Attention students (and everyone else, too): Wanna know how to use Google more effectively? Take a look at the infographic below to improve your searches.
Touchscreens are a step up from keyboards for interfacing with mobile devices, but they're still not as easy to use as they could be. Voice recognition technology is one way to go, but for many tasks, a direct approach is more efficient, and Google has patented a new gesture that'll make searching nearly effortless.
In the race to beat Apple to the punch on a voice-controlled TV, Google's preparing for the worst. Or at least, that's the thinking behind the company's latest patent that calls for Siri-like commands to operate a Google TV unit.
Come March 1, Google will be joining all of the search data it has on you — yes, you! — into one tidy place. That means the things you Google, the stuff you share on Plus and the robot toy videos you watch on YouTube will all inform who the search/advertizing giant thinks you are on the Web.
Things are getting crazy on that rumor about Google building augmented reality glasses. The New York Times is reporting that Google will bring glasses that "stream [smartphone] information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time" by the end of the year. The future is almost here, I can feel it!
Nevada is officially the first state to make self-driving cars (as made famous by Google) a legal presence on roads. There are conditions, of course, but the director of the Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles ushered in the announcement with a hopeful, "Nevada is the first state to embrace what is surely the future of automobiles."
It's no secret that Android 4.0 ICS has been majorly disappointing. With hardly any hardware that supports it and less than one percent of the Android smartphone and tablet population running ICS, it's practically doomed. A report claims Google might just leapfrog ICS with Android 5.0 Jellybean later this year.
The world's most popular search engine is all grown up. With its Motorola Mobility acquisition set to be approved any day now, it's finally ready to "be evil." Sources indicate the company is finally ready to build its own hardware, as opposed to having OEMs build Google-approved mobile devices.
Nowadays, we don't need to worry that our smartphones, tablets and laptops don't come with enough storage because we're getting more comfortable storing our data in the cloud. Google's reported to be close to launching its own massive cloud storage service tentatively called "Drive."
I've long been jealous of Kansas City (it has more fountains than any other city besides Rome!), and my reasons for jealousy have grown: Google is finally ready to install "thousands of miles of" fiber optic cable between the two Kansas Cities as part of its Google Fiber network. This means faster Internet speeds, which is even more important in our post-SOPA world (a whole two weeks later).