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Google Translate Launches Real-Time Transcription for Android

After first demoing its new transcription feature back in January of this year, Google Translate has launched the official version of it for Android devices. This comes as part of an update to the artificial intelligence-powered mobile app. Through it, users have the ability to record spoken words in one language and then transform them into translated text on your smartphone or tablet. This all takes place in real-time, so there are no delays with the processing of the translation.

That feature began rolling out as of yesterday and will be fully available to all Android users by the end of this week. Starting languages include English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. In this respect, you will be able to listen to any of those languages spoken aloud and translate it into any of the other inclusive languages that Google Translate’s real-time transcription supports.

Mobile devices are being used on a much more regular basis for various things, including options such as Efirbet, where you’ll find various different sportsbook comparisons. This way, you’re able to locate an online sports betting site that works a lot better for you, rather than just joining the first one that you find online.

The new launch from Google Translate will work ideally for live speeches, lectures and other events that require a spoken word. Pre-recorded audio will also benefit from this introduction. Essentially, you’ll be able to hold your phone up to your computer speakers, play a voice recording and have it translated into text in another language.

Other Features of the Real-Time Transcription

To be able to use the real-time transcription feature, you will need to have an internet connection in effect. This is because Google’s software needs to communicate with its Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) in order to perform live transcriptions. Prior to this, the Google Translate Voice option could have been used for turning spoken words from one language to another. Yet, a spokesperson for Google said that this part of the app was not something that was suited for listening to longer translations take place.

While the new transcription feature will only be available on Android devices, to begin with, the company does have the intention of bringing it to iOS devices in the near future, too. Once you update the app on your device, it should show up as its own “transcribe” option. Not only that, but Google suggests that you will have the possibility of pausing or restarting the transcription by tapping on the mic icon. You’re also able to change the text size and customize dark theme options alongside.

Google also mentioned back in January that it will not provide support for the ability to upload audio files at launch. However, listening to a live audio source, such as your laptop, should work as an alternative method for this.

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The Future of Gaming is Here: Google Stadia

This week, Google revealed its upcoming game streaming plans during its GDC Keynote. Stadia will be the continuation of efforts that began with Project Stream, giving future consumers access to the latest games at the highest settings, streamed over the internet into their internet browser. Many important details when it comes to Stadia, such as the final pricing model, are still unknown.

Google has made it clear it wants to change how the traditional video gaming market works forever with Stadia. You won’t need an expensive gaming PC or a dedicated game console. Instead, you’ll just need access to Google’s Chrome browser to instantly play games on a phone, tablet, PC, or TV. It’s a bold vision for where gaming is heading, and Google hopes its Stadia cloud streaming service will make it a reality

The Stadia premise is that you’ll be able to watch a clip of a game and then instantly play it or even launch to the very same point in the game of the clip you were watching. Streamers will be able to create lobbies for fans to join and play with them on YouTube, and Stadia will support instant clipping to the video service. This is a game console running in the cloud and built for the YouTube generation, and it’s Google’s big push here.

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Chrome also plays a big role as Google’s dominant web browser. Stadia will only be available through Chrome, Chromecast, and on Android devices initially. Google has promised more browsers in the future, but it’s not clear when this will arrive. Google only demonstrated the service on its own devices, and there was no mention of iOS support through a dedicated app or Apple’s Safari mobile browser.

Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search, browsers, and advertising? And most worryingly of all, what happens if Google decides to walk away from the industry later on?

Google is using Linux as the operating system powering its hardware on the server side. That means game developers will need to port their games to Stadia, and you won’t be able to bring games you already own like some other cloud gaming services (Nvidia’s GeForce Now or Shadow).

Google is partnering with Unreal and Unity and even middleware companies like Havok, but there’s going to be some lifting involved for developers to get games onto Stadia. Google needs to convince big publishers to sign up, but it failed to detail how much it costs to develop, publish, and run games on Stadia.

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How to Secure Your Gmail Account in 3 Easy Steps

Can you imagine how much data someone could steal if they hacked into your Gmail account? Better that you don’t find out. Instead of leaving your emails vulnerable, take these quick and easy steps to secure your account right now.

1. Access your security settings. Log into Gmail, click your profile photo at the top right of the screen, and select My Account to get to your dashboard. Under Sign-In & Security, click on Signing in to Google.

2. Set a new strong password. You absolutely do NOT want a weak password for your Gmail account. Check out these common password mistakes and make sure you avoid all of them. Instead, create an unbreakable password.

To do this, under Password & Sign-In Method, click Password. Enter your current password, then enter your new password, and confirm.

3. Enable two-step verification. Sometimes called two-factor authentication, two-step verification just means that you’ll need a password AND another identifier to access your account. In this case, your physical smartphone.

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To set it up, under Password & Sign-In Method, click 2-Step Verification. When prompted, enter your mobile phone number. You’ll receive a text message with a code — enter it when prompted.

From now on, whenever you log into your account, you’ll receive a code from Gmail on your phone. That way if someone tries to hack into your account, they won’t be able to since they don’t have your phone.

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Google Disables Inline Installation For Chrome Extensions

Google today announced that Chrome will no longer support the inline installation of extensions. New extensions lose inline installation starting today, existing extensions will lose the ability in three months, and in early December the inline install API will be removed from the browser with the release of Chrome 71.

Disabling inline installation, which lets users install extensions directly from websites, will affect Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS users. Unlike Firefox, Chrome still does support extensions on mobile platforms.

Google regularly cracks down on apps and extensions that cause a poor experience for Chrome users. In April, for example, the company outlined its ban for cryptocurrency mining extensions.

But this change, which ensures the Chrome Web Store is the only way users of the browser can install extensions, is really an evolution of a shift that started three years ago. In May 2015, Google began blocking extensions not listed in the Chrome Web Store, and in September 2015, the company disabled inline installation of some Chrome extensions.

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Both moves were made in the interest of control and security: Google wanted to block extensions that didn’t adhere to its rules or that were tricking users into installing unwanted tools. Critics have pointed out such moves make the Chrome Web Store a walled garden, while Google insists pushing users to the store ultimately protects them.

That thinking has only cemented itself further over the years. Here is Google’s stance now, as articulated by Extensions Platform product manager James Wagner:

We continue to receive large volumes of complaints from users about unwanted extensions causing their Chrome experience to change unexpectedly — and the majority of these complaints are attributed to confusing or deceptive uses of inline installation on websites. As we’ve attempted to address this problem over the past few years, we’ve learned that the information displayed alongside extensions in the Chrome Web Store plays a critical role in ensuring that users can make informed decisions about whether to install an extension. When installed through the Chrome Web Store, extensions are significantly less likely to be uninstalled or cause user complaints, compared to extensions installed through inline installation.

Forcing users to the Chrome Web Store results in less uninstallation and fewer complaints because Chrome users are more informed about an extension’s functionality prior to installing. In other words, installing from the Chrome Web Store reduces the chance of disappointment or unexpected changes to Chrome.

Chrome gained inline extension installation support in 2011. The goal was to let users seamlessly install extensions from developers’ websites. But after seven years, Google has decided that the cons outweighed the pros.

Here is the timeline for the feature’s removal:

  • June 12: Inline installation will be unavailable to all newly published extensions. Extensions first published today or later that attempt to call the chrome.webstore.install() function will automatically redirect the user to the Chrome Web Store in a new tab to complete the installation.
  • September 12: Inline installation will be disabled for existing extensions, and users will be automatically redirected to the Chrome Web Store to complete the installation.
  • December 4: The inline install API method will be removed with the release of Chrome 71.

Chrome 71 is currently slated for release on December 4, but that date could shift. Either way, developers that distribute extensions using inline installation should update the install buttons on their website before December (best practices and install badges).

Sources:- VentureBeat

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Google Assistant in Hindi | Google Assistant is Now Available in Hindi

Google Assistant has now officially received Hindi support. The new support is rolling out to devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above and will soon debut on Android 5.0 Lollipop, iPhones (iOS 9.1 and above) and Android Oreo (Go edition) devices. It comes days after Actions on Google received support for Hindi and 15 other international languages. Signs of Google Assistant supporting the Hindi language had emerged in late January when the voice-based personal assistant started giving results for few Hindi queries. In December 2016, Google Allo received a native Hindi Assistant and Google launched a special Google Assistant version for Jio Phone with support for Hindi and English languages.

The Google Assistant lets you have a conversation with Google to help you get things done in your world — from telling you about your day to finding the fastest route to work, or just setting an alarm for the next day — all in Hindi. To try it out, just touch and hold the Home button or say “Ok Google” on eligible smartphones and your personal Google Assistant will be ready to help you throughout your day. Even when your hands are full, you can quickly send text messages, set reminders, or get directions with the Google Assistant.

Powered by machine learning, the Google Assistant is built on two decades of experience in Search as well as natural language understanding, computer vision, and understanding user context. That’s how your Assistant is able to understand the intent behind words to handle follow-up questions and complex, multi-step tasks. And it’ll get better over time — with your permission, it can learn your preferences, your likes and your dislikes — all done in a private, secure way that puts you in control.
The Google Assistant is truly Indian, it’s your helpful dost that speaks our language and understands the things you care about, from finding biryani recipes, to pulling up the latest cricket score or finding directions to the nearest ATM. In order to make it even more useful to Indians over time, developers and businesses can now build Actions for the Hindi Assistant through the developer platform Actions on Google. Once an action is built, you can just say “Ok Google, talk to…” and access the service or content straight through your Google Assistant.
Here are some examples of questions you can ask your Google Assistant:
“Sabse kareeb Punjabi restaurant kahaan hain?“
“Dadar tak pahunchne mein kitna samay lagega?“
“Cricket ka score kya hain?“

  

You can even instruct it…

“Kal subah mujhe saat baje jagaao“
“Selfie kheencho“
“Daddy ko SMS bhejo “5 minutes mein pahunchenge”

For an overview of all Actions already available for the Hindi Assistant, you can check out this site.

With today’s update, the Google Assistant in Hindi is now available on Android phones 6.0+ (Marshmallow and above), in Allo and soon on Android 5.0+ Lollipop, Android Oreo (Go edition), and iPhones (iOS 9.1 and above). To access the Hindi Google Assistant, set your device language to Hindi and update your Google Search app to the latest version. For more information please see the Google Assistant website.

Posted by Purvi Shah, Technical Program Manager, Assistant

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YouTube New Monitization Eligibility 2018 – No Ads Till 4000 Hours Watch-Time & 1000 subscribers

In an effort to regain advertisers’ trust and also remove bad actors, Google is announcing tough but necessary changes to YouTube monetization.

Moving forward, Muret said the program will offer “not only … the most popular content on YouTube, but also the most vetted.” That means everything in Google Preferred should be manually curated, with ads only running “on videos that have been verified to meet our ad-friendly guidelines.” (Looks like all those new content moderators will be busy.

Starting today we’re changing the eligibility requirement for monetization to 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. We’ve arrived at these new thresholds after thorough analysis and conversations with creators like you. They will allow us to significantly improve our ability to identify creators who contribute positively to the community and help drive more ad revenue to them (and away from bad actors). These higher standards will also help us prevent potentially inappropriate videos from monetizing which can hurt revenue for everyone.

On February 20th, 2018, we’ll also implement this threshold across existing channels on the platform, to allow for a 30 day grace period. On that date, channels with fewer than 1,000 subs or 4,000 watch hours will no longer be able to earn money on YouTube. When they reach 1,000 subs and 4,000 watch hours they will be automatically re-evaluated under strict criteria to ensure they comply with our policies. New channels will need to apply, and their application will be evaluated when they hit these milestones.

I get this mail on one of my 2-year-old channel:-

Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, Gadget Gyani, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018, unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.

we’ll continue to use signals like community strikes, spam, and other abuse flags to ensure we’re protecting our creator community from bad actors. As we continue to protect our platform from abuse, we want to remind all of you to follow YouTube’s Community GuidelinesMonetization Basics & PoliciesTerms of Service, and Google AdSense program policies, as violating any of these may lead to removal from the YouTube Partner Program.

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Big 5 Features Of Newly Released Google Chrome 9

These are 5 features in Google Chrome 9 which can attract a lot of users

Google has finally launched Google Chrome 9. It has been released 2 weeks after its release date. The company added several new features to it. In this post, we are going to tell you about the 5 features of Google Chrome 9, which can attract a lot of users. For Google Chrome 9, you need to update your Chrome browser.

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Google Chrome 9 features:

1- WebGL:

The best feature of the new browser is the integration of WebGL. WebGL will allow developers to create 3D graphics in the browser. WebGL is enabled by default in new Google Chrome 9.

2- Google Instant:

As you type URLs in the address bar, the web page will automatically load through this feature. This option is given by default. You can turn it on. For this, you have to go to the options. After this, Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing has to be checked.

3- Chrome Webstore:

Chrome Webstore is also included in it. It has more than 100 collections of free apps. Some apps have been optimized specifically for Chrome. Some of these apps can also be used on Firefox and Safari. You can download the web app.

Open it in a new window or you can create a shortcut on the desktop. Windows users can also pin these apps to the Start menu. Also, you can create a QuickClick icon for quick and easy access.

4- WebP files:

WebP is a new image format that gives better compression of images on the web. This will reduce the size of the picture and it can be downloaded quickly. It will also maintain the quality of the photo. You can download the image converter from the link below.

Http://code.google.com/speed/webp/download.html

5- Cloud printing:

Through this feature, you can print from any devices that can not connect directly to the printer. Google wrote on its official blog that Cloud Print users will be able to print on any device from any app.

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YouTube’s redesign is official, and there’s a dark mode

Behold! YouTube’s new desktop design. The background is one solid color, and there’s a subtle shadow under the main search bar.

Here’s the old design, if you’re wondering what changed. The gray background is gone, along with many dividing lines. The “Home/Trending/subscriptions” tabs at the top left.
The biggest addition is a dark mode! Nighttime video watching will never be the same.
There is now a big menu attached to the profile button. You can turn on the dark theme here.
Here’s the dark mode.

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Here’s the new comment section.

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Dark comments.

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YouTube has a new look, with the desktop site getting a “Material Design” revamp today. The design has slowly been leaking out in A/B testing, but today the company is making it official.

YouTube says the new plan aims for a “simple, consistent, and beautiful” look. Most of YouTube’s box-heavy card design has been erased, instead of going with a pure white background, the usual grid of thumbnails, and white space. YouTube makes use of Material Design’s trademark shadowing, with a pinned search bar at the top of the screen. It’s not a drastic change until you turn on the new “dark mode,” which replaces all the white UI with something easier on the eyes. The dark mode switch lives in the new profile menu, which you can access by clicking on your profile picture in the top right.

Material Design was introduced three years ago in Android 5.0 and is meant to be a unifying design style for all of Google. Seeing it finally come to YouTube is nice, but it is still missing from flagship products like Gmail and Google Calendar, which were both last redesigned in 2011.

The design isn’t automatically rolling out to everyone yet. Users can opt-in to a “preview” of the design over at youtube.com/new, and it’s easy to revert to the old design if you don’t like it. YouTube is soliciting feedback on the new design before a wider rollout; it suggests you leave feedback via the link on the account menu.

YouTube’s new interface is built on Google’s Polymer framework, a JavaScript library for creating Web components with a focus on building Material Design-style apps on the Web. With the Polymer base up and running, YouTube says it will have “quicker feature development from here on out.” It cites the dark theme as the first of these Polymer-enabled features and ends with saying, “This is only the beginning—you can look forward to more powerful new features coming soon!”

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YouTube launches its own streaming TV service

You may soon be able to subscribe to it over the internet with YouTube.

The Youtube site, known for cat videos and do-it-yourself makeup tutorials, is the latest company to offer a version of cable that looks and feels more like Netflix. Dish, Sony, and AT&T already have Internet cable alternatives, and Hulu has one coming soon.

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None of these have yet been huge hits. YouTube is hoping its expertise in recommendations and search makes it stand out.

Dubbed YouTube TV, the new service will cost $35 a month for access to about 40 channels when it launches in the next few months, similar to rivals. But it will be initially limited to a few cities where it has deals with broadcasters. And so far, Google doesn’t appear to have deals for traditional channels such as HBO, AMC, and TBS.

The online proposition
There are roughly three million fewer traditional TV households in the US than there were four years ago, a decline of about 3 percent. Online alternatives such as Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Sony’s PlayStation Vue had about 1.5 million customers combined in 2016.

But companies like YouTube believe a substantial number of people could be persuaded to pay for TV online. Many of these potential customers are younger individuals who have never had cable and watch shows and movies primarily through online services such as Netflix.

But these online cable alternatives have drawbacks of their own. They may not offer substantial savings compared with cable and offer incomplete channel lineups and inconsistent video quality.

YouTube’s offering
YouTube’s service will cost $35 (roughly Rs. 2,340) a month, similar to the cheapest deals from AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Sony’s PlayStation Vue, but more expensive than Dish’s Sling TV. It comes with unlimited storage in a cloud DVR; only Vue also offers a DVR to all customers. It will allow three people to watch on different devices at the same time.
The new service underscores how far YouTube has evolved since its early days as a repository for pirated shows and movies. Over the past several years, YouTube has beefed up anti-piracy controls and allowed television producers and networks to share in ad revenue. Those companies are now willing to partner with YouTube on this new endeavor.

But YouTube still faces challenges making this work. In addition to the no-shows in its channel lineup, it will launch only in cities where it can offer live feeds of the major broadcasters, which tend to be larger metropolitan areas. (YouTube says it will work on expanding to other markets, although that will require cutting deals with the owners of network affiliate stations in those cities.) It will work on a TV only via Google’s Chromecast streaming gadget.

What’s the problem?
In general, Internet TV services are an incomplete substitute for cable.

Many modern programs aren’t available because digital rights are a hodgepodge. You can’t watch most NFL games on phones using these services – Verizon has those exclusive rights. DirecTV Now and Sling don’t carry CBS, and live feeds for ABC, CBS and NBC are available only in some big cities, as third parties own most network stations.

Although many cable subscribers say they don’t need packages of 500 channels, they don’t agree on which channels they want. These online services offer cheaper packages with fewer channels, but they are bound to be missing someone’s favorites. As with cable, the cost mounts the more channels you add.

Cable companies also offer discounts when you buy Internet and TV services together, which can be cheaper than getting them separately. Prices for the online services start at $20 for Sling’s most affordable bundle to $70 and up for the biggest packages from Vue and DirecTV Now.

Beyond that, these online services also have had quality issues with video freezing or not working at all. And to watch on a TV, you need an extra gadget like an Apple TV, a PlayStation game console, a Roku box or, now, a Chromecast – and not every service works with every device.

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How to Recieve Payment from Google Adsense Account

This whole setup process will not take more than 15 minutes, and I highly recommend you to do that to save time for future payment. Follow the steps mentioned below and keep your mobile phone handy, as you might need to call your bank customer care to get the IFSC and Swift code. Along with Direct bank deposit feature, now you can also specify the payment threshold and hold your payment for up to one year. So, let’s get on with our quick guide for enabling EFT payment for your AdSense account.

How to Recieve Payment from Google Adsense Account

  • Log in to your AdSense account and Click on the gear box and select fees.
  • Click on Payment settings underpayment page.
  • Click on add a new form of payment.

On the next screen, you need to enter your bank account details. There are two details which you need to get from your bank. (IFSC code and Swift BIC Code). To get the IFSC code and Swift code for your account, just call your bank customer care and ask for it. In my case, I’m using ICICI bank account, and I have used following Swift code to receive payment: ICICINBBNRI. If you are calling ICICI bank, they will provide you with two swift code CHASUS33XXX for USD and ICICINBBNRI for INR. You need to enter the Swift code for INR and conversion will be taken care by your bank. This may change if you are using any other bank account, so I suggest you reconfirm it from your bank customer care.

Click on save payment, and that’s it. Now you will receive money directly into your bank account and here are few more details which you need to know about updated AdSense Payment policy:

  • You can update your payment method until 20th of any month.
  • You can now use any AdSense payment threshold greater than minimum ($100) payment.
  • You can hold your payment until any particular date; maximum up to 1 year. (Though I discourage you from using this feature, as you might face issue if AdSense decide to ban your account).

​Overall, direct bank deposit feature is already making the life of many Indian AdSense publishers easy, and if you have not updated your Payment option, it’s time to log into your AdSense account and update payment settings.