Is Google's Chrome OS headed to tablets?

Google's web-centric Chrome operating system (OS) was originally coded to run on laptops and desktops. However, it seems as if Chrome OS may be evolving into an operating system that could ultimately run on tablets, hybrids and convertible notebooks.

Getting out of shared endorsements in Google ads

Google has made Google+ very difficult to avoid. Now, it is leveraging Google+ to get you more involved in selling its ads. Opting out is pretty simple. But, you need to work at it.

Facebook and Google want you to shill for their advertisers

The great thing about social networks is that everyone on them is susceptible to becoming Soylent Green for advertisers. Facebook really doesn't give a damn about your privacy. Google just announced that it will take your Google+ reviews and chuck them up in ads. You won't care because fake friends are so much easier than real friends.

Nexus 5 sets up Android Kit Kat and wearable devices

If you are wondering why the Nexus 5 is so important, or what makes it worth the wait then, look no further than Kit Kat, or Android 4.4 and wearable devices.

Google wants to patent splitting the check

They won't do evil, but Googlers will patent human, normal day, people stuff like, say, how do you divide a restaurant check between four people. Yes, Google has applied for a patent for splitting the check, presumably for a mobile app. They pay people really good money at Google, and give them great perks.

Apple ranks big as a manufacturer; iOS still trails Android

Apple is still growing its market share as a vendor of smartphones, but in all other categories, Google rules the roost. Who is doing better, Google or Apple? Depends on how you want to spin it. 

Tablet wars: Amazon vs. Microsoft and why Apple should be worried

The modern tablet market - created by Apple - has most recently been taken over by Google’s Android platform. However, Android is badly fragmented and the only pure player of scale seems to be Samsung, a corporation aggressively seeking an alternative.  

Google joins solar plane team

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA that hop-scotched across America earlier this year, finishing its epic, sun-fueled cross-continent journey in early July, has since been broken down, packed into a jumbo jet and returned to Europe. An ocean was too big a hurdle for this plane – but come 2015, things could be different for the Swiss team of adventurers.

Google's Chromebooks are going (Intel) Haswell

Google has confirmed that its next-gen lineup of upcoming Chromebooks will be powered by Intel Haswell processors - boasting extended battery life and improved performance compared to earlier models.  

Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying

Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday.The move by Google is among the most concrete signs yet that recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance efforts have provoked significant backlash within an American technology industry that U.S.

Android Distribution Charts Updated for September, Eclair and Donut Finally Dismissed

With all of the world focused on Google’s unveiling of Kit Kat and Samsung’s big announcement, Google snuck out another update for the Android Distribution Charts. The biggest addition to this month’s update is actually what it subtracts. Donut and Eclair (versions 1.6 and 2.1 respectively) are no ...

Google founder, Sergey Brin, is in a circular triangulated quadrilateral relationship

This has been the greatest week ever because we get to write about affairs, and scorned wives, and hottie home wrecker babes. And this story is not going away because apparently lesbians are now involved in a conspiracy that reaches the lowest levels of journalism. I kid you not!

Google goes all TMZ: founder Brin, departing exec Barra, and worker bee hottie raptus regaliter

The Internets are burning up because Sergey Brin may be having an affair with a woman who may have been the paramour of the mobile exec, Hugo Barra, who is defecting to Chinese mobile phone upstart Xioamia, leaving Ann Wojcicki, who is the sister of yet another senior Google exec, Susan Wojcicki. Meanwhile Lamar may, or may not, be having drug abuse issues leaving us all wondering whether Khloe is going to put on weight again.

Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Nexus 7 Benchmarks

Google released the new Nexus 7 manufactured by Asus last month. We brought you the review of the device recently, and here we managed to compare new and old Nexus 7 tablets in terms of benchmarks . The new Nexus 7 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core ...

Google adds dictionary function to search AND Ngram Views

Type in a word and a dictionary definition on top of the search results or adjacent to it. I love this feature because it kills all those spammy dictionary websites like, Mirriam-Webster (that's right you two. I said it. You are spammy).   Why don't we all just give up and let Google do everything for us:   Google, bring me the head of Alfred Garcia Google, explain women to me

How did Yahoo beat Google in Website rankings in July

Hey, we aren't the only ones who are surprisde. But, according to the comScore Media Metrix service, Yahoo had 3 million more unique visitors in July than Google.  Apparently this vindicates Marissa Mayer, former Googler and presently CEO of Yahoo. And, frankly, it is mystifying. I mean, for the all the crap Yahoo has gotten these last few years and the notion that Mayer was a little bit of a dilettente, you can't argue with the numbers.

Google’s location-based security system can protect your phone whenever you leave the house

The folks over at Engadget noticed that Google has applied for a rather interesting new patent. According to the USPTO application, it is a “location-based security system for portable electronic device.” What this means is an awesome new way to automatically ramp up your phone’s security depending on ...

Chromecast is not smart TV; it's the display-less future of mobile computing

If Google starts to get really evil its redemption will come from having given us Chromecast. This $11 piece of hardware should, unless the world is insane, kill the attached computing display for ever. Because, we should never have to lug around a laptop, or set up a room with a projector or a TV for meetings, or even have to go through the nightmare that is Hulu Plus on Tivo Premier.   

Zuckerberg's Internet.org: Google's Project Loon without balloons?

Silicon Valley's sense of giving is disproportionately low compared to its sense of getting. So, you have to take every seemingly earth shattering we-are-the-world announcement with a tablespoon of salt.  Lord love them, the billionaire geeks running the world really try to make it a better place without every having had to really live in it, like the rest of us.  

This PC-on-a-stick runs Aliyun OS

We've covered a number of Android-powered PCs-on-sticks here at TG Daily in recent months. However, this is the first time we're talking about a PC-on-a-stick powered by Aliyun OS instead of Google's popular mobile operating system.