Google announced the Google One paid cloud storage service, in order to provide more features compared to the free storage service available to all users. The service came with the ability to share storage space for users with family members, and direct technical support.
According to firm, some features that were intended only for Google One subscribers will be made available free of charge to users anywhere the service is available, and among the features that have become free are: the backup feature and a new storage management tool.
For iPhone users, the company launched a new service application that allows storing photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google. This, and the available space will be 15 GB that comes with all free Google Accounts.
Google One app can be downloaded from the Play Store, and new features will start reaching users for the Android system in the coming days, and they will arrive in iOS soon.
Later, the giant tech released test versions of its Chrome browser for PCs with 64-bit chips, a move that will improve performance, security, and stability.
However, Chrome has never made the jump and is only available in a 32-bit flavor, potentially leading to some unnecessary security and performance degradations. That’s finally changing: Starting with Chrome 85, phones running Android 10 and higher will automatically receive a 64-bit version.
The current stable and beta builds, version 83 and 84, note that they’re still 32-bit applications. Chrome Dev and Chrome Canary (release 85 and 86) are proper 64-bit apps. It confirms as much on its Chromium tracker.
In line with its guidance for Android developers to make 64-bit versions of their apps available for 64-bit devices and the gradual phase-out of 32-bit apps on such devices . It has now upgraded its browser to embrace the 64-bit architecture. The change should bring with it significant performance and security improvements.
Some Chrome Beta (version 84) users also report having the 64-bit variant; thus it seems like Google may be running A/B tests for the 64-bit upgrade on Chrome 84 as well. Later, it announced that it acquired North, an 8-year-old, Amazon-backed company that makes smart glasses, according to Crunchbase.
Google was an early pioneer in the field of augmented reality, where computer-generated images are superimposed over the real world, often in a pair of computerized glasses.
VR Glass, one of the first such devices, was unveiled in 2012, but high initial pricing and privacy concerns the glasses contained a video camera doomed its appeal among consumers. Nonetheless, Google continues to make a version of VR Glass available to enterprises, where it competes with Microsoft’s HoloLens.
Noteworthy, North company is located in Waterloo, Canada, North was founded in 2012 as Thalmic Labs, and its goal was to develop innovative technologies that help people make the most of technology.
It initially worked on a device named Myo It is worn on the wrist and converts gestures to computer commands based on the movement of nerve fluids, before moving to work on Focals glasses under a new name.
Smart Focals are similar to regular glasses in shape, but they have lenses that contain hologram screens that make them smarter.
The hologram technology allows the glasses to project three-dimensional shapes of what the user sees in front of them to help them measure and analyze scenes.