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  • Google gears up to fight Apple Watch, releases major Android Watch update 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Apple Watch gets closer to the wrists of the consumers, Google is leaving no stone unturned to highlight its own Android Wear watches to garner interest. The search giant has released a major update to its Android Wear smartwatches adding more functionality to the wearable devices. The...
  • You can now download your entire Google search history. Here's how 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: For those online researchers and casual surfers who always want to go back to what exactly they studied or read on the web but forgot to bookmark, Google has introduced a download feature for search history. The feature was mentioned by the search giant last year and...
  • Why Google pays its employees 'unfairly' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Considered one of the world's best companies to work for, why is it that search giant Google doesn't pay its employees fairly even as it continues to grow impressively without losing its best people to rivals? In his new book titled- Work Rules!- SVP of Google's People Operations...
  • Balloon-powered Internet: Google's Project Loon gets closer to launch 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's longstanding initiative to provide Internet through a balloon is all set to afloat in the air for more locations and offer access to the World Wide Web to people in remote locations where the basic mode of modern communication is still unavailable. Project Loon -balloon powered Internet for...
  • WhatsApp now lets you backup conversations to Google Drive. Here's how you can do it 2 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its Android app that lets you backup your conversations to Google Drive, a feature that had been long requested by users. While there already had been an offline conversation backup option, the online backup feature is more convenient. It is available...
  • Google hires new sheriff to keep watch over the wilds of the Internet 2 days ago

    Mountain View: Austrian-born Gerhard Eschelbeck has ranged the British city of Oxford; cavorted at notorious Def Con hacker conclaves, wrangled a herd of startups, and camped out in Silicon Valley. He now holds the reins of security and privacy for all-things Google. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Eschelbeck spoke of using...
  • Google revolutionises its search 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google search on Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The web titan said that the 'mobile-friendliness' of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online searches done using mobile...
  • Google's April Fool's prank broke site's own security 3 days ago

    New Delhi: While Google was playing a prank on its users on April Fool's Day with its practical, digital jokes, one of its own pranks put to risk the site's security. When users visited Google's homepage on April 1, they were greeted with entire content displayed backwards. However, researchers at...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results 3 days ago

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • Want to stay on top of Google search? Make your websites mobile-friendly 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released on Tuesday, will favour websites that Google defines as...
  • Yahoo revises search partnership with Microsoft, gets more control 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo and Microsoft forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo...
  • Finding your lost Android phone is now just a Google search away 4 days ago

    New Delhi: If you misplace your Android phone in the car or leave it somewhere around the house, search engine giant Google can now help locate the smartphone. Using Google search on a desktop, users need to type in 'Find my phone' and an approximate location of the device will be...
  • What all Google is doing wrong, according to the European Union 4 days ago

    New York: The European Union (EU) slapped Google with antitrust charges on Wednesday, saying it is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products Here are the major allegations: - The EU says Google is unfairly favouring its own comparison-shopping service in general search results. A person searching for,...
  • Google rolls out Android for Work app 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring in more security to work data and allowing the flexibility to get work done on Android devices, Google has finally rolled out its Android for Work app providing users with the option to separate office data from personal data on their devices. The...
  • Google's new handwriting input tool lets you draw emojis, text on Android devices 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has extended its handwriting input tool to Android apps and users with the 4.0.3 version of the Android software will now be able to put text into any app by writing onto the device screens. The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 distinct scripts and the interesting...
  • Google abuses its Internet search domination, alleges EU; also to probe Android 5 days ago

    Brussels: The European Union's executive hit Google with an official antitrust complaint on Wednesday that alleges the company abuses its dominance in Internet searches and also opened a probe into its Android mobile system. The move massively raises the stakes in the highest profile antitrust case in Europe and could lead...
  • Google Nexus 4 users start getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google, reportedly, has started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to its over two-year-old Nexus 4. The over-the-air update measures 174.5MB and is being rolled out to users in a phased manner. The update, apparently, has not reached users here in India yet. While Google claims improved performance...
  • Google's new program will develop family-friendly apps 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google Play has introduced a new program for developers to design apps which are family-friendly. The 'Designed for Families' program is Google's aim at developing apps that are focused on families and children. Developers will be required to carefully tailor their apps to provide high quality, age appropriate...
  • Ex-employee explains the biggest difference between Google and Facebook 6 days ago

    New Delhi: They are two of the biggest tech companies; both associated with communication with technology and working on the core idea of providing information. But, what is the biggest difference between the two? How exactly Google and Facebook differ in their ideologies and execution? Only someone who has seen...
  • Hackers take down Google Malaysia home page 6 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur : Internet users were denied access to Google Inc's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker." The company has reached out to the organization that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google...
  • Google Malaysia service disrupted by hackers 6 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Internet users were denied access to Google's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker". The company has reached out to the organisation that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google Malaysia spokesperson said...
  • Why early Google users didn't google and how Google fixed the issue with a copyright symbol 1 week ago

    Early Google users didn't search. Back in the year 2000 this strange problem perplexed Google employees. After all Google was a search engine and users were expected to type in what they were looking for in that search bar to take them to the results page. As much as the problem...
  • The BR Ambedkar doodle isn't India only; also on Google home pages in 7 other countries 1 week ago

    To mark the 124 birth anniversary of the Father of the Indian Constitution, Google has posted a doodle on its home pages in 8 countries around the world. The BR Ambedkar doodle is visible on Google's country-specific home pages across three continents - Argentina, Chile, India, Ireland, Peru, Poland, Sweden...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as tech chief 1 week ago

    Washington: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology operations, according to the source,...
  • Pohela Boishakh: Google doodles Bangla New Year 1 week ago

    Pohela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar. The day is marked on April 14 in Bangladesh and on April 15 in India. Pohela means 'first' and Boishakh is the first month of the Bengali calendar. Google is marking the Bangla New Year's Day with a doodle on its...
  • 'Ok Google' Trusted Voice smart lock feature rolling out to Android Lollipop users 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Google's Trusted Voice smart lock feature that allows users to unlock devices with their voice is being rolled out to Android Lollipop users. While the feature was introduced with Google Play Services 7.0 last month, it wasn't visible in the app settings just yet. However, multiple users of the...
  • B. R. Ambedkar's 124th birthday: His thoughts on democracy, untouchability, gender equality 1 week ago

    On Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India. Ambedkar...
  • Here's how you can get an advance preview of YouTube's new design April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: YouTube is undergoing a design change and while not everyone will be able to see the tweaked appearance of Google's video site, here are some of the changes noted after a little exercise. The new design replaces the solid control bar with a gradient, simplifies icons, and tweaks...
  • Facebook, Google dominate smartphone apps April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook and Google apps are dominant on smartphones in the US, according to a new finding by comScore. comScore's latest smartphone app ratings have found that several Facebook and Google-owned apps feature in the top 15 spots. Among US smartphone users age 18 and up, 71.2 per cent had the...
  • Google Android Lollipop OTA update bricks Nexus 7, Nexus 5 April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As Google started rolling out its software's latest version, Android Lollipop, onto more devices, users have flocked its forums complaining about devices becoming unusable following the Android OTA update. Several people have reported that their Nexus 7 devices bricked after updates to various versions of Android Lollipop. Some of...