Google’s Project Fi Wi-Fi technology to Nexus devices

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Starting today, Google Nexus users will be able to use key technology developed for Google’s Project Fi Wi-Fi service on any carrier’s network. Google Nexus device owners can get a little taste of Google’s experimental Project Fi service without dumping their current wireless carrier. Google has made a feature developed […]

Drones from Google’s Alphabet will take flight soon. But can they outmatch Amazon?

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On Tuesday, the White House gave the green light for testing of Alphabet’s Project Wing. Now we get to see exactly what the ambitious drone delivery initiative hatched inside Google wants to do. More critically, we’ll see if that direction is able to outmatch the equally ambitious drone project hatched […]

Google CEO’s Quora Account Hijacked by Mark Zuckerberg Hackers

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Pichai’s Quora account was hacked by OurMine, the same group that recently hacked Mark Zuckerberg. Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears to have been hacked by the same group that took over several of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts earlier this month. The Hacking group OurMine claims to have hijacked Pichai’s […]

Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt admits he uses an iPhone

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He also uses a Samsung Galaxy S7, but Google’s own Nexus phones don’t get a look in Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has admitted he uses an iPhone, made by rival company Apple. Schmidt made the admission at the Startup Europe Fest in Amsterdam, where […]

Google Chrome to block Flash by default this year

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Google will soon close one more door on the Flash plugin in Chrome, requiring users to authorize each and every site where they want Flash to load, rather than running it automatically. From 2017, Flash will only be available on selected websites including Facebook and YouTube with users needing to […]

When Will Driverless Cars Be in Our Driveways?

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It all depends on who you ask. Honda Motor Co. is receiving a lot of attention this week with the release of its new Civic, which sports some driverless features. The car costs $20,000 and can sometimes drive itself on the highway, making it one of the cheapest semi-autonomous vehicles […]

2 Ways Alphabet’s “Cards” Experiment Threatens Twitter

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As the microblogging platform tries to reignite its growth, a recent experiment by search giant Google could dampen Twitter’s status as the go-to source for real-time news and analysis. It’s been a less than memorable year for microblogging platform Twitter. And the hits keep on coming. Twitter is already in […]

CEO Larry Page defends Google on the stand: “Declaring code is not code”

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“It was established industry practice,” says Page, as Oracle v. Google nears end. Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified in federal court this morning, saying that he never considered getting permission to use Java APIs, because they were “free and open.” The CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, spoke in a […]

Google reveals Google Home

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Google I/O 2016: Search giant reveals latest products, including Google Home, Android N and virtual reality technologies Google is going to unveil its plan to take over your house and your phone – and then your reality. Google has held its biggest event of the year, showing off everything that […]

Alphabet to announce Google Home

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At its developers conference on Wednesday, Google announced its answer to Echo: Google Home, its own voice-enabled intelligent speaker. Google said the device would have far-field voice capabilities, similar to Amazon Echo, so users could issue commands from across a room. Users will trigger Google Home with “OK, Google” or […]

Alphabet wants Apple’s crown

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At its session low, Apple briefly relinquished its position as the world’s largest company by market capitalisation to Alphabet Inc. At the close, Apple and Google each had market values of about $495 billion, according to various news agencies’ data. In the past year, Apple’s market capitalisation has fallen by […]

Google Chirp Vs. Amazon Echo

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According to insiders, Google is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, the smart speaker that has proved to be a sleeper hit for Amazon. The device, which will resemble an OnHub router, has not been officially named yet but is internally known as the Chirp. It has long […]