Spain's New "Google Tax" Could Be Bad for Everyone

The Spanish government has just approved a horrible law that will force news aggregation services, such as Google News, to pay news sites for each link they include with their content. You read that right: On top of sending sites a ton of traffic, Google (other aggregators like Yahoo News, and maybe even Facebook or… » 10/30/14 2:16pm Yesterday 2:16pm

Watch the Latest Prototype of Google's Modular Ara Phone in Action

Everybody from hardware startups to DARPA is pumped about Google's modular Ara phone—when it finally gets here. The device and its hot-swappable hardware is supposed to come out at some point next year, but so far, videos of the neat little thing in action are fairly rare. Luckily the geniuses at Phonebloks like to… » 10/29/14 12:57pm Wednesday 12:57pm

Google X Wants to Track Cancer With Nanoparticles and Wearables

Google X, the company's secretive arm tasked with dreaming up the future, is as you would imagine pretty ambitious. But in the area of medicine, their plans seem ripped from the pages of science fiction. Today at the WSJD conference, Google X announced a project that wants to track cancer in your blood with the help… » 10/28/14 3:34pm Tuesday 3:34pm

Google's Launching a Special Store Just for Project Ara Hardware

Everybody's favorite modular phone project, Google's Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It'll be a little bit like the Play Store, except with hot-swappable hardware… » 10/24/14 9:28am 10/24/14 9:28am

Android Wear's First Big Update Is Rolling Out

The first significant update for Android Wear is now rolling out, and it all lines up nicely with a rumor we heard early last month. Most significantly, the update brings offline storage for your music, enhanced Bluetooth pairing, and support for Wear watches with GPS. Basically, Android Wear really wants to be your… » 10/23/14 12:22pm 10/23/14 12:22pm

Inbox First Impressions: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

When the news broke yesterday of Google's new Inbox app, my initial reaction was skeptical. How many times has an app tried to "solve" email? Inbox is Google's way of helping you organize the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see… » 10/23/14 12:07pm 10/23/14 12:07pm