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Softbank To Buy Robotics Units Boston Dynamics, Schaft From Google Parent Alphabet: Why This Makes Sense For Both Sides

Softbank will purchase robotics units Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Google parent Alphabet for an undisclosed amount. Here is why the transactions make sense for all the parties involved.

Google June 9, 2017

Google Pixel Freezing Issue Fix Now Available As System Images, OTA Files Go Up For Download

Google has made the Nexus and Pixel system images and OTA files for June 2017 available for download, and the best part is, the update fixes the freezing issue found in certain Pixel devices.

Google June 6, 2017

Google Home Not Responding Properly To Many Users: Is Google Working On A Fix?

Google Home users experienced a widespread glitch, which prevented them from issuing voice commands to the Assistant. Google representatives assured the smart speakers' users they were looking into the matter.

Google June 5, 2017

Be A Bug Bounty Hunter: Google Is Offering Up To $200,000 For Android Exploits

Despite its strengths, Android has several security flaws that Google seeks to address. In order to do so, the company increased the payout on their bug bounty program.

Google June 3, 2017

Google Will Introduce Its Own Ad Blocker For Chrome By 2018

The last few weeks has seen Google announce a breadth of features that are more advertiser-friendly. Google isn't leaving users out in the cold, though, with new ad blocking features to improve the Google experience.

Google June 2, 2017

Google Can Now See If Online Ads Lead To Offline Purchases

Google is already able to track different habits as it relates to online activity. Its newest feature, though, will allow advertisers to see if online campaigns lead to offline sales.

Google May 24, 2017

Google Adds Family Sharing Options To Photos, Calendar, Keep And YouTube TV

Google has new family sharing options in place to bring families closer together in the digital world. Families of up to six members can now share Google Photos, Calendar, Keep and YouTube TV content, so here's how it works.

Google May 24, 2017

Google's AlphaGo AI Defeats World's Top Go Player

With every passing day, AI is becoming more of a reality. It took another step in that direction, with Google's AlphaGo AI defeating the world's top Go player.

Google May 23, 2017

New Google Play Services Feature Will Allow You To Pause Updates: How Will This Benefit Android O Users?

A new feature for Google Play Services that is currently being tested will allow Android device users to pause over-the-air updates. The feature is expected to widely roll out alongside the public release of Android O.

Google May 21, 2017

Google Debuts Newest Feature Of Its Search Engine: Google For Jobs

Among a slew of announcements and updates at Google I/O is the initiative called Google for Jobs. How does it work to make job hunting easier?

Google May 19, 2017

Could New Shared Libraries Feature In Google Photos Bring Privacy Issues?

Google has updated its popular picture app with some new sharing features. Could the new Google Photos have some privacy issues though?

Google May 19, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Biggest Takeaways: Android O, Android Go, Daydream VR, Assistant, Photos, And Home

Google kicked off its I/O 2017 conference strong, announcing how Assistant, Daydream VR, Photos, Home, Android O, and Android Go will be moving forward.

Google May 19, 2017

Say Goodbye To Those Weird Android Emoji Blobs: Google Will Introduce Redesigned Emojis In Android O

After being introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat, the weird emoji blobs of the mobile operating system will finally be replaced in Android O. The biggest change that Google made is the shape, which will become circular like most emojis.

Google May 18, 2017

Google Releases Android O Beta: What Can You Expect From The Updated Mobile OS?

Google launched the public beta of Android O at the annual Google I/O developer conference. Here are some of the new features that users can expect from the new operating system and how they can install the beta version.

Google May 18, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Starts This Week, What Can You Expect To See?

Google's annual developer conference starts this week, where it will unveil its plans for the next fiscal year. What are some things that could be seen at Google I/O 2017?

Google May 17, 2017

Netflix No Longer Available In Google Play Store For Unlocked And Rooted Android Smartphones

The Android app of Netflix is no longer available on the Google Play Store for unlocked and rooted Android devices. The move is related to the fight of Netflix against piracy, but legitimate users may also be affected.

Google May 15, 2017

Google I/O 2017: What To Expect And How To Watch The Event's Live Stream

Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference is almost upon us, in which Google is set to unveil products it’s working on. Here’s what to expect at the conference, and here’s how to watch even if you can’t attend.

Google May 15, 2017

Google Plans To Solve Android's Biggest Problem With Project Treble For Android O: What's It All About?

Google has unveiled Project Treble, which will be rolled out alongside the next major version of the Android mobile operating system, Android O. What is it all about, and how will it help solve Android's biggest problem?

Google May 13, 2017

Google Acquires Successful VR Game Studio Behind 'Job Simulator' And 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality'

Google has purchased Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind popular VR titles such as 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.' How will Google's Daydream platform benefit from the acquisition?

Google May 11, 2017

Google Working On A Brand New Smartphone OS Called Fuchsia

Google is reportedly working on a new operating system for smartphones dubbed Fuchsia. The details pertaining to the UI of the OS have leaked and it is reportedly called Armadillo.

Google May 9, 2017

Sophisticated Google Docs Phishing Attack Looks Legit: Here's What To Do If You're A Victim

A sophisticated phishing scam, sent through Gmail and mimicking Google Docs, likely victimized thousands of users. If you are one of them, here is what you should do to protect your Google account and information.

Google May 4, 2017

Google's Phone 9.0 Update Contains Signs Of Android O Features And Paws

Google has rolled out the 9.0 version of its Google Phone app. Unknown to many, hidden in the app’s resources are possible features for the upcoming Android O, including some weird animal paw images.

Google May 3, 2017

Get Google Assistant Running On Your PC Via AutoVoice Chrome Extension

Google has released the Google Assistant SDK to the public. This means any user can now run Google Assistant virtually anywhere, including PC, using the Google Chrome AutoVoice extension.

Google May 3, 2017

Google Releases May 2017 Android Security Patch For Pixel, Nexus Devices: What Issues Does The Update Fix?

Google has rolled out the over-the-air and factory image versions of the May 2017 Android security patch. The update fixes minor bugs and several security issues, including one critical vulnerability.

Google May 2, 2017

Will Google Surprise Us All With The Launch Of Pixel 2 At The Upcoming I/O Event?

Reports revealed that the Google Pixel 2 smartphone could launch soon. The device is expected to be shown off at the I/O event slated for mid-May.

Google May 1, 2017

Sundar Pichai Collected $200 Million As Salary In 2016 While Google Cofounders Larry Page And Sergey Brin Took $1

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has earned $200 million as his compensation for 2016. His bosses, Sergey Brin and Larry Page earned only $1 as salary for their roles in Alphabet.

Google April 29, 2017

Alphabet Q1 2017 Financial Results: Google Parent Company Starts The Year Strong

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., has published its earnings for the first quarter of the year. With a high increase in revenue coming from ads, Google is off to a strong start.

Google April 29, 2017

Google Experiments With Pixel, Nexus Low-Light Photography: Clean Shots In Dark Conditions Could Be Possible Soon

A Google researcher experimented with night photography using the phones Nexus and Pixel. Though it was a side project, the possibility of a future low-light photography app is not far-fetched.

Google April 27, 2017

Google Assistant On Google Home Can Now Help You In The Kitchen

Google announced that its Google Home speaker would be able to recite recipes to users while they are cooking. The company revealed that the smart speaker supports over 5 million recipes from various popular cookery sites.

Google April 27, 2017

Google Updates List Of Chromebooks That Will Get Android App Support

Chromebook owners were excited when Google announced that the OS will receive Android app support. The company has released an updated list of Chromebooks that get this support.

Google April 26, 2017

Google Search Getting Better: New Algorithms And Feedback Tools To Limit Fake News And Bad Search Results

Google has updated its search algorithms to prioritize authoritative information and weed out fake news or offensive, inaccurate search results. The company is also making it easier to give direct feedback, and offering greater transparency on how search works.

Google April 26, 2017

Is Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin Secretly Building A Massive Airship?

Google's co-founder Sergey Brin has allegedly undertaken a secret project. Brin has reportedly developed a massive airship in NASA's Ames Research Center, but its purpose is not known.

Google April 26, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Specs Rumors: Upcoming Pixel 2 Devices Will Sport Snapdragon 835 Chipset

Google’s next flagship phone Pixel 2 is rumored to pack a Snapdragon 835 chipset. A leak revealed three possible models, each boasting the latest 835 CPU.

Google April 26, 2017

Google Home Gets Multi-User Support: How To Add Multiple Users And Manage Accounts

Google Home has finally added one of the most requested features: multi-user support. Here's how to add multiple users and manage accounts on the Google Home smart speaker.

Google April 21, 2017

Google Confirms Android Wear 2.0 Update For Moto 360 Sport, Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch 3, And More

Google confirmed the names of seven new smartwatches that will receive Android Wear 2.0 update by end April or late May. The company revealed that the update would be rolled out to Moto 360 Sport, Asus ZenWatch 3, and more.

Google April 21, 2017

Google Earth Revamped: New Voyager Feature Takes Users On Adventures Around The World

The web and Android versions of Google Earth just received a massive update that launched several new features. One of these features is named Voyager, which takes users on curated digital journeys around the world.

Google April 18, 2017

Google Reaches Deal With Russia, Will Open Up Android To Rival Search Engines

Google has now reached a settlement with Russian competition authorities that’ll require its Android platform to be more open to third-party search engines. Here’s everything you need to know.

Google April 18, 2017

Move Over, LinkedIn: Google Working On Its Own Job Site Called Google Hire

Google has been cooking up a LinkedIn competitor of sorts, as a new Google Hire job application management platform just went live. It's still in the early stages for now and Google has yet to make an official announcement, but it looks promising.

Google April 15, 2017

Burger King Ad Tries To Hijack Google Home: Clever Marketing Stunt Or Invasion Of Privacy?

An advertisement released by Burger King looked to take advantage of the growing popularity of the Google Home smart speaker. Google has since ended the marketing stunt, which can be seen as both clever and invasive.

Google April 13, 2017

Google's DeepMind AlphaGo AI Will Play The World's Top GO Player Next Month

DeepMind's AlphaGo made headlines worldwide last year after defeating professional GO player Lee Sedol, and it's now ready for a bigger challenge. AlphaGo will go up against the world's top GO player next month, amid other challenges.

Google April 11, 2017

The War Against Fake News Continues As Google Expands Fact Check Tags To Search

Google continues its fight against the spread of fake news. It has expanded the Fact Check tags to Google Search and Google News worldwide.

Google April 7, 2017

Google: TPU, Our Custom Machine Learning Chip, Is 15 To 30 Times Faster Than CPUs, GPUs

After keeping a laconic stances about its custom TPU machine learning chips, Google has announced more in-depth details about them. It turns out that they’re much faster than the standard CPU and GPU combo.

Google April 6, 2017

Google Map Maker Officially Shuts Down, Some Features Integrated Into Google Maps

Google shut down its Map Maker on March 31 and many key features are integrated into Google Maps. The company would strive to incorporate minor features of Google Map Maker into Google Maps in the near term.

Google April 3, 2017

High School Student Wins Doodle4Google Competition With Her Vision Of A Diverse, Peaceful Society

This year’s Doodle4Google winner is one that illustrates how humans can learn to love one another, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. The winner, a high school student form Connecticut, had her illustration featured on Google’s home page.

Google April 1, 2017

Google April Fools' Day 2017: All The Pranks To Date

Google is going strong with April Fools' Day this year, unveiling Gnome, Wind, a bubble wrap keyboard, the Haptic Helpers, and 'Ms. Pac-Man' on Maps and tweaking Assistant to help you steer clear of pranks.

Google April 1, 2017

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