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Google may spin-off its driverless car division

Google may be planning to spin off its driverless car division into its own company under the Alphabet umbrella corporate. That's the word, at least, from a new but still unconfirmed report, which says this move will happen sometime in 2016. According to Bloomberg, which cites an anoymous...
Nexus 6P and 5X

EVERYTHING Google announced at their Nexus phone event

The fall product launch from Google didn't disappoint. What was expected to be the launch of two Nexus phones turned out to be so much more, as Google unveiled several new products, updated others and gave glimpses at some of its latest initiatives in San Francisco on Tuesday. Not only did we...
Google teams up with auto manufacturers for self-driving car

Google teams up with auto manufacturers for self-driving car

Google has announced today that it will be partnering with several major car manufacturers, including Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen, to speed up production of its self-driving cars. According to Reuters: "We'd be remiss not to talk to ... the biggest auto manufacturers. They've got a lot to...
Google announces Google Cast for audio

Google announces Google Cast for audio

As CES 2015 starts ramping up, Google has announced Google Cast for audio. This integrates the same tech behind Chromecast into speakers, soundbars, and A/V receivers to let you cast your music from Android, iOS, and the web. From Google: Google Cast Ready speakers pull content...
Google Self Driving Car

Google shows off first 'complete prototype' for its self-driving car project

Google has been working on its self-driving car project for some time but today the company revealed the first image of what it calls its "first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving." Google had revealed very early model for its car project in May but that vehicle was apparently...
Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

It looks like advertising isn't the only way way to fund your favorite sites anymore. Google announced a new program called Contributor today that allows people to contribute money to participating websites via a monthly subscription to get rid of ads. In typical Google fashion, the service...
Nest

The first TV ads for Nest have fun with the fact that certain people may not like the products

Nest is branching out its marketing efforts for its Nest Learning Thermostat, its Dropcam camera, and the Nest Protect smoke detector with a new series of TV commercials that have a very interesting theme. All but one of the ads suggest, to comedic effect, that not everyone is happy with Nest's...
Moto 360

Google may be more flexible toward OEM customization on wearables, TVs and cars in the future

When Google announced Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto at this year's I/O event, it mentioned that it was going to limit the amount of customization manufacturers would be able to undertake. However, that may change soon, according to vice president of engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer....
Google brings Project Ara concept to Lego-like modular connected displays

Google brings Project Ara concept to Lego-like modular connected displays

Google's top secret Google X labs is said to be working on a modular display concept that could potentially allow customers to piece together smaller screens with minimal seams to create a larger display or display of different shapes. Described as a Lego-like concept, Google's modular display...
Google's autonomous car hits a road bump as it steers itself through new California regulation

Google's autonomous car hits a road bump as it steers itself through new California regulation

Google's autonomous car project has hit a bit of a road bump, but not quite a road block, as it faces challenges from an upcoming regulation from California's Department of Motor Vehicle that takes effect on September 16. Under the new state law, autonomous cars must have a steering wheel along...

Android TV announced at Google I/O

As expected, Google has taken the wraps off a new version Android for the living room at today's Google I/O 2014 keynote. Android TV, the successor to the ill-fated Google TV, brings a new, streamlined user interface to TVs, game consoles, and set top boxes, designed to put content front and...
Nest

Google's Nest is officially in competition with Apple HomeKit

Not that this is any sort of surprise, but Google has finally announced a developer program for the Nest division. The timing couldn't be much better since I just finished writing about why I'm looking forward to the primary mobile players, Apple and Google, integrating "Internet of Things" hooks...

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