Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google’s Nest potentially planning move into connected audio hardware

Nest is best known for its innovative Learning Thermostat (shown), and has brought a similar way of thinking to smoke detectors, but its next connected home tech may be something a bit more familiar: hi-fi equipment. Seems a li...



MWC 2015: Android Pay sees Google taking another shot at mobile payments

Google Wallet hasn’t been the mobile payment sensation that the Android maker wanted it to be, but with Apple Pay pushing NFC payments into the mainstream, Google will try again with Android Pay. Announced by Android boss Sun...



Google’s amazing new four-legged robot

The Google-owned Boston Dynamics is pushing the boundaries of robotics, with an eye towards military, search and rescue, and disaster help needs, and its latest creation is… a dog? In actuality, it’s the company’s latest ...



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Google adding real-time translation

Skype was first to launch its headline Translator feature (promo image shown) for converting both spoken and written conversation into another language, but Google is about to enter the fray – and may one-up Microsoft in ...



Bye, Google! Apple could use Yahoo! or Bing as its default search engine from 2015

Apple and Google’s steady parting of ways looks set to continue with Google’s best known service: web search. Currently, Google is the default search engine for Apple’s Safari web browser, but this deal is reportedly set ...



Lollipop statue unveiled at Google HQ

Google played the run-up to Android 5.0’s name announcement for laughs earlier this week, but when it comes to decorating the lawn outside its Mountain View, California headquarters, the company is serious about maintaining t...



Google testing reconfigurable displays

Google is already planning to launch one type of modular technology with Project Ara (pictured), which features little nubs of wondrous tech that snap together to create a fully functional smartphone. Now the company may be loo...



Google unveils its first low-cost Android One phones

Google has revealed the first wave of its Android One devices at an event in India, kicking off its mission to spread affordable smartphones across the developing world. Manufacturers Spice, Karbonn and Micromax will spark off ...



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Apple CarPlay is the future, and here’s why

As we reported last month, Ferrari has become the first car manufacturer to adopt Apple CarPlay, a new infotainment system that let’s you see the iPhone interface displayed on the car’s touch screen and access apps in exact...



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Google Now Cards for Chrome will change the way you browse forever

Google Now is one of the company’s best new(ish) services for smartphones and tablets, and now it’s rolling out beyond mobile. From today, Google Now cards – which deliver various piece of info that Google believes you’...



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Google’s Pokémon April Fool should be a real thing

Every year, Google pulls out all the stops with for its annual April Fool’s Day joke. From the Virgle mission to Mars to Google Maps Treasure Mode, Google’s tried to outdo itself. This year, it’s advertisin...



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Motorola is the next to announce future smartwatch

Every phone manufacturer wants its own smartwatch these days. Samsung has launched the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit at MWC 2014, while HTC has announced plans to launch its own smartwatch. Now Motorola has got in on t...



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The future of phones is a scary proposition

When Google snapped up the British artificial intelligence specialist DeepMind Technologies a few weeks ago for a reported $400m, it wasn’t because it was interested in founder Demis Hassibis’ excellent game design ...



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8 things you need to know about Google smartwatches

Watch out Samsung and Pebble – Google has just entered the wearables game with its smartwatch-friendly Android Wear platform. So what do we know about the Android variant? Read on for all the facts… READ MORE: Meet the LG ...





 
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