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Google shows off Project Athena, a preview of Chrome OS’s future look

Attention Chrome fans: Chrome OS will be getting a new look soon. A current Google Chromium OS project named Athena will eventually become the new Chrome OS user experience, according to screenshots Google employee François Beaufort shared on Google+. The new design has a stacked windows interface similar to the Chrome browser’s tabs on Android. […]

Google AdWords Express App Aims to Boost SMB Self-Service

5 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Google has introduced an app to help SMBs or anyone using AdWords Express to manage their campaigns on mobile devices. Ironically there’s no app yet for the main AdWords product. The AdWord Express app is currently available for iOS and Android devices. The new app allows businesses and advertisers to create or edit ads and choose targeting criteria […]

Gmail API Attempts to Revamp Email

A change is coming to email thanks to Google, but maybe not as quickly as you would like. Google announced that the Gmail API would be ten times faster than IMAP, but that current limitations are preventing a quick launch. The API aims to extend email since an application would be able to access Gmail without having a separate mail client. Show More Summary

Google, Other Leading Internet Companies Support Net Neutrality, Call For Extension To Mobile Providers

As the initial comment period regarding the FCC’s currently proposed net neutrality rules comes to a close, the Internet Association, a technology industry consortium, today released a strongly worded treatise calling for strict netShow More Summary

Google's Play Store is getting a big, visually intensive makeover

Many would argue that the Google Play Store for Android is useful in its current form, but pretty? Not so much. However, there are now signs that it's going to be much better-looking -- if not necessarily more functional. Android Police has obtained...

Google Struggles With 70,000 ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests; Shady Politicians, Violent Criminals Want To Be Forgotten

Although Google has vocally expressed its opposition to a new European law that requires them to remove any searchable link upon user request, the search engine giant is currently working hard to comply with the controversial ruling. According to execs, Google is currently struggling to address more than 70,000 ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. According

From idea to exhibition: developing art for Google

Digital Revolution is an art exhibition currently running at London's Barbican Centre. Part of the exhibition is Google's "DevArt" project -- a selection of code-based installations. Google commissioned three established artists for the show, and ran...

Google Maps Now Allows You to Measure Exact Distances

Google rolled out a small but significant update to Google Maps Tuesday, which allows you to measure the exact distance between two or more points on a map. The search giant announced the new feature — currently limited to the desktop...Show More Summary

Connected TV Market Crosses 1B Devices As Google Pins Its Hopes On Android TV

A new report from Strategy Analytics puts the global market for connected TV devices at over 1 billion currently installed units, which include smart TVs, set-top boxes like the Apple TV, game consoles, connected Blu-Ray players and more. Show More Summary

Larry Page explains why it would be ‘stupid’ to run Google like Apple

Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat down for a lengthy interview with former Sun CEO and current venture capitalist Vinod Khosla Fortune reports. Apple was, unsurprisingly, one of the topics that came up during the discussion and Page discussed the major differences between how Google and Apple run their businesses. Show More Summary

Is Google Shopping Express Destined to Become Webvan?

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

According to a post on re/code, Google is planning to spend $500 million to build out Shopping Express.The same-day delivery service is currently in limited availability but apparently the company is committed to expanding it nationwide. Today Google Shopping Express is available in parts of California. Current stores involved in the program include Target, Whole […]

News: Apple ordered to change App Store terms, refunds in S. Korea

2 weeks agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Apple and Google were both ordered to change “unfair provisions” in their app stores by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, the Korea Herald reports. Among those provisions to be revised is Apple’s App Store refund policy — currently, each refund request is reviewed before approval from Apple. Show More Summary

How To Get Chrome’s Latest Flash Player To Work In Firefox On Linux

Don’t miss out on new features and performance improvements in Flash simply because you want to use Firefox. Here’s how to get the latest version of Flash for Firefox in Linux. Currently, Google Chrome is the only browser on Linux that offers the latest version of Flash. Show More Summary

Oy, Google

Usually I'm a fan of Google Doodles, but today's....well, every current or ex-flutist in the US who watches the whole video is cringing. The kid's hands are improperly placed on the piccolo and the cuts to "Stars & Stripes Forever" are unfortunate. Yeah, time and attention limits, but.....

You can now hack Android L

Hackers, start your engines — Andorid L is ready to be picked apart and made even more awesome. Google has released the source code for its brand new mobile operating system, currently referred to as “Android L.” The Android L source...Show More Summary

Will Android TV spur Apple TV innovation?

Seven years after the Apple TV launch, Google has announced Android TV software that will work with hardware from companies like Sony and Logitech. But how does the current Apple TV stack up to the new Android TV platform? Today’s … Read more ›

What Version Of Android Are You Currently Using? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Android fragmentation is a serious problem, and one which Google needs to address if it hopes to continue dominating the mobile operating system market in the future. We know lots of MakeUseOf readers use Android, but we have never asked what version of Android you’re currently using. Show More Summary

Less Than 1/4 Of Android Phones Work With Google’s New Smartwatches

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Looking to pick up one of those fancy new Android Wear smartwatches? You’re not crazy. Even in this ultra early form, Android Wear is surprisingly slick. But you should know: as it currently sits, there’s a pretty good chance the watches won’t actually work with your phone. Show More Summary

Apple Dithers While Google Reinvents The Smartwatch

By Alex Pitti: Apple (AAPL) will likely be releasing a smartwatch in the fall of this year, along with refreshes of the iPhone and the iPad. Although the device is currently a rumor, it has a very high probability of coming to fruition, based on Tim Cook's comments in which he stated that he is interested in wearable technology on the wrist. Show More Summary

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