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  • Sony's augmented-reality SmartEyeglass goes on sale at $840 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sony's answer to Google's hi-tech eyewear, SmartEyeglass, has been officially rolled out for sale in 10 countries. The wearable gadget was announced a few months ago and on March 28, the developer edition hit the stores. The Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, SED-E1, which includes a separate controller along with...
  • Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons Yesterday

    San Francisco: Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room. The alliance announced this week dovetails with two of Google's initiatives beyond its main business of Internet search and advertising. Google has been investing in medical research aimed at extending...
  • বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা দিবস ২০১৫: Google doodles Bangladesh Independence Day 2015 3 days ago

    A Royal Bengal Tiger looks up from a Mangrove swamp framed within a crimson sun in the 2015 Bangladesh National Day Google doodle. March 26 is commemorated as the Independence Day of Bangladesh to celebrate the country's declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971. The declaration was made by Bangladesh's 'Father of...
  • Microsoft Office, Skype to come pre-installed on select Android devices 3 days ago

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system. The move is part of a push by Microsoft, which has been lagging in efforts to get Windows-powered devices in the marketplace, to deliver services...
  • Google's updated Keep service now lets you label notes, add recurring reminders 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's note-taking service, Keep, has received a significant update with two new features that will let you label and add recurring reminders to your notes. The web and Android-compatible service is two years old and allowed users to colour-code their notes, make checklists, and use voice actions. The...
  • Google to use a Microsoft invention to improve its Chrome Web browser 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Google is aiming at improving the scrolling experience in its Chrome browser using a standard that was first introduced by Microsoft for its Internet Explorer browser. Scrolling performance and general touch support for Chrome browser on a Windows tablet has not been impressive and Google aims to fix that...
  • Google paints Australia and India head-to-head in the latest Cricket World Cup semi-finals doodle 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's latest Cricket World Cup doodle paints the Australia and India team who are pitched against each other for the semi-final scheduled today at 9 am IST. India and Australia are all set to re-visit their old rivalry at the Sydney Cricket Ground as one of them will go...
  • Google's experimental Pony Express service could let you pay bills directly within Gmail 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Google is experimenting with a feature that will let its Gmail users receive and pay their bills within their email accounts. The service, dubbed Pony Express, has been designed to allow Gmail users to pay bills within Gmail without having to go to a telecom or utility company's...
  • Google appoints Morgan Stanley's Ruth Porat as new CFO 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Google has lured away Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, to be its CFO at a time when the Internet search leader and its Silicon Valley peers are under fire for hiring and promoting too few women. The appointment announced Tuesday fills a void that opened earlier this...
  • Google not giving up on Glass, readying it for users: Eric Schmidt 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the sales of the debut version of Google Glass-the controversial wearable gadget- have been stalled for now, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has said that the company isn't abandoning the project. Google had stopped selling its hi-tech Internet-connected eyeglass and shut down its Explorer program earlier this...
  • Google's new Cricket World Cup 2015 doodle pitches New Zealand vs. South Africa for the semi-final 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's latest doodle in the Cricket World Cup 2015 series shows New Zealand and South Africa, who are pitched against each other for the semi-final today. The Proteas and Black Caps come into this semi-final both having displayed a propensity to play an aggressive and attacking brand of cricket...
  • Watch this amazing virtual reality video of Google-funded Magic Leap's 'Just another day in the office' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Augemented reality startup, Magic Leap, has posted a video on YouTube showing off 'just another day in the office,' which bears the branding of Dr. Grordbort, a line of steampunk-esque guns, comics, and other products. It further shows the user interface of the game, complete with Google's apps....
  • Google aims to bring Internet-like ads on TV via Google Fiber 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly testing a new ad feature for Google Fiber that will bring Internet-like ads on the TV. The local advertising service will collect data from the set-top-boxes about the number of times a particular ad was watched in homes with Google Fiber. Unlike the standard policy of...
  • Google doodle commemorates noted woman mathematician Emmy Noether's 133rd birthday 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In its latest doodle, Google is celebrating the 133rd birth anniversary of influential German mathematician Emmy Noether on March 23, who is known for her groundbreaking contributions to the fields of abstract algebra and theoretical physics. Legendary physicist Albert Einstein once referred to Noether as, "the most significant mathematical...
  • Google develops Ebola-proof tablet for use by workers in Sierra Leone 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Google has developed a tablet to be used by workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone. The Sony Xperia tablet features a protective shell and can withstand high chlorine dousing and exposure to high humidity and storms typical of West Africa. Medical personnel on site are required to be fully...
  • Google testing new on-body detection feature for Android phones 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly introducing a new feature for Android phones that can detect human touch and automatically adjust the lock mode. Using the accelerometer of the phone, the feature can figure out when you are holding the phone or have it in your pocket, and lock it when...
  • New report reveals US regulators recommended lawsuit against Google over altered search results March 21, 2015

    San Francisco: US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials concluded in 2012 that Google employed anti-competitive practices and abused its monopoly, according to a report recently brought to light and about which The Wall Street Journal also reported on its website. The Journal, which accessed a report by the FTC's bureau of...
  • Google Translate to get 400,000 new Bangla words March 21, 2015

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh government will add 400,000 new Bangla/Bengali words to Google Translate on its Independence Day on March 26 in a bid to enrich the language on the Internet, media reported on Friday. "To put Bangla on top of everything, we're going to create history on the Independence Day," said...
  • Google commemorates Iranian New Year with Navroz Mubarak doodle March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is celebrating the Iranian New Year with its latest colorful doodle, marking the first day of spring or Equinox. Originated in Persia, Nowruz or Navroz remains a holy day for Zoroastrians and is celebrated in many parts of the world. The latest doodle is full of bright flowers...
  • You can now find your lost phone using your Android Wear watch March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated Android Device manager with support for Android Wear to help users find lost device. To use this new feature, just say "Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone," or select the "Find my phone" option in the Start menu. Your phone will ring at full volume,...
  • Google's FaceNet facial recognition claims to be the best yet March 20, 2015

    Three Google researchers have published a paper on a new artificial intelligence system called FaceNet, that they claim is one of the most-accurate ways of identifying human faces. The Google researchers, Florian Schroff, Dmitry Kalenichenko and James Philbin, say that their system achieved a new record accuracy of 99.63 per cent...
  • AIB, TVF are audiences' favourite, Youtube stats show March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: They may have raised the hackles of moral brigade in the country but the videos produced by AIB have a huge following online, according to the statistics provided by the video sharing platform Youtube. "The Viral Fever (TVF) and AIB have become the first independent creator groups in India to...
  • Tech firms, not spy agencies, 'will win' the encryption battle: Google's Eric Schmidt March 19, 2015

    Washington: Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday. Schmidt, speaking at a Washington think-tank, said he was "sympathetic" to the arguments of law enforcement and intelligence agencies seeking to thwart...
  • Google's doodle gears up for India-Bangladesh Cricket World Cup quarter final on March 19 March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In tune with the rising 2015 ICC World Cup fever around the world, Google too has painted its doodle in India-Bangladesh colours. The two nations gear up to battle it out in the quarter finals scheduled for 9 AM IST on March 19. The latest doodle shows silhouette...
  • Google forms special team to screen Play Store apps for malware, sexually explicit material March 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material, and strengthening its age-based rating system. The change brings Google Play, a bazaar for digital games, social media apps and entertainment software, closer to Apple's tightly...
  • Google X head says company gave way too much attention to Google Glass March 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Google was wrong to let expectations about its Glass wearable gadget get overheated, the head of the Google X research lab said on Tuesday. The Internet company did not do enough to make clear that the $1,500 computer that mounts to a pair of eyeglasses was merely a prototype...
  • Now, send money to your friends through Facebook Messenger March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Facebook said it is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money through it. Users can tap or click a dollar icon in a new chat window to send money to their friends, after they link a Visa or MasterCard debit card...
  • Google sued by Crimean resident over suspending Internet services in area March 17, 2015

    Moscow: A resident of Sevastopol in Crimea, the region which acceded to Russia from Ukraine last year, is suing Google over suspended Internet services, Tass news agency reported Monday. Sevastopol's Leninsky district court accepted Dmitry Mishin's claim that the Internet giant incorrectly implemented the US president's executive order when it suspended...
  • Can Google-backed open source digital assistant Sirius take on Siri, Cortana? March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A Google-funded open source voice recognition program- Sirius- promises the possibility to take over the existing virtual assistants with better capabilities. Sirius is an open source program developed by researchers at the University of Michigan's Clarity Lab and is similar to Apple's Siri or Google's Google Now voice recognition...
  • Watch: 10 places on this planet, that Google Earth is hiding from us all March 16, 2015

    The old internet saying 'Noting stays hidden from Google' is not true at all. Or at least partly. There are several places on this planet that are hidden in the Google Earth maps. Military bases and nuclear silos and prisons and what not, check out these 10 places that you'll...