Old unlisted YouTube videos and Drive links are about to break

Unlisted YouTube videos - laptop showing YouTube videos

Due to a move Google is making in the name of security, unless a user opts out, the links will go private. An unknown number of old unlisted YouTube videos and links to items stored on Google Drive are about to stop working. Google is changing the way links are shared in both its Drive and YouTube services. Public links for unlisted YouTube videos or shared from Google Drive will break unless certain steps are taken. Active users have the opportunity to opt out of the change for both video…

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Google and NOAA team up for AI weather forecasting research

AI weather forecasting - meteorology

The goal is to be able to develop better predictions in the face of climate change. Google and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently signed a deal to partner up on AI weather forecasting for the next three years. This will focus on using artificial intelligence and machine learning from the tech giant. Its goal is to enhance the NOAA’s weather forecasting, environmental monitoring and climate research. The announcement of the new three-year partnership was made jointly last week. At first, the research under the AI weather…

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Google Shopping boosts its pricing options in time for holiday season

Google Shopping - Google search on mobile phone

With an eye on mobile shoppers, the tech giant is adding comparisons and deal notifications. Google Shopping has been gearing up for this year’s holiday season which is expected to be larger than ever online as consumers avoid heading out to stores amid the pandemic. New features are being added to make it easier for buyers to purchase from local shops. Among the new Google Shopping features added in time for the holiday purchasing rush include price comparisons, deal notifications, and even information about local stores such as the availability…

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The new recycled plastic Chromecast can’t be available in a black model

Recycled plastic Chromecast - Image of traditional black Chromecast

Like Google’s Pixel and Nest products, the materials used don’t allow for that darker color. As Google increases its sustainability push, it has unveiled its upcoming recycled plastic Chromecast device. Among the first issues that many people noted about the design is that despite the color variety, there isn’t a black model available. The reason the product isn’t available in black is directly linked with the materials used to make it. The same can be said about the recycled plastic Chromecast as the Pixel and other Nest products that Google…

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Android-based Google Maps to begin displaying traffic lights

Google Maps app on phone

The feature is meant to help drivers to better anticipate what will be on the road ahead. The Google Maps app already provides substantial information to road users regarding the route they intend to take to reach their destination. Soon, this info will also include traffic lights along the way. Traffic lights represent one of the largest unknown variables when using the navigation app. This new Google Maps feature is seen as potentially beneficial for a number of reasons. To start, it will help road users to be able to…

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