Google has previously said that consumer versions of Google Glass aren’t due until another year from now, meaning that most people will only get the chance to own one sometime in 2014. Developers and “Explorers” on the other hand, have been showing off for awhile now. And after seeing so [...]Read More »
In the wake of Bill Gates’ controversy in South Korea due to a handshake gone wrong, Google co-founder Larry Page has also visited the country and met with President Geun Hye Park. And as you can see in the image above, he of course showed Bill Gates how a handshake [...]Read More »
In a rather odd turn of events, Google’s much-acclaimed voice search/commands platform Google Now is available for iPad and iPhone users. Until now, Google Now was only available to Android devices running version 4.1 Jelly Bean and up.
If you’re not familiar with Google Now, it’s essentially a personalized web [...]Read More »
Like seemingly every other piece of consumer electronics these days, it was only a matter of time before Google Glass was cracked open for savvy coders to do as they please.
Jay Freeman, who goes by the handle Saurik, gained root access to Google Glass’ version of Android after a [...]Read More »
This is extremely creepy; Google’s airplane takes a photo of a guy showing off his new car to his aunt, who also happens to be taking a photo at the same time.Read More »
If you’ve never heard of it, Wolfram Alpha is a pretty unique search engine tool. It’s specifically designed to “compute answers” and “provide knowledge.” It essentially generates an extremely detailed report of any topic that you query. Wolfram is very popular with students, mainly because of the type of content [...]Read More »
Google releases Chrome Office Viewer extension, will help you avoid those pesky virus-infected Office files
Google just released a new Chrome extension called the Chrome Office Viewer — it of course let’s you open and view Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint only) directly in your browser. It sounds like just another way to make things more convenient (and make Chrome OS sound more [...]Read More »
We’re all pretty aware what Google’s Glass project is capable of at this point, and those lucky few who already have their hands on the device have been kind of enough to rub it in our faces. But it looks like those online videos and official spec sheets haven’t quite [...]Read More »
Instant Preview on Google Search is the feature that allows you to view a preview of a website shown in search results without actually going to the website (see screenshot above). While it is not known if this is a permanent or temporary change to Google Search, it appears that [...]Read More »
Google is known to love including easter eggs in all sorts of things. From playing Snake on YouTube to the unlockable ninja on Google Reader, their exploits are well documented. But who knew the company even has easter eggs in real life?
Tarah Feinberg of iCrossing has revealed one of [...]Read More »
As it would turn out, Google Now may not be unique to the Android platform after all. Thanks to a recent development, it looks like Google may be gearing up to take the Google Now service to the web.
Surprisingly, this is directly tied to the iGoogle shut down which [...]Read More »
It would appear Microsoft and Bing have run into a bit of a problem. I mean besides the fact that Bing is not quite as useful a search engine of course. Then again, this issue will only affect those smart dotTechies out there using a secure connection.
A poorly configured [...]Read More »
Last month we told you about a rumor that Google would be combining Google Talk, Google Voice and Google Hangouts into one universal chat platform called Google Babble. It turns out that while the idea of the new service from Google still holds true, the name is looking a little [...]Read More »
Google Glass’ companion app, MyGlass, might have just revealed some big new features for Android in the gaming space. The code behind the app contained a full suite of Google Play services, and Android Police reports that a fully featured multiplayer gaming service was found within it.
The features that [...]Read More »
First Google announced that it had shipped the first units of Google Glass to the first lucky owners. A day after that, we got a glimpse at what it was like opening up a Google Glass box. Now, quite fittingly, the doors have been blasted wide open and numerous videos [...]Read More »
Google and Provo officials have announced that Provo, Utah will be the third city to get the ultra-fast Google Fiber internet service. This follows the recent announcement of the second city to get gigabit internet from Google, Austin. If you don’t already know, Google Fiber will provide download speeds of [...]Read More »
It’s been over a month since Google announced that it would be shutting down the beloved Google Reader on July 1st, and there’s a really good chance that you’ve moved on to one of the many alternatives by now. And if you haven’t yet, maybe dotTech can help you with [...]Read More »
If you’ve ever been involved in a Google Hangout before via Google+ then you know there’s one thing in particular that can ruin the moment: typing. Needless to say, one way to tell if someone is paying attention to you via a Google Hangout is by the sound of their [...]Read More »
Google forbids developers from displaying ads on Google Glass and says free apps only (no paid apps)
Since the confirmation of Google Glass, the Internet has been abuzz with jokes about how Google Glass will be littered with what Google does best: advertisements. It seems these fears were (are) somewhat unfounded because Google has just published a list of guidelines for developers who want to create third-party [...]Read More »
Just a day after announcing that the first shipments of Google Glass had gone out to the first lucky users, we have what is most likely the first peek into what it’s like unboxing Google Glass.
Brandon Allgood’s clearly excited about the future with Google Glass, as the device is [...]Read More »
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has made an interesting prediction that you might see as an optimistic view of our future — or a downright impossible view that belongs in Crazy Town. Schmidt believes that by 2020, everyone on this earth will be connected to the internet.
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“For every person
Forget Google Fiber! Japanese internet-provider So-net, which is backed by Son, has just begun offering what might be the best deal on internet plans ever. The Sony-owned company is now providing subscribers with 2Gbps download speeds and 1Gbps upload speeds for a mere $50 a month. I know, it’s sounds [...]Read More »
BitTorrent has just announced the release of BitTorrent Surf, a sharing plugin that “brings BitTorrent to your browser.” Basically, BitTorrent Surf hopes to eliminate the need for a separate torrent client and make downloading easier.
In addition to making downloading content easier, BitTorrent is hoping that Surf will make discovering [...]Read More »
Google has just took a major step into making the Glass-wearing future they envision a reality. The company has just announced that the first units meant for those in the Glass Explorers program are now shipping, the API and documentation have been released and they’ve also revealed all the tech [...]Read More »
Like it or not, we’re all going to someday kick the bucket. The problem with this is, today we’re all increasingly living our lives on the internet. Wouldn’t it be a little awkward when we have all our data still floating around online after we pass? Online profiles still there [...]Read More »
Search engines like Google and Bing index the web. The web contains thousands (millions?) of malware links, either malicious websites or malicious downloads. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that malware links can be found when searching via a search engine. The people at major search engines, including Google and Bing, [...]Read More »
As I’m sure most dotTechies know, VirusTotal is an awesome online virus/malware scanner that allows users to scan files and programs for viruses or malware using over 40 different anti-virus/anti-malware engines.
VirusTotal historically had a maximum file size limit of 20 MB. Files above 20 MB were not able to [...]Read More »
Recall that rumor last month about Google combining all its chat platforms under one roof of Google Babble? Yeah, well, that rumor has just been supercharged with a rumor that Google might purchase WhatsApp, the developer of the insanely popular instant-texting WhatsApp Messanger.
Quoting “an inside source”, Digital Trends is [...]Read More »
Youtube is shutting down, Gmail launches Gmail Blue, and new Google Nose search engine is powered by smell [Video]
Google has gone mad orRead More »
Do you know why Apple is ‘Apple’, Google is ‘Google’, Microsoft is ‘Microsoft’, etc.?Read More »
Google announces ‘Google Shopping Express’, provides “low cost” same-day shipping of goods bought online
There are three big reasons physical stores are still in business despite the onslaught of online shopping websites: some things you just can’t buy online, some people like to “touch” products before buying them, and shipping of goods bought online typically takes three or more days unless you pay for [...]Read More »
Short video by Google and accompanying website explain how Gmail works.Read More »
Google announces ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’, promises not to sue users and developers of open-source software unless sued first
In the midst of ongoing legal battles in the tech industry, there has arisen what some may consider to be a beacon of hope: ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’. Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge (OPN) is an initiative recently announced by Google that has Google promising “we pledge not to sue any [...]Read More »
If you are depressed, do not go to Bing.Read More »
Every year the Language Council of Sweden publishes a list of top ten new words popularly used in Sweden. The latest list, published December 2012, included the word ‘ungoogleable’ (‘ogooglebar’ in Swedish), meaning something that cannot be found via a search engine. Google, apparently, doesn’t like the word and has [...]Read More »