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Google Announces Google Play’s “Best of 2017”

Tens of thousands of applications are added to the Play Store every day, which is enough to overwhelm anyone. Making matters worse, Google's laissez-faire approval process means that many of those apps aren't exactly best-in-class. That's one reason Google launched the Play Store's Editor's Choice section, which highlights outstanding applications selected by the search giant's...

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If you've spent any time in an office during the last 20 years, you’re likely familiar with Excel—the number-crunching powerhouse that keeps offices and businesses around the world up and running 24/7. It’s also likely, however, that you’ve only skimmed the surface of this incredibly powerful software and aren’t taking advantage of its truly awesome...

Alphabet is Considering Folding Nest into Google’s Hardware Division

When Google acquired Nest back in 2014, the Tony Fadell-founded company petitioned for autonomy. It was considered something of a steal for $3.2 billion, but infighting and cultural clashes hampered its productivity. That didn't stop Nest from getting new high-end security cameras and smart thermostats out the door, but Alphabet, Google's parent company, is reportedly...

Google Bans Applications that Inject Ads into the Lockscreen

Display advertising might be Google's bread and butter, but not all ads are created equal -- obnoxious banners, pop-ups, and interstitials are a recipe for bad user experiences and low click-through rates. That's why the search giant built an ad-blocking feature into Chrome, and why it's banning another category of ads -- lockscreen advertisements -- from...

Google Home Max Might be Released on December 11

There's no question that Google Home, Google's machine learning-powered smart speaker, is incredibly useful. Want to know the temperature? Ask the Google Assistant. What about your commute? It can answer you that, too. But it's always fallen short in the audio department, which is why Google announced a high-end follow-up to the Google Home, the Google...

Google is Making a Computer Vision Kit for Raspberry Pi

Computer vision promises to revolutionize everything from smartphone security to document scanning, but the concepts aren't the easiest to wrap your head around. To help budding data scientists get experimenting, Google, one of the field's foremost authorities, is releasing a machine learning development kit for computer vision. Google says it's the first device to bring offline,...

Google Assistant Gains Local Delivery and Home Service Support in the US

These days, there's not much the Google Assistant can't do. The platform's cloud-powered intelligence and contextual awareness helps it serve up answers to current events questions, the weather, commute time, and more. And thanks to a growing portfolio of third-party apps, it's getting better every day. But despite the Google Assistant's versatility, it hasn't always been great at helping...

Alexa Can Now Control Hulu, NBC, and More on the Fire TV

When it comes to the highly competitive voice assistant market, Amazon isn't playing around. It recently rolled out an update that lets developers notify Alexa users with audible pings and flashing LEDs, brought Alexa to smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 9, and and introduced Google Home-like personalised voice recognition to its Echo speakers. Needless to say, the...

Honor 7X Hands-on

We are excited to get a hands-on look at the Honor 7X which is the newest budget phone from Honor. In this video we just take a quick look at the completely redesigned body, the new premium materials being used, and see how it compares to the previous model. Honor is making a big focus on...

Unlocked HTC U11 Life Receives Android Oreo Update in the US

The HTC U11 Life was announced on November 2 alongside HTC's flagship HTC U11 Plus. While the latter's yet to launch in all markets, the U11 Life hit store shelves earlier this year, including in the US. But there was a problem: In some countries, it shipped with an Android 7.1 Nougat-based version of Sense...