Tag Archive: Google’s


For Google’s iPhone keyboard, search will be key

The world’s biggest search engine is planning a new way to get its software onto Apple products, The Verge is reporting. It’s a Google iPhone keyboard that developers hope will trump the stock iOS one. Third-party keyboards are nothing new, but very few actually have a shot at replacing Apple’s as the go-to typing tool […]

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iPhone 6s tops Galaxy S6 in Google’s ‘Year of Search’ list

iPhone ranks as the no. 1 consumer tech gadget on Google’s newly-released “Year of Search” list, beating Samsung’s Galaxy S6 as the smartphone we were, apparently, all looking for this year. Given that the iPhone was a massive hit for Apple, the smartphone’s position on the list is no great surprise, although Apple also takes […]

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Google’s mind-bending quantum computer actually works

A major breakthrough from Google’s quantum-computing team could eventually lead to artificial-intelligence systems complex enough to make sci-fi nerds lose sleep in fear of the robot apocalypse. The breakthrough sounds simple, but it has massive implications: The quantum computer the team co-operates with NASA actually works. And not only does it work, but it can […]

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Google’s new app transforms phones into VR cameras

Google has unleashed a free app that will let anyone with an Android phone take panoramic videos and record sound. Later, you’ll be able to use your virtual-reality headset of choice to relive those moments in 3-D. The app is called Cardboard Camera, after Google’s own build-it-yourself VR goggles, and it’s available now in the […]

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Google’s Inbox app gets handy ‘Smart Reply’ tool

Google’s Inbox app is getting a handy “Smart Reply†tool that’ll suggests short, simple responses to your emails when a quickly reply is all that’s required. The tool hopes to help you wade through your busy inbox a whole lot faster. “Inbox is already on hand assisting you with the next step, organizing your trips, and […]

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Google’s ‘confidential’ car will take you back to the future

Forget self-driving cars that will drive you to the store while you sit back watching Netflix, because where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Google has leaked highly “confidential” plans for a new time-traveling car the company calls Project Flux. If you’ve so much as blinked at a social network this morning, you’ll already know it’s Back to […]

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How Google’s new Nexus phones stack up against the competition

Following their big unveiling in San Francisco this morning, Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now available for pre-order. But should you buy one, or is your hard-earned cash better spent elsewhere? To help you decide, here’s a handy comparison that shows you how Google’s latest devices stack up against the competition from […]

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Liveblog: Get the scoop on Google’s new Nexus lineup

After months of leaks and speculation, Google’s new Nexus smartphones are almost here. In just one hour, the company will kick off its big keynote in San Francisco to announce the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P — and maybe even more. You can follow the whole thing in our liveblog right here when the Google event […]

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Vulkan is Google’s answer to Apple Metal for Android games

Apple Metal, introduced at last year’s WWDC, gives developers low-level access to the GPU to maximize the graphics and performance potential of their games. Now Android gamers are going to get a taste of that, too. No, Apple isn’t bringing Metal to Android — but Google is adopting an alternative called Vulkan. Created by the developers of the OpenGL […]