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Google working on fixing N-word issue in Google Maps

First it was an Android mascot peeing on the Apple logo. Then it was some stupid, juvenile maps jokes submitted as "fact" which caused them to suspend Map Maker submissions. Now, Google Maps is facing more serious problems as users have complained that the highly offensive N-word has been showing up on the map and in search queries, and it's even in reference to the official residence of the most powerful man in the US. But Google is taking the bull by the horns and saying they are addressing and fixing the situation.

Google to launch Brillo, another Android OS for the Internet of Things

Nothing is certain until the search giant makes an official announcement but Google is believed to be launching a new operating system under the Android brand. This new OS will be for the Internet of Things, a network of "things" embedded with software, electronics, sensors, and connectivity that allow data exchange with another connected device, operator, or the manufacturer with the aim of a greater value and service. It's a term that refers to anything that uses exchange of data to accomplish something with the use of existing technologies.

Google Maps updated in time for Memorial Day, traffic alerts added

Memorial Day in the US is happening in a few days time and I'm sure you've started planning how you're going to spend the holiday. Summer is about to start so you're probably thinking of going to the beach but first, you have to plan really well. Traffic that day is expected to go really crazy, you might as well decide to celebrate in the comforts of your own home, in your backyard, watching or joining a local parade. But if you're set to go somewhere else, check Google Maps first to find the best route so you could reach your destination on time.

Google launches limited edition Skrillex Live Case series

Live wallpapers on the screen are nothing new and we'll soon see more of them on the latest phone cases introduced by Google. The tech giant recently teamed up with Grammy-winning producer and electronic dance music dj Skrillex to launch one of the first Editions Live cases for select Android smartphones. Editions is a new series of collaborations with Google and a known personality to develop special accessories that include Live phone cases. Since phones can be an expression of one's style, why not accessorize it the best and most creative way you know?

Google adds Tweets on mobile app search results

Google once again is bringing more relevant information to search results by adding Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. Some people already search for terms on Twitter but with this development, real time tweets and content from Twitter can now be seen on actual search engine results right on your Google app or mobile web browser.

Google to launch a new web photo sharing service

Google may still have Picasa as its own photo editing and sharing tool but the tech giant is believed to be launching a new picture sharing and storage service. This one is believed to be separated from and not integrated with Google+ unlike Picasa but will also allow users to post and share to Twitter and Facebook. All we have are hearsays and rumors for now but there is a high probability that we'll hear about this at next week's Google I/O Conference in San Francisco.

Google Maps to now have translucent status bar

Raise your hand if you've constantly been annoyed when you see the black status bar on Google Maps, particularly when it's being very obtrusive as you're navigating your way through a strange place? Probably all of us Maps users have been "victimized" by this black monstrosity. Finally, Google has also probably had enough of it, and in the upcoming newest update of Google Maps, it has been replaced by a translucent bar, finally.

YouTube Kids app showing inappropriate content, FTC urged to investigate

YouTube has been making a lot of changes the past months. The Collections feature would be discontinued by tomorrow, May 20. Earlier in February, YouTube rolled out a Kids app version in the US only but a few months later, advocacy groups are urging the FTC to investigate the said app for deceptive ads. We didn't here any comment from YouTube regarding the issue and now it's being criticized for inappropriate content.
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