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Overcome language barriers with Live translated captions in Google Meet

Google Meet has had live caption support for well over a year now. The feature initially supported English, but Google added support for Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese late last year. However, it is only useful for people who speak the same language. To help users overcome the language barrier, Google Meet is now testing...

If you use Google Chrome, a zero-day vulnerability in Portals means you should update immediately

If you use Google Chrome, you should update immediately. A zero-day security flaw was fixed as a part of Chrome 94.0.4606.61, which was released as an emergency update for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The exploit has been assigned the CVE ID CVE-2021-37973, though the company has withheld information about the exploit until the majority of...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: Everything you need to know

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet was a huge hit in 2020, one of the best Chrome OS tablets we've ever seen, at an incredibly affordable price. Now Lenovo is back with a bigger, more premium version in the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5. In addition to a larger OLED screen, you also get a significant bump in...

How Chrome killed Internet Explorer: Extensions, Android, and Innovation

In just over 13 years, Google's Chrome browser has risen from a new project to the behemoth we know today. Today, Chrome is by far the most popular browser in the world on both desktop and mobile. You could even say Chrome killed Internet Explorer. So, how did Google accomplish this unbelievable feat in such...

Here’s our wish list for a Google Pixel Ultra! #DreamPixel

If you ask a smartphone enthusiast from the modding community about some fond memories they've had with phones in the past, there's a good chance the list would include a Nexus device. The Nexus line-up portrayed Google's vision for Android and offered a no-frills experience. Instead of going hard on hardware, Google focused on the...

10 decisions from Google that really make you wonder, “What were they thinking?”

While Google was incorporated on September 4th, 1998, the company is celebrating its 23rd birthday today. Since its inception, Google has grown from just a simple webpage to a ubiquitous internet giant, though it certainly wasn't without some mishaps along the way. The company has made some pretty weird decisions over the years, from product...

Google went from a simple webpage to an ubiquitous internet giant in 23 years

Knowledge is power, and in this modern digital age, one company shapes the entire world's knowledge more than any other — Google. With the exception of mainland China, where Google is banned, the NorCal tech giant's search engine is used in over 87% of desktop computers and 94% of mobile devices worldwide, according to research...

The 10 best Google Doodles we’ve ever seen above the search bar

Google Doodles have become a staple of the modern search page. It’s a true delight whenever we can visit google.com and see a piece of beautiful art, or a fun game, or a tribute to someone we may not have known existed before. According to Google, the company has featured over 4,000 Doodles over the...

Report: Google in talks with Instagram and TikTok for Search integration

Google is reportedly in talks with ByteDance and Facebook to bring Instagram and TikTok videos to Google Search. The company aims to strike a deal with the social media platforms to index their short format videos on its search engine. If the deal goes through, you'll be able to look up Instagram and TikTok videos...

Android 12: Everything we know so far about Google’s next big update, with changes from Beta 5!

Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system, running on over three billion smartphones around the world. As a result, even the tiniest of changes in the OS has the potential to affect millions of users. But because of the way Android updates are delivered, it's debatable whether these changes actually make a difference....

How to Root your Android smartphone: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others too!

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

This Week in Tech: New Surface products, Galaxy S22 & Pixel 6 Pro leaks, Google app updates, and more

The consumer tech landscape was rife with new launches, leaks, and updates this past week. Microsoft unveiled a host of new Surface products, and we got to learn a few more details about the upcoming Pixel 6 Pro. A few Galaxy S22 leaks also surfaced online months ahead of its launch, and Google released several...