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Google just added one of its most futuristic features to every Android phone — and it's coming soon to iPhones

One of the most futuristic features of the Pixel 2 is making its way to everyone with an Android phone — and soon, it'll be available on iOS.<p>Called Google Lens, the feature was a new addition to Google's latest smartphone, which came out last October. Lens is designed to be a visual search engine, …

An innovative bioenergy project in New South Wales could produce enough electricity to supply 5,000 homes and produce fertiliser<p>Ed Fagan’s family has been farming the same 1,600-hectare block of land in Cowra, about 240km west of Sydney, since 1886.<p>These days Cowra is a shire of nearly 13,000 …

Renewable Energy

The Keyword

AIAI at Google: our principlesWe’re announcing seven principles to guide our work in AI. Google EarthExplore the high seas in VR and Google Earth on …

Google Earth

Google makes its expanded ad tracking opt-in, launches new ‘My Activity’ site

In the coming days, Google users will receive a notification directing them to check their security settings. A new option asks if users want personalized ads based on age, gender, and search history to show up on third-party sites. By opting in, users will be able to edit and block ads across any …

Daydream is Google’s Android-powered VR platform

Following months of speculation, Google is diving deeper into virtual reality. Today at its I/O keynote, the company announced Daydream, a VR platform built on top of Android N. Google says that Daydream-ready phones, as well as VR viewers and motion controllers, will be available this …

Saying hello to Allo and Duo: new apps for smart messaging and video calling

Google's Allo runs on the same encryption tech that powers WhatsApp

Earlier today at the I/O conference, Google announced a new chat app called Allo, complete with an "incognito" mode that boasts full end-to-end encryption. But the technology powering that encryption is more familiar than many Google fans may realize.<p>After the new app was announced, Open Whisper …

Google's latest Android N beta is meant for everyone

Want to start trying Android N early? Google is making it way easier today. It's launching a public beta of N that's supposed to be polished and stable enough to run on your primary phone.<p>N has been out in a developer beta for a few months now, available as an over-the-air update if you wanted to …

You don't need an Android Auto-compatible car to use Android Auto anymore

At its I/O conference today, Google announced that Android Auto is going to be available to a lot more people this year. How? You're not going to need a car or third-party head unit that supports it anymore.<p>An update to the Android Auto phone app coming later this year will enable the full Android …

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview

DIY Customized Storage Jars

When it comes to decorating your home, there are three options: you can buy new items, repurpose or DIY. Guess what would be my favourite? That’s …

Kmart Hack: Matte Black Calligraphy Laundry Sorter

So we’ve got a confession to make… we’re just a bit obsessed with Kmart at the moment… to the point where we’ve even found ourselves there at …

3 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star could have life, water

Our science fiction dreams of Martians may never come true, but three earth-like planets discovered orbiting a nearby star have potential life and water, astronomers announced Monday.<p>The sizes and temperatures of these worlds are similar to those of Earth and Venus, and hold the best promise yet …

Why we should be mourning the death of the Great Barrier Reef | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 14.10.2016

By now, you've probably heard that at least 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by a global bleaching event. But these "rocks" on …

Google Photos For Android Updated, Gets Improved Search And More

Google has released a new version of their Google Photos for Android app and the latest version of the app brings a range of new features.<p>The latest …

New Nexus Phones To Be Made By HTC

Last years Nexus phones were made by Huawei and LG and now it looks like this years handsets will be made by HTC.<p>According to a recent report by The …

With or Without NASA, SpaceX Is Going to Mars

Start the countdown. In just two years, SpaceX is blasting off for Mars. Image source: SpaceX.<p>It began with a Tweet. On Wednesday, April 27, SpaceX posted two photos on Twitter, announcing plans to send a Red Dragon space capsule to Mars "as soon as 2018."<p>That, of course, got everyone wondering …

Space Travel

Google is making a keyboard for the iPhone

Gesture-based typing, GIF searches, and more<p>Google has been developing a third-party keyboard for iOS that would put the company’s search engine in a highly used part of the interface, <i>The Verge</i> has learned. The keyboard, which incorporates a variety of search options, has been in development for …

Life on Mars? ExoMars mission to study methane mystery may provide answer

On arriving in October, the orbiter and lander will separate. After a series of complex manoeuvres to place the orbiter in a circular orbit 400 …

Google's new 'Create' site is Google+ personified

After deciding to position Google+ around interests and communities, Google is making its largest push yet with a new site dubbed ‘Create.’<p>What Create (actually ‘crea+e’ in Plus-speak) hopes to do is source thought leaders around topics. Those who create themed Google+ collections with high quality …

How Google Can Fix Gmail

The so-called "leader" in web-based email systems is rickety, clunky, junked-up ugly mess and always has been.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

First Click: TomTom’s Bandit camera beats GoPro with software

I’ve just returned from a weeklong snow holiday in the Austrian Alps where I performed a casual survey of action cameras. It didn’t require much scientific rigor because the mountain was absolutely dominated by hundreds of boxy little GoPros. I only saw two outliers: a lone Contour and a single …

2016 March 9 - Edge On Galaxy NGC 5866

<b>Edge-On Galaxy NGC 5866</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; <b>Processed & Copyright:</b> Hunter Wilson<p><b>Explanation:</b> Why is this galaxy so thin? …

Dawn at Ceres reveals mystery features

Since Dawn slid into orbit on March 6, 2015, the spacecraft has found at least 2 mysterious features on Ceres – a dome-shaped mountain and the famous …

5 coolest travel products currently on Kickstarter

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when, if you were shopping for the newest travel gadgets you'd thumb through the latest Sharper Image catalog or see what kind of must-have tech was on display at Brookstone. But now, some of the best and most innovative travel products are found (and …

Crowd Funding

Oral-B just unveiled a new smart toothbrush which shows the potential P&G has to make more of its products 'smart'

Oral-B has been in the smart toothbrush market for a couple of years, but the new device has "position detection technology" as well as a couple of other slicker design features.<p>The user places their smartphone in a robust-looking holder on the mirror in front of them. Then they need to fire up the …

Sony unveils concept devices that adapt to you, including this cute little robot assistant

BARCELONA — Sony's new Xperia X smartphones are slick, but even cooler are the concept products the company unveiled.<p>Building on its rad Life Space …

Xperia

52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.<p>Find the perfect gadget for your unique lifestyle amongst these great picks including a nearly invincible action camera, waterproof bluetooth speakers, a mobile printer, a lipstick-sized phone charger, and more.

Gear & Gadgets

Top 10 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2016

We separate the best from the rest at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.<p>For the second week of every January, Las Vegas undergoes a peculiar transformation from the gambling capital of America into the stage for the latest and greatest in all the boundary-pushing, jaw-dropping consumer …

NASA's Images of Veil Nebula Are Simply Incredible

Sure, the Laser Floyd show at your local planetarium is probably great. But NASA's new photos of the Veil Nebula prove that, well, the universe is a …