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Google app beta adds built-in screenshot-editing tools

Google app is extremely close to rolling out a built-in screenshot-editing tool — so close that you can now try it out as a beta tester on Android. If you join the app’s beta program and download version 7.21, you’ll find an option that says “Edit a… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/google-app-beta-screenshot-editing-tools/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health…

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Google’s firing of James Damore was legal, according to a federal labor agency

A federal agency has found that Google was well within its legal rights to fire James Damore in 2017. The company dismissed its former engineer after he wrote a paper arguing that woman aren’t as biologically equipped for leadership roles as men. Damore filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board after his firing,…

Amazon owns my Echo, I’m just feeding it

It’s no secret that voice assistants are a Trojan Horse. You “buy” a voice assistant like an Echo Dot or a Google Home, and you plug it in and give it your Wi-Fi password. But you don’t “own” it like you own a computer. The software is controlled entirely by Amazon or Google or some…

A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

 Chances are you’ve heard of Google. You’re likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a slightly obsessive tech journalist, you may not know that Google, or, more properly, Alphabet, is also invests in startups. And, like most of what Google…

Labor board says Google legally fired diversity memo writer

James Damore may claim Google was wrong to fire him over his memo criticizing the company’s diversity culture, but a federal government overseer begs to differ. The National Labor Relations Board has published a January memo recommending a dismissal… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/labor-board-says-google-was-allowed-to-fire-james-damore/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have now testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post 8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads appeared first…

Google spending $2.5 billion to expand operations across the US

Just over two years ago, Google announced it would convert a 1,300-sq ft former Hemlock Semiconductor facility in Clarksville, Tennessee into a new $600 million data center. Today, the search giant broke ground on the site — and Google CEO Sundar Pi… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/google-spending-2-5-billion-to-expand-operations-across-the-us/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

James Damore’s labor complaint against Google was completely shut down

Google didn’t violate labor laws by firing engineer James Damore for a memo criticizing the company’s diversity program, according to a recently disclosed letter from the US National Labor Relations Board. The lightly redacted statement is written by Jayme Sophir, associate general counsel of the NLRB’s division of advice; it dates to January, but was…

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

 A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the company. Citing similar precedents, the NLRB counsel deemed parts of the memo “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” as to shed their status as protected speech in…

Google conducts test to help 911 accurately locate callers

Google has conducted a trial to test the efficiency of using its technology to help 911 operators more accurately figure out the location of cellphone callers. The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states, and had encouraging results, as reported by The Wall Street Journal….

Labor Board Found Google Was Within Its Rights to Fire James Damore

Google did not violate labor law by firing James Damore, the author of a memo that argued women were biologically less capable to work in software engineering than men, according to an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. Read more… Kate Conger https://gizmodo.com/labor-board-found-google-was-within-its-rights-to-fire-1823086744 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space…

Google Images altered to calm legal grumblings made by Getty Images

Google said it altered Google Images due to its agreement with Getty Images. The View Image button no longer exists, nor will you find the Search by Image button. Thankfully, there is a Chrome extension that re-adds these buttons. The post Google Images altered to calm legal grumblings made by Getty Images appeared first on…

Google’s idea for radar-based gesture control could change the remote forever

Google has filed a patent application for gesture based remote control, which could change how we interact with all of our electronic devices, from TVs to refrigerators to laptops. The post Google’s idea for radar-based gesture control could change the remote forever appeared first on Digital Trends. Kris Wouk https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/google-patent-radar-based-remote-control/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures…

Google is making it easier for 911 to find you in an emergency

When you call 911 from a cellphone, your location is typically sent to the call taker by a wireless carrier. But that information isn’t always so accurate. Well Google might have a better way of going about it and it tested its system across a few st… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/google-911-location-data-emergency/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health…

Google removes ‘View Image’ button from image search

Say goodbye to the “View Image” link in Google Images. Google announced a few changes to its image search today, one of which being the removal of its option to check out an image without visiting the site that hosts it. It might be a bummer for some… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/google-removes-view-image-from-search/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world…

Blippar’s newest AR feature recognizes famous landmarks

Can augmented reality startups stay alive even with Apple and Google creating their own AR platforms for millions of mobile devices? Blippar seems to think so. The London-based startup continues to work on its own AR engine, and it just released a new computer vision feature that it says will tag well-known physical landmarks. Blippar’s…