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Google Doodle Bach tribute is its first ever AI experience

Google Doodle Bach tribute is its first ever AI experience

Ever dreamed of creating a musical masterpiece that would be remembered for centuries but don't even know how to play an instrument? While not everyone can be like the famed Johann Sebastian Bach, we thankfully now have technology that can turn even the most random of notes into a melody that may be worthy of an orchestra performance. At least if you use Google's upcoming Doodle tribute to Bach, which not only marks the musician's 334th birthday but is also its first ever AI-powered interactive experience.

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This may be the Galaxy Note 10 in specs

This may be the Galaxy Note 10 in specs

Today we're going over a set of leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specifications that might've just spilled the beans. We're still reeling from the release of the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, not to mention the Galaxy S10E - but it's time to start talking about the Galaxy Note 10 immediately. If Samsung one-ups its competitors, like Apple's iPhone XS Max and the Huawei P30 Pro, it'll be high time the display size changed in the Galaxy Note 10, and its innards to boot.

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Google Stadia is only good news for Project xCloud, Microsoft insists

Google Stadia is only good news for Project xCloud, Microsoft insists

Yesterday, Google made a pretty big splash by announcing an extensive cloud gaming initiative known as Google Stadia. It was an announcement we knew was coming thanks to last year's test of Project Stream, but the service that Google announced yesterday certainly seems to take things one step further by integrating YouTube and Google Assistant in clever ways. Microsoft, of course, has been working on a game streaming platform of its own for a number of years, and Xbox chief Phil Spencer seems to welcome having Google as a competitor in the space.

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Pixel 3a, 3a XL details: what to expect from Google’s mid-range

Pixel 3a, 3a XL details: what to expect from Google’s mid-range

The Pixel 4 is already generating some discussion thanks to some unofficial renders but Google still has one last hurrah to give before it closes the Pixel 3 chapter. Yes, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, formerly Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL, have yet to break cover but that might not be long now. And when they do, there might not be much left in the way of unexpected features thanks to a few key details that have leaked about this mid-range phones.

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Android to ask European users their preferred browser, search app

Android to ask European users their preferred browser, search app

While it remains mostly unchallenged in the US, Google has been facing tough opposition in Europe. It has fought and lost not a few legal battles with the European Commission, forcing it to change many of its practices and business strategies just for that region. Those changes aren't done yet and the latest might be more of a nuisance rather than an inconvenience. Without going into much detail, Google says that Android users in Europe will be asked which browse and search app they'd like to use, even if the majority of them will probably answer "Google" anyway.

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Google sent Stadia development kits to more than 100 game studios

Google sent Stadia development kits to more than 100 game studios

Google took the wraps off its anticipated video game streaming platform today, unveiling Stadia at the Game Developers Conference. The company has laid out the details for both future players and developers, stating that it will be working on building games exclusively for its new platform via its new Stadia Games and Entertainment division. The company has already started working with third-party developers, as well, and has sent out dozens of development kits.

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Stadia Crowd Play and State Share take streaming to new dimension

Stadia Crowd Play and State Share take streaming to new dimension

With Google Stadia, cloud gaming is about to get a lot more interactive - especially on the streaming front. Users will be able to stream gameplay in the Stadia platform (in a web browser), and can use Crowd Play and State Share to invite viewers in to play, too. With Crowd Play, it's about joining in live, with State Share, it's about a challenge. All of this was announced with the promise that Stadia would work on desktop and mobile platforms alike.

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Google Stadia’s secret sauce: No cheating, no hacking

Google Stadia’s secret sauce: No cheating, no hacking

Google Stadia is a streaming game platform that works cross-platform by hosting games on Google's servers and streaming to devices of many sorts. Users will be able to play with ease and without needing to worry about toxic players, cheaters, and/or hackers. Using new technology that takes advantage of machine learning, Google will monitor gamers and make certain they're not cheating or acting like a total jerk.

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Google Stadia gets its very own WiFi-connected controller

Google Stadia gets its very own WiFi-connected controller

Now that Google Stadia is out in the open, the question of control comes to mind. When you're playing on a PC, controlling games through Stadia should be pretty straightforward, as you'll simply use your computer's mouse and keyboard. What about when you want to play on a tablet, phone, or TV? For that, Google has created a controller specifically for Stadia.

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Google Stadia explained: Cloud as console

Google Stadia explained: Cloud as console

The Google Stadia announcement showed a unique sort of gaming platform where gamers, developers, and streamers (and streaming viewers) are combined. Their wants and needs are all in the mix, and YouTube is also onboard. This is streaming high fidelity AAA games to any Chrome web browser instance, even with low latency. This is the continuation of Project Stream, and the first in a large Google gaming initiative.

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Inbox by Gmail going away: Plus Google’s other app closing concurrently

Inbox by Gmail going away: Plus Google’s other app closing concurrently

Inbox is going away. The folks at Google responsible for Inbox by Gmail are likely just as bummed about their work's fate as those that made Google Plus. That's the social network Google made, and the Gmail suite of services - a new interface for the email service - that's proved itself less-than-necessary. Google started notifying users via Gmail and Inbox (inside of which there is Gmail) that Inbox is going away on April 2nd.

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Pixel 4 renders surface and the reactions are amusing

Pixel 4 renders surface and the reactions are amusing

Forget the Pixel 3a and 3a Lite. OK, maybe don't forget them if you're still looking for a budget Pixel phone. Google's unusual mid-range phones are still nowhere to be seen but that's not stopping some from speculating about the next premium models. Some sketches of the alleged Pixel 4 recently came out and some claim them to be the real deal. Unsurprisingly, someone made beautiful 3D renders out of those and Netizens' reactions are probably not what you'd expect.

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