Tag Archive: History


Go over that troll’s comment history with YouTube’s new Profile Cards

The comment history is restricted to only the current channel, however.

What you need to know YouTube is launching a new feature called Profile Cards, which it hopes will encourage users to “explore comments, build connections with others.” When scrolling through the comments on a video, you can now click on a person’s name to launch their Profile Card. This contains information like their name, subscriber counts, and their entire comment history on the channel in question.  [Read More…]

This Black Friday deal tells you about your family’s DNA history for less

DNA tests have continued to be popular year after year as more people grow curious about their families’ genealogical history. There’s a ton of companies offering DNA analysis, but one of the leaders in the space is AncestryDNA.

Right now, you can save close to 50% off the AncestryHealth Core kit, which includes all the core ancestral features included with a standard AncestryDNA kit along with health and wellness reports that helps to identify how your DNA might influence certain  [Read More…]

Google announces biggest ever corporate purchase of green energy in history

Google’s latest energy purchases will increase its existing renewable energy portfolio by over 40 percent.

What you need to know Google has announced that it is making the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy yet. The purchase includes a 1,600-megawatt (MW) package of agreements and 18 new energy deals. The purchase will increase Google’s portfolio of wind and solar agreements worldwide to 5,500 MW.

In 2017, Google became the first tech giant to reach 100% renewable energy  [Read More…]

How to auto-delete your Google location and activity history

Google has a ton of data. About you. About me. About almost everyone. It’s the gift and curse surrounding its services. The company is consistently linked to things on Android like voice search, web browsing, data usage, and even your location.

How to get Android 10’s Focus Mode for your phone now Android 10 now available for Pixel phones

For most people, location logging is the one topic that freaks them out enough to worry or consider changes. It’s important  [Read More…]

Google now lets you auto-delete your location history and activity data

Available right now in the Google app for Android and iOS.

What you need to know Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and web/app activity data. You can schedule it to be deleted every 3 or 18 months. The tool is available now in the Google app for Android and iOS.

Privacy and security are of ever-increasing importance, especially when large companies like Google store so much of our personal data. Google gets a lot  [Read More…]

The history of Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime day is one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, right next to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon started the event back in 2016, and whether you love it or you hate it, you can be sure that you’ll hear everyone talking about it.

Prime Day is a shopping event that consists of thousands of deals, some of which last for a few minutes or hours, and others that last all day. Typically there are a  [Read More…]

Android Central’s latest t-shirt is a history lesson

There isn’t a single piece of Android history on your upper torso, and we’re here to change that. Android Central is doing a limited-time run at Teespring from today until June 28. This design is running the gamut from Android 1.5 Cupcake to Android 9 Pie. Drag your more mundane friends kicking and screaming down memory lane by recounting the quirks of every single generation of Android!

The shirts are 100% premium cotton, available in blue, light blue,  [Read More…]

Of course Google tracks your purchase history using Gmail

Yes Google collects purchase data, because it always has, and that’s not all it collects.

CNBC seems to think it’s breaking some sort of news in pointing out the fact that Google uses Gmail to track your online purchase history. The revelation comes from seeing a (relatively) new Google Account page that lets you view every purchase that Google has stored, which rightfully bothers some who didn’t realize this was something Google was collecting; or, at least  [Read More…]

Win an exclusive piece of Google and Android history!

Every year at Mobile World Congress, the Android Garden is where Google presents its best products and services, from Android (obviously) to Google Assistant, Maps, and Photos. However, Google and its partners also provide one of the biggest challenges for all attendees who want to participate in something super fun: the Android Partner Walk. Specifically, the challenge to collect two exclusive pins per company, which are only available on certain days.

These pins have become the unofficial trade  [Read More…]

A brief history of Android releases (podcast)

How long have you owned an Android phone? Were you there when the T-Mobile G1 kicked off the platform more than one decade ago? We were, and we remember what it was like to own an Android phone.

As much as we loved our handsets at the time, we’ve really come to appreciate new features as they rolled out with each of the Android releases. Some we felt immediately and added to the experience; others laid the groundwork for other  [Read More…]