google
ARTICLE FINDER

What Android users should know about Google’s fight with the EU

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The European Union's $5 billion anti-trust fine challenges the core of Google's Android licensing model, possibly leading to more expensive Android devices

Image from Samsung


Trump slams record EU fine against Google

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:24 PM

'I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,' Trump tweets in reaction to the 4.34 billion euro penalty imposed on Google for abusing dominance of the Android operating system

TRUMP ON GOOGLE. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Google hit with record 4.3-billion euro fine in EU over Android

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The new sanction nearly doubles the previous record EU anti-trust fine of 2.4 billion euros, which also targeted Google, in that case for the Silicon Valley titan's shopping comparison service in 2017. Google says it will appeal the fine

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. File photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Loon is Alphabet's radical project for global internet connectivity with balloons while Wing focuses on auto drone delivery technology to reduce fossil fuel use and urban congestion

LOON. The radical project from Google involves the use of balloons to deliver connectivity. Screenshot from Google.


Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:41 PM

'Now that the foundational technology for these projects is built, Loon and Wing are ready to take their products into the world,' Astro Teller says in a blog post

PROJECT LOON. The Loon team chase a very early prototype across California’s Central Valley. Image from blog.x.company

The Google tech that may threaten call center jobs

Jul 06, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Google Duplex, the voice assistant that speaks like a human, is reportedly already in testing at a large, unnamed insurance company


What you need to know: The people peeking into your Gmail

Jul 05, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Employees of 3rd-party app developers may have read your Gmail. Here's why you should care and what you can do.

Bro. Eddie hits Duterte, Morales on Batacan, border families update | Evening wRap

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Facebook, Google 'manipulate' users to share data despite EU law – study

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:20 PM

'These companies manipulate us into sharing information about ourselves,' the Norwegian Consumer Council's director of digital services, Finn Myrstad, says in a statement

Google Wifi now in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:11 AM

New Google hardware arrives in the country through partnership with PLDT

MODERN DECOR. Google's mesh wifi device is chic and is designed to blend in with furniture. All photos from Google


Google's augmented reality-based Measure app comes to Android phones

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Measure allows users of compatible phones to take measurements of surfaces and other objects by walking around them

MEASURE. The Measure app at work. Screenshot from Google Play.

Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The announcement comes as the US giant is pushing Google Shopping, a platform allowing customers to compare prices between different sellers, which poses a challenge to Amazon

LOOK: Google Doodle for Philippine Independence Day 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Featuring a lush aquatic scene, the 2018 Independence Day doodle is specific to Google visitors in the Philippines

Google rules out using artificial intelligence for weapons

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The tech giant will not be renewing its contract with the Pentagon

AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Flying car startup backed by Google founder offers test flights

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Kitty Hawk, funded by Google co-founder Larry Page, unveils a 'Flyer' model it describes as 'an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight'

This undated and unlocated handout image released on June 6, 2018 by Kitty Hawk shows the Kitty Hawk "Flyer". A flying car project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page was closer to take-off on June 6, with a model for test flights by aspiring buyers. Kitty Hawk, funded by Page, unveiled a "Flyer" model it described as "an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight." Photo from Kitty Hawk Corporation/AFP/Handout

Google retreating from military AI project: reports

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The collaboration with the US Department of Defense was said to have sparked rebellion inside the California-based company.

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / AFP

Leak suggests that one of Google's upcoming phones may have a notch too

May 30, 2018 - 1:11 PM

With Google's upcoming Android P officially supporting screen notches, the design feature can't be ruled out even for Google's own phones


Landmark EU law is new weapon for data protection activist Schrems

May 26, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Max Schrems files 4 complaints with regulators under the General Data Protection Regulation laws against some of the tech world's biggest names

MAX SCHREMS. Austrian Max Schrems (L) arrives with his lawyer Herwig Hofmann (R) before a verdict at the European Court of Justice (SCJ) in Luxembourg, on October 6, 2015. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

May 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

While the app will enable users to get 'personalized' news, it will also include top stories for all readers, aiming to break the so-called filter bubble of information designed to reinforce people's biases

GOOGLE NEWS. Google launches the new Google News at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Valve's game streaming service Steam Link beta launches on Android

May 18, 2018 - 1:40 PM

To stream, a Steam Link controller or another bluetooth-enabled controller, and a WiFi connection on the 5GHz band are required

STEAM LINK. You can now test your setup to see if you can play Steam games on your Android smartphone using Steam Link. Screenshot from Steam Link page on Google Play.

YouTube Music, YouTube Premium launched

May 18, 2018 - 12:12 PM

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are set to compete against Spotify and Netflix. It's currently available in select regions, but a wider rollout is expected

YOUTUBE MUSIC. Google's bringing out its Spotify competitor. Image from Google.

Google AI tools to help people disconnect from smartphone screens

May 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says at its annual developers conference

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


The top announcements that kicked off the Google I/O 2018 conference

May 09, 2018 - 6:49 AM

Google unveils Android P, improvements for Assistant, and new AI capabilities at its annual conference

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.

Google launching overhauled Google News

May 09, 2018 - 3:06 AM

The new Google News, launching today, aims to add artificial intelligence to improve your newsreading experience

GOOGLE NEWS. Google launches the new Google News at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

The Android P developer preview launches today

May 09, 2018 - 2:45 AM

This year's beta for Android P will be open to more than just Google-made phones this year

ANDROID P. Android P's developer preview is available now for a number of different phones. Screenshot from livestream.

Google's Android P is using AI to tweak your phone's battery life

May 09, 2018 - 2:28 AM

Adaptive Battery adjusts the battery usage dependent on how a smartphone owner uses his device and accesses apps at differing times

ANDROID P. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering on the Android team, walks us through Android P.

Google's AI improving Photos, Gboard, and Gmail

May 09, 2018 - 1:52 AM

Google is taking its artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into improving the lives of people by taking AI into new and varied use cases

GOOGLE I/O. Google's artificial intelligence systems are helping to improve its apps and assistants. Screenshots from YouTube livestream.

5 things we expect to hear about at Google I/O 2018

May 08, 2018 - 11:56 AM

We round out some of what we’re expecting to hear about at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O

GOOGLE I/O. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on June 28, 2012. File photo by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP

Mon Jimenez, Duterte in Time Magazine, Cosby and Polanski | Evening wRap

May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Google building social gaming startup Arcade

May 04, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Arcade's first application will reportedly have elements of trivia gaming and is set to launch later this year

Google launching .app top-level domains

May 02, 2018 - 4:08 PM

A difference between the .app top-level domain and other domain types is that HTTPS is required to connect to all .app websites, better protecting against malware and tracking

5 new features to try out in the revamped Gmail

Apr 30, 2018 - 4:46 PM

We round out some of the neat new features in the revamped Gmail for professionals

NEW GMAIL ABILITIES. Test out these new features on G Suite. Images from Google.

National Artist Levi Celerio honored through Google Doodle

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Most people might remember Celerio for his ability to make music using only a leaf – a feat that landed him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records

NATIONAL ARTIST. Levi Celerio is remembered through a Google Doodle on his 108th birthday. Screenshot from Google

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Profit in the first 3 months of 2018 soar more than 70% from a year to $9.4 billion, Alphabet says in an earnings report that is well above forecasts

Google developing AI microscope that detects cancer cells in real-time

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The device is essentially an ordinary light microscope, commonly used by pathologists, tweaked with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technology

VISUALIZED DETECTION. A screenshot from a Google video demonstrates the AI- and AR-assisted microscope being developed by the search giant. Screenshot from YouTube/Google


Microsoft launches Chrome extension warning users of shady websites

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Chrome extension tells you if you're about to enter a malicious site, based off a constantly updated list of potentially harmful websites

Google to push for new tech to replace SMS standard, pauses Allo

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The new technology aims to improve Android Messages by including read receipts, typing indicators, full-resolution images and video, as well as group texting functions much like chat apps

Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Aside from developing a tool to make realistic fake videos, Supasorn Suwajanakorn is also working with the AI Foundation on a Reality Defender app that aims to spot and flag fake pictures and video

What makes the Google Pixel 2 XL better than the Galaxy S9+

Apr 05, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Smarter software presents itself in every corner of the Pixel 2 experience, from its voice assistant to its camera to the way it identifies an incoming call from a number you’ve never seen before

Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

Apr 04, 2018 - 7:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Four people, 3 suffering from gunshot wounds, are taken to local hospitals, police say. The fourth person hurt suffers a sprained or broken ankle.

OUTSIDE YOUTUBE. Police walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, California. Police are investigating an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters that has left at least one person dead and several wounded. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google bans cryptomining extensions on Chrome browser

Apr 03, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'Approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies, and have been either rejected or removed from the store,' says Google

Google marks Francisco Balagtas' 230th birthday with special doodle

Apr 02, 2018 - 8:07 AM

Francisco Balagtas, born on April 2, 1788, is best known for the epic poem 'Florante at Laura', which symbolizes his own life journey

BALAGTAS' BIRTHDAY. Today is the 230th birthday of renowned Philippine writer and poet, Francisco Balagtas. Front image from Google.

Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears

Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM

The one-to-many messaging platform follows similar moves made by Google and Facebook earlier this year


Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before the committee Thursday, and are among scores of experts, academics and activists called to testify over 8 days

EU unveils digital tax targeting Facebook, Google

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:59 PM

The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump

Google News Initiative aims to combat disinformation, fake news

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The tech company is pledging $300 million in the next 3 years to highlight accurate and quality news content on its platform.

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Mar 15, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'In fact, one of the purposes of dealing with deliberate online falsehoods is to protect free speech and enhance free speech,' says Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam


Canada considering tax on internet giants

Mar 15, 2018 - 10:44 AM

'The government of Canada recognizes that large internet companies are acting outside regulatory frameworks and may be a threat to our culture,' says a spokesman for Canada's Heritage Minister Melanie Joly


France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The action against Google and Apple comes as US President Donald Trump moves towards imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% tariff on imports of aluminium

LEGAL ACTION. France will take legal action against Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices. Background from Shutterstock.