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Microsoft Testing Robotic Security Guards at Silicon Valley Facility

Software major Microsoft is testing robotic security guards developed by Mountain View-based startup Knightscope. The K5 robots employed by Microsoft at stand 5 feet tall and weigh 300 pounds. The K5 robots will only be using sirens and alarms and have been equipped with advanced cameras for... read more

Google announces Impressive Nexus 6

Google has announced Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet and the devices will be available in November. Select retailers will start booking pre-orders for the new devices. Nexus 6 will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop which offers amazing improvements compared to previous Android version.... read more

Google Testing Delivery Using Drones

Google is working on ‘Project Wing’ for goods delivery using drones. The company said that the project is in initial stages and might need years for development into a full service for good delivery. Online retailer Amazon.com has already tested its drone-technology for faster delivery of... read more

Google Acquires Messaging App Emu

Google has acquired controlling stake in mobile messaging app Emu for an undisclosed amount. Emu announced on its website that the company has been acquired by Google and it will shut down its services by August 25, as part of the deal.

Emu has the ability to monitor chats and it has some... read more

LinkedIn Reports Strong Quarterly Revenue

Business oriented social network LinkedIn Corp. reported stronger than expected number. The company reported loss during second quarter, but the results were better than expectations of market experts.

LinkedIn posted a quarterly loss of $1 million compared to profit of $3.7 million... read more

Google has clarified that the games with options for in-app purchases can't be termed as free games. There have been many instances when the games or applications have been installed by users considering them free but later, there are charges for additional options and online services or goods.... read more

Novartis partners with Google to develop and sell ‘smart’ contact lens

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said on Tuesday that it has joined forces with US technology major Google to develop and market a `smart' contact lens for people suffering from diabetes. The digital contact lens will replace reading glasses for people with vision problems and glucose... read more

Gmail Service suffers downtime; Some users report back online

Google’s free email service Gmail has been reported down for more than 30 minutes on July 16. Gmail users encountered downtime in Europe, Asia and in some regions in the United States. The Gmail service page is showing 502 error.

Google has not made any official announcement on the... read more

Google extends field-testing of its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons

Google has recently revealed on its Project Loon Google+ page that it has extended the field-testing of its Project Loon high-elevation Wi-Fi balloons to places like Campo Maior, a small town in rural Brazil.

The disclosure about the extension of field-testing of Project Loon Wi-Fi... read more

Google acquires Skybox Imaging for $500 million

In a noteworthy announcement made last week, Internet search biggie Google revealed that it has acquired Skybox Imaging - a startup which captures high-resolution images and video of the Earth by using small satellites - in a $500 million deal.

Google - which forayed into the terrestrial... read more

Google guides developers interested in building apps for wearables-specific Android Wear OS

In a Tuesday-published blog post, Google has come up with some guidelines for developers interested in building for Android Wear.

Android Wear is a modified version of Google's popular Android mobile operating system. Unveiled by Google in March this year, Android Wear is an OS which has... read more

Google-Chrome-browser

Google has revealed in an announcement made on Tuesday, June 3, that it has commenced the roll out of a new 64-bit version of its Chrome browser for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Google claims that the 64-bit Chrome browser version comes with the advantage of improved speed, security and stability.... read more

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