Topic: Google

Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game
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Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game

Just yesterday we heard about the new and improved Foursquare, and how it would give users targeted recommendations based on where they are and what they liked. As it turns out, Google took yesterday as an opportunity to … [Read more...]

YouTube Music Exec Departs Over Delayed Launch
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YouTube Music Exec Departs Over Delayed Launch

Chris LaRosa, the executive in charge of YouTube’s nascent – and as yet unlaunched – music streaming service, is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reports today. This is the second person to occupy that … [Read more...]

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
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Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google is making it’s next move in becoming either a superhero or supervillian organization. Under the title Project Zero, Google is hiring a team of elite hackers to locate vulnerabilities in the software of the … [Read more...]

Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July
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Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July

Today, Google announced that it is now accepting applications from third party developers to receive Project Ara development boards later this month. This is the first real shot developers will have to start figuring out … [Read more...]

Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space
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Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space

In almost all science fiction stories, there are little autonomous spheres that go around and do things for people. It’s just how the genre works. NASA’s project SPHERES (Synchronized, Position Hold, Engage, … [Read more...]

Google Shoots for the Moon With Its Lunar XPrize Competition
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Google Shoots for the Moon With Its Lunar XPrize Competition

You know someplace where humans have been already? The Moon. Someplace else we’ve been? Stonehenge. Do we stop going? No, they’re both still awesome. The Google Lunar XPrize is a competition where teams of … [Read more...]

Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost
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Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost

Google showed off the latest version of its mobile OS, codenamed “Android L,” at its I/O event last week. There, the company talked about some of the major aesthetic changes Android users would see when the new OS … [Read more...]

Follow the Beats: Google Buys Songza
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Follow the Beats: Google Buys Songza

A few weeks ago, we’d heard that Google was mulling the purchase of a music streaming company, seemingly following in the footsteps of Apple, which recently dropped $3 billion to buy Beats Music (and, more … [Read more...]

Google Locking Down New Android Offshoots, and Why That’s Fantastic
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Google Locking Down New Android Offshoots, and Why That’s Fantastic

Android is a really great mobile OS. It is not, however, quite as great after tech companies like Samsung, HTC, Amazon, and more get their hands on it and start monkeying around. The Kindle Fire Tablet in particular … [Read more...]

Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O
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Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O

We’ve been following any detail of Project Ara, Google ATAP’s attempts at a modular smartphone, ever since we first heard about it last year. After the keynote speech wrapped at I/O last week, Google gave up a little … [Read more...]