Google Assistant is 10x faster and knows where your mom lives

8th May 2019

One of the best ways to understand the potential of the Google Assistant is to watch how fast the voice-activated helper can now bring up Beyonce’s Instagram page. “Hey, Google,” says Meggie Hollenger, a Google program manager, using the wake words that trigger the software on her smartphone. Then it’s off to the races as she shoots off 12 commands in rapid-fire succession. “Open the New York Times … Open…

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Google Maps will let you enter Incognito Mode, and it won’t store your data

8th May 2019

Google has started realizing that people care about their online privacy. At Google I/O 2019 the company announced a number of new features for the privacy-aware. Perhaps the biggest and most important feature is that Incognito Mode will now be available in Google Maps. But what does that mean? Well, when you use Google Maps, your location information is stored by Google, and linked to your Google account. In Incognito…

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