Tag Archive: Google


Google and Android are still failing us on messaging and encryption

Using a half-dozen messaging services is hardly uncommon in 2018.

Refusing to offer default end-to-end encrypted messaging — nevermind across platforms — in 2018 is technological malpractice.

A new medical clinic has been built in your neighborhood. Just down the street. It’s in walking distance.

There’s no worry about insurance. There are no co-pays. If you need help, you get help. In fact, you have to work hard to ever see a bill. This new clinic  [Read More…]

Some Google employees are resigning due to involvement with Project Maven

Around a dozen people have left so far.

In early March, it was announced that Google was working with the U.S. Defense Department on something called Project Maven – a system that uses artificial intelligence to review drone footage and quickly identify certain people, objects, etc. Following Google’s continued involvement with this, employees are now resigning from the company.

According to Gizmodo, around 12 people have left Google and shared their reasoning for doing so in an  [Read More…]

The best announcements from Google I/O 2018!

Hey Google, write this article for me.

Google I/O is finished for another year, but the effects from last week’s keynote are still being profoundly felt, both in the developer community and here, closer to home.

While many of Google’s initiatives haven’t yet rolled out, or are still pipe dreams, there’s a lot to be genuinely excited about this time around.

Here’s what the Android Central team loved from this year’s show.

Ara Wagoner

I’ve been excited to  [Read More…]

Google One coming to simplify Drive storage plans

Google introduces new One plan for storage that not only includes more valuable storage pricing but also added benefits such as one-tap customer service, Google Play credit, and family sharing.

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Google One is a new cloud storage service with perks

Google is not a stranger to cloud services, and the company has just unveiled a brand new offering for storage.

The new service is called Google One, with storage options ranging from 100GB to 30TB. The 100GB option will be priced at $ 1.99 per month, the 200GB will cost $ 2.99 per month, and the 2TB option will go for $ 9.99 per month. If you are already subscribed to the $ 9.99 per month option which offers 1GB of  [Read More…]

At Google I/O, an Apple fan discovers the importance of cross-platform support

I’m iPhone and you’re Android so we can’t be friends — that’s such a backward sentiment and it’s time we stop thinking that way.

If you wonder what it feels like to be an Apple fan in a sea of Android enthusiasts, you might be surprised to know that it’s really no different from being surrounded by people who are like-minded about the operating system they prefer. In other words, we all love technology and have the  [Read More…]

Google One is replacing Drive for paid online storage

The service also comes with expert help, Play credits, and more.

Google I/O may be over, but that doesn’t mean Google-centric announcements stop. Today, the search giant announced that it’s upgrading its paid Drive storage plans under a new Google One moniker.

Similar to what you can get with Drive storage right now, Google One will allow users to buy additional space in the cloud for housing all of your files across Google Photos, Gmail, and Drive.  [Read More…]

I’m ecstatic to live in a Google Duplex world

Step aside, Hal.

By now, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Google Duplex. During its annual I/O developer conference on May 8, Google debuted its Duplex technology by showing it calling a hair salon and restaurant to make an appointment and reservation on someone’s behalf.

In both instances, the AI was able to have a natural conversation with the human on the other end, understand what they were saying, and get everything booked just like  [Read More…]

Google Assistant: Everything you need to know

There’s a lot going on with the Google Assistant — let’s break down the important stuff.

In May 2016, we got our very first taste of the Google Assistant with the debut of Allo. The Assistant was a big draw to Allo at the time, with Google marketing it as a helpful bot that could make restaurant reservations, search the web, and more within your conversations.

Since then, the Assistant has gained heaps of new features and  [Read More…]

What’s new in Chrome OS and Chromebooks at Google I/O 2018

There’s more to Chrome than enterprise and education.

Google’s other platform is just as exciting as Android, and these days the two are closer together than ever. Here’s what’s new in Chrome and Chromebooks at Google I/O 2018.

What did Google announce about Chrome OS at I/O 2018?

Google I/O 2018 didn’t have much news surrounding Chrome. Whether our expectations were too high or if the platform just didn’t need much attention right now is best left  [Read More…]