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How Supercomputers Are Being Used To Win The Fight Against Coronavirus

by Jason Murdock, Newsweek

Scientific efforts to analyze, map and track the global COVID-19 outbreak are being aided by powerful supercomputers that scientists say may soon help to combat the infectious disease.

Computers capable of ingesting and processing vast amounts of raw data are coming together with the aim of better understanding the novel coronavirus that has now spread to at least 582,000 people in the U.S. and close to two million people globally, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics.

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Google Just Gave Millions Of Users A Reason To Keep Chrome

by Gordon Kelly, Forbes

Google has given Chrome users plenty of reasons to quit its browser recently, including controversial changes, security problems, data concerns and rivals offering greater privacy. But now Google has introduced a great reason to stay. 

After a surprise release U-turn last month, Google has now rolled out Chrome 81 and it brings a wide roll-out of ‘Tab Groups’, the company’s biggest change to how Chrome tabs work since the browser launched 11 years ago.  

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5 useful Google Maps tricks you didn’t know until today

by Katie Conner, c|net

From ordering food to using a new Google Maps language tool, you’ll use these tips daily.

You use Google Maps on your Android or iPhone ($699 at Apple) to check commute times on your way to work and find new restaurants to try out on the weekends — but if you’re only using the Maps app for the basics, you’re missing out. Google Maps has several overlooked features that you may not know about.

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This simple trick stops Google, Amazon and Facebook from listening to you all the time

by Jessica Guynn, USA Today

Smart home devices from Google, Amazon and Facebook are engineered to listen for your commands and respond to them. Usually, they only engage when you say your “wake” word such as “OK, Google” or “Hey, Google.”

But these devices are always listening.

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Google’s RCS texting is like iMessage for all Android phones. Learn to use it

by Jason Cipriani, c|net

Google Chat has now rolled out to all Android phones. Here’s how to take your text-message game to the next level.

Android phones have had a texting problem. Their old SMS features couldn’t compare to Apple’s modern iPhone text message app, iMessage. But now, phones that run Google’s mobile software stand a chance. RCS Messaging, a new text-messaging protocol, is now available on all Android phones in the US, tweeted Sanaz Ahari Lemelson, a Google senior director of product management.

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