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Google Launches New ‘Hummingbird’ Search Algorithm

Google Launches New ‘Hummingbird’ Search Algorithm

Google has overhauled its search algorithm, the foundation of the Internet's dominant search engine, to better cope with the longer, more complex queries it has been getting from Web users. Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search, told reporters on Thursday that the company launched its latest "Hummingbird" algorithm ...

Google Opens Same-Day Delivery to All San Francisco Residents

Google Opens Same-Day Delivery to All San Francisco Residents

Almost six months after it started trialling a same-day local delivery service in San Francisco, Google has announced that it’s now open to all users in the San Francisco and surrounding Peninsula area. In what could be described as a similar initiative to Amazon Prime or eBay Now, Google Shopping Express pulls together ...

YouTube to Overhaul Comments, Make Feedback More Personal

YouTube to Overhaul Comments, Make Feedback More Personal

YouTube is refreshing the way that it’s handling comments on the video social network. Starting this week, it is implementing a modified version of the Google+ Comment platform to help make user feedback more meaningful and personalized to each individual. In its current form, YouTube comments are organized in ...

Android Device Manager Gets Secure Remote Lock and Password Reset

Android Device Manager Gets Secure Remote Lock and Password Reset

In our recent APK/website teardown, we unearthed Android's upcoming remote device lock functionality through Google Play Services, and now it has quietly gone live in the Android Device Manager. Just head to the management interface and you'll have a new Lock button. Click it, and your lost device can be secured instantly. ...

Gmail Outage on Monday Delayed 29 Percent of All E-mails Sent

Gmail Outage on Monday Delayed 29 Percent of All E-mails Sent

If you had problems receiving emails or opening attachments with Gmail on Monday, you weren't the only one. Google says that Monday's Gmail outage delayed 29 percent of all emails sent from 8:54AM to roughly 7:00PM ET, with an average delay time of 2.6 seconds. But one and a half percent of emails saw a much greater backup ...

Leap Motion, HP ENVY and the Future of Augmented Reality

Leap Motion, HP ENVY and the Future of Augmented Reality

This fall, HP will ship a laptop, the ENVY 17, which will be the first laptop to ship with Leap Motion technology embedded into the hardware. Not only that, but the Leap Motion sensor included in the laptop is dramatically smaller than previous embedded designs. If you’re unfamiliar with Leap Motion, prepare to ...

Google’s ‘Calico’ 101: Why Google Thinks It Can Defeat Aging

Google’s ‘Calico’ 101: Why Google Thinks It Can Defeat Aging

The sad truth is that, if everyone on the Forbes 400 list simultaneously (and tragically) got Cancer, or Parkinsons (or any given disease for that matter), the world would probably be well on its way to finding a cure for these illnesses, thanks to the enormous wealth that would be incentivized to back those efforts. ...

Google Launches New Logo and Navigation Bar

Google Launches New Logo and Navigation Bar

Google announced on Thursday new logo and navigation bar for all its websites. The company says it will be rolling out the update across “most” Google products over the next few weeks. You can see the new navigation bar and Google logo to the left, or at the linked site. There are of course some functional changes, too. ...

Google Wallet Lands on iOS Two Years After Launching on Android

Google Wallet Lands on iOS Two Years After Launching on Android

Hey iPhone users, Google Wallet is here! The payments app has finally arrived for iOS devices, bringing with it transfers to friends, loyalty card tracking and nearby offers. Tap-to-pay is notably absent, as iOS devices don't support NFC, but much of the other Wallet functionality does appear to have made its way to the App ...

Report: Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat to Launch in October

Report: Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat to Launch in October

Google may partner with LG Electronics again to develop and launch a co-branded 5-inch smartphone, the Nexus 5, following cooperation on the Nexus 4 launched in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The revealed specifications of the Nexus 5 are almost identical to those found in the LG ...