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Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

By 16 February 2015

Until now, upgrading the camera on a smartphone meant splashing out on an entirely new device. Google's Project Ara uses interchangeable parts to keep upgrades specified and affordable though and Toshiba has been hard at work so it can be the first to reveal... >>

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

By 13 February 2015

It was hinted at last week but Mattel has now unveiled its virtual reality headset project it has developed in partnership with Google. Shown at the New York Toy Fair for the first time, the VR device is a welcome return for the View-Master, Mattel's... >>

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

By 6 February 2015

Google wants Chromecast owners to stay home this Valentine's Day and rent a film. The company has quietly launched a giveaway, in which Chromecast owners can collect up to $6 worth of Google Play credit and more. Google hasn't said how long the promotion... >>

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

By 5 February 2015

Mattel and Google are working on something together. The two companies have sent invites to the press for an event scheduled for 13 February in New York City. The invite appears to display an illustration of a View-Master reel, a popular toy from the... >>

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

By 3 February 2015

It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one. Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according to Bloomberg News. It's a surprising turn of events, considering Google Ventures invested $258... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

By 2 February 2015

Google launched Android 5.0 Lollipop in November 2014, making its debut on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices. At the same time, the code is then released to manufacturers, and the process of updating existing Android devices beings. We've already published... >>

Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

By 30 January 2015

Project Tango is no longer an ATAP thing. It is now officially a Google thing. Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, which used to be a division of Motorola, works on experimental hardware, including Project Tango 3D-sensing devices and Project... >>

Google Now for Android adds cards from over 40 third-party apps like Pandora and Lyft

Google Now for Android adds cards from over 40 third-party apps like Pandora and Lyft

By 30 January 2015

Google has updated its Search app with more Google Now cards, but this time they're cards from third-party apps. "Starting today, the Google app on Android can help you keep up with all the good stuff in 40 different apps at a glance—it’ll bring you... >>

Google reliance on ads could force investors to question company direction

Google reliance on ads could force investors to question company direction

By 29 January 2015

Everybody knows Google makes a lot of money on advertising, but it begs the question: has Google become too dependent on that business model? The company continually struggles to pull revenues from other sources, as evident by its fourth-quarter results... >>

Send Money in Gmail reaches UK to make sending and receiving money simpler

Send Money in Gmail reaches UK to make sending and receiving money simpler

By 29 January 2015

When Google launched Send Money in Gmail in the US, UK dwellers could have been forgiven for feeling jealous. Now the easy way to pay is coming to the UK. Yay. Send Money in Gmail does what the name suggests allowing people to sign into their Gmail account... >>