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Google j ust made it easier to prove you're not a robot. If you've every signed up for an online account or bought something online, you've probably encountered a CAPTCHA prompt, where you've been asked to type a portion of distorted text to prove you're not a spambot.
Several months ago, Google Maps added a Virtual Reality switch for their Street View platform. With this switch, users are able to view any Street View-enabled location with their Google Cardboard headset. What we've done here is to compile some of the most awesome places you're able to visit right this minute with your Android smartphone with (or without) a VR headset like Google Cardboard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly.
Open Android provides a fully functional mobile operating system and some scaffolding to build certain types of apps. Google develops open Android and publishes the code under an open source license, meaning anybody can take it and do whatever they want with it.But there's also another Android, which is most commonly called the Google Mobile Services platform, or GMS.
As much as the Internet is a font of knowledge (not exactly wisdom) for many of us, not everyone has the luxury of a good connection to take advantage of what the Internet has to offer. This is an impediment especially for interested Android app developers, as majority, if not all, of Google's resources, though free, are Internet-bound.
Click on the "share" button under anyYouTubevideo, and you'll get three simple options: Share (for a URL), Embed (for HTML code) and Email (take a guess), but Google's video streaming site is about to getonemore --animated GIF. YouTube hasn't officially announced the new feature, but it seems to be testing it on select channels.
Sony is indeed taking the lead in the Android TV push. In fact, all its 4K Smart TVs unveiled here at CES 2015 , and some of its HD line, runs Android TV to deliver apps and games in addition to live TV broadcast and video streaming. But Google's TV platform isn't the only highlight of this latest batch of 4K Smart TVs.
Google Cardboard enables its wearer to use a smartphone to enter the world of virtual reality. This week we got the chance to speak with Google's Andrew Nartker, product manager for Cardboard on what their latest grand re-opening means for the VR community and what "this little cardboard box" is able to do for developers and for viewers like you, the reader.
Google Search adds indexing of iOS apps for users on both Android and devices like iPhone and iPad. Developers will begin to be able to assure themselves a spot in the indexing limelight sooner than later as Google's search app brings ease in search to the masses. This search indexing will work for not only iOS and Android Google search apps, but Chrome as well.
Remember Timely? If you were using Google+ when it came out, you probably remember your feed being polluted with shares of the app’s link, which was an easy way to get in-app stuff. After its meteoric rise (which was really strange, since it’s really just an alarm clock app) Google purchased Bitspin, the studio behind Timely, and immediately made all the in-app content free.
Irked that advertisers are already trying topinpoint your phone's location? It might be even harder to escape their grasp if AdNear is successful. The ad intelligence group is experimenting withlocation-tracking dronesthat profile audiences in harder-to-reach areas (say, field concerts or pedestrian-only urban areas) by triangulating cellular and WiFi signals.
Chinese OEM star Xiaomi is indeed making its way to the US, but before you get your hopes up, we will let VP for International Business Hugo Barra dash them. In a press event at San Francisco, the former Google exec revealed some details about his new overlords' plans to conquer the country. And he made it pretty damn clear: smartphones and tablets are currently not in Xiaomi's US plans.
"How Google Works," the book written by Google's chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg, is full of interesting nuggets about the company. Harvard Business Review picked out one particularly compelling anecdote that sums up the culture at Google.
Google acquired Nest and then Dropcam , so it isn't much of a surprise that it might want more. If there was any doubt there, this latest patent, filed just months after the two acquisitions, would dispel all that. It might be deceptively called "Security Scoring in a Smart-sensored Home", but the message it sends is clear.
In fact, the most popular searches are a lot more basic.The clear winner around the world is "facebook," which is funny given that you could just as easily type facebook.com into a URL bar."google" and "youtube" are also popular and likewise amusing.Google Trends Below you'll find a list of the most popular terms in the U.S. in 2014 from Google Trends .
When we search for things on mobile devices, we want the search to be complete as fast as possible. Google has announced that it has improved the speed of its mobile search, but you may not notice the increase. Google says mobile search is now 100-150 milliseconds faster.