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YouTube TV comes to 14 more US cities like Boston, Seattle & Pittsburgh

08/17/2017, 03:08 pm

Google's nascent YouTube TV on Thursday expanded into 14 more U.S. cities, a few notable places being Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Tampa.


Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data.


Google could pay Apple up to $3B to hold default search status on iPhones

08/14/2017, 04:08 pm

Google could end up paying Apple as much as $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads, an analyst estimated on Monday.


Swift creator Chris Lattner moving to Google Brain's artificial intelligence effort

08/14/2017, 03:08 pm

After a six-month stint at Tesla, one-time Apple engineer and Swift champion Chris Lattner has landed at the Google Brain artificial intelligence project.


Google extended $30B takeover offer to Snap in 2016, may still be open to deal - report

08/03/2017, 03:08 pm

At one point in 2016 Google floated the idea of buying Snap -- the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat -- for at least $30 billion, and a similar offer may remain open, according to a report.


Google Earth for iPhone & iPad gets needed 64-bit update to run on iOS 11

08/02/2017, 03:08 pm

Google on Wednesday released a major update of Google Earth for iOS, most notably delivering an expected switch to 64-bit code -- something essential for the app to keep running on this fall's iOS 11.


Former Google exec Vic Gundotra praises Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera, says Android photography years behind

07/31/2017, 09:07 am

Former chief of Android Vic Gundotra praised Apple for its camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, and panned the Android ecosystem for a slow march in photography technology because of how innovations need to propagate across the entire codebase.


iRobot CEO insists company won't sell Roomba home data [u]

07/28/2017, 12:07 pm

Despite a report suggesting the contrary, iRobot is not planning to sell data from 900 Series Roombas to companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, CEO Colin Angle said in a statement published on Friday.


Google to merge Play Music & YouTube Red into new service

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

Google has confirmed plans to unify Play Music and YouTube Red, creating a stronger service in the face of competition like the increasingly video-saturated Apple Music.


Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

07/26/2017, 11:07 am

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.


Google Chrome browser update delivers support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

07/25/2017, 06:07 pm

Google on Tuesday released a new version of its Chrome web browser for Mac with support for Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar hardware, bringing a few crucial control options to the laptop's OLED strip.


Roomba developer iRobot looking to sell owner's room data to Apple to bolster HomeKit

07/24/2017, 03:07 pm

Home automation company iRobot is looking at mapping user's houses with permission using newer version of the Roomba, and selling that data to Apple, Amazon, and Google.


Google's on-demand Play Music comes to Apple's CarPlay

07/20/2017, 05:07 pm

Subscribers to Google Play Music can now access the on-demand service via Apple's CarPlay, which bridges iPhone apps with in-dash interfaces in compatible vehicles.


EU hammers Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation

06/27/2017, 07:06 am

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results.


Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

06/23/2017, 02:06 pm

Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.


YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta, Houston & Miami

06/23/2017, 12:06 pm

YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.


Google hires away Apple's Manu Gulati to work on chips for new Pixel models

06/13/2017, 01:06 pm

Google has reportedly recruited Manu Gulati -- formerly a key Apple chip designer -- to become its lead system-on-chip architect, working on components for future Pixel smartphones.


E3 2017: Minecraft will allow iOS gamers to play with Windows 10, Android users

06/13/2017, 12:06 pm

Mojang will be releasing an update to its popular building and exploration game Minecraft this summer that will introduce increased cross-platform play, allowing owners of the iOS version to play with Windows, Android, VR, and console versions, as well as a number of other changes to the popular title.


Foxconn head says Apple & Dell are key partners in joint bid for Toshiba's memory unit

06/12/2017, 09:06 am

Apple, Dell, and Kingston are currently the three other partners in a Foxconn-led group bidding for Toshiba's memory unit -- though still more tech firms may sign on with just days to go, according to Foxconn's chairman.


Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting in 'early 2018'

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Google this week confirmed plans to implement native ad-blocking in its Chrome browser, available for multiple platforms including Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Mac.