Google says all Made by Google products now use recycled materials

Last year, Google pledged that, by 2022, it would include recycled materials in all of its Made By Google products, a list that includes Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest devices, and accessories like phone cases and charging stands.

Today, the company announced it hit one of its goals ahead of schedule: all new Pixel and Nest products are now designed with recycled materials, according to Google sustainability systems architect David Bourne. That’s not to say its products are made entirely of recycled materials, but they at least include recycled materials somewhere in the product.

According to Google, the back cover of the Pixel 5 is made with 100 percent recycled aluminum, and the new Nest Audio has 70 percent recycled plastic, with the sustainable fabric cover it introduced with the Nest Mini last year. And on the newest Nest Thermostat, the trim plate (the part that attaches to

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Google Pixel 4A perfects fundamentals of a smartphone



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Review: Google Pixel 4A perfects fundamentals of a smartphone

It is no secret that Google has struggled selling its Pixel phones. In the last five years, a new Pixel would come — it would usually have a spectacular camera and simple to use software, but it would inexcusably get the fundamentals wrong. The first Pixel had an odd-looking design, the Pixel 2 XL had a massive issue with its display, the Pixel 3 had performance issues alongside a ridiculous bath-tub notch and the Pixel 4 had an atrocious battery life coupled with a sense-less radar system that didn’t allow Google to launch it in India.

For a company that had refined what smartphone photography should be with just its algorithms and software — getting these basics should’ve been table-stakes. But Google never cracked the code — it hilariously would stumble on the basics which have led

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Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet

A former Google executive, who asked not to be identified because he was not permitted to talk about the deal, said the prospect of losing Apple’s traffic was “terrifying” to the company.

The Justice Department, which is asking for a court injunction preventing Google from entering into deals like the one it made with Apple, argues that the arrangement has unfairly helped make Google, which handles 92 percent of the world’s internet searches, the center of consumers’ online lives.

Online businesses like Yelp and Expedia, as well as companies ranging from noodle shops to news organizations, often complain that Google’s search domination enables it to charge advertising fees when people simply look up their names, as well as to steer consumers toward its own products, like Google Maps. Microsoft, which had its own antitrust battle two decades ago, has told British regulators that if it were the default option on

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Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on privacy and encryption

Tim Cook believes Apple has a moral obligation to protect its users’ privacy, and he’ll got to any lengths to let you know it—even if it means taking shots at fellow Silicon Valley power players like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo.

“Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security. We can, and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demand it, the Constitution demands it, morality demands it,” Cook said during his speech at the EPIC civil liberties event in Washington, D.C. this week, was he was the first business leader ever to be honored. 

The Apple CEO quickly took aim at the tech companies that have made billions out of selling off personal user data to advertisers—from search queries to email content to

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Apple, Google, Dunkin’ and Boeing

Here are five things you must know for Monday, Oct. 26:



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1. — Stock Futures Slump Amid Virus Surge, Doubts on Aid Package

Stock futures on Monday were kicking off a week heavy with earnings from U.S. tech giants on the downside as coronavirus infections surged, stimulus negotiations remained at a stalemate and investors prepared for the presidential election just more than a week away.

Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 256 points, S&P 500 futures dropped 31 points and Nasdaq futures fell 92 points.

Stocks closed mostly higher Friday but the S&P 500 fell 0.5% for the week, its first weekly loss in four, after negotiations between the White House and House Democrats on more economic aid for the struggling U.S. economy didn’t make much headway.

The Dow declined 1% for

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Why Google needs to update camera hardware to match software

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Robert Triggs

I’m not overly impressed with the Google Pixel 5’s camera. Not because it takes bad photos. It’s still capable of taking some astoundingly great pictures for a hardware package that’s barely changed in years. No, what irks me most about the Pixel 5 is the missed potential. Google’s photography algorithms are in a league of their own, but the refusal to change up the hardware formula has knocked the Pixel series off the podium this year.

I don’t want to dwell on the various issues I noticed in my time shooting with the Pixel 5 too much. You should check out our in-depth shootout for a closer look at the camera. The TL;DR is, while the Pixel 5 excels at colors and low light, the small sensor is very noisy by today’s standards. Super Res Zoom doesn’t keep up with today’s telephotos lenses, and the

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Google Invests $4.5 Billion With Mukesh Ambani’s Jio

On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man.

The internet giant will invest $4.5 billion into Jio Platforms as part of a plan to provide “increase access for the hundreds of millions in India who don’t own a smartphone,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted Wednesday. Mukesh Ambani, Jio’s owner, has a net worth of more than $70 billion.

Google first unveiled the $10 billion Digitization Fund for India on Monday at an online event featuring key Google executives, including Pichai, and members of the Indian government. The company said that the money would go towards providing Indians with inexpensive internet access, digitizing the country’s small and medium businesses, and using artificial intelligence in areas like

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Update Google Chrome And Chrome OS Now To Fix This Newly Discovered Exploit

Many of the exploits discovered by cyber security researchers are often found and patched before the public is even made aware of the problem or actual exploits are found out in the wild. A recently discovered flaw reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google’s Project Zero earlier this week, however, was actively being exploited according to a post on the Chrome Releases Google blog. Buried towards the end of the post, it states, “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2020-15999 exists in the wild.”

CVE-2020-15999 was already patched along with a handful of other security bugs found in Google’s popular Chrome browser and Chrome OS (the operating system used on Chromebooks). CVE-2020-15999 is a 0-day heap buffer overflow memory corruption bug present s in the FreeType font rendering library, which is a part of Google Chrome and Chrome

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Buying Bitcoin ‘Like Investing In Google Early Or Steve Jobs And Apple,’ Predicts Wall Street Legend And Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

Bitcoin has come a long way in the ten years since it was created but, for some, it still feels early.

The bitcoin price, climbing to year-to-date highs this week and recapturing some of the late 2017 bullishness that pushed it to around $20,000 per bitcoin, has found fresh support from Wall Street and traditional investors this year.

Now, Wall Street legend and billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, who made headlines when he revealed he was buying bitcoin to hedge against inflation earlier this year, has said buying bitcoin is “like investing with Steve Jobs and Apple
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or investing in Google early.”

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“Bitcoin has a lot of

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What Tech Giants Google and Microsoft Now Have in Common

I keep waiting for some down time, but stuff keeps happening. This week in On the Street: Mitch McConnell turned up the volume on his Ebenezer Scrooge act just in time for the holidays; the Department of Justice, as promised, declared war on Google; and why all CEO pay isn’t created equal. Bonus material: the end of the legendary diet drink, Tab; J.C. Penney sticks it to taxpayers; the beginning of a new era at City Winery in New York City, my favorite music venue before COVID; and the singing duo of Joan Baez and Lana Del Rey. (That one caught me by surprise.) Lets get started:



Marc Benioff wearing a suit and tie: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was of the tech industries most vocal detractos against Indiana's Religious Freedom laws, arguing they were designed not to protect relgion but give people a license to discriminate.


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Bill Gates sitting in front of a store: Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, speaks during a press conference at a CompUSA store in San Francisco 25 June 1998. Monica M. Davey/AFP/Getty


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