Google’s new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications, company CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday. The new Cloud TPU sports several improvements over its predecessor. Most notably, […] Read more »

Google’s Project Ara Was Going to Offer a Tardigrade Aquarium Module

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone was a weird concept that didn’t make it to market. The idea was to give users the option to change out custom modules for upgrades and odd individual features. A new report reveals that one of the most unusual modules would’ve featured a personal tardigrade aquarium. Read more… Uncategorized All […] Read more »

Google’s smart speaker will be cheaper than the Amazon Echo, report says

Amazon might be getting a little worried. Pricing details for Google’s upcoming smart speaker, the Amazon Echo-like Google Home, may have just been leaked and they suggest that Google’s speaker will be a lot cheaper than Amazon’s. SEE ALSO: Google sends invite for likely Pixel smartphone launch on Oct. 4 The speaker will sell for […] Read more »

How Google’s AI paved the way for the next generation of bots

GUEST: Bots are fast becoming all the rage in tech, offering users the ability to use a messaging app to type in simple English requests to services like Uber. The user interface is just like texting a friend, and it’s far simpler to enter a message than to download and use a clunky native app. […] Read more »

Google’s Asinine Gmail Prank: What Were These Fools Thinking?

Google appeared to troll Gmail users yesterday, by adding a childish GIF to their sent email and making their replies disappear. If that sounds stupid and asinine to you, then you’d be right. Your humble blogwatcher tries to avoid April Fool’s Day stories, but this one is completely ridiculous. Not only did Google screw up […] Read more »

Google’s asinine Gmail prank: What were these fools thinking?

Google appeared to troll Gmail users yesterday, by adding a childish GIF to their sent email and making their replies disappear. If that sounds stupid and asinine to you, then you’d be right. Your humble blogwatcher tries to avoid April Fool’s Day stories, but this one is completely ridiculous. Not only did Google screw up […] Read more »

Google’s new Stackdriver service can manage applications across multiple clouds

Google is aiming to help companies manage applications across public and private clouds with a new product and a set of partnerships announced at its cloud user conference Wednesday. The company unveiled a new service that’s now in beta called Stackdriver, which allows customers to monitor workloads running on both Google Cloud Platform and Amazon […] Read more »

Following Google’s lead, telecoms and users can join in the fight against robocalls

For the first time, Google joined the legal fight last week against robocalls. It filed suit against a search engine optimization firm in California for robocalls that promised better results from its search engine. It also set up a new Web page for reporting robocall scams. But even mighty Google can only do but so […] Read more »