With all of the news about Pokemon Go, the instant mega-hit mobile game by Niantic Studios (funded by The Pokemon Company, Google, and Nintendo), it seemed obvious to take a look at the use of the game in the world’s biggest gaming market: China. According to Niko Partners estimates, approximately [...]
image credit Google's search engine is an always-expanding, extremely useful tool that's packed with tons of different tools. Some that are easy to forget, like the mortgage calculator, instant customer service phone numbers and time zone conversions.Here's an infographic with over 30 Essential Google search tips. The Presurfer
While most of us don’t want ads at all, Google has found a way to deliver them faster. Using its AMP technology meant for stripped-down, fast-loading webpages, Google hopes that it can “significantly improve both page load time and mitigate...Show More Summary
Today we have instant access to just about everything at our fingertips. With Google Express, Amazon, Instacart, Facebook, etc. it almost seems possible to live a life without ever leaving your computer screen. While this life of convenience seems appealing, it comes with a price. Show More Summary
According to a support page posted by Google, the next update to Hangouts (which will be for version 11.0), will remove the option for conversation merging. This features allows instant messages and SMS messages from the same contact to appear in a single thread. Show More Summary
Google Now On Tap has three new features: text translation, discovering related content, and reading barcodes and QR codes.
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap search tool that adds several compelling new functions. First, a long press of the home button will allow people to scan any QR code or barcode when using the camera. Once scanned, Google will return basic information about the product complete with links to more in-depth searches. Show More Summary
Google is expanding its pool of machine learning talent with the purchase of a startup that specializes in smartphone image recognition. On Wednesday, French firm Moodstocks announced on its website that it's being acquired by Google, stating that it expects the deal to be completed in the next few weeks. Show More Summary
“Earthquake?” It can be frustrating finding out how big an earthquake was, and where it struck, in the seconds following a temblor. But starting Thursday, Google says it’s going to provide searchers with instant access to the size of the earthquake and a map of where it struck — without needing...
Use the new Pi 3 to make a touchscreen photo booth that instantly uploads to Google Photos! Read more on MAKE The post Create a Raspberry Pi Photo Booth for Your Next Party appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Searching for symptoms on Google is going to yield more immediate answers in the coming days, as the search giant rolls out an update to its Knowledge Graph. The post Google to Provide Instant Medical Information for Symptom Searches by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
At Google’s I/O conference last month, the company introduced the concept of “Instant Apps” – a way of more quickly downloading apps by breaking them into small, runnable pieces that deliver you just the part of the app you need. However, it didn’t address how users would come across these apps in the first place. Today, it’s taking a step toward… Read More
AMP, which is essentially Google’s answer to Facebook’s fast-loading Instant Pages, first launched on Google’s mobile search results pages but it’s now being integrated into a wider number of products. As AMP reaches a wider audience, publishers are obviously also interested in being able to sell a wider range of ad types on these pages, too. The AMP format currently… Read More
Science fiction is great for inspiring scientists to tackle big problems with innovative, out-of-the-box solutions. Take one of Google's signature life sciences projects: a device that offered the promise of diagnosing cancer long before someone showed any symptoms. Show More Summary
A new change to Google Now on Tap began rolling out this week, one that should instantly turn it into a much more useful tool in almost any situation, because it gives you some control over what is being analyzed on the screen. Take a look at the screenshots above. Show More Summary
Jeremy Benson's GIRL IN WOODS is finally coming to the public, emerging from the underbrush on June 3rd via Cable and VOD platforms including Comcast, DirecTV, iTunes, Dish, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu and more. Perhaps the release of the similarly-themed THE FOREST prompted producers to finally let this one escape their grasp. Here's the plot:... Read More...
The Google app is about to get much faster on iPhone. Google is introducing its Accelerated Mobile Pages platform to iOS, which works similarly to Facebook’s Instant Articles to reduced page sizes so they load instantly off of Search. Show More Summary
Your pet gets sick and you don’t know what to do. Google has a thousand conflicting answers and it could be a week until you can get an appointment with a veterinarian. But Treat can let you chat live with a licensed vet instantly or get them to come for same-day in-home visit to check on your furry friend. Show More Summary
Polaroid's Smart TVs / ImageCredit: Polaroid Polaroid, the consumer electronics company known for its popular instant film cameras in the 1970s, has just announced completely unexpected products. At the Google I/O event, Polaroid saidit is going to release 4K Ultra HD LED smart TVs that are haveGoogle Cast integration.And Polaroid’s 4K [...]
Google's Android installed base has long suffered a major problem with fragmentation at the OS API level, due to the fact that licensees continue shipping low end phones paired with old versions of Android. Here's what the company is ostensibly doing to address that in a new project introduced at its I/O 2016 conference: Instant Apps.