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  • Google's no-shake spoon helps Parkinson's patients eat without spilling 17 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mountain View: Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling. The technology senses how a...
  • The ethics of driverless cars: How will the cars of the future decide between a series of bad choices? 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact? Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of...
  • Google Contributor: Google tests replacing web ads with contributions 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday began rolling out a way for people to support websites they frequent and, in return, be rewarded with ad-free pages. A "Google Contributor" experiment was introduced with a handful of partners including tech news website Mashable and The Onion, which is known for clever satires. Google described...
  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player 3 days ago

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • European Parliament may pass resolution to break up Google 3 days ago

    The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company's dominance in the search market. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google's and other American companies' command...
  • Google to launch its app store in China: Report 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Google plans to launch Google Play app store in China, The Information news website said, citing several people familiar with the matter. The launch in China will give the company access to about half the users of its Android operating system, the report said. The search engine giant exited China in...
  • Yahoo to replace Google as Firefox's default search engine 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market. The five-year alliance announced Wednesday will end a decade-old partnership in the US...
  • Jolla plans to launch a budget Sailfish tablet; aims to take on Nokia N1, Nexus 9, iPad Mini 3 6 days ago

    Helsinki: Finland's Jolla, a group of ex-Nokia software developers, announced a plan to launch a crowd-sourced tablet computer just a day after Nokia said it was reviving its consumer brand by entering the tablet market. Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the Finnish...
  • Google Nexus 6 to be available at a discount of up to Rs 10,000 under Flipkart's exchange offer 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Handset maker Motorola has said its latest smartphone - Nexus 6 - priced Rs 43,999 onwards, can be pre-ordered in India on Flipkart. Developed by US-based Motorola, the Nexus 6 was launched globally by Google last month and will be made available in India through the online mega...
  • Google Nexus 6 up for pre-order in India at Rs 43,999 for 32GB, Rs 48,999 for 64GB November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google-Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone is finally up for pre-order on the e-commerce site Flipkart.com. The Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with Motorola, will be released in the second week of December, says Flipkart. The device will be...
  • Google Glass future clouded as some early users lose interest November 15, 2014

    San Francisco: After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday. He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who...
  • News 360: Children's Day special November 14, 2014

    Children's Day is a day ordinarily meant to celebrate childhood but there are many kids who never get a chance to join the party, who lose their lives before getting a real shot at it. 13 lakh children die every year in India because of diseases that are completely preventable. ...
  • On Children's Day, 15-year-old Vaidehi Reddy wins Doodle 4 Google - India November 14, 2014

    Pune: This Children's Day, Google has taken on the colours from the north-east with its Assam themed doodle. In Google's Children's Day special doodle, there is a rhino, the Assam tea and Bihu dancers. And this is the vision of 15-year-old Vaidehi Reddy from Pune. "I took 3 days to...
  • Doodle 4 Google - India: The 12 best doodles created by Indian students for Children's Day November 14, 2014

    Culminating the sixth edition of Doodle 4 Google - India contest, Google India announced Vaidehi Reddy as the winner of this year's Doodle design competition. The winner was chosen amongst 12 finalists.The winning Doodle titled "Natural and Cultural Paradise - Assam" will go live on the Google (India) homepage on...
  • Google launches standalone Messenger app for Android November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has released its new standalone messaging app for Android. Messenger from Google is a communications app that helps users send/receive SMS and MMS messages to/from any phone. Users can also send group texts as well as pictures, videos and audio messages to contacts. Messenger is supported on devices...
  • Finally, Google starts rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Nexus devices November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has started to roll out the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, for Nexus devices including the Nexus 4,5,7 and 10. The company has confirmed the availability of Android Lollipop for Nexus devices in a tweet sent out from its Android handle that...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop review: This worthy upgrade brings security improvements, easier ways to view and respond to notifications November 13, 2014

    New York: Android's sweet new "Lollipop" flavour brings security improvements and easier ways to view and respond to notifications. The new Google software for mobile devices even lets you lend out your phone without worrying about a friend circulating your naked selfies on Facebook. I tested Lollipop on Google's new Nexus...
  • Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal: Pros and cons of mobile payment systems November 12, 2014

    New York: Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone? Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment...
  • Google Scholar: The search engine for scholarly literature turns 10 this month November 10, 2014

    Washington: Google Scholar, the free search engine for scholarly literature that has transformed the way scientists consult literature online, will turn 10 on November 18. According to a survey by the scientific journal Nature, nearly 60 per cent of scientists use the service - co-developed by an Indian-origin scientist at Google...
  • Google celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a video doodle November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google has posted a video doodle on its homepage which shows that the graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India at Rs 44,000 for 32GB, Rs 49,000 for 64GB November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Nexus 6 smartphone is now listed on the Google India Play Store at Rs 44,000 for the 32GB model; the 64GB variant will be available at Rs 49,000. The phones are listed as "coming soon", but there is, however, no information as to when they...
  • Google Glass may cause 'blind spots' in vision; could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the street November 6, 2014

    Washington: People wearing Google Glass may experience significant blind spots on their right side, which could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the street and playing sports, US researchers said Tuesday. Only three people were included in the analysis of the technology - which provides online access via a tiny...
  • Google Inbox review: Meant to make your life easier, but is complicated November 6, 2014

    New York: My first reactions to Google's new email app, Inbox, boiled down to one part frustration, one part irritation. It's meant to make your life easier, but it's more complicated to use than Google's Gmail app. With Inbox, you keep your Gmail email address and contacts. The Inbox app adds...
  • Google launches new Gmail app for Android; to be soon available for users in India November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has updated its Gmail app for Android with a new look and a few other handy improvements. The updated Gmail app has not yet made its way to the Google India Play Store. Google is rolling out the redesigned app in a phased manner, and is expected...
  • LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal November 5, 2014

    Seoul: LG Electronics said Wednesday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business. The deal covers patents on a "broad range of products and technologies" that already exist and will be filed in the next 10 years, the two...
  • Google Nexus 9 review: The biggest advantage is its price November 4, 2014

    Google's new Nexus 9 offers as pure of an Android experience as you can get - which means driving you to Google services. Read on to know what's new in the Nexus 9 and how well it fares against the competition. What's new The Nexus offers you a taste of Lollipop,...
  • Google launches Indian Language Internet Alliance; showcases Hindi voice search November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has announced the creation of Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), in partnership with leading Indian technology and content companies, to promote the growth of of Indic-language content on the Internet. Network 18 is one of the founding members of this initiative and is represented by IBN Khabar...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 listed on Flipkart as 'coming soon' November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Nexus 6 smartphone is now listed on the e-commerce website Flipkart.com as "coming soon". There are, however, no pricing details mentioned on the listing page. The Nexus 6, which looks a blown-up version of the recently launched Moto X (2nd Generation), comes with a 5.96-inch...