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Google Glass available in US as of April 15

In this April 3, 2014, photo AP reporter Barbara Ortutay chops onions while wearing Google Glass in New York. Ortutay used the Allthecooks Google Glass app to make carrot ginger soup. Ortutay is exploring different uses of google Glass for the Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Google will makes it controversial Internet-linked Glass eyewear available for purchase for a limited time in the United States beginning on April 15.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cambodia’s Angkor temples added to Street View

In this June 28, 2012 file photo, a police officer stands guard at Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. AP

The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View, a boost to the impoverished country’s tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google says Turkey intercepting its Web domain

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Google says Turkey has been intercepting its Internet domain, redirecting users to other sites in the latest battle between Ankara and Web giants.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google toughens security with Gmail encryption

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Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service would use encryption to thwart snooping, in the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US online spying threatens democracy, says Google co-founder Page

Larry Page

Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Google expands Android platform to wearable devices

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Google said Tuesday it was bringing Android to wearable devices, as LG and Motorola started the countdown to Internet-enabled watches based on the dominant platform for smartphones.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Don’t rely on Google Maps to search for plane, says Google

Misleading images of a plane on Google Maps. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Concerned people should not rely on Google Maps to search the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it is not live satellite feed.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Android tops as tablets go mainstream—report

People gather at the Samsung booth at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.  AP

Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

YouTube ordered to take down anti-Muslim film

This screen grab is part of the controversial anti-Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims” that has been posted on YouTube since 2012 and has sparked riots in the Middle East. A US court has asked the video hosting site to take down the film.

SAN FRANCISCO – A US appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent riots in parts of the Middle East and death threats to the actors. The decision by a divided three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a lawsuit filed [...]

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Google unveils ‘Project Tango’ 3D smartphone platform

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Google announced a new research project Thursday aimed at bringing 3D technology to smartphones, for potential applications such as indoor mapping, gaming and helping blind people navigate.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google becomes world’s No. 2 in market value

In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, people attend a workshop, "New York Get Your Business Online," at Google offices in New York. Google overtook US oil giant ExxonMobil on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, to become the world's No. 2 company when rated by market value, behind its high-tech rival Apple.  AP

Google overtook US oil giant ExxonMobil on Monday to become the world’s No. 2 company when rated by market value, behind its high-tech rival Apple.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Google’s Motorola misstep could be Lenovo’s boon

In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, file photo, Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, speaks during a press conference in New York, where Motorola introduced three new smartphones, the first since it became a part of Google. Google said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, it is selling Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that makes Google's biggest acquisition look like its most expensive mistake. AP

An expensive mistake by Google could turn into a golden opportunity for China’s Lenovo Group as it expands beyond its success in the personal computer industry.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Eight Filipino-made ads in YouTube PH most successful ads in 2013

This frame grab taken Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, shows what appears to be Burger King's Twitter account after it was apparently hacked. Starting just after noon Eastern time on Monday, the fast-foot company's Twitter picture was changed to a McDonald's logo, and the account tweeted that it had been sold to rival McDonald's. AP

Eight Filipino-made advertisements made it to YouTube Philippines’ most successful advertisements in 2013, Google Philippines announced on Friday.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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