Responding to the US Copyright Office inquiry regarding DMCA effectiveness, Google has said 99.95% of January 2017 takedown notices were bogus. The search giant still supports the system, though.
Utilizing the massive amounts of computing power at its disposal, Google has manage to successfully generate the first cryptographic hash collision of SHA-1, further advocating its depreciation.
Alphabet has accused Uber of using stolen technology to develop its own autonomous car project. Alphabet's Waymo claims former executive, Levandowski, stole trade secrets in excess of 14,000 files.
Google has mistakenly reset some Google Wifi and OnHub devices yesterday, an incident that revealed the company can remotely access the devices and that opens questions regarding the privacy of users.
In partnership with mobile networks and businesses, Google has announced plans to incorporate an updated messaging standard, Rich Communications Services into a unified app for Android devices.
Google is now offering the next generation Intel Xeon processor for Google Cloud Platform customers. It is now available in five regions and more will be discussed at Google Cloud NEXT 2017.
Google partnered with Jigsaw to use machine learning to combat online trolling in a new project called "Perspective". Long-term aims include making online conversations safer as well.
The Samsung-built Google Chromebook Plus with S-Pen became available to pre-order at Samsung, Amazon, and Best Buy on Feb 15. It's now available at the Google Store and includes $20 Play Store credit.
With the latest update to the Google app, you can now search for files and folders right on your Google Drive and get results right in the app. The default search was updated with an IN APPS option.
Google has updated its keyboard app, Gboard, for iOS. The new updates bring 'Doodles', the ability to use voice typing, and 15 languages. The updated app can be downloaded from the App Store.
Today, images of the Huawei Watch 2 showed up online ahead of the product's Mobile World Congress 2017 announcement next week. The device will have a 'sportier' look, similar to LG's Watch Sport.
Microsoft today released version 3.0 of its Arrow Launcher to beta testers, its first major update to the app since version 2.0 was released in June. The company says it's the "biggest release yet."
While Nougat hasn't shown up for Samsung's S6 devices yet, the February security patch, based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 has now started rolling out in India. It weighs in at just over 134 MB.
Google will continue to accept registrations until February 27 from those wishing to attend its annual I/O developer conference, which will be held in Mountain View, California, from May 17 to 19.
Instagram announced today that users can finally share up to 10 photos or videos in a single post to the Facebook-owned social network. The update is live now for iOS as well as Android.
According to cybersecurity firm ESET, rogue Pornhub apps have been seen out in the wild, silently infecting users' devices with ransomware. A demand of $100 is ordered, to be able to settle the issue.
In a recent report by ESET, it was found that Android ransomware attacks have grown significantly in just a year. 'Police' ransomware has been found to be effective in scaring victims into paying up.
Google Research has partnered with Daydream Labs to create an experimental HTC Vive headset that can allow onlookers to see the expressions of the wearer while in a virtual environment.
In a deal between Microsoft, Google, the British Phonographic Industry and the Motion Picture Association, the search engine providers have vowed to demote piracy results in the UK by June 1, 2017.
Microsoft has released a new version of its Cortana app on Android, bringing improvements to notifications, among other tweaks - but some users are seeing much older release notes for the update.
Sprint has begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for its variant of the HTC 10. The update was originally available for unlocked models of the device in the United States back in November.
Amazon has said that it will create 5,000 new jobs in the United Kingdom by the end of 2017. Around 1,500 of the jobs will be technical roles with Amazon's total workforce in the UK rising to 24,000.
If you have access to Google Daydream and enjoy the NBA, you'll want to download the NBA VR app. The app will offer exclusive episodic content in the form of interviews with NBA legends.
Hydrogen OS 3.0 - which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat - is now available for OnePlus 3 and 3T devices. The update contains a number of improvements and functionalities including call recording.
Google's Project Zero website has disclosed an unpatched Windows vulnerability to the public, as Microsoft has failed to fix it within the 90-day deadline provided by the security research team.
As anyone could have predicted, the next handset to be released by NuAns will run Android, rather than Windows 10 Mobile, which powered the company's last handset, the Neo.
It appears that Google is axing 30-second advertisements on YouTube, and is instead placing more focus on six-second "bumper" ads, which will likely see an uptick in frequency starting in 2018.
After reaching just 7% of its goal of $500,000, ZTE has finally canceled the Kickstarter campaign for its crowd-funded Hawkeye, which was codenamed Project CSX. It may re-launch with better specs.
ZTE will reportedly launch a new phone at Mobile World Congress that will support gigabit LTE speeds, called - rather literally - the ZTE Gigabit Phone. It will likely use a Snapdragon 835 chipset.
Google has only been trialing its Project Loon balloons. But the internet-delivering devices may soon become a commercial reality thanks to a recent breakthrough involving machine-learning.
Up until very recently the Really Blue color option for Pixel smartphones was a US exclusive. But now the head-turning color scheme is available in the UK for both Pixel and Pixel XL models.
As the company promised back in November, Google has finally deprecated both Android 2.3.x Gingerbread and 3.x Honeycomb with the latest Google Play Services update, which is version 10.2.
During the company's Q4 2016 earnings call, HTC said that it will no longer produce new entry-level phones beginning this year; however, it will still sell and support its current devices.
Microsoft is currently testing a revamped Skype app for Android through its Skype Insiders program. The new version of the app promises a brand new design, new features and Bing integration built-in.
A new Android malware has been discovered, which cloaks itself as a Flash player update. If a user falls for it, more malicious software will be downloaded, which will spy on unsuspecting users.
Google's Assistant seems to have learned a new trick recently, with the digital helper now being able to use your credit card information. The feature is still being tested and not widely available.
Lenovo's Moto G5 and G5 Plus handsets are slated to be unveiled next week at Mobile World Congress, but specs and pictures of the devices leaked today due to retailer K-Tronix.
Google has announced details for its I/O developer conference. Those that would like to attend can sign up for the random drawing that will occur on February 28. Google I/O 2017 will start on May 17.
A federal court in Marshall, Texas ruled last Friday that Google must pay $20M in damages, after it was found that the Chrome browser infringed upon four patents for anti-malware software.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus is now available for pre-order on several websites for a hefty price. The Amazon product page suggests a springtime launch for the hybrid 12.3-inch computer.
It has been revealed that members of Google's self-driving project had a special pay system that enabled them to secure huge payments over the years and leave the company. to pursue new ventures.
An update to the Google Maps app for users of Android and iOS now makes it possible add your favourite locations to pre-set or custom lists which can be saved and shared for others to follow.
After a jury found Google's unlicensed usage of Java APIs in Android was covered by 'fair use' provisions last year, Oracle has filed a fresh appeal, calling Google's "copying... classic unfair use".
It appears that Google is testing some minor improvements to the Play Store, which includes listing both the original and sale prices of discounted apps and games as well.
It is now possible to download YouTube videos for offline viewing with a beta version of Google's new app, YouTube Go, which can be downloaded to Android devices.
From Mercury rising and Galaxy goodness, to Xbox excitement, OneNote dyslexia success, Sweeney's Cloud conspiracy, and watching TV watching you, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Keeping in view Google Analytics' importance for developers as a means to provide insights for apps and websites, Microsoft has announced an SDK so Windows developers can utilize the services as well.
Google has introduced a new feature called "Home Control" for its Google Assistant on Pixel devices. It allows you to control your smart home devices directly from your smartphone.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Tab S3 on T-Mobile, a new update is coming to your device. It won't be the latest version of the OS, instead, it'll be the most recent Android security update.
Telegram for Android Wear 2.0 is available just a day after Google's Android Wear 2.0 platform was released. The app is fairly powerful, allowing you to respond with text, stickers and more.