Google Photos improves sharing, adds ‘creative concepts’ for mini-videos

A new update for Google Photos adds faster sharing features, but also introduces a new "creative concepts" function for those mini-films of your trips the Assistant creates. They will be created using a specific style or concept.

Google wants to help you find new ebooks to read on Google Play Books

Looking for a new book to read? Google is here to help -- the company has launched a new 'Discover' tool for Google Play Books, aimed at helping you find the best new books to read based on your reading history.

You'll soon be able to queue Google Play downloads for when you have Wi-Fi access

Google is working on ways to help you save mobile data, and its latest attempt is a feature that lets you queue Play downloads for when you have Wi-Fi. The feature is currently only in testing, so it may not show up just yet.

The future of the smart assistant is in Maps, according to Google

Google is working hard on its next-gen assistant, and it turns out that assistant could prove better than the rest. Why? Because of Google's Maps expertise, which will be a big part of the assistant.

Google is using machine learning to keep track of fishing activity worldwide

On Thursday, the internet giant Google launched the Global Fishing Watch, a new initiative meant to "increase awareness of fisheries and influence sustainable policy through transparency."

Google Safe Browsing API is here to make Android apps a whole lot safer from malware

Android apps are about to get a whole lot safer -- Google is finally bringing its Safe Browsing API to third-party developers, a feature that will be available on all devices going back to Android 2.3.

Google Arts and Culture’s VR tour takes you inside British prime minister’s home

Now that Google Arts and Culture has added the famous halls and rooms of the British Prime Minister’s home and working quarters to its ever-growing collection of virtual reality tours and experiences, you can play political heavyweight.

With less than two months till voting day 2016, Google introduces its elections hub

As November 8 draws ever nearer, Google is ramping up its arsenal of tools to help voters make an informed decision come election day. Google announced on Thursday the creation of the new Google Trends Election Hub.
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Google ramps up marketing for Duo with some seriously adorable ads

Google has released a slew of ads for its video-messaging app Duo and they're adorable. The ads feature real-life doodles on household objects like socks, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and more.

Microsoft continues the browser battery life battle in yet another video

Microsoft has taken the fight to Google's Chrome browser yet again, with another video that shows its Edge browser beating Chrome in a battery life test.

Google goes greener than ever with new promises for zero-waste data centers

On Wednesday, Google announced a new commitment to achieving "zero waste in all [its] data centers globally," something the company calls "an ambitious goal and just the kind of challenge that excites us."

Google will give you up to $200K if you can hack the newest version of Android

Google's new security contest for Android, Project Zero, will see lucky entrants awarded up to $200,000 for disclosing bugs in the company's mobile OS. It launched Wednesday.