Baidu takes second place from Google in the smart speaker market

[ad_1] An abysmal performance by Google further helped Baidu. The company shipped 4.3 million Home and Nest-branded devices in Q2 2019, down from 5.4 million during the same period last year. The drop in shipments represents a 19.8 percent year on year decline for Google. Notably, of the five main companies included in today’s report, […]

Google has dropped to number three for smart speaker shipments

[ad_1] Amazon and Google are generally seen as the front-runners in the smart speaker race, with both companies offering highly capable voice assistants on their devices. But China’s Baidu has reportedly made a big splash by passing Google to take the number two spot. Baidu only serves the Chinese market but grew 4,500 percent to […]

Google has dropped to number three for smart speaker shipments

[ad_1] Amazon and Google are generally seen as the front-runners in the smart speaker race, with both companies offering highly capable voice assistants on their devices. But China’s Baidu has reportedly made a big splash by passing Google to take the number two spot. Baidu only serves the Chinese market but grew 4,500 percent to […]

Google search pays tribute to 'Wizard of Oz' with a dizzying Easter egg

[ad_1] The Easter egg is available in both desktop and mobile browsers, though you’ll definitely want to act fast if you want to see it without resorting to archives. It’s too soon to say if this is the start of a trend of movie-themed surprises, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes the new […]

Cloud gaming faces challenges as Google prepares launch

[ad_1] Google has high hopes for its Stadia platform Urging fans to plunge into a virtual high-res surround sound universe of extraordinary games, Google hopes its cloud-based Stadia platform will take the world by storm on its November launch. The US digital behemoth unveiled details of its nascent streaming video platform at this week’s Gamescom […]

Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house

[ad_1] Google has updated its workplace guidelines, telling employees to refrain from heated debates about politics at work Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been known for encouraging people to speak their minds. Updated workplace guidelines for […]

Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house

[ad_1] Google has updated its workplace guidelines, telling employees to refrain from heated debates about politics at work Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been known for encouraging people to speak their minds. Updated workplace guidelines for […]

Google Photos now lets you search for, copy/paste text in photos

[ad_1] Google has quietly added more optical character recognition (OCR) functionality to Google Photos, essentially allowing users to search for text within photos. The improved OCR tech also lets you copy/paste said text in photos. The new capabilities were confirmed by the Google Photos Twitter account after a user spotted it (h/t: 9to5Google). The search […]

Google Photos now has the ability to search for text in images

[ad_1] We were able to surface screenshots by looking for specific keywords, but it looks like the feature will work even on ordinary pictures. Say, on images of signs or of the pages of a book. Further, you can simply click the Lens button when you find the image you’re looking for to be able […]

How to use your Google Maps offline

[ad_1] Google Maps is one of the most reliable navigation services available, but it’s not without its faults. Probably one of the biggest issues is that it works best with a solid data connection, something we can’t always have. Thankfully, it’s possible to use Google Maps offline, but this great feature is rendered useless without […]