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Google surprises us with an iPad Pro competitor called Pixel C

We didn’t expect to see a new tablet from Google today, but we got one, and it wasn’t a Nexus. It’s called the Pixel C, and it’s a 10.2-inch slate that hopes to take on devices like the Microsoft Surface and Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro with a detachable keyboard and a focus on productivity. Pixel C […]

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Google makes voice search faster and more accurate

Google voice searches just got faster and more accurate, thanks to new acoustic models that provide better voice recognition, especially in noisy environments. “New acoustic models are now used for voice searches and commands in the Google app (on Android and iOS), and for dictation on Android devices,” wrote the Google Speech Team on the […]

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Google takes the fight to Apple Pay today

Android Pay has begun rolling out to users with support at more than 1 million locations throughout the U.S. The Apple Pay competitor, which was first unveiled at Google I/O back in May, is available on NFC-equipped smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat and above, and it’s compatible with a whole host of banks and credit card […]

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Google tells devs how to bypass iOS 9 app security features

Google relies on ads for its revenue, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s undermining Apple by telling developers how to bypass some of the security settings Apple is implementing with iOS 9. The App Transport Security (ATS) settings requires content which arrives on your iPhone to use the “https” encryption settings — making sure that […]

Google tells devs how to bypass iOS 9 app security features

Google relies on ads for its revenue, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s undermining Apple by telling developers how to bypass some of the security settings Apple is implementing with iOS 9. The App Transport Security (ATS) settings requires content which arrives on your iPhone to use the “https” encryption settings — making sure that […]

Google wants to make Wi-Fi better with OnHub router

Google is getting into the router business. The search giant today announced a new $ 200 device called OnHub, and it’s coming later this month to make setting up and managing our home Wi-Fi networks easier than ever before. OnHub is designed to eliminate common router problems we all have to deal with on a regular basis, […] [Read More…]

Google Hangouts’ slick update is all about the browser

Google’s chat and video messaging service, Hangouts, got a whole new standalone web app on Monday afternoon. “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today,” writes Google’s Jordanna Chord on Google Plus. “From our new site you’ll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring […]

Google robots can now chase you like a Terminator

Google-owned Boston Dynamics already scared the bejesus out of us earlier this year with its hive-mind 160-pound robot dogs that can run on almost any terrain. Now the company is taking things to an all-new level with its humanoid robot called Atlas that is the closest thing to a real-life Terminator we’ve ever seen. Boston […]

Apple vs. Google: Which titan will crumble first?

Like every other company, Apple and Google have had their share of highs and lows in the past — but one thing that’s for sure is that neither of them can keep going from strength-to-strength indefinitely; they’ll both stumble at some point in the future. But which will be the first to take a tumble? Join […]