Category Archives: Google


Tech News : AI Designs, er, AI Chips … Better Than Humans, Says Google

Tech News : AI Designs, er, AI Chips … Better Than Humans, Says Google

AI can now design AI chips hundreds of times faster (and better) than humans. Where will this lead? A recent research paper has described how a deep reinforcement learning approach to chip ‘floorplanning’ has led to AI generating chip floorplans that are superior or comparable to those produced by humans. Floorplans Chip floorplanning is the term for designing the physical layout of a computer chip. Why Is…

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Tech Tip – Exporting/Importing Google Chrome Bookmarks

Tech Tip – Exporting/Importing Google Chrome Bookmarks

If you’re switching devices or need to re-install Google Chrome from scratch but don’t want to lose your collection of bookmarks, here’s how to export and import them. Export – From Chrome’s ‘More’ menu (the three dots, top right) select ‘Bookmarks’ > ‘Bookmark manager’. – Go to the three-dot menu (top right) and select ‘Export bookmarks’. – Save the bookmarks as a html file. Import…

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Tech Tip – Re-Open A Recently Closed Tab

Tech Tip – Re-Open A Recently Closed Tab

Sometimes you can accidentally close an important browser tab. Here’s a fast and easy way to re-open that tab: – In Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, right click on the title bar of the browser (the part above the address field). – Select ‘Reopen closed tab’. – Alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + T.


Tech Tip – Sending ‘Private’ Emails in Gmail

Tech Tip – Sending ‘Private’ Emails in Gmail

If you need to send an email containing private/sensitive information, you can do it in Gmail using confidential mode. Here’s how: – Open Gmail and log into your account. – In the upper-left corner of the screen, select Compose. – At the bottom of the New Message window, marked by a padlock and clock icon, is an option to ‘Turn confidential mode on/off’. Turn it…

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Tech News : Get Notified By Google If Your Passwords Are Compromised

Tech News : Get Notified By Google If Your Passwords Are Compromised

As part of Google’s latest security updates to Chrome and Android, users will not only be alerted if any of the passwords in their Password manager are compromised but will also be given the opportunity to make a quick fix. Quick Fix – Change Password In the ongoing competitive battle between Google’s Chrome browser (and its Android OS) and Apple’s equivalent, Google has released new…

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Tech News : New Privacy Features For Android 12

Tech News : New Privacy Features For Android 12

Google has announced the release of the first beta of Android 12 which has a range of new features including some security measures which Google hopes can match those of Apple. Design Change Announced recently at a developer conference, and on Google’s blog, the addition of the new features to Android 12 mark the “biggest design change in Android’s history”. In addition to being able to…

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Featured Article : Life After Cookies

Featured Article : Life After Cookies

With Google recently committing to phasing out third-party cookies as Firefox and Safari have already done, we take a brief look at the possible alternatives and replacements for using cookies to track and understand user behaviour. Cookies Cookies are pieces of code/small text files used for tracking and stored on the browser of someone who visits a website. First party cookies are generated when a…

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Tech News : Google Users To Be Auto-Enrolled In Two-step Verification

Tech News : Google Users To Be Auto-Enrolled In Two-step Verification

In a recent blog post, Google has announced that the automatic enrolment of Google account users in Two Step Verification ‘2SV’ is coming soon. Passwords – Single Biggest Threat To Online Security In the blog post on ‘On World Password Day’ (May 6), Google’s Director of Product Management, Identity and User Security, Mark Risher, shared some of the measures that Google would be taking to…

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Tech Tip – Setting Up An ‘Out Of Office’ Autoreply In Gmail

Tech Tip – Setting Up An ‘Out Of Office’ Autoreply In Gmail

Many people may be familiar with how to set up an ‘out of office’ email in Outlook, but it can also be done in Gmail too. Here’s how: – Log in to Gmail and select the ‘gear’ (settings) symbol (top right). – Select ‘See all settings’. – Scroll down to ‘Vacation responder’ and change the setting to ‘on’. – Select the date of the first…

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