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Android 12 preview: first look at Google’s radical new design

Google is announcing the latest beta for Android 12 today at Google I/O. It has an entirely new design based on a system called “Material You,” featuring big, bubbly buttons, shifting colors, and smoother animations. It is “the biggest design change in Android’s history,” according to Sameer Samat, VP of product management, Android and Google Play. That might be a bit of hyperbole, especially considering how many design iterations Android has seen over the past decade, but it’s justified. Android 12 exudes confidence in its design, unafraid to make everything much larger and a little more playful. Every big design change can be polarizing, and I expect Android users who prefer information density in their UI may find it a little off-putting. But in just a few days, it has already gr...
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Google Maps becomes more complete and more dynamic

Like Google I / O, Google Maps and Live View have had their share of announcements. More detailed maps, dynamic information, live view ... there are many new features. On the occasion of Google I / O, the Mountain View firm returned to a number of its services, starting with Workspace, the online work ecosystem made up of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. . Google Maps, the world's most famous mapping software, also got its new features. Ride safely The first novelty of Google Maps was announced at the opening of the conference by Sundar Pichai himself. This is Safer Routing, a new option based on road conditions, weather and traffic density to find the path with the fewest sudden stops. Braking is known to be...
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“Nothing is more important than your privacy”

Google gives users a little more control over their private data in its ecosystem, from Google Search, Maps, etc. Google is often seen as the enemy of privacy. It must be said that its economic model is entirely based on it. Almost all of its services are free, funded by the use of user data, starting with navigation data. In view of the many criticisms in this regard, Google wished to reassure during the I / O by specifying that no particularly private data (content of emails, conversations, photos, health data, etc.) could not be subject to '' any sharing with its partners or use to personalize advertisements. Also, Google wanted to focus on data security and confidentiality. And since it starts with having ...
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Google reinvents the chatbot with LaMDA and it’s a bit scary

Google unveiled a new computer chat model, LaMDA, capable of masquerading as a paper plane Google's LaMDA discussion platform // Gamesdone: Google This Tuesday, Google launched the 2021 edition of its Google I / O conference. At the opening of its convention, the firm unveiled a new feature supposed to demonstrate the advances in the comprehension of oral text: LaMDA. Acronym for “Language Model for Dialogue Applications”, LaMDA is an open platform for other entities. The idea is to program chatbots pretending to be a company, an object, a person or other. During its conference, Google illustrated the service with the help of two conversations, one with Pluto and the other with a paper plane. ...
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Google takes inspiration from Notion to transform Google Docs and Sheets

Google's workspace improves to improve productivity and collaboration within Google Docs, Google Sheets and other brand tools. Enough to catch up on Notion. Google Docs and Google Sheets were launched 15 years ago and have revolutionized collaborative online working. In this period of pandemic which has reinforced remote working, other more complete tools have come to complete this range, starting with Notion, particularly suited to project management, pushing Google to reinvent itself. On the occasion of Google I / O 2021, the Mountain View firm has just unveiled Smart Canvas, improvements to Google Docs and Google Sheets bringing more flexibility and interactivity to online files. Smart Canvas, the new layer ...
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Google Workspace turns to ‘smart chips’ to weave Docs, Tasks, and Meet together

Google is launching a slate of new features for its Workspace productivity suite today, starting with new “smart chips” that connect Google Docs to other products. Just like you can tag people with an @ symbol, starting today, you can use it to specialize links inside docs that hook up other files or meetings. They’re part of what Google is calling the “smart canvas,” a new initiative that promises to increase the cadence of product improvements for Workspace. The idea behind the smart canvas is similar to workplace productivity suite dreams that reach as far back as OpenDoc in the ’90s: having smaller bits of information like charts, text, and images become more modular and interconnected. It’s not dissimilar to Microsoft’s Fluid Office document project, which launched last year. U...
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The 5G version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is available, but where to buy it?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 was entitled to a Pro model, then here is its version compatible with the 5G network. This new version of the Chinese smartphone with good value for money is now available from French e-merchants. Find the list of offers below. Xiaomi continues to flood the smartphone market, but this time with a new 5G compatible benchmark. This Redmi Note 10 is therefore the second in the range - after the 9T - to offer compatibility with the ultra-fast mobile network for a very affordable price compared to the competition.Where to buy it? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G is available from 229 euros for the model with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM. Count 40 euros more to double the internal memory....
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Already the first clues on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 2021

Apple plans to accelerate the replacement of Intel chips in its products with in-house designs. The next Mac Pro could carry a processor with up to 40 cores. Apple MacBook Pro M1 // Gamesdone: Arnaud Gelineau for Frandroid Apple is reportedly preparing the release of several new Macs, both laptop and desktop, with faster processors, new designs and improved connectivity. We already knew the future MacBook Pros affected by a possible M2 chip, but models intended for the general public such as the MacBook Air and desktop models - such as the Mac Pro -, the iMac and the Mac mini, would also be on the way. 'be reworked according to sources cited by Bloomberg. Apple's goal is clear: to accelerate its effort to replace...
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these Hi-Res certified headphones are 34% off on Amazon

Even if today's Bluetooth headphones are of very good quality, audiophiles demand that they be able to get the most out of their sounds, even if it means sacrificing wireless connectivity. This is what the Philips Fidelio X3 offers, which is now on sale on Amazon at 229.98 euros instead of the usual 349.99 euros. Less known in the field of premium consumer headphones than its competitors like Sony, Sennheiser or Bose, the Dutch giant Philips is no small player in the world of sound. Via its Philips Audio label, the brand offers a multitude of devices ranging from Hi-Fi systems to radio and wireless headphones. One of its flagship products, the Philips Fidelio X3 is not a wireless headset, where the essential ...
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On sale, the Tile Mate becomes half the price of an Apple AirTag

Tile is currently the leader in object locators, but the arrival of new entrants in the market is forcing it to reduce its prices. The Mate model - the most popular of all - then goes from 24.99 euros to only 17.99 euros on Amazon. Since Samsung launched its SmartTag and Apple its AirTag, there has been a strong resurgence of interest in this technology, which allows you to find lost items. However, Tile has been offering an almost identical solution since 2015 with its Mate, a small Bluetooth tracker to hang on your keys or your handbag, for example. Faced with competition, the Californian company decides to lower prices so that its flagship product becomes half the price of the others.The Tile Mate in bri...