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That was fast: Chrome Apps ready to go mobile

That was fast: Chrome Apps ready to go mobile

The cold, hard walls between mobile native apps and HTML5 wobbled a bit on Tuesday morning, as Google announced that Chrome Apps will now work on the two most popular mobile platforms. Chrome Apps are HTML5-based single-serving applications, more than just a ...

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Google tests the performance limits of D-Wave’s quantum computers

Google tests the performance limits of D-Wave’s quantum computers

We’ve long known that D-Wave’s quantum computers are specialized tools rather than Swiss Army Knives, but just how good are they at their intended tasks? Google has just conducted some benchmarking to find out, and the short answer is that these systems are very good — ...

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Android 4.5 May Break Compatibility with Many Current Root Apps

Android 4.5 May Break Compatibility with Many Current Root Apps

There’s often much speculation surrounding what may be seen in upcoming and updated devices and new versions of Android. Most of this talk unfortunately centers around leaked images of some sort, rather than any hard evidence. Once in a while, however, genuine clues are discovered ...

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Google’s smart contact lenses: Could have been Microsoft

Computer-infused contact lenses fit in with the sci-fi ethos of the Google[x] project. But guess what — Microsoft backed the research three years earlier.   In 2011, Microsoft supported Babak Parviz’s research into chip-enabled contact lenses that could detect diabetes-related ...

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Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens Project to Monitor Glucose

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens Project to Monitor Glucose

This is for real, People. Now we know what the mystery medical device is that Google X staffers have been secretly meeting with the FDA on: they’re developing contact lenses that can sense glucose readings while they correct your vision just like regular contacts ...

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Google to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion

Google to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion

Nest will continue to operate with current leadership Google has announced that they will acquire Nest, makers of the popular smart thermostat and smoke alarm systems. In a post in the Investor Relations blog, Google CEO Larry Page says: Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and ...

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Create and share custom Google Maps

Create and share custom Google Maps

Useful and fascinating as all this might be, though, online mapping isn’t only about accessing information that others have provided. No doubt you’ll have seen plenty of websites that include a small portion of Google Maps, zoomed in to a ...

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10 things you didn’t know about Google Maps and Google Earth

10 things you didn’t know about Google Maps and Google Earth

1. Google Maps isn’t Google’s only mapping product. Google Earth isn’t as popular but if offers many features you won’t find in Google Maps. Although Google Earth accesses online data, you first need to download the Google Earth application from earth.google.co.uk. ...

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