Google Goggles is officially dead. Google has punted its ancient visual search platform into the sunset, telling users to download and install Google Lens instead, which offers a vastly better experience.
An amended FCC filing reveals Google will soon release an updated Chromecast device with better Wi-Fi and expanded Bluetooth support. Details such as pricing and release date remain uncertain, though.
Google August 18, 2018
Confidential Mode, introduced as part of the new Gmail, has arrived on mobile. Gmail for Android users can now send confidential emails, complete with expiration dates and SMS passcodes.
Google August 18, 2018
Google Search just got a little bit better. Featured Snippets now display relevant subtopics because Google knows you’re too lazy to search for them yourself.
Google August 17, 2018
Pairing hearing aids with iPhones are easy. On Android, it’s essentially non-existent — but that will change soon thanks to a new protocol called ASHA that Google has developed.
Google August 17, 2018
Google is developing a device that will focus on tracking the health and fitness. The one of a kind gadget will also be able to plan weekly meals and recommend restaurants for its users.
Google August 16, 2018
Google's Pixel and Pixel 2 owners can enjoy the latest features of the Android 9 Pie, but recording phone conversations is not one of them. However, rooting can allow owners to install apps to record phone talks.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 16, 2018
Pixel XL owners are complaining about the issue brought by Android Pie. Users have reported an issue that killed their phone’s fast-charging ability, and now Google has marked the problem as 'Assigned.'
Google August 15, 2018
If you have a Google Pixel XL, don’t upgrade to Android Pie just yet. Apparently, some users have discovered that their fast charging capabilities have been disabled by the new operating system.
Apps/Software August 14, 2018
Users who want to protect their location data from Google will have to do more than just deactivating the Location History feature. Apparently, they will also have to disable Web & App Activity, which is buried under Google's menu.
Google August 14, 2018
A new feature called Campfire has been discovered on Chromebooks. It would apparently let those machines dual-boot Chrome OS and Windows 10, greatly expanding their capabilities and appeal.
Google August 13, 2018
Google is allegedly planning to release a Search app in China that will block certain sites in compliance with the country’s aggressive censorship policies. A former executive thinks it's stupid.
Google August 12, 2018
The Google Pixel 3 XL has practically been revealed thanks to this leaked hands-on video. The specs aren’t too surprising considering the phone is a flagship device, but the humongous screen is a sight to behold.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2018
Google Chrome now works natively with Windows 10 notifications. Google is slowly rolling the feature to all users, but here’s how to turn it on right now.
Google August 9, 2018
A Pixel 3 XL unboxing video and series of pictures revealed the massive notch of the Android smartphone, and that it will come with wired USB-C headphones. It is unclear how the device was acquired by the uploader.
Google August 9, 2018
Android P is now finally available on all Pixel phones, plus the Essential Phone. Some features are missing, though, and won’t arrive until another update arrives this fall.
Apps/Software August 7, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, Google Glass is not dead. While development has largely become stagnant, it still has many potentials such as this new implementation, which helps autistic kids identify emotions better.
Google August 3, 2018
Evan Blass just teased that Android P is officially launching on Aug. 20, but if you have a compatible phone, you can install it now.
Apps/Software August 3, 2018
Google Maps now shares your battery percentage data to other users. Keep in that mind before telling friends you didn’t respond because you were running out of battery, they’ll know if you’re lying.
Apps/Software August 3, 2018
The 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android release date is coming soon, after being a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days. However, the app will not be downloaded through the Google Play Store, which might be a bad idea.
Video Games August 2, 2018
Google has apparently been working on a search engine app for China since last year. It’ll be released as an Android app and will comply with the country's censorship policies by clocking out certain search results.
Google August 2, 2018
Devices running Android P can’t have more than two notches, according to Google. Also, manufacturers can’t place a notch on the left and right sections, only the top and bottom.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2018
Google Chrome is finally available to download on Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets. Chrome supports WebVR standards, which means the number of VR experiences on the web should keep users pretty busy.
Wearable Tech July 31, 2018
The latest Google Pixel 3 rumors and leaks reveal more information about the upcoming Android smartphone. They include photos of the Pixel 3 Clearly White variant, the Pixel Stand accessory, and the wireless charging feature.
Google July 30, 2018
Scheduled routines is finally coming to Google Assistant. With it, users can set routines that automatically go off even without asking Google to do them.
Google July 28, 2018
Google is making it easier for users to check out what’s happening around town. Search now displays nearby events in a clean, convenient layout, and it brings up personalized recommendations as well.
Google July 27, 2018
Google claimed that none of its employees have been victimized by a phishing attack since they started using physical security keys. Google believes in the device so much that it will soon start selling its own, the Titan Security Key.
Google July 26, 2018
Google Chrome will be more aggressive about encryption going forward. HTTP sites will now be labeled as 'Not Secure' each time a user visits them.
Internet July 25, 2018
Physical security keys, such as Yubico's YubiKey Security Key, have protected all Google employees from phishing attacks since early 2017. Here is how the $20 devices work as an alternative approach to two-factor authentication.
Google July 24, 2018
Fuchsia is one of Google’s most mysterious experiments, believed to be a unified operating system that could one day replace both Android and Chrome OS. Is that really what’s going to happen, though?
Google July 21, 2018
In Google’s latest experiment called Move Mirror, artificial intelligence looks at your various poses and searches for images just like it. Yes, it’s possible to generate GIFs of it.
Google July 20, 2018
The online Google Store is offering $250 discounts for the entire line of Pixelbooks. The Google Pixelbook is the most powerful and most expensive Chromebook, and users who want to take advantage of the offer should do so right now.
Google July 17, 2018
The Google Phone app for Android has been updated to better handle spam. Users are now able to activate a feature that will automatically send suspected spam calls to voicemail without any notifications.
Google July 15, 2018
Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.
Google July 13, 2018
Morse code is now also supported on Gboard for iOS, months after Google introduced it for the Android version. The feature helps people with disabilities communicate, and Google wants to teach everyone how to use it.
Apps/Software July 13, 2018
YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.
Internet July 13, 2018
A Huawei customer service representative in Poland may have leaked the Android P name, which has been kept under wraps. Android P is expected to be released in several weeks, but the Android P name speculation will likely not stop.
Google July 12, 2018
YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.
Internet July 11, 2018
After handing over thousands of its mobile division employees to Google, HTC is laying off 1,500 more employees in a bid to stay afloat. Its decline is proof that the smartphone market is very unpredictable.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 3, 2018
Reports say Google lets third-party developers read private Gmail messages of users. Google said that the developers have been vetted before reading the messages.
Google July 3, 2018
Google revealed that it also wanted to acquire GitHub, but Microsoft ultimately won the bid. Even though there are concerns about its future projects on the platform, the company claims it is fine with the turnout.
Business Tech June 29, 2018
New leaked renders show the purported Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL front and back, giving a good look at their design. Here's what to expect from the upcoming Android powerhouses.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 29, 2018
Google is planning to enter the video game industry, according to Kotaku's Jason Schreier. Google is looking to attract developers into its umbrella, create a gaming console, and perhaps most importantly, launch a video game streaming service.
Video Games June 29, 2018
Google has fallen behind Amazon in the emerging smart speaker space. To catch up, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak suggested that Google should give all U.S. households a free Google Home Mini, which is being sold for $49 each.
Google June 29, 2018
Google Duplex, the human-sounding artificial intelligence, was working as advertised in a new demonstration in New York City. Public testing for the AI will start this summer despite the scrutiny against it.
Google June 28, 2018
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