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Google AMP: What Website Am I On? NYTimes or Google?

  • Based on the contents of the page, I’m clearly on the NYTimes website, but based on the address bar I’m clearly on google.com.
  • If I click in the address bar I see https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/technology/google-antitrust.amp.html, but if I click LOG IN on the page I go to nytimes.com/*.
  • To be blunt, this is a really dangerous pattern: Google serves NYTimes’ controlled content on a Google domain.
  • It confuses the user whether to trust the address in URL bar or the content of the page.
  • Humans trust visual indicators a lot.
  • Google, with the AMP Cache Project, is confusing humans more and training them to trust visual content of the page over the URL in the address bar.
  • This surprises me since Google spends a lot of time researching visual indicators of security in the address bar (like the padlock icon)1.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in a new gigapixel image

  • One work of art that appeared on the itinerary of every Grand Touring aristocrat, Leonardo’s da Vinci’s fresco The Last Supper in Milan, was made especially vulnerable when the refectory in which it was painted became an armory and stable for Napoleon’s troops in 1796.
  • More than any other contemporary description of the painting, this faithful copy, probably made by artists who worked on the fresco itself, provides art historians “key insights into the long-faded masterwork in Milan,” and lets us see the vivid shades that awed its first viewers.
  • Presented in “Gigapixel clarity,” notes Artnet, the huge digital image with its “ultra high resolution” was “made possible by a proprietary Google camera.” As you zoom in to the tiniest details, facts appear about the painting and its larger, more battered original in Milan.

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Google-backed groups criticize Apple's new warnings on user tracking

  • Apple last week disclosed features in its forthcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads that will require apps to show a pop-up screen before they enable a form of tracking commonly needed to show personalized ads.
  • Apps will now need to ask for permission twice, increasing the risk users will refuse, the associations argued.
  • In training sessions at a developer conference last week, Apple showed that developers can present any number of additional screens beforehand to explain why permission is needed before triggering its pop-up.
  • It is not required until an app seeks access to a numeric identifier that can be used for tracking, and apps only need to secure permission once.
  • All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays.

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July Fourth tech deals: the best sales on 4K TVs, laptops, and more

  • Lenovo’s new Legion 5 gaming laptop is discounted at Best Buy to a great price.
  • Fire TV Edition televisions come with Amazon’s Fire HD streaming tech built right into them, so they’re a good option if you don’t want to fuss with plugging in and setting up a device.
  • Models ranging in size from 32 inches to 55 inches from Insignia and Toshiba are discounted at Best Buy this weekend, and each one comes with a free Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.
  • Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is down to $200 again at Best Buy. This is $100 off the usual price, and while this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this big of a drop, it’s your time to save if you’ve been hoping to pick one up.
  • Marshall is tossing in a free set of its Major III wireless headphones (usually $80) when you buy one of its speakers.

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Why Google's vision for wearables is finally coming together - Business Insider

  • On the same day, Qualcomm – which provides the silicon that powers a wide gamut of smartwatches made by Google's partners – announced a more powerful new chip that could give Google's watch efforts a shot in the arm.
  • On the hardware side, Qualcomm's new chip provides a foundation for Google to build something that can better compete with the Apple Watch.
  • "I think Qualcomm has basically fixed all the problems they had architecturally," said Sag. And if Google's Fitbit acquisition successfully closes, Google will have new software that could let it build a better smartwatch platform — something that some observers believe is necessary if Google wants to be a contender.
  • All of this could be pivotal for Google's plans to take on Apple, Facebook, and other tech giants in building the next generation of computing – all under the guiding hand of Rick Osteloh who is helping Google unify its hardware strategy.

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Why Google's vision for wearables is finally coming together - Business Insider

  • On the same day, Qualcomm – which provides the silicon that powers a wide gamut of smartwatches made by Google's partners – announced a more powerful new chip that could give Google's watch efforts a shot in the arm.
  • On the hardware side, Qualcomm's new chip provides a foundation for Google to build something that can better compete with the Apple Watch.
  • "I think Qualcomm has basically fixed all the problems they had architecturally," said Sag. And if Google's Fitbit acquisition successfully closes, Google will have new software that could let it build a better smartwatch platform — something that some observers believe is necessary if Google wants to be a contender.
  • All of this could be pivotal for Google's plans to take on Apple, Facebook, and other tech giants in building the next generation of computing – all under the guiding hand of Rick Osteloh who is helping Google unify its hardware strategy.

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Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is getting closer scrutiny from EU regulators

  • Antitrust regulators and consumer advocacy groups are increasing their scrutiny of Google’s planned acquisition of fitness tracker firm Fitbit.
  • The Financial Times reports that EU regulators have sent 60-page questionnaires to Google and Fitbit’s rivals, asking them to assess how the acquisition will affect the digital healthcare space; whether it will disadvantage fitness tracking apps hosted in Google’s Play Store; and how Google might use the data to profile users for its search and advertising business.
  • Google has made some concessions to allay these fears, saying last year that “Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads.” In reaction to the letter from consumer groups, the company said the deal is “about devices, not data,” adding that the wearables space is “highly crowded” and that the acquisition of Fitbit will only increase competition.

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NVIDIA Jetson Nano vs Google Coral vs Intel NCS: A Comparison

  • In this blog, I will provide a brief comparison of the three edge AI hardware accelerators; Intel Movidius NCS stick, Google Coral USB stick, and Nvidia Jetson Nano.
  • In the experiment, the hardware components include NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, 32GB Scandisk Ultra SDcard, Microsoft USB LifeCam 1080p HD (Webcam), Raspberry Pi Official Universal Power Supply 2.5A, Raspberry Pi Camera, Google Coral USB and Intel NCS.
  • The production-ready hardware accelerators: Jetson nano, Google Coral, Intel NCS.
  • It is evident from the latency point of view that Nvidia Jetson Nano is performing better ~25 fps as compared to ~9 fps of google coral and ~4 fps of Intel NCS.
  • Nvidia Jetson Nano is an evaluation board whereas Intel NCS and Google Coral are more of the add-on devices that can be attached to existing hardware.

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NVIDIA Jetson Nano vs Google Coral vs Intel NCS: A Comparison

  • In this blog, I will provide a brief comparison of the three edge AI hardware accelerators; Intel Movidius NCS stick, Google Coral USB stick, and Nvidia Jetson Nano.
  • In the experiment, the hardware components include NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, 32GB Scandisk Ultra SDcard, Microsoft USB LifeCam 1080p HD (Webcam), Raspberry Pi Official Universal Power Supply 2.5A, Raspberry Pi Camera, Google Coral USB and Intel NCS.
  • The production-ready hardware accelerators: Jetson nano, Google Coral, Intel NCS.
  • It is evident from the latency point of view that Nvidia Jetson Nano is performing better ~25 fps as compared to ~9 fps of google coral and ~4 fps of Intel NCS.
  • Nvidia Jetson Nano is an evaluation board whereas Intel NCS and Google Coral are more of the add-on devices that can be attached to existing hardware.

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RIP to the Google Pixel 3a, which is officially discontinued

  • Google is no longer selling cheap phones.
  • Google's new cheap phone, the Pixel 4a, was expected to be announced at Google I/O 2020, the same show that launched the Pixel 3a.
  • After killing the Nexus line and only selling expensive Pixel phones for years, Google returned to the budget market with the $400 device.
  • The cheaper phone had the same great camera as the more expensive Pixel 3, and the same great Google-Android build with a three-year update plan.
  • From what we've seen of the Pixel 4a, the phone looks like it will be one of the best options for a budget Android phone.
  • The Pixel 4a won't stand a chance when it comes to performance: Apple's $400 phone is faster than even the most expensive Android phones.
  • While the phone is no longer for sale, the Pixel 3a will still, of course, get software updates.

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