An Android and Chrome OS merger may be in the works

A long-rumored unity between Google's Android and Chrome OS may finally be ready for public eyes. It's code-named Andromeda, and it means October 4 is going to be a jam-packed event.

Best Google Easter eggs

Google is known for playing pranks every year in April, but the fun doesn't stop there. The company has also hidden Easter eggs throughout the web and if you know where to look, you can find them.

Despite mixed reviews, Google Allo has more than a million downloads in 3 days

Google Allo, the messaging app that features an AI Google Assistant, is the number one app on the Play Store. The app has drawn mixed reviews, which criticize a lack of default end-to-end encryption, but praise the Assistant's smarts.
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Google and Salesforce are reportedly interested in acquiring Twitter

Twitter, the embattled social network, is searching for a buyer. Rumor has it that potential buyers include Google and Salesforce, among others, and that a deal could be announced before the end of this year.

Google Duo will be pre-installed on the four upcoming Micromax phones

Micromax, an Indian smartphone maker, will be the first to ship its smartphones with Google Duo pre-installed. It does not seem as though Allo will accompany it.

Forget OnHub: Google may reveal sleek, compact wireless AC router next month

Google is expected to roll out a number of new devices in October that includes Google Wifi, a network router that will be small like the Amazon Echo Dot. The router will be an AC1200-class device, offering speeds of up to 867Mbps.

Happy eighth birthday, Android! Google’s cake salutes previous versions

Google said it was whipping up "something sweet" to celebrate the eighth birthday of the Android mobile operating system, and it turns out it was cake. The cake salutes the previous versions of the operating system.

Google just made its Show and Tell AI system open source on TensorFlow

Two years ago, the Google Brain team began employing machine learning techniques to teach a computer how to interpret and caption images. It's only gotten better since then, and now it has gone open source.

Google's image-caption creator, based on AI technology, is now open source

Google has just published the code for Show and Tell, its image-caption creation technology, which uses artificial intelligence to give images captions. The new system is far quicker than the original Show and Tell.

Feeling lonely? Make friends by sending a digital paper plane around the world

Need to know you're not alone in the world? A digital paper plane from a stranger might do the trick. Google and Active Theory have released a Paper Planes app It's an Android Experiment that seeks to bring people together.

15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.

Say Allo! Google’s latest messaging app is here, and it's smarter than iMessage

Google promised its messaging app, Allo, would arrive before the end of summer, and it sure has -- a day before the autumnal equinox. Allo introduces Assistant, Google’s artificially intelligent bot that will power Google Home.