Alphabet, the parent of Google, has a plethora of wearables either on the shelves or coming in the next few years, showing a big commitment towards this new category of technology. Currently, most wearables attach to the wrist, but in the future there should be a wearable for every part of the body, and for... Show More Summary
From the “things we wish were real” files, YouTuber ‘pizza for breakfast‘ made a clip imagining just what would happen if Rockstar had included Google’s autonomous car in Grand Theft Auto V (and it had the same AI as current in-game drivers). Show More Summary
Android: Google is rolling out a new version of YouTube for Android that adds a familiar, annoying feature : it will now autoplay the next related video when the current one is finished. Here’s how to turn it off. Read more...
The venues have been vetted online, through Google Images and Yelp reviews. The current finalists? A reasonably priced lodge in Homer, Alaska, and a state-funded park in South Dakota. Now I just have to search Airbnb and determine if...Show More Summary
Google tests a Modern Design refresh of its video streaming service YouTube currently that is going to be launched later this year if the test shows promising results. These tests, regardless of Google property they are run on, are limited to select testers or visitors only, and it is usually not possible to get in […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary
It’s that time of month again, where Google releases its monthly security update for the Nexus devices. The company also posted the Android Security Bulletin for the month of May, describing the current security vulnerabilities that the updates fix. Unfortunately, non-Nexus devices are likely vulnerable to all [...]
TweetI’ve never seen as much broken glass upon the Streets of San Francisco as I’ve seen in this year, 2016, so far. The current level is redolent of the late 80’s / early 90’s, IMO. So try it, Gentle Reader. Google yourself for “Costco 144.” You get this: And that leads to this: Oh well.
In an effort to further bolster its already successful advertising business, Google is currently experimenting with a new initiative that promises to give companies and marketers unprecedented control the search results stemming from specific queries. Show More Summary
In 2015 we added 8,214 employees to Google. And the women we hired, on average, received a 30 percent bigger salary increase upon joining the company, compared to men. Does that sound fair to you? Study after study demonstrates that women are paid less than men in the United States. Equal Pay Day, three weeks ago, marked the […]
It was recently revealed that Google was testing a new app for travelers, and now we have a better idea of what it might do. The new app called Trips, is currently in beta testing, and apparently tracks your upcoming and past trips, making recommendations about places to visit, stay, and eat. Show More Summary
Google is working on Trips, a travel app that scours your Gmail account for travel-related info and lets you plan and book your trip, all from your mobile phone. The app is currently in testing, and is available as beta only to some...Show More Summary
Google is working on a new travel app that stores your itinerary offline and offers up travel and attraction tips, but it's currently in beta testing.
Alphabet CEO gives Google's chief a huge megaphone, as he lays the current and future vision of both companies. The Founders Letter is a powerful statement for Google. Start with the original "Don't be evil" mission of 2004, to last year's opus that formed Alphabet and marked a major restructuring of Google. Show More Summary
Rumor has it that HTC is hard at work on potentially two new Nexus-branded devices. One of them could even be a tablet. So it seems like a good time to pull HTC’s current Nexus tablet from Google Store stock. If you are perusing the Google Store today, and happen to find your way [...]
If you're a current Netflix subscriber, you'll soon have another way to pay for your monthly subscription.
has formed the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets. It's a group that currently consists of Google, automakers Ford and Volvo, and carpooling services Lyft and Uber. Their goal will be to help lawmakers realize the safety and benefits of having self-driving vehicles on the road.
Listed as coming soon, users of Netflix will be able to pay for their subscription via Google Play billing, just as you would for Google Play Music or Google Play movie rentals. While this change will likely not affect current users,...Show More Summary
When it comes to the policing of self-driving cars and how to introduce them to our current roads, it’s a tricky situation. Who will this responsibility ultimately lie with? Well, to help clear things up Google has partnered with Ford,...Show More Summary
Google secretly working on in-house "Area 120" start-up incubator as an incentive to keep employees at their current jobs
Truce? Truce. Google and Microsoft have both made announcements today that the two will be dropping all current complaints to regulators between the companies, and will seek to avoid further regulatory complaints by working to solve issues together. This news follows last year’s announcement that Google and Microsoft will stop pursuing patent litigation [...]