Gmail Security Settings

Gmail just added 2 new features aimed at keeping you safe

By on February 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Gmail just added 2 new features aimed at keeping you safe

Happy Safer Internet Day! Wait, you had no idea it was Safer Internet Day? And you say you don’t even know what Safer Internet Day is? As noted on the Safer Internet Day website, it’s a day each year in February that Insafe organizes to “promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.” Online security is a hugely important topic, needless to say, so BGR fully endorses this great annual event. Guess who else endorses it: Google.

The world’s top Internet company is celebrating this event in a few different ways, the most widely publicized of which has been a simple offer that will get you an extra 2GB of Google Drive cloud storage for free if you perform a quick security check. But Google has also just announced two new Gmail features that are aimed at keeping you and your private data safe. More →

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Free Google Drive Cloud Storage

How to get 2GB of free cloud storage from Google right now

By on February 9, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

How to get 2GB of free cloud storage from Google right now

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, which is something that you’d probably never heard of before today, Google is giving all of its users a chance to earn 2 gigabytes of free storage on Google Drive by completing a Security Checkup on their accounts. More →

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Android Nexus Virtual Reality Android N

Forget Android N, ‘Nexus’ VR hardware and Android VR might steal the show at Google I/O

By on February 8, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Forget Android N, ‘Nexus’ VR hardware and Android VR might steal the show at Google I/O

It’s no secret that Google is interested in virtual reality. Made out of paper, Google Cardboard is Google’s first foray into VR, but the Search giant apparently plans to release a more advanced product later this year, a “Nexus” of VR headsets, which might be running on its rumored VR-centric Android VR initiative. More →

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Google Chrome Security Update

Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

By on February 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

Exploring the sketchier regions of the Internet, you’ve undoubtedly run into sites so full of ads that it’s nearly impossible to tell which buttons or links will actually take you to the content you’re looking for. Yes, that one button might say “download,” but chances are that clicking on it will just take you to a site you really don’t want to visit.

Thankfully, Google is stepping in to help. More →

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Chrome Extensions Best Productivity

7 free Chrome hacks that will instantly make you more productive

By on February 4, 2016 at 11:48 AM.

7 free Chrome hacks that will instantly make you more productive

Google’s Chrome browser might be a battery hog on occasion, but it still offers one of the best Internet browsing experiences out there. One of the things that make Chrome so useful is the large number of available extensions that add various features to your browsing experience, and most Chrome extensions are available as free downloads.

We have already shown you 30 add-ons that can change the way you browse the Internet, so now let’s look at some “hacks” that can boost your productivity.

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Google Project Skybender 5G Internet

Project Skybender might be Google’s most important moonshot yet

By on February 1, 2016 at 4:50 PM.

Project Skybender might be Google’s most important moonshot yet

We’ve known for a while that Google has been experimenting with beaming wireless Internet services down from weather balloons as part of its Project Loon initiative. However, it looks like Google’s ambitions to beam us Wi-Fi from the skies goes even farther, as a new report from The Guardian details. Google right now is testing out solar-powered drones that use millimeter wave technology to deliver wireless Internet service that is as much as 40 times faster than current 4G wireless data services. More →

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Apple iPhone Vs. Google Nexus

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

Given how far Microsoft has moved in Apple’s direction by designing its own hardware with the Surface Pro and Surface Book, we shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that Google is considering similar moves with its Nexus line of smartphones. The Information is reporting that “Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his lieutenants have signaled to colleagues and outsiders that the company wants to take greater control over its program for making ‘Nexus’ smartphones” and that “the change would effectively reduce the level of involvement of hardware partners that make the phones with Google, a group which has included Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei.” More →

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Google Chrome Material Design Update

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By on January 31, 2016 at 8:45 AM.

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By most accounts, the transition to Material Design has been a successful one for Android. It’s more responsive, it’s easier on the eyes and it’s even made its way over to iOS to some degree. So it only makes sense that Google would take what it’s learned from Android and implement the best elements in the Chrome browser.

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Google Smartphone Facial Recognition

Google is working on experimental smartphones that can recognize your face

By on January 27, 2016 at 8:50 PM.

Google is working on experimental smartphones that can recognize your face

Facial recognition technology has come a long way over the past few years and now it looks like Google is working on making it a core part of its smartphones. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that Google is working to build smartphones that have facial recognition technology built right into their hardware that don’t have to rely on communicating with remote data centers over the web. More →

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Amazon Google Android Phones

Amazon has a daring ‘Plan B’ for stealing Android from Google

By on January 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM.

Amazon has a daring ‘Plan B’ for stealing Android from Google

The Fire phone was an epic disaster for Amazon that has been discontinued. But while it doesn’t look like Amazon wants to build a second-gen Fire Phone anytime soon, the company does seem to have a Plan B in place for stealing Android from Google. More →

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Google Doodle Scoville Pepper Game

Today’s Google Doodle is a silly game about an ice cream cone battling hot peppers

By on January 22, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

Today’s Google Doodle is a silly game about an ice cream cone battling hot peppers

Looking for ways to bide the time before the incoming snowpocalypse wipes away the East Coast? Google’s got you covered! On Friday, the company updated the Google Doodle on its homepage in honor of the 151st birthday of Wilbur Scoville — the chemist who found a way to measure a pepper’s heat. More →

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