How to get Google Glass early

Eight thousand more people are set to get their hands on a pair of Google Glass specs - if they can think of something really clever to do with them. At the same time, it's released a video showing some of the capabilities of the device.

Account hijackers rife, warns Google

Google's warning of a big increase in the number of email accounts being hijacked - but says that things would be more than 100 times worse it it weren't for the company's efforts.

Ubuntu for tablets is going live and mainstream

Everyone's favorite Linux flavor is coming to tablets, with a pre-release version of the OS slated to go live on February 21 for the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Report: Google may open retail stores

It's not uncommon for companies in the highly competive tech world to open their own branded brick-and-mortar retail stores.

Linux-based Tizen hits 2.0 for mobile devices

The Linux-based Tizen operating system for mobile devices has officially hit version 2.0, with the relevant source code and SDK now available for devs.

Google wants autonomous vehicles on streets in 3-5 years

Over the past few years, Google has been working to perfect its sophisticated autonomous vehicle technology.

Google courts mobile campaigns with AdWords changes

Google's changing the way it sells sponsored links in search results, in a move aimed at boosting its mobile advertising.

Microsoft ads attack Google over privacy

Microsoft has launched an aggressive PR campaign against Google, claiming users are being 'scroogled' by its privacy practices.

Imagining the next-gen Google Chromebook

A number of industry heavyweights currently offer their very own iterations of Google's Chromebook, including Acer, HP, Lenovo and Samsung.

Report: Google testing Android 4.2.2 update

It may not be the highly anticipated Key Lime Pie, but devs at Mountain View are apparently almost ready to roll out the next version of Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2).

Are Google searches racist?

'Black-sounding' names are more likely to trigger ads associated with criminality, says a Harvard professor, in what could be Google's racism - or everybody else's.

Google preps Android Key Lime Pie as Jelly Bean adoption hits double digits

It appears as if Qualcomm inadvertently leaked a roadmap revealing Google's debut date for its long-awaited Key Lime Pie (KLP) mobile Android OS update.

Google gives 15,000 Raspberry Pis to UK kids

Google is donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to British schoolchildren in order to help them develop programming skills.

Is Google prepping an upgraded Nexus 7?

Google may be prepping an upgraded version of its wildly popular Nexus 7 tablet, which could feature a higher-resolution screen set at 1080p (1728×1080-,1920×1080), while preserving the coveted $199 price point.

Google publishes North Korea map... complete with gulags

It's always nice to have a map to go along with your holiday snaps, and remind you just where that charming temple or prison camp was exactly.

Google's $3 million Pwnium 3 challenge focuses on Chrome OS

Although Google has made security one of the core tenets of Chrome, it freely admits that that no software is perfect, as security bugs have been known to "slip" through even the most thorough review process.

Google faces UK action over Safari tracking

Google is facing legal action in the UK, over the Safari privacy breach  that saw the company slapped with a record fine from the Federal Trade Commission last year.

ARM version of Google Chrome gets Native Client support

Google’s NaCl, or Native Client, can best be described as a platform that allows the Chrome browser to run specific apps coded in C or C++ instead of the typical HTML5, CSS or JavaScript.

Google and Facebook ramp up lobbying spend

Google and Facebook are pouring money into Washington, spending record amounts on lobbying last year.

US government user data requests continue to rise, says Google

The US once again heads Google's list of governments that request its user data - and nearly 70 percent of requests came without a warrant.