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Pay utility bills now with Google ‘Tez’

Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its “Tez” digital payment app without any transaction charges. Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the “Tez” app will bring bill payments for over 80 billers for private and public utility service providers across the country.“We are adding

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system: Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.The Google testing new technology included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US

Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone

Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched actress

Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched actress. Viral sensation Priya Prakash Varrier has taken down Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched actress. The first song of Malayalam movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ became viral on social media within few hours of its release because of Varrier’s cute articulations and wink. Since

Google kills 'view image' button

Google kills ‘view image’ button from search results

In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the “view image” button from its image search results. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. “This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images

Google to display Getty Images content in its products

Google to display Getty Images content in its products

Getty Images and Google have announced a partnership according to which, the tech giant can now display US-based stock photo agency’s content within its various products and services.”This (multi-year global licensing) agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between our companies,” Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images, said

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Now book hotels with Google Flights

Google has introduced updates to its existing “Google Flights” service that will now let users book a hotel at their travel destination directly from Search. Earlier, the service helped users predict flight delays and find the cheapest fare by using machine learning capabilities. According to Engadget, the company might introduce more integration to help users with the

Google to roll out camera updates for Pixel 2 devices

Mumbai, Feb 6, In its bid to add new experiences to Pixel phones, Google on Tuesday announced that the “Pixel Visual Core” for Pixel 2 users — a custom-designed co-processor for the device — is now turned on and the update will be rolled out in the next few days. Using computational photography and machine

Google hiring more people outside Silicon Valley in US

San Francisco, Feb 3, Google is hiring thousands of people outside of its Silicon Valley base in the US and will build five more data centres in the country this year.In an investors’ call, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google would be “making significant investments in offices across nine states, including Colorado and Michigan”. Google

Kamala Das

Google Celebrates work and life of Kamala Das with a Doodle

Google on Thursday remembered legendary Malayalam and English writer Kamala Das with a doodle. Kamala Das, one of India’s prominent poets and a Malayalam author who dared to write about women’s sexual lives and marital problems at a time when open discussion about such topics was taboo, was honoured by Google with a doodle on Thursday.Born

When Google Home could not recognise Jesus

When Google Home could not recognise Jesus

Google Home’s incapability to answering questions about Jesus has led the company to bar the device from answering questions about all religious figures, the media reported.When people asked their speaker ‘Who is Jesus?’ the general response from Google Home seems to be “I’m not sure how to help you with that.”, Daily Mail reported on

Google brings audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Google brings audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Taking on Amazon, Google on Wednesday rolled out audiobooks with Google Assistant integration on its Play Store in nine languages across 45 countries, including in India. Like Apple’s iBooks and Amazon-owned Audible, there is no monthly subscription fee required to purchase audiobooks. Users can experience their favourite literature read out to them by instructing Google

HomePod speaker

Apple to release HomePod speaker on February 9

HomePod speaker: Taking on Amazon and Google, Apple has announced that it will release the HomePod on February 9 and the pre-orders for the device will start from January 26 in the US, Britain and Australia. According to The Verge, the smart speaker — that will use Siri voice assistant — will then arrive in France

Google remembers Soviet filmmaker

Google remembers Soviet filmmaker, montage-master Eisenstein

Google remembers Soviet filmmaker, montage-master Eisenstein: New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Google on Monday honoured Soviet film director and father of montage in filmmaking Sergei Eisenstein on his 120th birth anniversary with a doodle.The doodle shows a series of film rolls in movement depicting iconic imagery in some of Eisenstein’s films. It is a reminder

Apple, Google employee shuttles

Apple, Google employee shuttles under attack in California

Apple, Google employee shuttles: Apple and Google have been forced to reroute their shuttles ferrying employee after the vehicles were attacked with either pellet guns or rocks several times on the way to office. According to a report in Slate Magazine on Friday, six buses operated by these tech companies to shuttle employees to their

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi: New Delhi, Jan 14 Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to noted author and social activist Mahasweta Devi on her 92nd birth anniversBorn on January 14, 1926 in Dhaka in present day Bangladesh, Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali fiction writer who was honoured with various literary awards

Google is losing nearly 250 of its Gbikes every week: Report

Google is losing nearly 250 of its Gbikes every week: Report

Google losing nearly 250 Gbikes every week: Technology giant Google loses between 100 and 250 of its colourful employee bicycles a week from its campus, according to a report from Wall Street Journal. Google maintains roughly 1,100 free, two-wheelers with yellow frames, red baskets and green and blue wheels, known as Gbikes, for its employees

You can't negatively review past jobs on Google

You can’t negatively review past jobs on Google

Negatively review past jobs Google: Google has updated its review policies according to which people are now banned from reviewing their former place of work negatively on its business tool. The move will also make more accurate the reviews that people post on Google My Business — a tool behind the rating that appears on-screen

LG announces Google Assistant powered ‘ThinQ’ speaker

Seoul, Dec 29, South Korean tech major LG Electronics has announced that it is adding a new smart speaker named “ThinQ” to its 2018 line-up, which will be powered by Google Assistant. Amazon and Apple also have voice-controlled devices that have become popular of late. “The LG ‘ThinQ’ looks to be a more high-end competitor

Google quietly stops selling Pixel C tablet

Google quietly stops selling Pixel C tablet

Google quietly stops selling Pixel C tablet: Google has quietly stopped selling its popular Pixel C tablet through its online store in favour of the new $1,000 Pixelbook hybrid laptop it released earlier this year. “As is common when a device has been out for a few years, we’re now retiring Pixel C and it

Google remembers Mirza Ghalib on his 220th birthday

Search engine Google on Wednesday celebrated one of Urdu literature’s most iconic poets, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, popularly known as Ghalib (meaning conqueror). Mirza Ghalib, who would have turned 220 this year, is shown standing on a balcony of a building of his era, with a pen and paper, and the sun and a mosque in

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