Forget about the latest Android rumors for a second and take a look at what Google and Lego just released for Chrome. It's called Build, and it lets you build virtual brick creations with official Lego bricks on a plot of land. So long social life!
Even though Siri is technically still in "beta," its introduction is having a ripple effect on Apple's rivals — namely Google. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is scrambling to build its own voice assistant for Android devices.
In more Google news, Google recently purchased social media site Meebo and has announced a shutdown of most of Meebo's products, leading to a fairly sad set of new banners on Meebo's site. The first states "Google has recently acquired Meebo!" The second: "Meebo.com will be shutting down July 11, 2102."
Just as the inevitable presidential candidate gaffes promise to make this summer a paradise for late night comics ("Amercia"? Classic!), the pending triangular smartphone battle between Google, Apple and Samsung is making tech reporters cackle with delight.
We just told you about a DIY Street View kit and smaller Street View cars that can navigate narrow roads. Today, Google is showing off a backpack-worn Street View camera that will allow the technology to go wherever a pair of legs can.
While Google Street View's ability to give you a glimpse from the ground anywhere in the world may seem magical, there are still a few streets out there the nosy cars can't roll down. Some of those roads are found in Belgium, where a crowdsourcing effort is cataloging streets too narrow for Google's all-seeing cars.
Boy, is Google milking details for its Project Glass little by little. Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed off Project Glass to California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, sharing some new details on the eyewear while letting him try it on for himself.
It's not really a secret that that Google's lightweight-everything-stored-in-the-cloud Chrome OS was a major dud. Google had the right idea. It's the users who weren't ready to embrace the cloud. Google's giving Chrome OS another shot with a new updated interface and some fresh new hardware from its buddy Samsung.
You've seen Google's bosses wear Project Glass and maybe a blurry photo or two. What can its camera do, then? Google's just released a video filmed from a real Glass camera along with some first-person perspective photos.
If you've ever had a problem with some of Google's frivolity, it'll all be forgiven after hearing this: researchers have used Google's webpage algorithm to find cancer biomarkers, which can lead to early diagnosis and better treatment.