Google is in the process of acquiring the connected device company Nest. The deal will rake in $3.2 billion in cash and Google gets to acquire the technology behind Nest and employ its founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers.
Google’s online mapping service is the most popular mapping solution right now. Without a doubt, Google has the best mapping tools and now, the company has revealed how exactly it picks up house numbers in Google Street View.
When it comes to auto manufacturers, Hyundai has often taken the crown for offering the best tech in cars. The company aims to keep the tag, announcing that its upcoming 2015 Genesis Sedan will arrive with a Google Glass app.
Nearly two years ago, Google launched ‘Schemer’, an online service which allowed users to share their goals in a neat manner and discuss them online. Now, a leaked internal memo suggests that Google plans to quit the service.
Now a days, cars are equipped with high tech facilities. Lately, it’s been reported that Google has joined hands with German automobile manufacturer Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems that would function on the search giant’s Android operating system.
Google’s Chromebooks, which were once ridiculed as worthless laptops, are becoming an increasingly popular choice among the consumers. At this rate, these nifty notebooks may soon dominate whatever is left of the laptop market.
The ongoing holiday season is generally marked with people traveling, having cherishable moments and taking photos along the way. A ‘heatmap’ using Google Maps now reveals that New York is the most photographed place on Earth.
While the actual Christmas may be over, the winter joy is still around and so are the sweet deals from tech titans. This time, it is Google offering the free download of the best albums of 2013 on its Play Store.
Rockstar Consortium, backed by many tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry, has launched suits against numerous Android partners in the past. Google has now launched a counter-lawsuit, deciding to fight back.
Google Glass is yet to be made publicly available but newer and more interesting uses of the headgear keep cropping up. A new video, for instance, shows an MMA referee wielding the Glass and recording an entire fight from his view.
Google has adopted a strict policy of not offering any facial-recognition apps on its Glass devices, over privacy concerns. That wouldn’t stop a third-party developer who has now created a facial-recognition app which will run on rooted Google Glass units.
When Google started digitizing books with the intent of making them available to the public for free, it was a grand idea. But over the years, authors and publishers have taken a disagreement with the project, criticizing it fiercely.
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