Google and Samsung have had their differences at times but the two have been the key players in the Android arena. In that context, it is no surprise that both companies have signed a 10-year patent licensing agreement.
Google has a treasure-trove of data and it is gearing up to use this in a grand way. The company has bagged a patent which envisions an ad service that would automatically offer a prospective customer a free taxi ride.
Google has been incorporating more and more speech recognition and media playback features in its Chrome browser. But now an exploit has been discovered which can allow a malicious site to continue listening to your audio even after you have closed the site.
When Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, it hoped that the new interface and design philosophy will woo the Windows users. That didn’t happen and now, HP has again started shipping PCs with Windows 7, citing their popular demand.
Chrome’s desktop manifestation has been very helpful for professionals in that it lets them keep track of multiple computers using a single Google ID. Now, the same feature may is expected to arrive on iOS and Android devices soon.
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.
It has been a while since Google launched Android KitKat. Latest figures from Google Android Dashboard reveal that Jelly Bean continues to be the most popular Android flavor, commanding 60% market share, while KitKat has reached only 1.4% devices so far.
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.
Android is an increasingly popular OS which, thanks to its open-source nature, has found widespread use. Intel is now hoping to make it big in the PC industry by pushing for such computers which can run both Android and Windows.
4K video streaming has already entered the commercial arena and it is no wonder that YouTube is about to hit the bandwagon. The service will show off 4K video at CES this year, using the Google-owned VP9 codec.
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.
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