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Google releases Chrome Beta for Android today

Google updated its Chrome Beta for Android app today with a new look by implementing the new Material Design interface. A prominent feature in Google’s upcoming Android L, the company has started to update many of its Android apps and services with this new Material Design language.  The Google Play Store has received its makeover, […]

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Google Allegedly Buys Twitch For US$1 Billion

A report has been circling the internet indicating that Google has successfully bought over game streaming service Twitch. The news, originating from VentureBeat, claims that the deal has already been signed; at least according to sources close to the matter. Scant details have surfaced, although Youtube is said to be in charge of the deal […]

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Google Offers US$1 Million In Competition To Shrink Kilowatt Power Inverter

Google is partnering with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to open the Little Box Challenge. Teams are asked to shrink inverter technology, which changes direct current from power sources and changes it into alternating current for use in homes, office and cars. Most importantly, Google is offering US$1 million to the team that finds […]

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Google is Now Rolling Out A New Design to Play Store on Android Devices

It looks like Google is ready to roll out a new design to its Play Store for Android devices, the Mountain View company recently Tweeted that their latest update to the Play Store has just started rolling out, and should reach all Android devices in the coming days. The new design was leaked about two […]

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Google to Stop Calling Apps with In-App Purchases “Free” on Play Store

Here’s something I’m sure a lot of parents would wish for – Google, the European Commission and its Member States have recently agreed to not label apps as “free” when they contain in-app purchase. Google will also make it a default to require password input for all purchases but users are free to change that […]

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Google Street View Takes You on a Virtual Tour of the Kennedy Space Center

Looking for a way to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing? Here’s an idea: why not take a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the launch venue of the historic mission? Good thing is that you don’t need to travel all the way to Florida. Just use Google Maps’ Street View function.

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Google Project Zero Hires PlayStation 3 Hacker

Google’s new internet security programme, Project Zero, has unveiled its first big name. George Hotz, or better known as Geohot, has joined the team that is preparing to scour the internet for vulnerabilities and get to them before malicious hackers are able to exploit the weaknesses. Hotz will be joining what Wired is calling a […]

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Google and Udacity Aims To Get You Started in Android App Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity, the online educational organization to teach Android app development through a course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The course aims to get people up to speed on what it takes to be an Android app developer, or even as a mobile app developer in general. The course materials […]

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Google Announces Project Zero Division Dedicated To Internet Security

Google has had a eventful week, and it continued it with the unveiling of Project Zero. Mountain View is putting together a team solely dedicated to making the internet a safer place for all users. The idea is that the company has invested a large amount of resources in making their products secure against outside attacks, […]

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Google Rolls Out Update to its Mobile Apps – Maps, Play Games, Gmail, and More

Last week, Google announced that its latest Google Play Services, version 5.0, is finally available to devices worldwide. Google Play Services 5.0 comes with new API for Android Wear, Google Drive, Analytics, a whole lot of new Google play Games services, and more, and now, the company is beginning to roll out updates to its […]

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Google Updates Camera App, Adds Remote Shutter Capability for Android Wear

If you’re excited about Android Wear, here’s something to make you anticipate its arrival even more – Google has just updated its Camera app for Android, allowing users to use their Android Wear-powered smartwatch as a remote shutter; who needs monopods or “selfie sticks”?

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LG The First Smartphone Manufacturer To Join Google’s Open Automotive Alliance

After showing off a rather interesting integrated “Android Everything” approach at Google I/O this year, LG have announced that they would be joining the Open Automotive Alliance, being the first smartphone manufacturer to raise their hand at the chance to be a part of this initiative.

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Google Buys Songza Music Streaming Service

Google has acquired a music streaming service in the form of Songza. The buyout comes after some weeks of speculation on how the internet giant would respond to both Apple and Amazon making inroads to the music streaming service. Songza itself has the kind of technology and services that Google needs to compete as Google […]

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Google Search Update Now Lets You Say “OK Google” From Any Screen

The upcoming update for Google Search will allow users to use the “OK Google” hotword from any screen, and promises to learn your voice and pronunciation styles. This update is already rolling out to the Play Store, and should be available for Malaysian-based devices soon.

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Google I/O 2014: Android Everywhere! Roundup Of What I/O 2014′s Keynote Had To Offer

This year’s Google I/O keynote was a rather interesting one, Google showing the world how contextual awareness and voice commands could be integrated across various platforms with much elegance and success, how to make a UX have depth and even how to make a VR Headset from a bunch of cardboard and other bits and […]

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Google I/O 2014: All Developers To Leave I/O 2014 With… Cardboard?

It’s a well known fact that at I/O every year, developers are treated to a whole host of freebies to assist them in developing on the latest Android Platform but this year, aside from the wonderful gifts of the latest in Android Wear, including the oh so sexy Moto 360, Google gave every developer a […]

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Google I/O 2014: Google Joins The Health Push With The Google Fit Platform

Google has revealed its entry into the world of fitness apps at Google I/O 2014 last night. It will be joining the likes of Apple and Samsung who have been pushing the health tracking as major features of their smartphones. The difference is that Google Fit is a platform for other manufacturers and developers to […]

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Google I/O 2014: Google Drive For Work Provides Unlimited Storage

Google has expanded a new option for businesses who use the Google Drive service for storage. Cloud storage for enterprise users has been a big thing for some companies, with Microsoft going all out to integrate the Office 365 suite of productivity services. Google is following suit by offering unlimited storage for business users, for the […]

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Google I/O 2014: Android One Will Help Manufacturers Bring Low-Cost Smartphones To Developing Markets

Google is not content with only being in the hands of the current number of Android Smartphone users and wants to see one in the hands of everyone in developing markets as well. With the Android One Program Google has come up with a unified featureset and reference design that allows for manufacturers to create […]

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Google I/O 2014: Google’s New Look Is Called Material Design; Reinvigorates Android, Chrome and Beyond

At Google I/O 2014 Google have announced the beautiful new design language that will stretch across their entire portfolio from Android to Chrome OS and beyond.  The new interface is based on a “unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion.” According to Google, “Our material is grounded in tactile reality, inspired by our study of paper […]

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