Tag: Google

Google Wallet and Android Pay become Google Pay

Google Wallet and Android Pay become Google Pay

Google has long had a confusing history with mobile payments, the first incarnation they tried was Google Wallet back in 2011, which was mainly designed as a peer-to-peer platforms for paying your friends money you owed them etc. Android Pay was next in 2015, which didn’t actually replace Google Wallet but was more of an answer to Apple Pay which was launched a year earlier in 2014 with the iPhone […]

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google has been busy this year developing a whole new range of smart speakers with the Google Assistant built in, the Google Home Mini has been out for a few months now and has mostly likely been picked out for a few gifts this year and the standard Google Home which has been out for more than a year. But one speaker which was announced at Google’s event back in […]

Google Calendar receives long overdue UI update

Google Calendar receives long overdue UI update

Google Calendar on mobile has long been ahead of its web counterpart for user interface design, but today Google has finally updated the look and feel of the web version. For ages it has had a Google Mail -esque feel about it and looked sort of out of place when comparing it to the more recent of Google’s projects, including Inbox, Maps and also the newer Android releases. New Look […]

Google launches new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google launches new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Yesterday evening, Google announced the much awaited successor to the Google Pixel, the aptly named Google Pixel 2. The company also launched a larger version called the Pixel 2 XL. Google’s line of high end smartphones were introduced in October 2016, with the first Pixel handset. Prior to that, the Nexus line of tablets and smartphones symboled Google’s own hardware line. The event At the event on Wednesday evening, Google […]

Google DeepMind and NHS Controversy

Google DeepMind and NHS Controversy

One of the hot topics today are the growing concerns with privacy and security of the general public. Nothing has caught the masses attention more than the Snowdon case, which questioned governments authority across the world in using technology for mass surveillance and having access to personal data. In fact some critics have brought to light that the public trusts private companies, like Facebook and Google -which openly state that […]

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Google have been fined a whopping $2.7 billion dollars, setting a new world record for the largest penalty against any Tech company to date. The multinational technology company have been charged by European Anti-Trust officials for favouring their own services against their competitors. The cooperate giant finds itself having to defend itself after been accused of “unfairly dominating the market place” with its advertising products. It is nothing new for a […]

Google Glass receives first update in nearly 3 years

Google Glass receives first update in nearly 3 years

Looking at this news, it already feels like it’s from three years ago – back when nearly every tech headline was about the controversial Google Glass wearable. Google Glass Explorer edition, as it was called was discontinued in January 2015, the last software update the device received was back in September 2014, which was only a minor update for syncing with photos on iOS. New software This week, Google issued […]

Google Home can now respond to multiple users

Google Home can now respond to multiple users

Google’s in home voice assistant was kind of late to the game, Amazon’s Echo speaker was certainly one of the first and is still the most socially known and most popular, but Google isn’t wasting any time to add new features, using it’s extensive background in AI to boost it along. One large downfall of the Amazon Echo is it can’t support multiple accounts, meaning as a family orientated device it […]

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Security on the the internet is becoming more important and surprisingly considering your Nest account has access to camera feeds, smoke alarm settings as well as thermostat the company is quite late to the game in adding two-step authentication to user accounts. But at least they have added it now, this week the Google owned company added the option to enable two-step authentication on accounts, but only via a text […]

Google says there will be a second gen Pixel

Google says there will be a second gen Pixel

Google have confirmed that a new Pixel model sometime this year. Google launched the current model last year in October, so it hasn’t been long but people are already asking about a sequel. In an interview with the Android based tech news website AndroidPIT the senior vice president of hardware at Google, Rick Osterloh said: “There is an annual rhythm in the industry,” Osterloh said. “So, you can count on us to […]