Topic: Google

Review: The Nexus Player is Okay…Let’s Hope it Improves

Review: The Nexus Player is Okay…Let’s Hope it Improves

When Google announced the new Asus-made Nexus Player in October, it took a lot of us in the tech news world by surprise. We’d heard rumblings of a set-top box coming from Google that would run its new TV-optimized … [Read more...]

Mozilla Taps Yahoo to Replace Google for Firefox Search

Mozilla Taps Yahoo to Replace Google for Firefox Search

Google has been synonymous with “search” for many years now, but before Larry and Sergei came on the scene, Yahoo was the hippest search tool on the web. It seems that in an effort to combat a common foe, today … [Read more...]

Project Tango Tablet Appears on Google Play Store

Project Tango Tablet Appears on Google Play Store

One of the more interesting initiatives undertaken by Google has been Project Tango, which looks to imbue an Android smartphone or tablet with real-time 3D mapping capabilities. Back in June, Google announced the … [Read more...]

Google Finally Announces YouTube Music Key

Google Finally Announces YouTube Music Key

After over a year of rumors and speculation, Google has finally announced the subscription-based music service spinning out of YouTube. Called YouTube Music Key, which costs $9.99 each month and provides ad-free, … [Read more...]

The First Phone to Get Lollipop is…the Moto G?

The First Phone to Get Lollipop is…the Moto G?

As you may know, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the roll out of the newest version of Android, known alternately as Android 5.0 or Lollipop. The reason for this is almost entirely selfish: I’ve had a Nexus 5 since … [Read more...]

Google Adds Games, Starz, Showtime to Chromecast

Google Adds Games, Starz, Showtime to Chromecast

In the face of growing competition from the likes of Amazon, Google today announced that owners of the Chromecast – its HDMI media-streaming stick – will soon be able to do a bit more than they could … [Read more...]

Polish LG G3s Getting Lollipop, Moto X Soon

Polish LG G3s Getting Lollipop, Moto X Soon

Despite announcing that its newest version of Android – Android 5.0, aka Android L, aka Android Lollipop – would begin hitting compatible devices starting last Monday, so far almost zero handsets have received the … [Read more...]

Google and LG Sign 10-Year Global Patent Licensing Deal

Google and LG Sign 10-Year Global Patent Licensing Deal

Google and LG are getting a little closer, as today the companies today announced a ten-year global patent licensing deal. That means that over the next decade, neither company should have to jump over hurdles to license … [Read more...]

Android Lollipop Delayed for Nexus 4 and 5?

Android Lollipop Delayed for Nexus 4 and 5?

Ever since Google confirmed that Android 5, aka Lollipop, would begin hitting Nexus devices starting on Monday, I’ve been repeatedly refreshing my phone’s system update button. “It’ll just happen any minute!” … [Read more...]

Android Lollipop Launches Today, New Gmail Available

Android Lollipop Launches Today, New Gmail Available

It seemed pretty likely that Google would start the launch of Android 5.0 – whose delicious nickname is Lollipop – right around the same day that people started to take home new Nexus 9 tablets, which run Lollipop … [Read more...]