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Google Apologizes For Wiping Google Wifi And OnHub Devices, Locking Users Out

Google has confirmed the glitch that crashed a number of Google hardware such as Google Wifi and OnHub routers. Even Chromecast and Gmail for mobile devices have been affected by the problem.

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Google Replaces Android Default Texting App With A Deadly iMessage Rival

Google announced that it is leading an industry-wide initiative to adopt Rich Communication Services for text messaging. Naturally, this would mean that all stakeholders and partners will be using one SMS app only, which is the so-called Android Messages.

Google February 24, 2017

Fighting The Good Fight: Google Donates $11.5 Million To Bolster Racial Equality And Justice Causes

Google has announced its commitment to bolster racial equity in the country’s criminal justice system, believing that data can be part of that step forward. It’s donating $11.5 million for the cause, significantly larger than its previous efforts.

Google February 24, 2017

Google Cracks Old Crypto Algorithm, SHA-1 Now Unsafe: Why You Should Panic

Using massive computing power, Google has successfully attacked a cryptographic algorithm used to validate digital signatures. The cracked algorithm is also widely used to protect digital assets such as credit card transactions.

Google February 24, 2017

Google Sues Uber, Otto For Stealing Waymo's Self-Driving Car Secrets, Design, Highly Confidential Documents

Google filed a lawsuit alleging that Uber and Otto stole the design of its custom LiDAR system, critical in Waymo's self-driving car technology. It also accused the defendants of downloading trade secrets and blueprints, among others.

Google February 23, 2017

Android Secret Menu Lets You Use Cool Experimental Features: Here's How To Unlock It

Google has hidden a secret menu in Android that will let users customize their devices using experimental features. Its access is easy only if you know the trick in finding it.

Google February 21, 2017

Google Project Fi Enables VoLTE Phone Calls For Some Customers: Perks And Drawbacks

Google announced that in recent weeks, it has been testing VoLTE connections for some Project Fi subscribers. Here's what you need to know about the process and the perks/drawbacks it entails.

Google February 20, 2017

In Depth: Fight Against Fake News Continues, Google News Expands 'Fact Check' Tag To More Countries

Google extends its fact check tag to its regular search, news site, and Google News & Weather iOS and Android application to South American countries.

Google February 19, 2017

Google Invites Netizens To Discover Beauty Of Africa: Street View Adds Senegal, Ghana, And Uganda

Google has added Senegal, Ghana, And Uganda to its Street View application. With the latest addition, Google's Street view now adds up to 81 countries across the globe with seven in Africa.

Google February 17, 2017

Remember Google's Project Loon? Breakthrough Could Speed Up The Launch Of Alphabet's Internet-Providing Balloons

Project Loon, which looks to launch balloons into the stratosphere that will be able to provide internet connectivity to users on Earth, just made a major breakthrough. The technology is now years closer to becoming a reality.

Google February 17, 2017

You Can Now Do Your Shopping Via Google Home: Here’s How

Google has now rolled out an update to its smart speaker that will let users shop online using their voice. However, there are a few limitations to consider.

Google February 16, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Personally Responds To 7-Year-Old Girl Who Wants To Work For Google

Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to a girl's application letter asking for a job. Pichai says he looks forward to receiving the girl's application once she's done with school.

Google February 16, 2017

Google Outs Cloud Spanner, Its Globally Distributed Database Service For Mission-Critical Applications

Google has now officially opened Cloud Spanner, after residing in its internal operations for the most part. Spanner offers both transactional capabilities of traditional relational databases and the scale-out architecture of NoSQL database services.

Google February 15, 2017

Google Experiment Shows Robots Can Collaborate, Co-Exist Then Turn Selfish: Is Skynet Imminent?

A Google DeepMind experiment used multi-agent reinforcement learning to determine the emergence of cooperation in AI. Well, they did not only collaborate but they also got killer instincts.

Google February 14, 2017

Google Maps Update: How To Make And Share Lists And Why You Should

Google Maps got a neat new update that now allows users to create lists and share them with friends and family. Here's a quick guide on how to create shareable lists in Google Maps, and how they could come in handy.

Google February 14, 2017

Survival Of The Fittest AI: Google DeepMind Reveals AIs Choose Aggression Or Cooperation In Social Dilemmas

A Google DeepMind study reveals that A.I. agents have human tendencies when it comes to survival. A.I.s pitted against each other exhibit aggression or cooperation based on rewards.

Google February 12, 2017

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Get Exclusive Instant Tethering Feature For Automatic Internet Connection

The newly released Instant Tethering keeps your Google devices automatically connected to the internet. There is no word yet if the feature will also head to other Android phones.

Google February 11, 2017

YouTube Go Beta Released On Google Play Store: Save Videos For Offline Viewing, Share Them With Friends

Google has silently released a beta version of the YouTube Go app on the Google Play Store. The app works like the regular YouTube app, but with added features to cater to users who are often on limited internet connections.

Google February 10, 2017

New Google Brain Software Cleans Up Pixelated Images: Could ‘Zoom And Enhance’ Finally Be A Reality?

Google Brain, Alphabet’s deep learning research arm, has come up with a software that can enhance pixelated source images with the aid neural networks. Real-world implementations of this, while obvious, pose questions.

Google February 7, 2017

Google Collaborates With H&M's Ivyrevel For The Data Dress, Customized Based On The Wearer's Daily Routine

Google is teaming up with Ivyrevel, the digital fashion house of H&M, for Coded Couture. The project will create pieces of the unique and fashionable Data Dress, which will be based on data that will be collected from users.

Google February 6, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Rumors Reveal Price Hike, Android 8.0, And More

Rumors indicate that Google is now in the early stage of Pixel 2 development and is testing components with partners to introduce improvements and new features. The device is also expected to launch with Android 8.0.

Google February 6, 2017

Super Bowl 51: Google’s Super Bowl Ad Triggers Google Home Devices Nationwide

Google’s ad for its smart speaker, Home, which aired during this year’s Super Bowl, apparently triggered a number of smart home devices along with it. The minute-long spot showcased Google’s Amazon Echo rival.

Google February 6, 2017

Google Must Submit Emails Stored In Foreign Servers To The FBI, US Judge Rules

Google must hand over emails from a foreign server as part of an FBI probe, a U.S. judge has ruled. The company, however, plans to repeal the ruling, relying on a precedent set by a similar case involving Microsoft.

Google February 6, 2017

Google Stopping Pixel XL And Pixel Production?

A new rumor suggested that Google would be stopping production of its flagship smartphone Pixel and Pixel XL. The rumor started when a TELUS customer received an e-mail from the carrier stating the news.

Google February 4, 2017

Google Serves Up New Carousel Feature For Advanced Recipe Search

Google launched an advanced search feature for looking up recipes that includes a carousel of suggestions.

Google February 2, 2017

Google Dethrones Apple As World's Most Valuable Brand, Ending iPhone Maker's 5-Year Reign

Google has ended Apple's five-year reign at the top, emerging as the world's most valuable brand. Brand Finance reports a sharp 27 percent decline in Apple's brand value.

Google February 2, 2017

A Mother Learned How To Build A Home For Her Four Children By Watching YouTube Tutorials

Cara Brookins built a home with her four children by learning from YouTube tutorials. Brookins has released an autobiographical book, 'Rise: How A House Built A Family,' chronicling how her family came together for the massive act.

Google January 30, 2017

In Depth: How Google Is Fighting 4 Types Of Misleading And Fake Ads

Google ramped up efforts to ensure the safety of its users by combatting fake news and ads that violate the company’s strict policy in 2016. Here’s how Google did it

Google January 29, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Tipped To Have Better Camera And CPU, 'Budget' Pixel Also In Tow

Google Pixel 2 rumors have already started making rounds and the latest report hints not only at an improved camera and CPU, but also a higher price. At the same time, it seems a 'budget' Pixel smartphone is also in the works.

Google January 28, 2017

Google Translate Word Lens Can Now Instantly Convert Japanese Text Into English Through Your Phone's Camera

The Word Lens feature of the Google Translate app now supports Japanese translations. Users will now be able to hover their mobile device's camera over Japanese text and see it displayed in English on their screens.

Google January 27, 2017

Alphabet's 'Other Bets' Start Making Higher Profits Amid Moon Shot Shutdowns

A number of Alphabet's moon shot projects are already paying off, posting improved performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. There are investors, however, who are not impressed, here's why.

Google January 27, 2017

Chrome 56 Makes Page Reloads 28 Percent Faster, Improves Power And Bandwidth Efficiency

The newly released Chrome build 56 addresses an antiquated process that drastically reduces reloading inefficiency. The improved outcome will not only let users reload pages faster but also help them reduce power consumption.

Google January 27, 2017

Google Ramps Up Crackdown On Fake News With 200 Publishers Banned: 1.7 Billion Bad Ads Taken Down In 2016

Google, in its ramping up of the crackdown on fake news, has permanently banned 200 publishers from its AdSense network. The company also took down 1.7 billion bad ads in 2016, double the number from the previous year.

Google January 26, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Date Confirmed In A Puzzle

Google has let out the dates for its I/O 2017 event in an innovative puzzle. The puzzle reveals that the Google I/O would be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater from May 17 to May 19.

Google January 25, 2017

Google Home Expands Capabilities As Honeywell And Belkin WeMo Integrations Go Live: Should Amazon Echo Worry?

Google announced that its smart speaker Google Home has snagged Honeywell and Belkin WeMo as partners. This allows Google to gain ground on Amazon Echo, which has beaten it to the market for about two years.

Google January 25, 2017

Google: 2017 Chromebooks Will Support Android

Soon, you will be able to access Android apps from your Chromebook. Google finally confirms that all Chromebooks coming out in 2017 will support Android apps.

Google January 24, 2017

Google Rolls Out Instant Apps Feature For Android: Download And Run Apps Without Installing Them

First announced in last year's I/O developer conference, Google has now rolled out the Instant App feature of Android for limited testing. The feature allows users to download and run apps without having to install them.

Google January 24, 2017

Google Launches Instant Tethering Feature: Keep Your Android Devices Connected To The Internet Without Hassle

Google has started to roll out Instant Tethering, which would make it easy for users to keep their Android smartphones and tablets connected to the Internet. However, there's a catch for those interested in using the feature.

Google January 22, 2017

Gmail Phishing: Why The Latest Scam May Be The Smartest Trick Out There

A Gmail phishing scam is gaining traction, with quite a number of victims falling for it. Here's how the phishing works and how to protect yourself from it.

Google January 22, 2017

Android One Arriving In US: Can Google Breathe New Life Into Android Brand?

Google's Android One phones promise high-quality smartphone technology for a low price. But its success in a brand-driven market remains to be seen.

Google January 21, 2017

Android 7.1.1 In-Car Bluetooth Problem Solved: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X Users Can Expect The Patch Soon

Google has reportedly fixed the in-car Bluetooth connectivity problem for Nexus 6P and 5X devices. The patch has no release date yet, but there are two possible scenarios that could help determine the rollout schedule.

Google January 20, 2017

Google Details How It Keeps The Play Store, Android Apps Clean Of Malware

Google revealed how it verifies apps before they are published in the Play Store to ensure that Android devices operate smoothly and securely. The process, which includes the Verify apps solution and the so-called DOI rating mechanism, is said to have flagged around 25,000 malwares.

Google January 20, 2017

Still Looking For The Google Pixel XL? You Can Buy One At Amazon, But For $1,500

A supply crunch has made it very difficult for customers to purchase Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Amazon is offering the 128 GB model of the Pixel XL, but at an exorbitant price of just over $1,500.

Google January 20, 2017

Google+ Update Brings Back Events, Adds Zoom

Google+ is planning to roll out its new updates in the next couple of weeks. The update will be pushed out in end January and marks the return of Events and a new zoom feature.

Google January 18, 2017

Google Updates Its Android App To Store Offline Searches, Makes Spotty Connections More Bearable

Google is rolling out the new offline search feature to its Android app, allowing users to store queries and effectively dealing with spotty connections.

Google January 18, 2017

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