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Track Google's Project Loon Internet balloons in real time as they travel the world

Google’s Project Loon was unveiled in 2013 as an ambitious project to bring internet to some of the most remote parts of the world where it’s hard to get Internet access. The project’s still in full swing and you’re now able to track the balloons in real time as they travel the world. The helium …

Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates for bigger changes, like Kit Kat

Whether you're a Google Glass wearer or merely observing the new devices, you may have noticed a lack of major updates in January and February. <i>Android Police</i> and <i>Glass Almanac</i> reveal a post from the Explorers-only community forum explaining that after version XE12 closed out last year, those monthly …

Google Maps Dives Into World Oceans for Underwater Street Views

The Google Maps team has announced the addition of new underwater Street View images in locations around Mexico with the help of the Catlin Seaview …

Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz

Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn to one recently posted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The ad requests the services of a software engineer who can help the German …

Google Glass is getting Android KitKat, but monthly updates are no more

Google is gearing up for its biggest Glass update yet.<p>The smartglasses are finally getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, as Google moves towards bigger but less frequent Glass updates, according to a private forum posting unearthed by Android …

SugarSync for Android gets more offline features, full-resolution media uploads

Cloud storage service SugarSync has updated its Android app with quite a few nifty features. For starters, the application now allows any file to be saved to your device or SD card card -- a feature that will come in handy when you don't have a connection. You can also rename folders/files and …

Google Hangouts for iOS gets a complete redesign

Google's cross-platform messenger app got a nice update today that includes a major redesign for iPhone and iPad. Google Hangouts for iOS 2.0 boasts a flat new look consistent with iOS 7 and enables picture-in-picture video calling for the first time. You can now send video messages of up to 10 …

Google gives $6.8 million to San Fran program that funds free transit for low-income youth

As noted by The Verge, Google is donating $6.8 million to fund the Free Muni for Low Income Youth program that provides over 31,000 children in San Francisco with free access to transit. The donation will fund the program for approximately the next two years according to the report. The news …

Google Barge bids farewell to San Francisco, to make Stockton its new California home

Still think of the Google Barge as a wacky idea from a company that makes more money than it knows what to do with? Well, Mountain View will soon prove that a floating building has its merits: for one, when the company gets in trouble with authorities, it can get the hell out of dodge... literally. …

Introducing Google Maps Gallery: Unlocking the World’s Maps

Posted by Jordan Breckenridge, Google Maps, Product Manager Editor's note: Last year we introduced the Google Maps Engine public data pro...

Google must remove all “Innocence of Muslims” videos from YouTube, appeals court rules

A California appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google(s goog) to take down all copies of a controversial anti-Islamic movie, granting an injunction …

Google Now launcher pops up in Play Store for all Nexus devices

While the Nexus 5 ships with Android KitKat, the phone's home screens and app drawer get their unique and refined designs from a custom launcher. Now, if you're rocking a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or a Google Play edition HTC One, you can get your hands on that launcher too, straight from the Play …

Motorola Hints At New Moto X This Summer

Mobile<p>Motorola has given a strong hint that the successor to its flagship Moto X handset is coming this summer, and reiterated its commitment to providing lower-cost devices.<p>The company took to Twitter during the Mobile World Congress conference to answer questions from followers and the press. …

Google partners with FOX for American Idol second screen experience

Google is trying its hand at a second screen experience, but won’t make you download a special app just to get some new features.<p>Today Google announced a partnership with FOX to bring an American Idol second screen experience to Android and iOS through Google Search. Instead of going into the …

Google+ for Android Gets Photo Editing Across Devices

Google today updated Google+ for Android with a slew of new features focused just on photos. You can download the new version now from Google Play.<p>First and foremost, the app now features non-destructive photo editing across devices. In other words, you can now start editing a photo on one device …

Google Launches Maps Gallery To Make Public Data Maps More Discoverable

Google today launched the Google Maps Gallery, an extension of the Google Maps Public Data Program it announced last October. The new gallery is meant to showcase maps from the organizations Google is working with, including the likes of National Geographic, the U.S. Geological Survey and the City …

Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

Here’s the list of 34 US cities where Google Fiber wants to bring superfast broadband

• Phoenix (Arizona)<br>• Scottsdale (Arizona)<br>• Tempe (Arizona)<br>• San Jose (California)<br>• Santa Clara (California)<br>• Sunnyvale (California)<br>• Mountain View (California)<br>• Palo Alto (California)<br>• Atlanta (Georgia)<br>• Avondale Estates (Georgia)<br>• Brookhaven (Georgia)<br>• College Park (Georgia)<br>• Decatur (Georgia)<br>• East Point (Georgia)<br>• Hapeville …

Google Now is watching you on Chrome

Google Now is the notification centre on Android and iOS that knows all about you. It knows you're taking a flight later and that it's running late. …

Behold Google Street View's Taj Mahal imagery

It's said that roughly 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal in India every year. Now, tourists don't need to get a plane ticket to witness the wonders of the ancient white marbled mausoleum.<p>Google Street View just unleashed its latest mapping project, which covers not only the Taj Mahal but also 29 …

Google Acquires Spider.io To Help Spot And Stop Online Ad Fraud

London-based Spider.io has been acquired by Google, the company’s DoubleClick advertising blog announced today (via Re/Code). Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads. The three-year old company has tech that will help Google identify bad behavior …

Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

European antitrust chief defends deal with Google

Google's deal to avoid a huge antitrust fine in Europe is no "gentlemen's agreement," the European Commission's competition chief said on Friday.<p>Speaking at an antitrust conference, Joaquin Almunia defended the recent deal with Google in which the search giant agreed to certain conditions to settle …

YouTube's Redesign Smells a Lot Like Mobile

YouTube took the wraps off a site redesign on Friday, one that borrows heavily from the service's mobile apps. Its new site is better designed to …

Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.<p>Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms …

Google said to open 200-worker office in San Francisco

San Francisco may be seeing more Google engineers roaming the city's Mission neighborhood in the upcoming future. According to Financial Times, the Web giant has reportedly leased a massive building in the area for employee office space.<p>The 35,000-square-foot building is big enough to fit 200 …

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Google's political efforts protested

Protests against Google moved from the tech giant's buses to its headquarters on Tuesday, as about two dozen activists traveled to Mountain View to question the company's ties to a conservative lobbying group.<p>Demonstrators including climate-change activists and the Raging Grannies - dressed largely …

Google to Glassholes: Stop it

It's hard being misunderstood.<p>Sometimes you have to ask yourself: "Is it these desperate ingrates who don't see my genius? Or might it be me?"<p>Why did this thought enter my troubled day? Oh, because Google has just released a guide to help its Explorers behave.<p>In the past, Google has been happy to …

Leaked OEM licensing terms reveal Google’s strict level of control over its apps

Part of the magic behind Android is that it is open-source, meaning anyone can grab the OS and run with it, as we’ve seen with customized Android forks like Amazon’s Fire OS. There is no denying that Android is truly open and free at its heart, but critics attest that Android <i>“as we know it</i>” might …

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