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Report: Google To Spend $1B+ On Satellite Internet
June 2, 2014 – 10:02 am | No Comment
Report: Google To Spend $1B+ On Satellite Internet

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is readying to launch a network of satellites to bring internet access to remote areas. The move is the latest in a series of industry-wide experiments to overcome …

Larry Page Says “Right To Be Forgotten” Could Hurt Democracy
June 1, 2014 – 10:58 am | No Comment
Larry Page Says “Right To Be Forgotten” Could Hurt Democracy

Larry Page has raised concerns about the “right to be forgotten” established in a recent European Court of Justice ruling. The Google CEO and co-founder has questioned whether the tool could be abused and effectively …

REPORT: Google To Buy Twitch For $1 Billion
May 19, 2014 – 2:55 pm | 11 Comments
REPORT: Google To Buy Twitch For $1 Billion

Multiple sources have confirmed that video site YouTube is purchasing livestreaming gaming service Twitch for $1 billion. The move represents Twitch’s outstanding ability to build a massive, engaged audience in just a few years of …

Apple, Google Drop Patent Lawsuits
May 17, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment
Apple, Google Drop Patent Lawsuits

Apple and Google have dropped their existing patent lawsuits this week. The agreement brings to an end a small but notable front in the patent wars waged by tech companies in the US and around …

Federal Jury Rules For Apple In Samsung Lawsuit, But Is it A Victory?
May 3, 2014 – 12:26 pm | 3 Comments
Federal Jury Rules For Apple In Samsung Lawsuit, But Is it A Victory?

A federal jury has awarded Apple almost $120 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against main competitor Samsung. But the award is a fraction of the $2.2 billion in damages the company was seeking, and …

Google Glass To Be Available To Public For One Day
April 11, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
Google Glass To Be Available To Public For One Day

Google Glass, the enhanced reality spectacles, have so far been available only by invitation. But next week, for a single day, Google Glass will be available to the general public- if you can snag the …

APRIL FOOLS: Become Google’s Pokemon Master With Their Maps App
April 1, 2014 – 2:22 pm | 2 Comments
APRIL FOOLS: Become Google’s Pokemon Master With Their Maps App

Google has announced a new position at their prestigious company: Pokemon Master. The only qualification? Gotta catch ‘em all.
A video posted on Monday shows Google’s Maps head announcing the new job. He encourages users to …

Google Announces “Android Wear” Smartwatches
March 19, 2014 – 10:11 am | One Comment
Google Announces “Android Wear” Smartwatches

Google announced this week that its Android OS will be used in an upcoming range of wearable smartwatch devices. The Android Wear enters a growing field that includes the Samsung Galaxy Gear and an anticipated …

Would You Buy A New Roku Smart Stick?
March 5, 2014 – 10:23 am | No Comment
Would You Buy A New Roku Smart Stick?

Streaming technology company Roku has introduced a smaller, cheaper device to compete with new competitors like the Google Chromecast. The redesign shows how much the field has changed since Apple TV and Roku first introduced …

NYPD Testing Out Google Glass
February 9, 2014 – 11:25 am | One Comment
NYPD Testing Out Google Glass

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department has confirmed that the department is testing out Google Glass, the new enhanced-reality spectacles. The device could aid officers in the field, but is also sure to …

Google’s Nest Purchase Raises Privacy Concerns
January 16, 2014 – 9:59 am | No Comment
Google’s Nest Purchase Raises Privacy Concerns

Search engine giant Google announced this week that it had purchased home technology maker Nest for $3.2 billion. The deal has raised concerns among privacy advocates who are wary of Google’s record, and hesitant to …

Google Bus Vandalized In Oakland
December 23, 2013 – 9:52 am | No Comment
Google Bus Vandalized In Oakland

The battles between tech companies in the Bay Area and anti-gentrification protestors are heating up. Last week, an Apple shuttle was blocked for half an hour in San Francisco; while across the bay in Oakland, …

Google Buys Boston Dynamics Robotics Company
December 15, 2013 – 10:28 am | One Comment
Google Buys Boston Dynamics Robotics Company

 
Google confirmed this week that it has acquired robotics company Boston Dynamics, famous on the internet for the videos of the amazingly life-like movement their creations can achieve. Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company …

This Choreographed Disco Ball From Google Is The Future Of Robotics
December 8, 2013 – 10:21 am | One Comment
This Choreographed Disco Ball From Google Is The Future Of Robotics

When Google announced last week that it had quietly bought up multiple robotics companies and put former Android head Andy Rubin in charge of their new robotics division, media like VentureBeat declared that the company …

Seattle Restaurant Kicks Out Man Wearing Google Glass
December 1, 2013 – 2:46 pm | 6 Comments
Seattle Restaurant Kicks Out Man Wearing Google Glass

 
Google Glass continue to make waves in public, as etiquette is sorted out for the new field of personal devices. This week, a Seattle man was asked to leave a restaurant for not removing his …

How Funny Is This Microsoft Commercial That Features The Pawn Stars Cast Dissing The Google Chromebook?
November 27, 2013 – 12:18 pm | 2 Comments
How Funny Is This Microsoft Commercial That Features The <i>Pawn Stars</i> Cast Dissing The Google Chromebook?

Man, Microsoft is on one right now. We’re not really sure where all of this came from. But at the moment, they’re taking shots at Google all over the place. And it’s going to make …

Barge In San Francisco Bay Thought To Be Secret Google Data Center
October 28, 2013 – 10:34 am | 4 Comments
Barge In San Francisco Bay Thought To Be Secret Google Data Center

Daniel Terdiman at CNET dug deep while investigating a mysterious barge structure that has appeared under construction in San Francisco Bay. While not finding any definitive evidence, the writer makes a convincing case that the …

Google+ Introduces Controversial Privacy Changes
October 13, 2013 – 9:32 am | 4 Comments
Google+ Introduces Controversial Privacy Changes

Google announced this week that users of the social network Google+ could find their pictures, names, comments, and ratings in advertisements without their explicit consent. Facebook already has such a widely-used setup, but the move …

Happy 15th Birthday, Google!
September 26, 2013 – 2:02 pm | 2 Comments
Happy 15th Birthday, Google!

Everyone’s favorite search engine and benevolent overlord turned 15 years old today. Sort of.
Then-Standford-Ph.D-students Larry Page and Sergey Brin had been working on what would become Google as early as January 1996. They registered the …

Nexus 4 Smartphone Now Available For $100 Less
August 29, 2013 – 9:26 am | No Comment
Nexus 4 Smartphone Now Available For $100 Less

Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone was already popular. But now it’s available for such a low price, experts are calling its purchase “a no-brainer.”
The Nexus 4 is now available starting at $200 for 8GB and $250 …

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