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Google Is Using AI To Improve Docs, Calendar, And Drive

Not only has Google created the new Google Cloud brand and introduced a number of new apps under the G Suite umbrella, but the company has also announced that it will be using artificial intelligence to beef up Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and even Calendar. So what exactly does …

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Google Delays Android Wear 2.0, Releases Dev Preview 3

Tuesday brought an equitable mix of good news and bad news for fans of Google’s Android Wear operating system. The bad news? The Mountain View company is delaying the launch of Android 2.0, the software’s forthcoming revamp, from the fall of this year to sometime in early 2017. The good news? Google released a consolatory new preview: Android Wear …

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Google's Project Loon Runs Tests in Peruvian Airspace

Google has shared details of successful tests of its Project Loon internet balloon system that took place in South America over the summer. The team was able to keep one of its Loon balloons in Peruvian airspace for fourteen weeks. Project Loon is a research initiative that aims to deliver …

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Google Uses AI to Improve Mandarin Chinese Translation

No one would accuse Google Translate, the favored tool of unscholarly high school language students everywhere, of being an inaccurate interpreter. The 10-year-old internet interpreter can fluently translate more than 100 tongues, recognize foreign restaurant menus and signage, and differentiate between dialects in real time. But there’s always room for improvement, and in Translate’s case, it’s …

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Google Launches Keyword, One Official Blog to Rule Them All

You’re likely aware that Google’s products extend far beyond web searches — the Mountain View, California-based company counts Android, Chrome, YouTube, Street View, and more among its many corporate tendrils. But what you might not know is that almost all of the search giant’s subsidiaries have their own blog, and that those …

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Google Is Encouraging Google Home Clones

Google may be entering the smart home business with its own hardware — Google Home — but it seems as though the company isn’t too fussy about how well the device does. Instead, what it really wants is the software running on it, Google Assistant, to be in as many …

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Google Home is Basically a $129 Chromecast in Disguise

Don’t get too comfortable saying “Alexa” — Google wants to get you to say “OK Google” at home. That’s right: The same phrase Android enthusiasts use to command their smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch is coming to a standalone device for the home, the company announced at Google I/O, its developer conference. The device will be called …

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Google Maps Gains Calendar Integration, Food Pic Albums

Google Maps is a one-stop navigational shop, at this point. Google’s ubiquitous mapping service not only provides turn-by-turn directions to almost every conceivable business in the continental United States (and many countries around the globe), but lets you know when your phone’s compass is out of sorts, compares the fares of ridesharing …

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Google May Unveil Merged Android, Chrome OS on Oct. 4

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. The long-rumored Android and Chrome OS merger may debut the same day, according to Android Police. Andromeda is the rumored code name for …

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Google May Unveil Merged Android, Chrome OS on Oct. 4

If you thought Google’s October 4 event聽—聽where the firm is rumored to launch聽two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees …

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