I’ve tested tons of Android office suites and these 3 are good as Google’s (if not better)

Qi Yang/Getty Images I remember when you could head to the Google Play Store and find dozens of office suites available for Android. Sadly, some of those apps are no longer available (because of the competition or a lack of funding), while others turned out to be malicious. During that time, I tested many of … Read more

Google’s VLOGGER AI model can generate video avatars from images – what could go wrong?

VLOGGER can take a single photograph of someone and create clips in high-fidelity and varying lengths, with accurate facial expressions and body movements, down to a blink, exceeding previous kinds of “talking head” software. Google The artificial Intelligence (AI) community has gotten so good at producing fake moving pictures — take a look at OpenAI’s Sora, … Read more

How to stop Google’s Smart Compose text suggestions

When you’re composing a document or email in Google Docs or Gmail, you may have noticed that the application often tries to finish sentences for you. As I was writing this, Google suggested “when I started writing this” instead of my preferred “when I started to type.” That’s because of Google’s Smart Compose feature, which … Read more

Fitbit Will Start Talking to You Thanks to Google’s New AI

Photo: Bloomberg / Contributor (Getty Images) Google announced it’s building a new large language model that will give health and fitness tips on Tuesday, part of a broader push across the company to develop AI health algorithms and robot doctor tools. Generating Video Via Text? | Future Tech Fitbit (a subsidiary of Google) is partnering … Read more

Apple in talks to license Google’s Gemini for generative AI: Bloomberg

This illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images) Lionel Bonaventure | Afp | Getty Images Apple is reportedly … Read more

Apple cancels its car, Google’s AI goes awry and Bumble stumbles

Hello, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s newsletter covering noteworthy happenings in the tech industry. This week, investment firm KKR announced that it would acquire VMware’s end-user computing business from Broadcom for $4 billion. As Ron explains, that business included VMware Workspace One and VMware Horizon — two remote desktop apps that had … Read more

Google’s Deal With Stack Overflow Is the Latest Proof That AI Giants Will Pay for Data

Last year Stack Overflow became one of the first websites to announce it would charge AI giants for access to content used to train chatbots. Now the popular Q&A service for coders has signed up its first customer—Google—in what CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar says is the start of a “meaningful” new stream of revenue. The deal … Read more

Why some VCs are pulling back from Europe, Google’s AI push, and who is the CEO of Byju’s?

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Monday show, in which we take a look back at the weekend and what’s ahead in the week. We also had an extra … Read more