Reddit Signs AI Content Licensing Deal With Google; Said to Be Worth $60 Million a Year

Reddit Signs AI Content Licensing Deal With Google; Said to Be Worth $60 Million a Year

Social media platform Reddit has struck a deal with Google to make its content available for training the search engine giant’s artificial intelligence models, three people familiar with the matter said. The contract with Alphabet-owned Google is worth about $60 million (roughly Rs. 497 crore) per year, according to one of…

Gboard Tests ‘Scan Text’ Feature to Insert Text from Captured Images: How it Works

Gboard Tests ‘Scan Text’ Feature to Insert Text from Captured Images: How it Works

Gboard — Google’s keyboard app for smartphones — is picking up a useful new feature that will make it easier for you to insert text, using your smartphone’s camera. The latest version of the keyboard app adds support for a new “Scan Text” mode that uses optical character recognition (OCR)…

Google Pay to Roll Out SoundPod With Audio Alerts to Merchants in India After Year-Long Pilot

Google Pay to Roll Out SoundPod With Audio Alerts to Merchants in India After Year-Long Pilot

Google is rolling out the SoundPod — the company’s wireless speaker that can verify payments received over the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) instant payment system — to small merchants in India, the company announced on Thursday. The company started testing the device as part of a limited trial last year and…

Android 15 Could Offer a Boost to Two-Factor Authentication Security to Keep User Data Safe: Report

Android 15 Could Offer a Boost to Two-Factor Authentication Security to Keep User Data Safe: Report

Android 15 is still under development, but on Friday, February 16, Google released the first Developer Preview of the upcoming operating system. The tech giant said that the new Android software will largely focus on security, and a new report claims to have found three new ways it will make…

Android 15 Developer Preview 1 Released By Google: All You Need to Know

Android 15 Developer Preview 1 Released By Google: All You Need to Know

Android 15 is currently in development and Google on Friday released the first Android 15 Developer Preview to give software developers and companies an idea of what to expect from the next version of its open source mobile operating system. According to Google, Android 15 will improve device security while…

Google, Meta, OpenAI and More Firms Sign Tech Accord to Fight AI Election Interference Globally

Google, Meta, OpenAI and More Firms Sign Tech Accord to Fight AI Election Interference Globally

A group of 20 tech companies announced on Friday they have agreed to work together to prevent deceptive artificial-intelligence content from interfering with elections across the globe this year. The rapid growth of generative artificial intelligence (AI), which can create text, images and video in seconds in response to prompts,…

Google Unveils Gemini 1.5, Meta Introduces Predictive Visual Machine Learning Model V-JEPA

Google Unveils Gemini 1.5, Meta Introduces Predictive Visual Machine Learning Model V-JEPA

Google and Meta made notable artificial intelligence (AI) announcements on Thursday, unveiling new models with significant advancements. The search giant unveiled Gemini 1.5, an updated AI model that comes with long-context understanding across different modalities. Meanwhile, Meta announced the release of its Video Joint Embedding Predictive Architecture (V-JEPA) model, a…

Google Gemini App on Android, Gemini Toggle on iOS Rolling Out in India and Other Countries

Google Gemini App on Android, Gemini Toggle on iOS Rolling Out in India and Other Countries

Google has started rolling out its Gemini app on Android to users in India. While there’s no dedicated app on iOS, iPhone owners will be able to see a toggle on the top of the Google app, allowing them to enable and utlise the features of the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered…

Android Safe Browsing Feature Rolled Out by Google With Live Threat Protection: How it Works

Android Safe Browsing Feature Rolled Out by Google With Live Threat Protection: How it Works

Google is introducing a new security feature for Android smartphones designed to keep users safe from malicious links while using apps on their handsets. The ‘Android Safe Browsing‘ feature supports third-party apps and will alert users when they access harmful links or websites, according to Android expert Mishaal Rahman. The…

Android 15 Developer Preview for Google Pixel Smartphones Said to Arrive on February 15

Android 15 Developer Preview for Google Pixel Smartphones Said to Arrive on February 15

Android 15 could make its first appearance this week. According to a comment made on a post on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the Android 15 Developer preview is likely to be scheduled for Thursday. The comment also revealed that the next generation of Google’s operating system (OS) for…