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Android Auto is now live for Lollipop users with Pioneer head units

After nearly a year since its announcement, Android Auto, is now available on the Play Store for devices running on Android Lollipop.<p>At Google I/O …

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Google made a tablet for Ebola fighters that can be sanitized with chlorine

The tablet is encased in polycarbonate<p>Doctors working to fight Ebola in West Africa must wear full body suits, gloves, and masks in 90-degree weather. They also work with limited resources — one important, but laborious aspect of treating Ebola involves recording medical information on paper. …

Google announces native Places API for Android and iOS

Juggling location services isn’t easy for an app developer, but Google is hoping to make it easier to serve users location data with its new Places …

New Android feature keeps your phone unlocked while it's in your pocket

Securing your smartphone is a must, but there's no denying that we all unlock our phones dozens of times a day when it simply isn't necessary. Google's hoping to solve that problem with a new Android feature called "on-body detection." Those who are willing to sacrifice some level of security in …

Google Fiber is working on a game-changing way to measure TV ad views

Google will be rolling out a system that allows advertisers to see exactly how many views their TV ads are getting from Fiber users in Kansas City, one of the first places to get its blazing fast internet and TV service.<p>With the current status quo, advertisers rely on viewership numbers from …

Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google, Web giant confirms

The man who helped create Android is leaving Google.<p>Andy Rubin’s departure from the Web giant was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on …

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Google Glass Gets Improved Photo Sharing, Google Now Cards

Google today announced the latest update to its Glass project, adding five new features for those who have shelled out $1,500 for the wearable device. The new additions include better photo sharing for Android users, as well as Google Now cards for the World Cup, parking location, and package …

Google just bought a satellite company for $500 million

Google is in the ground, on the roads and floating through the skies, and now it's looking beyond, by agreeing to the half-billion dollar cash purchase of a company that says it's "built and launched the world's smallest high­-resolution imaging satellite, which collects beautiful and useful images …

Google's street art project includes over 5,000 images of murals (and graffiti, too)

There's a joke here about Google owning everything ("all your art are belong to me"?) but if you're the sort of person who enjoys looking at interesting graffiti, you might appreciate this anyway. The company just announced that it's added a collection of street art to its existing art database, …

Google's flight search can now send you on random journeys

Google Flight Search is fine if you already have a destination in mind, but what if you simply want to sate your wanderlust? That's where a new "I'm Feeling Lucky" button comes into play. Hit that and the search tool will suggest a random place to go; if you're not feeling quite <i>that</i> spontaneous, …

Google Camera for Android Gets Timer, 16:9 Aspect Ratio

Google today updated its Google Camera app for Android with a multitude of new features. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.<p>First up, the new version lets you set a timer (tap the menu button and then the clock icon) so you can take photos with either a three-second or a …

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1080000/1080104_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653961_d371ef0838e5309a1a4d299bebcb79d3<p><b>Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.</b><p>The car will have a stop-go button …

Google designs new self-driving vehicles that lose the steering wheel and pedals

Google has been tweaking its self-driving car project for years, but now it's taking another big step. Later this summer it will start testing prototype vehicles it's designed from the ground up, instead of merely retrofitting existing vehicles. Announced tonight the the Code Conference, the new …

Google cuts off Chrome extensions that don't come from the Web Store

A while back Google said that it would stop letting Windows users install Chrome extensions that didn't come directly from the Web Store. The company ended up delaying the plan, but there is no more fighting it. Today users of the stable channel of Chrome on Windows will no longer be able to …

Avoiding Squirrels and Other Things Google's Robot Car Can't Do

Google’s self-driving car is still at least five years away from commercialization, but the team behind the project has made remarkable progress …

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin On Google X’s Translation Of Research Into New Businesses

Google co-founder Sergey Brin wants the company to explore new areas of technology and develop projects that could have a huge impact on the world. Which is why he’s thrilled to be leading the company’s experimental technologies division, Google X.<p>Google still makes the lion’s share of its profits …

Chrome OS gets better organized with latest update

The Chromebook revolution is here and, naturally, Google is doing everything it can so that these devices keep improving even as time goes on. As such, the search giant today revealed some new things rolling out to Chrome OS laptops and desktops, including support for folders within the launcher …

Google starts selling Glass to anyone (in the US) with $1,500 to burn

There's no longer a need to attend a golf tournament or carefully log on for a one-day sale, as Google has just announced it's opening sales of the Glass headset to all (in the US). As long as they're in stock and you have $1,500, you too can join the beta Explorer program and be part of a nearby …

Google Search for iOS gets smarter with conversational voice search

Google's just updated its search app on iOS, and in doing so it's made the voice search feature much more useful. With Google Search version 4.0, using voice becomes conversational -- you can ask follow-up questions in addition to simple queries like, "What's the weather?" Once you know it will be …

Google Chromecast is Now on Sale in Korea

Google introduced the Chromecast into Europe in March, and now the streaming dongle — which lets users ‘cast’ content from a smartphone, tablet or laptop to any HDMI-equipped TV — is landing in its first country in Asia: Korea.<p>Beyond letting customers stream content across the Web, iOS, Android, …

Google Maps Gets UK Transport Data Boost

A little more than a week after Google turbo-charged turn-by-turn directions in Maps for iOS and Android, the mapping service has been given a major dose of transport data in the UK.<p>While commuters and travelers across many parts of the country will already be accustomed to searching for the best …

Google's drastic Gmail redesign could come to browsers too

The new features that Google was caught testing in its mobile Gmail client at the beginning of April could wind up in the browser version too.<p>Google …

Google Play Music for iPad found lurking inside iPhone app

If you're a Google Play Music fan and have been limping along with the iPhone version on your iPad, you may already have the big-screen version without knowing it. That's because the iPad bits are already baked in to the iPhone app, according to <i>9to5 Mac</i>. In fact, you can even activate it now just …

Google sells Glass at a golf tournament, turns players into Explorers (updated)

Google Glass may not be permanently available for sale to the general public, but Mountain View recently promised to find new ways to expand the Explorer program. The pricey gadget's first stop? The Player's Championship in Florida, a golf tournament where many participants can easily afford the …

Google pads small-business toolbox with purchase of website builder

By nabbing up Appetas, a company that gives restauratuers a way to build a website in minutes, Google appears to be diving deeper into small business. The culinary outfit announced the acquisition on its blog, along with the news that it would be shuttering the service to get to work on its "new …

Google Wallet on Android now juggles all your internet accounts

As good as Google Wallet might be for payments, you've so far been locked into using one Google account; that's not so hot if a family member needs to borrow your phone to send some cash. That won't be an issue after today, since Google has updated Wallet's Android app with a tweaked interface that …

Google snaps up Stackdriver and its cloud analysis expertise

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Another small, smart Boston-area startup has been acquired by a Silicon Valley superpower. Google(s goog) …

Google+ Post Gives Further Insight Into The Upcoming Google / Chrome Bookmarks Overhaul, AKA "Google Stars"

Bookmarks - we all use them. Sometimes. Maybe. Maybe not since like 2011 in my case (I really, really don't like bookmarks). But bookmarks have …