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Investigation underway after Indian agency issues fake certificates to Google domains

The Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities (India CCA) has launched an investigation into the issue of unauthorized digital certificates to Google by the National Informatics Center Certifying Authority. Such a certificate could have been used to trick a service into thinking that a fake...
Android TV announced at Google I/O

Android TV announced at Google I/O

As expected, Google has taken the wraps off a new version Android for the living room at today's Google I/O 2014 keynote. Android TV, the successor to the ill-fated Google TV, brings a new, streamlined user interface to TVs, game consoles, and set top boxes, designed to put content front and...
Nest

Google's Nest is officially in competition with Apple HomeKit

Not that this is any sort of surprise, but Google has finally announced a developer program for the Nest division. The timing couldn't be much better since I just finished writing about why I'm looking forward to the primary mobile players, Apple and Google, integrating "Internet of Things" hooks...
Nest thermostat

Nest announces smart home API, brings third-party integration to connected devices

Nest has launched a "Works with Nest" certification program and API that allows third-party companies to communicate with Nest's Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke detector. Companies initially in the certification program included IFTTT, Jawbone, LIFX, Logitech, Mercedes-Benz,...
Data center, Google style

Google starting its own domain name registration service

Google is using some of their data center space to start up a service to help you register your own domain name on the Internet. The service, aptly named Google Domains is an invite-only beta for the time being, as we have come to expect whenever Google rolls out a new product or service. Google...
Nest creator will now lead Google's hardware business

Father of the iPod now leading Google's hardware initiatives

Tony Fadell, widely considered as the father of the iPod and creator of the Nest, is now joining Google's leadership to head up the company's consumer hardware business. It's still unclear what that means for the future of Google's hardware business as the company doesn't produce that much in-...
Glass

Google Glass UK hits the UK, priced £1000

For the first time since its announcement Google Glass is officially available to purchase outside the United States. Today Google has announced that Glass is now available to purchase from the UK Google Play Store, priced £1,000 ($1,700). Like U.S. buyers, Brits get their choice of free frame or...
Dropcam

Google and Nest buy Dropcam for $555 million

Nest has just acquired Wi-Fi video streaming camera company Dropcam for $555 million. As you know, it was just a few months ago that Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. This move will bring Dropcam into the Google family. A blog post on the Nest website alleviates any concerns over ads...
Android Wear

Android Wear video highlights Google's design views

Google's Android Wear platform will likely be a major talking point at this year's I/O conference, which will be conducted next week. Ahead of the event, Google is giving a glimpse of what its new platform can do through a series of videos posted to its YouTube dev channel. The latest video...
YouTube

YouTube confirms paid music service, intends to block holdout labels' videos 'within days'

After Amazon announced Prime Music last week, YouTube is following suit by confirming its own paid music streaming service, which will debut sometime over the summer. The ad-free service will allegedly be called YouTube Music Pass and will allow users to download full albums for offline...
Google may be planning Google Fit APIs for connected wearables

Rumored Google Fit to allow wearables to phone home

Google is rumored to be working on a Google Fit project that could become the hub for collecting data tracked through health and fitness wearable technologies. Google Fit could debut as early as by the end of the month at the Google I/O conference. Though details aren't clear, at its core...
Google Now can pencil in appointments automatically

Google Now can pencil in appointments automatically

Google Now can now infer events that are not yet in your calendar but that you may have been talking about in your Gmail conversation. By scanning your email, Google can now suggest a calendar card in Google Now and ask if you want to add events that it has inferred into your books. This would...
Google Voice update now announces when international calls are made through the Google service.

Google Voice adds transparency to international calls

Google has just pushed out an update to Google Voice on the Play store. At the moment, it appears that the change log for the app hasn't been updated but a quick glance reveals that Google is making international calling a little more transparent. With the update, if you call an international...
Google Earth

Google buying satellite firm Skybox Imagery for $500 million

Google is buying the satellite imagery company Skybox Imagery for half a billion dollars. Google has used imagery from Landsat satellites for much of their mapping images, though in recent years they've been replacing that with detailed orbital shots from a variety of sources. Adding a satellite...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 down to £250 in the UK

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is once again selling the Nexus 5 SIM-free, and this time with a substantial discount. The 16GB Nexus 5 is now on sale for £249.95, around £50 off the Google Play Store price, in black, white and eye-melting 'bright red' color options. It's not the first time...
Jamie Oliver cooks with Google Glass

Jamie Oliver adds Google Glass as an ingredient to food recipes

Chef Jamie Oliver is now cooking up some summer treats and one of the ingredients to his summer recipe is Google Glass. Oliver is wearing Google Glass in a promotion to give users his first-person perspective on how he prepares and cooks up his creation. Wearing Google Glass, Oliver's audience...
Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Hold onto your headphones. Google is apparently in talks to buy the popular free music streaming and recommendation service Songza. Founded in late 2007, Songza has built up over 5.5 million active users. Google's own Larry Page is allegedly leading the charge to acquire Songza for $15 million...
Google and other tech leaders want the government to restrict data collection on the Internet

Tech leaders unite on government data collection reform

After uniting over issues with net neutrality, tech leaders are once again coming together to protect the consumers. In an open letter penned to the United States government, AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo are pleading with elected officials to put...
YouTube update allows you to select your video streaming quality

YouTube update allows users to select streaming quality

Google has just pushed out an update to the YouTube app to allow you to choose your video streaming quality on the fly. Now, with the update, you can choose if you want your videos to stream at 144p, 240p, 360p, 720p, or an auto mode that detects your connection. It seems that an option for full...
Google Glass

Google Glass update lets you view notifications with a simple glance up

Google is now experimenting with a feature for Google Glass where users can open and view the full notifications by simply glancing at the screen. Prior to this update, whenever a notification chime was heard, users either had to nod their head or touch on the touchpad to open up the notification...

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