Category Archives: Google

Google’s internet balloons can stay aloft for 100 days thanks to fluffy socks

As reported on Engadget. by Steve Dent While some high profile Google projects (*cough Glass*) have been withering on the vine,Project Loon is a bright spot and even has a carrier partner. Mountain View says it can now autofill the … Continue reading

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Google banks on its own tech to protect Chrome users from another Heartbleed

As reported on Engadget. BY STEVE DENT Last month Google said that it was tired of mashed-together bug fixes for OpenSSL and decided to create its own fork called BoringSSL. It has now implemented that variant in thelatest Chromium build, the open-source software that … Continue reading

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Google, Microsoft and Instagram rush to fix Flash flaw that could steal your data

As reported on Engadget. BY STEVE DENT  Yet another critical security flaw has been found for Adobe’s notoriously sieve-like Flash plug-in, this time by Google Engineer Michele Spagnuolo. His exploit tool, called “Rosetta Flash” is just a proof of concept, but could allow hackers to steal your … Continue reading

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Google Introduces Android TV, Its New Platform For Smart TV Apps And Navigation

As reported on TechCrunch. by Ryan Lawler Google has spent many years trying to find its way onto the biggest screen in the house. Today at its I/O developer conference, the the company introduced yet another product that it hopes will accomplish that … Continue reading

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Google will keep absolute control over the the look and feel of Android Wear

As reported on The Verge. By Chris Welch OEMs can’t change the design of Android Auto and Android TV either Companies that make Android Wear, Android Auto, and Android TV products won’t be allowed to dramatically alter the design and user … Continue reading

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Google Revises Glass With More RAM The Day Before I/O

As reported on TechCrunch. by Greg Kumparak Well, the timing is nothing if not interesting: one day before its I/O keynote, Google has just given the Glass hardware a small hardware upgrade. Without much fanfare, Google has quietly bumped the memory in newly … Continue reading

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People Are Going To Dress Up Like Star Wars Characters In SF Tomorrow To Protest Google

As reported on TechCrunch. by Alex Wilhelm No one protests like San Francisco. The scene: Tomorrow, outside of Google’s I/O conference, an assemblage of protestors will dress up like Star Wars characters to decry Google and the economic impact of the technology … Continue reading

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Google Glass Frames By Diane Von Furstenberg Now On Sale In The U.S.

As reported on TechCrunch. by Darrell Etherington Google has new frames available for Glass buyers, and they’re specially designed by Diane von Furstenberg. These are the chicest Google Glass frames you can buy, for the time being, and they come in multiple … Continue reading

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Google reportedly wants in on Virgin Galactic’s space business

As reported on Engadget. BY MATT BRIAN Fresh from its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging specialist Skybox, Google appears to be ready to make another space-related investment. Sky News reports that the search giant is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in Richard … Continue reading

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Google Plans To Launch An Easy-To-Use Chrome Plug-In For Email Encryption Soon

As reported on TechCrunch.  by Frederic Lardinois Google today announced that it will soon release a Chrome plug-in that will enable end-to-end encryption for web-based email services. The plug-in is based on the OpenPGP email encryption standard. Google’s plan here is to make encryption easy … Continue reading

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