Google Pokemon Challenge: Catch Pokemon Using Cell Phones

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Google plunged into the spirit of April fool’s day by offering a new Google Maps update for Android and iOS devices. They invited users to spot Pokemon using the Google Maps App on their smart phones. Google invited users to play ‘Pokemon Masters’ by spotting the highest number of Pokemon. Though Google’s trick was a prank, there were many users who actually decided to find Pokemon. Google also took the liberty to post a video, which showed people looking for Pokemon at different regions with the use of Google Maps and capturing the Pokemon using their cell phone cameras. How to find the Pokemon The users must first get the updated Google App launched on their devices. Choose search option, which is there on top of the screen. There are Press Start button as well as the icon of blue Pokeball. This is the spot where the search for Pokemon [+more]

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Google Is Central to Latest Apple-Samsung $2 bn Case, But How?

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Apple has once again filed a suit against Samsung seeking $2 billion in damages. The iPhone maker has said Samsung has violated five of its mobile software patents. Yet again, a battle of the giants will be fought at a San Jose courtroom. However, Samsung has said that it has licensed 4 of such features as a part of the Android operating system of Google. This has dragged Google into the big fight. Apple and Samsung are leaders in the smartphone market and they have been in a tough fight in sales for the last couple of years. Together, both of them are accountable for maximum profit generated in the smartphone market. However, it’s important to consider here that a major part of the fight is due to their operating systems—Apple’s iOS versus Google’s Android OS. The world is divided between Google and Apple because their dominant operating systems provide [+more]

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Google Nexus 6 Release Date Could Happen In June–Motorola or LG?

Google chief official Patrick Pichette has stated that the LG-crafted Nexus 5 sales have been going quite strong. The Nexus 5 has been rising to great heights and puts Google at par with Apple and Samsung sales. LG has recently signaled that the Google partnership was fruitful for the company, significant enough to make the South Korean company the third leading manufacturer in the smartphone market. And if the device has brought so much success to LG and Google, then an advanced replacement in 2014 will be automatic. The rosy signs from Google take away from rumors that the complete Nexus line could be undergoing a retirement treatment. However, this plan will commence from 2014 and attain completion in 2015. According to tech blogger Eldar Murtazin, Nexus 6 will probably be the last release from Google and the manufacturer is still unknown. However, Google made a Google-Lenovo merger last week. The [+more]

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Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Firm Deep Mind for $400 Million

Google has recently bought a UK-based start up artificial intelligence firm for a price of $400 million. This is by far the largest European acquisition for Google. The artificial intelligence firm Deep Mind was founded by 37-year-old neuroscientist and former teenage chess prodigy Demis Hassabis accompanied by Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman. Deep Mind specializes in machine learning E-commerce and algorithms. Though the purchase price was reported by Tech website Re/code, Google has not yet confirmed the same. Portals such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo have been focusing on increasing artificial intelligence as an innovative source of business. Google has been developing self-driving cars and robots and it also announced its partnership with NASA in initiation of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab has been designed to improve aeronautical science and space exploration by using complex mathematical formulas and supercomputers. Google also brought military robot-maker Boston Dynamics, for [+more]

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Google Buys Nest For Smart Thermostat Home Solutions At $3.2 billion

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Search giant Google has acquired Nest, which is a smart thermostat company founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. The company develops solutions that make life easier at home. They have successfully developed thermostats that have the ability to save energy. They are also already offering smoke/CO alarms.  Interestingly, Fadell is a former employee of Apple and currently works for Google. The duo founded Nest in 2010 and they will work with Google post the acquisition as well. In a statement, Google CEO Larry Page has said, “Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family.” 

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Top 10 Reasons to Wait For Samsung Galaxy S5 Release or Should You Buy Google Nexus 5?

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Google recently unveiled its upcoming Android 4.4 version, dubbed KitKat, which the firm is speculated to run in its forthcoming Nexus 5 and Nexus 11. Sporting the firm’s upcoming KitKat, Nexus devices will house immersive display with a cloud system for Android and wider network coverage along with several other benefits. Amid this announcement, let’s consider top 10 things that we can expect from Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5, slated for 2014 release with Google’s latest Android 4.4 or KitKat. Sporting a metal casing, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be a tough device, resistant to water, dust and shock. The Galaxy S5 could also hold 4GB of RAM with 64GB of backup storage. With the Galaxy S5, we expect a massive 4,000mAh battery with better battery life. The device will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors. It will hold a beautiful display with 1080p super AMOLED Plus screen, sporting advanced [+more]

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Top 3 Tablets; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Vs Google Nexus 7 Vs Apple iPad 5: The Beasts Take The Charge

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The tech world has given us an array of tabs and devices that not only made our world easier but also interesting. From the wide range that’s available now-a-days, let’s compare the beasts i.e. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad 5. Sporting an 8-megapixel rear camera, the Apple iPad 5 is made thinner and lighter. Apple iPad 5 is speculated to sport a 9.7-inch screen, running A7 Quad core processor and firm’s upcoming iOS 7. Along with Retina Display, the new iPad 5 might roll out with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage choices. Set for release in October this year, the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 come in the same price range, below $200.    Sporting a 7-inch screen, the Nexus 7 stands 7.81 inches tall with 4.72 inches width and 0.41 inches thickness. The device weighs about 340 grams and holds [+more]

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Google Nexus 5 Release And Deals in US Soon, Google Nexus 4 Dead And Over?

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Of lately, Google was offering its flagship the Nexus 4 device at an incredibly low price of $199 for the 8GB and $249 for the 16GB version, slashed from $299 and $349 respectively. However, those who didn’t avail the offer might have a reason to pout. The cheapest Nexus 4 on offer is now out of stock in the US and as per Google, the firm has no plans to restock the device. However, reports also suggest the decline in shipment time of the Nexus 4 from two to three days a week, which point out towards the end of device’s supply. The news follows certain reports that indicate the Google is gearing up to launch its upcoming Nexus 5, which we might see anytime soon. We hear Google is working on to offer the Nexus 5 with its upcoming version of Android, 5.0 Key Lime Pie.  

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Google’s Sergey Brin Involved In A Love Life: What’s In Store?

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Popular Google co-founder Sergey Brin is well known as a philanthropist along with his wife of the past 6 years, Amanda Rosenberg. However, recent events have cast a dark cloud over the couple that looked ready to take the mantel from erstwhile tech lords of the world, Bill and his wife Melinda Gates. Sergey Brin has reportedly been involved in an extra marital affair with an employee 13 years his junior. Reports state that Brin and his wife have split and they had been growing apart for weeks. Consider this though – Wojiciki’s sister Susan first introduced Brin to her. Also, she rented out her garage to Brin and the co-founder of Google Larry Page and was the 16th employee of the company that now has thousands. She is now the Senior VP of Product Management and Engineering. Due to the nature of work at Google, employees work, eat and [+more]

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Hothouse Google Put to Shame By Yahoo! : The Latter Becomes The Most Visited Search Engine in The US

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  Google is the most dominant search engine in the world and it has also been the most visited web site in the world for the past 5 years. Yahoo on the other hand has been having some pretty rough times. Still, since Marissa Mayer has been made the CEO of the struggling company, she has embarked on a mission to re vamp the company’s persona. Mayer has been doing this by buying other web sites, especially ones that are very popular amongst the youth culture of today, for example, Tumblr. And this seems to be working. Yahoo has just become the first company to knock Google of its top spots with 196 million views over Google’s 192 million visits for the month of July. Now I understand that many think there is no need to get excited about one month’s scores – but remember, this is the first time [+more]

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