Google has been updating Google Glass for a planned release of the device to its Explorer program, and the time has finally come for Explorers to get their hands on the new… Keep reading →
Google Search for Android gets app listings, letting you find information in apps on your device and Google Play
Google today announced a big update to Google Search for Android that will make it a lot easier to find information. In short, the company has added app listings, meaning… Keep reading →
A report in PRWatch made it more publicly known that Google has made donations that it calls “substantial” to a number of conservative groups, including Americans for Tax Reform, the CATO Institute, and Heritage Action.
Americans for Tax Reform is known for its founder Grover Norquist and his pledge, which many conservative politicians sign, promising to not raise taxes. The CATO Institute was founded with Koch money, and Heritage Action had a hand in the government shutdown.
Motorola today offered $150 off a Moto X on any carrier, with no contract required. The company just revealed it has sold out of $349 Moto X units, nine minutes… Keep reading →
Google Calendar is getting a small update today that adds autocomplete for locations and instant search results as you type to the company’s calendaring solution. With the new location autocomplete, adding addresses to an event finally becomes less of a chore and error prone. You just start typing and Google will try to predict your intentions. Once your friends or colleagues receive the invitation, they can just click on the ‘map’ link in their calendar to see where the event will take place. Type-ahead search in Calendar is also a relatively small update, but one that will also save quite a bit of time. Same here: just start typing and Google will show you all the potential results in a drop-down menu under the search form. As the company previously announced in November, when invitations are sent to a group, the calendar will now automatically update when people join or leave a group. This means event guest lists will be automatically updated and users don’t have to worry about missing an event when they join a new group or getting irrelevant updates once they leave. While Google regularly updated Gmail and many of its other productivity tools over the last few months, Calendar always lagged behind a bit. The last major update to Calendar was adding Latin American Spanish as an option in April, after all. It’s good to see the company put some effort behind its online calendar again. While it’s a pretty capable calendaring solution, there’s plenty of room for improvement here, so hopefully we’ll see a bit more of that in the months to come.
Google Calendar taps Maps for location autocomplete suggestions, and shows relevant events as you search
Google has announced a handful of updates for Google Calendar today, as it looks to make it quicker for users to manually complete entries for events and meetings. Now when… Keep reading →
Google’s Knowledge Graph expands to cars with facts, specifications, and pricing for different configurations
Google today announced an update to its Knowledge Graph feature: you can now search for cars and get quick information without leaving the search engine. All you have to do… Keep reading →
Andy Rubin left the helm of the Android team back in March, replaced by then-Chrome VP Sundar Pichai, and it’s been a bit of a mystery what he’s been up to since. Now, the New York Times reveals that he’s moved to a much more experimental department at…