What to do about those ‘government-backed attack’ warnings from Google

 TOTALLY PANIC. Just kidding; please don’t do that. Google regularly issues warnings to people whose accounts are or have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and every time it does, users get really nervous that their emails are going to wind up on Wikileaks. Don’t freak out if you get one of these notices — it doesn’t necessarily mean that your account has… Read More

Google app test makes editing photos more social

Right on the heels of killing off Google Talk, the company has admitted it's working on a new app for group photo editing and sharing. While Google already has the chat app Allo and video calling app Duo, it may be feeling pressure from its competito…

Google kills Talk so Hangouts may live

Google has a frankly absurd ecosystem of chat, messaging and texting apps. In theory, the company would like enterprise users to get on board with Hangouts while directing people to Allo for their day-to-day personal chats and texts. In practice, how…

Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together

 While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google’s… Read More

The days of Google Talk are over

 The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired. Read More

YouTube automates sound effect captions with AI

YouTube has used algorithms to automatically caption speech for eight years now in an effort to make its billions of videos more accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing. While the feature was pretty rough at first, it has significantly improved i…

Google might kill Hangouts’ text messaging feature

Google might soon begin implementing some big changes to Hangouts, now that the service's purpose has been redefined. According to an email reportedly sent to GSuite admins, you'll stop being able to send and receive text messages through the app on…

Google and Howard University partner for more diversity in tech

Diversity (or the lack thereof) at Silicon Valley companies like Google has been a hot topic in the tech industry of late — just about every major tech company out there now is publishing diversity numbers and pledging to make their workforces more…