Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

2016-04-28_1035 Google’s OnHub routers are getting a little bit smarter today with the help of IFTTT, the online tool that allows you to easily connect different online services and platforms. Thanks to this, you can now automatically prioritize traffic from your Apple TV or Xbox when you want to watch a movie for example. To do this, you simply create an IFTTT recipe that gives those devices… Read More

Google for Work and Google Cloud Platform get new security and privacy certifications

9027029071_ab7695723b_o (1) In what is clearly part of the company’s efforts to get more enterprise customers on its platforms, Google today announced that it has renewed its ISO 27001 certification for the fourth year in a row and upped its product coverage from 34 to 59 products. In addition, Google Apps for Work and the Google Cloud Platform have now also been certified for ISO 27017 for cloud security and… Read More

HP and Google join forces for a souped-up metal Chromebook

HP Chromebook 13 You know it’s not just any old Chromebook when Google and HP team up for the thing’s product launch. And indeed, the HP Chromebook 13 looks to be a pretty compelling alternative to the MacBook upgrade Apple ushered into the world last week. The laptop makes a compelling case both in terms of looks and muscle, sporting a 2.8-pound all-metal design, measuring half an inch thick and… Read More

Google Calendar for Android makes scheduling meetings on the go easier

calendar_icon Despite the fact that numerous companies have tried to solve this problem, scheduling meetings is still a hassle. If you use Google for Work or Edu on the desktop, you are probably familiar with how Google lets you find meeting times across your organization already (though the feature is a bit hidden). Today, Google is bringing this same “find a time” tool to Android, too. Similar… Read More

Android TV gets its own iPhone app

androidtvios Google has quietly introduced a new iPhone application that works with Android TV, its smart TV platform for standalone media players and TVs. The Android TV app for iOS lets those with any supported device use their iPhone as a remote control for their system – just like the Android counterpart already offers. With a basic, no-frills design, the app lets you search using your voice or… Read More

YouTube brings a new homepage with improved recommendations to its iOS and Android apps

large-thumbs-creators Next time you open the YouTube app on your iOS or Android phone, you’ll be greeted by a new homepage experience. Before, YouTube would show you a list of recommended items with small thumbnails, followed by a few more lists of recommended videos about topics you’ve recently shown interested in. Now, you’ll see a single feed of recommended videos that are all presented with… Read More

Google, Uber, Lyft join automakers in self-driving car lobby

self driving car Google, Uber and Lyft have joined forces with automakers Volvo and Ford, creating a coalition to influence lawmakers, regulators and the public, Automotive News reported on Tuesday. The new lobby, dubbed The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, will be led by David Strickland, long-time safety watchdog who was formerly the head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety… Read More

YouTube introduces six-second Bumper ads

stopwatch YouTube announced a new ad format today that’s all about brevity. In a blog post, Product Manager Zach Lupei said YouTube has been exploring formats that are better-suited for smartphone video watchers. Hence the creation of Bumper ads — video ads that are only six seconds long. The idea of a really short ad isn’t new — the name suggests that the inspiration comes… Read More

Google showcases the best Android apps for its first-ever Google Play Awards

googleplayawards Apple has historically doled out annual awards to those third-party app developers who it believes have created the best apps and games over the past 12 months. Now, Google is launching its own take on app awards with the debut of what it’s calling the “Google Play Awards.” But while familiar in concept, Google’s version will tweak the formula somewhat from… Read More

To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

PTS lunar rover Quick: you can send 20 gigabytes of data to the moon. What’s it going to be? Time’s up! Wikipedia? What a coincidence — that’s what the Part-Time Scientists, a team working on a homegrown lunar rover for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, decided too! And they’re really planning to do bring Wikipedia to the Moon. Read More
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