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 »
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.
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.
“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
What is a cute TV-headed creature doing just going around planets in the galaxy? Well, no one really knows and it is not important to know Qub's back story. What is important is for you to figure out how to help him escape the Twisty Planets, an award-winning 3D moving platform puzzle game that is now available on Android.
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.
Space Beats Saga is an arcade-style iOS game, and no it doesn't follow the story of an intergalactic DJ. It's deceptively straightforward: you're in a rocket traveling through the universe and you have to dodge cosmic rays that come in your path before you free yourself from the clutches of solar system and escape to outer space.
If you don't want the NSA to know anything about you, that's tough. If you don't want Google to know anything about you, that's also tough. The makers of the Epic Privacy Browser, a browser that protects your identity by sharing almost nothing about you with the Internet, thought they had figured out how serve up privacy while also making money on their app by selling ads.
Google's Nexus 9? Check. What about Android Lollipop and Parrot's super-fly Zik 2.0 headphones? We have you covered. Read on for the rest of our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including Taylor Swift's breakup with Spotify and our review of Google's set-top box, the Nexus Player.
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When you use Google, you are making a deal. You get to use Gmail and search and YouTube and Google Maps for free and in exchange, you agree to share information about yourself. Google gets to sell that information to advertisers. The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer.
The holiday shopping season seems to start earlier every year: Google says more than half of consumers will start making their holiday purchases before Thanksgiving. This year, it's trying to make it even easier for shoppers to get quick product information and price comparisons by expanding the format of its visual product listing ads (PLAs).
Google's recently launched Inbox mail app for iOS is still in its public beta phase, but after using it for a few weeks it's obvious the app is on its way to becoming something special. That is, if you're in the app's target demographic.
Google'sNexus linehas long stood as the company's ideal vision of its widely adopted, open-source Android operating system. The devices, be they smartphones,tabletsor evenone-off media streamers, are built in conjunction with select hardware partners and represent an ideal marriage of tech specs with an unadulterated version of Android.
Google's been caught up in an antitrust tango with the European Union for years, and since the EU hasn't been thrilled withthe search giant's attempted concessions, there might be an extreme new option on the table.