Google's Daydream View VR Headsets Now Up For Preorder In Crimson And Snow Color Options

Google adds two new colors to the Daydream View VR several weeks after the standard Slate's rollout. The device itself is still 'dumb,' which means it has no electronics component except for the NFC chip.

Google December 3, 2016

Android Auto Gets 'OK Google' Support: Hands-Free Voice Option Finally Coming

Google dropped the OK Google voice command feature on Android Auto without any fan fare. A Reddit user was able to spot the hotword support in his dashboard after updating the driving app to its latest version.

Google December 2, 2016

Santa Tracker 2016: Santa Village Goes Live With Neat Redesign And Pokémon Go-Like 'Present Quest'

Google's Santa Tracker is right on track, and on Dec. 1, the Santa Village goes live with a slew of fun games to count down the days until Christmas. A new 'Present Quest' feature brings Pokémon GO-like action, but there are plenty of other games if you don't want to brave the cold weather.

Google December 1, 2016

Google Pixel And Pixel XL On Verizon Shipping Date Pushed Back To 2017

Google Pixel XL orders placed today will now have a January 2017 shipping date. While the delay is attributed to high demand, some are citing the weakness in Google's distribution system, which also manifested during the sale of its old Nexus line.

Google November 30, 2016

Google Pixel Issue: Users Report Seeing Bugs On Screenshots Sent From iPhones

Google Pixel users who have upgraded their devices to Android 7.1 are getting distorted screenshots sent from iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. No one one knows why this is happening as Google and Apple have not released any statement about the issue yet.

Google November 28, 2016

Google Stripping Away 'Cast' Branding To Help Users Identify The Technology More Easily

Google is bringing back the Chromecast branding to the Chromecast ecosystem. Recently, the streaming media platform has been renamed to Google Cast for improved branding purposes.

Google November 24, 2016

Google Pixel Update Brings Double-Tap And Raise-To-Wake Moves To The Mix

A new update now equips Google Pixel and Pixel XL with double-tap and raise-to-wake features. It is currently only available to Canadian users but there is a way to get it if one lives elsewhere.

Google November 23, 2016

Google Maps To Show How Busy An Area Is In Real-Time

Google introduced its 'Popular Times' feature for Google Maps last year, letting users know how busy places typically are at different times. A recent update of Google Maps now updates users with real-time data on how busy an area is.

Google November 24, 2016

Google Maps Can Now Help You Steer Clear Of Black Friday Mobs Via Popular Times

Google has introduced a very important feature to Google Maps in time for Black Friday and Thanksgiving. It is going to let you know how many people are in one place and how long they are staying there so you can plan the best time to go or avoid it entirely.

Google November 22, 2016

Google Pixel Sound And Vision Explained: How The Phone By Google Delivers A 'Confidently Minimal Experience'

In the Pixel smartphones, Google aims to deliver simplicity and quality that also reflect Google's values. The implementation of user experience has been complemented by elements that establish the Pixel identity.

Google November 21, 2016

Here's How To Fix The Google Pixel And Pixel XL Lens Flare Issue

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have recently reported extreme lens flaring in the pictures that they take. Here are some methods that users can try to avoid experiencing the problem.

Google November 19, 2016

Google Suspended Then Restored Pixel Resellers' Accounts: How To Download Your Google Data Via Takeout In Case You Get Banned

Can you imagine a world without Google services? If you can't, here's a detailed guide on how to back up your data with Google Takeout, in case Google includes you in its recent account suspension spree.

Google November 19, 2016

Google Play Starts Adding 4K Movies But Those Extra Pixels Won't Come Cheap

Google has quietly started adding 4K movies to Google Play, but some titles cost nearly double their HD versions. The rollout is not official yet, but some titles are reportedly up for grabs already.

Google November 19, 2016

Google Blocks Pixel Resellers From Email, Photo And Document Services: 'Digital Death Penalty' Hits More Than 200 People

Pixel resellers have been blocked from Google's services for violating the terms of service of the company. More than 200 users were initially banned, but Google is now 'restoring access to genuine accounts.'

Google November 17, 2016

Google Allo Ups Emoji Game: Update Brings Smart Emoji Button, Fantastic Beasts Stickers And Chat Themes

Google has added a new update to Allo, its smart messaging app for Android and iOS. Users can now enjoy a smart emoji button that offers emoji and sticker predictions, as well as new chat themes to spice things up.

Google November 16, 2016

Google 'Quick, Draw!' Game Shows The Power Of Neural Networks: AI Can Guess What You Doodle

Google has released several AI experiments that users can try out online, one of which is the game 'Quick, Draw!' The game allows players to teach a neural network on recognizing images and see how it learns.

Google November 17, 2016

Google Translate Gets Neural Machine Translation To Deliver More Natural Answers

Google is introducing Neural Machine Translation (NMT) to Google Translate, improving its translation system with end-to-end learning. The NMT will initially be available on 8 languages but Google wants all 103 languages to support it in the future.

Google November 16, 2016

Google Taps Former Snapchat Research Chief, Stanford University AI Lab Director To Head Machine Learning Unit Of Cloud Business

Google believes that artificial intelligence will propel its cloud services into a lucrative business. To achieve it, it has hired two AI researchers, Fei-Fei Li and Jia Li to helm the machine learning unit of its Google Cloud platform.

Google November 15, 2016

Google Wifi Preorders Now Open: $129, Shipping In December

Google has finally started taking preorders for its powerful Google Wifi router, with shipping set for next month. A single Google Wifi costs $129, but you can also get a three-pack at an attractive price to cover a larger surface.

Google November 16, 2016

Google Launches PhotoScan App To Easily Digitize Old Photos: Features, Tradeoffs And How It Works [Video]

Google launched a new Android and iOS app called PhotoScan, aiming to digitize old photo prints with ease, without buying a scanner. The app comes from the same team behind Google Photos, so here's what it has to offer.

Google November 15, 2016

Google Pixel Hacked In Under 60 Seconds: Is Your Smartphone Safe From The Exploit?

A team of Chinese hackers were able to hack the Google Pixel in less than 60 seconds, allowing them access to remote code execution. Are owners of the smartphone safe from the exploit?

Google November 13, 2016

128 GB Google Pixel XL On Verizon Gets Delayed: Shipping Date Now Moved To Nov. 26

After delaying the rollout of the 128 GB Google Pixel XL to its retail stores, Verizon is also extending delivery schedules for preordered devices. Consumers are now being asked to wait as much as two more weeks.

Google November 12, 2016

You Can Now Download The YouTube VR App For Android Via Google Play Store

Google released a standalone VR app for YouTube a day before the Daydream View VR hits the market. Through the VR headset, users can step inside the YouTube virtual world, which has been enhanced by specially designed features.

Google November 10, 2016

Users Report Google Pixel, Pixel XL LTE Band 4 Connectivity Issue

Users are reporting that their Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL smartphones are encountering connectivity issues. The smartphones are unable to connect to LTE band 4 in many countries.

Google November 9, 2016

Google Has A Plan To Solve The Fragmentation Problem Of Android: Is 'Android Extensions' The Answer?

One of the biggest problems regarding Android is the fragmentation found among the devices. Google might now have a plan to address the issue through a system known as Android Extensions.

Google November 9, 2016

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Displays React To Magnets: Here's Where The Switch Is Located

Google Pixel and the Pixel XL have a hidden feature that makes the display react to magnets. The switch that makes this happen is located near the "G" at the rear of the Google devices.

Google November 9, 2016

Google To Roll Out WebVR Support To Chrome For Android In January: Daydream Platform Shaping Up Soon

Google is poised to unleash stable Chrome builds for Android and PC to support WebVR. This means that the public will soon get to experience virtual reality while browsing web pages.

Google November 9, 2016

Google Will Help Keep Tabs On US Presidential Election: Updates Every 30 Seconds, Results As Soon As Polls Close

Google really stepped up its game for the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8. With key info straight in search results, updates every 30 seconds, live coverage on YouTube and election results as soon as the polls close, Google has you covered.

Google November 7, 2016

DeepMind Now Trying To Beat StarCraft II: Why This Is A Crucial Step In AI Development?

DeepMind could soon beat 'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.' The development is crucial for humans as some aspects of the strategic game are very complex and need coordination of tools simultaneously.

Google November 7, 2016

New Google Play Store UI Starts Appearing In The Wild: Revamped Main Page, Larger Install Button For Apps And More

A few users are starting to see the planned changes coming to the user interface of the Google Play Store. Among the redesigned elements are the service's main page and the install button of apps.

Google November 7, 2016

Google Home Now Available At Best Buy, Walmart And Target For $129

Google Home is now up for grabs at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and, of course, the Google Store for $129. Anyone who's been itching to get their hands on the Google Assistant speaker can now find peace.

Google November 5, 2016

Google And Sprint Promise Next-Generation Messaging With RCS, Pretty Much The iMessage Of Android

Google teamed up with Sprint as its first carrier for the Rich Communications Services (RCS) initiative, aiming to improve the messaging experience on Android. Rather than simple SMS, RCS will add advanced messaging features and serve as a sort of iMessage for Android.

Google November 4, 2016

Google Fires Back At EU In Antitrust Case: Improving Quality Is Not Anti-Competitive, On The Contrary

The EU has been going after Google over antitrust matters for a while now, and the company keeps fighting back. In its latest response, Google again argues that its services are improving quality, not being anti-competitive.

Google November 3, 2016

Android Dominates Q3, Powers 88 Percent Of Smartphones Shipped In The Quarter: iOS Far Behind At 12 Percent

Google's Android is pulling away further from Apple's iOS in the global smartphone market. According to Strategy Analytics, 87.5 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter are powered by Android.

Google November 3, 2016

Unlocking The Google Pixel With A Voice Command Sounds Cool, But It Is A Security Problem: Here's How To Protect Yourself

The Google Pixel comes with the Trusted Voice feature, which allows owners to unlock the smartphone by saying "OK Google." The feature sounds cool, but it has been flagged as a potential security issue.

Google November 4, 2016

Cast 'Harry Potter' Spells With Your Android Phone As Your Wand Via Google's Voice Command

Google will let you in on a magical experience, transforming your Google devices into wizarding tools to cast spells, hunt for fantastic beasts and explore the Harry Potter world. These features has been launched in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Google November 2, 2016

T-Mobile $325 Discount For Google Pixel Now Also Applies To Simple Choice Unlimited Plans

T-Mobile took a shot at Verizon, the exclusive carrier for the Google Pixel, when it launched a $325 offer for the smartphone a few days ago. The Un-carrier has now expanded the offer to allow more subscribers to avail it.

Google October 31, 2016

Verizon Launches Google Daydream View Ad: See More Of The VR Headset Before It Rolls Out [Video]

Verizon's latest promotional video shows how the Daydream View VR stuns first-time users. The ad, however, focused on the Google Pixel and its top features such as the Google Assistant and its dual-camera technology.

Google November 1, 2016

Google Rolls Out Tools To Keep The Play Store Clean, Untainted By Fraud, Spam And Manipulation

Google announced a new detection and filtering system to keep the Play Store clean. With the new tools in place, Android developers and end users should be further protected against spammy, fraudulent and manipulative practices.

Google October 31, 2016

Google Pixel And Pixel XL: Best Clear Cases For Discreet Protection And Minimal Bulk

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL took the market by storm and are in great demand, but they cost a pretty penny. To protect your investment, here are the best clear cases that will shield the smartphone while keeping bulk to a minimum.

Google October 31, 2016

Trick Or Treat! Google Halloween Doodle 2016 Launches Cute Game With Ghosts And A Magic Cat

Google launched a fun new game for Halloween, so head over to the Magic Cat Academy and help Momo fight ghosts. Ghastly fun guaranteed.

Google October 30, 2016

Upcoming Google Allo Chat Themes Revealed: Here's What They Look Like

Google Allo will start getting new chat themes soon, and based on leaked images, they look awesome. This feature is already implemented in the app after the rollout of the 2.0 update.

Google October 30, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL On Verizon Bootloader Unlock Now Available

SunShine developers have easily cracked Verizon's security that protects the Google Pixel and Pixel XL bootloaders. The unlock tool called dePixel8 has been released and is available for free.

Google October 28, 2016

Google Brain Demonstrates AI-Generated Encryption: Yes, Machines Can Keep Secrets From Us

Machines are smart but, with the help of Google, they are getting even smarter. Google Brain has shown that A.I.s are capable of creating their own encryption that we are unable to crack since we have no idea how it works.

Google October 28, 2016

Google Parent Company Alphabet Q3 2016 Earnings Bolstered By Mobile, YouTube

Google parent company Alphabet enjoyed a significant boost in revenue in the third quarter of 2016 as its net income increased by 27 percent from a year ago. Increase in sales volume was primarily thanks to Google's video platform, YouTube, and other business sectors such as mobile.

Google October 28, 2016

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