Tag Archives: google

  • Google My Activity: See and Manage All the Goods Google Has on You

    Google My Activity: See and Manage All the Goods Google Has on You

    Remember in Ex Machina when reference is made to the main guy’s “pornography profile” being used to create an attractive woman robot for him to interact with? Creepy stuff, but it represents real anxieties people feel about the information Google and other internet companies are collecting on them. Google is striking a blow against that […]

  • Lenovo Phab2 Pro Smartphone With Depth and Motion Sensing Tech (Video)

    Lenovo Phab2 Pro Smartphone With Depth and Motion Sensing Tech (Video)

    For several years, tech fans have been aware of Google‘s Project Tango, which gives mobile devices abilities to sense depth and motion that were previously impossible. But it’s taken until now for a smartphone company to actually use the technology for a consumer product.  It’s the Lenovo Phab2 Pro smartphone, coming to a future near […]

  • Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket (Video)

    Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket (Video)

    The rise of wearable technology means a denim jacket can be “smart” in both senses of the term, which definitely applies to the Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket, which combines the timeless, rugged style of Levi’s with the smart technology of Google. As its somewhat cumbersome full name suggests, the Levi’s Commuter […]

  • Google Ara Modular Smartphone Finally Unveiled

    Google Ara Modular Smartphone Finally Unveiled

    You may remember Project Ara, the prototype for a modular smartphone Google released to the public very early last year. Unless you’re some kind of smartphone devotee, it’s also possible that you forgot all about it in the ensuing 16 months, but now the Google Ara has been completed and is evidently on its way […]

  • Google Home: Make Your House as Smart as Google

    Google Home: Make Your House as Smart as Google

    Google‘s answer to the Amazon Echo voice-controlled audio hub/speaker is called, simply, Google Home. Like Echo, Home gives you a wide variety of functions and capabilities at the tips of your vocal cords, and unlike Echo it’s got all of Google’s services and off-shoots behind it. That includes Google Chromecast, which infamously won’t cooperate with […]

  • Google Spaces Group Chat App

    Google Spaces Group Chat App

    In the world of online group chats, the service that provides the easiest multimedia sharing tends to dominate. Google is hoping to get in on that action with the new Google Spaces app, which is purportedly seeking to create a new, easier kind of group chat. Here’s the app’s product director Luke Wroblewski on the […]

  • Google Data Center Mural Project Puts Artistic Faces on Data Centers (Video)

    Google Data Center Mural Project Puts Artistic Faces on Data Centers (Video)

    Every time you use a Google product or service, you are (probably unwittingly) engaging a Google Data Center, located in various suburbs throughout the world. As you might imagine, these Data Centers can take up a lot of space, but Google is embarking on a new initiative to beautify these otherwise-imposing structures with the Google […]

  • Google Self-Driving Vehicle Operator: World’s Easiest Job?

    Google Self-Driving Vehicle Operator: World’s Easiest Job?

    No, this isn’t a joke.  Google is actually looking to hire “self-driving vehicle operators,” despite the obvious oxymoron built into the phrase. Nevertheless, a Google self-driving vehicle operator needs to be college-educated, able to type at least 40 words a minute, and willing to sit in a car from between 6 to 8 hours a day. The point […]

  • Gboard: Use Google Without Leaving Texts Behind

    Gboard: Use Google Without Leaving Texts Behind

    If you’ll forgive me, a quick hypothetical scenario: You’re texting the girl (or whoever) of your dreams, and she drops a reference to film composer Lalo Schifrin, of whom she says she is “a big fan.” You panic, having no clue who Lalo Schifrin is or any movies or television shows he scored. Normally, you […]