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How to Add a Missing Place to Google Maps

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There’s no denying that Google Maps is a phenomenal mapping service, but it’s not perfect. Every so often you may discover a place that’s not on Google Maps. You can help improve the service by adding it yourself.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/718113/how-to-add-a-missing-place-to-google-maps/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

Google’s New Nest Hub Tracks Your Sleep From Your Nightstand, No Wearables Required

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Google hasn’t updated its smart display, the Google Home Hub, in more than two years, but today the company announced a brand new Nest Hub. While the updated version may look identical to its predecessor, Google makes up for it a fresh feature: the ability to track your sleep without requiring you to strap a band to…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/googles-new-nest-hub-tracks-your-sleep-from-your-nights-1846389994
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Liszewski

Google Celebrates Pi Day With a Cute Calculator Easter Egg

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Happy Pi Day, fellow nerds! The yearly celebration of the mathematical constant π or pi, aka the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (and here I thought I’d never get a chance to use 9th-grade geometry in real life!). It falls on March 14 because pi written out numerically is 3.14… and then goes on…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/google-celebrates-pi-day-with-a-cute-calculator-easter-1846474120
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Alyse Stanley

How to Download Google Fonts to Your Computer

Alphabets.jpg Google Fonts presents a free way to enrich your textual output, from web content to articles and ebooks. With this guide, you will be able to download and install Google Fonts, making differently-styled letters key in your digital toolset to make text more readable. From the Star Wars intro scene to gothic prose, fonts relay the tone of your text and to which audience they are catering to. What Are Google Fonts? Thanks to digital technology, there are more font types now than have ever existed in the entire history prior to the industrial revolution. With a quick… Read more14351025.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rahul Nambiampurath

How to Change Google Maps’ Scale from Miles to Kilometers

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When you zoom in and out of Google Maps, the scale of the map changes. You can view the current scale in a ruler bar showing either miles or kilometers, although you can switch between units. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/714710/how-to-change-google-maps-scale-from-miles-to-kilometers/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Ben Stockton

How to Find Your Family and Friends Using Google Maps

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Google Maps can give you peace of mind when it comes to your loved ones. Whether it’s a school-aged child or an elderly family member, you can use Google Maps to find your family or friends’ locations.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710447/how-to-find-your-family-and-friends-using-google-maps/
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How to Use a Voice Assistant Without It “Always Listening”

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Voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are a convenient way to control smart home devices, set timers, hear the weather, and perform other common tasks. But, if you don’t like the “always listening” part, you can avoid it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/715818/how-to-use-a-voice-assistant-without-it-always-listening/
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Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google

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Brave secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over 26 million users last year, is gearing up to launch Brave Search, a “private alternative to Google Search” without any trackers or “algorithmic bias.” Brave Search will take on the big dogs, including DuckDuckGo, the most popular private search engine.

Of course, Brave isn’t building its search engine from scratch—the company will instead base Brave Search on Tailcat, a privacy-focused search engine from the crew at Cliqz (a now-bankrupt fork of Mozilla’s European division). Brave aquired the Tailcat search engine in March 2021 and suggests that it’s a suitable foundation for Brave Search thanks to its privacy-focused code.

Unsurprisingly, the Brave blog post announcing Brave Search includes a list of tenets. You can read the full manifesto on Brave’s blog, or skim this quick summary:

  1. Privacy: Brave Search doesn’t track users.
  2. User-First: Brave Search focuses on users, not advertisers.
  3. Ad-Free Option: Users can pay for ad-free search results.
  4. Anonymized Crawling: Big tech companies spend billions to “crawl” websites and generate search results. Brave Search relies on anonymous community contributions instead.
  5. Anti-Bias: Brave Search doesn’t use algorithms to create biased search results or censor websites.
  6. It’s Fast: Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.
  7. Open Engine: Anyone can use Brave Search to develop their own search engine.

It’s worth mentioning that Brave Search does use algorithms, but it provides filters (or “Goggles“) to let you modify how the algorithm ranks content. These filters could provide additional transparency for Brave Search, or help early-adopters refine their search results on the fly.

Want to try Brave Search? Brave hasn’t clarified when its search engine will go live, but you can sign up for the waitlist today for early access. You could also try DuckDuckGo, another privacy-oriented search engine.


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Want to be first in line for the privacy-focused Brave Search? Plug your email address into the waitlist today!

Source: Brave via Tech Crunch

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/72822/brave-is-launching-a-privacy-focused-search-engine-to-compete-with-google/
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Google Promises to Stop Other Companies From Tracking You Across the Internet

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Do you ever visit a site to look at a pair of shoes, only to find every other website starts advertising that exact pair of shoes later? That’s a practice referred to as remarketing and retargeting, and it comes through third-party cookies that track you across the web. Google says it will put an end to the practice to give you more privacy, but don’t think that means Google won’t track you anymore.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/72702/google-promises-to-stop-other-companies-from-tracking-you-across-the-internet/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Josh Hendrickson

The Fastest Way to Free up Space in Gmail

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Gmail includes 15GB of free storage, and that’s shared with Google Drive and Google Photos. Here’s how to find—and delete—the emails using the most space in your Gmail account. Try this before paying for more storage!

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/715691/the-fastest-way-to-free-up-space-in-gmail/
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