Author: Mobile Syrup

Google CEO says YouTube is too big to manage all harmful content

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai says it’s too hard to try and fix YouTube’s issues with harmful content.
In an interview on CNN, Pichai said it was difficult to try and remove all the harmful content 100 percent of the time because of how big YouTube is.
“We’ve gotten much better at using a combination of machines and humans,” Pichai said. “So it’s one of those things, let’s say we’re getting it right 99 [percent] of the time, you’ll still be able to find examples. Our goal is to take that to a very, very small percentage well below 1 [percent].”
CNBC reported that this, however, is still not 100 percent possible.
“Any large scale systems, it’s tough,” Pichai said. “Think about credit card systems, there’s some fraud in that. … Anything when you run at that scale, you have to think about percentages.”
Pichai did add that Google was “confident” in making “significant progress” and that fixing the problem will get better. He also noted he wished Google could have fixed the problem sooner.

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Videotron launches $75/17GB promotional plan

In response to Rogers’ new Infinite plans, Quebec-based regional carrier Videotron has launched a new limited-time 17GB promotional plan.
Priced at $75 per month when customers bring their own device to the carrier, the plan includes unlimited Canada-wide calling and text messaging, as well as call waiting.
Customers can also pick between two of the three following features: call display, call forwarding and voicemail. Also included is access to Videotron’s Club Illico video streaming platform.
The same plan is also available for $110 per month when customers purchase a new smartphone from the carrier.
The promotion is available until July 9th.
Visit Videotron’s website for more details.
Source: Videotron
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Google Play Console listing suggests a Nvidia Shield TV refresh is coming

One of the most well-regarded Android TV devices could soon see a refresh.
Over the weekend, Android Police spotted a Google Play Developer Console listing for what it believes is a new variant of the Nvidia Shield TV. The new variant, codenamed “mdarcy,” reportedly includes Android 9 Pie. By comparison, the current Shield TV, codenamed “darcy,” still runs off of Android Oreo.
Notably, the new device features the same Tegra X1 T210 system-on-a-chip as the current Shield TV (and Nintendo Switch), according to the listing. However, Android Police speculates, based on evidence from XDA Developers, that mdarcy will include Nvidia’s updated t210b01 chipset.
In March, XDA Developers found evidence to suggest Nvidia is working on new controller and remote models for the Shield TV.
Nvidia first released the Shield TV in 2015. The company refreshed the device in 2017 with a slimmer model. In that time, the Shield TV has built up something of a cult following thanks to continued software support..

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Musical puzzle game OCO is a must play [Game of the Week]

If you’re looking for a quick hit puzzle game that’s not a connect-three-type game like Candy Crush, look no further than OCO.
You can play this musical puzzle game in one hand, and its mind-bending levels are challenging, fun and incredibly satisfying to beat.
The game provides players with a unique audio-visual experience as they traverse each course. The game’s soundtrack is procedurally generated based upon the action that the player takes.
Each level has a thumping bass track, then your movements layer a variety of electronic synth sounds on top of that. You don’t need to play the game with volume on, but it adds to the experience.
The central premise is to move your block in a circular motion around the course, which is also a circle, to collect yellow blocks.
To understand the game and how the playable block moves, I first need to mention that the centre of the circular course has a gravitational pull. You can jump with a single tap, but gravity always pulls you back do..

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Google brings back parking location reminder to Assistant

Google has developed many useful tools for smartphone users over the years and inexplicably taken many of them away. One such feature was the ability to remember your parking location, something that was part of the wonderful — and now defunct — Google Now.
Many of the best parts of Google Now became Google Assistant, or have been added to Assistant since its inception. The most recent of those is the ability to remember your parking location.
Assistant uses your location history to estimate where you stop driving and start walking, and suggests this as your parking spot. While it may not always be the most accurate, but it’s still a helpful feature, especially for the forgetful who can’t remember where they left their car.
Of course, you don’t have to use Assistant to get this benefit either. Google Maps offers an option to mark where you’ve parked, but you have to do this manually. In other words, if you can’t remember where you parked, you’ll likely forget to save your parking locat..

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