Smart Device Life Cycles Can Pull the Plug on Security

Smart Device Life Cycles Can Pull the Plug on Security

One out of three households in the United States with broadband connections owns at least one smart home device, and interactive security systems that allow remote connection and control capabilities are installed in 20 percent of these households, research firm Park Associates reports.

Some Smart Home Devices Headed to the 'Brick' Yard

Some Smart Home Devices Headed to the 'Brick' Yard

Still others, like Belkin and Best Buy, may have found that providing cloud-based access for their smart device products was not worth the time, cost, need for technical support and effort required.

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

Although Google isn't storing any personally identifiable information with Verified Calls, that doesn't mean Google isn't collecting data from the process.Technalysis Research's O'Donnell, though, maintained that getting businesses and consumers to use Verified Calls will produce revenue for Google without charging for the service.

Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD project

Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD project

Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD project.Google Cloud is working with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver an augmented reality (AR) microscope for cancer diagnoses.

Is the tech industry responsible for the rise of Donald Trump?

Is the tech industry responsible for the rise of Donald Trump?

If the industry did a better job helping society deal with all the disruption that technology throws at it, Trump might have fewer fans than the Tennessee Titans.

Google's E-Commerce Push to Fill the 'Messy Middle'

Google's E-Commerce Push to Fill the 'Messy Middle'

Google "needs to monetize its advertising business with commerce in the long run," Wang said, because its ad business "is being chipped away by Amazon's digital ads based on product search and listings.".

California's Early Warning Quake Alerts to Be Standard on Android Phones

California's Early Warning Quake Alerts to Be Standard on Android Phones

"This announcement means that California's world-class earthquake early warning system will be a standard function on every Android phone -- giving millions precious seconds to drop, cover and hold on when the big one hits," the governor added.

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

In a statement, the pair explained that the partnership will integrate Google's hardware and services and ADT's DIY and professionally installed smart home security solutions to innovate the residential and small business security industry.

Congress's historic tech hearing suggests antitrust crackdown could come soon

Congress's historic tech hearing suggests antitrust crackdown could come soon

In one particularly intense exchange, Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, asked the CEO if Facebook had ever “threatened to clone the products of another company while also attempting to acquire that company”.Zuckerberg responded that it had not.

Google Takes a Step Closer to Making Volumetric VR Video Streaming a Thing

Google Takes a Step Closer to Making Volumetric VR Video Streaming a Thing

Volumetric video is instead about capturing how light exists in the physical world, and displaying it so VR users can move their heads around naturally.

Google making AR/VR more immersive on consumer devices

Google making AR/VR more immersive on consumer devices

New research shows the ability to record, reconstruct, compress, and deliver high-quality immersive light field videos, lightweight enough to be streamed over regular Wi-Fi."We're making this technology practical, bringing us closer to delivering a truly immersive experience to more consumer devices," said Michael Broxton, Google research scientist.

Google Aims to Secure Voice Purchases Through Match Feature

Google Aims to Secure Voice Purchases Through Match Feature

"In the United States, a select number of users can now make purchases in certain apps and restaurants with Voice Match on Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and smart displays," a Google spokesperson said in a statement company rep Joshua Cruz provided to the E-Commerce Times.

Google Meet Aims to Head Off Zoom

Google Meet Aims to Head Off Zoom

"Google Meet has been playing catch-up to some degree with the features and functions users came to expect, thanks to experiences in Zoom and in Microsoft Teams," remarked Liz Miller, principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Leaker claims to have seen “Apple Glass” AR glasses, details how they’ll work

Leaker claims to have seen “Apple Glass” AR glasses, details how they’ll work

Glass was one of the first consumer heads-up-display computers, but all anyone could talk about was where it was appropriate to wear a camera, basically boiling the product down to a face-mounted Go-Pro. The third big differentiator here is actual augmented reality technology, which would be able to sense the outside world in 3D and overlay information on it.

Google spotlights more suspected Oculus VR gadget-scam ads

Google spotlights more suspected Oculus VR gadget-scam ads

Image copyright Getty Images Fresh evidence that scam stores are exploiting Google's Shopping service to appear at the top of its search results has been discovered by the BBC.Two sites offering hard-to-find gadgets at a discount were found to be using bogus checkout facilities that encourage customers to pay via a direct bank transfer.

HTC holds Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference in full VR

HTC holds Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference in full VR

The conference, which is now renamed as the Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference (V²EC), is said to be the first major physical industry event that has been replaced completely by an interactive VR digital medium, which was attended by nearly 2000 registered participants from more than 55 countries.

New Website Aims to Help People Access COVID-19 Testing

New Website Aims to Help People Access COVID-19 Testing

The new website launches were among a number of things Pichai said the Alphabet companies were doing in response to the spreading coronavirus, including the following: Taking down thousands of dangerous or misleading videos about the virus on YouTube and removing false and harmful information on Google Maps, such as false reviews and bogus information about healthcare locations.

An AI breakthrough could significantly improve Oculus Quest rendering power

An AI breakthrough could significantly improve Oculus Quest rendering power

Researchers at Facebook's AI division have come up with a way to provide developers with up to 67% more rendering power on mobile VR hardware with a "simple" software update.

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

What about a more inclusive option for education in AR and VR?AR VR Academy is an association of professionals working in this industry and helping companies and entrepreneurs adopt these technologies.

Rumblings in the Cloud

Rumblings in the Cloud

If you think about it, it was Azure, Microsoft's Cloud effort, that put the company back on the technology map and founded its valuation increase so it could challenge Amazon, Apple and Google for the most valuable company title.

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

"When dealing with an issue that impacts privacy in the way that improperly sending files as sensitive as photos and videos is, the communication needs to be very clear and informative.".

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, on Monday called for government regulation of artificial intelligence technology in a speech at Bruegel, a think tank in Brussels, and in an op-ed in the Financial Times .

Is Your Health Data at Risk?

Is Your Health Data at Risk?

Despite the implications in some of the news coverage of the recent Nightingale controversy, it's important to realize that Google is not collecting health data in order to sell you products for your bad back.

EU Digital Czar to Probe Facebook's and Google's Data Wrangling

EU Digital Czar to Probe Facebook's and Google's Data Wrangling

"I don't know if there is an anti-American bias in the investigations, but the regulators seem to target the most successful Internet companies, and there is a strong correlation there with U.S. businesses," Castro observed.

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

The Information writes CEO Rony Abovitz had told investors he hoped the company would sell "at least" 1 million units of the Magic Leap One in its first year of availability.Understandably, poor sales have strained Magic Leap, with The Information reporting that the company recently laid off "dozens" of employees across multiple departments.

Phone-based VR is Dying. Here’s Why.

Phone-based VR is Dying. Here’s Why.

First, we saw plastic versions of the basic Cardboard design and then completely original headsets that cost much more, but also brought a more comfortable experience.The Samsung Gear VR was designed to only work with certain Galaxy phones and provided a pretty good mid-tier VR experience.

Edward Snowden says Facebook is just as untrustworthy as the NSA

Edward Snowden says Facebook is just as untrustworthy as the NSA

The former NSA systems engineer said to better protect people from being exploited by the data collection of major tech companies, the US should have software liability laws.

BNEXT - The Perfect VR Headset for iPhone & Android Phone

BNEXT - The Perfect VR Headset for iPhone & Android Phone

VR Headset for iPhone & Android Phone : a Universal Virtual Reality Goggles from BNEXT to play with your iPhone & Android phone the best mobile games, watch movies and job the 360 experience with a comfortable 3D VR Glasses and adjustable eye Protection System for an amazing time with VR Headset.

Phone-based VR is officially over

Phone-based VR is officially over

Google says that people didn’t like losing access to their phones since Daydream effectively required launching into a separate app ecosystem.But with Google and Samsung backing away from Daydream and the Gear VR, the dream of a full-fledged phone-based VR platform seems unequivocally over.

Google Just Killed Smartphone VR, and Nobody Will Mourn it

Google Just Killed Smartphone VR, and Nobody Will Mourn it

With the release of its Pixel 4 smartphone, Google is officially ending its support for the Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform.I’ll unpack this statement for you: Google never knew why smartphone-based VR was useful, it just knew it could do it, so it did.