US NSA tells developers to shun C and C++ programming language
Microsoft, Google and others have flagged vulnerabilities in codes due to memory safety issues and malicious cyber actors can exploit these vulnerabilities for remote code execution or other adverse effects, which can often compromise a device and be the first step in large-scale network intrusions. "NSA advises organisations to consider making a strategic shift from programming languages that provide little or no inherent memory protection, such as C/C++, to a memory safe language when possible.
Google confirms bug in Fitbit app that counts inaccurate calories
According to 9to5Google, Pixel Watch users have noticed that calories counted on the Pixel Watch differ from those of other smartwatches or fitness trackers, such as the Galaxy Watch 5 or Apple Watch. As smartwatches will never be 100 per cent accurate in terms of calorie counts, it was odd to notice Google's new smartwatch varying so much.
Google starts rolling out refunds for Stadia gamers
The company will try to refund the transactions to the original form of payment. Google said that users will receive an email for each transaction they made on the Stadia store, if they made less than 20 purchases. If users have made 21 or more transactions, they will receive a single email that lists all of the refund attempts.
Google Messages tests redesigned 'photo picker'
The redesigned photo picker has already started to appear for some users, reports 9To5Google.
Google plans to develop AI model supporting 1,000 most spoken languages
"The company believes that creating a model of this size will make it easier to bring various AI functionalities to languages that are poorly represented in online spaces and AI training datasets (also known as "low-resource languages)," Zoubin Ghahramani, vice president of research at Google AI was quoted as saying.
Google shuts down Hangouts, upgrades to Google Chat
Google Chat comes with a modern, feature-rich experience that will allow users to react to messages with emojis that feature skin-tone selections, respond with smart replies, format text with rich-text editing, tag specific people withA@mentions, and search for and share GIFs.
Google India announces finalists for 'Doodle For Google' competition
In the contest, approximately 1,00,000 students from 1,450 schools in more than 100 cities across the nation submitted entries under the theme, "In the next 25 years, my India will...", according to an official report. "Spanning crayon, oil and water colour, each artwork is a glimpse into the future through the eyes of young children, demonstrating their insight into India's national ambitions and a profound awareness of their role in making these a lived reality," Sapna Chadha, Vice President of Marketing, Google India and Southeast Asia, said in the statement,
Google to discontinue Street View app next year
According to 9To5Google, the tech giant has prepared a number of shutdown messages for the Street View app. In the notice, the company advice users to move to Google Maps or Street View Studio, as the Street View app will end on March 31, 2023. "Street View App is going away and support will end March 21, 2023," the company was quoted as saying in the report. "To publish your own 360 video, switch to Street View Studio. To view Street View and add Photo Spheres, use Google Maps."
Google adds Lens image search to homepage
According to 9To5Google, users can "search any image with Google Lens" by clicking the button that appears next to the voice search button and can "drag an image here or upload a file". "The google homepage doesn't change often, but it did. We are always working to expand the kinds of questions you can ask and improving how we answer them," Rajan Patel, vice president of engineering at Google, said in a tweet.
Google Drive updates file access expiration capability
When sharing files in My Drive, users can now specify an expiry access period, as opposed to after someone has already accessed the file, Google said in a blogpost. Additionally, rather than just for viewers and commenters, users can also add expiring access for the editors.