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Big Buy: Google Buys Firm Behind Spoon For Parkinson’s Patients

Google has bought a biotech company that has developed a spoon designed to make life easier for people with diseases such as Parkinson’s. It is part of its ambitious foray into health technology, spurred in part by the personal interest of co-founder Sergey Brin. Last year, Google became the main investor in Calico, a firm … Continue reading

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Internet Transmission Via Ballons Courtesy Google

Google revealed top-secret plans Saturday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access. Scientists from the technology giant released up to 30 helium-filled test balloons flying 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) above Christchurch in New Zealand, carrying antennae … Continue reading

32 Infected Apps Found On Google Play Store

  Google has once again come under fire from security experts over its laissez-faire approach to its Play app store. Security researchers at Lookout found 32 apps on Google Play that were infected by malware called BadNews. The malware sends messages to premium rate text numbers. It is designed to lay dormant for weeks after … Continue reading

Gmail To Appear In Google Search Results

(AP) — Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses more quickly. The experimental feature unveiled Wednesday will enable Google’s search engine to mine the correspondence stored within a user’s Gmail account for any data tied … Continue reading

Google Nexus 7 – Best Android Ever?

Google has finally announce the long-rumored Nexus tablet at Google I/O. It looks pretty neat, has reasonably good specs and an excellent starting price. We’ve got everything you need to know right after the jump! The news comes straight from the Google I/O keynote in which they discuss what the tablet means for Google and … Continue reading

Google Finally Buys Motorola For $13 Billion

Google officially completed its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility on Tuesday. It’s an eureka moment for the company, marking both its biggest acquisition ever and Google’s transition from a search-and-software company to a consumer gadgets maker. Google named Dennis Woodside, who previously served as president of Google’s Americas region and oversaw the integration planning, … Continue reading

Google Drive Unleashed

Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, … Continue reading

Free SMS Using Gmail

Did you know that you can now send free text messages (SMS) to your friends directly from your Gmail account? You can use this service by following the few instructions below; Log into your Gmail account. In the Send SMS box above Chat, enter the phone number you want to send a SMS to. In … Continue reading

Google buys out Motorola

Google is to buy mobile phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn (£7.7bn), allowing it to mount a serious challenge to Apple as a technology manufacturer and take a bite out of the iPhone maker’s share of the smartphone market. Google will pay $40 a share in cash for Motorola – a 63pc premium to the … Continue reading

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