Google Unveils New Phones

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Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. ___ NEW PHONES The second generation of Google’s Pixel phones unveiled Wednesday feature larger, brighter screens that take up more of the […]

Google and HTC Team Up to Challenge Apple’s iPhone

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On Wednesday, the tech giant announced that it has entered into a $1.1 billion arrangement with Taiwan’s HTC, a deal which will effectively let Google hire a sizable part of HTC’s engineering team, tapping into their hardware expertise. While it was not stated just how many HTC engineers will now be working […]

Google is Trying to Do to Facebook What Facebook Did to Snap—by Aping Some of Its Features

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Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL) unit has begun trying to do to Facebook (FB) what Facebook has largely done already to Snap: stifle its user growth by aping its features. Just in the past two weeks, Google has: – Updated its mobile app with data and features that make part of it look […]

Will smart contact lenses replace the smartphone?

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Google with the wink of an eye. Will anyone still remember the Wi-Fi symbol in 2100? That little icon with three curved lines above a dot indicating the presence of a wireless network? Probably not, because in the future, everything will be wirelessly networked. According to American physicist Michio Kaku, […]

Startup Kitty Hawk backed by Google’s Larry Page reveals flying car prototype

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The fledgling “flying car” industry just received a major boost as Google cofounder Larry Page officially launched his new startup out of stealth. Founded in 2015, Kitty Hawk has been known to exist for some time already, but we’ve hitherto had no real idea about what it was all about — beyond […]

Google And Samsung Aim To Make Sweet Music On The Galaxy S8 And S8+

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Samsung and Google made a move to increase their visibility in the music-streaming space with the announcement that Google Play Music will be the default music playing and streaming service on all new Samsung mobile devices. The partnership begins with yesterday’s release of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The […]

Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Jack Dorsey All Refuse to Use This Word

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – Zuckerberg, Page, and Dorsey all three avoid this word. Here’s the one word great CEOs never use Google boss Larry Page has partially paralyzed vocal cords, which forces him to speak in a near whisper. Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey once wore a nose ring […]

Google to Get Fiat Chrysler Minivans for Driverless Tests

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The development of self-driving cars in recent years has been primarily a competition between technology companies and automakers working independently of each other. But that dynamic changed markedly on Tuesday, when Google said it would expand its testing of autonomous vehicles by installing its technology in a fleet of minivans […]

HTC U phone tells owners to wear extra clothes if it’s cold

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – The smartphone has been around for more than a decade, but the latest device on the market takes the concept to a whole new level by telling its owner if they need to wear an extra layer of clothing or if they can have a lie-in the […]

Google Translate app now instantly translates printed text in 20 more languages

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The Google Translate app already lets you instantly visually translate printed text in seven languages. Just open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text you need to translate—a street sign, ingredient list, instruction manual, dials on a washing machine. You’ll see the text transform live […]

Microsoft, Facebook, Google, other tech giants answer Obama’s refugee plea

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – President Obama says 51 US companies, including major tech players, will provide money, training and tech to help millions of refugees. Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Accenture are among 51 US companies responding to President Barack Obama’s call to address the global refugee crisis and aid refugees […]

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 […]