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Google Takes Down Chrome Extension That Tracked Jewish People

Google has pulled down the Coincidence Detector extension for its Chrome browser, which enabled users with anti-Jew sentiments to identify and track Jewish people.

Google June 4, 2016

Google Does Not Want A Robot Apocalypse To Happen, So It's Building A Button To Turn Off AI

Google, one of the companies at the forefront of artificial intelligence development, was involved in a study that looks to build an off button for the technology. The switch would allow humans to take control over misbehaving robots.

Google June 4, 2016

Nest Founder And CEO Tony Fadell Is Stepping Down: Here's What Really Happened

Tony Fadell, co-founder and CEO of Nest Labs, stepped down on Friday. Here's what was really happening behind the scenes.

Google June 4, 2016

Google Magenta Composes Its First Song: What Can This AI Do?

Google's Magenta Project has released its first song in the form of a 90-second piano melody. The breakthrough matters because it is one of the first steps in teaching machines how to create art.

Google June 2, 2016

Google Fiber TV Boxes To Turn Into Chromecasts: Here's The Deal

Google is rolling out an update that adds Cast support to Fiber TV boxes everywhere 'over the coming weeks.' Time to chuck out those Chromecasts?

Google June 2, 2016

Google Knows The Words Each State Is Having Trouble Spelling: 'Massachusetts' And 'Definitely' On The List

Google Trends outs the words that each state is having the most trouble spelling. Interestingly enough, people in Massachusetts can't spell the name of their own state, and Alaska can't quite get 'Hawaii' right.

Google May 28, 2016

Current Flagship Smartphones Won't Be 'Daydream Ready,' Google Says

Google's VR chief Clay Bavor has disclosed that the current crop of Android-powered flagship smartphones will not be 'Daydream ready.' For those who want to take advantage of the mobile VR platform, it would be wise to hold off for a few months before getting a new handset.

Google May 29, 2016

Google Selling Robotics Division Boston Dynamics To Toyota

Google is close to a deal to sell robotics division Boston Dynamics to Toyota. Alphabet executives did not believe that Boston Dynamics will be able to create a consumer product within the next few years, prompting the sale.

Google May 29, 2016

Google Setting Up Facility In Detroit For Self-Driving Car Technology

Google is setting up a facility in the Greater Detroit area that will focus on developing self-driving car technology. The structure covers 53,000 square feet, with Google expecting to move into the structure before the year ends.

Google May 27, 2016

Google Magenta Project: AI Could Soon Paint Works Of Art

Google's Magenta Project may soon create art using artificial intelligence (AI). Google plans to launch a Magenta app, which will showcase the creations of the project.

Google May 23, 2016

Google Improves Mobile Search With 'Rich Cards,' Offers New Visual Experience

Google has introduced a new 'rich card' search format, which aims to make googling on mobile devices a more visual experience. The company is optimistic that the new format will benefit both site owners and target markets.

Google May 21, 2016

Google Project Ara Modular Smartphone Is Still Alive, And It's Coming Out Next Year

The Project Ara modular smartphone has suffered from delays, but Google claims it will be ready for a consumer launch next year. No price has yet been set for the device though.

Google May 21, 2016

Google Play Awards: Houzz Is Best Android App Of The Year

In the inaugural Google Play Awards, interior design app Houzz was named the overall best Android app of the year. Other winners include Clash Royale, Table Tennis Touch and NYT VR.

Google May 20, 2016

Android N New Features: Split-Screen Mode, Google Assistant, Instant Apps And More

Google has revealed more details regarding the upcoming Android N at this year's I/O Conference. Among the new features that will be included in the new operating system are a split-screen mode, the new Google Assistant and Instant Apps.

Google May 20, 2016

Google I/O 2016: From Daydream To Allo, A Summary Of Everything The Search Giant Unleashed So Far

Google made a lot of big announcements, unveiling a range of new products during its annual I/O developers conference on Wednesday.

Google May 19, 2016

Google VR Headset Daydream Succeeds Cardboard, And It Goes Against Expections

Google recently launched its new VR headset that succeeds Cardboard. Rather than introducing a stand-alone VR headset, the company unveiled Daydream as a hardware and software platform.

Google May 20, 2016

Google Home Is Amazon Echo Killer? Not Quite

Google announced voice-enabled intelligent speaker Google Home, a direct competitor to Amazon Echo.

Google May 18, 2016

Google Set To Unveil Voice-Activated Device Called Google Home: Alexa, Are You Worried?

Google is said to be unveiling Google Home, a competitor for the Amazon Echo, at the upcoming I/O Conference. The hardware will be able to answer questions asked by users and is capable of carrying out basic tasks.

Google May 18, 2016

Not Giving Up On Social: Google Rolls Out Group Sharing App Spaces For Android, iOS And The Web

Google is still making space for social networking in its future. It just introduced Spaces and will be talking more about the new online hangout during I/O 2016 this week.

Google May 17, 2016

Google Turns Data Centers Into Works Of Art - Check It Out!

The exterior walls of two Google data centers receive mural art as part of Google Data Center Mural Project. The company is planning mural art for its other data centers across the world.

Google May 15, 2016

Google For Work President Leaves To Lead VR Division Of Company

Google for Work President Amit Singh is moving to the company’s VR division. Singh will be joining the Google VR team to prime its business and operations efforts.

Google May 14, 2016

Google Hiring In Phoenix, Arizona: Get $20 Per Hour For Testing Self-Driving Cars

Google expanded its fleet of self-driving vehicles in Arizona, and it needs human testers too. The company opened a number of 'vehicle safety specialists' positions for those who have clean driving records and good communication skills.

Google May 13, 2016

Evernote Receives Google Drive Integration: What This Means For You

Evernote announced Google Drive integration that allows users to easily add files to notes. The beta is available for the web in Chrome and the Android app.

Google May 13, 2016

Google I/O 2016 Expectations: Standalone VR Headset, Project Tango, Self-Driving Cars And More

Google is expected to shed more light about its future plans during Google I/O, which starts on May 18. Project Tango, Android N and a new VR headset are some of the expectations from the upcoming event.

Google May 14, 2016

Google Reportedly Preparing Hardware Device Codenamed Chirp: OK Google, Say Hello To Alexa

Following earlier claims, a new report reveals that a team at Google is developing a hardware device that will incorporate OK Google. The device, internally codenamed 'Chirp,' will challenge Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo in the market once it launches.

Google May 12, 2016

Google Translate Gets A Whole Deal Better, Now Lets You Translate On Any App And Offline More Easily

Google announced new updates for the Android and iOS versions of its Translate app. Tap to Translate is a new feature that allows users to translate text by highlighting it.

Google May 12, 2016

Google Announces Plans To Ban Ads For Payday Loans

Google updated its ad policy to soon ban ads from payday lenders, which will be effective this summer.

Google May 11, 2016

Google Releases Informative Ad On Android Marshmallow And Google Now On Tap Magic: Instant Answers Anywhere [Video]

Google just released a new demo video to illustrate just how Google Now on Tap works its magic. If you have Android Marshmallow, you may want to check this out.

Google May 12, 2016

Why, Google, Why? Black Search Links Cause Backlash, As Netizens Shout 'Bring Back The Blue'

Google users noticed that the color of search results is being returned as black instead of the iconic Google blue. The search engine appears to be testing the new black links for its search result, and users weren’t too happy about the change.

Google May 11, 2016

Google News Creates A ‘Local Source’ Tag To Highlight Stories By Regional Publications

To give smaller publishers and journalists a little more credit, Google is introducing the Local Source tag.

Google May 9, 2016

Google Receives Patent Approval For A ‘Tearable’ Display Screen

In the images accompanying the patent, an illustration shows what looks like a paper flyer with phone number tabs at the bottom, presumably designed to be ripped off.

Google May 5, 2016

Google Doodle Celebrates 100th Birthday Of Claude Shannon, Father Of Information Theory

Google Doodle honored Claude Shannon, the ‘Father of Information Theory,’ on his 100th birthday. He’s also known for inventions such as the rocket-powered Frisbee, a flame-throwing trumpet, and an electromechanic mouse that can teach itself to navigate a maze.

Google May 2, 2016

Google Strikes Deal With NHS That Gives AI Unit Access To 1.6 Million Patient Records

Details of Google’s DeepMind data-sharing agreement with the UK NHS revealed that the AI system would have access to millions of patient records. The agreement, according to the NHS, is for direct clinical use only.

Google May 1, 2016

Google Translate Celebrates 10th Birthday: Here Are Some Interesting Facts About The Digital Linguist

Google Translate celebrates its 10th birthday this month. Here are some interesting facts about the service that started out with just two languages but now recognizes 103 languages, translating billions of words a day.

Google May 1, 2016

New Google Patent Shows An Injectable Device Applied Directly To The Eyeball To Provide Vision Correction

In the patent, illustrations demonstrate the injection of an electronic device that would focus light on the retina and would be powered wirelessly through an energy-harvesting antenna.

Google April 29, 2016

Google OnHub Now Uses IFTTT For Home Automation

Google OnHub now supports home automation via IFTTT, thanks to the latest update for this router. Here's what the device can do with the help of this new feature.

Google April 29, 2016

Google Swims Deeper In Antitrust Waters, And Not Just In Europe: FTC Widens Android Probe In US

The FTC is expanding its Android probe and has been meeting with companies to gather more information. It has yet to reach a definitive answer and hopes to get some of the EU’s evidence to reach a decision.

Google April 28, 2016

Getty Images Files Complaint To EU, Accuses Google Of Encouraging Photography Piracy

Getty Images filed a complaint to the European Union’s antitrust commission against Google. Getty argues that Google is encouraging photo piracy and damages the company’s licensing business.

Google April 28, 2016

Google May Be Soon Announcing A New Local Guides Travel Companion App

Google has plans to launch a travel assistant app.

Google April 26, 2016

Google Creates In-House Startup Incubator Dubbed 'Area 120' To Keep Staff From Leaving: Report

Google set up an in-house incubator program called Area 120 to foster entrepreneurship and keep staff projects close. Helmed by Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz, Area 120 expands on the idea of Google’s results-only work environment.

Google April 25, 2016

Relax, Google.com Is No Longer Dangerous: Here's What Happened

Google.com is safe from malware and identity theft, says the company’s own Safe Browsing. The feature recently raised the trustworthy level of the search engine main page from 'partially dangerous' to 'not dangerous.'

Google April 23, 2016

Google I/O 2016 Schedule Posted: VR Talks, Project Tango And More

Google has uploaded the schedule for its upcoming Google I/O 2016 developer conference this May. The company says the list is still incomplete, with more surprises reportedly revealed as the conference approaches.

Google April 23, 2016

Google Chrome Hits 1 Billion Monthly Active Users As It Turns 50

Google Chrome’s popularity has reached a new high. The browser crossed the 1 billion mark for mobile users and releasing the 50th browser version this week.

Google April 23, 2016

Google Doodle Celebrates Earth Day 2016 With Five Different Biomes

Google's homepage, Google Doodle, updated its logo to five different biomes to celebrate this year's Earth Day. The unique logo designs feature creatures prevalent in each individual biome, painted in a rich mixture of vivid colors.

Google April 22, 2016

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