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  • CEO Larry Page puts Sundar Pichai in charge of Google's major products, services 6 hours 28 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products. The India-born executive will have oversight over products such as search, maps, Google+, commerce, advertising and infrastructure, according to a Google spokesman. Six executives who previously reported...
  • Google partners with Oxford University to accelerate artificial intelligence efforts Yesterday

    Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxford's computer science and engineering departments, the company...
  • Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Google letters are orbiting the red planet in a doodle to commemorate India's Mars Orbiter Mission completing one month in Mars orbit. Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) PSLV C25 launched the Mangalyaan from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013. On September 24, 2014 the Mars Orbiter Mission reached...
  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...
  • Google unveils new email service dubbed 'Inbox' 2 days ago

    San Jose: Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method...
  • India has the highest number of smartwatch owners, second highest number of Google Glass owners 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The...
  • Most Indians feel smartphones important part of life: Survey 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The findings...
  • HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet coming to India at Rs 28,900; listed on Google India Play Store 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The recently launched HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet is listed on the Google Play Store in India. Only two of the four variants of the Nexus 9 tablet are listed online - with the 16GB WiFi-only model (the basic version) priced at Rs 28,900 and the 32GB cellular model...
  • Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9 likely to be launched in India in November October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Signalling the growing importance of the Indian sub-continent for the search giant, Google may unveil its latest devices - Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 - here as as early as November along with the US and other developed markets. Google has announced the new devices a day ahead of...
  • Man using Google Glass 18 hours a day treated for Internet addiction October 16, 2014

    Paris: A 31-year-old American was treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device, doctors said. It is the first known case of Internet addiction involving Google Glass, a fledgling technology which provides online access via...
  • Which devices will be among the first to get Android 5.0 Lollipop October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has announced the availability of its latest mobile OS, Android 5.0 Lollipop, for Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be the first devices to come running Android Lollipop out-of-the-box, but the next-generation...
  • Turbo charging on the Nexus 6 can give you 6 hours of use on 15 minutes of charge October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Android Lollipop OS release, Google has unveiled three new devices - the larger Nexus 6 smartphone built in partnership with Motorola, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tablet in association with HTC and the Asus-made Nexus Player streaming and gaming device. One of the highlights of the new...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop: 10 highlights of the latest version of Google's Android operating system October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has unveiled its revamped Android software. The latest software is called "Lollipop (Android 5.0)" in keeping with Google's tradition of naming its Android upgrades after treats. According to Google, Android Lollipop "is built for the multi-screen world" and would also give developers the ability create apps for screens...
  • Why the Google-Motorola Nexus 6 is priced $300 more than the Google-LG Nexus 5 October 16, 2014

    The Google's new showcase smartphone, the Nexus 6, boasts a nearly 6-inch screen, eclipsing the 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus that Apple began selling last month. Google is charging a comparable price for the Nexus 6, with prices beginning at $649 for a phone without a wireless contract commitment....
  • Google Nexus Player: The Asus-made first Android TV device offers streaming, gaming October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Google, alongside the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, also announced the launch of a streaming media player for music, movies and videos, which can also allow users to play games via the Android TV device. Built in partnership with Asus, it is said to be a...
  • Google unveils the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet; prices start at $399 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has introduced its next-generation Nexus tablet. Named the Nexus 9, this new tablet has been built in partnership with HTC. Nexus 9 has brushed metal sides and features an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display. The Nexus 9 tablet will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of...
  • Google Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop launched: 5.96-inch display, 13MP camera, $649 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has finally unveiled the much-awaited Nexus 6 smartphone. The new Nexus is the sixth smartphone in the Google Nexus series and is the first Nexus smartphone made in partnership with Motorola. The Nexus 6, which looks a blown-up version of the recently launched Moto X (2nd Generation), comes...
  • Poodle bug: Beware! Hackers could take control of your email, banking, social networking accounts October 15, 2014

    Boston: Three Google researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. The discovery of "Poodle," which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy...
  • Is this the much-awaited Google 'Nexus 6' smartphone? October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Google reportedly will be officially unveiling the next-gen Nexus smartphone on Wednesday, but famous tipster @evleaks has given us an early look at what it claims is the upcoming Nexus smartphone, codenamed "Shamu". Google is said to have hired Motorola for manufacturing the "Nexus 6" smartphone, which reportedly...
  • Maharashtra polls: Raj Thackeray tops online popularity as Chavan, Fadnavis trail October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: As the state gets ready for a four-cornered electoral test on Wednesday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has emerged as the most popular politician online, according to a study. "Raj Thackeray has emerged as the most popular leader online leaving behind Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackrey," Google...
  • Google's 'Nexus 6' smartphone with a 5.9-inch display to be launched this month: Report October 12, 2014

    New York: In a bid to intensify competition in big-size smartphone segment, Google is all set to release its next phablet with a 5.9-inch screen and a high-resolution display this month. Named Shamu (killer whale), the new Nexus phone will be larger than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches) and...
  • India can be a tough market for Google's Android One October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Google's ambitious move to address the fragmented Android ecosystem with its Anrdoid One devices will help in redefining the affordable smartphone segment, but the Indian market will be a tough call for the US-based tech giant, feels research firm IDC. Last month, Google launched Android One range of...
  • Right to be forgotten: Google receives over 1,000 requests a day October 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is being swamped with demands from Europeans trying to erase humiliating links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine. Nearly 145,000 requests have been made in the European Union and four other countries by people looking to polish their online reputations, according to numbers the...
  • Japan court orders Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past October 10, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in a new "right to be forgotten" order following a landmark ruling in Europe. The Tokyo District Court ordered Google Japan on Thursday to remove search results that hinted at the man's relations with a...
  • Google doodles 'Malgudi Days' on RK Narayan's 108th birth anniversary October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: "Who's the man behind the book on our doodle in India? It's Malgudi's native son, famed Indian writer RK Narayan. Narayan is a well known pioneer of early Indian literature and set most of his stories in the fictional town of Malgudi. Happy 108th birthday to RK Narayan!,"...
  • Nokia's Here map comes to Android - but limited to Samsung Galaxy phones for now October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here Map app has finally made its entry into Android. The Here Map, which was earlier restricted to Windows phones and Nokia X series, is now available (in beta) for the Galaxy smartphones from Samsung. Owners of Samsung's Galaxy phones can download the Here map app, which...
  • Battle of the map apps: Which app is best for what October 8, 2014

    Chicago: Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway. Here's...
  • Google doodles adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's 100th birthday October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Commemorating ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl's 100th birthday, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage. Born on October 6, 1914, Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian adventurer, became notable for crossing the Pacific on a balsa log raft. He later detailed his harrowing 101-day voyage in the book Kon-Tiki. Experts scoffed...