Topic: Google

Teeny Tiny Android Update Hitting Nexus Devices This Week
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Teeny Tiny Android Update Hitting Nexus Devices This Week

Last month, it seemed as though Google would start releasing the latest version of Android – build 4.4.3 – into the wild very shortly. A few weeks later, and it finally seems to be happening. That’s the good news. … [Read more...]

Google Unveils Adorable Self-Driving Car Prototypes
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Google Unveils Adorable Self-Driving Car Prototypes

Yesterday, Chris Urmson, director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, posted on the company’s official blog to reveal the new prototype for the self-driving car. A few things we know now: it works, people love … [Read more...]

Google Reportedly Making Project Tango Tablets
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Google Reportedly Making Project Tango Tablets

News broke this morning that Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division, or ATAP, is working on developing a tablet-sized version of its 3D mapping smartphone, Project Tango. According to a report in the … [Read more...]

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Could Wreck Law Enforcement Budgets
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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Could Wreck Law Enforcement Budgets

Imagine a world with few traffic citations, if any. No speeding cars. No illegal u-turns. No "California stops." That's what the future of autonomous cars could bring. Sounds great right? It could be -- unless you … [Read more...]

Google Chrome Now Includes “OK Google” Voice Search for Everyone
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Google Chrome Now Includes “OK Google” Voice Search for Everyone

Announced as a feature last year and made available to Chrome beta users earlier this year, Google’s voice-based, hands-free search function “OK Google” is now available to all Chrome users. The feature has been … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Google Says Ads May Come to Thermostats
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UPDATED: Google Says Ads May Come to Thermostats

UPDATE Google issued this statement to TechCrunch after news of their SEC filing hit today: "We are in contact with the SEC to clarify the language in this 2013 filing, which does not reflect Google’s product … [Read more...]

Android Silver in 2015? Evleaks Says Nexus Line is Dead
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Android Silver in 2015? Evleaks Says Nexus Line is Dead

Trying to figure out the future of Google’s line of smartphones and tablets is becoming something of an industry in and of itself. It’s impossible to know for sure what’s going to happen, but that doesn’t stop … [Read more...]

Report: YouTube to Acquire Video Game Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion
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Report: YouTube to Acquire Video Game Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion

According to a report on Variety from this weekend, video game streaming network Twitch is in talks with Google/YouTube to be acquired for the sum total of $1 billion. All cash. It’s currently unknown how quickly … [Read more...]

Say What: Google Buys Quest Visual for Translation Prowess
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Say What: Google Buys Quest Visual for Translation Prowess

At this point, it’s more surprising when Google can’t do something, rather than when the wide-ranging company amazes users with yet another incredible feature or service. Today, news broke of yet another new ability … [Read more...]

Google Rolling Out Android 4.4.3 to Nexus Devices Next Week
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Google Rolling Out Android 4.4.3 to Nexus Devices Next Week

If you’ve got a Nexus device – that includes the Nexus 4 and 5 smartphones and the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets – then you might want to keep your eyes peeled on May 23. A new report suggests that Google will start … [Read more...]