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A Google Fi user in Hawaii received several messages from his friends on Monday night wishing him a happy Easter. The problem is that the messages were sent on Easter Sunday, April 4. Google acknowledges that there is a messaging issue and has issued a notice to Fi users who receive SMS messages via Hangouts …

Dysonics, a 3D audio startup, has been quietly acquired by Google, Foreign Protocol has learned. A number of Dysonics employees have joined Google in recent months, and they are now working on audio hardware development at Google. Google has also acquired the DySonics intellectual property, including some patents for tracking binaural sound — patents that …

Today Google announced the open source Beta of Lyra, an audio decoder that uses machine learning to generate high-quality voice calls. Lyra’s code and demo are currently available on GitHub, and can compress raw audio to 3 kilobits per second while being comparable in quality to other mainstream codecs. Mobile connectivity has grown steadily over …

According to The Verge, Alphabet shareholder Trillium Asset Management is pushing for better whistleblower protections at Google in light of The firing of prominent artificial intelligence ethics researcher Timnit Gebru. The $3.5 billion sustainable investment company has filed a shareholder resolution asking its board to conduct a third-party review of its current policies. “Reports indicate …

After a delay of nearly four months, Google has finally added a “privacy tag” to the top apps on the App Store so users know what data they are being collected. The Gmail client first added an App Store “privacy TAB” on Feb. 22, but didn’t receive an update until March 1. Then, slowly, others …

With Google I/O 2021 approaching, rumors of A true wireless earphone, including the Pixel 5A smartphone and Pixel Buds, are starting to gather pace. The Pixel Buds, A green, wireless earphone, has been spotted in A Google Nest email. While the case is still white, both the headphone body and the inside of the portable …