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NYPD files cease-and-desist against traffic app, Waze for identifying DWI checkpoints

After rolling out a feature on Google Maps and Waze to warn users of upcoming police speed traps and DWI checkpoints, Google has run afoul of the NYPD, who have sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding the features be removed. "The NYPD has become aware that the Waze Mobile application...currently...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:18pm

Is Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone still acting?

Just in time for the holidays, Google together with Macaulay Culkin gave Home Alone fans the best Christmas gift of all. The 38-year-old actor teamed up with Google to recreate the iconic scenes from the Christmas classic almost three decades after the film’s release. The new scenes are...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:48pm

Google planning $1B expansion in Hudson Square, is NYC ready?

Less than a month after Amazon announced it would establish part of its HQ2 in Queens, Google announced on Monday that it’s expanding in New York City, painting a picture of a tech future for the five boroughs. But is the city ready to handle two tech giants? Google will create a more-than 1...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:52pm

How to play Google's hidden-text adventure game

There’s a Google hidden game that will allow users to go on a secret text adventure the next time you open Google.com in Chrome. On occasion, the search engine company creates several Easter eggs, games, Doodles and other secret features that keeps its users engaged and entertained. The...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:27pm

Google Maps commute wants to make your trip to work a lot easier

Did you know that most people spend more than an hour traveling to and from work each day, which adds up to the equivalent of a two-week vacation? While that time spent traveling sadly won’t earn you any actual time off, a new Google Maps commute feature aims to make your journey a whole lot...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:42pm

Explore the Google garage, see these Google Easter eggs for the search engine's 20th Birthday

Google Search is pretty ingrained in our lives, and with all the information on the internet available a few keystrokes and a click away, it’s hard to believe there was a time before the useful internet tool. September 27 marks Google's 20th birthday, and in honor of that the company...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:39pm

Google still tracks you even when you switch off your Location History setting

When you turn off Google Location History with the thoughts of fortifying your privacy settings or using less of your data, Google can still track where you’re going, according to a new report.  The Associated Press published an investigation and discovered that many of  Google...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:45pm

New Google app allows users to save plane tickets and pay friends

Google Pay has always allowed you to make easy payments in stores or online by using your phone that is connected to your bank account, but now the company will allow you to save concert tickets and boarding passes and pay friends using the Google Pay app. Google announced major changes to its...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:56pm

Google Chrome bug allows scammers to send fake tech support pop-up messages

A Google Chrome bug is allowing is causing a fake pop up message to appear urging users to contact a fake tech support company and pay to fix a computer problem that doesn’t exist. The tech support scam first appeared earlier this year and was spotted by ant-malware company Malwarebytes in...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:40pm

Queens 3rd grader wins statewide Google Doodle contest

A third grader from Queens has won a statewide Google Doodle contest with her artwork based on the competition’s “What inspires me” prompt, Google announced Friday. Aspiring doctor Chloe Chan of PS 188Q Kingsbury in Flushing won Google hardware for her winning artwork entitled...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:32am

Delivery comes to parks and beaches. But is convenience good?

DNCE’s request for Cake By the Ocean may be a metaphor, but we now live in a world where you can get pizza on the beach — or the park, or a random street corner. Domino’s has expanded its delivery service to basically anywhere. The new Hotspots program, which launched this week...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5:18pm

How to make sure Google doesn't save your browsing and search data

The recent Facebook scandal has many people concerned about how social networks use personal data and how search history data is collected and stored in web browsers. There are several ways you can begin taking control of your online personal information. One way is to make adjustments to your...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 3:35pm

Attention Gmail users: your emails might 'self-destruct' soon

Word spread this week that Google is working on a new version of Gmail for the web. This improved design includes the addition of features that are already available in the Gmail Inbox app, such as "snooze" (which lets you temporarily hold off certain emails until you’re ready to...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:20pm

Here’s how to play ‘Where’s Waldo’ game on Google Maps

For this week, you can test your eye by trying to find Waldo on Google Maps. Last month, month Google let users navigate Google Maps using Mario Kart to honor Mario Day, which was on March 10. Now, you can open up Google Maps and find Waldo from the popular puzzle book Where’s Waldo. Google...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:52pm

There's still time to activate fun Mario feature in Google Maps app

There’s still time to use Mario Kart on the Google Maps app, but you better act fast. Earlier this week Google announced there is a secret Mario Kart game you can play on their Google Maps App in honor of Mar. 10 or National Mario Day. National Mario day is a gamer holiday recognized each...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:49pm

Is fake news about to get way worse thanks to Google?

Google is testing an app dedicated to hyperlocal "citizen journalism," which some analysts say will only worsen the epidemic of fake news. The app, called Google Bulletin, is being tested in Oakland and Nashville, and allows anyone to publish news stories, photos and videos. Once...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:48pm

Glassdoor lists the top places to work in 2018

Employment-centric startup Glassdoor just released their list of the top 100 Best Places to Work in 2018. Some of the usual suspects were included, but there are some companies that made the top spots that may surprise you. Including a certain drool worthy fast-food burger chain. The list honors...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:31pm

How to check if Google is secretly recording (and saving) your voice

Is Google secretly recording everything you say? As smart home devices equipped with artificial intelligence increase in popularity and we become more reliant on the soothing sound of a computer-generated voice letting us know whether or not it’s going to rain, Google could be listening to...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:16am

Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

 Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. Google said it would take a tougher position on videos containing supremacist or inflammatory religious content...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

New grant from Google aims to preserve Stonewall Inn stories

On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer announced that a project to document the stories of the 1969 Stonewall Inn uprising will receive a $1 million grant from Google to help preserve the historical legacy of the legendary Christopher Street location, ABC7 reported. The bar is widely regarded as...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 9:48pm