Puma BeatBot Its story is that of an epic battle. Mankind versus machine in a race for dominance. Only one can win. In practice, thankfully, it’s much, much more adorable. A four-wheeled robot that looks remarkably like an RC car crossbred with a shoebox , programmed to give athletes something to race against. A sort of free-roaming robotic rabbit to their inner-greyhound. BeatBot was created for Puma… Read More


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Google Calendar for Android: Find a time for my meeting

April 29, 2016

Posted by Stella Schieffer, Product Manager Smartphones have made productivity portable. You no longer have to be at your desk to catch up on meeting notes, dial into a conference call, or send an email. But scheduling meetings on the go is still difficult, as you have to open your laptop to check everyone’s calendar […]

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Experience virtual reality art in your browser

April 29, 2016

Two weeks ago, we introduced Tilt Brush, a new app that enables artists to use virtual reality to paint the 3D space around them. Part virtual reality, part physical reality, it can be difficult to describe how it feels without trying it firsthand. Today, we bring you a little closer to the experience of painting […]

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Apple sees its revenue decline for the first time in 13 years

April 27, 2016

Don’t say they didn’t warn you. Apple posted a year-over-year decline in revenue today, the first time the company’s failed to grow its business in 13 years. It brought in $ 50.6 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2016, and $ 10.5 billion in profits. That compares with $ 58 billion in revenue […]

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Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

April 26, 2016

 One of the problems with Dropbox and indeed all cloud storage is the way they have implemented how you view your cloud storage on your local drive. If you want to access your cloud file system in your local file management tool, you literally need to have it stored on your drive, which really defeats the […]

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New Calendar illustrations in 30 languages

April 26, 2016

Posted by Stella Schieffer, Product Manager Your calendar is more than just a list of dates and times — it’s your life! That’s why Calendar adds illustrations to many of your favorite events automatically. Today we’re improving these illustrations in two ways. First, you’ll find over a dozen more of them for events like weddings […]

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The web is Doom

April 24, 2016

Recall that Doom is a multi-level first person shooter that ships with an advanced 3D rendering engine and multiple levels, each comprised of maps, sprites and sound effects. By comparison, 2016’s web struggles to deliver a page of web content in the same size. If that doesn’t give you pause you’re missing something. So where […]

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Chrome: 50 releases and counting!

April 24, 2016

Chrome reached a pretty big milestone this week – its 50th release! We originally launched Chrome to give users a fast, simple and secure browser. That still remains our mission today.  And while there’s still much more to do – especially with the shift to mobile and providing a great experience for people using the […]

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Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links

April 22, 2016

Posted by Pras Sarkar, Software Engineer Life can get really busy. Inboxes too. Just think about everything inside your own inbox, from personal messages and trip itineraries to promotional offers and yes, even bills. It’s all (mostly) important, but it can be overwhelming to stay on top of everything. And sometimes, you might miss something […]

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Dell’s SecureWorks stumbles in first tech IPO of the year

April 22, 2016

 It has been a dry year for tech IPOs. Up until today’s SecureWorks offering, there had been zero in the U.S. in 2016. Zero. This compares to seven in the same period last year and 24 in that timeframe the year before. So tech investors and late-stage private companies were watching SecureWorks closely, to see […]

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