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Watch The Latest Prototype Of Google's Modular Ara Phone In Action

Everybody from hardware startups to DARPA is pumped about Google’s modular Ara phone — when it finally gets here. The device and its hot-swappable hardware is supposed to come out at some point next year, but so far, videos of the neat little thing in action are fairly rare. Luckily the geniuses at Phonebloks like to share.


Google X Wants To Track Cancer With Nanoparticles And Wearables

Google X, the company’s secretive arm tasked with dreaming up the future, is as you would imagine pretty ambitious. But in the area of medicine, their plans seem ripped from the pages of science fiction. Today, at the WSJD conference, Google X announced a project that wants to track cancer in your blood with the help of nanoparticles and a wearable.


Google Fit Hits The Play Store

Google Fit just hit the Play Store, and, well, it looks pretty much exactly like Google said it would. It also looks a heck of a lot like Apple’s HealthKit and corresponding Health app — not in terms of design but in terms of features. That said, it does look pretty useful!


OMFG U Can Search Bing W/ Emojis LOL

The Bing search engine will now give you results if you use emojis instead of words in your search query. “With this new feature, you can search using your favourite emoji, and Bing will return results based on the semantic meaning of the emoji,” Bing wrote in a blog post (probably right after sending the Google team a message solely comprised of a bunch of smiley poop emojis).


Google Is Giving Away Up-To-Date Satellite Images For Free

Google has announced that its recently acquired company Skybox, known for its high-quality satellite imaging, is to begin giving away satellite images to help people do goo things. But, don’t worry, you’ll be able to see them too.


9 Of The Biggest Mess Ups In Tech History

Technology is tough to create and even tougher to predict. What can seem like a breakthrough product one minute, can quickly turn into a nightmarish mistake.


Google's Launching A Special Store Just For Project Ara Hardware

Everybody’s favourite modular phone project, Google’s Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It will be a little bit like the Play Store, except with hot-swappable hardware instead of apps.


Nexus 9 Hands-On: Android's iPad Air Is A Looker, Not A Stunner

The last time HTC made a tablet, it was basically just an overweight smartphone with subpar specs. The new Nexus 9, however, is actually worthy of your consideration.


Google's Search Changes Are Reportedly Destroying Top Pirate Sites

Last week Google announced that it would be rolling out changes to its search algorithm to significantly demote sites that receive a large number of valid copyright takedown requests. Now TorrentFreak reports that top sites have taken tremendous hits in traffic coming from Google.


Google Inbox Hands On: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

When the news broke yesterday of Google’s new Inbox app, my initial reaction was sceptical. How many times has an app tried to “solve” email? Inbox is Google’s way of helping you organise the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see the potential, but I’m still wary of handing over my email-life.


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