Over the past year, Google has weathered a whole host of controversies — from to — amid the wide-ranging challenges of the pandemic. So it must have been a relief for the company to spend a couple of hours focused exclusively on the marvels of tech it’s been cooking up.
That’s what we got in itson Tuesday: everything from new features in and updates for Google Maps and Search to forward-looking efforts on and the video conferencing “magic window” of . It was an impressive showing.
You can read all about that here, among the other in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.
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