Google Search Results Skewed

New Study Says Google’s Self-Promotion Ruins Search Results for Users

By on June 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

New Study Says Google’s Self-Promotion Ruins Search Results for Users

When you search for “maps” on Google, what do you think you’ll see at the top of the results page? How about when you search for “calendar,” “photos” or “music”?

From your perspective, it might make sense that Google’s services appear before anyone else’s when searching on Google, but a recent study from two U.S. academics explains how Google might be violating competition laws and having an overall negative impact on its users by promoting its own content and services. More →

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LG Nexus 5 2015 Release Date

A Brand New Nexus Phone Might Launch Sooner Than You Think

By on June 29, 2015 at 4:37 PM.

A Brand New Nexus Phone Might Launch Sooner Than You Think

Google is widely expected to launch two new Nexus handsets this year, including a 5-inch LG Nexus 5 (2015 edition) and a Huawei phablet. Fans of the Nexus line probably expect the phones to launch at some point in the fourth quarter of the year, which is when Google usually releases new Nexus smartphones. But it looks like at least one new Nexus handset might hit store shelves sooner than you think. More →

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New York Free Google Wi-Fi

Google’s Plan to Bring Free Superfast Wi-Fi to the World Has Begun

By on June 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Google’s Plan to Bring Free Superfast Wi-Fi to the World Has Begun

Your prayers have been finally answered – that is, if you asked for Google to come to New York City with free Wi-Fi for all. Because that’s totally happening this year, and it’s all part of Google’s grandiose plan to bring free Wi-Fi to the world. More →

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Google Play Music Free Radio

Google’s Latest Ploy to Keep You Away from Apple Music

Google’s Latest Ploy to Keep You Away from Apple Music

By on June 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Apple Music has managed to retain its grasp on the headlines this week thanks to a theatrical bout with Taylor Swift, but Google has some music news of its own as well. On Tuesday, Google announced on its Official Android Blog that free, ad-supported radio stations are now available on Google Play Music.

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How To Recall Email In Gmail

Now Everyone Can Recall Sent Emails in Gmail – Here’s How

By on June 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Now Everyone Can Recall Sent Emails in Gmail – Here’s How

The Holy Grail of email has finally made its official entrance in Google’s popular Gmail service. Well, not having to deal with email at all is the Holy Grail, I suppose, but this is probably the next best thing.

Beginning immediately, Gmail users around the world have access to a ridiculously simple feature that could potentially be a life saver: The ability to recall a sent email. More →

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Google Photos Objects Recognition Feature

Google’s Photos App Creates Crazy Images That Look Like Mesmerizing, Surreal Dreams

By on June 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM.

Google’s Photos App Creates Crazy Images That Look Like Mesmerizing, Surreal Dreams

Who said a computer can’t dream? Well, not exactly dream, but imagine and create things out of the things it sees. That’s what Google’s neural network computers need to do to recognize all those places and objects in the images you upload to Google Photos. More →

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Google Nest Cam Announcement Analysis

Why the Hell Would I Want a Google Camera Recording Everything in my House?

By on June 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Why the Hell Would I Want a Google Camera Recording Everything in my House?

I’m a big fan of Google services but there are limits to what I’ll subject myself to in the name of convenience. That limit was definitely reached this week with the announcement of the Nest Cam home security camera. The camera itself isn’t anything to freak out about, but I really do not understand why anyone would take Google up on its Nest Aware offer that will record everything in your house and analyze it constantly. More →

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Sourcepoint Ad Block Stopping Software

Ad Blockers – Former Googler Will Sell Tech to Punch Through All of Them

By on June 18, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Ad Blockers – Former Googler Will Sell Tech to Punch Through All of Them

The ad-blocking cat and mouse game Internet users and content publishers are playing online is about to get more interesting, as a former Googler apparently says his new company has a high-tech means of smashing through “all the ad blockers.” More →

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Huawei Nexus Phablet Release Date

Next-Gen Nexus Phone Details Seemingly Confirmed by Huawei Employee

By on June 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Next-Gen Nexus Phone Details Seemingly Confirmed by Huawei Employee

A Huawei employee in the U.K. familiar with the company’s plans has seemingly confirmed that Huawei is indeed working with Google on one of the two next-generation Nexus handsets expected to be released later this year alongside Android M. More →

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Google Maps Arrive Time Navigation Trick

New Google Maps feature tells you if you won’t make it to your destination before it closes

By on June 16, 2015 at 10:14 AM.

New Google Maps feature tells you if you won’t make it to your destination before it closes

How many times did you hurry to make a last-minute purchase only to find out that a certain store had closed for the day while you were stuck in traffic? That kind of annoyance might soon be a thing of the past, as Google has found a way to fix it inside Google Maps. More →

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Google Project Soli

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible future Google is creating

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible future Google is creating

By on June 15, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group is easily one of the most exciting divisions we know about at Google. The teams there are working on nothing short of shaping our future, and some of the technologies they’re developing seem like they are straight out of a science fiction movie. In fact, some of them are straight out of a science fiction movie.

Earlier this month at the annual Google I/O conference, the company showed off a number of exciting ATAP projects currently in development, and we discussed a few of the most exciting ones in our earlier coverage (you really have to check it out).

One of them in particular deserves to be revisited, however, because it really is mind-blowing. More →

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