The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on touchscreen-enable Chromebooks, not too dissimilar from what we’ve seen in most Windows 8 hybrid laptops. The report also says that the company is looking to launch these devices as early as the end of the year.
What the report [...]Read More »
As part of its plans to expand its pre-order program, Google has published a new video showing off a more realistic and fleshed out version of its upcoming wearable headset, Google Glass.
The current UI appears to be centered around a voice-activated command, “Ok glass.” The display will show a [...]Read More »
Check out the hilarious trailer for ‘The Internship’, an upcoming movie about working at Google [Video]
The Internship is an upcoming comedy that stars Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and is directed by Shawn Levy. Why am I telling you about this? Because The Internship isn’t just your regular comedy, it’s a comedy that’s set in Google.
The plot sees Vaughn and Wilson’s characters losing their job [...]Read More »
Reports are surfacing claiming that Google feels they need a way to directly introduce their products to consumers. The Nexus devices and Chromebooks aren’t easily available for consumers to try before buying, and the company wants to change that. What better way to do than that by opening a completely [...]Read More »
Woah, is that a BlackBerry Z10 with an HTC logo? Oh, an iPhone 5 with an HTC logo? My bad. That’s the HTC One!
The company’s latest flagship possesses quite a few similarities to the star devices of their competitors, and it’s looking actually quite good for it. While previous [...]Read More »
Australian developer Dan Nolan has discovered that Google is sending him the name, suburb (where people live), and email address of anyone buying his app on the Google Play store.
He discovered it after checking his merchant account to update his seller payment details. He isn’t sure about customer details [...]Read More »
Australians have been warned against using Apple Maps before, and it looks like they’re getting another reminder that Apple’s built-in maps application just isn’t quite ready for prime time.
The Country Fire Authority in Victoria is telling people to “to disregard Apple Maps township locations and instead focus on street [...]Read More »
If you couldn’t care less about watching the Grammys, you might have missed one of Google’s best ads for the Nexus 4. But really, it couldn’t have just as easily been an ad for Google Now, as the service is the prime focus of the ad anyway. The ad depicts [...]Read More »
…to be the default search engine on iOS.
Like their relationship with Samsung, Apple and Google remain rivals despite the fact that they actually kind of work together. In fact, Apple will be earning a whopping $1 billion from Google this year. The reason? Because Google is the default search [...]Read More »
Now this is pretty weird. If you use Google Search, you might be aware that the tool can do a lot more than just finding stuff. It can convert measurements, currencies, do instant translations, and even make calculations for you. But what happens when you enter an equation that the [...]Read More »
It’s no secret that Google likes airplanes, in fact, that’s how they first demoed Project Glass at Google I/O last year. Google currently has its private planes, including their own Boeing 737 and 747 jets, parked at the Moffett Federal Airfield.
Now the company is looking to close an $82 [...]Read More »
“You don’t need [a zero-day exploit] to attack most Android devices if consumers are running 13-month old software,” says Chris Soghoian. Soghoian is principal technologist and senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union. He believes that the reason why there are millions of Android phones in the hands [...]Read More »
Scientists from the University of Surrey in the UK are getting ready to launch their latest satellite, on February 25th. It’s called the STRaND-1, and it has a very interesting characteristic. It’s powered by a smartphone. A Google Nexus One to be exact.
The satellite, which is a 30cm CubeSat [...]Read More »
Microsoft tells users to ditch Gmail for Outlook.com because Microsoft “doesn’t go through your email to sell ads”
So while we take a break from all the Apple versus Samsung lawsuits, why don’t we shift our attention over to the brewing Microsoft versus Google battle. This time, we have Microsoft on the offensive with their current “Scroogled” ad campaign — which also cost them a seven figure amount. [...]Read More »
Looks like Android 5.0 isn’t the only thing Google has planned for its Google I/O conference, at least if this video is talking about a real product in development. If it is indeed real, Google will be launching a laptop that would match Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro’s in pixel-density, while [...]Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Initial reports pegged a reveal around Feb. 17, but I guess HP decided to unveil its latest laptop earlier. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is the first ever HP laptop dedicated to running Google’s Chrome OS, and it is officially here.
The HP Pavilion [...]Read More »
Wine for Android lets you run Windows programs on your phone or tablet, but it is still a work-in-progress
Wine is a free Linux program that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux (e.g. run Microsoft Word on Ubuntu via Wine). Alexandre Julliard, a developer, is developing an ARM-friendly Wine compatibility layer that runs on Android. So Wine on Android mean Windows programs on your phone — if [...]Read More »
An upcoming book co-authored by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen was previewed by The Wall Street Journal, and it looks like China’s reputation as of late isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The book is called The New Digital Age, and it says that China is the ”the [...]Read More »
Leaked documents from Qualcomm have revealed a spring announcement for Google’s Android 5.0. The documents have since been taken down by request of Qualcomm, but the information in it, as always, will live forever on the internet.
One of the documents say that the “K release” of Android should be [...]Read More »
If you ever tried taking a peek at North Korea through Google Maps before, you’d have to be content with the image above. Sparse, with no details about roads or any sort of locations within North Korea for that matter — just the landmass. Thanks to the data that Google [...]Read More »
While YouTube currently charges for things like movies and TV shows, individual channels remain free for everyone to subscribe to and watch. A report from AdAge says that Google is looking into launching paid subscriptions for a particular set of channels, with prices ranging from $1 to $5 a month.[...]Read More »
Since release, Nexus 4 has been one of those “have” or “have not” type products. A combination of extremely low price, excellent specs, and low supply has turned Nexus 4 into one of the hardest smartphones to get a hold of over the past few months. However, in recent weeks [...]Read More »
Google has redesigned a lot of its core services like Gmail and even turning Google Docs into Google Drive. So it’s about time that they made significant changes to how image searches work, as its mostly stayed the same over the years save for the few tweaks here and there.[...]Read More »
If the same company that’s making something like Project Glass is doing something else that’s also unheard of, you wouldn’t be very surprised now, would you? That’s why this latest rumor about what Google’s up to now is exciting — if it’s real, and there’s a good chance it is, [...]Read More »
Google protects user privacy and defies the government by asking for search warrants to access Gmail emails
To most Americans (and other countries that have laws to protect citizens from search and seizure without warrant), it may come as a surprise that a search warrant is not required for the American government to access private emails. This is due to the ‘Electronic Communications Privacy Act’ (ECPA), a [...]Read More »
Google has become a very integral part of our lives. And in Windows 8, though Google has said that it won’t develop anymore apps, there is the official Google Search app. Now if Google is doing right thing by not developing anymore apps is the subject for another article. As [...]Read More »
Protect your Google account (Gmail) by enabling SMS (text message) notifications for suspicious activity [Tip]
Google has a useful ‘account activity’ monitor built into Gmail that allows you to check to see where the latest logins to your account were made from. This helps you identify if there was unauthorized access to your account. Another useful security feature Google has is the ability to notify [...]Read More »
This little donkey has been making the rounds on the internet lately — from Twitter all the way to Fox News. Twitter user @TheRealSheldonCooper posted the picture above on the social network, which is actually a Google Street View image in Botswana. People assumed that the donkey was behind the [...]Read More »
The traditional password is now considered by many to be a security flaw. A combination of characters that can be cracked or even guessed is probably not the best way to safeguard our online lives today, and services like LastPass or 1Password provide an alternative through their software-generated passwords. But [...]Read More »
Back when Facebook just started, it was not really considered to be a competitor to Google. After all, Facebook was (is) a social network while Google was (is) primarily a search engine. Now, however, Google and Facebook are rivals in more than one way. Aside from just fighting for advertising [...]Read More »
Companies, specifically tech companies, may not be people in and of themselves but they do have characteristics (or personalities, if you will). Because of these characteristics, it is often enticing to compare the companies to other things, like celebrities or popular personalities. In the case of the following comic, tech [...]Read More »
Federal Trade Commission drops cases against Google, and Google promises changes to mitigate anti-competitive concerns
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has closed its investigation of Google’s potentially anti-competitive practices related to Google Search and other services. The verdict? Google’s services are now in the clear and considered good for users and competition. In other words, FTC did not find enough anti-competitive wrongdoing on [...]Read More »
Google, in a press conference along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Senator Charles Schumer, have announced that it is going to provide free Wi-Fi service to Chelsea, a New York City neighborhood.
The company says that it hopes to keep the thousands of residents and millions [...]Read More »
Now this is definitely one of the stranger bugs we’ll come across. A bug in Google’s text-to-speech engine that affects the Google Now and Google Translate services causes it to add the phrase “he now praises the iPad” to sentences ending with “end with,” “enraged with,” and “filled with.”
The [...]Read More »