She sued for pregnancy discrimination. Now she’s battling Google’s army of lawyers | Google

When Chelsey Glasson found out she was pregnant with her second child in 2019, she did not anticipate the first three years of her new baby’s life would be overshadowed by an epic legal battle against a trillion-dollar company. The 38-year-old sued Google, her former employer, in 2020 alleging she Continue Reading

Google’s new smart display tracks your sleep using radar | Google Assistant

Google’s latest Nest Hub smart display tracks sleep with miniaturised radar without the user having to wear a bracelet or headband. The revamped 7in Google Assistant smart display is being repositioned as a smart alarm clock and health-monitoring device for the bedroom. The camera featured on the larger model has Continue Reading

Google’s search engine not as good as its competitors for news, research finds | Google

Australians trying to stay up to date with the news by searching online may be better off ditching Google and using its competitors, research by Monash University has shown. On Australia Day “Grace Tame” was the most popular search term used on Google – reflecting the fact that she had Continue Reading

Google’s threat to withdraw its search engine from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy | Google

Google’s testimony to an Australian Senate committee on Friday threatening to withdraw its search services from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy. It marks the latest escalation in the globally significant effort to regulate the way the big tech platforms use news content to drive their advertising Continue Reading

Google’s ‘experiment’ hiding Australian news just shows its inordinate power | Google

In the midst of a global pandemic and an unprecedented misinformation glut, Google has decided to hide some Australian news sites from its search results. It is “experimenting” with the lone supply of fact-checked, accountable information Australians can access right now. Australians have been seeing current news disappearing in recent Continue Reading

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it’s Google’s turn | Technology

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is a mild-mannered software engineer who is not good at games of verbal fisticuffs with US politicians. He received a drubbing last month during the “big tech” congressional hearing. Pichai can, however, summon lawyers and lobbyists galore as soon as the Continue Reading

Android 11 release: everything you need to know about Google’s update | Android

Google has released its latest big update called Android 11 “R”, which is rolling out now to the firm’s Pixel devices, and to smartphones from a handful of third-party manufacturers. Announced at the end of February, Android 11 brings with it enhanced privacy, new chat-related features and smarter media and Continue Reading

Google’s open letter to Australians about news code contains ‘misinformation’, ACCC says | Technology

Google has started targeting Australians with pop-up ads that link to an open letter that contains “misinformation”, according to the consumer watchdog, as the tech company campaigns against a proposed code that would force it to share advertising money with media companies. The international tech giant is waging a campaign Continue Reading

Pixel Buds review: Google’s competent AirPods alternative | Technology

Google’s AirPods competitor is finally ready. The Pixel Buds are true wireless earbuds that aim to be all things to all people with a hybrid design that’s neither fully open nor isolating. The £179 earphones are Google’s second attempt at Bluetooth earbuds, the first being not great. The new version Continue Reading