How accessing ChatGPT on Android is about to get easier

Sabrina Ortiz/ZDNET ChatGPT can help with on-the-go tasks such as writing quick texts, emails, and more. To make getting its assistance on your phone easier, ChatGPT is reportedly rolling out a new widget for Android users.  On Friday, Android OS expert Mishaal Rahman spotted that Android has a home screen widget with shortcuts for entering … Read more

MWC 2024: Lenovo’s ThinkPads get faster and easier to use

While the ThinkBook Transparent Display laptop Lenovo showed off at MWC 2024 is just a proof of concept, the company also announced refreshed versions of several ThinkPads and ThinkBooks, as well as a few accessories. That includes three refreshed ThinkPad T-series laptops: the ThinkPad T14 Gen 5, ThinkPad T14s Gen 5, and ThinkPad T16 Gen … Read more

I hiked with Garmin’s ‘unlimited battery’ GPS tracker and it made life so much easier

Matthew Miller/ZDNETZDNET’s key takeawaysThe Garmin eTrex Solar is available now for $249.99. The eTrex SE without solar is available for $149.99.Potential for unlimited battery life, extensive GNSS support, rugged build, and affordable.Small monochrome display, no turn-by-turn directions of TopoActive maps. My brother and I grew up in the woods of the Pacific Northwest and being … Read more

Germany’s top security official wants easier ways to track right-wing financing

BERLIN — Germany’s top security official said Tuesday that she aims to make it easier to trace right-wing extremists’ financing and plans to set up an “early recognition unit” to detect far-right and foreign disinformation campaigns as early as possible. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser’s proposals follow large protests against the far right in Germany in … Read more

Pro-Israel apps make online activism easier

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave As the war in Gaza rages on, and both sides battle for support and public attention, supporters of Israel are making use of tools that allow them to mass report pro-Palestinian content as violating a platform’s rules. The tools also generate AI-written suggested responses to posts online, … Read more

Google Chrome adds three new AI features to make your internet browsing life easier

Google Using the Chrome browser is about to get a little easier and a little more efficient thanks to the addition of three new AI-assisted features set to roll out soon. First up is something Google calls “tab groups,” which lets users organize a large collection of tabs. With this feature, Chrome will automatically suggest … Read more

Microsoft Teams is making it easier to control your webcam and audio during meetings

Microsoft is finally giving Teams users an easier way to control audio and video features during meetings. The software giant has started testing easily accessible tools for switching cameras, audio sources, speaker output, and much more. These new features are part of an update available for Microsoft Teams Public Preview today. In the current version … Read more

These new innovations are making the smart home easier to control and simpler to set up

Smart connected devices like lights, locks, shades, thermostats, robot vacuums, and security cameras can make your home more convenient, safer, and sometimes kind of fun. But even if you’re all in on connecting all the things in your home, there are two things that make the smart home a tough sell for a lot of … Read more

Google and Samsung Join Forces to Make Sharing Files on Android Easier

Apple has AirDrop, Android now has Quick Share. At CES 2024 Google announced Quick Share, a collaboration with Samsung for a unified method of sharing for Android and Chromebook devices. For several years now, Samsung and Android have used their own features for sharing, which work across devices, but not completely. Don’t miss: The Most Ridiculous and Weird … Read more