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Google patent points to their own augmented-reality smartwatch

Google wants to surround your entire body with tons of computing devices, it seems. First we have the smartphone, which Google already controls through Android. Next we have the Project Glass computerized glasses. It's not enough to have a computer in your pocket (your phone, duh) and a computer in your glasses, now they want your wrist, too.

Hardware Review: Asus Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet

There are many notable choices out there such as the B&N Nook HD, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and – of course – the Asus-built Google Nexus 7. While all three of these certainly have merit, today's review is going to focus on the Nexus tablet.

Google Takeout Launches

Up until now, you could only go into the YouTube Video Manager and download the transcoded MP4 files that have already been processed by Google. That's mostly okay, but it's even better if you can get the real original file

Google Play store celebrates 25 billion downloads, offers 25-cent games

Google has now announced that it has delivered 25 billion app downloads. To celebrate, they are giving us a pretty good sale deal for the next five days. Parners like Gameloft, EA, Rovio, runtastic and Full Fat will offer up their apps for just 25 cents- you read that right.

Google’s Self-Driving Car Makes Its Way To California

Google has shown us that the idea of a self-driving car isn't so crazy after all. The Google driveless car has successfully been tested in Nevada, but now its California's turn. Yesterday, California's governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that makes driving self-driving vehicles on the roads legal. This legislation was needed in order for Google to begin testing.

Want Google Maps Back for iOS 6? A solution may soon be at hand

Apple's maps are awesome, so much better than Google Maps. No? Well at least they are pretty. Alright, harsh sarcasm aside- Apple's maps leave...

Did Google tell Acer not to use Aliyun OS? Google Says Yes

There was a lot of back and forth speculation about whether Alibaba was exaggerating the truth, or if Google really was using bullying tactics. It seems that Google has admitted that they did ask Acer to drop Alibaba's OS because it would violate their OHA partnership.

App Review: Google Chrome for iOS

Google has decided to challenge the iOS powerhouse that is Safari with the new Google Chrome for iOS app. Google Chrome for iOS is an alternate browser for your iPhone or iPad that includes all of the browser basics, plus some of your favorite Google Chrome features.

Acer Aliyun OS smartphone canceled, Alibaba says Google threatened Acer

Acer was set to launch a new Acer CloudMobile A800 in Shanghai today, but it seems they've canceled the plans last moment. The A800 was quite unique not just because of its cloud-focus but because it was changing up the OS by making use of the Chinese Aliyun OS by Alibaba.

Grooveshark Is Back to Play Store for Google Android

Apparently, that's what Grooveshark did, because after some absense from the Google Play Store, the Grooveshark app is now back for your Android downloading pleasure.

New Patent Suggests Google Wants To Make Minority Report Gloves A Reality

Google has come along way from just being a search engine. Its own robust mobile OS, tons of cloud-based programs, and special projects like Project Glass. They aren't stopping there though, a new patent has arrived that would allow for input via a set of gloves.

App Review: Google Translate 2.5

Google Translate is avaliable both for iOS and Android, though the version being reviewed is specifically the Android version. How does Google Translate 2.5 hold up, especially when compared to similar apps like Words Lens? Let's take a deeper look and put Google's language translator to the test.

Google and Other Key Players Band Together to Form Mobile Payment Committee

In order to help see mobile payments grow as an option for consumers, a new mobile payment committee is being formed. Many big names such as Google, ISI, VeriFone, Paypal, Wells Fargo, Capital One, and all the major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, etc) have joined the group- meaning it has a very real and capable force behind it.

Siri’s Competition Heats Up, Google Search iOS App Gets Voice Functionality

Google Now has done an excellent job at creating a Siri-like experience while maintaining its own unique certain functions and capabilities that help set it apart. Not content to just let things lay, Google is planning on bringing some of that same Google Now functionality to its Google Search application for iOS devices.

Unique Google Patent Allow You to Unlock a Device with Your Eyes

A new patent granted to Google makes use of eye-tracking information to unlock a screen, which brings up an interesting question, why? Before you think that Google has lost it's mind, the likely scenario is that this patent is actually going to be applied towards Google's computerized glasses, not their smartphones and tablets.

Google Wallet Update Pushes Your Cards To The Cloud

Google Wallet has just received a pretty significant update. The biggest news from the update is that you can now take any credit card type and even moves everything onto the cloud for payment transactions.

Google’s Nexus Q Indefinitely Delayed

If you were one of the few folks out there dying to get your hands on the Nexus Q, we have some bad news for you- it seems that Google is delaying Nexus Q for now. According to Google, they received enough response that more features and services were wanted for the Nexus Q and they have decided to delay the device in order to beef up the features it has to offer.

Google Warned Samsung That Galaxy Tablets Were Too Similar To The iPad

A set of documents have leaked out that Apple plans to use in court, in which Google warned Samsung that the design for the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 were too similar and even famous designers apparently cautioned Samsung that the Galaxy S looked too much like the iPhone because of its shape and overall design elements.

New Hack Allows Installation Of Google Now On Rooted ICS Devices

Want to get your hands on Google Now but not willing to wait for Jelly Bean to make its way over to your Android device? If you happen to have an Ice Cream Sandwich system, it is actually possible to get Google Now thanks to a newly discovered method by febycv, a user on the XDA Developers Forums.

Apple iPad Mini to Challenge Google Nexus 7 for Tablet Supremacy

Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.

Introducing Google Android 4.1 JellyBean

Recently Google confirmed that Android Jelly Bean is indeed on its way, adding new features and debuting alongside the new Nexus 7 tablet. The new OS version is set to arrive first with the Nexus 7, and will start to show up as an update on older handsets this July. So what exactly is different this time around?

Google Nexus 7 Pre-Orders at GameStop with 30% Bonus Trade-In Value

Do you have some old tablets and other mobile devices kicking around the house that you don't want anymore? GameStop wants to help you, letting you trade in your old junk as you place your pre-order for a new Nexus 7 tablet.

Google I/O: Hands-on with 3D buildings in Google Earth 7.0

The Google I/O event has seen a lot of interesting releases and announcements, and one of these if the first public build of Google Earth's 3D flyover features.

Google Chrome On Its Way To iOS

Its seems that Google's Chrome isn't just making its way over to Android, an iOS version will be available as well.

Chrome Browser for Android Exits Beta, Available Through Google Play

You can expect to get tabbed browsing, of course, but Chrome for Android also has incognito. There's also the ability to sync your open tabs with your desktop to read later and the ability to switch tabs "the way you would fan a deck of cards."

Google Introduces The Nexus Q

There is something extraordinarily alien looking about the new Nexus Q media player. This odd shaped media player is a ball that plays music, movies and other social activities.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Confirmed

Recently the Google Nexus 7 was leaked out as a supposed $199 Asus/Google tablet that everyone had been talking about for the last few months. Today, Google confirmed that the Nexus 7 was indeed real.

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV Set Top Box to Retail for $199

We've seen Google TV implemented in certain HDTVs and Blu-ray players already, but the NSZ-GS7 will be Sony's first standalone set top box to feature the Google TV platform.

Google/Asustek Nexus To Be Unveiled At Google I/O?

Interested in getting your hands on a Google Nexus tablet? From the sounds of it, this dream is coming closer to a reality with the Google/Asustek jointly developed tablet set to officially be unveiled at the Google I/O developer event hosted from the 27th to 29th of June.

Devs Can Finally Reply to App Reviews in Google Play Store

You've developed what you believe to be a groundbreaking Android app, only to have it slammed by some unfair user reviews. Google is now allowing devs to reply to these comments in the Google Play Store.

New Google Play Commercials Show Off Google Services In Unique Way

Google's instant sharing system for the music and movies on your various devices makes Google Play quite useful, but the truth is that most of the more casual PC, tablet and smartphone users don't know just how useful Play can be. In order to solve that problem, Google has uploaded some pretty unique videos to the web in order to advertise its Google Play service and explain it in a very simple way.

New Apple Maps for iOS 6 vs. Google Maps Comparison

One of the many changes that you'll find in iOS 6 is the departure away from Google Maps and toward Apple's own Maps app...

Google Chromebox with Chrome OS Launches Attack on Mac Mini

If you like the idea of living completely in the cloud, but you're not sold on bringing a Chromebook around with you, the Google Chromebox could be the answer for you.

Unique Music Video Covers Five Continents, Four Seasons Using Google Street View

Google Street View technology shows just how powerful the technology could eventually become, but beyond that it also is a great way to express yourself artistically, or at least that is what "A Ghost Train" decided.

The First Google Project Glass Video

While Google still has a long way to go before the AR experience is complete, it has released the first video sample from Project Glass, posting the video on YouTube in 720p.

Google 7-Inch Tablet PC Appearing In June?

It seems that Google's 7-inch tablet PC is schedule for a full release in July, with an initial batch of 600,000 units shipping as early as June. According to the information cited, supposedly from sources within the supply chain, Asus is co-developing the device and the entry-level tablet will be around $200 or less.

Google’s Purchase Of Motorola Is Finally Complete

Eight months after Google announced its $12.5 billion cash purchase of Motorola Mobility, it's all over and completed.

Google Chrome Becomes Most Popular Browser in the World

I've been using Google Chrome for quite some time, never really looking back to Firefox or Internet Explorer as a viable alternative. Now, it seems that I am in the majority, statistics show that Google Chrome has indeed become the most popular web browser in the world.

Google Planning On Launching Several Contract-Free Nexus Options?

In order to get a little more control back, Google is reportedly planning to sell more contract-free “Nexus” branded devices in the near future.

Google’s Self-Driving Car Now Has A Nevada Driver’s License

It seems that the Google car has managed to drive impressively for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Nevada, awarding it a driver's license. That's right, Google's autonomous car is the world's first vehicle to legally be approved for driving on US roads with no human intervention required.

Google Knew About Street View Personal Data Collection The Whole Time

They knew. They knew all along that the Street View software was actively collecting all sorts of personal information from users without their knowledge, yet they continued... until we found out we were being violated.

Google’s new “Drive” Service Launches

Amid a vast sea of existing online storage options, such as Dropbox or iCloud, Google has now launched its own Google Drive storage solution.

New Version Of Google’s Chrome OS Looks A Lot Like Windows

Most of us have probably already heard that Microsoft is planning to change the status quo by introducing major changes to its familiar Windows UI in Windows 8, this includes removing the traditional start button and bar. In the light of this move, Google also seems to be changing the way it thinks with its newest version of Google Chrome OS. The upcoming version does away with the one-window browser system, in favor of a brand new interface that it is called Aura. As you can see from the screenshot, it looks quite a bit like Windows 7.

AR Google Goggles Just Got A Little More Sexy (Video)

Wouldn't it be convenient if you could just look up at the sky and you'd instantly see the weather report? Wouldn't it be nice if you could get walking directions overlaid with what you're really seeing? All this and more will be possible thanks to Google's Project Glass.

Rumored Google Nexus Tablet Could Be A Ten-Inch Device

Rumors about a so-called Nexus tablet from Google have been flying around for a while. What you see above comes to us from Pocketnow and the pictured device is purported to be the search giant’s upcoming tablet. Could it be the cheap stock Android Nexus tablet meant to compete against the new iPad?

lol: Google Attacked for Copying Facebook Vending Machine

It seems that Google has created a vending machine for its Mountain View headquarters that dispenses computer accessories. This is exactly what Facebook did back in the spring of 2011.

Blind Man Drives Thanks to Google’s Self-Driving Car (Video)

You've seen it before in movies like Total Recall and iRobot, self-driving cars sound cool, you can get trashed with your friends then not worry about driving home later that night. But there's much more to this than an inebriated night out with the boys, people with disabilities such as the visually impaired could use self-driving cars to open up an whole new world that would allow them to go where they wish freely and independently.

OpenStreetMap Gets Backed by Microsoft to Combat Google Maps

Now, it looks like OpenStreetMap has gained itself another big ally in its war against Google Maps. Microsoft is on board.

Google Drive Might Launch Next Week Or In Mid April

Talks about Google Drive (GDrive) first started way back in 2006 and there have been no shortage of rumors and speculations regarding the mysterious online storage service ever since. But it appears like the service is finally going to launch. According to GigaOM's Om Malik, who got tipped off by “well placed sources”, Google Drive will arrive in the first week of April 2012.

Google Plans to Eavesdrop on Phone Calls to Provide “Better Personalized Advertisements”

I would say, that’s why we are hooked to Google in the first place. And the internet giant is making millions out of it too. Now they are planning to take personalized advertisements and Google’s trademark “search suggestions” to the next level by getting into much more personal realms.