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google/nixery

google/nixery

Nixery is a Docker-compatible container registry that is capable of transparently building and serving container images using Nix. Images are built on-demand based on the image name. Every package that the user intends to include in the image is specified as a path component of the image name. The path components refer to top-level keys…
Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature

Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature

Cloud Storage — It's coming to G Suite in beta first, but may reach more users at a later date. Samuel Axon - Aug 16, 2019 11:10 pm UTC Enlarge / Google offers a suite of cloud collaboration services, but Drive is at the heart of it all.GoogleSoon, Google will add one of the most…
Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS

Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS

Google publicly disclosed its acquisition of homework helper app Socratic in an announcement this week, detailing the added support for the company’s A.I. technology and its relaunch on iOS. The acquisition apparently flew under the radar — Google says it bought the app last year. According to one founder’s LinkedIn update, that was in March…
Google Books adds new experimental features that you can test right now

Google Books adds new experimental features that you can test right now

You can now opt-in to test experimental Google Books features on the web, allowing you to try out new features while they’re still under development and yet to be widely released. You can opt into the new features by going to play.google.com/books and clicking the settings cog on the top right of the screen. Within…
Google Stadia Connect: how to watch the livestream event on August 19

Google Stadia Connect: how to watch the livestream event on August 19

How To Google Stadia Connect: how to watch the livestream event on August 19 By Gerald Lynch How To  Expect games galore during the August 19 Google Stadia Connect livestream Google Stadia is a promising game streaming service, and is just as hotly-anticipated as the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett in our eyes. Thanks to…
Google is bringing a portrait mode to Chrome OS for some reason – Android Authority

Google is bringing a portrait mode to Chrome OS for some reason – Android...

Google Blog Portrait mode has been a fixture on smartphones since Apple popularized the feature back in 2016, making its way to virtually every phone under the sun since then. Now, Google has decided to offer the feature on Chrome OS devices as well.“Portrait mode is now available on Google Pixel Slate and we are…
Google Warns Developers that All New Android Apps Require Three Days for Approval

Google Warns Developers that All New Android Apps Require Three Days for Approval

In conversation with Google Play Store developer support today, they confirmed to me that all new Android apps now require at least three days for approval. When releasing today’s newest game, Psy High 2: High Summer, our app was greeted with a warning banner, saying, “To help better protect our users, we’ll take more time…
The Google Assistant now lets you annoy your family members with assignable reminders

The Google Assistant now lets you annoy your family members with assignable reminders

Do you sometimes have to nag your significant other to take out the trash on Monday night? Now, you can do so in a more passive-aggressive way by sending them a reminder through the Google Assistant instead of in person. “Hey Google, remind Alex to take out the trash at 8pm,” is all it takes.…
Google Assistant takes on the sticky note with assignable reminders – Engadget

Google Assistant takes on the sticky note with assignable reminders – Engadget

To do so, you can just ask Assistant to assign a reminder to someone. The command would go something like this: "Hey Google, remind George to pick up the dry cleaning at 4 p.m." After that, you'll get a confirmation that the task was sent, and George will get a notification that you've set him…
Google Assistant will let you send reminders to friends and family

Google Assistant will let you send reminders to friends and family

Google is adding a new feature to its Assistant that will let you assign reminders to other people, so long as that person is part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users. The feature is designed mostly for families — it will function via the Family Group feature — so that a parent…
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter’s Major Design Overhaul

On Monday, Twitter began rolling out its first desktop redesign in seven years. It was a mostly aesthetic makeover, with changes like a new layout, dark mode, and a more prominent search bar. As with anything Twitter, the reaction has been polarizing, with many users criticizing the platform for not doing enough to address its…

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