Archive for May, 2016

Google Cloud Messaging and Firebase

May 31, 2016 9:52 pm
Google Cloud Messaging and Firebase

Posted by Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate With the announced expansion of Firebase at Google I/O recently, we also introduced Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) and Firebase Notifications (FN). As a developer, there are lots of updates that you might be able to take advantage of.Despite the switch to FCM, we’ll continue […]

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Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

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Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 51.0.2704.64 (Platform version: 8172.45.0) for all Chrome OS devices except those listed below. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out […]

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Dev Channel Update

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Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 52.0.2743.19 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is […]

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Top 10 GCP sessions from Google I/O 2016

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Top 10 GCP sessions from Google I/O 2016

Posted by Jo Maitland, Managing Editor, Google Cloud Platform Blog In-between daydreaming about virtual reality and saying Allo to Duo, there were some fantastic Google Cloud Platform sessions and demos at Google I/O this year. In case you weren’t able to attend the show, here are the recordings. In One […]

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UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

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UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP) Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting near the Turkish border. A joint statement from the Resident and Humanitarian […]

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Search at I/O 16 Recap: Eight things you don't want to miss

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Search at I/O 16 Recap: Eight things you don't want to miss

Posted by Posted by Fabian Schlup, Software EngineerTwo weeks ago, over 7,000 developers descended upon Mountain View for this year’s Google I/O, with a takeaway that it’s truly an exciting time for Search. People come to Google billions of times per day to fulfill their daily information needs. We’re focused […]

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Removing account owner name from the Google bar

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Removing account owner name from the Google bar

In the past year, we’ve made some changes to the Google bar that is displayed across the top of most Google apps. For instance, if a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see […]

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Alec Ross, Hillary Clinton aide calls Donald Trump a ‘demented, pig demon’

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Alec Ross, Hillary Clinton aide calls Donald Trump a ‘demented, pig demon’

A former aide to Hilary Clinton has described Donald Trump as a ‘vulgar, demented, pig demon’ who only appeals to ’emasculated’ middle-aged men. Donald Trump is a ‘vulgar, demented, pig demon’ who only appeals to ’emasculated’ middle-aged men, the former innovation adviser to Hillary Clinton has said. Alec Ross, who […]

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After busy M&A activity, AOL unifies with Google Apps

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After busy M&A activity, AOL unifies with Google Apps

Posted by Steve Coulbourne, Technical Director, AOL Editor’s note: Today we hear from Steve Coulbourne, technical director at AOL, a global digital media and technology company focused on “Culture and Code.” I’ve been part of the AOL team for more than 15 years. In that time I’ve seen the technology we […]

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Our commitment to fighting illegal hate speech online

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Our commitment to fighting illegal hate speech online

In the offline world, it’s usually clear what is acceptable behaviour and what is not. Those boundaries are just as important online, which is why today, together with the European Commission, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter we signed a Code of Conduct which will help combat the spread of illegal hate […]

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Donald Trump addresses largest gathering of bikers on Memorial Day

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Donald Trump addresses largest gathering of bikers on Memorial Day

Motorcyclists ride their bikes during the annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2016. (AFP) Thousands of motorcyclists hit the streets of the US capital to celebrate the Memorial Day, from which Americans are apparently becoming estranged increasingly, with Donald […]

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Triple murder shocks quiet neighbourhood

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Triple murder shocks quiet neighbourhood

Yvette Rigney-Wilson from Adelaide who was found dead with her two young children. Picture supplied via Facebook Three men met police at the farmhouse, an ordinary brown brick-and-tile home. And inside the home there were three more people – all dead. The victims were Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson, 29, and two […]

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The family of 27, a $14.8m lawsuit and a town torn apart

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The family of 27, a $14.8m lawsuit and a town torn apart

Shelly and Tim McDaniel, back row, right, are seen with some of their adopted children. Photo / Washington Post The first child they adopted was a 2-year-old from the Marshall Islands who had rotten teeth and a large abscess covering the side of his face. At the time, the family […]

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Extremists storm ‘Kiwi Cafe’ in Georgia

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Extremists storm ‘Kiwi Cafe’ in Georgia

A group of extremists allegedly stormed into a Georgian vegan joint called Kiwi Cafe and began hurling grilled meat, sausages and fish. The cafe in the Georgian capital of Tblisi was screening English-language episodes of Rick and Morty when a group of about 15 men allegedly stormed in with the […]

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Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

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Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

Alan Pulido, left, stands next to Tamaulipas State Governor Egidio Torre Cantu after Pulido was rescued from kidnappers. Photo / AP About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man’s […]

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Jurassic Park: Dinosaur-like alligator become a tourist attraction at a Florida golf course

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Jurassic Park: Dinosaur-like alligator become a tourist attraction at a Florida golf course

Charles Helms was able to get a video of a dinosaur-like alligator casually strolling across the green. Photo Facebook Golfers in Palmetto, Florida, could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled off the course and into Jurassic Park at the weekend. While playing a typical Sunday game at Buffalo Creek […]

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[VIDEO] You’re In Control

May 30, 2016 1:06 pm
[VIDEO] You’re In Control

A question we often hear from our AdSense publishers is: “How do I block ads that I don’t want on my site?” So that’s the topic of the latest video in our #AdSense101 series. In this video, we’ll show you how to block individual ads from showing on your site […]

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Tony Blair indicates he won’t accept Iraq war inquiry verdict

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Tony Blair indicates he won’t accept Iraq war inquiry verdict

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has indicated that he will not accept the verdict of the upcoming Iraq war inquiry report if it accuses him of committing London to invading the Arab country before he told parliament. Sir John Chilcot, a former British […]

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Tories rip Cameron’s migration policies in scathing letter

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Tories rip Cameron’s migration policies in scathing letter

British Prime Minister David Cameron (AFP photo) British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire from the senior members of his own party over the government’s failure to reduce migration into the UK, amid fierce debates over the country’s future in the European Union (EU). In a scathing open […]

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Mexican Football star kidnapped

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Mexican Football star kidnapped

Mexican football star Alan Pulido, seen here in the last World Cup, is believed to have been kidnapped on Saturday night. Authorities in Mexico are searching for football star Alan Pulido, who was abducted early Sunday in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. Pulido, who had returned to his […]

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Family of slain Taliban chief’s driver presses charges

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Family of slain Taliban chief’s driver presses charges

The new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. Photo / AP The brother of a man who was killed alongside the Taliban’s slain chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in an American drone strike in southwest Pakistan is pressing murder and terrorism charges against US officials. Mansour was travelling by car […]

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Undocumented immigrants treated better than veterans: Donald Trump

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Undocumented immigrants treated better than veterans: Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at the annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2016. (AFP photo) Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says that undocumented immigrants in the US have been treated better than […]

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US CIA think Facebook is posing greater privacy risks than governments: Hayden

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US CIA think Facebook is posing greater privacy risks than governments: Hayden

Former CIA Director retired General Michael Hayden (AFP photo) The social networking website Facebook has surpassed governments in terms of posing privacy challenges, says a former director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Retired General Michael Hayden made the remarks while addressing the Hay festival in Wales on Sunday. When […]

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Internal Trump University records must be released, federal judge rules

May 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Internal Trump University records must be released, federal judge rules

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including “playbooks” that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge […]

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Melbourne riots indicate ‘pockets of systemic racism’

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Melbourne riots indicate ‘pockets of systemic racism’

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, left, and Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten go head to head in a debate tonight. Photo / AP Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has seized on violent riots in Melbourne to back his claim that there are pockets of systemic racism in Australia. Seven people […]

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