google voice commands list

Website finally lists all the Google voice commands in one place

By on June 29, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

Website finally lists all the Google voice commands in one place

Google Now can do some pretty fancy stuff, but one thing it sucks at is actually listing its own capabilities. Just like keyboard shortcuts, if you don’t know they exist, you can’t try and show them off to your friends.

Ok-google.io is a new site that keeps a complete, always-up-to-date list of Google voice commands. There’s 150 different commands, with over a thousand examples given. I had no idea even a tenth of these existed.

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Symantec Norton Security Updates

Google just shamed the antivirus software you probably use, so update immediately

By on June 29, 2016 at 11:23 AM.

Google just shamed the antivirus software you probably use, so update immediately

Whether you’re looking to protect your PC or an entire fleet of computers, chances are you’ve either considered or have ended up purchasing products from Symantec. The company sells consumer software under the Norton brand, in addition to Symantec Endpoint Protection that targets enterprises. The bad news is that both products were just shamed by Google’s Project Zero security team, which found critical errors that leave users at risk.

In fact, Google’s security hacker Tavis Ormandy discovered numerous vulnerabilities in 25 different Norton and Symantec products, and he said they are “as bad as it gets.”

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Google My Activity Tracking

Google has a new tool that shows you how much it really knows about you

By on June 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM.

Google has a new tool that shows you how much it really knows about you

It’s hardly a secret that Google tracks pretty much everything you do online, and it does this for a few reasons — mainly to keep the lights on. Google makes money from ads, and the more data it has on users the better it can target advertising. But the vast amount of data it collects is also used to improve its various services, especially the ones with smart features made possible by artificial intelligence advancements.

Either way, Google gives you plenty of options for keeping track of the data it collects, and you can also limit data collection if you choose. In fact, the company just rolled out a new site that shows you exactly what it knows about you.

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Google Garage Workshop Tour

Inside ‘The Garage’, a collaborative workshop for every Google employee

By on June 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Inside ‘The Garage’, a collaborative workshop for every Google employee

Working at Google might not be all fun and games, as several former employees explained in a Quora thread earlier this year, but there’s no question that the perks offered by the company are virtually unrivaled in the industry.

One of the coolest perks for creative Googlers who want to express themselves has to be The Garage — a collaborative workshop through which Business Insider was lucky enough to take a tour earlier this month.

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Song Lyrics

Meet your favorite new Google search feature

Meet your favorite new Google search feature

By on June 28, 2016 at 8:51 AM.

Wait, what on Earth did Drake just mumble in that new single? And what the heck is Rhianna saying in the hook on her new song? Is that Fetty Wap track even English? There’s a reason lyrics sites like Genius have exploded in popularity over the past few years — fans have no idea what anyone is saying anymore. There are dozens of apps and services that offer lyrics for millions upon millions of songs, and soon you won’t have to use any of them ever again. Why? Because song lyrics will appear right within your search results on Google.com and inside Google’s mobile search apps for iOS and Android. More →

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Google Earth

Sharp new satellite imagery makes Google Earth way better for stalking

By on June 27, 2016 at 4:25 PM.

Sharp new satellite imagery makes Google Earth way better for stalking

Google Earth and Street View already combine to make the tool for stalking people since the phone book went out of print. With a brand-new set of imagery captured by the Landsat-8 satellite, Google has made the day of satellite imagery nerds and stalkers worldwide.

The new imagery was debuted in a blog post, which explains how Landsat-8 and better image processing have combined to give some spookily pretty satellite images.

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Android vs. iOS Huawei Operating System

One of Google’s biggest partners probably isn’t dumping Android after all

By on June 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM.

One of Google’s biggest partners probably isn’t dumping Android after all

For the foreseeable future, Android will be the number one mobile operating system on the planet. It has continued to build an impressive lead over iOS and the countless stragglers who can’t even top 1% of the market share, but that hasn’t stopped some of the industry’s leading Android phone makers from planning for a future that is significantly less dependent on Google’s mobile OS.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Hacked

The same hackers who hit Zuckerberg take down Google CEO’s Quora account

By on June 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM.

The same hackers who hit Zuckerberg take down Google CEO’s Quora account

No one is safe on the internet these days, not even the savviest users who sit atop powerful tech companies. After hackers successfully hit Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account earlier this month, they hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account. More →

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Google Phone 2016 Nexus iPhone 7

Forget 2016 Nexus phones, Google is said to be making an iPhone 7 killer

By on June 27, 2016 at 8:47 AM.

Forget 2016 Nexus phones, Google is said to be making an iPhone 7 killer

There’s no doubt about the fact that Google will have to launch at least one new Nexus smartphone this year. It’s the only way for the company to show what Android N can do – to customers, developers, and OEMs. In fact, at this point, there’s no way for Google to launch a major Android release and not make a Nexus phone. But unlike in previous years, 2016 might mark the year when Google launches both Nexus devices and a Google-branded phone that wants to be an iPhone killer of sorts. The device would go head-to-head against Apple’s iPhone 7.

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Chrome OS Free Space

Chrome OS is slowly turning into a real operating system

By on June 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Chrome OS is slowly turning into a real operating system

Chome OS has always been a thing I think of for people’s grandparents, or young students looking for their Fischer-Price My First Computer. But with Chromebook sales outstripping Macbooks, and Google adding serious new features at speed, it’s probably time to start taking Chrome OS seriously.

Google has added a storage manager to the latest developer update version of the software, giving a preview of the kinds of features we can expect from Chrome OS in the coming months.

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Self-Driving Cars Killing People

Self-driving cars will deliberately kill people, and that’s ok

By on June 24, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Self-driving cars will deliberately kill people, and that’s ok

Elon Musk keeps warning us that artificial intelligence is a real threat, but he’s also contributing to the evolution of machines. Sure, he might not be doing the real coding, but the smart Tesla cars that will be able to drive themselves around town in the following years will have to be programmed to handle a particular type of emergency: hitting a pedestrian or saving the lives of the passengers inside the vehicle.

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2016 Nexus Android N Update

One major Android N change you’re going to hate…for about five minutes

By on June 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

One major Android N change you’re going to hate…for about five minutes

Google is getting closer and closer to the moment diehard Android fans are waiting for, the official release of Android N to supported Nexus devices. Google already explained at I/O 2016 the new features of this new Android release, but it didn’t reveal everything there is to it.

While Android N will still be baked using Google’s tried and tested Material Design, a report details a change we didn’t see coming: new navigation buttons. Yes, you’re probably going to hate it, at least until you get used to it. More →

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