Google

Show all Google: Reviews News

Latest

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

By

The next iteration of Android 7.0 N has been released in the form of a developer build, much earlier than usual. As such a name hasn't yet been unveiled and it looks like Google wants you to decide.Using the Google Opinion Rewards app the company has... >>

Watch Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat a professional Go player - twice!

Watch Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat a professional Go player - twice!

By

Google is showing off its powerful AlphaGo program by publishing videos and live-streams to its entire Google DeepMind Challenge Match series. Google bought DeepMind Technologies - an artificial intelligence company - for $650 million in January 2014.... >>

HTC could make Google's Nexus phones for the next three years

HTC could make Google's Nexus phones for the next three years

By

The Nexus smartphone for 2016 could be manufactured by HTC. That's a rumour that has been circulating for some time, but it could be the beginning of a new partnership spanning the next three years.According to sources of Chinese site MyDrivers, HTC... >>

Google begins rolling out LG Nexus 5X performance update

Google begins rolling out LG Nexus 5X performance update

By

The Nexus 5X was well-received, but improvements would be appreciated. It has been criticised for poor performance in day-to-day use - especially when compared to its fancier flagship sibling, the Huawei Nexus 6P. Thankfully, the LG Nexus 5X is getting... >>

Google hires 4chan founder for his expertise in online communities

Google hires 4chan founder for his expertise in online communities

By

The creator of 4chan just became a Googler. 4chan is a message board where users can post anonymously, with the most recent posts appearing above the rest. Chris Poole founded the site in 2003, basing it off 2channel, another board just for anime and... >>

Google Project Fi ditches the invite system, now open to all in US

Google Project Fi ditches the invite system, now open to all in US

By

Project Fi is no longer available by invite-only. Despite Google I/O 2016 being just around the corner, Google has made an announcement about Project Fi, which we expected to get an update on during the company's annual developer conference. The project debuted... >>

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

By

Google has a new payment app that's separate from Android Pay. Android Pay debuted in May 2015 and began rolling out in the US roughly four months later. It is now averaging 1.5 million new registrations each month. Despite the success of that initiative,... >>

Google will finally roll out Android Pay in the UK this month

Google will finally roll out Android Pay in the UK this month

By

Android Pay will soon arrive in the UK. According to The Telegraph, Google will launch Android Pay in the UK by the end of March, following an initial launch in the US in September 2015. It'll work with all NFC-enabled Android devices running KitKat... >>

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

By

Google's big developer conference is just around the corner, and so the company has announced when and how you'll be able to attend. Google launched the Google I/O 2016 website with information about the conference, including when you can register, how... >>

Google now sells Cardboard VR viewer directly through its online store

Google now sells Cardboard VR viewer directly through its online store

By

Google has a new Virtual Reality storefront in the Google Store, and one of the first viewers being shown off in the section is none other Google Cardboard. Cardboard released more than a year ago and is nothing more than a do-it-yourself cardboard kit... >>

Android N appears without an app tray, just like iOS: Fans freak out

Android N appears without an app tray, just like iOS: Fans freak out

By

The next Android operating system from Google is going to be named N as version 7.0, but little else is known about it, until now. A new video, that showed off Google Maps with a movie theme, has been released in time for the Oscars this weekend. But... >>

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

By

Healthcare is about to get a lot smarter. The same Google company that taught a computer how to master the ancient game of Go has just created a new division completely dedicated to solving healthcare issues, and it's kicking things off in the UK with... >>

Coca-Cola turned Coke packs into Google Cardboard-like VR viewers

Coca-Cola turned Coke packs into Google Cardboard-like VR viewers

By

Most of you probably already have a Google Cardboard-certified viewer in your fridge or could easily get one the next time you buy groceries. Coca-cola has just published a video to YouTube that shows how to make a virtual-reality headset from recycled... >>

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

By

Android might not have a lot to announce at Mobile World Congress, saving the big hits of Android N for Google I/O in May, but Google's mobile OS is everywhere on the show floors of Mobile World Congress 2016.As in previous years, Google is having fun... >>

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

By

Spotify has just announced that it will be giving away Google Chromecast devices to users who sign up to its Spotify Premium subscription.According to the music streaming company, Spotify on Chromecast was one of the most requested features by users.... >>

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

By

Okay, so you've heard Google is developing a virtual-reality headset that is more legit than Cardboard, but a new report has just indicated the company is making a second device that doesn't need a phone or PC.So, it's a standalone headset.The Wall Street... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

By

Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives.This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR
4.0 stars

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR

By

Google Cardboard was announced at Google I/O in June 2014, and consists of two parts: a virtual reality (VR) headset, technically called a viewer, and the software ecosystem that supports it.Rather like Android Wear, it's one name applied to both the... >>

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

By

Google has a new initiative called Editions at Play - and it's basically a bookstore selling a new type of digital book that can only be read from a browser (Chrome, preferably, via a smartphone). There are two books available at launch. They're not... >>

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

By

Google is not only working on driverless cars without steering wheels or pedals, but with wireless charging too. According to a leaked FCC filing, Google wants its self-driving cars to recharge without wires. This could mean cars that never need to stop... >>

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

By

Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK. The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for... >>

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

By

Google is tackling virtual reality this year. Like, for reals.Or at least that's what Re/code and The Financial Times have reported. The search giant is putting together a "dedicated division" solely for virtual-reality computing, and the whole thing... >>

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

By

Google could be set to change the way its Nexus phones are made, taking control from hardware manufacturers. That could mean that the next Nexus could be more like a Pixel, with Google exerting end-to-end control. Until now the Nexus smartphones have... >>

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

By

Ouch. Facebook is probably hating on Google so much right now. Okay, here's what's up: Google published a blog post today as well as the fancy video below, which is narrated by Demis Hassabis, a British researcher from Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

By

A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera.Smarthome cameras will not only... >>