Here's Why Google Classroom And Google Expeditions Deserve A+

Google is taking education 'beyond classroom walls' and going mobile. This back-to-school season, Google deserves an A+ for its updates to Google Classroom and its growing library of Google Expeditions.

Google August 17, 2016

Google State-Specific Voter Registration Guide Offers How To Vote Instructions Ahead Of 2016 Presidential Election

Google announced that it will offer state-specific voting instructions for the United States in the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election. The tool may increase voter turnout, but it is hard to say beforehand who will benefit from it.

Google August 17, 2016

Hangouts On Air Jumps From Google+ To YouTube Live On Sept. 12

Google is shifting the Hangouts On Air live streaming functionality from Google+ to YouTube Live starting Sept. 12. The company is looking to consolidate its two live broadcasting services.

Google August 16, 2016

Leaked Pictures Of HTC Nexus 'Sailfish': Google Used An Interesting Design For The Upcoming Smartphone

Android Police has acquired leaked images of one of Google's upcoming Nexus smartphones, codenamed 'Sailfish.' The internal specifications of the device have also previously been revealed through an AnTuTu benchmark.

Google August 15, 2016

Google Fiber To Go Wireless? Underground Fiber Optic Cables Proving Too Expensive And Time-Consuming

The cost and time associated with installing underground fiber optic cables for Google Fiber have been slowing down the business. The service is now investigating wireless solutions to the problem.

Google August 15, 2016

Google Play Store App Reviews No Longer Require A Google+ Account

Google has removed the requisite of a user signing into their Google+ profile to post a review of an app on the Play Store. The change is being pushed out now and will soon be available to all users.

Google August 13, 2016

Shhh: Google Is Secretly Making A Fuchsia OS, And It's Not Based On Linux

Google recently shared some resources on GitHub, and the company seems to have built a new OS. It looks like non-Linux based Fuchsia OS will be the next best thing from the company, powering everything from embedded devices to computers.

Google August 13, 2016

Google Escapes Russia's Antitrust Investigations With Just A Small Scratch: US$6.8M Fine Will Not Be A Problem

Russia's national regulator has fined Google an amount equivalent to $6.8 million in connection to an antitrust investigation. The fine is nothing but a small scratch to Google, but it will still likely file an appeal on the decision.

Google August 12, 2016

Alphabet Loses Google Ventures Founder Bill Maris, But 'Everything Is Great'

Bill Maris, the founder and CEO of Alphabet's GV, is parting ways with the company. David Krane, the managing partner of GV will replace Maris.

Google August 11, 2016

Here’s How Google Plans On Preventing Trolls In VR

There may possibly be no solution to trolling online, but Google’s Daydream Labs is experimenting with ways to prevent trolling in VR. The company plans to do this by making sure users have their own personal space and encouraging positive behavior.

Google August 10, 2016

Calm Down, Android Users: Quadrooter Vulnerability Not A Massive Security Threat, Google Says

The Quadrooter vulnerability, which is said to affect 900 million Android devices, opens up smartphones and tablets to hackers. However, according to Google, the issue is not the massive security threat that is being made out to be.

Google August 9, 2016

Google Now Is Making Its Personal Assistant More Personal With 'Explore Interests' Feature

Google is testing a new feature for Google Now that would allow users to ‘explore’ their interests to make the personal assistant more personal.

Google August 9, 2016

Google Purchases Orbitera For Over $100M To Help The Fight Of Google Cloud Platform Against Amazon's AWS

Google has purchased Orbitera, a provider of a commerce platform that simplifies purchasing and selling software on the cloud, for over $100 million. The acquisition is expected to improve Google Cloud Platform’s challenge against rivals such as Amazon’s AWS.

Google August 8, 2016

Beyond The Map: Google Maps Takes You Beyond Rio 2016 Olympics And Into The Heart Of The Favelas

Google's Arts & Culture initiative, aptly titled 'Beyond the Map,' documents the pulsating rhythm of life in Rio's favelas. While Google launched Doodle Games inspired by the 2016 Olympics, Beyond the Map shows the human face of the urban community.

Google August 7, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car CTO Announces Departure: What's Coming Next For The Program?

Chris Urmson, CTO of the Google Self-Driving Car Project, has announced his departure after working on the initiative for more than seven years. Urmson is now ready for a fresh challenge after leading 1.8 million miles of autonomous driving.

Google August 5, 2016

Google Celebrates 2016 Rio Olympics With Fun Doodle Fruit Games - Go Bananas! [Video]

Google is celebrating the 2016 Rio Olympics - which kicks off on Aug. 5 - with interactive Olympic-themed mini games. Dubbed the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games, the new interactive Doodle will have gamers playing each day for the next two weeks.

Google August 5, 2016

Fun Google Maps App Now Lets Kids Explore The Himalayas In 3D As A Yeti [Video]

Google has launched a fun new app for Android called 'Verne: The Himalayas,' which lets children explore the Himalayas in 3D as a 500-foot tall Yeti called Verne.

Google August 4, 2016

2016 Google Nexus Smartphones To Feature Swipe Fingerprint Gesture

The 2016 Google Nexus smartphone lineup will reportedly boast a new feature, which will open the notification shade in a jiffy. The swipe fingerprint gesture functionality will enable users to check a notification by just swiping down.

Google August 3, 2016

Google Play Store August 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles available to download from the Google Play Store in August include the game ‘Mobius Final Fantasy,’ the soundtrack to ‘Suicide Squad’ and the movie ‘Me Before You.’

Google August 2, 2016

2016 Google Nexus Devices May Rock New Launcher: Screenshots Show Intriguing Changes

Google is said to be planning a new Nexus launcher for its Nexus devices. The company may make changes to the launcher before it is finally launched.

Google August 2, 2016

Android Will Now Push Out Notifications When New Devices Are Added To User Accounts

Google has released a new Android security feature that will inform users when new devices are added to their Google accounts through push notifications. Previously, notifications on such activities were sent out through email.

Google August 2, 2016

Find 2016 Rio Olympics Info With Google As Your Hub: Highlights Added Across Search, Maps And YouTube

Google has teamed up with broadcasters in more than 60 countries to bring users official highlight videos from the 2016 Olympic Games. It has added highlights across Maps, YouTube and Search, to keep people updated on all the Olympic action.

Google August 1, 2016

Google Will Bring Back Manual Exposure Control To Android 7.0 Nougat's Camera App

Earlier developer previews for Android 7.0 Nougat included manual exposure controls for Google's Camera app. The feature was previously taken out, but a new report claims that it will be brought back to the app in an upcoming version.

Google August 1, 2016

Strong Google Ad Demand Boosts Alphabet's Stocks, Beating Expectations: Q2 Earnings Boom

Google recently announced its quarterly earnings, and the results are encouraging. The high demand for Google ads, especially on a certain platform, boosted the revenue and profits of the company as well as the value of Alphabet’s shares.

Google July 29, 2016

Google Finally Launches Family Library: Here’s Why Households Will Love The Play Store Program

Google announced the official launch of Family Library for the Play Store, which allows users to share content like apps and movies with up to six family members for no additional cost.

Google July 27, 2016

Google Maps Update: App Now Highlights Areas Of Interest, Sports Cleaner Look

Google has recently rolled out a few simple graphical enhancements on its Google Maps platform for all devices that carry the feature. The updated user interface (UI) will now sport a cleaner look while still highlighting the important aspects of an area.

Google July 26, 2016

Google Maps Getting Mass Transit Delay Notifications, Wi-Fi-Only Mode

Google Maps recently expanded its feature for Android users, but the new capabilities still require some testing. However, they are promising as they could help save cellular data and time for commuters.

Google July 25, 2016

New Google Play Store Algorithm Shrinks And Shows Android App Update Sizes

Google has added a new algorithm to the Google Play Store that will both reduce and display the sizes of Android app updates. These changes will make a big difference for users with limited data and on small-storage devices.

Google July 23, 2016

Google Taps DeepMind AI Power To Cut 40 Percent Off Energy Bill

Google’s DeepMind delved into saving the company both money and power as it optimized the cooling bill of one of its data centers. The details will be published and shared with the world later this year.

Google July 21, 2016

Android 7.0 Nougat Will Protect Your Device By Not Booting Up When Malware Is Detected

A new security measure in Android 7.0 Nougat will prevent devices infected with malware from booting up. However, smartphones with non-malicious corruption will also be affected.

Google July 22, 2016

Google Speeds Up Ads With Accelerated Mobile Pages

Google is ramping up its advertising platform for ads by upgrading its Accelerated Mobile Pages feature. Users’ ad experiences are expected to become faster and more reliable, further improving the effectiveness of placed advertisements.

Google July 20, 2016

Government Requests For Google User Data Hit A Record High In 2015

Google released its latest transparency report, and it reveals that governments have requested more user data in the second half of 2015 than in any time period so far.

Google July 19, 2016

The Android 7.0 Nougat Easter Egg Is A 'Neko Atsume' Clone, And Here's How To Access It

Google has released the fifth and final developer preview for Android 7.0 Nougat. This version of the company's next mobile operating system comes with an easter egg — a clone of the popular cat collector game 'Neko Atsume.'

Google July 19, 2016

Report: Google Scrapped Oculus Rift Competitor, But It's Still Developing A Standalone VR Headset

We are all well aware of Google’s foray into the industry of VR through its currently available tech, Cardboard and Daydream. Reports, however, are speculating that a third option may be under way.

Google July 17, 2016

Google Search To Offer State-Specific Voter Registration Guide Ahead Of 2016 Elections

Google Search users will benefit from a new feature rolling out on July 18. It will enable voters to get in-depth and state-specific details on the voting registration process ahead of the presidential elections.

Google July 16, 2016

Google Holding Indie Games Festival This September In San Francisco

In celebration and continued patronage of indie games, Google will be hosting an Indie Games Festival this September in San Francisco. The event will feature up and coming independent games produced by some of best developers in U.S. and Canada.

Google July 15, 2016

EU Hits Google With Third Round Of Antitrust Charges

The European Commission has slapped Google with yet another formal legal complaint over antitrust concerns. If found guilty, the internet company could be fined up to 10 percent its global turnover.

Google July 14, 2016

Google Play Family Library About To Go Official: How To Set Things Up And Get A Running Start

Google will soon allow users to share their much-loved apps, games, movies and other content with their family members via a service it calls Google Play Family Library. Here's how to set things up.

Google July 15, 2016

Google Launches Smarter Ads For Broader Searches And Holiday Shopping

Google said it is planning to improve the way in which its mobile ads help retailers and tourist enterprises reach their customers. Smarter ads were announced, and they should boost the numbers of holiday shoppers and travel enthusiasts.

Google July 13, 2016

Google's Project Fi Users Get Faster International Data Speeds, New Subscribers Get $150 Off Nexus 6P

Google is upgrading its experimental data provider service, Project Fi, to faster speeds in international roaming. In addition, new subscribers can get discounts of up to $150 off their next purchase of the Nexus 6P for a limited time.

Google July 13, 2016

Google Chrome Speed Performance: How To Make The Browser Faster

It’s without a doubt that we can say Google Chrome is the much preferred browser worldwide. As such, here are some effective ways to further improve the browser’s performance and generally enhance a user’s browsing experiences.

Google July 11, 2016

Google Docs And Sheets For Android Get Boost From Third Party Add-Ons

Google has introduced third-party add-ons to spiffy up Google Docs and Google Sheets for Android. The move is a response to the stiff competition between Microsoft and Google in the productivity tools market.

Google July 29, 2016

Android Co-Founder Rich Miner Starting Google Education Project

Google is positively interested in improving education sectors in the country, and its new academically focused arm proves just as much. This education project will be headed by Google Ventures general partner, Rich Miner, moving forward.

Google July 8, 2016

Google vs Quantum Hacking: New Crypto Secures Chrome From Quantum Attacks

Google is experimenting with a new algorithm on Chrome designed to safeguard against quantum hacking, or attacks from quantum computers. The internet company is using 'post-quantum cryptography.'

Google July 7, 2016

Google Offering Four Months Of Play Music And YouTube Red

Google is offering free subscriptions for its Play Music and YouTube Red services in celebration of July 4. For four whole months, the bundled offer will give new users the same privileges of a paid subscription plan.

Google July 4, 2016

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