Why is the world’s biggest advertising company building an ad blocker?
Google recently announced plans to roll out an ad blocker integrated into its Chrome web browser, due for release sometime in early 2018. Google says that it won’t block all ads, but will instead target those deemed ‘annoying’ as defined by the Coalition for Better Ads, which include pop-ups, ads that auto-play sound, ads that force users to sit through a countdown before loading the desired page, and a few more.
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Google I/O 2021
Google’s annual developer conference around everything the company does. While a lot of the technologies announced just fade into the background of what makes every Google service work, and therefore too boring for the everyman to read about, here are the top three that we’d love to see become reality.
XIAOMI MI 11 - THE AFFORDABLE FLAGSHIP
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has all the core features of what Xiaomi wants to offer in a 2021 flagship, without some of its over-the-top features from the Mi 11 Ultra. For instance, Mi 11 doesn’t have the secondary AMOLED display, multi-point direct ToF laser focusing, or IP-rated water resistance, all of which is available on the Mi 11 Ultra.
RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE
A CARNIVAL OF HORRORS
NIER REPLICANT VER1.22474487139…
POST APOCALYPSE GONE MILD
From CPU To XPU
WE WANT TO HELP CUSTOMERS CAPITALISE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CLOUD, AI, 5G, AS WELL AS THE INTELLIGENT AND AUTONOMOUS EDGE.
Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey
A Surprisingly Complex Apocalypse
Apple 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2021) - Ridiculously Powerful
M1 was Apple’s first custom processor, and never in my years of writing about notebooks have I seen a processor that’s so powerful and efficient. In my review, I said it rewrote the notebook rulebook. So what did Apple do next? Naturally, it took the M1 chip and put it in the iPad Pro.
No Rest For The Wicked
With not one, not two, but three Diablo games in the pipeline and well on their way to release, I don’t think I can stress this enough: it’s a fantastic time to be a fan of Blizzard’s beloved dungeon-crawler franchise. On our end, we’ve already thrown a few punches at both Immortal and D2R’s Technical Alpha sessions, and so far, we’re quite satisfied with what they’ve got on the menu.
A Relaxing Thrill Ride
Monster Hunter: Rise
Leading The Charge For 2021 Gaming Notebooks
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533)
Why did Apple's original Hom fail? Let's count the reasons
Apple’s first smart speaker just met a surprising end, but it was one we could see coming
4 great ways to make working from home easier
We’re all about simplifying life, right down to the basic day-to-day tasks–and these products will up your work-from-home game.
GOOGLE SIGNS DEAL WITH WNBA TO HELP CHAMPION WOMEN'S SPORTS
The WNBA signed a multi-year deal with Google this week to be the presenting partner for the league’s playoffs, part of the technology giant’s efforts to help champion women’s sports.
DUTCH GOVERNMENT PAUSES CORONAVIRUS APP OVER DATA LEAK FEARS
The Dutch government has temporarily disabled its coronavirus warning app amid data privacy concerns for people who have the app installed on phones using the Android operating system.
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen): Now With Sleep Tracking
The original Nest Hub was a perfectly capable smart display, but as Google’s only model, it felt a bit lacking compared with Amazon’s Alexa-powered lineup.
10 Simple Ways to Make Better To-Do Lists
How effective is your to-do list? Does it help you plan your day and nudge you to prioritize the right tasks? Or is it a never-ending inventory of tasks you feel guilty for not having done yet, and now you’re not going to do any of them? A good to-do list should serve you. You should not be at its mercy.
Marshall Uxbridge Voice
A stylish and powerful compact speaker
6 apps that take you to a VR world
Grab a headset and jump into virtual reality
AI has a Big Tech Problem
A handful of companies dominates not only how artifical intelligence is developed but critiqued. It's time for that to change
GOOGLE EARTH ADDS TIME LAPSE VIDEO TO DEPICT CLIMATE CHANGE
The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world.