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According to a new report, Apple is working on a Siri-powered competitor to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home. The firm is also planning to open up its voice assistant to third party applications.
Google originally introduced the Nexus Player in 2014 as a showcase device for Android 5.0 Lollipop - but its days have finally come to an end, as the company has removed it from its store.
Early this morning Google's offices in France were raided by local authorities with up to 100 investigators present. A French prosecutor said the raid was part of investigation into tax obligations.
In delivering internet access, Microsoft isn't going along with the big projects with flashy tech that some of its competitors have announced. Instead it will partner with local companies.
Google and Levi's will partner to offer a jacket that will be able to accept user inputs via the jacket's conductive threading. The threading was introduced last year by Google's ATAP team.
It appears that Google's modular phone program - Project Ara - is finally ready, as the firm is promising to ship Ara to developers this fall, with a consumer model coming in 2017.
Google has revealed that Google Play purchases made after July 2 will be shareable between up to six family members. If developers want their apps to remain on one device, they will have to opt out.
Google's brand new Allo app has received heavy criticism for not including end-to-end encryption by default. But there's hope, as one engineer inside the company is still fighting for that feature.
At Google I/O the company announced some new features that will be part of Android N, including seamless updates. But these seem to only be destined to show up on future Android smartphones.
Google announced the new Android-based Daydream virtual reality ecosystem at its I/O developer conference this week, and has since confirmed that it's building its own VR headset and controller.
Android TV hasn't gotten much love in the years since it was launched but a new device is coming to the US market soon that might change that: Xiaomi's 4K-ready, HDR-supporting Mi Box.
In a newly granted patent, Google has come up with an unusual way to help reduce injuries sustained by pedestrians by effectively gluing them to the car bonnet upon impact.
Google's Chromebooks are quite popular in the education sector in the US, and now it seems that the devices have apparently outsold Apple's MacBook lineup in the country for the first time.
The search engine market share for April 2016 is now available, showing that Bing is slowly creeping up on Google's domination of the market, taking away 0.2% from the search giant in a month.
Yesterday, Google confirmed its plans to bring Android apps and the Play Store to Chrome OS. Today came the formal announcement, including details of implementation and devices that will be supported.
Google announced its three pronged approach to VR by way of 'Daydream'. The program will offer a platform, headset and controller and will tie in manufacturers to produce Daydream-ready devices.
The surprise was ruined last month when several significant clues were uncovered, but now it's official: Google has confirmed that Android apps, and the Play Store, will soon be available on Chrome.
At Google's I/O developer conference today, the firm announced Instant Apps. With the new feature, you'll be able to open a link within an app, even if you don't have it installed on your device.
After promising its latest Android N Developer Preview with "beta quality" at its I/O developer conference today, Google has now made the builds available to download. Here's what's new.
Alongside today's release of its new 'beta quality' preview build, Google said at its I/O developer conference that its next major Android update is expected to launch "later this summer".
Google has announced availability of its third Android N Developer Preview, saying that it now offers 'beta quality', and assuring devs that they can feel confident to use it on their main devices.
Google announced at its I/O event a rival to Amazon's popular Echo speaker, Google Home. The speaker will integrate with existing Google products and also offer 'Assistant' in Home.
Google has announced two apps at its I/O developer conference today: a messaging app called Allo, and a video chat app called Duo. Both apps will be available for Android and iOS.
Google wants your suggestions to help it decide on the delicious nomenclature for its next major OS update, Android N - but bear in mind that 'Namey McNameface' has already been ruled out.
At its I/O developer conference today, Google unveiled its new Assistant, which it hopes will make life a lot easier, with simpler interactions than what is currently offered by Google Now.
Google's annual developer conference, I/O 2016, kicks off today at 1:00 PM ET. As expected, you'll be able to watch the live stream of the event, and you can do it right here with us on Neowin.
A video has surfaced showing what seems to be an older build of Windows 10 Mobile running on Google's Nexus 5X phone. This could be another in the list of unsupported devices that runs Windows 10.
Three months after Samsung started its Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and seven months after Google first released Marshmallow, AT&T has at last started upgrading both devices.
Mozilla has said that Austin, TX will join Chattanooga, TN and Kansas City in allowing local projects utilising Google Fiber to access a $150,000 fund. Applications for grants will open in August.
The Chinese government has been quietly investigating foreign companies regarding their encryption and data storage practices. The "security reviews" seem to be designed to pressure companies.
Google wants to push HTML5 as the default player in its Chrome web browser, marking another step towards ditching Flash. Users will still be prompted to allow Flash content for sites that use it.
Google reportedly faces a huge fine for manipulating EU search results to favor its own shopping price comparison service - just weeks after the EC accused it of separate Android antitrust violations.
After Google was granted access to records of 1.6 million patients on the UK's National Health Service, it's now been revealed that they did not have approval from any regulator to receive such data.
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An SUV with roof-mounted licence plate-scanning cameras, crudely disguised as a Google Maps Street View car, was spotted in Philadelphia this week - and the police department has admitted it's theirs.
Google acknowledged last month that it's been working on support for pressure-sensitive displays in Android N - but it's reportedly delaying the feature to be released in a future update instead.
Google's new keyboard allows users to search for and share content without having to jump between apps, including integrated GIF search, and offering the ability to quickly find just the right emoji.
Google's new device is expected to look like its OnHub wireless routers, and will reportedly offer similar voice interaction, search and smart home management capabilities to Amazon's Echo.
A small test run is going on right now, where a few lucky YouTube users get to experience the new YouTube messenger. The new features allows you to chat to friends directly in the YouTube app.
Virtual reality enthusiasts outside of the US can finally get their hands on a Google Cardboard headset, which is now available to purchase in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany via the Google Store.
Previously, if you wanted to flash an update to your Nexus device, it meant losing all of the data on your phone. This will no longer be an issue, as Google is now offering OTA images.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google Chrome is one of the best solutions for Internet browsing.
HTC has confirmed that beginning tomorrow, Android Marshmallow will begin rolling out to to the AT&T models of the HTC One M8 and One M9. The Android version was not specified.
Google has announced it will be changing its advertising policy from July 13th. The changes will impose tighter restrictions on financial services ads, where interest rates are considered high.
Kantar Worldpanel's latest figures show that Windows phone sales plummeted by over 50% in five key EU markets in the first three months of the year - but Android sales are rising around the world.
From Edge extensions and edge-to-edge desktops, to web TV, Android One more time, Universal delights, and Samsung's sucky SmartThings security, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Google's Safe Browsing service has limited access to The Pirate Bay on both Chrome and Firefox. When visting the site, you will now be presented with a warning, which users will need to dismiss.
Various email providers who were allegedly affected by a data breach that was supposed to have exposed over 272 million account credentials now claim that over 98% of these were bogus.
Last year, a Google executive admitted that its Android One initiative for affordable smartphones had "not delivered to expectations". But the program isn't dead yet, and more handsets are coming.