I/O Spotlights Google’s Machine Learning Smarts

Few will argue that this year’s I/O keynote was Google’s flashiest yet. If you were expecting people to jump out of blimps to bring you a new version of Google Glass, the event surely lef

Take A Walk With Us Through Google I/O 2015

What’s it like to be at Google I/O? Here’s a walking tour of this year’s show floor at Moscone West, from registration all the way up to the inner den of the press room.

Google’s ATAP Debuts Its First Live-Action Spotlight Story In Partnership With Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin

Google's ATAP unit now has a history of producing short movies and interactive experiences to showcase how storytellers can use mobile technology to create new experiences for their audiences. Today,

Google’s Ara Modular Phone Takes A Real Photo From A Snap-In Camera

Google’s ATAP team showed a working version of its Project Ara modular smartphone on stage at I/O today, with engineer Rafa Camargo snapping in a camera module and taking a quick photo on a devi

Google’s ATAP Wants To Eliminate Passwords For Good

ATAP, Google's advanced research unit, showed a new project at the company's I/O developer conference today that aims to replace mobile passwords with a new system that looks at your typing patterns a

Google’s Project Vault Is A Secure Computing Environment On A Micro SD Card, For Any Platform

Project Vault is a secure computer contained entirely on a micro SD sized device. Google’s ATAP said the micro SD format made sense because there’s already advanced security features on yo

Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard Wants To Weave Sensors Into Your Clothes

Google's ATAP unit today debuted Project Jacquard, the group's effort to develop the technology that could soon make interactive textiles not just a novelty, but something that the global fashion indu

Levi’s Is The First Official Partner For Google ATAP’s Jacquard Connected Fabric

Google was showing off its Project Jacquard at I/O 2015, a connected fabric tech that lets you build connected surfaces right into your clothes, in a way that makes it easy to connect to devices and p

ATAP’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Gesture Control Could Be The Perfect Wearable Interface

Google’s ATAP Project Soli is an attempt to harness the power of hand and finger manipulation to make it easier to interact with ever-smaller devices and screens. It posits that instead of using

Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites in

Here’s A First Look At Android M

Android M is still in its very early days; Google just released the first developer preview for use on test devices today. We flashed it onto a Nexus 5, and took a look around to see what was new. The

Google Launches Smart Lock Passwords Manager For Android To Make Signing Into Apps Easier

Google is combining all of its login and identity solutions into a single platform today under the 'Google Identity Platform' moniker. What's more interesting than that, though, is that Google is laun

Google’s Cardboard VR Now Works (Very Well) With iPhone

Google's Cardboard VR app first appeared last year at I/O 2014, but the initial version was somewhat limited in terms of device support. A new version released this year works with devices with screen

Google Updates Play Games With Improved Player Analytics

Google Play Games, Google's cloud-based platform for game developers, got a number of updates at the company's annual I/O developer conference today that should make the life of game developers a litt

Google Play Gets More Family-Friendly With Content Ratings, Filtering By Age And Interest

In April, Google announced a new developer-facing program called "Designed for Families" which allowed mobile app publishers the option to undergo an additional review in order to be included in a new

Chromecast Gets Autoplay, Queuing, Second Screen And Multiplayer Game Powers

Google’s Chromecast is a quiet little media secret agent turning the search giant into a big time home entertainment player. All told, users of Cast-enabled software have hit the little button t

Google Launches Easier-To-Use App Install Analytics For Android Developers

Google today announced that it has worked with 20 advertising partners to bring its app install analytics in Google Analytics to iOS developers. To enable this functionality, Google worked with partne

Google Launches ‘Expeditions,’ An App For Shared Virtual School Field Trips

Google is focusing its VR efforts on bringing the variety of the wider real world closer to more people, and its new Expeditions app for virtual field trips is no exception. The app is aimed at giving

Google’s New Cardboard VR Kit Supports Phones With Up To 6″ Screens

Google didn’t go crazy and build a brand new Cardboard VR set for I/O this year as was rumored – but it did modify the original version with tweaks designed to fit the needs of the contemporar

Google Has Shipped Over 1 Million Cardboard VR Units

Google revealed today that Cardboard has quietly become the leading VR platform in terms of platform reach – over 1 million Cardboard units have shipped to users so far, a 100 percent increase on t
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