Tech & Science Google's Allo messaging may link to your email account

06:06  04 december  2017
06:06  04 december  2017 Source:   Engadget

Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video

  Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video Finding out what people are searching for in real time is a trivial matter these days, thanks to Google Trends. Online since 2015, the service is useful for discovering what the world is paying attention to, like why Donald Trump was elected last November or which Halloween costume will be the most played out. Heck, Mac users can even get a screensaver to visualize searches as they happen. Now Google is exposing even more of its real-time data to include news, images, video and even shopping results in your topical search area.The example Google gives is a search for Taylor Swift.

The first text message was sent 25 years ago. You might not need one soon or at least, you'll be less dependent on it. The 9to5 Google crew has sifted through the code of Allo ' s latest Android release and discovered hidden references to chatting with Gmail contacts once you connect your account .

180 3. Google Allo ' s voice messaging interface looks awesome, with an eery resemblance to WhatsApp' s . Since the app doesn't offer end-to-end encryption by default, it might be possible for Google to implement a link based on your Google account between different devices and thus sync

a screenshot of a cell phone © Provided by Engadget Google has been going out of its way to keep Allo relevant, but there's been one glaring issue: you need a phone number to sign up. How's it going to compete with iMessage or Facebook Messenger if there needs to be a phone involved at some point? You might not need one soon... or at least, you'll be less dependent on it. The 9to5Google crew has sifted through the code of Allo's latest Android release and discovered hidden references to chatting with Gmail contacts once you connect your account. You could find people through their email addresses once you've linked things up, too.

There's no guarantee that this reduced phone dependence will be widely available soon, but code like this typically hints that it's on the horizon. If it does arrive, though, it could make Allo a more elegant experience, particularly if you regularly use it across multiple devices.

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Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus .
Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey. The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, maybe most importantly, on your Android lock screen.To get started, you search for your transit directions in Google Maps as usual. So far, so good.

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