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Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself
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Enlarge (credit: Andri Koolme / Flickr) Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn’t load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks. The thinking behind the monitoring is […]

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Google is buying Fossil’s smartwatch tech for $40 million
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Rumors about a Pixel Watch have abounded for years. Such a device would certainly make sense as Google attempts to prove the viability of its struggling wearable operating system, Wear OS. Seems the company is finally getting serious about the prospect. Today Fossil announced plans to sell its smartwatch IP to the software giant for […]

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Google cracks down on apps that want access to your SMS and call logs     – CNET
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2019 begins with more data control for users.

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iHome iGV1 review: iHome's Google Assistant alarm is too bright and pricey for your bedside     – CNET
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This smart alarm clock was supposed to wake me up in the morning, not keep me up at night.

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Google Assistant Gets More Features, Greater Reach
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Google this week debuted a slew of new capabilities for Google Assistant at CES in Las Vegas. The new Connect platform lets device manufacturers incorporate Assistant into their products easily and cost-effectively. Connect uses Google’s existing smart home platform to expand to new device types, while making device setup and discovery easy for consumers. A […]

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Samsung's 2019 TVs will work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant     – CNET
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Bixby gets to keep control of the remote, however.

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Google gets FCC approval to use radar-based motion sensor     – CNET
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The sensor allows you to control your gadgets and device features with hand gestures.

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Austria plans its own tax for tech giants like Apple and Google
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France isn't the only European country moving forward with plans to tax international tech giants. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced that it will introduce its own tax on Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies allegedly dodging t…

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Google workers found voice in protest this year. There will likely be more     – CNET
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The historic Google walkout showed how powerful tech employees really are.

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