Google I/O

iPhone 8 3D sensing facial recognition tech 'two years ahead' of Android rivals

Analyst claims Qualcomm will be unable to ship next-gen technology until 2019.<p>Do not expect to see one of the upcoming iPhone 8's marquee features on …

IPhone 8

Don't forget to use the blob emoji one last time before updating to Android Oreo

With the arrival of Android Oreo comes a variety of new features and improvements to Google’s operating system, including new notification badges, …

Google

Android 8.0 Oreo is here: Here are some of major updates to the newest operating system

Android 8.0 officially landed on 21 August, <b>during first total solar eclipse</b> in the US since 1917. The launch was conducted through a livestream. …

Android TV

Google Launches Android 8.0 Oreo (Video)

Google released the developer preview of Android O at their Google I/O conference earlier this year and now the company has officially launched …

Google

After Tons of Teasing, Google Trolling and Much Debate, Android O was Indeed Android Oreo

When it comes to the name for the next version of Android, it is generally considered a carefully kept secret. Supposedly, very few people within the …

Android O

Here's everything we know about the LG V30 so far

LG will soon release the 2017 version of its V-series smartphone — a premium line focused on multimedia performance that’s known for technology …

Consumer Tech

Google finally enables Bluetooth audio streaming for Home speaker

Google has enabled Bluetooth audio streaming for Google Home, according to <i>Android Police</i><i>.</i> The feature that was touted when the smart assistant was announced at Google I/O back in May. Google enabled the feature by accident back in June, but it seems this time everything is official.<p>The update means …

Google

Google I/O 2017 app's source code released on GitHub to demonstrate the newest, best practices for Android devs

Every year for the past few years, Google releases an app for I/O attendees. Then, a few months afterwards, the company uploads the app's source code …

Open Source Movement

Google Home just caught up to Amazon Echo in a major way | Trusted Reviews

<b>It’s been a big week for Google Home owners. Firstly, the company began rolling out support for hands-free voice calling, and now it has opened up</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Instant Apps, Android’s best new feature in years, isn’t just for new phones

One of the best new Android features Google imagined was launched last year, on paper. The company unveiled Instant Apps at Google I/O 2016, a bold …

Google

Google says Android Instant apps now available to 500 million users, lists websites which benefited

In a blog post, the company also listed websites which claim to have benefited from launching instant apps.<p>Google on Thursday said that its Android …

Google

Bluetooth functionality now live for Google Home

Google Home adds Bluetooth functionality, allowing users to pair their phones to the smart speaker.<p>While a lot of music services integrate Google …

Google

Instant Apps now rolled out to 500 million Android devices

Instant Apps were first announced over a year ago at Google I/O 2016. Put simply, when tapping on search results from a supported site, a minimal …

Google

Likelihood that top Googlers use Android Wear in their normal life, rated (w/ evidence)

Android Wear has been a rollercoaster of emotions for Google fans. The initial teasers showing the Moto 360’s beautiful circular display pretty much gave butterflies to green robot fans everywhere, but since, the platform, and smartwatches in general, have struggled to live up to their promise. …

Google

Google Home now works with Spotify free accounts

For all the talk of how voice assistants could be the future of IoT or computing in general, the only consistently engaging use of home assistants like Echo or Google Home seems to be audio playback.<p>Today, Google is making it a bit easier for the cheapos to get in on the action, as it’s beginning …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Home now supports music playback on free Spotify accounts

Google Home’s list of supported services slowly continues to expand, and following a tease back at Google I/O, we know there’s a lot to look forward too. Part of that tease was the introduction of support for free Spotify accounts, and recently that’s quietly gone live.<p>The best gifts for Android …

Technology

How to connect to Google Home over Bluetooth

When Google launched its smart assistant-powered speaker, many were surprised by how great the device’s speaker actually sounds. This made Home perfect for listening to music, but there was no way to connect to it over Bluetooth for those who wanted to play audio stored locally on a device. …

Google Home

Google Assistant is rolling out in Brazil with Brazilian-Portuguese

Google Assistant may be over a year old now, but it still only supports a select number of languages in a few countries. Back in May at Google I/O, …

Technology

Now you can make voice-activated phone calls with Google Home smart speakers

Back in May, Google said at its Google I/O developer conference that it would follow Amazon in enabling voice-activated phone calling on its smart speaker product. Well, it took a few months, but the service is going live for all Google Home owners over the next week, Google says. It <i>is</i> a cool, and …

Automation

Google Home voice calling is rolling out in the US and Canada

One of the many announcements we saw at Google I/O 2017 was hands-free voice calling for the Google Home. Instead of Alexa's equivalent feature, …

Google

Google Allo: Everything you need to know about Google's smart chat app

<b>Google has developed yet another way for users to send messages to each other, as if the company didn’t already offer enough. Here’s all the latest</b> …

Google

SlingStudio hints at the future of smartphone event videos | ZDNet

Sling Media's field video editing suite can work with high-end camcorders and DSLRs as well as smartphones, but smart switching among multiple video …

Wi-Fi

Google buys a start-up whose apps change your hair color in selfies

More<p>Alphabet has acquired AIMatter, a start-up with Android and iOS apps that transform selfies using artificial intelligence. Terms weren't …

Hair Color

Full transcript: Google VP Clay Bavor answers VR and AR and MR questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask

“We’re at the very beginning of the journey to a fully realized version of VR.”<p>On this episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, <b>Recode’s</b> Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode are joined by Clay Bavor, the VP of virtual reality at Google. The three discussed the current and future uses of VR and the …

Virtual Reality

Android O Release: Google May Launch Update August 21 Alongside Solar Eclipse

Google Android users have been waiting for the latest version of the mobile operating system to drop for a few months, but they might finally have a …

Google

Silicon Valley's liberal bubble has burst, and the culture war has arrived

AN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 28: Google senior vice president of product Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address during the 2015 Google I/O conference …

Silicon Valley

Google commitment to equip 10 million African youths with digital skills

These include YouTube Go, a video on demand platform that’ll allow any of Nigeria’s 93 million mobile web users - who often have to make do with slow …

News (South Africa)

Ads Posted Near Google’s LA Office Blast Firing of Memo-Sending Employee

Billboards and bench ads calling the search giant "Goolag" appeared after James Damore was dismissed<p>Fake advertisements bashing Google appeared near its Venice, California offices Friday in response to the company’s decision to fire an employee who emailed a memo criticizing the company’s efforts …

Google

How Smarter AI is Enabling the Human-Led Renaissance of Business Intelligence

At the Google I/O conference this spring, Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted an important shift in focus, stating, “We’re moving from mobile-first to …

Artificial Intelligence