Apple’s top apps of 2020 highlight quarantine life

Apple’s top apps of 2020 highlight quarantine life

Along with its top podcasts and books of the year, Apple has revealed the winners of its App Store Best of 2020 awards. The company named an app and game for each for its core devices, along with an Apple Arcade title and a few apps that best exemplified this year’s trend of helpfulness.

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Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI

Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI

Alphabet’s Loon, the team responsible for beaming internet down to Earth from stratospheric helium balloons, has achieved a new milestone: its navigation system is no longer run by human-designed software.

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Massachusetts lawmakers pass state-wide police ban on facial recognition

Massachusetts lawmakers pass state-wide police ban on facial recognition

Massachusetts could make history as the first state to issue a ban on the use of facial recognition by law enforcement. The state’s House and Senate lawmakers have approved a police reform bill that would prohibit police departments and other public agencies from using facial recognition systems.

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Google’s Shopping Gift Guide will show you what everyone’s buying

Google’s Shopping Gift Guide will show you what everyone’s buying

Google has unveiled the Shopping Gift Guide, a microsite that lets you browse trending categories, compare prices and find local buying options. When you first launch it, you can go into product areas for chefs, athletes, techies, decorators, “wellness gurus,” gamers and kids.

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Google’s Shopping Gift Guide will show you what everyone’s buying

Google’s Shopping Gift Guide will show you what everyone’s buying

Google has unveiled the Shopping Gift Guide, a microsite that lets you browse trending categories, compare prices and find local buying options. When you first launch it, you can go into product areas for chefs, athletes, techies, decorators, “wellness gurus,” gamers and kids.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/googles-shopping-gift-guide-lets-you-compare-products-and-find-nearby-stores-110008038.html