How-To Geek: How to Share a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides File as a Web Page. “With Google Drive, you can share any Google file (from Docs, Sheets, or Slides) online as a web page for anyone to see. You can even share simple HTML files to act as your site’s landing page. Here’s how to do it.”
Engadget: Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes. “Alphabet’s Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include over-the-counter medication, snacks and gifts.”
The Register: Not a good look, Google: Pixel 4 mobes can be face-unlocked even if you’re asleep… or dead? . “Pixel 4 owners can unlock their smartphones with their faces even if they have their eyes closed. That’s not good. Google’s Face Unlock feature in the new smartphone uses machine-learning algorithms to recognize your face and grant access to the device’s apps and data. The biometric system is designed to ensure that only you can only unlock your own phone.”
AdNews: Australian radio industry links with Google devices. “The agreement between industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and the tech giant will make more than 300 AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations available with simple voice commands across Google Nest devices, including Nest Home and Nest Mini.”
ZDNet: Google is in serious trouble, warns top anti-trust lawyer. “Seth Bloom, former general counsel to the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and former attorney at the Justice Department Antitrust Division, said Google is ‘in serious trouble’ regarding anti-trust scrutiny from many different places.”
Gambling .com: Online Casinos Can Advertise on Google in 2020 as Ban Ends. “Google is getting ready to change its advertising policies around the evolving U.S. gambling landscape. The company plans to ease up on online casino advertising and get rid of a sweeping ban on the industry, according to an report from EGR.”
University of Georgia: UGA partners with Google Books for digital access. “University of Georgia Libraries’ books will soon transcend shelves and be available online to students, faculty and members of the community in Athens and around the world. Through a new partnership with Google, about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes will be digitized, allowing further access to literary, historic, scientific and reference books and journals through UGA’s library catalog as well as one of the largest digital book collections in the world.” Genealogists with Georgia roots, keep an eye on this — one of the categories of items being digitized is city directories.