Posts Tagged: Google

Google’s Futuristic In-Air Gesture Control System Could Replace Buttons

Google’s Futuristic In-Air Gesture Control System Could Replace Buttons

Google was recently awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covering its invention of an air-, motion- and radar-based gesture control system which could one day find its way into everything from computers, to smartphones, smartwatches, appliances and more, allowing “touchless control” of key features and functions. Now, Reuters is reporting that the Mountain View,

Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve highlighted


This secret Google trick will turn your browser all Christmassy

This secret Google trick will turn your browser all Christmassy

Google has unveiled its latest hidden easter egg – and this one is perfect for putting you in a fuzzy, festive mood in the run up to Christmas. If you type ‘Christmas’ (or ‘Christmas cards’, ‘Christmas presents’, any phrase with the word Christmas in), into the search engine, you’ll be greeted by a string of

Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost

Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost

Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away with the best feature from Now on Tap: text selection. Previously, when you held down


Google adds a ‘follow’ button to search results

Google adds a ‘follow’ button to search results

Good news for folks who find Google’s mobile news cards useful in its search app and launcher: the service will now not only bring you stories related to things you’ve searched for, but also trending topics and happenings in your area and around the globe. Google says it’s smartened up its feed with more powerful machine

Google previewed its VR ad prototype and we’re not fans

Google previewed its VR ad prototype and we’re not fans

VR ad experiments are taking place at Google’s Area 120 workshop because developers are itching to monetize their apps according to a recent blog post. But unfortunately, the ads aren’t as cool as you think. Because virtual reality is such a personal experience, developers are leaning away from intrusive ad experiences. No pop-ups sound like a breath of



Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

  Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy ambitious flights of technological fancy, but this may be his flightiest: Bloomberg reports the enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attire and once leapt out of an airplane wearing Google Glass to promote the launch of the wearable, is now working on a secret airship in

Prices for Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches leak

Prices for Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches leak

We’ve seen quite a few details about Google and LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style leak out lately, but the pricing of the two watches had remained a mystery. Until today, that is. The LG Watch Sport will launch with a price of $349, says a source speaking to Android Police. The smaller and less