The early criticism of Google Glass—that it's for assholes, that it will lead to a dystopian Panopticon nightmare—is mostly well-founded. But what everyone has glossed over in their opening salvos is, I think, the most immediate and obvious problem Google Glass will precipitate: Once these things stop being a rich-guy…
Over the last week, Google has been migrating web albums for its online photo service Picasa over to Google+. No you didn't get any warning, and yes, it's sneaky—if not exactly unexpected.
Google just put out JAM, for Chrome, which is basically Garage Band for your browser. It's pretty cool! And after today there's basically zero chance you're ever going to think about it again.
Google revealed a lot at Google I/O: a shimmering tablet at a good price, a sci-fi home theater orb, seriously sophisticated search, and Jelly Beans. It also revealed an unsettling lack of human understanding.
Spencer Tipping left Google about a month ago. We know this because he's written a blog post saying as much, and listing all of the pros and cons about working for Google. Juicy! Kind of. If you're into programming, mostly. But the money shot's the number one negative of Google culture: Google+.
At one point, Google was proud to offer up its search results and services without any sponsored content. That seems to be changing in a pretty aggressive way, though. Google is apparently compensated by the vendors that appear in its Flight Search and Hotel Finder vertical search engines.
After a week of deliberations a jury has returned a verdict in the patent portion of the Google-Android fight to the death. Google is innocent—it did not infringe on two of Oracle's patents with Android.
In what was meant to have been a peace-keeping move, Google may have inadvertently brought upon itself the wrath of Iran in its entirety. And now the otherwise mighty corporation is facing one rather intimidating lawsuit.
After the jury returned a partial verdict in the copyright phase of the Google-Oracle trial - unable to decide whether Google's recreation of the Java platform constituted "fair use" of Oracle's copyright - the trial has now entered the patent phase, where the same jury will seek to decide whether Google infringed on…
The verdict is in for the Oracle vs. Google trial on whether Java was used improperly in the development of Android. The answer? Yes, sort of.
It's no secret that Google desperately wants Google+ to be the cornerstone of how you use the internet. The problem? No one's taking the bait. It might be time for something drastic. Something like backing up several truckloads of cash to buy Pinterest, a social network crammed full of 10 million people who actually…
Whatever you think about the way Google handles privacy these days, the course it's on mandates that to offer better, more futuristic services, it's got to gather more information. And one way Google's considered is actually listening to your calls for audio clues about where you are and what you need.
For the last two months, you've seen some version of the same story all over the Internet: Delete your search history before Google's new privacy settings take effect. A straightforward piece outlining a rudimentary technique, but also evidence that the search titan has a serious trust problem on its hands.