Lenovo Tangos with Google on its 6.4-inch Phab2 Pro

Lenovo has partnered with Google to make the world's first Tango-ready phone, capable of real-time motion tracking and indoor mapping -- the Phab2 Pro. The Chinese company has also rolled out two new phablets, the Phab2 and the Phab2 Plus.

Google takes on Apple with better revenue deal for app developers, report says

On the same day that Apple revealed it's improving its revenue deal for app developers, a report suggested Google is planning a similar change, though with one important difference.

U.S. Cellular joins the Google Project Fi mix

Google's Project Fi MNVO already rides off of Sprint and T-Mobile, and now a third network has just been added to the mix -- U.S. Cellular. The change will be rolled out to users over the coming weeks.

Alphabet wants to beam high-speed Internet to your home

Fiber-optic cables are so yesterday. Alphabet is looking into technology that will wirelessly transmit internet connections at a gigabit per second, and is testing the feature in Kansas City.
Social Media

Twitter gets materialized in latest Android update

Twitter's Android app just got a visual makeover -- it now follow's Google's Material Design guidelines for Android apps. There's a floating action button, a slide out navigation drawer, and tabs you can swipe through.

The FBI wants to know your internet browsing history

The FBI is pushing for expanded powers that would allow the agency to obtain a user's "electronic communication transactional record." An ECTR coalition comprised of Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and privacy organizations strongly disagree.

There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving in

Alphabet's Nest smart thermostat division may see more changes than a new CEO, such as faster product to market cycles or a new company home, The changes aren't likely to affect retail products in the short term, but longer term questions…

No more Apples for the teacher? Schools now more likely to use Chromebooks

Apple's lead in the U.S. education market has faded. In 2015 Chromebooks had 51 percent of the K-12 market, Windows 25 percent, and Apple OS's 21 percent. Lower cost and web-based applications have helped Chromebook acceptance in schools.
Cool Tech

Robot overlords: Google researchers unveil framework for an AI 'kill switch'

What if we lose dominion over artificial intelligence? What if friendly AI suddenly becomes our foe? To avoid ever having finding out, experts suggest we to develop an AI “kill switch” to inhibit systems from misbehaving in the first…

Supreme Court rejects Google's appeal in class action

Google has failed to block a class action lawsuit ten years in the making, and the U.S. Supreme Court has now given the green light to the case following an appeal by the company.

Google is giving away free Nexus Live Cases in Maps contest

If you own a Nexus 5X, 6, or 6P handset and are thinking about dropping $35 on one of Google's recently launched, customizable Live Cases, then you may as well try winning one first.

Welcome to the bakery? Axl Rose wants to purge his plus-size meme from the internet

Classic rock front man Axl Rose is tired of seeing fat memes of himself on the internet, has sent takedown requests to Google for images in question, but the images remain available online.