Quandt took to Twitter to post the spec sheet, titled ‘Technical Characteristics’, which has been translated into …

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Anker Roav Bolt is Google's push to bring Assistant to cars 4

Anker Roav Bolt is Google’s push to bring Assistant to cars

Google partnered with Anker to get its Assistant software in more cars. Angela Lang/CNET Google wants to get its Assistant software in as many cars as possible. To do that, the search giant partnered with Anker, the electronic accessories company, on the Roav Bolt. The $50 device, which is being released Monday and was first …

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Google’s AI Experts Try to Automate Themselves 5

Google’s AI Experts Try to Automate Themselves

Just before 9 am last Thursday, an unusual speed dating scene sprang up in San Francisco. A casually dressed crowd, mostly male, milled around a gilt-edged Beaux Arts ballroom on Nob Hill. Pairs and trios formed quickly, but not in search of romance. Ice breakers were direct: What’s your favorite programming language? Which data analysis …

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Watch Google’s AI Make Trump Sing Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” 6

Watch Google’s AI Make Trump Sing Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”

Cursed Karaoke Another AI-generated video of Trump singing karaoke has made its way to YouTube. If you’re a regular reader of Futurism, you may have spotted a previous video in which YouTuber “Coding Elite” used an AI algorithm built by Google engineers to make Trump sing Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” Our article about the song received critical acclaim, such as one Facebook …

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The best Android tablets in 2019: the best slates running Google's OS 7

The best Android tablets in 2019: the best slates running Google’s OS

When it comes to searching for the best Android tablet, there are fewer options compared to a few years ago where Google’s operating system was popping up on slates from almost every major manufacturer. The tablet market slowed down since, and those still producing Android tablets have reduced the frequency of launches, but that means …

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Google’s Best AI Just Flunked a High School Math Test 13

Google’s Best AI Just Flunked a High School Math Test

The Singularity Is Here Unfortunately for our new AI overlords, the crusade to take over the world has been stopped in its tracks by an unlikely hurdle: a 16-year-old’s math test. Faced with the same level of exam that a 16-year-old in the U.K. would take, according to a new paper by Google’s DeepMind, its cutting-edge AI flunked. …

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Google’s Revived Robotics Department Prioritizes Powerful AI 14

Google’s Revived Robotics Department Prioritizes Powerful AI

Actual Android Google is working to revitalize its lapsed robotics program. And this time, it’s working under the assumption that the secret to powerful robots is better artificial intelligence. That means that Google’s robots will produce fewer humanoid robots and instead focus on simpler machines running powerful software, according to The New York Times — a …

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The Pentagon is Hiding Info About Google’s Work on Military Drones 15

The Pentagon is Hiding Info About Google’s Work on Military Drones

Top Secret Nine months after internal protests and public outcry caused Google to stop developing AI for military drones, the Department of Defense is keeping any records of the mysterious Project Maven tightly under wraps. More than a year ago, The Intercept reporter Sam Biddle tried to use public information law to learn more about …

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The best Android tablets in 2019: The best slates with Google's OS 16

The best Android tablets in 2019: The best slates with Google’s OS

Looking for a tablet and thinking about an Android device? Well, there are other options out there with Windows 10, such as the Surface Pro 4 – but tablets running Android remain the main rival to the iOS-toting iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad mini 4.  Plus, there are so many choices and …

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