Saturday, August 19, 2017

Facebook, Google activate SOS features after Barcelona attack

Madrid |Friday, 2017 11:45:10 AM IST
Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support.... read..

Google rolls out 'Q&A' feature to Maps, mobile Search

San Francisco |Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Google has rolled out 'Questions & Answers' feature to Google Maps and mobile Search to help users get information about places they want to go to.... read..

Google buys Indian-origin professor's health monitoring start-up

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-based health monitoring start-up founded by University of Washington Professor Shwetak Patel, the media reported.... read..

Google unveils Allo for Chrome, exclusively for Android users

New York [U.S.A. | August 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tech-giant Google has unveiled 'Allo', its smart messaging app on its Chrome web browser, exclusively for its Android user base.... read..

Google to pay Apple $3bn to remain on iPhone

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Google will pay Apple nearly $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iOS devices, US-based research and brokerage firm Bernstein has said.... read..

Google celebrates India's Independence Day with special doodle

New Delhi [India] | August 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Google honoured the 71st Anniversary of India's Independence on August 15 with a special Doodle.... read..

Google hiring based on race or gender: Fired engineer

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
In a fresh onslaught on its former employer, James Damore, the engineer who was fired by Google over a memo criticising the company's diversity efforts, has said that the tech giant is discriminating in its hiring practices.... read..

Google, Scaleway dump white supremacist website (Lead)

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Hours after GoDaddy dumped 'The Daily Stormer', a website that supported the white nationalist rally in Virginia, Google and French server-host Scaleway also banned the website from their platforms.... read..

Google pays high school student $10,000 for exposing hack

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Google has rewarded an Uruguayan school student $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw which hackers could have used to access sensitive data.... read..

Google's Waymo patents 'soft' self-driving cars

San Francisco |Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Google's Waymo has patented a technology that will make its self-driving cars soft on the outside if it comes across a situation where there is a possibility of an accident with a human.... read..

Google rolls out anti-phishing mechanisms for iPhone Gmail app

San Francisco |Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Google has rolled out its anti-phishing mechanisms for the Gmail app for iPhone users that will warn you about potential phishing attacks when you click on a shady link.... read..

Fired Google engineer continues blitz against company

San Francisco |Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A Google engineer fired for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy continued his blitz against the company and dubbed his former workplace a "cult".... read..

New update brings front flash to 'Google Camera'

San Francisco |Saturday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
The "Google Camera" application named has been updated to feature a selfie flash which is usually missing from the front cameras of most smartphones, the media reported on Saturday.... read..
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