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Google Maps for iOS just made your commute easier

One-tap access to useful commute info. Photo: Google Google today rolled out a new Maps update for iOS that makes accessing commute information easier than ever. A new one-tap access bar at the bottom of the app lets you quickly view nearby restaurants and hotels, real-time traffic data, and transit information. “Whether we like it …

Google Chrome is getting an awesome new ad-blocking feature

Google will rollout an awesome new ad-blocking feature for Chrome on Thursday, February 15. The filter won’t annihilate ads entirely, but it will target those that are considered bad by standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads. You won’t have to worry about full-page ads, ads with auto-playing sound and video, or flashing ads …

Consumer Reports: Google Home Max and Sonos One Sound Better Than HomePod

Consumer Reports has conducted some early audio testing of the HomePod, and while the full evaluation isn’t yet finished, the site believes that both the $400 Google Home Max and the $200 Sonos One sound better than Apple’s new $349 smart speaker. The HomePod received a “Very Good” sound quality rating, as did the Sonos …

Google 'Embracing' Notch Design in 2018 Android Update, Preparing for New Wave of iPhone X Clones

Google’s upcoming software update for its Android smartphone operating system will “embrace” an iPhone X notch-like design, according to people familiar with the company’s plans speaking to Bloomberg. With the software, referred to as Android P, Google is readying a “new generation” of Android smartphones that will be “mimicking” the iPhone X’s front-facing camera cutout …

CNCF to Host Vitess

Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Vitess as the 16th hosted project, alongside Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF and Rook. Vitess has been accepted as an incubation-level project, under the CNCF Graduation Criteria v1.0. The TOC’s Graduation Criteria …