Bad wiring or bad chemistry? What’s behind Samsung’s exploding smartphone batteries?

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Samsung has been forced to recall thousands of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because some of the batteries in the devices overheated and exploded.  The company hasn’t yet explained the cause. And it’s curious, because lithium-ion batteries — the kinds used in the phones — are safely used in millions of wireless devices around the world. Source: CBC News… Read more »

Google showcases the best Android apps for its first-ever Google Play Awards

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Description: The final winners will be announced live on May 19th at 7 PM PT at Google I/O and will be live streamed. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 22, 2016 Apple has historically doled out annual awards to those third-party app developers that it believes have created the best apps and games over the past 12… Read more »

Google plans to use its self-driving cars to compete with Uber

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Description: Recent report suggests the tech giant is preparing to launch an Uber competitor backed by a fleet of self-driving cars Source: Mashable Date: December 17, 2015 Since Google started testing self-driving cars, like the one shown above, the company has logged over 1 million miles on the roads around San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas…. Read more »

Google Wants to Patent a Blood-Sucking Smartwatch

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Description: Google just filed a patent application for a “needle-free blood draw” device that can be implanted in a wearable. Source: Gizmodo Date: December 4, 2015 The Google design isn’t exactly needle-free. It’s a really slick finger-pricking gadget that works by blasting a gas-powered microparticle into the skin and then draws a small vial of blood… Read more »

Experience Street View In Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard

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Description: Google is entering the virtual reality space. Source: TechCrunch Date: October 12, 2015   A lot of us chuckled when we saw Google Cardboard for the first time, but it’s actually quite genius. Google shared today that its virtual reality experience Google Cardboard is now available in 39 languages and over 100 countries for both Android… Read more »

Google to Kill Single Most Annoying Thing About Browsing the Web

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Description: You know that panicked feeling when you’ve got a zillion browser tabs open, and one of them starts blaring music? Google is about to put an end to that. Source: CNN Money Date: August 28th, 2015 In a soon-to-be released update to the chrome browser. Google will no longer allow sounds and videos to load in background… Read more »

Don’t Expect Google’s New Wireless Service to Come to Canada

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Description: Google is setting itself up to own the entire mobile experience, with the launch of its new wireless carrier Project Fi. Source: TechVibes Date: April 23, 2015 Google says it’s launching a new cellular service in the United States. The increasingly diversified internet giant has been making moves into the wireless space for some time. Those… Read more »

Google Embraces ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Sites in Search Shake-up

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Description: Change billed as ‘mobile-geddon’ by some search experts, Google has been urging websites to cater to mobile device for years, mainly because that is where people are increasingly searching for information. Source: CBC News Date: April 17, 2015   Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in… Read more »

Here’s How to Get a Job at Google

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Description: Google’s Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains what does and doesn’t matter when applying to work at the company. Source: CNN Money Date: April 12, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would the opportunity to work at Google be a dream job for you? 2. If you were offered the job of a lifetime, but had… Read more »

Google Announces Budget-Priced Chromebits and Chromebooks

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Description: Google has announced new Chrome-powered computers, which are set to target budget-conscious consumers and schools. Source: BBC News Date: April 1, 2015 The range includes a new type of device called the Chromebit, which looks like an oversized memory stick, and turns monitors and TVs into computers when plugged into their HDMI ports. The tech firm also… Read more »