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Google updates Maps for iOS with Travel Times widget, Philips teases new Hue control app

04/27/2016, 04:04 pm

Google has updated the iOS version of Google Maps with several new features, including a new Notification Center widget for commuters, while Philips is hinting at an imminent update of its official control app for Hue smartbulbs.


Google mimics Apple Watch with conveniently swappable 'Mode' Android Wear bands

04/26/2016, 02:04 pm

Taking a page from the simple customization of the Apple Watch, Google on Tuesday announced it is launching a new lineup of Android Wear bands that can be easily replaced to give a wearable device a fresh look.


Google joins Uber, Ford, others to advocate self-driving car adoption

04/26/2016, 12:04 pm

Several high-profile companies -- Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo -- have joined together in a new coalition, looking to persuade both the public and the U.S. government about the benefits of self-driving cars, with the particular goal of knocking down any legal barriers that might interfere.


Apple by itself earns +40% of the profits of Silicon Valley's top 150 companies

04/26/2016, 01:04 am

While the world waits to see just how many iPhones, iPads and Macs Apple sold in the March quarter, a report on the top 150 firms in California's Silicon Valley shows that Apple earned more than 40 percent of the region's total profits in 2015, and its revenues grew 2.5x as fast as its peers year over year.


Google & Microsoft agree to global ceasefire in regulatory battles

04/22/2016, 12:04 pm

Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.


EU lays antitrust charges against Google over locking in Android apps and features

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

As anticipated, the European Commission on Wednesday pressed a new set of antitrust charges against Google, saying the company is hindering competition by locking in certain Android apps, or even versions of Android, despite it being an open-source operating system.


EU confirms antitrust probe into Android apps, News Corp. attacks Google news scraping

04/18/2016, 01:04 pm

The European Commission and global media giant News Corp. on Monday confirmed separate actions against Google, with both factions suggesting that Google may be violating European regulations.


Microsoft adds contextual edit commands to Office for iPhone, Google makes Now more iPad-friendly

04/11/2016, 03:04 pm

Microsoft on Monday updated its Office apps for iOS with new contextual functions on the iPhone, while Google updated its iOS search app to better sort Now information cards on the iPad.


FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

04/06/2016, 04:04 pm

A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.


Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS X push notifications

04/06/2016, 03:04 pm

Google is working on supporting OS X's native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.


Google launches Cardboard SDK for iOS, Microsoft begins shipping HoloLens to developers

03/30/2016, 04:03 pm

It's been a big week for virtual and augmented reality technology, thanks to the newly shipping Oculus Rift, the debut of a Google Cardboard development kit for iOS, and initial availability of developer hardware for Microsoft HoloLens.


Apple & Google have faced 63 All Writs Act-related orders to access devices, ACLU says

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

The U.S. federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times to compel Apple and Google to help unlock devices involved in investigations, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Wednesday.


Google Maps for iOS adds ride services tab, Spotlight search & more

03/23/2016, 07:03 pm

Google on Wednesday issued another update to the Google Maps iOS app, most notably adding a dedicated tab for people wanting to travel via ridesharing services.


Google reportedly developing iOS soft keyboard with search functions

03/22/2016, 07:03 pm

Google might soon make its way into a feature of iOS used by millions of people everyday, as the Internet search giant is supposedly crafting a third-party keyboard with gesture-based input and built-in Web search functionality.


Google plans to sell Boston Dynamics robotics division - report

03/17/2016, 02:03 pm

Those worried about a future of Google-controlled robots taking over the world need fret no more, as the search engine giant has reportedly decided to sell off its advanced Boston Dynamics robotics research division.


Google's search engine crawler to stop identifying as an iPhone come April

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Starting April 18, the smartphone user-agent of Google's search engine crawler -- Googlebot -- will no longer identify as an iPhone running iOS 8.3, according to the company.


Apple rumored to lean on Google Cloud Platform for certain iCloud services [u]

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple could soon ditch Amazon Web Services in favor of Google Cloud Platform to serve a portion of iCloud's data needs, a shift that would be a major notch in Google's belt as the company builds out its cloud product.


Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted snapping pics with an Apple iPhone

03/10/2016, 09:03 am

Former Google CEO and current Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for a press event this week, where he was spotted taking pictures of the event using an Apple iPhone instead of a Google Android handset.


Google adds 3D Touch, mid-trip detours to Maps for iOS

02/29/2016, 05:02 pm

Google on Monday released an important update to the iOS edition of Maps, bringing 3D Touch to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and mid-route detours to both iPhones and iPads.


Google self-driving car bears 'some responsibility' in accident for first time ever

02/29/2016, 03:02 pm

Though Google's automated vehicles have been involved in a handful of minor accidents on the road, those were all caused entirely by other, human drivers. But that changed with an accident in California earlier this month.