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Mattel and Google Team Up on New VR View-Master

Mattel and Google Team Up on New VR View-Master

Google is partnering with major toy maker Mattel to reinvent the View-Master for a new generation – and to continue supporting the Google Cardboard virtual reality platform. According to a post on CNET today, the two … [Read more...]

Google is Developing Apple Pay Rival Called “Plaso”

Google is Developing Apple Pay Rival Called “Plaso”

New reports have hit today, revealing that Google is cooking up a competitor to the popular Apple Pay feature for users of Android devices. Called “Plaso,” the new system will apparently allow users to pay for items … [Read more...]

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google continues to buy its way through Silicon Valley, having acquired photo backup platform Odysee this past weekend. According to a post on Odysee’s website, the company’s app will continue to run for the next couple … [Read more...]

LG Offering Free VR Headset with G3 Purchase

LG Offering Free VR Headset with G3 Purchase

It seems that the potential of Google Cardboard – the virtual reality app released this past summer to little fanfare – is starting to be realized. Today, Google’s onetime Nexus 5 partner LG announced that customers who … [Read more...]

Tony Fadell to Completely Redesign Glass

Tony Fadell to Completely Redesign Glass

The big story last month was Google X saying goodbye to Glass and sending it to Tony Fadell, the CEO of Google subsidiary and smart-home-thing-maker Nest. It was unclear what would happen to Glass once Fadell took the … [Read more...]

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

A report out of Bloomberg today reveals that Google and Twitter have shaken hands on a new deal to help new Tweets instantly appear in Google Search results. According to the report, Google has access to “Twitter’s … [Read more...]

Android 5.1 and iOS 8.2 Both Coming Shortly

Android 5.1 and iOS 8.2 Both Coming Shortly

Late last year, both Android and iPhone users were able to enjoy pretty considerable mobile operating system upgrades in the form of Android 5 and iOS 8, respectively. Now, it seems that significant upgrades to both … [Read more...]

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Yesterday’s news that Google had plans to take it to Uber in the form of a fleet of autonomous taxi-bots seems to have ruffled some feathers at the search giant – so much so that company insiders are starting to offer … [Read more...]

Battle Bots: Google Tackling Uber with Self-Driving Taxis

Battle Bots: Google Tackling Uber with Self-Driving Taxis

Google’s plan for its in-development self-driving car has suddenly become a lot clearer. Today, Bloomberg reports that Google intends to roll out its fleet of autonomous vehicles in the not-too-distant future in … [Read more...]

Google ATAP Parts Ways with Project Tango

Google ATAP Parts Ways with Project Tango

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team, also known as ATAP, announced late last week that one of its longtime ventures would be spinning out into its own, independent division within Google. Project Tango – which … [Read more...]