How Google is becoming an extension of your mind

Google could have us all headed for a mind-blowing future — if the company can back away from targeted advertising and better help users manage their personal information. Continue reading

Google gets Nevada driving licence for self-drive car

Driverless cars will soon be a reality on the roads of Nevada after the state approved America’s first self-driven vehicle licence. Continue reading

Wherever you go, this app follows you

New app Placeme, available on iPhone and Android phones, tracks movement of a person and also records time spent at every location

BANGALORE, INDIA: Well, if the Internet has magically vanished the meaning of anonymity, this new app Placememakes you feel the world is a tiny place as it stealthily tracks your every movement. It has a sort of negated the need for those suspicious spouses planning to hire a spy to keep tab on their better halves.

Sounds creepy isn’t it? Continue reading

Google Drive Here! Google Drive for Android Too! Technology News 2012

The long awaited Google Drive is finally here! Is Dropbox and Box.com sweating buckets now?

“Keep Everything. Share Everything.”
That’s Google Drive’s slogan.

So what does it do? Continue reading

Android, Java, and the tech behind Oracle v. Google

Wondering what the lawyers and programmers are talking about in the highest-profile tech trial in years? Here’s a guide to the ties between Android and Java — and the history leading up to the case.

The eyeless, mouthless Java mascot named Duke cartwheels across a T-shirt from a JavaOne conference.

The eyeless, mouthless Java mascot named Duke cartwheels across a T-shirt from a JavaOne conference. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) Continue reading

Man uses Google Earth to find long-lost mother

Separated from his family at age 5, an Indian man uses the Web tool to track down the name of his village — and ultimately reunite with his mother. Continue reading

Now with 170 million users, Google+ gets a complete redesign

Google has today announced it will launch a new revamped version of Google+, providing users with the ability to customize the way the social network looks, display the content that is relevant to them and come together in a new Hangouts interface.

The search giant details the update in an official blog post, stating that the social network is now 170 million members strong. With that in mind, the company says it wants to accelerate its efforts “to create a simpler, more beautiful Google.”

What does this mean exactly? Continue reading