Google Chrome to block ads, and a new phone turns headsIn this week's wrap-up, Google announces Chrome will protect users against the most annoying ads. Meanwhile, a new company called Essential unveils a phone with a barely there bezel.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. Google announced that built-in ad-blocking is coming to its web browser at Google Chrome in early 2018. This feature will block ads that do not comply with Better Ads standards as outlined by the Coalition of Better Ads. That means that Chrome will not block all ads, just the most intrusive and annoying. There's a new Android phone making waves. It's called the Essential PH-1, and it's made by a company founded by the creator of Android, Andy Rubin. The device features a 5.7 inch screen that dominates the front of the phone with a cut-out on the top or front-facing camera. It also features a magnetic connector on the back for accessories. The PH1 is available for preorder for around $700 and will ship soon. Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference starts on June 5th and runs through June 9th. Expect new versions of iOS, MacOS, WatchOS, and even tvOS. There are reports that Apple will introduce a new ten point five inch iPad pro and maybe a Siri smart speaker that could take on amazon's echo and google home. We'll have full coverage right here at cnet dot come. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today available today for ios and android