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Google's Calico health project to open $1.5 billion research center

Google's Calico health project to open $1.5 billion research center

By 3 September 2014

Remember Calico Labs? Well it just kicked off a new effort that'll hopefully one day help fight diseases like cancer. Google gave birth to a new company/project last autumn called Calico, and it's purpose is to do moonshot thinking around healthcare and... >>

Google Indian invite hints at Android One launch a week after iPhone 6 and iOS 8

Google Indian invite hints at Android One launch a week after iPhone 6 and iOS 8

By 1 September 2014

More than two months have passed since Google announced its Android One initiative but it is now likely the smartphones created using the basic, stock Android operating system will make their debut in India in a couple of weeks. Google has sent diary... >>

Step aside, Amazon: Google has a drone-delivery program called Project Wing

Step aside, Amazon: Google has a drone-delivery program called Project Wing

By 29 August 2014

Following at least two years of rumours, Google has confirmed it is developing a drone-based delivery program called Project Wing. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the Google X team at Google has been working on Project Wing for a couple of years.... >>

California Governor signs law mandating 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in state

California Governor signs law mandating 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in state

By 27 August 2014

California's Governor signed a unique bill earlier this week that requires all future smartphones sold in the state to have a default feature nicknamed "kill switch". Jerry Brown mandated Monday that every smartphone sold in California after 1 July 2015... >>

HTC Nexus X tablet shown with 192-core Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

HTC Nexus X tablet shown with 192-core Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

By 27 August 2014

The new Nexus X tablet, made by HTC, has leaked showing its 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 innards. The tablets appeared on a CPU-Z report running the Tegra K1 Denver at 2.5GHz. The chip was previously rumoured to appear on HTC's Nexus tablet. This processor... >>

Google Slides for iOS launches, alongside Microsoft Office support for Docs and Sheets

Google Slides for iOS launches, alongside Microsoft Office support for Docs and Sheets

By 25 August 2014

Google has launched a new iOS app for presentations. Called Google Slides, it's meant to complement both Google Docs and Google Sheets. The Google Slides app, which is also available for Android, unlocks the Slides feature in Google Drive, simply because... >>

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

By 25 August 2014

Amazon is apparently about to acquire Twitch out from under Google's nose. Update: Amazon has bought Twitch for $970 million (£585 million). In a statement, Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, said: “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently,... >>

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

By 25 August 2014

Google Street View will let you do everything from virtual time travel to spot the The Stig on Top Gear's test track. But now you can experience the panoramic Google Maps feature in true 3D, thanks to a third-party company that has provided an extra layer... >>

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

By 22 August 2014

Google plans to acquire Gecko Design, a product-design startup that has worked on everything from Fitbit to HP devices. According to Bloomberg, California-based Gecko Design will join Google X, though terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Google X... >>

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power

By 22 August 2014

A Google Science Fair finalist has invented a prototype that could benefit more than 783 million people. It's called H2Pro. H2Pro essentially purifies dirty water and then uses the polluntants from that dirty water to fuel power production, and all of... >>