• Google Assistant Gets Santa Tracker, Holiday Jokes

    Google Assistant Gets Santa Tracker, Holiday Jokes

    As Android Police reported on Friday, the search giant's digital assistant can now track Santa, tell holiday jokes, and spin the dreidel for you.Nick's location.
  • Google-Owned DeepMind to Set Up Shop in US

    Google-Owned DeepMind to Set Up Shop in US

    Google-owned artificial intelligence lab DeepMind is setting up shop in the US.The London-based firm last week advertised a new job as an applied research scientist in Mountain View, Calif.
  • 2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    Artificial intelligence will be having a big coming out party in 2017.A growing number of companies are using AI in their advertising and marketing in a bid to attract early investors and media attention.
  • Softbank Pumps $1B Into Global Web Access Race

    Softbank Pumps $1B Into Global Web Access Race

    Softbank has cut a check for US$1 billion to OneWeb, which plans to build a constellation of satellites to provide Internet access to underserved parts of the world, the companies announced Monday.The company plans to start with a fleet of 750 satellites.
  • 10 Must-Have Android Apps for 2017

    10 Must-Have Android Apps for 2017

    What it does cover are the apps that you should install on your Android phone or tablet as soon as it comes out of the box.When I'm not divining the 10 best Android apps, I'm usually testing Android security apps.
  • Google to Launch Two Android Wear Flagship Watches Early Next Year

    Google to Launch Two Android Wear Flagship Watches Early Next Year

    According to The Verge who hosted an interview with Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear, Google will indeed launch two flagship Android Wear smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017.To sum it up, think of these flagship watches as Nexus devices, instead of Google’s lone creation.
  • Amazon, Google Offer 99-Cent Movie Rentals

    Amazon, Google Offer 99-Cent Movie Rentals

    Whether you're opening gifts with family, devouring ham with friends, or watching the football game alone this Christmas, Google and Amazon are making the days merry and bright with 99-cent movie rentals.Visit the Google Play store or head over to Amazon Video, where you can download one movie per account for less than a dollar.
  • Google, Chrysler Tease Android-Based Infotainment System

    Google, Chrysler Tease Android-Based Infotainment System

    Ahead of this week's CES, Fiat Chrysler today teased an infotainment system running Android 7.That customization gives Google and Android Auto a leg up on CarPlay from Apple, which likes to tightly control its products.
  • Leak Tips Asus Zenfone AR, Second Google Tango Phone

    Leak Tips Asus Zenfone AR, Second Google Tango Phone

    It appears that someone at Qualcomm hit the "publish" button a bit early today and posted a blog post that tipped the Asus ZenFone AR, the first Tango-enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.It has since been removed, though a cached version is still live, but it detailed a smartphone that taps into Google's Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms.
  • Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which wireless carrier is best?Many studies are undertaken every year, and while they are interesting and accurate, they often are not that useful in selecting the best carrier for you.
  • Here's the List of New Devices That Support Google Daydream

    Here's the List of New Devices That Support Google Daydream

    With the latest announcement, the ZTE Axon 7, Huawei Mate 9 Pro (not the Mate 9) and Porsche Design Mate 9, as well as the ASUS-made ZenFone AR are all ready to support Daydream and all of the available apps from Google Play.Additionally, Huawei is working on its own Daydream headset (pictured above) which will be available later this year exclusively for Huawei devices.
  • Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much

    Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much

    Games -- including such titles as Monster Strike, Fantasy Westward, Cash Royale and Pokemon Go were among the top-grossing apps, Apple said.The Apple App Store now lists 2.
  • Medium Slashes Staff, Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model

    Medium Slashes Staff, Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model

    Promoted Stories, which the company launched in beta last year, will be impacted, while Memberships, which allows publishers to post under a subscription model, will not, a source familiar with the firm told the E-Commerce Times.Key metrics in 2016, including readership and published posts, were up 300 percent compared with the prior year, Williams noted.
  • Atlassian Scoops Up Trello for $425 Million

    Atlassian Scoops Up Trello for $425 Million

    It has attracted a broad range of customers, from the United Nations to Google, John Deere and National Geographic.The acquisition will allow Trello to leverage investments in research and development to enhance the product, according to Trello CEO Michael Pryor.
  • Facebook Launches Paris Startup Garage to Promote Entrepreneurs in Europe

    Facebook Launches Paris Startup Garage to Promote Entrepreneurs in Europe

    The Startup Garage will provide a six-month program of mentorship and assistance for new companies.About10-15 data-related startup firms will occupy up to 80 desks at the Station F campus.
  • Apple to Jack Up App Prices in UK

    Apple to Jack Up App Prices in UK

    Changes in pricing at the UK App Store are due to the declining value of the British pound since the UK's vote last year to leave the European Union.News of the app price hikes coincided with the UK Office of National Statistics' announcement that inflation in the country has surged 1.
  • Google App Now Caches Searches for When Your Connection Sucks

    Google App Now Caches Searches for When Your Connection Sucks

    However, with the company’s latest announcement of device caching for search results, your queries will become available as soon as connection is reestablished.To sum it up, should you begin a search with no data connection, you’ll see the same “cloud with line through it,” indicating that you are offline and no results can be provided.
  • Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform Expands Cloud Options

    Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform Expands Cloud Options

    The new OpenShift Container Platform and service gives Red Hat customers an easy way to adopt and use Google Cloud as a public of hybrid cloud environment, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.Among the new capabilities in the latest version of OpenShift Container Platform: The OpenShift Container Platform upgrade adds the capacity to search for projects and project details, manage project membership, and more via a more streamlined Web console.
  • 'OK, Google' Arrives on Vizio TVs, Speakers

    'OK, Google' Arrives on Vizio TVs, Speakers

    The Vizio integration marks the latest addition of third-party device support to what is a growing, but still quite limited Google Home ecosystem.To take advantage of it, in addition to a Vizio SmartCast TV or speaker set, you'll need to also be watching or listening to content from a Google Home-supported service.