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Archive for the ‘google’ Category

A “smart” drinking glass is deemed a “win-win-win.”

Beer drinkers drink from a cup with an embedded microchip in its base that links to a smartphone app and sends data back to beverage companies and consumers get product promotions in return.

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Earlier this week, Google finally unveiled the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones that we knew were coming since earlier this year. It was a pretty big deal for Google as well as the wider industry, as Sundar Pichai and Rick Osterloh – someone we used to associate with Motorola – took to the stage to announce a new kind of Google. A Google that isn’t afraid to do things on their own, a Google that wants to own the letter “G” all over the world. With the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google have shown that “G” really is “for Google” and that Alphabet’s main earner is, without a shadow of a doubt, now a hardware company. The two devices have what it takes to be successful on paper, but there’s a lot at work here, and not everyone will be happy with the price, the design and perhaps even the features involved with the new Pixel and Pixel XL. Given that everyone is a little different, people will no doubt form their own opinions on the new devices, but let’s explore the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Interior design and decorating resource Houzz is the overall best Android app of the year, according to Google, which this evening announced the results of the first-ever Google Play Awards at its developer conference, Google I/O. While in previous years, the company had rounded up large numbers of apps for “Best of” lists, the new Google Play Awards instead follows Apple’s model of selecting winners across a variety of categories.

But where Apple chooses best apps for phone, tablet, and watch, along with selections like “most innovative,” Google took a somewhat different path. It selected 5 nominees across 10 categories, and didn’t differentiate between those built for tablet or phone.

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Google is set to allow its Chromebook laptops to run Android apps in a bit to take on Apple and Microsoft.

The laptops run a version of Google’s Chrome browser instead of an operating system like Windows – but until now have been unable to download apps.

According to  market research firm IDC, in Q1 of this year Chromebook shipments overtook Macs in the U.S.

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Google has introduced customizable cases for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus 6 smartphones. These cases can be customized by using a favorite photo or map location.

Users can give a customized appeal to the aforementioned Nexus phones by creating a Photos Live Case or Places Live Case. According to the official Android blog, the Photos Live Case can be customized by using a desired photo whereas the Places Live Case can be personalized by using a map location through Google’s webpage for Nexus Live Case.

 

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Google chief executive Sundar Pichai met with the European Union’s top anti-trust official Margrethe Vestager in an effort to narrow differences ahead of a landmark competition decision on the company. Sundar Pichai, a 43-year old from India, faces the task of improving attitudes towards Google in Europe, where national governments are pushing the EU to take a closer look at its dominance of the search engine market. A spokesman for Vestager confirmed the meeting, but refused to provide any further details of what was discussed. European competition officials have been investigating the US tech giant for years over alleged monopolistic practices involving its search engine but a solution has been elusive.

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Google yesterday revealed it sidelined more than 780 million ads deemed rude, dishonest or dangerous in 2015, in a leap from the 524 million targeted a year earlier.

“Some ads are just plain bad – like ads that carry malware, cover up content you’re trying to see, or promote fake goods,” Google senior vice president of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy said in a blog post.

“Bad ads can ruin your entire online experience, a problem we take very seriously.”

Google has a team of more than 1,000 people around the world devoted to fighting “bad ads,” and has armed them with sophisticated technology, said Ramaswamy.

Google disables ads for violating the California-based Internet giant’s policies.

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It’s no secret that India is experiencing absolutely explosive growth in the web and mobile spaces, on a scale practically unmatched in the world right now. Google has attempted to capitalize on this growth, with CEO Sundar Pichai’s first official trip to India culminating in an alliance with the local government to help get internet access to more of India’s population who are currently not connected. This does not necessarily mean more Google services users, however – to force that would be a violation of Net Neutrality, which we’ve seen can be a sore point for India. The recent trouble over Facebook’s Free Basics service is a good example of this mentality.

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In what may turn out to be an important breakthrough for Pakistan’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow – the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system – comes with support for Urdu language.

Earlier in September, the Silicon Valley-based technology giant unveiled two of its new ‘Nexus’ smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P along with Android 6.0, according to a post on ‘The Mobile Indian’.

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Google is in the midst of developing self-driving car technology, which includes a handful of now-infamous self-driving prototypes. Despite the investment and the small fleet egg-shaped test cars, the tech giant won’t in fact produce production cars itself. At least, according to a Reuters report out this morning.

“Google also does not intend to become a car manufacturer,” Google’s Philipp Justus told Reuters.

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