Google’s new Photos app has made great strides in facial and object recognition. So much so that the system itself is able to sort images according to categories without user input. However, nothing is perfect, as computer programmer Jacky Alcine discovered after he was tagged as being a gorilla in several photos.
If you are travelling to a foreign land soon, you might want to download the Google Translate app because the company recently updated it with better translation for normal conversations.
Google has access to some pretty interesting resources, and it puts these to good use. A video of how the Chrome OS team tests the responsiveness of the mobile browser has made an appearance; and it involves a machine with the suitable inappropriate name of Touchbot.
Ramadan has begun today, and Google is using its massive spread of technology to make it easier for those who are fasting. The technology giant has launched My Ramadan Companion, a service that integrates into Google Now – except that it is specifically tailored to provide information about the fasting month.
Google has a new wearable and no, it’s not something for everyday consumer. Instead, the wearable is a health-tracking device that can provide minute-by-minute data, perfect for clinical trials and drug tests.
Google has launched a new stream of called Youtube Newswire, which will feature verified eye-witness videos to be used as a resource for journalists around the world. The internet giant aims to curate a feed of the most newsworthy eyewitness videos of the day, which have been verified and are embeddable from the original sources.
It looks like Google has finally decided to offer free app of the week on its Play Store. The feature is similar to Amazon’s free app of the day, as well as App Store’s free app of the week whereby you can download a paid app for free within a certain period of time.
Google has announced a new set of tools for the Chromecast to allow developers to build a better second screen experience. The focus appears to be on interactivity, and it looks like Google wants developers to start building more multiplayer games for the Chromecast.
Virtual reality is neat but it is not easy to come out with VR contents as usually requires custom camera rigs. Since Google is very much into VR through its Google Cardboard platform, the company apparently has decided to tackle this issue with something that called as Jump which was just announced a short time ago […]
Google has not forgotten its low cost VR headset and will soon be offering an updated version of Google Cardboard for consumers. It will also be using the low cost of the the Cardboard VR headset to allow schools to take virtual reality field trips through its new Expeditions programme.
Google Now is about to get much, much smarter once Android M is here. The company has just showcased – at the ongoing Google I/O event – what Google Now will be capable of in the next iteration of Android. It will be focused on three aspects: context, answers, and actions. Now on Tap is […]
Internet of Things (IoT) or connected devices are all the rage these days and it is no surprise that Google also has its eyes on the subject. At the on-going Google I/O 2015 keynote, the tech giant has unveiled its take on IoT through what the company calls as the Project Brillo.
Google has one upped every other cloud storage service on the planet with its new Google Photos service. While it looks like just another cloud storage solution for photos, Google is drawing attention to it by offering unlimited free storage. Unlimited. Free. Storage.
Google has revealed details about its next mobile operating system: Android M. The new iteration of the OS focuses mainly on the quality of the user experience, and Google has been rethinking how users interact with Android. Android M doesn’t appear to have many new features, but instead gives users what they have been asking […]
Google seems to have something interesting planned for its 2015 Nexus devices. A recent rumour circulating the Internet is indicating that there will be two Nexus smartphones made by LG and Huawei this year. Curiously, the rumour is also indicating that there will be no Nexus tablet for 2015.
A lot of household items have gotten “smart” lately, your glasses, watch, weighing machine, and such, and it looks like plush toys are going down the same route. It has recently been discovered that several years ago, Google filed a patent for a connected toy that can interact with children and even show certain facial […]
Google is apparently preparing to release its own lightweight operating system for the Internet-of-Things. Codenamed Brillo, the operating system will be released under the Android Brand; which fuels the assumption that it is a reduced version of Android.
Security questions are often used as a second layer of authentication, usually in the event that a user forgets his/her password and requests a reset. However, a Google study has discovered that this method has some serious drawbacks in that secure answers to questions are not easy to remember, and that answers that are easy […]
Google has published a post mentioning that its self-driving cars have gotten into 11 accidents ever since it was tested on the road six years ago. However, before you assume that self-driving cars are not reliable, all 11 of the accidents were not the cars’ fault.