Google's Messaging Platform Allo Rumored To Launch This Week

Recent rumors reveal that Google's new mobile messaging app Allo could launch in Sept. 20. The app is part of the company's expanding messaging applications, which include Hangouts and Duo. Allo features its own unique features such as chat conversation that use end-to-end encryption.

Google September 19, 2016

Google Testing Download Queue Feature For Play Store Apps And Games

The Google Play Store's new queue feature lets users list apps over mobile data, which will download once connected to a Wi-Fi network. This is Google's latest attempt to help consumers avoid huge mobile data fees.

Google September 17, 2016

Google Street View Blurs Cow's Face For Bovine Privacy: Hilarity Ensues, But It Shows Face Recognition Technology Needs Work

Google Street View blurs an ordinary cow's face as it was grazing, and as expected, the bovine puns started coming in. Hilarity aside, it shows that the company's face recognition technology needs some tweaks.

Google September 17, 2016

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

Google is preparing to announce its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, with pure Android OS on board this October. We compiled the full list of rumors pertaining to the Pixel XL, so you know what to expect.

Google September 17, 2016

And So It Begins: Google DeepMind AI Learns How To Talk Like Humans

Google DeepMind A.I. is now equipped with a speech-generation technology powered by neural networks that function like the human brain. It allows the reproduction of human voice, complete with accents, emotion and artificial breathing.

Google September 10, 2016

Google Chrome Will Soon Call Out Unsecure Websites To Help Protect Your Passwords, Credit Card Details

Google will soon begin to mark HTTP websites with a 'not secure' label on Chrome. The move is a part of Google's long-term plan to mark all HTTP connections as unsafe ones.

Google September 10, 2016

Google Maps Gets Uber Alternatives: Ride-Hailing Options Now Include Lyft, Gett Too

Google Maps is no longer limited to Uber when it comes to ride-haling options. Lyft and Gett are now joining the scene, effectively making the app an all-in-one place for various booking services.

Google September 9, 2016

Alphabet Teams Up With Chipotle For Project Wing Test: Drones Will Deliver Burritos To Virginia Tech

Alphabet's Project Wing is teaming up with Chipotle Mexican Grill for the delivery of burritos to Virginia Tech staff and students. The testing, which is set to begin this month, will see the drones fly on an automated route.

Google September 10, 2016

Google To Acquire Apigee For $625 Million: Why Does The Company Want The API Specialist?

Google will buy API specialist Apigee for roughly $625 million to improve its efforts in providing services to its corporate customers, essentially taking a step forward in its next business venture.

Google September 10, 2016

Google Collaborates With Box: Big Move To Rule The Cloud?

Google has partnered with online storage service provider Box Inc. to enable the latter's users to integrate Google Docs. The deal between the two presents Box with a valuable opportunity to widen its suite of apps.

Google September 9, 2016

Google Has A Plan To Dissuade Potential IS Recruits: 'Don't Be Evil' Is Still Very Much Alive

Google is hatching a creative plan to fight against terrorism. Named the Redirect Method, the program will look to dissuade potential recruits from joining IS through a unique form of targeted advertising.

Google September 8, 2016

Google Shop The Look Aims To Let You Buy Clothes Directly From Search Results

Google is rolling out a new mobile ad experience called Shop the Look, which will allow users to shop for outfits straight from search results. Here's how it works.

Google September 7, 2016

Google Shows Off Chrome 53 Battery Life, Speed Improvements Via Microsoft's Surface Book

Google Chrome 53 is a whole deal faster and more efficient in terms of battery life, and to make sure that's clear, the company launched a video that highlights the new version's improvements on Microsoft Surface Books.

Google September 7, 2016

Google, Huawei To Release 7-Inch Tablet Within The Year: Nexus 7 Successor On The Way?

Notorious leaker Evan Blass tweeted that Google is planning to release a 7-inch tablet with 4 GB of RAM before the year ends. The device will likely be the successor of the successful Nexus 7 tablet.

Google September 6, 2016

Google Analytics Now Provides Stream Of Automated Insights Thanks To AI-Powered Tool

Google Analytics is getting more tricks up its sleeve, and to be exact, it now has AI-powered automated insights to show important trends quickly.

Google September 5, 2016

Google Will Unveil Pixel Smartphones, Google Home, 4K Chromecast, Daydream VR Viewer On Oct. 4: Here's A Recap Of The Upcoming Devices

Google is said to be planning an Oct. 4 event to make some big hardware announcements. Among the devices that the company is set to unveil are the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and the Google Home speaker.

Google September 3, 2016

Google Suspends Project Ara, But There's A Chance That The Modular Smartphone Will Live On

Google said in May that Project Ara was still in full swing, with the modular smartphone expected to be launched to the market next year. A report by Reuters, however, reveals that Project Ara has now been suspended.

Google September 2, 2016

Google Is Dropping The Nexus Brand For Smartphones: Marlin, Sailfish To Be Named Pixel, Pixel XL

Google is said to be launching the long-rumored Marlin and Sailfish smartphones without the Nexus branding. Instead, the Android-powered devices will be named the Pixel and the Pixel XL.

Google September 2, 2016

Quickly Find Content From Your Installed Apps With Google In Apps: Here's How It Works

Google has just launched its In Apps search feature, allowing users to browse content from their apps more easily. With the enhancement, Android smartphone owners are catching up with Apple’s Spotlight.

Google August 31, 2016

Alphabet Is Moving Dozens Of Nest Labs Engineers To Google: Amazon Echo Competitor Google Home Bolstered

Alphabet is moving dozens of Nest Labs engineers into Google to work under senior VP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer. The transfer bolsters the development of the Google Home speaker and shows the growing role of Android within the company.

Google August 30, 2016

Everyone Can Now Use Google Cast Via Every Chrome Browser, Cast To Hangouts And Cast For Education

Google Cast is now built into every Chrome browser out there, and that means everyone can now make the most out of the nifty functionality and even cast to Hangouts and the Cast for Education app.

Google August 30, 2016

Google Wallet Is Still Alive And It Just Got Better With Automatic Transfers: No Need To Cash Out

Google Wallet just got a neat new update on Android, facilitating the whole process by introducing automatic payments. No more cashing out!

Google August 27, 2016

Google Rolls Out Solitaire, Tic-Tac-Toe For Search: Let's See How Much Time You Can Waste

Google has rolled Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe into its desktop search engine and mobile Google Search app. The games, which are free and do not need users to download anything, show the continued evolution of Google Search.

Google August 26, 2016

Google To Crack Down On Sites With Pesky Popup Ads

Google is hoping to improve the mobile search interface by punishing sites that block the content of their page with pesky popup ads. Webpages with 'intrusive interstitials' will be ranked lower on the Google Search results page.

Google August 24, 2016

Google Launches Android 7.0 Nougat: Here Is What Users Can Expect From The New OS

Google has finally launched Android 7.0 Nougat. What new features and improvements can users expect from the latest version of the company's mobile operating system?

Google August 22, 2016

Chromebooks To Get Quicker Unlock As Google Tests PIN Logins

Google announced in a blog post that it is testing a new way to unlock its Chromebooks. The feature, which is currently available only to Devs, allows them to use four-digit PINs to unlock Google’s laptops.

Google August 22, 2016

Google Hangouts vs Duo vs Allo: What's The Best Messenger App For You?

Google is currently offering users Hangouts, Allo and Duo as communications apps. What are the features offered by each of them, and which app should you use?

Google August 21, 2016

Here's How To Unlock Your Chrome OS With A Pin Code

Google is testing an experimental feature that allows one to unlock the Chrome OS with a PIN instead of a traditional password. The feature is in the developer stage, but here's how you can put it into action.

Google August 20, 2016

Google To Kill Off Support For Chrome Web Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux

Google introduced Chrome web apps in order to address the lacks of apps that Chrome OS had. However, as the open web grew and matured, the need for these apps diminished, and now Google will soon be killing them off entirely.

Google August 20, 2016

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux By Early 2018: Why?

Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.

Google August 19, 2016

Google Opening San Francisco Startup Incubator To Bridge The Gap Between Silicon Valley And Startups Worldwide

Google announced that it wants to assist global startups into growing harmoniously, and that is why the company will deploy a new office building in San Francisco. The facility will bridge the gap between Silicon Valley names and young IT businesses.

Google August 19, 2016

Google Duo Already Most Downloaded App On Google Play, Beating Even Facebook Messenger And 'Pokémon GO'

Google recently rolled out its video calling app, Duo, and the software skyrocketed in the Play Store. Google Duo managed to outrank established apps such as 'Pokémon GO' and Facebook Messenger in download numbers.

Google August 19, 2016

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

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