Google held its latest I/O press conference yesterday at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, where the tech giant announced a wave of future plans including new products for the house and car. Right now Google’s popular Android Auto smartphone integration system is being updated with improved voice activation through the Apple...
Google announced a huge wave of updates with practical new features and plans for its Android Auto car interface system, including the ultimate dystopian future-reality fear of your phone completely encompassing your car. Read more....
T-Mobile announced today that its Binge On video service now supports over 80 streaming platforms, thanks to the addition of a new wave. New video-only services include NBC, Univision, and Qello Concerts, but T-Mobile has also added in music services that happen to show videos. Show More Summary
Last week, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that the latest wave of changes to Google's mobile-friendly ranking signal has now finished rolling out.
Back in November, YouTube added the ability to watch any video with a VR headset. That same functionality has now landed on iOS. To be clear, you’ve been able to watch 360 videos on iOS since last year. Those you can watch by waving your handset around in the air or tapping and dragging with your finger. Show More Summary
The BBC is one of the world's most respected broadcasters yet some copyright holders think that it's a pirate powerhouse. In a wave of notices sent to Google in recent weeks the BBC has been accused of infringement more than 130 times,...Show More Summary
In the latest Forrester Wave report for Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Microsoft Azure came on top beating both Google and Amazon Web Services. After 37-criteria evaluation, Forrester recognized Microsoft Azure as a leader in their Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions. We are excited to see Microsoft so prominently placed in the Forrester Big Data […]
Today is my final day writing for The Next Web before I embark on something new. Late May will mark seven years since my first ever article was published. It was about the launch of Google Wave, and thankfully my career here outlived that once hotly-anticipated piece of technology. Show More Summary
Google may be the king of search but some of its best efforts around building communications tools have failed – remember Wave? – or faltered – remember the last time you used Google+? No, me neither. Google Chat, now integrated with Google Hangouts, was once my go-to office gossip tool. Show More Summary
In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning. And a computer that can beat you at a 2,500-year-old board game.
Back in January Google rolled out its first wave of high-speed Wi-Fi to train stations in India, and now the company has added nine more stations. With more than 100,000 people already logging into the Wi-Fi each week, Google's mainShow More Summary
Blank space on your calendar used to be a good thing. It was your free time, when you could relax, work on a personal project or hang with friends. Now, Google wants to fill empty calendar space with the activities you’d like to do at some point but never seem to have time for. Show More Summary
Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant competes against the likes of Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and the unnamed mystery voice behind Google Now. It’s part of a new wave of services that are slowly making talking to computers mainstream, but because of Microsoft’s weak position on mobile, it hasn’t quite had the same impact as some of its competitors. Read More
Artificial intelligence is making waves once again as Google’s AlphaGo made headlines after it defeated Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol for the first time. While many are calling gains in AI a win for society, others are voicing concerns over the future of a society in which computers can outperform humans in almost every conceivable fashion.... Show More Summary
Following the defeat of 9-dan world champion Lee Sedol to Google DeepMind's AlphaGo AI (artificial intelligence) program, interest on Go games has massively increased in South Korea.
Check your mail. If you registered for a general attendee or academic ticket for Google I/O 2016 last week, now's the time to check your email. Google has begun sending out the first wave of invites for the annual developer event, which runs from May 18-20 in Mountain View, Calif. Show More Summary
If you're looking for unique engagement ring styles, and stumbling across the same-ol same-ol on Google searches and Pinterest, you better take a few quick breathes and prepare yourself for the tidal wave of engagement ring creativity that our sponsor Joseph Jewelry is about to unleash on you today. Show More Summary
It probably won't get as much attention, but DeepMind has a chance to make bigger waves in AI than IBM did, when it beat Gerry Kasparov at chess in 1997.
It drops the invite-only requirement and throws in a Nexus 5X for $200 in the hopes of bringing on a wave of new customers.
It seems like only yesterday we were beta testing our nightmare dystopian future and groveling at the feet of attractive cyberunicorns. But for now, Google Glass has gone the way of Google Wave and Google Buzz into the big recycling bin in the clouds, leaving tech-savvy New Yorkers with fewer ways to distinguish themselves from the unwashed masses. Show More Summary