Google takes aim at abusive ads with Chrome 71

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google has announced its newly-released Chrome 71, the latest version of its web browser, is now rolling out for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems (OS), which aims to keep deceptive websites off.

The latest version of Google's browser was in the works over the past few months and has just left the beta programme.
"The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 71 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

"Chrome 71.0.3578.80 contains a number of fixes and improvements -- a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 71," the tech giant wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

In the new version, users would be warned when a site appears to be hiding the real costs and terms for a transaction.

With Chrome 71, experiences on websites that fall under Google's definition of abusive would be filtered.

These include web experiences that are not just limited to ads, such as auto-redirects that happen without any action from a user or trick-to-click experiences like a warning notification that actually leads to an ad or another website's landing page, according to The Verge.
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All the leaks were finally confirmed at the Pixel 3 event in New York where Google unveiled their newest flagship Android phone and new devices, including the Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub.

Here’s all the biggest news that was announced.

(In Pic: From left to right, the Google Home Hub, the Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones.)

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The 3rd-gen Pixel 3, 3 XL have a larger screen-to-body ratio than their predecessors, along with a glass front and back & an edge-to-edge display.

The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch OLED display, while the Pixel 3 XL comes equipped with a 6.3-inch OLED display & a notch. Both run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of memory. They’re both available with 64 or 128GB of storage.

There is no microSD card slot, nor is there a headphone jack. They have wireless Qi charging, are IP68-rated for water resistance.

The Pixel 3 comes with a 2915mAh battery, while the Pixel 3 XL’s battery is 3430mAh. Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL share camera hardware, too.

The front-facing camera is a dual 8-megapixel camera with varying apertures, & the main camera is 12.2-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

The Pixel 3 is for 64GB - Rs 71,000 & 128GB - Rs 80,000. The Pixel 3 XL is for 64GB - Rs 83,000 & 128GB - Rs 92,000.

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The Pixel Slate is a tablet device with Chrome OS, a 12.3-inch Molecular Display screen.

The Pixel Slate boasts of dual front-facing speakers, a fingerprint sensor, and two USB-C ports, though the latter is necessary because there is no headphone jack.

The Pixel Slate goes on sale soon and will be available with Intel Core m3, i5, or Celeron processors, along with 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of memory. It’s available in up to 256GB of storage.

The Pixel Slate will go on sale in November in a handful of markets starting at $599, while the Slate keyboard will cost $199, and a stylus that will cost $99.

The Pixel Slate is a tablet device with Chrome OS, a 12.3-inch Molecular Display screen. The Pixel Slate boasts of dual front-facing speakers, a fingerprint sensor, and two USB-C ports, though the la..
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The Home Hub is a smart display that serves as a picture frame that integrates with Google Photos, a visual version of your Google Assistant, and a video feed for viewing YouTube.

It integrates with smart home gadgets to control and schedule those devices based on your routines, and it will contain Voice Match to cater to different members of your family.

When not in use, the standard display shows relevant information to your day such as time, weather, calendar appointments, and commute times.

You can also set a quiet hour so the device cannot send you notifications or be triggered during certain hours, like dinner time or at night. And since it is a hub, it comes with a home screen of sorts called Home View, which offers smart home status controls for all.

It is available in four colours: Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua, & Sand. The price of the Google Home Hub has been set at $149, approximately at Rs. 11,000.

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Google’s new Pixel Stand will let you charge your phone wirelessly while it stands in portrait or landscape mode.

The dock is powered over USB-C, supports fast charging, and can charge any Qi-compatible device.


It automatically adjusts the phone’s UI and switches the phone into Do Not Disturb mode when it’s docked at night.

Generally, it’s designed to be placed next to Pixel phone owners’ beds to serve as a do-it-all-device, providing weather, traffic, and calendar info, as well as a special alarm that mimics sunlight.

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There’s a new pair of Pixel USB-C earbuds, which offer push-button access to the Google Assistant.

There’s also the Google Pixel Stand, which is made for the Pixel 3 now that it supports wireless charging.

The tech giant also released a new version of the Chromecast dongle with support for multi-room audio in sync with other Google smart devices.

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