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Google is finally ready to launch its Project Ara modular phone

Google has announced it will begin to ship early versions of its Project Ara modular smartphone from fall 2016. It has heavily revised the concept over the past year and has removed some of the most innovative modules, such as the processor and display.

Google introduces artificial intelligence assistant

The competition for an artificial intelligence app — to book appointments, tell you the weather or answer your phone calls — has increased with Google announcing it is developing several apps.

Google Chromebooks now more popular than Macs in the U.S.

Google's range of cloud-based Chromebook laptops is continuing to enjoy unforeseen success in the U.S. Google announced that Chrome OS will soon be able to run Android apps earlier this week and revealed Chromebooks recently outsold Macs in the U.S.

Google disables pressing backspace to go back in Chrome

Google has removed the "press backspace to go to the previous page" feature from experimental versions of Chrome after determining people frequently trigger it by accident in forms. After entering lines of data, hitting backspace can delete it all.

Google says Android N will reach a new level of 'excellence'

At its I/O developer conference this week, Google said it wants the next major Android release to achieve a "new level of product excellence." Android N will include greater performance and security, reworked multitasking and support for virtual reality.

Report: Google faces record €3 billion EU antitrust fine

Google will soon be hit with a record-breaking fine for violating European antitrust laws, a leading British newspaper reported Sunday.

Google Chrome to start blocking Flash content on every website

Google has outlined a proposal to start blocking Flash content altogether in its Chrome web browser. It already disables Flash content by default and is now planning to take this further. It wants to completely block Flash media, excluding only 10 sites.

Google plans smart eye implants

Google is working with the pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop so-called "smart eye" implants. This represents a continuation of Google’s medical device innovations.

Google Translate now lets you translate text in any Android app

Google has rolled out an update to the Google Translate app on mobile devices. It adds a new feature that lets you use Google Translate within other apps on your phone so you don't need to copy-and-paste text from messaging threads into Translator.

Microsoft going after Google Photos with 'digital memories' app

Since launching only a year ago, Google Photos has grown to be a huge and much loved service that is a firm favourite with Android users. Although Microsoft has its own Photos app, it looks like the company is now building a proper Google Photos rival.

Google's 'Parsey McParseface' is a tool to help AIs learn English

Google has introduced a new open-source machine learning technology to help computers understand the English language. In a nod to the 'Boaty McBoatface' name suggested for a UK research ship, Google has called the serious tool 'Parsey McParseface.'

Google's new iPhone keyboard lets you search the web while typing

Google has launched a new keyboard exclusive to Apple's iPhone. The keyboard resembles Apple's default one but includes direct access to Google's search engine and a large selection of GIFs and emoji. It makes it easier to access Google from iOS.

Google is building an Amazon Echo rival called 'Chirp'

Google is building a new consumer hardware device to rival Amazon's Echo, according to reports. The product will be an always-on voice controlled digital assistant, powered by Google Now. Amazon has seen a sales success with the Echo.

YouTube now lets you send messages to friends from its app

YouTube is building its own messaging system that will sit within the main YouTube app. The feature, available in early access to some users now, is designed to encourage you to share videos more often. You won't need to leave the app to contact friends.

Amazon unveils its own version of YouTube, Amazon Video Direct

Amazon has launched a new service to rival Google's YouTube in a surprise announcement today. Amazon Video Direct allows anyone to upload their own videos. The clips can be viewed by anyone with an Amazon account, or be limited to Prime subscribers.

Lenovo to demo a 'magic window' Project Tango smartphone in June

Lenovo has announced it will unveil the world's first Project Tango smartphone on June 9. Project Tango is developed by Google and brings augmented reality experiences to smartphone apps, letting your phone navigate the physical world around it.

Google is turning search results black in a major redesign

Google is testing a new core search experience that sees traditionally blue links turned black. The updated experience is visible only to a small subset of users and there's no word on whether Google intends to make it the default in the future.

World Jewish Congress slams YouTube over neo-Nazi videos

Berlin - The World Jewish Congress on Monday accused the German unit of YouTube of failing to stop neo-Nazis from using the online video channel to distribute thousands of anti-Semitic tracks.

Chromebooks to get millions of new apps from Android's Play Store

Google currently maintains two distinct operating systems, Android and Chrome OS. The company may be planning to tie the two together more closely than ever before though, letting the millions of Android apps run natively on Chromebook PCs.

Google.com 'partially dangerous,' according to Google

Google's homepage at google.com is unsafe, according to the search giant's own safe browsing search tool. Google's Transparency Report named its own homepage as a domain that could be hosting malware and "deceptive content" used by hackers.

2.1 million Android devices were infected by malware last year

Google has released its annual Android security report for 2015, revealing that over 2.1 million devices were infected by malware present in the Play Store last year. Google's own store front is supposed to be a secure way to find new apps.

EU to charge Google over Android on Wednesday: Sources

Brussels - The EU's anti-trust chief is widely expected to unveil anti-trust charges against Google's Android, the world's most popular mobile phone operating system, as she faces reporters on Wednesday.

Google Play Music now supports podcasts

Google has released an update for its Play Music streaming service that adds support for subscribing and listening to podcasts. The anticipated and much-requested feature can suggest recommended podcasts based on your interests.

Google Books get OK from U.S. Supreme Court

Washington - Google's massive book-scanning project cleared its final legal hurdle Monday as the US Supreme Court denied an appeal contending it violates copyright law.

Google's new tool lets you build your own photographic phone case

Google has announced a new online tool to let owners of its Nexus smartphones create truly unique cases featuring their own photo or map and overlay design. "My Live Case" rivals Motorola's similar Moto Maker, making phones more personal.

Save webpages to read later with Google's new Chrome extension

Google has quietly launched a new Chrome extension that lets you save webpages to the cloud for later reading. The extension rivals existing tools with the same purpose including Pocket, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote.

Google ending free Fiber Internet in Kansas City

Google is going to discontinue its free Internet service in Kansas City. Since the launch of Google Fiber, residents have been able to pay a one-time construction fee and then receive unlimited Internet access for free, a deal Google has decided to end.

Google may adopt Apple's programming language as Android default

Google could be planning to adopt Apple's open-source Swift programming language for use in building Android apps. Doing so would be a huge task requiring the rewrite of many existing code libraries but would free Google from its ongoing issues with Java.

Op-Ed: How will the Google 2016 algorithm change affect our content?

At the beginning of 2016, Google announced a core update of its famous Truth Algorithm. Since most of the real changes of the ranking metrics are still a secret, what the factual effects we experienced so far are, and how is this affecting our content?

Chrome to dethrone Internet Explorer as most popular browser

Google Chrome is now very close to becoming the world's most popular web browser. Internet Explorer and Google Chrome are about to swap places in the charts as Microsoft's aging browser continues to quickly fall out of favour with many consumers.
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