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Chrome OS Users Find That Checking CPU Usage Overwhelms CPU Usage

Chrome OS users are reporting an alarming bug in the latest stable version of the operating system. Something in the most recent update is causing the CPU usage to sky rocket to 50-100 percent capacity on certain systems. Amusingly, developers believe it may be related to checking the CPU usage in the task manager itself. Read More >>

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Google Plans to Make It More Difficult for Sites to Block Chrome’s Incognito Mode

For the privacy-minded among us, Chrome’s Incognito mode can offer at least some added peace of mind during browsing sessions. But some sites may know that you’re trying to access them in Incognito, and Google reportedly wants to put a lid on it. Read More >>

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Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords

After Nest contacted its customers earlier this month urging them to better secure their accounts, it appears the company is now taking the reins. Read More >>

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Apparently Google Has a Bunch of New Stuff to Sell You This Year, Including a Cheaper Pixel

We're a month and a half into a new year, and new years inevitably mean that big companies have a new reason to try and sell you more stuff. Google is one such big company, and a new report has detailed some of the new devices it'll apparently have ready to try and sell people. Included amongst them is the cheaper Pixel we've been hearing so much about. Read More >>

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Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel

Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store both continue to host a Saudi government app, Absher, that allows men in the country to track their female relatives’ movements and restrict their travel. Read More >>

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We May Yet Get A Modular Google Phone

Modular phones were a big thing for a short time, with Google's Project Ara being the one we were most excited about. However, after LG's efforts with the G5 fell flat, Lenovo failed to make anything much of Moto Mods and Project Ara was shelved, our hopes for a Lego phone were dashed. Read More >>

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Google Is Adding Excellent Right-Click Features to Gmail

“Google is making changes to Gmail” is not a phrase we’re used to hearing without a shudder going up our spine. But this time around, we’re feeling pretty good about it. Read More >>

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Want to Really Block the Tech Giants? Here’s How

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple move more money than many medium-sized nations. Their extraordinary profits are won through extraordinary reach – this is not a secret. That a few companies are afforded unprecedented and shamefully unregulated access into our homes is now an unremarkable fact of living with tiny computers everywhere. Read More >>

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Google Maps AR Is Being Tested by Some Users – But the Rest of Us Will Have to Wait

Last year, Google I/O gave us a glimpse of what augmented reality in Maps might look like, teasing a future in which our phones orient us using our cameras. The demonstration showed us improved navigation tools to properly direct users as well as pop-ups indicating surrounding businesses and shops. There was even a bouncy fox guide. Read More >>

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Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys

Controlling what you listen to while browsing is about to get a hell of a lot easier. Read More >>

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Don’t Fall for This New Google Translate Phishing Attack

Sometimes, the most effective hacks are the simplest hacks. The technique of targeting users’ email accounts with malicious links that gather personal data is one of the oldest and most successful hacks around. And now, you should be on the lookout for phishing emails that are using Google Translate to mask their nefarious nature. Read More >>

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Google Should Make Two-Factor Authentication the Default on Nest Cameras

It took a growing mountain of home hacking horror stories going viral, but Google on Wednesday finally took action by telling their customers to stop messing everything up. Read More >>

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Google’s New Chrome Extension Warns You If Your Passwords Have Been Exposed

Google is rolling out two new tools to help the password-challenged beef up their security game. The first is a Chrome extension called Password Checkup that can identify if you’re using a password that’s been exposed in a third-party data breach. The second is a feature called Cross Account Protection, which helps protect apps you’ve signed into with your Google account. Read More >>

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Even Google Has Offers Available for Valentine’s Day

The way my inbox is looking, Valentine's Day is fast-becoming a new Black Friday of sorts. Well it's not nearly that bad, but more and more retailers have realised it's a great way to try and get us common folk to spend money. The latest one is Google, which is offering discounts on a bunch of its hardware. Because nothing says romance more than £30 off a Google Home Hub. Read More >>