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This Google App Lets You Control Your Computer From Your Phone

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device.


Google Street View Accidentally Made An Algorithm That Cracks CAPTCHAs

House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts — like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 per cent accuracy. Take that, human.


Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, And A Phone)

Google’s Project Tango isn’t coming to stores near you anytime soon. You wouldn’t even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What’s inside? Mostly a ton of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought.


A Google Glass App That Helps The Watchers Watch The Watchmen

If you’re committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera’s field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof’s new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your Glass can watch the watchers.


Google X's Crazy Failures: Space Elevators, Hoverboards, Teleportation

We’ve all wondered excitedly about exactly what Google might be cooking up in its X lab. But now, Fast Company has taken a peek inside its workshops to found out what happens to the ideas that don’t make it off the drawing board.


Google Camera Is A Standalone Photography App For Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that’s very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice.


The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal mobile phones — from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they’re stolen.


Google's Modular Ara Phones Will Go On Sale January 2015

Google has gone into more detail about its Project Ara modular mobile system, using a specific developers conference for the hardware format to update us on its plans for self-assembling our dream phones out of various components.


Latest Update Brings KitKat To Google Glass

It’s been a while since we last heard of a software update for Glass and now I guess we know why. The team over at Mountain View has been busy updating the face-computer to run on the latest version of Android (4.4.2 a.k.a. KitKat).


Before The iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It’s virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn’t planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Revealed in court documents that form part of the current Apple-Samsung legal argument, a Google report explains that Android “was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption.