Google Photos is facing some heat after a user discovered the software mistakenly labeled photos with racist connotations. Google immediately apologized and is addressing the issue, saying it's an unintended consequence of machine learning.
Google is skewing search results in their own favor. According to the rather unsurprising results, Google favors its own content when returning local search results, which is -- surprise, surprise -- a violation of competition laws.
Google has updated Hangouts for iOS, introducing a Material Design-style new look, and a variety of new features. Version 4.0 of the app includes new photo sharing options, and the new experience will be coming to Android in the near future.
Although injuries from grade-level railroad crossing accidents decreased last year, the number of accidents and deaths increased. In an effort to curb these incidents, Google will now include every U.S. grade-level railroad crossing in Google Maps.
The Supreme Court declined to hear Oracle v. Google, sending the case over copyright back down to a lower court. The case will decide if the Java APIs Google used to create Android are subject to copyright.
Google X's Astro Teller has talked about the challenges the company faced when designing the balloons that will see its Project Loon plan take off in the future, from multiple prototypes to the type of socks worn by engineers.
In the ultimate victory for environmental activists, Google is planning to spend $600 million on a server farm that will span 350 acres of land near Chattanooga, Alabama and will ultimately be 100 percent powered by green energy.
According to a Reuters report, a Delphi Automotive car and a Google self-driving car successfully managed to avoid one another when they came into close quarters with one another in Palo Alto, California.
Two self-driving cars had a bit of a close call in Silicon Valley this week, as Google’s self-driving Lexus cut off Delphi Automotive’s self-driving Audi. Delphi’s vehicle was forced to abort changing lanes to avoid an accident.