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August 23, 2019

Google Photos now permits you to seek for textual content in photos you’ve taken

Google made a subtle announcement today on Twitter: it’s in the process of rolling out new AI features for its Lens platform that will let you search your Google Photos library for text that appears within photos and screenshots. Then, you’ll then be able to easily copy and paste that text into a note, document, or form.
August 23, 2019

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit centered on world economic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.
August 23, 2019

YouTube disabled 210 accounts for spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Google just published a blog post revealing that it has disabled 210 YouTube channels that the company says “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.” Google cites the behavior as being “consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.” The accounts were disabled earlier this week.
August 23, 2019

News Corp is making a information service referred to as… Knewz

News Corp is developing a news distribution service designed to offer an alternative to Google and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s currently being called Knewz, and it’s meant to give the Rupert Murdoch-owned publishing empire leverage over the two tech giants, both of which have become integral to the distribution of news — often to publishers’ consternation.
August 23, 2019

How to sync standard health apps to your Apple Watch

With about a quarter of the worldwide market, the Apple Watch is far and away the most popular fitness watch. Many of its wearers, though, want to track their activity with third-party applications. If you’re one of their number, don’t fret — happily, the Watch’s popularity means that many commonly used apps — such as MyFitnessPal, Couch to 5K, Strava, and Nike Training — have made that process pretty simple.
August 23, 2019

Lenovo’s Smart Clock can now showcase your Google Photos assortment

One of the disappointments my colleague Dan Seifert had with Lenovo’s Smart Clock was that the device’s tiny screen didn’t do as much as it could (or should) compared to similar products. At launch, it didn’t even offer the basic function of acting as a digital picture frame for your photo library. That’s something the Google Nest Hub smart display can do, as can Amazon’s various bedside Echo devices with screens. Lenovo and Google are rectifying that today with an update that allows the Smart Clock to showcase your Google Photos collection.
August 23, 2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 preorder bonuses finish later right now

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 will release tomorrow, August 23rd. Our review just went live, and if you already preordered, there’s a decent chance that you may have already received your new phone. But if you’re still thinking about taking the plunge, there’s a really good reason why you should do so today: it’s the last day to get a bunch of preorder incentives with the purchase of a Note 10.
August 23, 2019

Map: Here are all of the open leisure marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts and others opening quickly

The recreational marijuana industry is up and running in Massachusetts — and growing by the day.After the state’s first two legal adult-use marijuana dispensaries opened late last year, communities across the Commonwealth have continued to see more shops spring up close to home.
August 23, 2019

With Jay Inslee Out, Tom Steyer Sees Opportunity in Democratic Primaries

Google Jay Inslee, the progressive Washington governor who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Thursday, and the first hit you'll see is an advertisement for another candidate, one with arguably less name recognition.
August 23, 2019

What Kind of Weapons Does Iran Have? U.S. Military Lays Out Arsenal in Playing Cards

The U.S. military has laid out Iran's weapons in a new deck of playing cards featuring missiles, tanks, drones and more, according to a new report.