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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Find the Best Smart Speaker for You

Choose wisely and you’ll make your life a whole lot easier.

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14 Creepy Things Google May Know About You

You're not going to believe all the info Google has on you...but it's true. And here's what you can do...



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How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Your Android Phone

Google Assistant is always listing on your Android phone. Here's how to stop it.


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Is Google Pay Safe? What to Know About This Contactless Payment App

Google Pay offers speed and convenience, but before you sign up, find out just how secure this contactless payment app...

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How to Change Your Google Assistant’s Voice

Customize your devices with all the unique, personable voices the Google Assistant has to offer.


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20 Google Maps Tricks You’ll Want to Try Immediately

If you think Google Maps is just about getting from point A to point B, we've got some news for...


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Here’s How Google Street View Gets Its Pictures

Because we know you've wondered how they obtain those eerily accurate pictures of your house.


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The Gmail Trick That’s Been Around for 15 Years—But Few People Know About It

People with more than one Gmail address should take note.


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Funny Things to Ask Google Home

As efficient and impressive as they can be, these devices can also provide quite a bit of entertainment. There are...

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Your Cheat Sheet to Google Home Commands

Google has done an incredible job of expanding its Google Home commands, so if you have the device, or are...


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The 2 Things Google Home Can Do That Alexa Can’t

Hint: One feature has to do with search.


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If You See These Strange Calendar Invites, Don’t Accept!

Scammers are exploiting a default setting in Google Calendar to get people to provide personal information.


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9 Hidden Google Map Tricks You Never Knew About

Fifteen looks pretty good on Google Maps. In honor of its birthday, the app added a host of new features...


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This New Feature on Google Maps Will Help You Find Parking in Minutes

Google wants to solve your parking nightmares—which means no more circling for hours and hours.


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So, How Does Google Actually Work?

It's not magic, but the tech wizardry behind the world's favorite search engine may still amaze you.


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Why You Need to Stop Using Facebook, Twitter, or Google to Log Into Apps

You could be giving hackers the key to invade your privacy.


This Man Was Trying to Find a Poem at His Small-Town Library. How the Librarian Helped Will Blow You...

The heartwarming ways a small-town library got by before Google and the internet.


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Strange Secrets About Websites You Use Every Day

Why is Facebook blue? Why is Google buying up electricity? Can you really sell ANYTHING on eBay? We found the...


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How Google Became the Best Place to Work

For the fourth consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine. Here's why.


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Cool Photography: Google Faces Finds Smiles from Space

Have satellites captured optical illusions in these pictures of Earth, or is the planet really emoting? Take a look for...


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How the Brain Works With Google, GPS, and Other Technologies

See how five technologies scramble your brain: GPS turns you into a terrible driver, Google mucks with your memory, texting...

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