Tagged with: Google

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

People think Bitcoin is funny money and Google Glass has no specs appeal -- if they even know what these new technologies are. Many people are still unaware of Google's smartglasses or digital currencies, according to new research from the UK, and those that do are worried about the privacy or financial issues of these hot ...

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Google is allowing potential Explorers to try Glass before they shell out the $1,500 to actually buy the device, according to a Reddit user by the name of clide. He posted various images of a home try-on kit, as well as the above email he received from the Glass customer support representatives. Spencer Kleyweg of ...

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface "that gets out of your way" with a ...

Chrome Remote Desktop (Android) Lets You Access PCs and Macs from Anywhere

Chrome Remote Desktop (Android) Lets You Access PCs and Macs from Anywhere

Google on Wednesday launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app now directly from Google Play. The app’s description says you can “securely access your computers from your Android device” but doesn’t ...

Google Patents Camera System for Contact Lenses

Google Patents Camera System for Contact Lenses

A recent patent application from the search engine kingpin might make you reconsider wanting to buy Google Glass. Spotted by the folks at Patent Bolt, Google has filed a patent application for a micro camera component to compliment its recently announced smart contact lenses. In addition to being able to monitor a ...

Google Has No Plans to Bring Google Fiber to New York

Google Has No Plans to Bring Google Fiber to New York

A Google Fiber job posting in New York City has a bunch of tech news sites excited about the prospect of Google bringing its fiber Internet service to the Big Apple. It would certainly be a nice consolation prize for a city bemoaning the comical failure of the New York Knicks. But Google says there are no such plans. "Don't ...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

With several states and municipalities considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices, the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year. The commitment, announced Tuesday, has the backing of the five largest U.S. cellular ...

Google Sells Out of Google Glass During Promotion, Doesn’t Disclose Sales Figures

Google Sells Out of Google Glass During Promotion, Doesn’t Disclose Sales Figures

Google ditched its invite-only approach to Google Glass for a single day when it made its wearable device available to the general public in the US on Tuesday, and the company has revealed that its allocation of devices is now sold out. Google isn’t saying exactly how many devices and spots on the Google Explorer program ...

Google’s Modular ‘Project Ara’ Phone Kit May Launch in January for $50

Google’s Modular ‘Project Ara’ Phone Kit May Launch in January for $50

Google’s ambitious modular smartphone concept, an attempt to disrupt the market dominated by Apple and Samsung, could be available in January 2015 for as little as $50. Paul Eremenko, Google’s Project Ara head, told attendees of its developer conference that the modular device is scheduled to go on sale in January next ...

Google’s Terms of Service Now Says Your Emails are Scanned for Ads

Google’s Terms of Service Now Says Your Emails are Scanned for Ads

Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when ...