Google's Chrome OS is an interesting pet project that has been hobbled by an awkward combination of wimpy hardware and an unclear value proposition. Those issues look set to end today with the launch of a $249 Samsung Chromebook.
Have you ever wondered which sites are really keeping their eyes on you? How about your value in ad dollars to Google and Facebook? These questions are answered in the extension Privacyfix for Chrome and Firefox.
While we've reviewed Apple's latest hardware offering, we're still in the process of getting to know iOS 6. Spoiler: it's got some pretty frustrating changes, most notably Apple swapping out iOS staple Google Maps for its own proprietary Maps app. It's an inferior offering and today Apple is apologizing for it.
Earlier this week we gave you a look at the debut of Google Glass on the fashion runway. Today, Google posted the very first short film shot with the device, and the results are far more impressive than expected.
Japan's obsession with robots began a long time ago, but one of its most popular mechanical icons, Doraemon, just celebrated its fictional 100th birthday. The occasion has prompted Google to recognize the robotic character's popularity in an interesting way.
Some may have expressed skepticism at Google's famously outspoken Eric Schmidt earlier this year when he predicted that self-driving cars would become the "predominant mode of transportation in our lifetime." But now it appears such a reality is closer than any of us imagined.
In its current state, Google Wallet is a handy mobile payment system that lets you buy things with your NFC-enabled smartphone. In the future, Google would like Wallet to replace more than just your cash and credit cards. The company wants Wallet to be your "primary transaction device" for everything.
Google's self-driving cars are on the up and up. Google revealed today that its dozen of self-driving cars have collectively driven over 300,000 miles without any accidents, paving the way the towards a safer future on the road.
We want to like Google's Nexus Q. It isn't shaped like a run-of-the-mill media box, it's got a ton of — dare we say? — hot wires snaking out of its rear Matrix-style, it's got several components built in the U.S.A. and it glows! That's about as nice as we can be to the orby Nexus Q, because when it comes right down to functionality there are really 0 reasons to spend $300 on Google's Magic 8-Ball. But that's okay (for now), because where there's room for improvement, the eager developers and hackers always have you covered. Here are six "fixes" and proof-of-concepts that give us hope that the Nexus Q is more than just an expensive paperweight.
With typing and voice search already under its belt, Google's aiming its search sights on another target: handwriting. With a simple setting activation, you can now hand write your searches on your iOS or Android smartphones and tablets, and like magic, it'll scour the Web based on your scribbles.