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Opinion: Photos is Google’s Most Interesting Service in 2017, and Crucial for Their Product Repertoire

Google is a company that wears many different hats. In addition to the big projects, such as Search, Android, YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Drive, and Maps, you've also got other, smaller projects, including Daydream, Allo, Play Music, Wallet... The list goes on and on, and even if I were just to name every individual product that...

EU Antitrust Regulators Appoint Expert Panel on the Case Against Android

European Antitrust Regulators have been investigating multiple antitrust claims against Google. One such case led to a record fine of $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) being levied on Google for violating European antitrust regulations as it was determined the company was manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service. For one of its other cases, EU antitrust...

A New Mid-Tier Smartphone Is Coming to Project Fi Later This Year

If you own a Pixel/Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6P, there's a fairly good chance that you use that handset with Google's own Project Fi phone service. Ever since its launch back in 2015, Project Fi has been locked down to only officially support Nexus and Pixel-branded smartphones, and according to a tweet from...

Google Announces a Developer Preview of the Android Things Console

Google initially announced Brillo back during the 2015 Google I/O tech event and that was said to be the company's IoT platform. It has evolved and grown since that initial announcement and was officially rebranded as Android Things right at the end of last year. Android Things is such a new venture for Google that...

Google News Redesign Focuses on UX, Facts and User Control

Since the introduction of Material Design to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has adopted this design philosophy throughout the entire company. This was a radical move at the time because Google has always been a function over form type of company. There have always been plenty of other services that looked better than Google's counterpart, but...

European Commission Orders Google to Pay $2.7 Billion for Manipulating Shopping Results

European Union regulators have issued a whopping $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine on Google for violating European antitrust regulations. The search giant was accused of manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service. Google has been given 90 days to fix the problem, and if it doesn't, the EU will hit it with penalty...

Future Pixel Smartphones Could Feature a Touch Panel on the Back

When the Google Pixel was announced last October, one of the most controversial talking points was the design of the phone. The large glass panel on the back along with the rest of the metal body just looked odd and out of place, but a new patent that was recently granted to Google suggests that...

Japanese HTC Blog Finds Possible Pixel 2 References in U11 Files

The blog HTC Soku released an entry today which discovered data that HTC may be, or may have been handling two of the Pixel 2 variants. Inside the blog entry were the details, which we have translated: "The following descriptions were found in the system file of HTC U11 Taiwan version (OCEAN # DUGL). OCEAN_WHL OCEAN_UL OCEAN_DUGL OCEAN_DTWL OCEAN_UHL OCEAN_UHL_JAPAN OCEAN_A S2 M2" The blog's author believes, given that...

Google for Jobs is Now Available in English on Desktop and Mobile

Google has built some amazing search technology over the years. Couple that with their new machine learning neural networks and they're able to understand a degree of natural language that can be applied to areas in which they had tried before. At Google I/O earlier this year, the company announced they would be attempting to...

Report: European Commission Likely to Hit Google with Fine of over €1 Billion over Antitrust Issues

According to a new report from The Financial Times, the European Commission is likely to hit Google with a record fine of  €1 billion (£874 million) over antitrust issues. An announcement on one of the antitrust investigations will be made "in the coming weeks". Google is accused of promoting its own shopping service (Google Shopping) in...

Google Releases MobileNets, Mobile-First Computer Vision Models for Tensor Flow

Google has announced MobileNets, a family of mobile first computer vision models for TensorFlow. The company designed them to work on low-power, low-speed platforms like mobile devices. Having a device that can determine what you are currently seeing, on your phone, might just revolutionize our app ecosystems by unleashing a variety of new use-cases. Visual recognition...

Google Play Services v11 Adds New LocationServices APIs

Earlier this month, Google released version 11 of Google Play Services and it came with a lot of changes to the platform. This update touched on ads, app invites, awareness, identity, casting and so much more. Be sure to check out the full release notes if you are interested in all of the changes that...