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Google Killing Hangouts to Make Way for Google Chat

Google Killing Hangouts to Make Way for Google Chat

Google Chat is officially the dominant chat app on the Google Workspaces platform. Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Google is officially urging Hangouts holdouts to migrate to the new messaging package, called Chat. Starting today, if you’re still using Hangouts on your mobile device, you’ll see an in-app screen prompting you to switch to Chat in Gmail …

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Kuo Says Apple AR Headset Will Be Announced January 2023

Kuo Says Apple AR Headset Will Be Announced January 2023

Apple ARPhoto: Ryan Anson/AFP (fake images) Apple’s mixed reality headset will “likely be announced” in January 2023, according to trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a state of the virtual reality industry blog posted in the middleKuo predicts that Apple’s entry into the space will be a catalyst for the growth of virtual and augmented reality, …

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This Optical Mic Can Record Multiple Instruments Separately

This Optical Mic Can Record Multiple Instruments Separately

Although the sensitivity and performance of the microphones has improved a lot as Alexander Graham Bell first patented them, they still have a big drawback that the researchers of carnegie mellon university may have finally overcome by using a pair of ordinary video cameras. Put a microphone in a room with a group of musicians, …

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Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Businesses can now choose to self-identify on Google Maps.Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack (access point) Google has introduced a new tag in Maps and Search that allows businesses to identify themselves as LGBTQ+, adding to a series of labels already on Google Maps that are meant to help people locate and support local businesses. It also …

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How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (fake images) Eventually, Google and other big tech companies want dispense with passwords completely, but until that day comes, a Google Password Manager feature called on-device encryption might be your best bet for protecting your precious codes. Although quietly came out before this springas you can now easily access Google Password Manager …

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