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Google patent hints at future AI-powered baby monitor

Google patent hints at future AI-powered baby monitor

A Google patent application published on Friday details a baby monitor powered by artificial intelligence, enabling it to monitor a baby for signs of activity in order to alert parents over WiFi. The patent details technology that monitors a baby's eyes, among other things, not just detecting movement and audio, but rather intelligently understanding it in order to determine whether it's time to check on the infant.

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Pixel 4’s Google Assistant could save us from on-hold hell

Pixel 4’s Google Assistant could save us from on-hold hell

The upcoming Google Pixel 4 will pack a useful feature for people who often find themselves waiting on hold, a new report claims. The alleged exclusive feature will allow Pixel 4 owners to notify Google Assistant when they're put on holding, enabling the personal assistant to take over the call. When a human returns to the line, Google Assistant will step in to make sure everything resumes smoothly.

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Tile makes it easier to find lost devices with Google Assistant

Tile makes it easier to find lost devices with Google Assistant

Ahead of Apple's anticipated launch of a new tracking device comes an announcement from Tile, the company that popularized tracking tags: it has updated its Google Assistant integration, enabling users of the assistant to directly find their lost Tile-tagged devices. The feature will be handy for those who are trying to find lost devices at home.

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Google bans ad sales for unproven medical treatments

Google bans ad sales for unproven medical treatments

Google announced a new Google Ads Policy that targets unproven or experimental medical techniques. Google Ads revealed a new Healthcare and medicines policy that prohibits the advertising of "unproven or experimental medical techniques such as most stem cell therapy, cellular (non-stem) therapy, and gene therapy."

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Google Pixel 4 camera features leaked: Night Sight expands

Google Pixel 4 camera features leaked: Night Sight expands

We're quite close to the launch of the Google Pixel 4 and, in all likelihood, the Google Pixel 4 XL. Today a leak suggested that the device's cameras would be improved. This improvement in camera power isn't in and of itself a newsworthy piece of info, but the features that appeared in the leak give us a bit of insight into Google's future vision for an ideal smartphone camera setup.

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Apple just accused Google of iPhone security fake news [Update]

Apple just accused Google of iPhone security fake news [Update]

Apple has pushed back at Google's big iOS security disclosure last week, accusing the company of stoking fears about potential iPhone hacks when the reality was something very different. Google's Project Zero team revealed it had discovered a number of exploits in the wild that took advantage of loopholes in iOS security, and claiming that they had been active across several generations of the iPhone and iPad software.

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Pokemon GO updates with new types of Turtwig

Pokemon GO updates with new types of Turtwig

There's a new Pokemon GO update and the tiny green creature called Turtwig is the star of the party. Turtwig Community Day will take place on September 15th, there's a glitch in the game which shows a secret Turtwig, and Turtwig is one of several new Pokemon in the Shadow Pokemon crew. That crew will launch with the latest Team GO Rocket update (aka Pokemon GO Team Rocket Shadow Pokemon update) this month.

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Huawei P30 Pro gets makeover to shortcut Trump’s Android ban

Huawei P30 Pro gets makeover to shortcut Trump’s Android ban

The Huawei P30 Pro is not a new device - but you might be forgiven for thinking it was, reading news today. This device was re-introduced, in a way, to audiences last night at IFA 2019, a technology conference at which Huawei took an already-successful, already-released device and showed it off with a pair of new colors: Misty Lavender and Mystic Blue. Doing this allows Huawei to ship a "new" phone with Android 10, Google's newest operating system update, while their actual new device, Huawei Mate 30, cannot be launched with official Google certification.

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Google Assistant Ambient Mode turns some phones, tablets into Smart Displays

Google Assistant Ambient Mode turns some phones, tablets into Smart Displays

There has been no shortage of new Android devices, both phones and tablets, announced head of the formal start of IFA 2019. Some are, of course, more notable than others but seems that there is some underlying similarity between some of those. Almost as if in passing, Google has announced the presence of a new mode for Google Assistant that will turn these new Lenovo tablets and Nokia phones into smart displays when charging.

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Lenovo Smart Tab M8, Yoga Smart Tab and Smart Display 7 pack Google Assistant

Lenovo Smart Tab M8, Yoga Smart Tab and Smart Display 7 pack Google Assistant

Smart speakers are great, but smart displays have more to offer, giving users access to the best of personal assistants combined with video calls, web browsing, viewing images, and more. Lenovo is back with three new smart display options, one with the expected flat-surface form factor, the other two featuring a traditional tablet design with unique twists.

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New Galaxy Fold US launch delay leaving some foldable fans furious [UPDATE]

New Galaxy Fold US launch delay leaving some foldable fans furious [UPDATE]

Today Samsung delayed the release date of the Galaxy Fold, again. They did this by emailing pre-order customers with a special "token of appreciation" and a cancellation of their existing pre-order status. These users were given $250 credit redeemable for anything at Samsung.com, but in return were left, in some cases, quite displeased with Samsung's handling of the situation.

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Google Pixel 4 phone release leaks in video, 4a not long behind

Google Pixel 4 phone release leaks in video, 4a not long behind

This morning the Google Pixel 4 was shown from all angles before Google's official release date (or indeed reveal date) for said device. This is one of two devices - there'll be a Google Pixel 4 and a Google Pixel 4 XL, both of which will likely be revealed in October (or late September) of 2019. This leak included views of the device from all sides and a peek at software.

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