Google Maps Racist White House Searches

The latest Google Maps catastrophe is directing racists to the White House

By on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The latest Google Maps catastrophe is directing racists to the White House

Google can’t win for losing. Just days after the search giant was forced to temporarily shut down its Map Maker tool in light of a rash of vandalism, The Washington Post discovered a far more disturbing trend. Specific search phrases on Google Maps containing the word “n****r” (yes, the heinous racial epithet) will redirect users to the White House, where president Barack Obama currently resides. More →

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Google Online Photo Service

It looks like Google+ wasn’t a total waste after all

By on May 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

It looks like Google+ wasn’t a total waste after all

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Google+ user with any affinity for the service, but that’s not to say there aren’t elements of the social network experiment worth saving.

Bloomberg News first reported last year that Google might be planning to spin off its photo sharing and storage features from Google+, and now people familiar with the plans tell Bloomberg that the new service will be revealed soon. More →

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Google Chrome Memory Leak Fix

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

By on May 19, 2015 at 8:20 PM.

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

Chrome is an awesome browser but it also has severe memory leak issues that can chew up resources on both your PC and your smartphone. KitGuru highlights some recent comments made by the Chrome for Android team during a Reddit AMA that show Google’s engineers are very much aware of Chrome’s memory leak problems and are vowing to fix it. More →

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Google Maps App

Android is about to get a new Google Maps update – download it here before it’s released

By on May 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Android is about to get a new Google Maps update – download it here before it’s released

If a survey asked smartphone users to identify the mobile apps they cannot live without, we have no doubt that Google Maps would find itself very close to the top of the list. As such, it’s always worth bringing the news to users’ attention when a new update is released — or is about to be released.

Google Maps 9.9 for Android devices is ready to roll out to devices around the world, but you don’t have to wait another minute to download it. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Android Sales

Samsung’s iPhone nightmare is far from over, and now it’s affecting Google

By on May 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Samsung’s iPhone nightmare is far from over, and now it’s affecting Google

One of the factors that contributed to Samsung’s weak quarters last year is the iPhone 6 family of smartphones. Apple sold a record-breaking number of handsets in 2014 at the expense of rivals, with a staggering 74.4 million iPhones having been sold during the Christmas quarter. Now, it looks like the iPhone 6 buying frenzy is far from over. More →

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Huawei Nexus Rumors Specs Features

This is the smartphone Google’s next Nexus phone might be based on

By on May 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

This is the smartphone Google’s next Nexus phone might be based on

The rumor frenzy surrounding Google’s upcoming new Nexus phone continues, as new details emerge about one of the two Nexus handsets that will supposedly launch this fall. Earlier rumors have suggested that both Huawei and LG are working on their own next-gen Nexus handsets, with the former model said to be the bigger handset of the two.

A new report now states that the Huawei Nexus phone will be built on top of the design of the Mate 8, an upcoming high-end handset expected to be released in the coming months. More →

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Elon Musk Larry Page Google Robots

Elon Musk fears Google will build ‘a fleet of robots capable of destroying mankind’

By on May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Elon Musk fears Google will build ‘a fleet of robots capable of destroying mankind’

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is the furthest thing from a Luddite technophobe we can imagine, but he has nonetheless raised some very legitimate worries about the dangers of artificial intelligence. The Washington Post this week pointed out another fascinating tidbit from Ashlee Vance’s upcoming book on Musk’s life and career in which it’s revealed that Musk is particularly worried about what the company run by his friend Larry Page is working on. More →

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Google Search: Removing Ads Smartphones

European carriers are planning to hurt Google where it matters most

By on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

European carriers are planning to hurt Google where it matters most

European carriers are apparently working on deploying technology that could filter out mobile ads on smartphones and tablets operating on their networks, a move that could deliver a crippling blow to Google, Facebook, and other online business that might depend on advertising revenue. More →

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Google Self-Driving Cars Public Testing

You’ll see Google’s cute self-driving car on public roads this summer

By on May 15, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

You’ll see Google’s cute self-driving car on public roads this summer

Google on Friday surprisingly announced that its own self-driving car will soon be ready for public testing. No, you won’t be able to start using one yourself, as Google will only start small public pilot programs in the following years. But the company will use a few prototype vehicles on public roads in and around Mountain View with safety drivers aboard. More →

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Gmail Android App

Google’s Gmail app for Android was just updated – here’s everything that’s new

By on May 14, 2015 at 1:04 PM.

Google’s Gmail app for Android was just updated – here’s everything that’s new

It’s easy to forget just how much we rely on Gmail. Perhaps that’s part of the beauty of Google’s free email service – it’s a part of our lives now, so much so that we don’t even remember what a mess email services were before Gmail came along and flipped the industry on its head.

As great as Gmail is, Google is always working on improving the service and adding new features, both online and to its mobile apps. To that end, the company just released an update to its Android app that users can begin enjoying immediately. More →

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2015 Nexus 6 Successors LG

Android fans might finally get the Nexus 5 successor they’ve dreamt of this year

By on May 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Android fans might finally get the Nexus 5 successor they’ve dreamt of this year

It’s been nearly two years since Google and LG teamed up to create the highly acclaimed Nexus 5, and now a new report claims Android fans might finally get a proper sequel to the device later this year.
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Apple Watch Google Apps

The next Apple device I want Google to dominate

By on May 13, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The next Apple device I want Google to dominate

My dream of having Google take over my iPhone is quickly becoming a reality. Apple’s smartphones are sleek and its mobile platform is the best in the business, thanks largely to superior third-party apps that are abundantly available. As it turns out, Google’s iOS apps are among the best in the App Store, and I recently wrote about the fact that Google’s iPhone apps are better than Apple’s own iOS apps across the board.

But now that Google has dominated my iPhone, there’s a new Apple device I need Google to take over as soon as possible. More →

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