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When It Comes To The Future, Google Doesn’t Need To Be First

The search giant’s annual developer conference revealed that Google is playing catch-up to its Big Tech competitors and it doesn’t seem to care one bit.<p>Today, Google convened 7,000 developers and journalists at a popular outdoor concert venue in Silicon Valley and gave a two-hour state of the union …

Google I/O 2016: Assistant, Home, Allo, Duo, Android N, and More

Google hosted its annual I/O developers keynote at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California today, announcing multiple new products and services related to Android, search, messaging, home automation, and more.<p><b>Google Assistant</b><p>Google Assistant is described as a "conversational …

Opinion: Donald, Hillary and Bernie are lying to us about those lost manufacturing jobs

As the primary season progresses, all the remaining candidates continue to peddle some version of a promise to “bring back jobs and manufacturing to …

Alphabet once again most valuable company over Apple as GOOG market cap overtakes AAPL

Google parent company Alphabet has once again surpassed Apple in terms of value based on market capitalization. CNBC points out that Alphabet (GOOG) saw its market cap around $498.56 billion during trading today, while Apple (AAPL) saw its market cap down around $496.69 billion.<p>Apple is often …

Google Again Surpasses Apple as Most Valuable Company in the World

With Apple shares dipping below $90 this morning, Google's parent company Alphabet briefly overtook Apple as the world's most valuable company hitting a market cap of $498 billion compared to Apple's market cap of $494 billion. Apple and Google shares continue to fluctuate and the two companies are …

Jon Stewart compares Hillary Clinton's 'inauthenticity' to the 'weird lag' of playing a PC game on a Mac

The former host of "The Daily Show" told Axelrod that some politicians render "their inauthenticity in real time," while others do so with a bit of a lag.<p>"It's like when you have a Mac and you want to play a Microsoft game on it and there's that weird lag. That's Hillary Clinton," Stewart said …

YouTube will reportedly start streaming live TV in 2017

Streaming live TV over the internet is the latest entertainment land grab -- as more consumers cut the cord, plenty of companies are finding new ways to offer potential customers a way to get their live TV fix. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, YouTube might get in the action in 2017 with a new …

Sling TV

YouTube is testing a cleaner Material design

YouTube's basic design hasn't changed a lot over the years, but it could get a major cosmetic upgrade soon. Commenters on Reddit's YouTube forum discovered a new Material look that would bring it in line with the latest version of Chrome OS and Android Marshmallow. It's hidden in YouTube's code, …

Material Design

Sony's turntable for audiophiles is now on sale for $599.99

Order now or buy it in stores on May 22nd<p>Sony's PS-HX500 turntable, which was a standout at CES back in January, is about to launch at retail. Today the company announced that it's taking orders for the $599.99 turntable, and the device will be hitting stores on May 22nd. If all you're looking to …

People can’t stop running into Google’s autonomous cars

Google’s autonomous cars have taken to the road with the rest of us normals in our comparatively Flintstones-esque, human-directed rides. And the …

Google’s Next Self-Driving Car Is Going To Be A Minivan

The tech giant is teaming up with Fiat Chrysler for its next autonomous vehicle.<p>Thanks to a recently inked deal with Fiat Chrysler, Google has found its next self-driving car: a minivan. The company plans on outfitting 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids with its own autonomous driving software. Google …

Apple's Plan to Expand In India Has Been Shot Down

Apple had high hopes of selling pre-owned iPhones in India. But those hopes might have been dashed.<p>The tech giant’s application to sell refurbished …

Nintendo Explains Why It Chose 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem' as Next Smartphone Games

Last week, Nintendo announced that the next two games launching on iPhone and Android devices will be <i>Animal Crossing</i> and <i>Fire Emblem</i> related applications, but didn't speak much to its reasoning behind that decision. In a subsequent financial results briefing Q&A, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima …

Apple Hires Former Nest VP and Robotics Expert Yoky Matsuoka for Health Team

Apple recently hired Nest's former Vice President of Technology to work on health related projects at the company, reports <i>Fortune</i>. Yoky Matsuoka, a well-known robotics expert who co-founded the Google X experimental project lab, joined Apple after leaving Nest last year. At Nest, she led the …

TIME Names iPhone Most Influential Gadget of All Time

<i>TIME Magazine</i> today published a list ranking the 50 most influential gadgets of all time, from cameras and TVs to music players, smartphones, and drones.<p>Unsurprisingly, Apple's iPhone was ranked as the number one most influential device on <i>TIME</i>'s list, because it "fundamentally changed our …

Google places Rick Osterloh in charge of new, unified hardware division

The former CEO of Motorola, Rick Osterloh, is coming to lead Google’s new hardware division, per our confirmation with a Google spokesperson and re/code’s report. It’s the first time Google has unified all of its product lines under one roof, with one leader to boot.<p>Osterloh’s new responsibilities …

Android News

Has Twitter's growth peaked?

Twitter reports Q1 earnings on Tuesday.<p>Twitter did something at the end of last year that it had never done before: It shrank.<p>When the company reported its Q4 earnings back in February, the stock dropped nearly 12 percent on news that Twitter’s user base had gotten smaller over the quarter. That …

Apple is outdated, says Chinese tech CEO

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's fashionable to believe that everything progressive in tech happens in Silicon Valley.<p>Jia Yueting, the billionaire chairman and CEO of multi-faceted Chinese tech company LeEco (formerly LeTv), thinks …

Technology

U.S. Spy Chief Considers Disclosing Number Of Americans Surveilled Online

National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday that he is looking at "several options" to make public the number of U.S. citizens caught up in online surveillance of foreign targets by the U.S. government.<p>Clapper was responding to a question about a letter sent last week from 14 members …

Gmail for Android gets Microsoft Exchange support

Google today updated Gmail for Android with a very notable feature: support for Microsoft Exchange. You can download the latest version of the app now from Google Play (if you don’t see it, don’t worry: Google says the gradual rollout may take three or more days).<p>But wait, didn’t Gmail for Android …

Google is blurring the lines between its desktop and mobile operating systems

The latest version of the operating system for Chromebooks includes a button that suggests functionality is coming that will allow users to run apps built for mobile on the laptop.<p>You can't actually turn on the feature yet, but it looks like Google is testing it to prepare to launch it …

New 12-Inch Retina MacBook is Between 5% and 18% Faster Than 2015 Model

As customers begin receiving the new 12-inch Retina MacBook, more benchmark results for the Early 2016 model have been uploaded to Geekbench.<p>Based on the results, the new Skylake-based 12-inch MacBook models are between 5% and 18% faster than the original Broadwell-based models depending on whether …

Apple 'Reevaluating' Recruiting Efforts, Reportedly Lays Off All Contract Recruiters

Apple has been cutting down on its recruiting team over the last few months, reports <i>VentureBeat</i>. According to a source that spoke to the site, Apple has laid off all of its contract recruiters and has started to lay off some of its full-time recruiters. Up to 100 employees could be affected by …

Decline in iPhone Shipments Could Make Apple Worst-Performing Top Five Smartphone Brand of 2016

Apple's global iPhone shipments will fall short of analysts' consensus estimates of 210 to 230 million units in the 2016 fiscal year, according to a new research note issued by respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a worst case scenario, iPhone shipments in 2016 are expected to reach …

Alphabet announces Q1 2016 revenue of $20.3 billion, misses expectations

As expected, Alphabet has today shared its earnings results for the first quarter of 2016. The company is reporting revenue of $20.3 billion, which is up from $17.3 billion in the same quarter last year, but misses analyst expectations. Additionally, the company reports a net income of $3.5 billion …

Microsoft and Google agree to drop all complaints to regulators against each other

Microsoft and Google have reached an agreement to stop complaining about each other to regulators. Speaking to <i>Re/code,</i> the companies have said they will attempt to work out any issues between themselves in the future, before getting regulators involved.<p>“Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its …

Microsoft is stopping production of the Xbox 360

A decade later, Microsoft has finally ceased production on the Xbox 360. The company announced the news in a blog post from Xbox chief Phil Spencer today. "Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft," Spencer explained. "And while we've had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a …

This is Material Design for Chrome, first rolling out to Chrome OS

While Chrome 50 started rolling out to the desktop browser last week, there had been no word about the expected Material Design refresh. Now, as detailed by a Google designer, Chrome OS will be the first to get the design revamp.<p>Material Design has been in the works for a year and involves a …

You can now search and listen to podcasts right from the Google app on Android

Earlier this week, podcast listening, subscribing, and syncing features were finally added to Play Music. While that app update is still rolling out, the Google app for Android has just gained similar podcast listening features.<p>When users search for a podcast from the Google toolbar on the …

Live TV listings coming to search results as Google announces new ad platform for video

Following big Google Cloud announcements at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show earlier this week, the company is announcing a new ad platform to monetize and personalize video content, as well as that live TV listings are coming to Search results.<p>Last year, search results began …