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Google says your Chrome tabs will soon load up to 10 percent faster

Google is improving the performance of tabs in Chrome, according to a new blog post, and the changes could lead to speed gains of up to 10 percent. “When you’re checking off one task after another from your to-do list, waiting even a few seconds while your tabs load can slow you down,” Google’s Alex Ainslie wrote.

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Google is re-adding a Calendar app to Android Auto

Google is releasing a new update to Android Auto that allows the car software to regain some of its smarts. This includes bringing back the Calendar app, which allows you to view information on your next appointment and get driving directions if you’d added a location to the calendar entry.

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Google Stadia tests 4G and 5G game streaming

You can now play games on Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service on your Android phone over 4G and 5G connections, though you have to opt in to an experiment Google announced today.

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Google Messages now lets you reply with emoji reactions

Google is adding a number of new features to its Messages app for Android, including the ability to reply to messages with emoji reactions, something that’s long been available in other messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and iOS’s built-in Messages app. The feature was first spotted in testing in May, but Google has now officially rolled it out as part of the latest version of its Messages app.

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Google Meet adds new zoombombing protections for online classes

Google is turning on new security features in its Google Meet video chat service for meetings held by education subscribers, the company has announced. The changes, which are due to go into effect over the next 15 days, will mean that anonymous users won’t be able to join meetings organized by G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education subscribers. An anonymous user is anyone not signed into a Google account, the company says.

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Google confirms new Nest smart speaker with official photo and video

Google has responded to the inadvertent reveal of a new Nest smart speaker through regulatory filings by, well, confirming its existence. The company just sent The Verge an official photo of the device, referring to it only as “what the Nest team is working on from home.”

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Google acknowledges Pixel Buds connectivity issues, promises fix

A Google employee has acknowledged the issues some users are having with their Pixel Buds, 9to5Google reports. “I just wanted to let all of you know that we’ve heard you,” the Googler wrote on the company’s support forums, “our team will be rolling out software updates in the coming weeks to improve Bluetooth stability and connectivity.

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Google will tell you when it thinks its search results aren’t good

Google is adding a new feature to search today that will let you know when it thinks the search results it’s offering aren’t that good.

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Menufy Integrates Food Ordering with Google

Menufy, a restaurant e-commerce provider, announced customers can now place online and mobile food orders with Google Search, Maps, and Google Assistant.

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Google joins Digital Entertainment Group Europe

The Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) has announced the addition of Google to its membership with immediate effect. Supplying a catalogue of movies and TV shows across its Google Play and YouTube platforms

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