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Google Lens will give Assistant eyes, and WannaCry wreaks havocIn this week's wrap-up, Google shows off new features coming to Google Assistant and Google Photos that let the apps give you information on things based on images alone. On the dark side of tech, the ransomware known as WannaCry continues to make a mess...
This is CNet, and here are the stories that matter right now. At Google's developer conference the company showed off improvements to assistant and Google Photos that were taking advantage of a new technology called Google Lens. Google Lens will allow a system to give you information based on what the camera is seeing at the time. Lens will bring the ability for Google Photos to identify things within your pictures, such as buildings or paintings. Google also could use Google Assistant for IOS. The company also announced new features for its Amazon eco competitor, the Google Home. Home will gain the ability to call any phone number in the US and Canada for free. Additionally, Home will be able to show you information about things you're asking about on your television if you have a Chrome Cast attached. The ransomeware know as Wannacry continues to wreak havoc. So far, more than 200,000 computers have been affected. Wannacry encrypts documents on Windows computers and asks users to pay a fee to fix the problem. However, payment does not guarantee recovery of your files. Variants of Wannacry have also popped up in the wild. If your computer is running Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8, run Windows update to protect your machine. And, finally, Disney CEO Bob Iger says hackers claim to have stolen a copy of an unreleased Disney movie. Iger stated that the hackers are threatening to release the film unless Disney pays up. However, Disney is not going to comply according to the CEO. Reports say the movie in question is Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales, but that is unconfirmed. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app available for iOS and Android.