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Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google announced today that it’s shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market ARCore product. The company had already confirmed this much to us when they announced ARCore in August, but now...

/ December 16, 2017

Google is using light beam tech to connect rural India to the internet

Google is preparing to use light beams to bring rural areas of the planet online after it announced to a planned rollout in India. The firm is working with a telecom operator in Indian state Andhra Pradesh, home to over 50...

/ December 15, 2017

Google adds price tracking and deals to Google Flights, Google Trips and hotel search

Google today is expanding its booking features for travelers using Google services including Trips, Flights and hotel search, with a focus on helping people find better rates. For example, Google can now tell you the best time to buy an...

/ December 14, 2017

Here’s what people were Googling in 2017

There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google’s annual “Year in Search.” More than any of the other year-end download and streaming roundups, Google’s offers a clear snapshot of the things that...

/ December 13, 2017

Google opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence

Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Google’s search engine is blocked in China,...

/ December 13, 2017

YouTube TV hits 34 new markets

The unbundling of the cable media empire is well underway, as players like Netflix grow others like Hulu and YouTube offer live TV service. YouTube TV, in particular, is executing an aggressive rollout, just yesterday making the service available to...

/ December 12, 2017

Google: Southeast Asia’s internet economy is growing faster than expected

Southeast Asia is now the world’s third largest region for internet users — with more people online than the entire U.S. population — and internet is having a bigger impact on the region than originally thought, according to a new report co-authored...

/ December 12, 2017

Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store...

/ December 11, 2017

Google’s premium Home Max smart speaker goes on sale

Looks like Google’a premium smart speaker has hit the market just in time for the holidays. The Home Max is now available through a handful of online retailers, including Best Buy. The big box retailer says it will be able...

/ December 11, 2017

Google Maps will soon get step-by-step live transit guidance

Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey. The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your...

/ December 9, 2017