Pixel Launcher will have a manual dark/light theme switch in the future

If you want a full dark theme for the Android system, you’re not getting it from Google and that doesn’t appear to be changing. But, it does look like Google is planning to give users at least a bit more control over the dark theme in its own Pixel Launcher in a future update.
Currently, the dark theme will automatically turn on if your phone’s
wallpaper is dark enough and will change the folder backgrounds, app
drawer background and the Quick Settings menu to dark colors. More control over the dark theme in the Pixel Launcher has been an issue requested by users, …


Apple's future iPhones could adopt a Pixel-like camera technology

In a smartphone market dominated by dual-camera setups, or even the occasional triple-camera one, Google is one of the few brands that has consistently resisted the trend, instead opting to employ just one camera that can achieve the same effects that others create with two. Now, though, thanks to a newly-granted Apple patent, it appears the iPhone lineup may be the next to adopt the strategy.

The patent in question details a new image sensor that contains “in-pixel depth sensing.” This is created by placing two photodetectors within each pixel that, when combined, would be capable of detecting …

Poll results: almost half of us trust our future AI Overlords

Google demonstrated a new Google Assistant feature recently, putting all other voice assistants to shame while simultaneously dazzling and scaring the audience at the same time. We are talking about Duplex — the Assistant’s ability to converse with human beings naturally, without tipping them off that it’s actually a computer program.

At the Google demo, we saw the AI call in to make an appointment at a hair salon. Some are happy that the feature would take care of calls to strangers for them… other are worried about the ethics and future exploitability made possible by Duplex.

We …

Google Lens will be integrated in the cameras of future Android phones

Google Lens is an interesting thing. It’s sort of like reverse Google image search, where you drop an image and let Google find similar-looking ones, only in the real world. But it can be much more than that and it seems like Google has the ambition to bring out the full potential of Lens in the near future.

Lens was added to Google Photos earlier this year, so users could identify different objects or text in their photos and gain more information about them from Google’s vast databases. But the newest update for Lens, coming at the end of May, will …

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is cautious about the future of AI

The future of AI seems bright, but developments in the field need to be handled with great care and responsibility, warns Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.

Beginning his annual Founders’ letter with a quote from Charles Dicken’s “A Tale of Two Cities”, Alphabet’s President and Google’s Co-founder wrote: “The new spring in AI is the most significant development in computing in my lifetime. Every month, there are stunning new applications and transformative new techniques. But such powerful tools also bring with them new questions and responsibilities.” 
It’s …

Do you agree that apps can be the future of emergency 911 calls?

“It is unbelievable that emergency apps can still only be used in one location.” @CrLumbreras

Let’s make sure citizens can use any emergency app, anywhere in Europe. Find out more here: https://t.co/rmzMENcPKk#PublicSafety #tech4good pic.twitter.com/4ApoP2mVwL— EENA112 (@112_sos) 26 април 2018 г.
The equivalent of the 911 emergency number in the US is 112 on the other side of the pond, and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), which created the pan-EU number, now argues that there can be an app for that.

At a recent conference, it touted the …

Motorola targets the US for future growth after Latin America success

Motorola has set its sights on international growth going forward. In recent years, the Lenovo-owned brand has seen huge success in Latin American markets, with the company recently choosing to launch its all-new Moto E5 and Moto G6 devices in Brazil in order to capitalize on its popularity. Going forward, however, Motorola will be focusing on growth in other markets, not just Latin America.

Speaking in an interview with AndroidCentral, Motorola’s President Sergio Buniac revealed the company’s next focus will be the US. After all, Motorola, which is also one of the biggest brands in India, …

The future of Google Inbox is uncertain

With the upcoming redesign of Gmail, many Google Inbox users have been worrying that their favourite email client is about to go down the way of the dodo. And for good reasons – on one hand, Google is no stranger to phasing out services it deems unpopular, on the other, the revamped Gmail is getting many of the features that made Inbox stand out. So, is the end of the innovative email client near? According to Google, it’s not going anywhere right now, but we wouldn’t get our hopes up that it will be around forever.

Google commented on the matter for …

How AI powers your car's future

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Driving.

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How your SUV's future runs on AI

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Driving.

Stepping into your car shouldn’t be like stepping into the past. Fortunately, we have good news: with Nissan’s 2018 lineup, the future of driving can be in your garage today. Powered by the most innovative available Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, this generation of smart cars offers a game-changing experience behind the wheel, seamlessly integrating available cutting-edge tech into the reliability and performance that drivers expect from Nissan. Read more…

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