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Google Photos users have uploaded 13.7 petabytes of pictures to date

Google Photos is now officially one year old, and Google has celebrated the occasion by providing some hard numbers on just how big the service has become in the past year.

As Google previously mentioned at Google I/O, Google Photos now sports a staggering 200 million monthly active users. And with that many users comes some pretty impressive factoids:

We’ve delivered more than 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies, among other things. You’ve  [Read More…]

Google wins legal fight with Oracle, jury rules for fair use of Java in Android

A jury has ruled for Google in its court fight against Oracle over the use of the company’s Java API in Android. The jury agreed with Google’s view that Android’s use of Java was covered under the fair use clause.

CNBC posted the ruling on its Twitter feed:

BREAKING: Jury rules in favor of Google on fair use in Oracle court battle.

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) May 26, 2016

The verdict is  [Read More…]

Watch all the sessions from Google I/O 2016 right here

There was a lot to like about Google I/O 2016, with the search giant unveiling new products, apps, and technologies. While the keynote had a slew of consumer-centric announcements, I/O is primarily a developer conference, with a focus on providing developers the tools and resources they need to build the best apps and services possible.

Google has now collated all of the developer sessions from the three-day event — which include a deep dive into its latest  [Read More…]

Google could be bringing Android to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi line of products are supported by a wide selection of operating systems, including Windows, but now Google could add another option to the list — Android. As covered by ArsTechnica, a new device tree has been spotted in Google’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository for the Raspberry Pi 3. For those of you who have yet to learn about the Pi, it’s a small board with multiple integrated components, essentially a very small  [Read More…]

Google is building a self-driving car development center near Detroit

Google is currently constructing a self-driving car development center in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The location happens to be in the backyard of Motor City, which is where GM and other large car companies also have production facilities.

In a Google+ post the company said:

Many of our current partners are based here, so having a local facility will help us collaborate more easily and access Michigan’s top talent in vehicle development and engineering.  [Read More…]

Google announces winners of the Android Experiments I/O Challenge

Google has just announced the winners of its Android Experiments I/O Challenge. Announced in March, Google tasked developers with coming up with creative uses for Android, with a free trip to Google I/O up for grabs for the three grand prize winners.

One of the grand prize winners was Al Bencomo, who developed the autonomous Android vehicle you can check out in the video above. Bencomo creatively uses the camera and IR sensors on an Android phone to navigate,  [Read More…]

Get two free months of Google Play Music with TripAdvisor

Google is pairing up with TripAdvisor to give away free two months of a Google Play Music subscription, as long as you’ve never used it before. In a new app update, TripAdvisor now recommends travel-focused music stations inside the Android app. The recommended stations only show up when a person looks at various city pages

Google I/O 2016: In pictures

A unique photo tour of Google’s biggest, most spectacular developer event yet.

Google changed the game with its I/O 2016 conference, held last week in Northern California. In contrast to the traditional indoor conference of past years, the outdoor, festival-themed event brought not just the usual sessions and presentations, but quirky demo areas outdoor meeting spaces.

As such, the traditional firehose of news posts doesn’t quite convey the spirit of this year’s I/O, and so we’ve  [Read More…]

TripAdvisor is offering a two month trial of Google Play Music for using its app

If you are not already a Google Play Music subscriber, you’ll want to check out this offer from TripAdvisor. The travel planning company is offering two free months of the music streaming service just for checking out its Android app. That’s right, download the app, tap on the Play Music badge and it will redirect you to the Play Music app for your two months of free service.

From Google’s announcement:

Not a Google Play Music  [Read More…]

Save $5 on the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio at the Google Store

The Google Store is currently offering a $ 5 savings on the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. Normally, each of these costs $ 35, but for a limited time you can grab one for $ 30. Whether you are looking to stream audio or video, there is a Chromecast for you.

If you are interested in this deal, you’ll want to act quickly. The promotion only runs now through May 29, and discounts are applied at checkout.

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