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‘Terraria’ will hit Stadia after all

Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police, developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. “After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to …

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Android users now have an easy way to check the security of their passwords

Enlarge Getty Images Google is adding its password checkup feature to Android, making the mobile OS the latest company offering to give users an easy way to check if the passcodes they’re using have been compromised. Password Checkup works by checking credentials entered into apps against a list of billions of credentials compromised in the …

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Samsung’s future smartwatch is rumored to use Android, not Tizen

Samsung has been using its Tizen platform on smartwatches ever since 2014’s Gear 2 line, but it might go back to its Android ‘roots’ in the near future. Both SamMobile and well-known leaker Ice Universe claim Samsung is making a smartwatch using Android (possibly Wear OS) rather than its usual platform. It would be the …

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Google will pay News Corp outlets for using their content

Google has signed a three-year agreement to carry content from News Corp publications. In the US, UK and Australia, Google’s News Showcase will now feature stories from The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and other outlets. The financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but News Corp described the payments it will receive from Google as …

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New details emerge about Google’s payments to link to French news sites

Enlarge / Google’s main headquarters. Cyrus Farivar Google will pay $76 million over three years to 121 French news organizations to comply with a new French law requiring Google to pay when it uses “snippets” from news articles, Reuters reports. The payments range from $1.3 million paid to Le Monde to $13,741 for a local weekly …

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State lawmakers override veto, become first in nation to tax online ads

Enlarge / None of these companies are keen to hand over a slice of their revenue to Maryland. Malik Evren | Getty Images Maryland today became the first state in the nation to impose a tax on digital advertising revenue, overriding an earlier veto from the governor and incurring the wrath of piles of Big …

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Cryptocurrency market cap hits $1.4T and surpasses Google stock

Cryptocurrency markets have hit a significant milestone shortly after Elon Musk’s Tesla officially announced their investment in Bitcoin (BTC). For the first time in history, the crypto market has surpassed Alphabet’s GOOG and GOOGL in terms of market capitalization. On Feb. 10, the total crypto market cap hit $1.413 trillion, overtaking the market cap levels …

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Chrome users have faced 3 security concerns over the past 24 hours

Chrome Users of Google’s Chrome browser have faced three security concerns over the past 24 hours in the form of a malicious extension with more than 2 million users, a just-fixed zero-day, and new information about how malware can abuse Chrome’s sync feature to bypass firewalls. Let’s discuss them one by one. First up, the …

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Google engineers leave the company over controversial exit of top AI ethicist

JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Google has lost a couple of talents due to the way it treated and the departure of its former top AI ethics researcher, Dr. Timnit Gebru. According to Reuters, engineering director David Baker left the tech giant last month after 16 years with the company. In a letter seen by the …

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Chrome 88 update patches a zero-day that is being actively exploited

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Google Chrome’s autoupdate feature means we don’t usually need to think about being on the latest version, but occasionally users will want to take a break and make sure they’re upgraded — this is one of those days. The version of Chrome 88 rolling out now for Windows, Mac and …

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