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Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future

Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future

By 11 April 2015

Google's research lab has its sights set on batteries. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google knows the world needs better batteries for powering consumer electronics, so it tapped a former Apple employee in 2012 (who is described as a battery expert)... >>

Google cuts price of Project Tango tablet in half but keeps it developer-only

Google cuts price of Project Tango tablet in half but keeps it developer-only

By 10 April 2015

You can now save $500 on a Project Tango 3D-mapping tablet. Project Tango is a project headed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group and consists of phone and tablet prototypes capable of tracking 3D motion and creating a 3D model of the... >>

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

By 8 April 2015

YouTube isn't going to be completely free anymore. It's been rumoured that Google wants to offer a subscription-based version of YouTube by the end of this year, which would let you see millions of videos on YouTube without having to watch adverts, among... >>

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display

By 1 April 2015

Not to be outdone by Asus' touchscreen Chromebook Flip, Acer has introduced a new Chrome OS device with a touch display. Acer offers several Chrome OS devices, such as a Chromebox, Chromebooks, and the Chromebase series, the latter of which has a new... >>

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

By 1 April 2015

Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google. The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning... >>

Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

By 31 March 2015

Google has expanded its Chromebook lineup to include new Chrome OS-powered devices without a traditional form factor. The company has announced the Asus-manufactured Chromebook Flip, for instance. It's an all-metal convertible laptop that's just 15mm... >>

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

By 31 March 2015

Nest smart thermostats aren't as clever as they claim after failing to adapt to the British Summer Time clock change. After the clocks changed by an hour this weekend Nest thermostat owners took to forums to register their complaints. The Google-owned... >>

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson

By 27 March 2015

It looks like your medical surgeon might one day be, or at least be assisted by, a Google robot. Google has partnered with a lot of companies in recent years on various different projects, but it's latest partnership is a bit of surprise. Medical and... >>

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

By 27 March 2015

Cabling the world to spread internet access is an expensive and time consuming process, especially when taking to the skies for wireless coverage is far easier. That's why Google, Facebook and now Elon Musk's SpaceX are all heading towards the stars to... >>

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

By 26 March 2015

Google is making a TV show based on its hit augmented reality game. According to The Information, Google's Niantic Labs, which develops the Ingress science fiction-themed AR game, has partnered with Sean Daniel Company to turn Ingress into a television... >>