Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research, documents show

OAKLAND — Alphabet’s Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refrain from casting its technology in a negative light, according to internal communications and interviews with researchers involved in the work.Google’s new review procedure asks that researchers…

Google slammed for ‘monopoly power’ in new antitrust lawsuit from 35 states

Another day, another major antitrust effort seeking to dismantle the unprecedented power of the world’s biggest tech companies. On Thursday, a group of 38 attorneys general announced a bipartisan lawsuit against Google, alleging the company has engaged in “illegal, anti-competitive conduct” to create a monopoly in search and search advertising. “Google’s anti-competitive actions have protected…

Google services outage: Gmail, YouTube and Docs temporarily down

prima91 – stock.adobe.com Google’s services suffered unexpected downtime on 14 December 2020. Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, the Android Play Store and its maps service all affected Published: 14 Dec 2020 13:09 Google’s services suffered some unexpected downtime around midday today. Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, the Android Play Store and its maps service all took a…

Google Cloud’s Penny Avril on Preparing for the Unexpected

Cloud resources must be prepared to adapt to tumultuous events, from sudden surges in online shopping to the repercussions of the pandemic.Keeping operations as disruption-free as possible is a necessity for enterprises though that might seem more complicated with resources running in the cloud. Disasters, wild fluctuations in market demand, and the general upheaval of…

Google begins rolling out the Wear OS H-MR2 update to more smartwatches

The Fall 2020 update has finally arrived for more Wear OS smartwatches. (Image source: SlashGear)The Wear OS H-MR2 update is now receiving a wider rollout, rolling its release on the Suunto 7 in September. H-MR2 continues to be based on Android 9.0 Pie, but it promises improved battery life and better performance among other changes.…