The basic idea behind the new Google-powered Smart Displays that are coming this summer is simple: take a Google Home smart speaker and put a screen on it, just like Amazon’s Echo Show. Really if that’s all you take away from this review, you’ve got the basics. The Lenovo Smart Display is the first of these new devices on the market. LG, Sony, and JBL have … [Read more...] about Lenovo Smart Display review: the Google appliance
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When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend. It was a few weeks after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had killed 17 people, most of them teenagers, and promptly turned the internet into a cesspool of finger pointing and conspiracy slinging. Within days, ultraconservative YouTube stars like Alex Jones had rallied … [Read more...] about Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix ByBrian X. Chen May 16, 2018 Google has far more data about us than Facebook. Yet unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking empire, which has been under fire for improperly leaking user data, … [Read more...] about Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.
Earlier today, Google emailed G Suite customers letting them know a new version of Gmail is on the way. The email was supposed to be ‘customer confidential,’ so naturally it’s already leaked all over the place. Since then, Google has confirmed to TNW a redesign is on the way. The G Suite email was light on specifics, but revealed a few key features coming with … [Read more...] about Google: Gmail will get a ‘major’ redesign soon
If you're the sort of person who gets news from social media, it's very possible you saw a viral story today about Trump dumping a bunch of fish food into a koi pond. The president met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and they took a moment to feed a bunch of carp together. This is straightforward, painfully banal stuff that wouldn't warrant a headline in better … [Read more...] about The koi that ate America: A lesson in ‘fake news’