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  • Google AI is now powering the ads on this website

    Last month, Adsense Product Manager Violetta Kalathaki announced AdSense Auto Ads and now they’re running on techAU. This is fundamental change in how AdSense works and now leverages Machine Learning to determine the most relevant (and profitable) ad selection for content. While website owners never chose the ads, rather...
  • Google’s Quickdraw AI Experiment is powered by 1 billion doodles

    Google are a crazy company that do crazy things, but their Quickdraw AI game is a incredibly friendly way to show off the power of AI and machine learning to everday people, while getting developers excited about the possibilities. The project comes was developed by Google staff, including Jonas...
  • Yonomi now support Google Assistant and Google Home

    Yonomi have announced that their IoT service now works with the Google Assistant and Google Home. The Google Assistant integration has been one of the most requested features from users and Yonomi have finally ticked the box for users and delivered it. This integration now means that when you search...
  • Google Earth Engine lets you timelapse Australia and the world since 1984

    Google Earth has always been amazing, but now Google’s Earth Engine takes it to the next level. The satellite images are combined in a timeline that allows you to see the evolution of planet earth. In Australia, you can see images as far back as 1984, which happens to...
  • Google Pixel costs up to A$1,419

    Overnight Google had their big ‘Made by Google‘ event where they officially announced what had already leaked, the new Pixel phones. There’s the 5″ version and a 5.5″ XL model. Available with either 32GB or 128GB of storage, the phone starts at A$1,079, but runs all the way up to...
  • Don’t expect Android Nougat on your device anytime soon

    Google may have released Android version 7 (aka Nougat) today, but unless you have a Nexus device, expect a lengthy wait. The updated has over 250 major features according to Google, but that does nothing for the revenue of carriers and manufacturers. Ultimately the reason so many Android devices still run...
  • Google and DFAT offers $6.5 Million to change the world

    Google are once again running their Global Impact Challenge in Australia again and are offering serious investment in ideas that’ll change the world. Aussie innovators in the non-profit sector who want to use technology to make an impact will compete for up to $250,000 each of a total pool of $4.5...
  • Android Wear 2.0 lets you ditch the phone, listen to Spotify

    Starting today, developers can download a preview of Android Wear 2.0. Set for release in the fall, Wear 2.0 will be the biggest update since the platform launched. Google are finally supporting local apps, which means you can leave your phone at home when you go for a run. Your...
  • Google Allo is Google in messaging, bots made useful

    Google’s third announcement for the day, is Google Allo. This is a chat-bot that allows you to get context-aware responses to questions. Google says, for the first time, you can use Google in your chats with friends. This adds Google Assistant, context-aware suggestions to help you get your chats done faster....