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Chrome 68 Will Mark All HTTP Sites As 'Not Secure'

In the interest of security, Google plans to call out web sites that don’t adopt https. Later this year, version 68 of the Chrome web browser will proactively label web sites that don’t make use of https encryption. The company has been casually marking such web sites, but will start …

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Google Photos Debuts Create-Your-Own Themed Movies

Google today added the ability for people to craft their own themed movies in Google Photos. Google Photos’ themed movies assemble photos of people, places, pets, or events and stitches them together — complete with soundtrack — into a shareable montage. Google Photos has been able to create these themed …

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Google Adds a Dash of Augmented Reality to Motion Stills App

Google today updated its Motion Stills application for Android devices with augmented reality stickers. The feature lets Motion Stills users place virtual 3D objects in their viewfinders when filming videos and/or GIFs. People need only touch a spot in the viewfinder and Motion Stills will stick a 3D object in …

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Google Makes It Easier to Find and Book Hotels and Flights

Google today improved the way Google Search finds and sorts hotels and flights when planning trips. To start, searching for hotels should now include better price filters and quickly discoverable details, such as hotel amenities. Moreover, people will be able to book hotels directly from within Google Search. The company …

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Intragram Adds 'Type Mode' to Stories

Instagram today expanded the feature set of its mobile app with a new text-focused way to create posts. The Type mode in stories let’s people post just text with no underlying photo or video. The tool supports changeable background colors and fonts, and allows users to highlight words or phrases. …

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Google's YouTube TV Apps Reach Apple TV and Roku Devices

Google has made its over-the-top streaming video service, YouTube TV, easier to access from television sets thanks to dedicated set-top-box applications. Owners of the Apple TV product and select Roku streaming devices will find the new YouTube TV app and service available directly from their TV box. YouTube TV launched …

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