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  • You can soon get a facelift surgery done using Google Glass 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Washington: The world's first plastic surgery procedure performed using Google Glass has shown promising use of the eye-wearable device in plastic surgery. Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery - with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety, researchers report. "Google Glass is...
  • Google+ likely to be split; Photos and Hangouts may soon be separated 19 hours 4 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Google Inc's Bradley Horowitz will run the company's Photo and Streams products, in a move that indicates the company may be reorganizing its Google+ social networking site. Horowitz, vice president of product management since 2008, announced the move in a Google+ post late on Sunday. "It's important to me that these...
  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • MWC 2015 highlights: From Samsung and HTC's flagship phones to Facebook and Google's big plans 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    New York: High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look...
  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show 2 days ago

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...
  • Google Chrome will now warn you about sites that prompt unwanted software downloads 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new feature for its web browser, Chrome, which shows warning if a user visits a site that encourages download of unwanted software. A red warning popup tells warns the user that the site ahead 'might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm...
  • Huawei's smartwatch promotional videos pop online hours before MWC 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Just hours before the Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off, videos of Huawei's smartwatch have been spotted online that showcase the construction and usage of the luxurious digital watch. One video by Huawei device features the 'timeless design story' of the smartwatch, while another appears more like a commercial...
  • Google re-allows porn on Blogger 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Google has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users. Google will instead "step up enforcement" of its existing policy prohibiting commercial porn, Jessica Pelegio, the company's social product support manager, wrote on Google Product Forums on Friday. Bloggers can continue...
  • Google to show ads for apps in Android app store; strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones, tablets 4 days ago

    California: Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most...
  • Google experimenting with Reader Mode for Chrome that removes unnecessary clutter for easy reading 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google is experimenting with what seems like a reading mode for its Chrome browser that will make online-reading pleasing to the eyes. Google Chromium Evangelist Francois Beaufort laid out early versions of Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile in a post on Google Plus. The Reader Mode is...
  • Free online storage limit on Google Play Music increased from 20,000 to 50,000 songs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has expanded the music storage limit on Google Play Music. Users can now store 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them to their phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. Google would earlier let users store up to 20,000 songs for free. To store music online, users need...
  • Gmail now available in Burmese, the email's 74th language 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service. "As a country of 53 million, Myanmar's recent opening-up has triggered an explosion of people coming online," Google product manager Brian Kemler said in a blog post. "As recently as 2011,...
  • BlackBerry working with Google to secure Android devices 5 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it is working with Google to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google's Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. In November, BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile technology industry players, broadening the...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Google announces 'Android for Work' with secure business apps designed for professionals 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal and...
  • Google tests live chat service for businesses in search results 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly testing a service that lets businesses listed in its search results to have live chat with users. The feature shows whether a business is currently available and immediately launches the chat via Google Hangouts. The service resembles Path Talk's direct messaging platform with local businesses that...
  • Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race with 81.5% market share 6 days ago

    Washington: Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 per cent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday. Despite Apple's late surge on its newly released iPhones, the California giant saw its market share for the year drop...
  • Reddit, Google crack down on nudity; ban explicit photos, videos on their sites 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Facebook chat, Google chat from Outlook.com in coming weeks 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft's email service-Outlook.com has sent an email to all its users that it was removing Facebook chat and Google chat support from its service. The company said that in the upcoming weeks it will discontinue support for the popular chats in a bid to push its own Skype chatting...
  • Google starts rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Android One phones in India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Android One users in India have a reason to rejoice now. Google has started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Android One handsets in India. "To those with Android One phones in India, here's where we are with the over-the-air (OTA) update that will bring Android Lollipop to...
  • Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to push Wallet service; aims to take on Apple Pay 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending beyond the...
  • Google executive hints at a new Chromebook Pixel that will hit the market 'soon' February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has confirmed that it is soon going to roll out its second-generation Chromebook Pixel, but there will only be a small number of the said device. Tech website, OMG Chrome, posted a video (now in private viewing mode) where Google's Renee Niemi, Director of the Android and...
  • Gmail's auto-complete glitch sending mails to unintended contacts February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Gmail users have been reportedly hit by what seems like a bug in its 'auto-complete' feature that is sending e-mails to the wrong contacts. The auto-complete feature ideally inserts names of people in the 'To' field whom the user has frequently e-mailed. However, the bug seems to be prioritising...
  • Google mobile search now shows latest, relevant posts from news sources February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated its mobile search with a 'carousel' feature that shows recent posts related to any topic of search from news sources. The search feature not only gives a link to the publication, but also highlights that publication's latest stories. For example if you search for hospitals, it...
  • French minister asks Google, Facebook, Twitter to investigate, remove terrorist propaganda content from the web February 22, 2015

    San Francisco: The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when an investigation is underway we don't want to go through the usual government to...
  • US judge dismisses lawsuit against Google for making own search engine default app in Android phones February 22, 2015

    New York: A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Google of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers that use its Android operating system to make the search engine company's own applications the default option. Consumers claimed that Google required companies such as Samsung to favor Google apps such as YouTube...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop lets you change some device settings with 'OK, Google' voice command February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Those who love to instruct voice commands to their Android phones but have to provide manual input to tweak system settings now have a reason to smile. Android Lollipop lets you change some of the phone's settings based on voice inputs. Saying aloud "OK, Google. Turn on WiFi" can...
  • Nations need to engage in online marketing of anti-IS messages to combat jihadist propaganda: Experts February 21, 2015

    Washington: The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. Experts say governments must engage in corporate-style marketing if they are to combat the Islamic State, which...
  • Volvo to bring driverless cars on roads in 2017 February 21, 2015

    Stockholm: Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years. "Volvo Cars has designed a complete production-viable autonomous driving system," Peter Mertens, head of Volvo's research and development said in a statement. "The key to making...
  • After Google Glass and Apple Watch, now come wearable tomatoes February 19, 2015

    Tokyo: As the world's electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday, unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The "Tomatan" is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend's...