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Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android devices

Google's François Beaufort revealed that the search giant uses a robot — build by Finnish vendor OptoFidelity — that measures "end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices." The video above highlights how the robot constantly taps different sections of the screen to gauge the...
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Google wants some video creators to test out its Jump VR video hardware

Google is looking for some people to try out its ambitious Jump virtual reality camera hardware this summer. Google introduced the world to its Jump virtual reality camera hardware at Google I/O in late May. The company now is looking for a few good video creators to test out Jump later this...
Google introduces News Lab to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs

Google introduces News Lab to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs

Google has introduced a new initiative, News Lab, in an effort to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media. News Lab is a new effort from Google, in which the company hopes to get its data and tools in the hands of journalists around the world. In News Lab,...
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French privacy watchdog orders Google to expand 'right to be forgotten' globally

A French regulatory authority is asking Google to remove search results delisted from the "right to be forgotten" ruling globally or face sanctions. Google started delisting search results through the "right to be forgotten" ruling enacted in the EU last year, but the search giant limited the...
Google's wants to help you pick your next phone with new online tool

Google wants to help you pick your next phone with new online tool

Google wants to help you pick your next phone with a handy new website. Google has launched a new website aimed at helping people pick out a new Android device. The page asks you to answer a few questions about how you plan to use your device, and then uses that information to make a suggestion...
Google helps launch Sidewalk Labs, a start-up focused on improving city living

Google helps launch Sidewalk Labs, a start-up focused on improving city living

Google's latest investment aims to improve life in the city with new technologies. Google announced that it has co-created a new company focused on developing innovative technologies to improve cities. Called Sidewalk Labs, the company will tackle issues surrounding urban living, including more...
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On Google, Apple, data, privacy, rhetoric — and making up your own mind

There's a bit of a witch hunt lately against data-driven services. But it wasn't long ago that the torch-bearers were singing a different tune. Today Apple executives will take the stage at the keynote address for the Worldwide developer conference. WWDC. I'll be watching. Like Google I/O nearly...
Google launches new site to report driverless car accidents

Google launches new site to report accidents from driverless cars

Google will now be reporting any accidents that its driverless cars are involved in on a new website that the company has rolled out. As the company continues to expand its self-driving car program, Google has launched a new website that will report all accidents that its participating vehicles...
Google apologizes for offensive Maps mishap

Google apologizes for offensive Maps mishap

Google has apologized for a 'mess up' surrounding racist search results on Google Maps. Earlier this week, it was discovered that searching Google Maps with certain racial slurs would return results for the White House. Today, Google has issued an apology for the mishap, noting that it has taken...
Google reportedly adding a 'Buy' button to some mobile search results

Google will reportedly add a 'Buy' button to some mobile search results

Google is said to be planning to add a "Buy" button to mobile search results in the next several weeks. In an effort to compete with the likes of Amazon, Google will reportedly add a "Buy" button on search results pages fairly soon. The buttons will appear as part of sponsored search results for...
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Google's proposed futuristic offices may have been hit with a big setback

Google's plans to build new and futuristic-looking headquarters offices in Mountain View, California, may have to be curtailed thanks to a city council vote on Tuesday. Google first announced its plans to redevelop four sites in the North Bayshore district of Mountain View in February. The...
Google introduces 'Patent Purchase Promotion'

Google wants to keep patents away from patent trolls with new 'Patent Purchase Promotion'

Google will purchase your unwanted patents in order to keep them out of the hands of "patent trolls." With company dynamics constantly changing, often times companies find themselves in possession of patents that they no longer need. Selling a patent, especially for smaller companies, can be a...
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Google Maps catches Android mascot red-handed urinating on Apple [Update]

Update: Google has now confirmed our previous suspicions that the image was placed in Google Maps by a third party using its Map Maker feature. From The Washington Post: "We're sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we're working to remove it quickly," Google's Mara Harris said in...
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Google's Q1 2015 'other' revenues segment impacted by 'decline in Nexus'

Speaking in the Google Q1 2015 earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette indicated Nexus revenues declined this quarter. Revenues from the Play Store (and now Google Store) are such a small portion of Google's business that they're clumped into an "other revenues" category each quarter, but that doesn...
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Google Q1 2015 earnings: $17.3 billion revenue, $3.6 billion net income

Google reported its full Q1 2015 earnings today, showing yet another strong quarter. For the first three months of 2015, Google showed strong growth with $17.3 billion in revenue, up 12 percent over last year, and $3.58 billion in net income, also up nearly 4 percent. Advertising revenues as a...
Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

Google has announced Project Fi, a new program that aims to keep you connected, no matter what network you're on. Beginning as an early access program, Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to build Fi. The service is centered around three main areas of focus: high-quality connections,...
Google reportedly set to debut wireless service on April 22

Google reportedly set to debut wireless service 'as early as' April 22

Google is reportedly set to unveil its anticipated wireless service 'as early as Wednesday,' April 22. According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal today, Google will debut a wireless offering as soon as April 22 that will let customers pay for only the data they use, as opposed to...
EU reportedly set to file formal antitrust charges against Google

EU files formal antitrust charges against Google regarding Android and online search [Updated]

The European Commission today formally announced charges against Google. The company is accused of abusing its dominant position in online search, as well as Android. Original story: The European Commission is reportedly close to filing formal antitrust charges against Google. While no charges...
Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

An internal Google memo that details the search giant's response to potential antitrust charges from the EU has leaked today. Following a report from earlier today that the European Commission is set to bring formal antitrust charges against Google, Re/code has reportedly obtained an internal...
Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

According to a new report, Google has a small team of researchers working on future battery tech for use in its devices. The team of four is reportedly part of Google X, the same arm of the company responsible for other Google projects such as its self-driving car and Project Loon. The Wall...

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