Google

Google gives Gmail for Android a makeover, adds support for any email account

The as-yet unreleased Gmail 5.0 introduces material design and support for third-party email accounts like Outlook and Yahoo.

Mobile

Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates: HTC, OnePlus, and Nvidia all pledge their support

The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 5.0 Lollipop, could be coming to your smartphone very soon. Here's the latest news on which phones will be getting it, and when it's scheduled to arrive.

Mobile

Google exec musical chairs suggests an eventual fusion of Chrome OS and Android

A top Google executive in charge of Android has seen his responsibilities get extended to Chrome OS, which suggests that the two platform could merge someday.

Computing

Google gets FCC approval for Nexus Player, preorders likely to reopen

Forced to halt all preorders of the Nexus Player on Saturday, Google will now be able to take orders of the set-top box once again after receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission.

Home Theater

7 things Google’s Nexus Player must do to rule the living room

Thanks to the massive failure of Google TV, some think it may be too late for Android TV and the Nexus Player to join the party. Here's nine things the Nexus Player must just to get a stab at success.

Home Theater

In the wake of Google’s Nexus Player, new FCC filing proves Chromecast isn’t going away

A new filing shows Google is still looking to the future for the Chromecast, even as it rolls out a new vessel for its Android TV operating system, the Nexus Player.

Home Theater

Glass now displays phone notifications, and a virtual keyboard may come in the future

In its latest software update to the Glass, Google has introduced notification syncing to its smart specs. What's more, some digging into the code has revealed interesting hints on future features.

Wearables

The Nexus 6 is here: Here’s everything we know about this whale of a phone

There has been much debate over the existence of the Nexus 6, but now it seems the Google smartphone is on its way from Motorola with the code name Shamu.

Mobile

Nexus 9 is here: Google and HTC partner up for powerful new tablet

HTC is making its return to tablets with Google. The two have partnered up for the Nexus 9, the first Nexus device with a 64-bit processor. Here's what we know about the new tablet, available for order October 17.

Mobile

Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop and it looks delicious

Google officially introduced Android 5.0 Lollipop with Material Design. The new OS will debut on Nexus devices first, before rolling out to others.

Mobile

Google flings Android TV to the masses with its disc-shaped Nexus Player

Android TV makes its debut by way of the Nexus Player, a streaming set-top box made by Asus, and designed to take on the likes of Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon's Fire TV.

Home Theater

Google goes Lollipop crazy with Android 5.0, the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player

Google has revealed Android 5.0 Lollipop, previously known as Android L, plus the first two devices on which the new version will be installed - the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet.

Mobile

New Google video keeps us guessing about Android L’s dessert-based name (Updated)

Google has released a series of new television ads, all of which celebrate its Android mobile operating system. Interestingly, they could also contain a few hints about the upcoming Android L version.

Mobile

Google to lead major investment in Oculus rival Magic Leap, report claims

Google is reportedly gearing up to lead a $500 million investment round in Magic Leap, a Florida-based company that's been attracting a lot of interest recently for its work on a wearable computing interface which it claims goes beyond regular VR and AR.

Cool Tech

Forget WebMD, Google may let you video chat with a doctor while you search

We all know that Googling your symptoms can lead to a very worrying, and possibly very wrong, diagnosis, but we still do it. However, a new service being tested by the Web giant means you'll soon be able to discuss your ailment with a doc via a video chat.

Computing

Google starts adding Helpouts to search results

Have you used Google Helpouts since the service launched last year? It looks like Google is giving it an extra push by including links to Helpouts in among search results and covering fees.

Web

Google’s newest Chrome utility is designed to buff out any blemishes in the browser

This Chrome utility from Google will allegedly scan the browser and purge it of any malware or other harmful software. Learn more here.

Computing

Google cuts Hangouts from your browser and pastes it to your desktop in the latest update

With the newest update to Google Hangouts, you can keep track of and participate in conversations no matter what you're doing on your computer. Learn more here.

Computing

Street View straps a camera onto a camel for a trip through the Arabian desert

Realizing its Street View cars probably weren't up to the job of taking on the 40-meter-high sand dunes of the Arabian desert, Google's mapping team decided to strap one of its Trekker cameras onto a camel instead.

Web

Chromecast strikes a chord with consumers as its setup app tops charts

Chromecast's accompanying app has landed atop research firm App Annie's list of the top apps for connected devices in the U.S., including devices like wearables, smart TVs, and GoPro cameras.

Home Theater

Google deleted thousands of images after celebrity hacking scandal

Can Google be blamed for the spread of nude celebrity photos across the Web in the wake of the recent hacking scandal? The search giant says it took prompt action to remove the material.

Computing

Google building Lego-like screens that seamlessly connect to form larger displays

Google is reportedly setting its sights on a new vision: screens of various shapes and sizes that connect to one another to create larger displays. In other words, Lego-like blocks of screens.

Cool Tech

Here’s what Google, Twitter, Instagram, and other sites would have looked like in the 1980s

These YouTube videos give you a glimpse of what today's popular websites and services like Google, Instagram, Skype, Spotify, and others would have looked like back in the 1980s. Tubular!

Computing

More people are using Chrome on desktops lately, and less of everything else

Google's Chrome desktop browser got more popular last month, while its main competitors saw less usage. Learn more here.

Computing

New Google messaging app rumored for 2015, with no Google account needed

Google could be working on a new app to compete with WhatsApp, Line, and other popular instant messaging apps. If you're wondering what's wrong with Hangouts, this new app may not need the user to have a Google account.

Mobile

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one will wow your wrist?

Google recently unveiled Android Wear — a mobile operating system specifically designed for forthcoming smartwatches — but how does the software stack up against Apple's much-anticipated foray into the realm of wearable tech?

Mobile

San Francisco launches free Wi-Fi in public spaces, with help from Google

Announced over a year ago, San Francisco on Wednesday delivered on its promise to roll out free Wi-Fi in public spaces across the city. The project was made possible thanks to $600,000 worth of funding from Google.

Mobile

Project Ara’s custom Android L software will make hot-swappable components possible

Google is working hard on its Project Ara modular phone, and expects to have the first prototype ready to show in December, and on sale early next year. It'll run a custom version of Android L, making hot-swappable components possible.

Mobile

Adobe is testing a streaming version of Photoshop for Chromebooks

Definitely useful for any Chromebook users that requires more advanced image editing tools, Adobe is bringing Photoshop to the Google Chromebook through streaming access in a Chrome browser.

Computing

30 feature-length movies on YouTube that are totally worth watching

Check out our painstakingly-curated list of the best full movies on YouTube to find 30 feature-length flicks that are actually worht watching.

Movies