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Google Maps to Get New Offline Search, Including Navigation and Reviews

Google Maps is an incredible feat of technology that makes finding the destination easy and anxiety-free. However, it can be frustrating when the phone goes offline after cueing up a set of Google Maps directions to a particular destination. Google is looking to change that later this year. On Thursday, the search giant announced at […]

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Google allots $20 million grant for 3D-printed prosthetics and other aid technology

On Tuesday, Google announced funding from its nonprofit Google.org arm to help people living with disabilities through the use of emerging technologies and liberate them as individuals. The company pledged $20 million and issued an open call to identify new areas of opportunity. Google launched a brand new initiative named the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities […]

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Graphic Designer introduces World White Web project to add diversity to Google searches

A graphic designer – Johanna Burai, from Stockholm city of Sweden, has introduced a new project- World White Web– with a project to bring attention of the audience to the norms of whiteness online. The World White Web is attempting to modify the overabundance of white hands in Google searches. The World White Web ‘s […]

Google to Patent Teddy Bear that can turn into a Remote Control

Google to Patent Teddy Bear that can turn into a Remote Control

Google is hoping to break into the toy industry with stuffed animal toys that can control other Wi-Fi connected devices. Google has filed a patent for creating teddy bears that could turn into a remote control. Google’s new smart tech innovation would suggest of developing smart internet connected toys that could listen to instructions, and […]

Google is readying 'Brillo,' an OS for the Internet of Things

Google is readying ‘Brillo,’ an OS for the Internet of Things

Google is all set to enter at the Internet of Things (IoT) market at I/O next week with the launch of a platform for Internet connected devices. The search giant is reportedly developing “Brillo” operating system for the Internet of Things. Brillo will apparently be based on Google’s mobile operating system Android, and is targeted […]

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TrueView, Google’s Shopping Ads For YouTube

Google on Thursday announced that it is introducing a new feature to its YouTube video ad offering that allows viewers to shop from the video ads they are watching. The new feature, called TrueView for shopping essentially lets advertisers easily list several of the products they are selling alongside or within their video ads. The […]

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Google joins hand with Twitter, search results to feature real-time tweets

Search giant Google and micro-blogging giant Twitter have renewed a bond that ended in 2011 with a new agreement which will display live Tweets prominently in search results. Google and Twitter made the announcement on Tuesday. With this initiative, the search giant Google will show most relevant tweets in the search results in its search […]

Google News

Google To Roll Out Special Buy Buttons

Search engine giant, Google, is preparing to launch special buy buttons alongside some of its search ads in the coming weeks. Google’s controversial step is intended to push it as a mere web link provider, rivaling those run by its competitors such as Amazon.com and eBay.com. Initially, the buy buttons will be displayed on mobile […]

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Facebook increased contractors’ minimum wages to $15 per hour

Popular social media company, Facebook Inc. recently raised minimum wages of Menlo’s cafeteria staff and janitors. The company has announced on Wednesday to raise a minimum pay scale of $15 per hours for low-income workers. Workers will receive additional 15 days of paid sick time and vacation leave, and US $4,000 for parental leave. Facebook’s […]

Google’s new NoSQL db, Cloud Bigtable pillars Cloud Infrastructure

Google’s new NoSQL db, Cloud Bigtable pillars Cloud Infrastructure

Google rolled out a new database called Cloud Bigtable, to power its cloud infrastructure. Cloud Bigtable is a NoSQL offering a high scale performance and hot data speed at a cool data price. Google Cloud Bigtable is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system. It is compatible with the Apache HBase API that is […]

Google reveals searches made on mobile devices surpasses PCs for the first time

Google reveals searches made on mobile devices surpasses PCs for the first time

It was speculated earlier that mobile search queries would overtake desktop queries sometime in 2015, and now it’s happened. Google now fields more search queries from mobile devices than it does from personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. And with that lies an opportunity for the tech giant to […]

Websites prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ as Google favors mobile-friendly sites

Websites prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ as Google favors mobile-friendly sites

Back in February, search giant Google had said that it was going to make mobile-friendliness matter more to its search-engine rankings. On Tuesday, the company imposed new tweaks to its search ranking, prioritizing sites that feature mobile-friendly designs. The algorithm update dubbed “Mobilegeddon” is one of the biggest changes in the history of Google’s search engine. […]

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

The European Union is set to file formal charges against Google for illegally using its dominant search engine to highlight the company’s own online services over others. European Union commissioner, Margrethe Vestager is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday in Brussels about Google violating antitrust laws and has decided to pursue a case that […]

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Search giant Google has reportedly involved itself in the research and development of better battery technology for smartphones, wearables and other stuff with reports claiming that the technology is being developed in the search engine giant’s highly secretive Google X research lab. Google has been expanding its avenues lately and has entered into sectors such as […]

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Internet giant Google has announced plans to add two new features, on-body detection and smart lock that allow the smartphone to remain unlocked as long as it is in the user’s possession and lock itself whenever it’s not. The feature which is under testing is aimed at cutting down the number of times the user […]

Google’s deal with Sprint and T-Mobile will enable the company to save up on infrastructure development costs

Google reported to launch its own wireless carrier using Sprint and T-Mobile

According to a report Wednesday in The Information, Google is planning to launch its own cellular phone service. The service could come into operation sometime this year. The move would mark a great shift from the search giant’s core business and could help build a strong alternate revenue stream. Google is close to striking deals […]

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Microsoft acquires mobile email firm Acompli

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has acquired Acompli, a venture-backed startup in San Francisco that offers innovative mobile email application available for both iOS and Android platforms. Seen by many as the mobile app that Outlook.com deserves, Acompli fits well into Microsoft’s plan to further expand into mobile realms. The company accidentally teased the […]

Drive for Education offers unlimited cloud storage, Apps Vault and auditing tools for better maintenance, entirely free of cost.

Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage for schools and students

Google, the world’s largest internet search company announced a new initiative Tuesday for students, Drive for Education. The new service bolsters Google’s existing Google Apps for Education service, which offers unlimited cloud storage among other perks for both students and educators. Apps for Education, which is free for non-profit educational institutions, offers branded versions of Google’s popular apps, including […]

Google’s HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet in court documents

Nvidia seemingly confirms Google’s HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet in court documents

Rumors of HTC returning to tablet manufacturing have been floating around for a little while, but thanks to the processor firm Nvidia, the existence of the Nexus 9 alongside its expected release time frame is almost confirmed now. Nvidia is said to have unofficially revealed the HTC Nexus 9 tablet name in the legal document, […]