In today's headlines, we learned that Google makes the site a better place by removing horrible ads (2.3 million last year, in fact), the Edge Insider Addons site for Microsoft's new Edge-Chrome thing showed up and much more.
Note: This post is constantly updated throughout the day as we find more interesting news.
Microsoft and Windows News
It's been pretty quiet in Microsoft news this morning, but then Game Stack started. Oh, and we get a better idea of how Microsoft's Chrome makeover in Edge should work.
- The Edge Insider Addons site was discovered. It seems that it may have been removed. [Techdows]
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- Game Stack was announced, which is a great hit on Xbox Live tools on the platform. Oh. [XDA Developers]
Google and Android News
While Android Q was released yesterday (and we have a comprehensive summary of all the features coming soon!), It has been a little less exciting for Google and Android news today. Some interesting things still occurred.
- Google puts an end to crappy ads. It took away 2.3 million just last year! [Thurrott]
- Spotlight Stories, the domestic animated movie studio at Google, shuts down. REST IN PEACE. [The Verge]
- Samsung is believed to work on a "perfect full screen display". No camera cutouts, no notches. Just a big ol screen. [The Verge]
- For Pi Day, a Google employee calculated the number of a record 31 trillion numbers. So many numbers. [Engadget]
- WhatsApp is beta testing reverse image search directly in messages. [XDA Developers]
- Some details of Motorola's upcoming foldable Razr phone leaked, including the fact that it is curious to use a Snapdragon 710 processor. [XDA Developers]
- Continued calls on Google Assistant speakers now work in the UK.
A MIT robot that can grab things, Samsung's new 12GB DRAM chips and more.
- MIT did a "flyrap gripper" robot that can hold 100 times its weight and also take advantage of nice things. I want one. [Engadget]
- Samsung is now mass-producing its 12GB DRAM chips. We live in exciting times … I think. [XDA Developers]
- 71 percent of Americans said they didn't trust autonomous cars. It is a lower proportion than I expected if we were honest. [Gizmodo]
- Facebook was down for many people all day yesterday. Telegram received three million new users as a result. Wild. [The Verge]
- HTC's upcoming VR service will be launched on April 2 for $ 99 per year. [Engadget]
- Ikea delayed its clever blinds until later this year. Boo! [The Verge]
- Razer announced some new, affordable game accessories. OK! [Engadget]
Look, I'm not saying it's all that happened – but that's the really cool thing.
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