Google's X plans to bring parts of rural India online via FSOC light beams, starting in 2018. The company already teamed up with a telecom operator in Andhra Pradesh and has big plans for the region.
Google December 17, 2017
Project Loon, which looks to launch balloons into the stratosphere that will be able to provide internet connectivity to users on Earth, just made a major breakthrough. The technology is now years closer to becoming a reality.
Google February 17, 2017
Alphabet is lowering its goals for Google's self-driving car project, according to a report from The Information. The team is said to be dropping its plan of developing fully self-driving vehicles that will not come with steering wheels and pedals.
Google December 13, 2016
Google's self-driving car program has accumulated 2 million miles of experience on public roads, which is equivalent to 300 years of human driving. Is the technology soon to be coming to a commercial product?
Google October 6, 2016
The company Space Data filed a lawsuit against Google alleging the company infringed on its patents and broke a non-disclosure agreement regarding Project Loon.
Google June 17, 2016
Google X Co-Founder and former Nest Vice President Yoky Matsuoka joins Apple. She is reportedly going to work for Apple COO Jeff Williams to push efforts in the Cupertino brand's health initiatives.
Business Tech May 4, 2016
Google started recruiting for its driverless car division, and the jobs are as diverse as they are interesting. Dubbed X after its rebranding, the self-driving car department has big plans for expansion and it may even start manufacturing autonomous driving hardware.
FUTURE TECH February 13, 2016
Google X became just "X," and now the logo of the secretive research division was simplified to sport only an X too. On that note, here are a couple of the moonshot projects that the company could launch in 2016.
January 19, 2016
Google's robotics division is being transformed from a stand-alone unit into a part of 'X,' which is the new name of the secretive research and development facility Google X. Several X projects already utilize robotic elements.
Business January 16, 2016
Armed with a brand-new logo, the division formerly known as Google X is now just ... X.
Business January 13, 2016
Google has let slip that it intends to create an Alphabet spin-off business that uses its driverless car technology - and it may end up being a big competitor for car services like Uber and Lyft.
FUTURE TECH December 16, 2015
Alphabet has now independentized Google's Life Sciences division and rebranded it as Verily. Chemists, engineers, doctors and behavioral scientists are working to understand human health and better prevent and manage diseases.
Business December 8, 2015
Google has scaled up its self-driving car plans and it's mulling the possibility of mass-producing the vehicles in the future. If all goes well, the company could make and sell its own autonomous vehicles.
FUTURE TECH September 14, 2015
Google X spins off its Life Sciences division. The Life Sciences team is still focused on smart contact lenses.
Business August 21, 2015
For over a year, Google has used a government exemptive waiver to test out its commercial drones for Project Wing, with help from NASA.
FUTURE TECH August 13, 2015
After undergoing a massive shakeup, Google is now the subsidiary of a new holding company called Alphabet, but most people won’t probably feel the changes at all.
Business August 11, 2015
Google goes from Wi-Fi balloons and driverless cars to 'urban innovation.'
Business June 11, 2015
Google seeks to secure a patent for a teddy bear or toy bunny that could serve as a physical voice assistant. It could make eye contact with whoever is speaking because Google thinks people will like that.
Gadgets May 23, 2015
Google is reportedly developing its own battery technology to incorporate into its products. There has been a growing interest in better battery technology — here's why.
Geek April 13, 2015
Google has a small team that is focused on developing battery technology to be used in the company's future consumer devices, such as the Google Glass, one report claims.
Geek April 11, 2015
Google X's boss Astro Teller recently spoke about the Google Glass and how Google marketed it as a finished product, despite the fact that it was largely an experiment.
Wearable Tech March 18, 2015
AeroMobil announces its intent to launch its first flying car in 2017. Flying cars may seem the stuff of science fiction, but there's a plan in place that could see them take flight.
FUTURE TECH March 16, 2015
New developments point to the two companies, with Google being a major investor of Uber, could become rivals in the industries of self-driving cars and ride-hailing services.
FUTURE TECH February 3, 2015
Google X is more than just self-driving cars, Google Glass, and balloon-delivered Internet. The search company’s moonshot laboratory also has a life sciences division.
Wearable Tech January 30, 2015
The withdrawal of Glass from the market may mark a humbling retreat for Google, as the company may be pressing the "reset" button on the device.
Wearable Tech January 21, 2015
Google is hearing both applause and boos after announcing it will end its Glass Explorer program come Jan. 19. While some Explorers are disappointed at how they found out, many Google fans are happy Glass is moving out of the lab environment.
Gadgets January 15, 2015
Former Apple executive Tony Fadell will lead the Google Glass team as the project exits the Explorer program from Google X to its own entity.
Geek January 15, 2015
Has the death knell been sounded for Google Glass? Google's smart eyewear has barely made it to the market, but developers and some Google insiders believe Glass is as good as dead.
Wearable Tech November 16, 2014
NC State researchers wire cockroaches with electronics capable of sending the insect toward disaster survivors. There's even an invisible fence that will ensure the biorobotic cockroaches stay within the search perimeter.
FUTURE TECH November 9, 2014
Google is working on a magnetic pill coated with antibodies and can be swallowed to monitor cancers, heart diseases and other health problems.
Life October 28, 2014
Google is working on developing nanoparticles that will be able to search the body for diseases, including cancer, and warn patients of those diseases very early on. The strategy is to go from reactive to proactive medical treatment, says a researcher.
Wearable Tech October 28, 2014
Google X is reportedly working on a technology that would allow users to combine several screens into a giant display. The screens would connect the way Lego bricks do.
Gadgets October 5, 2014
Google wants to piece together displays like Legos, sources say. The biggest challenge, of course, is figuring out how to stitch them together.
Computers October 3, 2014
Astro Teller of Google X Lab says a ring of balloons will provide wireless Internet connectivity to the Southern Hemisphere in one year. How many users can a balloon support?
Geek September 25, 2014
Google acquired Lift Labs and its Liftware system, which are utensils that are designed to help people that are suffering from neurodegenerative tremors with their eating.
Gadgets September 11, 2014
The White House appoints one of Google's brightest minds as chief technology officer. Megan Smith, the first woman to fill the position, is flanked by a former Twitter lawyer as deputy CTO.
Society September 4, 2014
Google releases a video that shows a small delivery drone on a test flight for deliveries to Queensland, Australia. Neil Parfitt, a farmer from Warwick, receives the first Google package.
Business September 3, 2014
Among other futuristic hardware designs to make it out of Google's top-secret innovation lab Google X is Project Wing. The drone delivery service just had a recent (and successful!) test flight in Queensland, Australia.
Geek September 1, 2014
Google has unveiled its Project Wing drone program for making deliveries. While the technology certainly is there, if regulations stay as they are then the drones will never take off.
FUTURE TECH August 31, 2014
Google's drones may one day shuttle smartphones to door steps. But the visionaries behind driverless cars also foresee the drones delivering relief to areas struck by disaster.
FUTURE TECH August 29, 2014
Google X, a division of Google that works on futuristic projects, has acquired Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering and product design company. The 18-year-old company has worked on high-profile products such as Fitbit and Jawbone.
Business August 25, 2014
Google introduces new Baseline Study, which will gather anonymous genetic information from a group of healthy volunteers to better understand the diseases in the human body and what causes them.
Internet Culture July 28, 2014
Journalists taken on a 30-minute test drive onboard Google’s robot cars around Mountain View, California said the ride was uneventful – and that’s a good thing.
FUTURE TECH May 14, 2014