Android Wear 2.0 won't convert haters, but it's a good step forward for watches

Android Wear 2.0 is much slicker, cleaner, and smarter than before. The new design includes a darker color palette, complications on watch faces, stand-alone apps, and more. Here's our hands on.

Google axes backspace navigation in Chrome, but might return it if geeks rebel

If you've ever lost a form full of typed information because you hit backspace at the wrong time or place, never fear. Google has your back. It's killing off the backspace navigation function to see how we all get on without it.

Google limits self-driving project plans with Chrysler to 100 minivans

Google and Fiat Chrysler are building 100 self-driving minivans. FCA wants further collaboration but Google is keeping its options open. Google wants self-driving vehicles to be available to the public when they are proven safer than human…

Chase will support Android Pay some time 'this year'

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, that turns your phone into a wallet, and stops the need to pull out your credit card in stores. It's now live in the U.S. and the U.K., so here's everything you need to know about it.
Virtual Reality

Google and IMAX partner up over VR camera development

Google is doubling down on its VR camera efforts. After teaming up with GoPro to build the Odyssey, it's announced a partnership with IMAX and Yi Technology to build a brand new camera rig set up.

Here’s Larry Page defending Google against a $9 billion lawsuit

The Oracle vs. Google court case continues to drag on. Most recently, Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified, arguing that Java was open source when it was created. Google could face a $9 billion fine if it loses.

One Google engineer is pushing for default end-to-end encryption in Allo

While Google's new messaging app, Allo, does not enable end-to-end encryption by default, at least one engineer at Google seems to wish otherwise. Allo was launched at Google I/O, and only offers end-to-end encryption in incognito mode.

We break down Google’s 6 different personal chatting apps

Google now offers Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Spaces, Messenger, and Voice. Confused? Here's how these services differ, and where they overlap when it comes to innate features and functionality.

Cortana for Android syncs notifications, lets you leave your phone in your pocket

The Cortana app for Android adds new notification settings that, when enabled, mirror messages about incoming phone calls, texts, and more on your PC. The features are live for Windows Insiders right now, with a broader launch expected in…

Google's new processor fast-forwards machine learning technology

Google's TPU chip was briefly mentioned at the company's I/O conference on Wednesday, but now a blog post from engineer Norm Jouppi has gone into detail about the capabilities of the processor.

Hands on with Android N Preview 3: Keyboard updates, Android Pay and VR support

Android N Developer Preview 3 is out now. We take a look at all the new features, including updates to Google Keyboard and support for Android VR. Android Pay also works now in the preview version.

Memory hole: Google battles back against France over right to be forgotten

As the battle between France and Google over the "right to be forgotten" rages on, the company has submitted an appeal to the Conseil d'État, France's supreme court for administrative justice.