An analytical tool that uses Google search data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries, and could enable faster response to outbreaks, scientists say. The research builds on a methodology previously developed by the team to track influenza in the US.
Google Expeditions app enables over 600 virtual reality field trips to places like Great Barrier Reef, the Taj Mahal, and more.
Google is rolling out the Play Protect home screen for all Android devices running Google Mobile Services 11 or later. Google Play Protect scans apps for malware before and after users install them on their device. It is automatically enabled on users’ devices.
Years ago, Google built a social network separate from its prized asset, web search. The effort failed. Now the company is trying again, only this time, it’s turning its search engine into something that looks a lot like the news feed of a social network.
Google app will now have a personalised news feed, according to an announcement from the company. The search giant first previewed the feed in December 2016, and it is now going to be an even more important part of the Google app. The feed will be available on Android, iOS apps.
Alphabet Inc.’s high-speed internet business is undergoing another shake-up as its leader, Gregory McCray, is stepping down. The company is looking for a replacement. McCray was hired in February as chief executive officer of Access, the Alphabet unit that houses Google Fiber.
Glass Enterprise Edition, a new version of Google Glass has been announced by Team X, which is part of Google’s parent company Alphabet. Glass Enterprise Edition still largely resembles the original smart glasses, with an optical head-mounted display and built-in camera.
Microsoft Corp. and Google pleaded with US regulators on Monday to preserve strong net neutrality rules, while AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. backed weakened oversight and said Congress should settle the issue that’s burned for more than a decade.
For years, Google has poured time and money into one of the most ambitious dreams of modern technology: building a working quantum computer. Now the company is thinking of ways to turn the project into a business. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has offered science labs and artificial intelligence researchers early access to its quantum machines over the internet in recent months.
When it comes to web businesses, China has created its own versions of a search engine (Baidu), e-commerce platform (Alibaba) and video-streaming service (iQiyi) with resounding success. Yet there’s a conspicuous absence of smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home.
Google has quietly rolled out a feature in its Maps for Android users where they can see a graph on the best time to travel. Reportedly available in the US and Britain at the moment, the new travel time graph — among with a common direction route — has bars for half an hour before, and a few hours after the current time.
Google introduced phone prompts for 2-step verification (2-SV) last year, and it makes easier for users to log into their Gmail accounts. Phone prompts essentially eliminates the need to enter an SMS code, and uses a more simplified process to keep users’ accounts safe.
Apple will put augmented reality software in as many as a billion mobile devices. Alphabet Inc’s Google beat Apple by three years in releasing AR tools, but its features are on very few phones. In contrast, Apple can easily pair its software and devices, which gives it the edge.
Google has acquired a Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Halli Labs for an undisclosed sum. This is Google’s first acquisition in India, and will help the US-based giant in building solutions for adding new users to the Internet, especially in the Indian market.
The furniture giant’s existing AR tool, which lets customers see how sofas and wardrobes might look in their homes, was built by Metaio GmbH, an AR startup Apple acquired in 2015. Metaio’s software tools unavailable to developers are showing up again.