Google

Nexus X specs all but confirmed, realistic render created (Updated)

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

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

Google replaces Flipboard-style Currents app with Play Newsstand on iOS

Google has finally replaced the aging Currents app on iOS with the newer, more feature-packed Google Play Newsstand app. Existing Currents users will find an update waiting in the App Store now.

Mobile

Nexus 9 rumors: HTC working closely with Google ahead of official launch (Updated)

HTC could be ready to make a return to the world of tablets, as rumors gather of a device known as the HTC Volantis, which may end up being the Nexus 9. Here's everything we think we know about it.

Mobile

Is Google+ being slowly sunsetted? Mandatory Gmail integration gets removed

Definitely a shift away from promoting Google+ usage, the search company has removed the mandatory requirement of setting up a new Google+ account when signing up for a Gmail account.

Social Media

Google Docs guide, tips, and tricks

This guide will give you a brief walk-through on how to use Google Docs. Maybe you'll be able to ditch Office once and for all.

Computing

Android L will have built-in encryption, just like iOS

At the moment we still don't know what Android L will be called or when it's going to appear, but we do know it will feature always-on encryption, putting it on a par with Apple's iOS 8.

Mobile

A bunch of Epson printers are now better suited for mobile printing

Epson just announced that a bunch of its printers are better suited for printing stuff from mobile devices. Learn more here.

Computing

Create custom, shareable Google Maps with new My Maps tool

Did you plan the most awesome vacation ever with Google Maps? Share it to the Google Maps Gallery with a newly enhanced feature, My Maps. The service also lets you explore other custom maps created by others.

Photography

Students! Google wants to lend you a Chromebook this term

Google is putting a pop-up lending kiosk at a dozen universities across the United States this month, enabling students to borrow a Chromebook free of charge. Find out how the scheme will work.

Computing

Android apps like Vine, Evernote, others arrive on Chromebooks, Google says

Google just announced that it is bringing over popular Android apps, including Vine and Evernote, over to Chrome OS. Learn more here.

Computing

Google recruits users to photograph what Street View cannot by expanding Views

No time to shoot panoramas? No problem. Google wants you to dig out those dusty digital snaps and pin them to a map for the world to discover with a new function for Views.

Mobile

How to block pop up ads with a Google Chrome add on

Pop up ads and other forms of advertisements can be annoying. No one would disagree. Well, if you use Google Chrome, here's how to put the clamps on the amount of ads you have to deal with.

Computing

Google to hold public debates about ‘right to be forgotten’ throughout Europe

Google will hold public debates about the "right to be forgotten" ruling throughout Europe this fall. Learn more here.

Computing

Survey says 5 percent of Android users will switch to the iPhone 6

How much of an impact is the iPhone 6 going to have on the market? Find out how likely Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone users are to make the switch, according to the latest research.

Mobile

Android Wear update will bring GPS, watch faces and offline music

Google is promising quick updates for its smartwatch software — a better interface for changing watch faces, support for integrated GPS sensors and offline music playback are all on the way.

Mobile

Google agrees to refund $19 million for kids’ in-app purchases

Google has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to refund parents to the tune of $19 million for unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children. The settlement follows a similar one made by Apple in January.

Android Army

Best Google Chrome Extensions

Beef up your browser with the best Google Chrome extensions.

Computing

YouTube rolls out ‘fan funding’ feature to boost creator revenue (and its own, too)

YouTube creators with popular videos can already make a few bucks via ads, though now they have the added option to invite donations through a new 'fan funding' feature officially introduced by the Google-owned company this week.

Web

Google’s self-driving car is far from ready, can’t drive through rain, snow or parking lots

There’s no arguing that Google’s self-driving car is a thrilling development worthy of enthusiastic discussion, but there are a number of reasons to rain on this parade – rain itself, for one thing.

Cars

Google, like Amazon, trialing drone deliveries in ‘Project Wing’

Amazon isn't the only Web giant planning to make deliveries by drone. Google has just revealed that for the last two years it's been developing its own unmanned flying machine in an ambitious Google X initiative called 'Project Wing.'

Cool Tech

Asus smartwatch news: ZenWatch revealed in new promo video ahead of IFA

Asus could be planning to release its first Android Wear smartwatch at the IFA tech show in September, and to ensure it stands out against the competition, the price could be significantly lower than other devices.

Mobile

165 Awesome Android Apps for Summer 2014

We've completely overhauled our Android apps list. Here are more than 160 of the best apps available on the Google Play Store and beyond. We've got apps in every category, organized so you can find what you want fast and easy.

Mobile

Google said to be considering historic LA aircraft hangar as office space

Google could be about sign a deal to take over a massive aircraft hangar in LA where Howard Hughes' famous 'Spruce Goose' plane was built. A report Tuesday described the space as "atypical," suggesting it would be perfect for the Web giant.

Cool Tech

Google’s self-driving car needs a steering wheel, California says

Google may think tomorrow's cars won't have steering wheels, but that doesn't jibe with today's safety rules. California won't let Google's self-driving prototype on public roads until the tech giant fits it with manual controls.

Cars

Amazon gets into games by acquiring Twitch streaming service for $970 million

An announcement from Twitch confirms that Amazon is set to acquire that video streaming service that spawned from Justin.tv.

Gaming

Acer’s Chromebox CXI is a tiny desktop running Google’s Chrome OS

Acer just revealed a new desktop that's small, cheap, and runs Google's Chrome OS. You can learn more about the Chromebox CXI here.

Computing