Tag: Google News

Google Cracks Down on Fake News Sites

Google will ban fake news sites from using its advertising software, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move will prohibit the placement of Google’s AdSense ads “on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose,” the company told the Journal. Websites that published deliberately false news…

Google Launches Video Chat App Called Duo [VIDEO]

Google’s new app, Duo, is a simple video-calling service that’s available for Android and iOS today. Alongside the upcoming messaging app Allo, it’s one of two communication apps Google announced earlier this year at its I/O conference, and one of four altogether from the company.

Google Disables Awkward April Fools’ Joke

Google disabled one of its April Fools’ Day jokes built this year after many complaints, a few lost jobs, and some awkward silences. Gmail’s MicDrop function—a special version of the send button—fired off a GIF of a Minion character dropping a microphone at the end of your email—and meant that if someone responded to your…

Google Marks Inge Lehmann 127th Birthday Who Discovered Earth’s Inner Core

Today’s Google Doodle honors Inge Lehmann, the female seismologist who discovered the earth’s inner and outer cores. Designed by Doodler Kevin Laughlin, the animated logo uses a glowing orb to represent Lehmann’s discovery. Born in Østerbro, Denmark, Lehmann was appointed the head of the department of seismology at Denmark’s Geodtical Institute in 1928. After intensive…

Google Unveils New ‘Fi’ Wireless Service For Nexus 6 [VIDEO]

Google announced today that it’s getting into the business of selling consumer wireless service. The new service is called “Fi.” The prices are attractive. In general, users will pay $20 per month for the service, plus $10 for every gigabyte of data they use. The new service will be available in most U.S. cities, but…

Google Doodle Celebrates Earth Day 2015 [VIDEO]

The Google Doodle today celebrates Earth Day with a quiz that asks, “Which animal are you?” After clicking on the rotating globe in the doodle, Googlers are taken to a page where they can answer a few quick questions about their personality before finding out which animal is their kindred spirit.

Search for Loch Ness Monster on Google Street View [VIDEO]

Google wants you to search the legendary creature, affectionately known as “Nessie” on Google Street View. Eighty-one years after the “Surgeon’s Photograph”—which claimed to show the monster peeking out from the misty waters of the lake—Google is bringing 360-degree Street View imagery of Loch Ness to the masses. “Sail across the freshwater lake and take…

Google Algorithm Backing Mobile Sites [VIDEO]

Sites whose mobile versions are not up to par will tumble in Google rankings, the search engine giant announced, as it activates an overhaul to its ranking algorithm that takes into account mobile adaptabilities. Sites will also be punished for hard-to-read links and annoying horizontal scrolling. Yet despite these changes, a Google spokeswoman reassured the…

Google’s Gmail Blocked in China [VIDEO]

Google mail service Gmail has reportedly been blocked by China’s Great Firewall following months of disruption, an anti-censorship group said Monday. GreatFire.org said many Gmail users were cut off in China on Friday and services were still down Monday. “We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end,” a Google spokesman in Singapore said in…

Google Closes in Spain Ahead of New Law

Google News will shut down in Spain on Dec. 16, due to a new intellectual-property law that requires Spanish publications to charge services such as Google News for displaying even a brief snippet from their publications. While the new regulation, dubbed locally as the Google Tax, did not specifiy how much the online search giant…

Google Shows Old Version of Homepage to Users with Old Browsers

Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of some web browsers. At the weekend, many people reported in a Google forum they were seeing 2013 versions of the Google and image search homepages when using older browsers. The problem was most pronounced among those using variants of…

Google buys neural network city guide creator Jetpac

Artificial intelligence-based method of creating guides to cities using public photos appealed to Google’s drive for building smart systems. Google is buying Jetpac, a “city guides” company with a twist which used image recognition and neural network technology to recommend places it deemed the happiest, most popular or with the best views and scenic hikes.…

Google unveils self-driving car without steering wheel [VIDEO]

Google unveiled a prototype of a driverless car Tuesday evening at a tech conference in Southern California. The vehicles, which are entirely driven by computers, don’t have steering wheels, accelerators or brake pedals. The company plans to start testing the cars on roads later this summer. Your browser does not support iframes. Photo:Google’s self-driving car…

Google In Talks To Buy Streaming Video Gaming Site Twitch

Google is rumoured to be in talks over a $1bn (£593m) deal for the video game-streaming service Twitch. The fast-growing service allows gamers to broadcast their play live so that others can watch. It is being reported that Google-owned YouTube has beaten off competition from Microsoft to reach an agreement. Google is refusing to comment,…

Five Finalists Selected For The Google Lunar XPrize Competition

Five international teams are moving forward from a field of 33 proposals with the goal of performing a robotic landing on the moon, followed by a short drive and high-quality video mooncast, all as part of the Google Lunar XPrize competition to incentivize a new novel, low-cost era of lunar exploration. gizmag

Google buys new robots which run faster than humans: meet Wildcat

THEY run faster than people and are agile over rough surfaces and terrains that are challenging for most human beings. Wildcat is the latest mobile robot acquired by Google to join BigDog, Cheetah and Atlas. The internet giant has bought the machines in an acquisition of US company, Boston Dynamics, which has designed mobile research…

YouTube faces backlash for Google+ integration

YouTube commenters are not known for keeping their opinions to themselves. Angry users of the Google-owned video site are revolting online against YouTube’s new commenting system, which requires everyone to connect their current account to a Google+ account in order to leave a comment on a video. The system was announced in September and fully…

Google’s Eric Schmidt: NSA spying ‘outrageous’

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says recent revelations regarding the National Security Agency’s alleged eavesdropping operations are “outrageous” and perhaps even illegal. Schmidt was weighing in with reporters at the Wall Street Journal this week when he unleashed on the NSA over reports that the United States intelligence-gathering agency infiltrated communication links between data centers operated…

Google’s $349 Nexus 5 KitKat Available Today

The Web giant says KitKat can run on lower memory requirements, which means it can ship on low-end phones as well as high-end. That should help with Android’s fragmentation problem, the company says. Google on Thursday took the wraps off the Nexus 5, adding 4G LTE capabilities, camera improvements, and the zippy new KitKat version…

Driving With Google Glass Can Get You A Ticket

In what might be a first, a woman in California received a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding on Tuesday in San Diego and given an additional citation for driving while wearing her Google Glass. The officer considered the head-mounted display a monitor that was visible…

Google expands sales of Internet-connected glasses

Google is relying on a little social networking to put its Internet-connected glasses on the heads of more people. The expanded sales of the device known as Google Glass will come as part of an invitation-only program announced Monday. The roughly 10,000 Glass owners who began testing the device earlier this year will each be…

Rosalind Franklin, DNA Scientist, Celebrated By Google Goodle

British biophysicist and x-ray crystallographer helped discover DNA’s structure but controversially missed out on Nobel prize. The latest Google doodle celebrates the life and work of British biophysicist and x-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, whose research led to the discovery of the structure of DNA. Franklin was born in Notting Hill, London on 25 July 1920.…

Franz Kafka’s Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google has metamorphosed its Doodle to celebrate the 130th birthday of avant garde Czech novelist Franz Kafka. Google has metamorphosed its Doodle to celebrate the 130th birthday of avant garde Czech novelist Franz Kafka. Evoking Kafka’s best known work, The Metamorphosis, the six letters of the Google logo are transformed into a cockroach. Unlike the…

Summer Solstice 2013, New Google Doodle

The search engine marks the beginning of the summer season this Friday at 7:04 with a dynamic doodle. The arrival of summer is a date expected by many for the heat of summer, good weather and usually vacations. Google celebrate by adding devoting time holding a new doodle to the summer solstice 2013, which occurs…

Google Pushes to Publish Confidential Data

Accused of giving the U.S. government open-door access to user information, tech companies implicated in the NSA Prism spying scandal are going on the offensive. In an open letter to the U.S. attorney general and the FBI on Tuesday, Google denied supplying unlimited information to security agencies and requested that they be allowed to publish…