• AI Is Still in Its Formative Years

    AI Is Still in Its Formative Years

    These solutions have enabled new AI applications ranging from computational science to voice based digital assistants like Alexa and Siri.However, as far as we have come in such a short period of time, we still have much further to go to realize the true benefits of AI.
  • A Google Maps mistake filled this tiny Norwegian village with confused tourists

    A Google Maps mistake filled this tiny Norwegian village with confused tourists

    The culprit appears to be Google Maps, which has been sending travelers to the settlement, their cars and minibuses apparently clogging up its narrow roads.One resident told local media they’ve sent “hundreds of tourists away in no uncertainty that they’re on the wrong side of the fjord.
  • Google's Fuscia OS Now Has a User Interface

    Google's Fuscia OS Now Has a User Interface

    The new OS, codenamed "Fuscia" and in development since at least August 2016, now has a partially built user interface available for download on Github, ExtremeTech reports.Instead of recently used apps, you'll see "story cards" that can include apps and other "modules" grouped around common themes, Ars reports.
  • 26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

    26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

    Just click or, if you are signed in to Google Maps on the desktop, click the hamburger menu > Your places > Maps > Create Map.If you want to see your past Maps search, click the box next to "Maps" and then the magnifying glass at the top of the screen.
  • Google's Project Treble to Speed Up Android Updates

    Google's Project Treble to Speed Up Android Updates

    Since Pixel phones are designed and supported by Google, they run a version of the OS with few modifications.That lengthy process means Android is woefully fragmented compared to iOS, a fragmentation that reportedly makes Google quite upset.
  • Charter's Wireless Play

    Charter's Wireless Play

    The good news is that this deal lets Charter get quick access to wireless without competing with Comcast.The important question going forward is this: Will Comcast and Charter be successful with wireless this time around?
  • Full Android to Arrive in Cars Within 2 Years

    Full Android to Arrive in Cars Within 2 Years

    No, not Android Auto, the interface that allows you to project parts of your phone's screen on an in-dash display—that's already in many cars on the road today.And it is luxury vehicles where Android, like most new technology in the car industry, will first appear.
  • The Google Assistant might come to iOS and GE appliances

    The Google Assistant might come to iOS and GE appliances

    In March, the company unveiled an unfinished and buggy developer preview of Android O, the successor to Android 7.Rumors suggest Google is looking to add mesh Wi-Fi networking features to Home — basically a combination of Google Wifi and Google Home.
  • Google could unveil new high-end 'WorldSense' VR headset at I/O 2017

    Google could unveil new high-end 'WorldSense' VR headset at I/O 2017

    In March, the company unveiled an unfinished and buggy developer preview of Android O, the successor to Android 7.Rumors suggest Google is looking to add mesh Wi-Fi networking features to Home — basically a combination of Google Wifi and Google Home.
  • Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

    Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

    You'll need to pair the "OK Google" command with GE's "Geneva Home" command to preheat your oven via voice.So say "OK Google, tell Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 350 degrees" or "OK Google, tell Geneva Home to set the oven timer for 10 minutes" or "OK Google, ask Geneva Home how many dishwasher pods are left.
  • Android O Will Thwart Battery-Draining Apps

    Android O Will Thwart Battery-Draining Apps

    The new Android version, codenamed Android O, is now available as a beta, and the finished version will probably roll out to devices some time this year.Other back-end improvements will help Android O launch apps faster with no additional programming work from their developers.
  • E-Commerce  Gets the Einstein Treatment

    E-Commerce Gets the Einstein Treatment

    The standing conception of e-commerce is that it's technology we access to make online purchases.The paragon and exemplar of e-commerce is Amazon, which went public 20 years ago and continues to define the possible, along with Apple and Alibaba.
  • New Features Make Google Home a Worthy Echo Rival

    New Features Make Google Home a Worthy Echo Rival

    The Home seemed likely to be a powerful competitor for Amazon Echo given the resources at Google's disposal.Its coolest tricks required not only a commitment to Google's media platforms, but Google hardware like the Chromecast.
  • How Google Assistant on Google Home is outclassing Amazon’s Alexa

    How Google Assistant on Google Home is outclassing Amazon’s Alexa

    When Google launched Assistant, its artificially intelligent Amazon Alexa competitor, it had hardly any third-party support.Now — about six months after Google Home’s debut — Amazon may still have more third-party skills, but Google Assistant is matching and outclassing Alexa in all its other features.
  • The End Is Near for Google's Blob Emoji

    The End Is Near for Google's Blob Emoji

    The redesign process, detailed in an article in Fast Company this week, took so long in part because Google's current set of emoji appear very different from the round ones you'll find on the internet or messages on your iPhone.To many people, Google's current blob-shaped emoji, which you'll find everywhere from Hangouts conversations to the Android keyboard, look ugly.
  • Ford Enables CarPlay, Android Auto on 2016 Models

    Ford Enables CarPlay, Android Auto on 2016 Models

    An update to Ford's infotainment system will bring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to all of its 2016 model year cars, the automaker announced on Friday.And Android Auto and CarPlay offer many more features besides navigation, from access to streaming music to the ability—via CarPlay only—to talk to Siri, Apple's personal voice assistant.
  • Verizon Aims to Help Firms Get Up Close and Personal With Customers

    Verizon Aims to Help Firms Get Up Close and Personal With Customers

    Apps developed with this SDK will transition customers using a company's self-service mobile app directly to a live agent.It "provides APIs and sample code that can be used by the app to interface with the Verizon platform and the enterprise.
  • Google's AlphaGo AI Beats Human Go Champion

    Google's AlphaGo AI Beats Human Go Champion

    A Google artificial intelligence algorithm on Tuesday inched closer to once again claiming the title of world champion of the ancient Chinese game of Go, besting its human opponent in the first match of a best-of-three championship.The algorithm, called AlphaGo, is the brainchild of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence research arm of Google parent company Alphabet.
  • Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV

    Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV

    That's why Comcast not only has introduced Xfinity Mobile, which is its new wireless service, but also is getting ready to launch its own IPTV service, Xfinity Instant TV.In the last decade, IPTV entered the picture, and that started to eat away at traditional cable TV's market share.
  • Google Brings Machine Learning to Online Marketing Assessment

    Google Brings Machine Learning to Online Marketing Assessment

    Part of a series of new measurement tools introduced at Google Marketing Next, Google Attribution aims to help marketers determine what is driving consumers to make their online purchasing decisions.Page-loading time is an important factor in terms of how long advertisers have to hook a consumer online, Ramaswamy said.