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  • Large amount of videos on YouTube makes it tough to identify all terror related content: Google 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Brussels: Internet giant Google has said that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage. Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said that about 300 hours of video...
  • WikiLeaks blasts Google for quietly handing emails to government 2 days ago

    San Francisco: WikiLeaks criticised Google, alleging that the company waited 2-1/2 years to notify members of the anti-secrecy group that it had turned over their private emails and other information to the US government. In a letter to Google, lawyers representing WikiLeaks said they were "astonished and disturbed" by Google's actions...
  • India's Republic Day: Google's tableau doodle joins the parade 3 days ago

    New Delhi: To mark India's 66th Republic Day, Google continued with its tradition of posting a doodle on its India home page. This year's Google India's Republic Day doodle features a tableau showcasing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, two New Delhi landmarks that are symbolic of the Republic of India.At...
  • Internet will 'disappear,' says Google's Eric Schmidt 6 days ago

    Davos: Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear" into the background. Speaking to the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Schmidt said: "There will be so many...
  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps 1 week ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • Google planning to sell wireless Internet plans directly to consumers: Reports 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk...
  • After Gmail blocked in China, Microsoft's Outlook hacked January 19, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese users of Microsoft Corp's Outlook email service were subject to a hacking attack at the weekend, just weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China, an online censorship watchdog said on Monday. People using email clients like Outlook, Mozilla's Thunderbird and apps on their phone with the SMTP...
  • More affordable version of Google Glass in the making; expected to be launched this year January 19, 2015

    New York: As the world remains in sort of shock over the news of sudden Google Glass demise, Google has confirmed it is actually working on an upgraded Google Glass 2. While announcing the closure of its Google Glass Explorer programme and taking the original wearable device off sale Monday, the...
  • Shiv Sena demands Google Doodle for Bal Thackeray January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: In a demand that must have taken the US-based search engine giant by surprise, Shiv Sena has sought a "Google Doodle" for its late founder, Bal Thackeray, for his 89th birth anniversary on January 23. Rahul Shewale, Sena MP from Mumbai South Central, said he has written to Google and...
  • Google launches voice-guided lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android, iOS January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tech giant Google launched a lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android and iOS devices in India offering users voice-guided instructions signalling the lane they should stay in or move while navigating. Google currently offers lane guidance in more than 10 countries globally, including the US, Canada and...
  • Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe settle poaching lawsuit for $415 million January 16, 2015

    San Francisco: Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple and Google agreed to pay $415 million to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees, according to a court filing on Thursday. Plaintiffs accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe...
  • Real people will be using driverless cars on public roads in 2 to 5 years: Google January 16, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Google to stop Glass sales; looks to redesign device January 16, 2015

    San Francisco: Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device. The sales moratorium on the nearly 2-year-old "Explorer" edition of Google Glass goes into effect January 19. The decision...
  • Google to test its first build-it-yourself smartphone this year January 15, 2015

    San Juan: Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests. The company will partner with Mexico-based carrier Claro and local carrier Open Mobile...
  • Google expects public to be using driverless cars in 2 to 5 years January 15, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • This free Google app turns your smartphone into a real-time translation tool January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Google began turning smartphones into real-time language translators - of both written and spoken content. The California-based Internet titan is hoping that, along with making it easier for people to understand one another on their travels, Google Translate will serve as a useful tool for teachers, medical personnel, police...
  • New app from Google lets you access your computer from your iPhone, iPad January 13, 2015

    New York: After Android devices, Google has now launched an app for iOS devices that can log into your computer from your iPhone or iPad. Called Chrome Remote Desktop app, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet, Venturebeat reported. The app can also give a...
  • Google's new Flight Search tool makes it easier for users to search for flights January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new Flight Search tool that lets users search directly for flights within Google. Users can go to google.co.in/flights to find, compare and book flights from their mobile device, tablet or desktop. Let's say you live in Chennai and are planning a Republic Day weekend getaway....
  • Microsoft hits out at Google for revealing an unpatched Windows 8.1 security flaw January 13, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft has complained publicly about tech rival Google revealing a security flaw in its Windows 8.1 system just days before Microsoft was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem, potentially exposing users to hacking. The spat highlights an ever-present tension in the software security sector between those who...
  • Meet Vinton Cerf, the 'Father' of the internet January 11, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Chief Evangelist at Google, Vinton Cerf who know as the Father of the internet, said, "India is extremely energetic about making Information Technology." ...
  • Google Capital invests in Indian property website Commonfloor January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian property search website Commonfloor.com has received funding from Google Capital, an equity fund backed by Google, the online portal said in a statement on Thursday. Commonfloor will invest the funds in product technology and marketing, the company's co-founder and chief executive officer, Sumit Jain, told Reuters. The companies did...
  • New Year 2015: Google wishes Happy New Year with an animated doodle January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2015, Google has posted an animated doodle on its homepage. The doodle has been created by guest artist Cindy Suen.This doodle is in tune with Google's tradition of posting doodles on New Year.The last year's New Year doodle was in continuation to...
  • Samsung to unveil Tizen-based smart TVs in 2015; aims to reduce its reliance on Google's Android January 1, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform. Smart TVs offer additional software and connectivity functions, such as...
  • Google lists over a 100 'must-have' Android apps December 31, 2014

    After releasing a list of the best Android apps of 2014 early this month, Google has now published another list of apps that it thinks you must have on your Android devices. The list on the Google Play Store features 122 apps when accessed from India. It includes popular apps...
  • Google's New Year's Eve doodle is a recap of 2014 trending topics December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the last day of the year with a recap of some of this year's top trending searches, including the 2014 World Cup, the Philae robotic lander, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Flappy Bird, with a shout-out to the Mars Orbiter Mission, Google has posted a colourful...
  • Gmail blocked in China after months of disruptions December 29, 2014

    Beijing: Google's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group. Users...
  • Here's how Google Glass can help mothers monitor newborns December 28, 2014

    Washington: A US hospital is set to use Google Glass to enable mothers stay in contact with their newborns even after the infants are shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The experiment is to be conducted at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston next week, Glass Almanac, the leading website...
  • A new Google Glass app that can help autistic kids learn social, communication skills December 27, 2014

    Washington: A Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power is developing Google Glass app to help autistic kids learn social and communication skills. The app will also provide feedback to care-givers on how to help autistic children cope with their life. Called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, the app encourages kids to interact...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? December 26, 2014

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • 'The Interview' is a test for a new kind of movie release December 26, 2014

    Atlanta: Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theatres, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco...