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Steve May 26, 2020

For the last few weeks, users have noticed that particular Chinese expressions have been automatically removed from YouTube comments. After rampant speculation about why Google would want these phrases — both of which are critical of the Chinese government — to be banned, it now claims it was an error by its machine learning software.…

Steve May 21, 2020

Google today announced a major accessibility update for Maps in recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day: the app now makes it much easier to find wheelchair-accessible locations. To activate the feature, simply head on over to Google Maps‘ Settings, tap ‘accessibility settings,’ and then toggle ‘accessible places.’ You’ll then see a wheelchair icon if the…

Steve May 4, 2020

Google Duo is one of the simplest apps for making video calls with friends and family, but it’s been limited by the fact that it generally requires a phone number to use. Frankly, I don’t want everyone to have my phone number. It now seems Google is changing that requirement, thanks to a hidden change…