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  • Google campuses in Bangalore, California to hold hackathon next month 24-04-2014 04:54 PM

    Washington: A first-of-its-kind hackathon aimed at creating applications to empower communities in India with technology-based solutions to public service problems will be held next month at the Google campuses in Bangalore and California simultaneously. Non-profit Code for India, which inspires techies to volunteer their time and talent to the developing...
  • Google adds new ad feature to extend reach into mobile apps 24-04-2014 11:07 AM

    San Francisco: Google will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones. The new advertising feature helps Google bridge the gap between the traditional public Web pages that...
  • Tech tips: Passwords alone can't keep you secure, add a second layer of protection to your online accounts 24-04-2014 10:39 AM

    New York: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest...
  • HTC-made Nexus 8 tablet to be released in the third quarter of 2014: Report 22-04-2014 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: HTC, which manufactured the first Nexus smartphone for Google, has once again joined hands with the company to produce another Nexus device, but this time it's for a tablet. According to a report from DigiTimes, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is working in joint collaboration with Google to manufacture...
  • Rufous Hummingbird featured in Google's 2014 Earth Day doodle 22-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Celebrating Earth Day 2014, Google has put up a first-of-its-kind 6-in-1 doodle that features six representatives from the animal kingdom, and Rufous Hummingbird is one of them. On this occasion, we help you know more about this small hummingbird. Rufous Hummingbird is about 3-inches in size with a...
  • Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish, puffer fish in 6-in-1 Earth Day Google doodle 22-04-2014 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: To commemorate Earth Day 2014 Google has posted a 6-in-1 animated doodle on its home page with six representatives from the animal kingdom - Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish and puffer fish. Google has been celebrating Earth Day through its popular doodles for...
  • Google Glass helps doctors save a patient's life 21-04-2014 06:35 PM

    New York: Using the wearable eyewear Google Glass, doctors in the US saved the life of a patient - opening up a possibility for the device to become an integral part of medical care. Wearing Google Glass, doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts were able to...
  • Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: Report 21-04-2014 09:57 AM

    Bangalore: Apple and Google are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Both the companies are trying to lure game developers by offering premium placement to these...
  • Is Google working on the sub-$100 Nexus smartphone? 20-04-2014 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Riding high on the success of its Nexus devices, Google reportedly is planning to introduce a budget-friendly Nexus smartphone. Citing a report from Asia, BGR says, the device won't be a high-end model, it instead will be an entry-level device that would sell for under $100. It is...
  • Google Chromecast now available on Indian online shopping websites 19-04-2014 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: Google's Chromecast dongle that that connects to an HDTV via the HDMI port and lets users stream content from their phones, tablets or laptops to their TV is now listed on Indian online shopping websites. The device that has received positive reviews is now available on Amazon.in and...
  • Is that the Loch Ness monster on Apple Maps? 19-04-2014 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Is the shape that we can see in Apple Maps' satellite image of Loch Ness that of Nessie, the legendary monster that many believe inhabits the waterbody in the Scottish Highlands? The giant squid like shape was also previously spotted on Google Earth about five years ago. Andrew...
  • Google releases Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, lets you access your computer through your Android device 17-04-2014 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: With Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, Google is bringing the ability to remotely control your desktop to your Android device. This feature was available for desktops since 2011. You can install the app for Android from here. Launch the Android app on your phone or tablet, tap...
  • Google unveils Project Ara build-it-yourself smartphone; expected to be available in early 2015 17-04-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was in October last year when Google for the first time had announced Project Ara, its plans to let consumers design their own smartphones. The company then had revealed very less about its new project, but Google, at its first Project Ara developer conference this week, showed...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report 17-04-2014 11:28 AM

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for...
  • Google launches new Google Camera app with Lens Blur, brings Photo Sphere to non-Nexus devices 17-04-2014 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new camera app - Google Camera - for Android phones and tablets that brings many camera features that were previously available only on the Nexuus range to other Android devices and also includes new feature additions such as the Lens Blur. Lens Blur produces...
  • Google considers giving more value to encrypted sites in its search-engine results 15-04-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Google reportedly is mulling over giving priority in its search-engine results to websites that use encryption. However, such changes are unlikely to happen anytime soon as the plans are still in early stages. "Encrypting data transmitted over the Internet adds a barrier between web users and anyone that...
  • Microsoft's Cortana review: Its improvements over Siri, Google Now aren't enough to switch to Windows Phone 15-04-2014 10:03 AM

    New York: "Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of...
  • Google updates terms of service to clarify that Gmail emails are scanned to serve ads 15-04-2014 06:33 AM

    Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when...
  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones 15-04-2014 06:30 AM

    New York: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that atmospheric satellites could also be used in disaster relief and...
  • AAP aims to defeat both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi: Kejriwal 14-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal spoke to Rajdeep Sardesai on Google Hangout. He says AAP aims to defeat both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in their constituencies as they stand for corruption. ...
  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience 13-04-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • Google Glass to be available for public purchase from April 15 11-04-2014 10:10 AM

    San Francisco: A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any US resident who places an online order for the device beginning at...
  • Motorola Mobility names Rick Osterloh as COO ahead of Lenovo buy 10-04-2014 12:22 PM

    Bangalore: Motorola Mobility has named Rick Osterloh as its chief operating officer, reporting to the Motorola Operating Board at Google Inc until its acquisition by Lenovo Group Ltd is completed. The appointment was made public on Wednesday on Motorola's official blog by Jonathan Rosenberg, who will continue in his role...
  • Google launches tool to provide info on Lok Sabha candidates 08-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Popular search engine Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a new tool that allows voters an easy access to relevant information about Lok Sabha candidates in each constituency. The tool, 'Know Your Candidates', will allow people an easy access to relevant information about political candidates contesting from their constituency...
  • Google to launch Android TV: Report 07-04-2014 11:32 AM

    New Delhi Close on the heels of the Amazon Fire TV launch, a new report emerged claiming that Google is working on its own version of Android TV, which in all likelihood will compete with Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Roku. Reportedly, major video app providers have started building...
  • Google doodles a cricket T20 doodle to mark World Twenty20 final 06-04-2014 06:03 AM

    New Delhi: There's some cricket excitement on the Google home pages of cricket playing nations as India take on Sri Lanka in the finals of the Cricket T20 World Cup 2014. The cricket T20 doodle is in the colours of the Google logo and attempts to showcase the pace and...
  • Explore Cambodia's spectacular Angkor Wat temples on Google Street View 05-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Phnom Penh: The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots 05-04-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Lauding the decade-long rule of the Congress-led UPA government, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference would stick to the coalition irrespective of the election results. Participating in the Network18-Google Hangout on Saturday, Omar said that there was no question of joining hands...