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Google I/O 2015: Here's What Happened

There was unlimited photo storage, Android M, Virtual Reality, YouTube offline, 'Now on Tap' and more. Google packed a lot of cool new tech into its Google I/O 2015 and here are the best bits.

Internet May 28, 2015

Google Photos Offers Free Unlimited Storage For Images And Videos

Google is now offering free unlimited storage for all your photos and videos. The new Google Photos platform was announced at Google I/O 2015.

Apps/Software May 28, 2015

Apple Is Building Google Now Rival 'Proactive' Into iOS 9

Apple has reportedly built a new discovery tool for iOS 9 code-named 'Proactive.' The tool will provide search results, suggest apps based on a user's past behavior and provide augmented reality maps with restaurant recommendations and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 27, 2015

Nexar App Uses iPhones To Police Bad Driving

Nexar is a new app that uses your iPhone to identify bad driving. It then records the license plate to warn other users when this bad driver is nearby.

FUTURE TECH May 27, 2015

Android Auto Debuts On The New Hyundai Sonata

Android Auto allows you to run Google Maps and other apps through your car’s built-in navigation system. The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first car compatible with the system.

Apps/Software May 26, 2015

Android Factory Reset Doesn't Completely Wipe Data

A new study reveals that the factory reset feature on Android phones doesn’t completely delete the owner’s data. Researchers were able to retrieve Google credentials from supposedly reset phones, gaining access to emails, login details, text messages and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 22, 2015

Dating Site Adult Friend Finder Hacked, Exposing Millions Of Users

The racy online dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hacked - leaking the personal information of nearly 4 million users, including names, addresses and sexual preferences.

Internet May 22, 2015

Google Is Developing 'Brillo,' A New Android OS For The Internet Of Things

Google could be set to launch a new operating system designed for the Internet Of Things. The software code-named 'Brillo' could run on low-power devices like sensors with as little as 32 MB of RAM.

FUTURE TECH May 21, 2015

Snowden: NSA And Allies Planned To Use Google And Samsung App Stores To Spy On Smartphones

Intelligence agencies from the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand and Australia planned to infect smartphones with malware using their connection to the Google Play and Samsung App Stores. Details of the plan are outlined in the latest document leaked by NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

Internet May 21, 2015

Test Track Being Built For Elon Musk's Hyperloop Train Of The Future

Elon Musk’s futuristic high-speed train is no longer just an idea. A deal has been struck to begin building a test track for the Hyperloop train in California.

May 20, 2015

Spotify Launching Video, Live Radio, Podcasts And Music To Match Your Running Stride

Spotify will now feature video, live radio and podcasts from multiple sources, including Vice News, ESPN and NBC. There's also Spotify Running, a new app that will select music to match your running stride.

Apps/Software May 20, 2015

Meet Lily, The Drone That's Your Personal Automated Aerial Cameraman

Lily is a drone that is an automated photographer that runs on GPS. It is easy to use and can capture plenty of aerial view images.

Gadgets May 12, 2015

Revenues From Streaming Music Finally Pass Downloads

Warner Music announced that it made more money from streaming music than digital downloads. It’s the first time a major record label has hit this milestone.

Money May 12, 2015

Will The Huffington Post And Other Publishers Be Spun Off As Part Of Verizon’s $4.4B Acquisition Of AOL?

AOL’s content business may be spun off to a third party following the company’s $4.4B acquisition by Verizon. AOL’s publishing sites include The Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch.

Deals May 12, 2015

How To Read Hundreds Of New York Times Articles For Free With NYT Now App

The New York Times has updated its NYT Now app to allow nonsubscribers unlimited access to articles for free. The app, aimed at younger readers, had previously cost $7.99 per month.

Apps/Software May 11, 2015

How Designing A Top-Selling Apple App Could Earn You As Much As ... Eh, $300

Redacted is one of Apple’s top-selling paid apps. But the app designer has revealed he only sold 59 apps, earning a profit of just $302 after the first day, to become the 8th best-selling iOS app.

Apps/Software May 8, 2015

Now Order Takeout Directly From Google Search Results Via Seamless, GrubHub, Eat24 And Others

Google now lets you order food directly from its search results. There will be a button below restaurant search results that directs users to order from delivery providers like Seamless and GrubHub.

Internet May 8, 2015

Flickr Gets Image Recognition And A New Intelligent Search Engine In Overhaul For Mobile And Desktop

Flickr has had a big upgrade on both Web and mobile. The new site can recognize what’s in your photos, has impressive new search functionality and has more user-friendly navigation tools.

Apps/Software May 7, 2015

Hackers Target WordPress Bug, Putting Millions Of Websites At Risk

Millions of WordPress websites are at risk due to a vulnerability present in the default installation of the content management system. Hackers could take control of the affected sites if the administrator clicks on a malicious link.

Internet May 7, 2015

How Many Users Does Google+ Really Have?

Google just upgraded its much maligned social network with a Pinterest-like feature called Collections. How many people actually regularly use Google+?

Internet May 6, 2015

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