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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 6 Most Important Tech Trends, According to Eric Schmidt

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  Alphabet’s executive chairman has spent decades preaching about how tech can help improve lives. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, has spent his entire career predicting how technology can change the world. While traveling the globe as essentially the company’s global ambassador, meeting with world leaders and […]

Microsoft Restricts Windows 10 Cortana Searches to Bing and Edge

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Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, it’s a core component of Microsoft’s attempt at making its operating system smarter. Whenever you use Cortana to do a search on Windows 10 that would typically take you to a […]

Google Hires Ex-Motorola Chief To Head New Hardware Division

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Rick Osterloh, former President of Motorola Mobility, left Lenovo last month and is now said to have rejoined Motorola’s previous owner – Google. The report says that Osterloh has joined Google as Senior Vice President and will report to CEO Sundar Pichai. Unfortunately, there has been no formal announcement regarding […]

Why Google, Apple Don’t Want to Give Law Enforcement the Key to Your Data

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Google, Apple and Facebook are among the biggest names in technology that have signed an open letter to President Obama on May 19, 2015 asking him to reject back doors that could allow law enforcement to access encrypted data. Posted online by New America’s Open Technology Institute, the letter asks […]