Japanese Brings Google In Court For Its Auto-complete Feature

Japanese Brings Google In Court For Its Auto-complete Feature

Google’s auto-complete feature — also known as Google Instant — is one of Google’s interesting and useful features. It lets a user find tricky search phrases and ensure him/her about the correct spelling. But who ever thought that, Google had to face court because of its auto-complete feature? A Japanese is reportedly suing Google for defamation, claiming that by typing his name into Google’s search box, it returns suggestions linking him with crimes which he hasn’t committed.

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Nexus 7 Tablet Might Be Unveiled Next Week At Google I/O

Nexus 7 Tablet Might Be Unveiled Next Week At Google I/O

In December 2011, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said that Google is working with Asustek on its first own-brand tablet. Industry insiders are speculating that the 7-inch Nexus tablet will finally be revealed next week at Google I/O, a developer conference to be held from June 27-29 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center in the US. Nexus tablet is manufactured by Quanta Computer and its initial price tag has been set at $199, according to multiple reports.

By On June 20, 2012 Respond
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Google Continues Work On A Siri Competitor, WSJ Says

Google Continues Work On A Siri Competitor, WSJ Says

In the past, a number of sources and publications have claimed that Google was officially working on a voice-based personal assistant which would be a direct competitor of Siri. However, so far, this couldn’t have been confirmed since Google seems to be rather secretive about it. However, a new Wall Street Journal report suggests that Google is continuing work on such a Siri competitor for its Android devices.

By On June 20, 2012 Respond
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Google Offers – iPhone App Available For US Users [Free]

Google Offers – iPhone App Available For US Users [Free]

The deal finder app Google Offers for the iOS platform finally available in the App Store. You can find the best deals available every day in your city. However, the downside is that the app currently supports selected US cities only. If you are living in one of the supported cities then get the app and take the advantage of mind-blowing deals everyday.

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New Google Patent Confirms Side-Mounted Trackpads For Project Glass

New Google Patent Confirms Side-Mounted Trackpads For Project Glass

When Google first unveiled its Project Glass and showcased Google glasses to the world, many of us wondered about the navigation system that will be used by those tooling the glasses. Google hadn’t explained it well enough and some had speculated that it will probably be done with the help of an input mechanism on the side of the glasses. Now, a new Google patent more or less confirms this.

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Alarming Rise In Censorship Requests Made By Governments, Google Reveals

Alarming Rise In Censorship Requests Made By Governments, Google Reveals

Google is, without a doubt, the most popular online search engine. People all around the world flock to it if they wish to find out something on the web. However, with its popularity, Google also has to face huge pressures – from governments, including the U.S. governments. These governments want Google to censor data from its search results.

By On June 19, 2012 Respond
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State-sponsored Hackers Using IE Zero-day To Hijack Gmail Accounts

State-sponsored Hackers Using IE Zero-day To Hijack Gmail Accounts

Do you have a Gmail account? Do you think your PC security is enough to sustain attacks by a nation-state? Last week, Google warned its email service users were under “state-sponsored attacks” aimed to hijack Gmail accounts. Attacked users saw a warning at the top of their Gmail inbox saying “state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer”. Make sure that, your Gmail account is safe.

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Google Attempts To Make Offline Chrome Apps More Popular

Google Attempts To Make Offline Chrome Apps More Popular

Google’s Chrome browser has soared to huge popularity and has been able to snatch the crown of being the top browser from Internet Explorer. Now, the company is trying to push to make offline Chrome apps more popular.

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Google Updates Hot Searches With Better Visuals

Google Updates Hot Searches With Better Visuals

Google’s Hot Searches feature is a popular one. The feature relies on Google Trends to dish out its results. Users have relied on it to see which searches are more popular across the web and it has been quite instrumental for researchers as well as analysts. The good news is that Google has made the feature look better.

By On June 13, 2012 Respond
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Google Will Use New Modeling Algorithms In 3D Google Earth

Google Will Use New Modeling Algorithms In 3D Google Earth

Google recently afforded the world a glimpse of a 3D version of Google Earth. And what we saw was truly mind-blowing. In a way, it felt that one was flying right over a city, viewing it all in 3D, such is the near-real 3D imaging of Google’s new Google Earth. We also reported that Google was using new techniques to render the 3D images.

By On June 11, 2012 Respond
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Nexus 7 Tablet Update: Expected To Arrive By End Of June

Nexus 7 Tablet Update: Expected To Arrive By End Of June

Rumors regarding Google’s expected Nexus tablet have been surfacing, one after the other. First, very clear hints of the existence of the tablet surfaced on a benchmarking site which had the whole tech world excited. Then, we were able to see direct images which were claimed to be of the 7-inch Nexus tablet, showing off a decent, neat tablet.

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Apple’s New Moves Will Reduce Google’s Revenue

Apple’s New Moves Will Reduce Google’s Revenue

It seems that the relationship between two tech giants, Apple and Google, have been deteriorating recently. Specifically, ever since the launch of Android, both are seen somewhat as rivals. And this rivalry is about to get serious as Apple gears up to launch a mapping service of its own for iOS devices. This would be a huge step towards divorcing Google Maps from iOS.

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Google Responds To Allegations Of Unfairness And Biased Search Results

Google Responds To Allegations Of Unfairness And Biased Search Results

Google has been lambasted times and again by different people for using search results to promote its own products. Whether or not this may be true, people tend to think that Google keeps meddling with search results and can tweak that whichever way it wants. Now, Google has decided to give out a very clear answer to these questions.

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Mozilla Abandons Yandex, Uses Google As Default Search Engine For Firefox 14 In Russia

Mozilla Abandons Yandex, Uses Google As Default Search Engine For Firefox 14 In Russia

Google and Mozilla are quite close, with both joined in a number of agreements, despite both working on their own browsers. It would seem that the partnership also tends to influence the Mozilla team which has now decided to make Google the default search engine for Firefox 14 which will be released in Russia. In the earlier version of the browser, Yandex was the default search engine.

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Apple May Announce Baidu As Default iOS Search Engine In China

Apple May Announce Baidu As Default iOS Search Engine In China

Apple’s much-anticipated WWDC 2012 is about to kickstart on coming Monday. On the occasion, the company is expected to make a number of important announcements. While they are already a number of rumors as to what Apple may unveil at the event, a new rumor now suggests that Apple may announce Baidu as default iOS search engine for Chinese users at the event.

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