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Google Teams Up With Foxconn to Work on Robotics

Google Teams Up With Foxconn to Work on Robotics

Foxconn has long been associated as the partner for Apple, assembling the majority of the U.S. company’s iPhones and iPads. But few people know the Taiwanese contract manufacturer, also known as Hon Hai Precision industry, has been quietly working with Google. People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal ...

Google to Fight French Fine for Wrong-Doing

Google to Fight French Fine for Wrong-Doing

France and Google are playing a delicate game of brinkmanship in the courts of Europe, and it still isn't clear who'll come off worse. France fined the search company €150,000 ($200,000) last month as a penalty for failing to tell French citizens exactly what happens to their personal data. Google could have coughed up ...

Microsoft’s Investment in Foursquare is for Personal Assistant App ‘Cortana’

Microsoft’s Investment in Foursquare is for Personal Assistant App ‘Cortana’

Microsoft invested $15 million in Foursquare Labs Inc., forging a partnership that will help Windows-powered phones offer restaurant and entertainment suggestions to consumers on the move. The investment, confirmed in an interview by Foursquare Chief Executive Officer Dennis Crowley, is part of a funding round from late ...

Google’s Chromebox Looks to Take Over Your Conference Room

Google’s Chromebox Looks to Take Over Your Conference Room

Been trying to figure out just what you'd do with a Chromebox? Google has an idea: build a new video conferencing system. At least that's what Google VP of product management Ceaser Sengupta announced in Mountain View this morning. It's called Chromebox for meetings and, well, it's a Chromebox bundle designed to outfit ...

KitKat is Only on 1.8% of Android Phones After 3 Months

KitKat is Only on 1.8% of Android Phones After 3 Months

Google officially introduced the latest KitKat version of its Android operating system in October last year, and despite three months passing, it continues to be installed on less than 2 percent of all active Android devices worldwide, according to new data. KitKat is installed on 1.8 percent of all Android phones or ...

Google Ordered to Move ‘Mystery Barge’ in San Francisco

Google Ordered to Move ‘Mystery Barge’ in San Francisco

Google must move its mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a state official said Monday. The notice came after the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission investigated amid numerous complaints about the construction ...

Google Wallet (iOS) Adds Loyalty Card Scanning

Google Wallet (iOS) Adds Loyalty Card Scanning

After rolling out the update to Android devices last week, Google today updated its Google Wallet app for iOS with the ability to scan physical loyalty cards. Rather than having to type out your account information to join a new program within the app, scanning a physical loyalty card from a supported retailer will ...

Kurzweil: Computers Will Be in Our Blood in 20 Years

Kurzweil: Computers Will Be in Our Blood in 20 Years

Imagine having millions of nanobots in your brain that constantly remind you to log into Google+. That seems to be the vision of Google engineering director Ray Kurzweil, who tells The Wall Street Journal that by the 2030s we’ll have “millions, billions of blood cell-sized computers in our bloodstream… keeping us ...

Google Maps App Now Alerts You to Quicker Routes

Google Maps App Now Alerts You to Quicker Routes

Google has updated Google Maps for Android and iOS to alert you when a faster route becomes available. In other words, if you’re stuck in a traffic jam, Google Maps will let you know exactly when it makes sense to take that detour. You can download the new version now for iOS from Apple’s App Store. There’s no need to ...

Google Now Hits Chrome Beta for Windows, Mac and Chrome OS

Google Now Hits Chrome Beta for Windows, Mac and Chrome OS

Google on Monday announced it is rolling out Google Now to the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS this week. The company says notifications will be available in English initially, with other languages supported “soon.” Google Now notifications will show up in Chrome’s notification center. To check ...