So you're fed up with Google, and you've got a litany of reasons. More now than ever. You don't even have to explain—we're just here to help you crawl out from under the shadow of the big G, step by step. More »
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Today, we review Sony's lifelogging SmartBand wearable, investigate the ins and outs of 3D printing, learn how to escape the clutches of the internet and take a look atSportsCenter'snew home. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
Although technically still in the beta phase of development, anyone with the right wallet size can nowbuy Google Glassin the US. The UK has had little exposure to the eminent wearable outside ofspecial projects, but Google's decided it's time to let Brits get in on the fun, too.
Today, we review Garmin's new Forerunner 15 sports watch, learn how to escape social media, watch a sniper hit his target while looking in another direction and hear what our readers have to say about the new HTC One. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
Dan has summoned the team together to deliver some important news, so we have a full house today. With 65 episodes under the belt, the Eurocast is joining the likes of theHD podcastand taking a hiatus. We're restructuring how we deliver news outside the website proper and as they say, "when it's time to change, you've got to rearrange.
We've heard plenty about Apple's CarPlay, but what about Android Auto ? Finally getting its moment in the spotlight now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is arriving, the dashboard-takeover isn't actually available on any production car quite yet, but I was able to take an early look at the LA Auto Show inside a new 2015 Hyundai Sonata .
AS A service, Google has become indispensable to people's interactions online. As a business worth $400 billion after 16 years, its success has been breathtaking. Yet in terms of management, it has set up radically different ways of organising itself from those of traditional businesses. Few people have focused on this. Now two of Google's architects have analysed what they think worked and why.
the company started answering more and more complex questions in that box (for example, it could answer a question like "Who played Maleficent?" as well as something like "How many people in the U.S.?").users don't have to actually click on the link to quickly and easily find the info they need.
“Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon,” Schmidt says."The reality is that Google works very differently from other companies that have been called gatekeepers and regulated as such," he says. " No one is stuck using Google.
To learn more about what Martinis will be working on with Google, read the rest ofWorking at Google brings some amazing perks, besides the on-the-surface benefits like limitless free food and beautiful office spaces Wired's Klint Finley talked to John Martinis , a physics professor from the University of California Santa Barbara who just got hired to lead Google's quantum computing hardware effort
It has been scientifically proven that people work better with white noise in the background. This site replicates the sound of a coffee shop to achieve the perfect combination of calm and commotion. It'll help you get your creative juices flowing so you won't feel stuck.
Right now, it's possible to buy a domain name using Google services. You can start the process on Google's own pages, process the transaction throughGoogle Walletand manage that domain throughGoogle Apps-- but you didn't actuallybuythat domain from Google. That's about to change.
Following Google's encrypted email revelations , Comcast has followed in step with the announcement that it will start encrypting its subscribers' email, keeping them secure in a digital world lacking privacy. The encryption is said to be currently in testing, and that it'll be rolling out soon.
Google is about to determine the future of smartwatches. Whenit announcedAndroid Wear-- its new platform for wearable technology (watches in particular) -- I was in London for an industry trade show, along with a number of wearables manufacturers. I'm not sure the timing was deliberate, but there's no doubt the mood in the room changed once the news broke.
Google's enemies appear to have persuaded the European Union to reopen its inquiry into whether the search giant uses its status as a de facto monopoly to hurt rival businesses. Google has a roughly 90% dominance of search in Europe. The probe could expand to cover Android , too, the Guardian reports.
At this year's I/O conference, dozens of early adopters could be seen throughout the crowd wearing Google Glass. But the company's wearable display was noticeably absent from one important part of I/O — the main stage. During Google's nearly three-hour presentation at its annual conference, the company rolled out a lengthy list that summarizes its big priorities and announcements for the year.