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Google shells out $25 million for top-level domain rights to .app

The .app top-level domain is like any other custom url ending. Think “.com”and “.net” or the more interesting “.rocks” or “.guru”. Essentially it is the web address for something. The TLD’s have been growing in the past year with a number of new special TLD’s coming into play around the world. Google has scooped up…Read More…

Google’s deep Q-network proves a quick study in classic Atari 2600 games

In an old school gaming party to end all parties, Google’s new deep Q-network (DQN) algorithm is likely to mop the floor with you at Breakout or Space Invaders, but maybe take a licking at Centipede. Provided with only the same inputs as a human player and no previous real-world knowledge, DQN uses reinforcement learning…Read More…

  • By Heidi Hoopes
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged Artificial Intelligence, , Games, Heidi Hoopes, Learning, Video Games

Google plans to take on Apple Pay with ‘Android Pay’

According to a report published on ArsTechnica, Google is planning on launching a new payment API called ‘Android Pay’ at its I/O developers conference scheduled to be held in May. The new ‘Android Pay’ platform will be used for in-store as well as in-app payments for third party apps. Android Pay will work similarly to……Read More…

  • By Babu Mohan
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged Android Pay, Apple Pay, Mobile Payment Service,

Google Expands Its Safe Browsing Service To Warn More Users And Webmasters Of Malware

 Earlier this week, Google announced that it has expanded its Safe Browsing service, which prevents users from going to known malware sites. Chrome, for example, now shows you a warning before you visit a site that harbors known malware (instead of just popping up a warning when you are about to download it). Similarly, Google…Read More…

  • By Frederic Lardinois

Google paid $7 billion to developers on Google Play and they’re rolling out a new way to search ads

2014 turned out to be a fantastic year for developers on Google Play as they raked in an impressive $7 billion.  It’s no wonder when we saw app advertisements during the Super Bowl, with super model Kate Upton promoting Game of War which is available on Google Play.  The cost for a 30 second ad during the……Read More…

Google Might Make An Investment In Jawbone

Jawbone is widely known for its UP products, a line of fitness trackers, it has already captured the attention of many people around the world who opened their wallets to pay for its products and now it appears that Google is looking into the company. Citing several sources close to the situation a report from…Read More…

Google Will Reportedly Unveil Android Pay At I/O 2015

We have recently been hearing rumors that Google is looking to revamp its payments service. For that purpose the company recently confirmed the acquisition of Softcard, a deal which will also see Google Wallet being pre-loaded on devices by major U.S. carriers, while it is also said to be working on a totally new project…Read More…

  • Posted in Gadgets
  • Also tagged Android Pay, General, google wallet, I/O 2015

Google Invents AI System That Plays Games on Its Own

Google has created an AI system that spends all its time playing and mastering video games. Google introduced the system on Wednesday and has described it as ‘the first significant rung of the ladder’ for more complex computing system to be built upon.However it wasn’t the company’s intention to create a mere gamer that only…Read More…

  • By Maxwell Chong

Jesse Jackson and Anil Dash Call Out Tech to Embrace More Diversity

In a fireside chat on Wednesday, the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the CEO of ThinkUp voiced their wishes to see the technology scene be more inclusive. Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson sat down with entrepreneur Anil Dash for the session at the Social Media Week conference in New York. Each has…Read More…

  • By João-Pierre S. Ruth
  • Posted in economics
  • Also tagged anil dash, , diversity, , girls who code, Intel, IT, Jesse Jackson, National blog main, National top stories, New York, New York blog main, New York top stories, people, PowerToFly, Rainbow PUSH Coaltion, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Social Media Week, , stem education, ThinkUp

New Nexus Handset To Use China Manufacturer?

Google’s range of Nexus devices have always been rather solid in their build and performance over the years, and the Nexus 6 (which you can see above) has also picked up its fair share of bouquets ever since it was released. Having said that, Google has more or less worked with different hardware manufacturers when…Read More…

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