Google Goggles comes to the iPhone

Nearly a year after releasing it for Android, Google has launched its visual search app Google Goggles for the iPhone. Rather than launching it as a standalone app, Google's incorporated it into a new version of the Google Mobile App. Users can just tap the camera button to search, and the app will analyze the image, highlight any object it recognizes and provide a list of search results about the object or landmark in question.

Amateur moon-flight teams meet to discuss plans

Competing teams of amateur spaceship-builders are meeting on the Isle of Man this week to discuss their entries for the Google Lunar X Prize competition.

Google buys BlindType for its mobile keyboard technology

Google's acquired BlindType, a San Francisco startup whose product apparently reads the mind of rubbish typists.

Google upgrades Car Home for Android

Google has updated its Car Home app for Android 2.2 (Froyo) with a highly-customizable UI and one-touch access to key software, including GPS navigation, voice-activated commands and contacts.

Logitech set to unveil Google TV next week

It appears as though Logitech will be the first to officially unveil new TV products showing off Google's new Internet TV platform, when hosts a new product event on October 6.

Antarctica is captured on Google Street View

Google can now say its Street View maps service spans across every one of the world's continents.

Microsoft unites the big guns to invalidate patents

The big three of the software and computer industries are uniting for a common cause. Microsoft Corp. has the support of Google Inc. and Apple Inc. in their attempt to get a patent-infringement verdict overturned.

Is Froyo ready for tablets?

A high-ranking Google exec recently insisted that Android 2.2 (Froyo) was optimized for smartphones. But TouchDown Exchange developer NitroDesk believes Froyo is more than ready to support fully-functioning tablet applications.

Mainstream Android adoption accelerates

A recent survey conducted by ChangeWave indicates that Google's popular mobile Android OS is experiencing yet another surge in momentum.


Google adds 'off button' for Gmail Conversation View

Google's been aware for some time - how could it not? - that some people really hate Gmail's Conversation View message threading feature.

Google Android drives a hacked NASA Sensetta rover

What do you get when you combine a hacked Sensetta rover platform, a Bluetooth-controlled Arduino "breakout" board and a custom scripted Google Android app?

Is Google building a Serendipity Engine?

Will Google's search engine eventually evolve into a serendipitous, omnipotent entity?


Child attacker wins defamation case against Google

A French man sued Google because typing in his name resulted in search suggestions for "rapist," "satanist," "rape," and "prison." The court today ruled against Google in the defamation suit.

Apple dominates tech news (now, there's a surprise)

You might, just possibly, have noticed this for yourself - but according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Apple gets more media coverage in the US than any other tech company.

Hi-tech firms settle no-poaching deal with DoJ

As expected, the Department of Justice has reached a settlement with six high technology companies – Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit  and Pixar – barring them from entering into no-solicitation agreements for employees. 

YouTube sees off TV copyright case in Spain

YouTube today won a court victory in Spain over allegations that it had been infringing the copyright of Spanish broadcaster Telecinco.

Android enterprise adoption accelerates

Corporate America is enthusiastically embracing Google's popular mobile OS, with ChangeWave tracking an impressive five-fold increase in Android's (corporate) market share over the past nine months.

Tablet craze jumpstarts NAND Flash market

The use of NAND Flash memory in popular tablets such as Apple's iPad and competing Android devices is expected to triple in 2011.

Coming soon: full Google Docs editing on Android, iPhone

You will soon be able to have complete access over Google Docs on your iPhone and Android devices, in a move that makes both platforms more attractive to business customers.

Google tightens up Apps security

Google is hoping to assuage fears over security in the cloud with a new, two-step identity verification process for Google Apps.