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  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    Sydney: Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 - 12 years after creating the technology giant with...
  • Legal action to be initiated against Google for displaying incorrect map of India on its websites Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology and Survey of India to initiate "appropriate" legal action against Google for wrongly depicting international boundary of some states like Arunachal Pradesh, the Lok Sabha was informed today. "Google is displaying incorrect map of India depicting the international...
  • Jennifer Lawrence is 2014's most googled celebrity 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has become the most-searched celebrity on Google over the past 12 months. The 24-year-old actress repeatedly made headlines this year with her nude photos that leaked in massive celebrity hacking, her brief fling with Chris Martin, and her box office blockbuster 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,...
  • Robin Williams' suicide most searched for on Google in 2014 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams' death in August topped Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising search requests. It beat notable events such as the World Cup, the...
  • Google launches Hindi advertising service 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google has launched Hindi ads on its display network to allow advertisers reach out to 500 million Hindi speakers across the world. The move is part of Google's effort to stimulate the growth of Indic languages and extend support to more languages around the world, Google...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness 3 days ago

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • Wassily Kandinsky's 148th birth anniversary celebrated with a doodle 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 148th birth anniversary of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, Google has posted a doodle that shows an abstract artwork. Kandinsky is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. His expressionist masterpiece "Studie zu Improvisation 3, 1909" was the highlight and leading indicator for a flat Christie's...
  • IIT-Indore student offered Rs 1.7 crore salary package by Google 4 days ago

    Indore: A 21-year-old B Tech student of IIT Indore has bagged a job with Google at an annual salary package of Rs 1.7 crore, one of the highest packages offered by the US-based internet giant during campus placements at the premier institutes. Gaurav Agarwal, a student of B Tech final year...
  • Complaint filed against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries 5 days ago

    The Survey of India has filed a complaint with police against Google Maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. ...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and...
  • Google to close engineering office in Russia: Report 5 days ago

    Google has plans to shut down its engineering office in Russia amid a crackdown on internet freedoms and a law regarding data-handling practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal said that the internet search engine company might retain some employees to assist in sales, business partnerships, user support, marketing and...
  • Raj Kapoor movies featured in Google doodle as it celebrates his 90th birth anniversary 5 days ago

    New Delhi: To commemorate iconic actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday today, Google has posted a doodle. Born as Ranbir Raj Kapoor on December 14, 1924, Raj, the son of actor Prithvi Raj Kapoor, garnered huge recognition and respect for his contribution to Indian cinema. He started as a...
  • Survey of India files complaint against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries 5 days ago

    Dehradun: Survey of India on Saturday filed a complaint with police against Google maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. Dalanwala Police station in charge Anil Kumar Joshi said that the Survey of India, in its complaint, said that Google maps is depicting India's international boundaries in a "wrong"...
  • Google updates Hangouts app for Android with 'last seen' timestamp, video filters 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has updated the Hangouts app for Android and has added a lot of new features in the upgraded version including new sticker packs, video filters and the 'last seen' timestamp. Hangouts users can now give video calls some extra flair with video filters including sepia, vignette, and black...
  • Incorrect map of India on Google websites: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Survey of India has found out that Google is displaying incorrect map of India on its different websites, the government on Friday said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Rajyavardhan Rathore said that after complaints...
  • Google locking Spanish publishers out of Google News service 1 week ago

    Madrid: Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites. The move announced Thursday will reverberate around the globe. Besides closing Google News in Spain, Google also...
  • WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, could change the way we communicate 1 week ago

    Singapore: WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, looks set to change the way we communicate and collaborate, up-ending telecoms firms, online chat services like Skype and WhatsApp and remote conferencing on WebEx. Web Real-Time Communication is a proposed Internet standard that would make audio and video as seamless as browsing text and...
  • Soon we will be bigger than the US in terms of connected users: Google India MD 1 week ago

    After Google's partnership with the government to build a digital India, lots of new online initiatives are being taken. Google India MD Rajan Anandan said,"At the end of this month India will cross 300 million internet users and over the next year, we are going to be significantly bigger...
  • Google Chromecast now available in India at Rs 2,999 December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Chromecast, which connects to an HDTV via the HDMI port and lets users stream content from their phones, tablets or laptops to their TV, is now available in India at a price of Rs 2,999. The Chromecast dongle that goes on sale starting December 10...
  • You can now 'visit' Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, on your browser December 10, 2014

    Armchair travellers can visit the world's tallest skyscraper and inspect one of the largest shopping malls with the addition of Dubai to Google Street View, Google said on Tuesday.The online pictorial map of the city - the first from the United Arab Emirates to appear on Google Street View -...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India on December 10; priced at Rs 43,999 onwards December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Google Chromecast, the recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is also making its way to India during the Great Online Shopping Festival that will take place from December 10-12. The Google Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with...
  • Google Chromecast to be launched in India on December 10 at Rs 2,999 December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Chromecast, which connects to an HDTV via the HDMI port and lets users stream content from their phones, tablets or laptops to their TV, is coming to India at a price of Rs 2,999. The Chromecast dongle will be available via e-commerce website Snapdeal.com starting...
  • A redesigned, slimmer Google Glass likely to be unveiled next year December 8, 2014

    New York: The new version of Intel-powered Google Glass may look slimmer and sleeker than its earlier version. The exteriors of the new device also adds a textured area to the touch-sensitive side panel where non-voice interactions are performed, media reports said. Google Glass is expected to be unveiled next year. The...
  • Google's new Device Assist app helps you fix smartphone issues, suggests better phone usage December 7, 2014

    New York: A new Google app, Device Assist, has been launched to detect problems with smartphones and help people use phone features properly. The app is designed to help first-time users get the best out of their phones and fix issues that it detects, for instance, with the battery, connectivity and...
  • Google to introduce child-friendly versions of search, YouTube, Chrome: Report December 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Google plans to roll out child-friendly versions of its most popular products in a bid to be "fun and safe for children", USA Today reported, quoting Pavni Diwanji, the company's vice president of engineering. The company will likely create specific versions of its search, YouTube and Chrome products for children...
  • Gmail users can now edit Microsoft Office files straight from their inbox December 3, 2014

    Google has added a new feature in Gmail that lets users edit Microsoft Office files that come to them as attachments in emails - right from the mailbox. The Gmail attachments now have an edit button that automatically converts Office documents to corresponding Google formats.With the new update, Google has...
  • Google releases list of 68 best Android apps of 2014; 61 free, 7 paid December 2, 2014

    With the year-end approaching, Google has published a list of the best Android apps of 2014 available on the Play Store. The list includes total of 68 apps - with 61 of them free and 7 paid. Popular apps including Swiftkey Keyboard, IFTTT, Groupon, CNN, Bitmoji, and Google Fit feature...
  • Samsung likely to launch budget Tizen smartphone 'Z1' in India on December 10 December 1, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to launch a new sub-$100 smartphone running on its own Tizen operating system in India later this month, South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper said on Monday. The paper, a local business daily, said Samsung will hold a press conference on December 10 to launch its...
  • India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: Report November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 per cent making it a 0.94-million-unit...