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Google’s Android Pay gains support for 24 new financial institutions in US

The ever expanding list of Android Pay supported banks/financial institutions has been updated yet again. This time, a total of 24 new names have been added, including Bank of Idaho, Beehive Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank (WI), Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, and Duke University FCU. Other names are First Community Bank (TX), Great Plains Bank, Guaranty Bank ... Read More »

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head of the class with a pure Android O experience. Since the Pixel and Pixel XL landed, the LG G6 and Galaxy ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Is The Compact Android Phone On Par With Google’s Pixel: Rumor

According to a rumor, Samsung might be rekindling its “mini” offering, and this time around, it could be one worth having. Why? Because it could be the Galaxy S8 mini. Now the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 skipped out on the mini deal. And sure, the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 all have mini versions, but even during ... Read More »

IBM beefs up its powerful cognitive computers with Google’s AI tools

Google has cool technology to recognize images and speech, and IBM’s hardware can diagnose diseases and beat humans in Jeopardy. Combine the two, and you get a powerful computer with serious brains. IBM is merging Google’s artificial intelligence tools with its own cognitive computing technologies, allowing deep-learning systems to more accurately find answers to complex questions or recognize images or ... Read More »

Google’s,low-cost,Android,One,program,may,expand,to,the,U.S.

When Google launched its Android One program in 2014 it was designed for one main reason: to create a system of standards for phones in developing countries. Targeting emerging markets in Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and others, the program dictated minimum hardware standards and limited software tweaks to insure people everywhere had access to low-cost phones that still provided ... Read More »

With Cyanogen dead, Google’s control over Android is tighter than ever

It wasn’t too long ago when Cyanogen announced its plan to destroy Android. Back in 2015, Kirt McMaster, then the CEO of the company behind the fledgling fork CyanogenMod, declared in no uncertain terms that Google was the enemy. McMaster told Forbes that Cyanogen’s intention was to put “a bullet through Google’s head.” But as McMaster would soon find out, ... Read More »

AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google’s cloud chief

By Martyn Williams | Follow Senior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service | Nov 16, 2016 5:16 PM PT Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google, speaks at the Code Enterprise conference in San Francisco on November 15, 2016. Credit: Martyn Williams MORE LIKE THIS Why Cortana’s new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence Steve Jobs Interview: One-on-one in 1995 Will ... Read More »

HTC retail stores will provide warranty service in India for Google’s Pixel phones

Google has partnered up with HTC stores in India to provide after-sales warranty service for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, which are now up for pre-order in India on Flipkart starting at RS 57,000. ”We have partnered with HTC India for after sales service in 56 walk-in service centeres in over 30 cities,” – A Google spokesperson This kind ... Read More »

Google’s Fuchsia OS is out in the open and shrouded in mystery

Google is developing a new operating system named Fuchsia, and the early source code is already public. Google itself and Fuchsia’s developers haven’t explained what the OS is for—but we can dig into the source code to learn more. Pink + Purple == Fuchsia Fuchsia is a new, open-source operating system being worked on by Google employees. “Pink + Purple ... Read More »

Google Now on Tap has yet to really find its way into that “must have” category for many, as the information it pulls up is often hit and miss. There’s a new improvement rolling out with the Google app beta that may help alleviate this. When you launch Now on Tap (if you’re one of the lucky few, anyway) you’ll ... Read More »