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Google takes a stand against proprietary fast-charging in Android devices

Google takes a stand against proprietary fast-charging in Android devices These options are meant to charge the device rapidly (Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.The USB-C specification prohibits changing Vbus voltage, which is what Qualcomm does to hit its fast charge targets.

AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services

AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services A recent deal Team Red inked with Google could help AMD establish a foothold in this emerging market, and give its GPU business an important shot in the arm.Beginning in 2017, AMD’s FirePro SC9300 x2 server GPUs will be deployed to accelerate the performance of Google’s Compute Engine and the Google Cloud Machine.

Google suspends accounts used to resell Pixel phones for profit

Google suspends accounts used to resell Pixel phones for profit Dozens of users had their Google accounts suspended for engaging in device reselling this week.When you purchase anything from the Google Store or Project Fi, you have to agree to Google’s terms and conditions.

Google WiFi mesh networking crushes the competition in new test

Google WiFi mesh networking crushes the competition in new test As you move around the house, Google WiFi and similar mesh routers can shift your connection to different nodes to keep your speeds as high as possible.They tested Google WiFi, Eero, and Luma in the same environment.

Microsoft is developing its own quantum computer hardware

Microsoft is developing its own quantum computer hardware Now, Microsoft is publicly throwing its own hat into the ring with a new quantum computing initiative — and a new type of system known as a topological quantum computer.As with much of quantum computing, it’s not clear when or if these efforts will bear fruit.

Grumpy tech guy: Google marketing

Grumpy tech guy: Google marketing The culprits this time are Google; they’ve removed the Google Cast name, swapping it back to the original Chromecast one they started with.And, If confusing lots of people wasn’t already enough, Google’s marketing team got their crayola’s out again and renamed the Google Cast app into the Google Home app.

New 'App Class' SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications

New 'App Class' SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications The SD Association has announced a new performance standard for SD cards aimed at improving customer experiences and delivering more consistent performance metrics.The new performance information has become necessary because of Android’s new “Adoptable Storage” capability, which was introduced just over a year ago with the debut of Marshmallow.

New Zealand finally gets Android Pay - but only if you're with BNZ

New Zealand finally gets Android Pay - but only if you're with BNZ Install the Android Pay app and take a photo of the Visa card to add it to the app."BNZ Android Pay is powered by Visa payWave and secured by Visa Token Service which provides a new layer of security for mobile payments.

Norton gives the low down on the Google breach

Norton gives the low down on the Google breach More than one million Google accounts have been breaches via malicious Android apps, with reports suggesting 13,000 new infections each day.Last week, Google announced via its official blog that they they’ve been investigating and working to figure out how they can help protect users against the threat.

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device There were several apps and tools that could root almost any Android phone or tablet, and you’d be ready to truly master your device in mere minutes.Gaining root access on Android is akin to running Windows as an administrator.

With Arcade Saga, HTC's Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming

With Arcade Saga, HTC's Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming Somehow playing VR games with an Xbox controller seems wrong.Now, HTC has put them all together in a compelling new title called Arcade Saga, the first from the company’s newly formed Vive Studios unit.

Netflix comes to Google's Daydream VR

Netflix comes to Google's Daydream VR It’s a completely separate download from the regular Android Netflix client, which means you need to log in separately.The interface for Netflix VR will look familiar to anyone who has used Netflix in Gear VR.

Google spins off self-driving car business as Waymo

Google spins off self-driving car business as Waymo Now, the company has announced a new direction: Google is moving its self-driving car unit out of Google X, the company’s skunkworks division, and establishing it as an independent subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent corporation.Scuttlebutt suggests that Alphabet wants to shift Waymo from researching the self-driving car problem to a partnership model in which the company allies with other automotive manufacturers to create self-driving cars.

Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber

Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber But they’ve always felt like a pie-in-the-sky technology rather than a product that could be right around the proverbial corner.It’s not the first time Uber has deployed self-driving cars, but bringing the technology to San Francisco, where Uber was founded, undoubtedly has particular meaning to the company.

After a year of setbacks, can smartwatches still succeed?

After a year of setbacks, can smartwatches still succeed? The Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core campaign was a big success, at least by the standards of Kickstarter.The first year or two of Wear was encouraging as many smartphone OEMs partnered with Google to release smartwatches.

HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US

HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US The changes come as the company’s 2016 flagship, the HTC 10 has failed to sell in significant numbers.The unfortunate thing is that the HTC 10 isn’t a bad phone.

Honda may team up with Waymo to make self-driving cars

Honda may team up with Waymo to make self-driving cars The company’s organizational structure has changed markedly since then, and part of that has been a greater emphasis on the self-driving car program.It’s looking for partners to build self-driving cars, and Honda seems interested.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform

Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform ” The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.As a consequence of being gigantic, the Phab2 Pro’s ergonomics are off.

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained This is a problem some owners of Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets are putting up with.The Nexus 6P was Google’s flagship phone last year, and is by far the more common device to suffer these symptoms.

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details Late last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 would be its next-generation smartphone SoC.This week at CES, the company shared new details on the upcoming chip, including clock speeds, core designs, and upgrades over and above the Snapdragon 820.