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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

Google Stopping Pixel XL And Pixel Production?

A new rumor suggested that Google would be stopping production of its flagship smartphone, the 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

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 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

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 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 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 will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater from May 17 to May 19.

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 at the end of January and marks the return of Events and a new zoom feature.

Google January 18, 2017

Google Will Launch Android One In the United States This Year: Here's The Reason Behind The Move

A report claims that Google will expand Android One into the United States this year, with the first smartphone under the program to be released before the middle of 2017. Here is why such a move makes sense for Google.

Google January 18, 2017

Google Maps Users Start Seeing Parking Space Details

Google has already released a beta build of Maps that enables the app to provide parking details in a specific location. The company has not yet provided any information regarding the launch of its stable version.

Google January 18, 2017

Google To Launch LG Watch Sport, LG Watch Style On Feb. 9: First Smartwatches Powered By Android Wear 2.0

Google will be launching the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style on Feb. 9. These two smartwatches will be the first devices to be powered by Android Wear 2.0.

Google January 17, 2017

Google Pixel Selling Well On Verizon: Report Shows Demand 'Exceeding Supply'

The Google Pixel brand is doing really well in Verizon stores, according to a Wave7 Research report. Both Pixel phones are currently out of stock, and shipping will resume in March.

Google January 17, 2017

Google Assistant Could Soon Allow Users To Make Payments Through Voice Commands

A string of code found in the latest Google App beta hints that a payments feature is coming soon to the Google Assistant. The feature will allow users to make payments by issuing voice commands.

Google January 17, 2017

Google Classroom Gets Numerous Updates: New Notifications For Teachers, Individualized Work For Students, And More

Apart from adding the ability to assign different workloads, both teachers and administrators can now track the progress of their students with specific notifications in Google Classroom.

Google January 16, 2017

Google Developing Autonomous Ride-Sharing Network, Watch Out Uber And Lyft

Google intends to come up with its own ride-sharing network, which may challenge Uber and Lyft. This news comes courtesy of a patent filing from the company.

Google January 16, 2017

Google Pixel - MacBook File Transfer Issues Likely Stem From Old Android File Transfer Program

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been having issues with file transfers from Apple MacBooks via the stock USB-C to USB-A cable. As it turns out, the old Android File Transfer program might be to blame, as it hasn't been updated since 2012.

Google January 14, 2017

Google Launches Key Transparency: A Secure Public Directory Of Encryption Keys

Google is piloting Key Transparency, a secure encryption system jointly developed by a group of security experts, as an open source prototype for developers and non-experts.

Google January 13, 2017

Alphabet Ends Solar-Powered Drone Project Titan: Google's Parent Company Drops Another Moonshot

Alphabet closes down X's solar-powered drone project, which aimed to provide rural areas with internet. With the company focusing on more lucrative growth opportunities, former Titan members are now reassigned to other high-flying projects.

Google January 13, 2017

Nexus 6 Gets Speakerphone Echo Issues After Installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Several Nexus 6 owners are now complaining that the much-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat update appears to have sabotaged their speakerphones. They are now currently relying on a temporary fix to carry out phone conversations.

Google January 12, 2017

Google Tango To Let Museum Visitors Take A Closer Look At Exhibits With AR Technology

Google wants to hasten the rollout of Tango, its augmented reality platform, by letting the public experience the technology in museums. The initiative will first hit the Detroit Institute of Arts using the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

Google January 10, 2017

Google Voice Update Might Be Coming Soon As Website Reveals New Banner

Some Google Voice users reported a banner advertisement popping in their inbox, announcing a new version ready for download. While the banner seemed to be an accidental slip, Google confirmed that an update is indeed coming.

Google January 10, 2017

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel XL 2 Specs, Features And Release Date Rumors: Everything We Know So Far About The Pixel And Pixel XL Successors

Rumors suggest that Google intends to launch its next-gen Pixel phones, Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, in October this year. The next-gen handsets would likely boast 2K displays, 6GB RAM, Tri-Camera Technology, and more.

Google January 9, 2017

Google's Waymo Plans To Test First Fleet Of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans This Month

Waymo announced that it will be unleashing the Chrysler Pacifica minivans by the end of this month in California and Arizona's public roads. They will be outfitted with its latest self-driving technology exclusively produced in-house.

Google January 8, 2017

5 Hidden Features Of Google Chrome

Take a look at some interesting Google Chrome features that users don’t usually make use of

Google January 15, 2017

Google Will Help You Shop At A BMW Showroom Using Augmented Reality

Google and BMW are developing a mobile app called the i Visualizer, which will allow prospective car buyers to view a virtual car using augmented reality.

Google January 7, 2017

Best Google Products Of 2016: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Daydream VR, Google Home And More

2016 marks the year that Google launched a bevy of hardware products. The company will no longer be solely known as a software company, as it launched a series of hardware products such as the Google Pixel, Daydream VR, Google Home, and Chromecast Ultra.

Google December 31, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Owners Report Early Shutdown Issue Too: Nexus 6P Just The Beginning?

After the Nexus 6P, some Google Pixels are also experiencing early shutdowns where the devices turn off even when they still have around 20 to 30 percent remaining battery.

Google December 28, 2016

Google Updates Search Algorithm To Keep Holocaust-Denying Results At Bay

Google announced that it has already taken action against a neo-Nazi websites claiming that Holocaust did not happen. This entailed a recent tweak on its search algorithm but was it effective?

Google December 28, 2016

Google Pixel Issues: Some Pixels Keep Freezing, Getting Randomly Unresponsive For Minutes

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been complaining about random device freezes and unresponsiveness for a good while now and the issue persists. User reports date back to early November, but Google has yet to deliver a fix.

Google December 25, 2016

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