More than 5 million Google Cardboard viewers have been shipped to date


Proving to you that virtual reality is indeed taking off is Google and its rundown of Cardboard’s performance in nineteen months of life. This afternoon, Google detailed what the virtual reality platform has accomplished since launching at I/O 2014. Millions of Cardboard viewers have been sold, people are downloading apps at a rapid pace, and hundreds of thousands of photos and videos are being consumed in virtual reality. In addition, nearly 1 million students have used Google Cardboard in their classrooms to see parts of the world that are usually otherwise inaccessible. The company is showing everyone the simplicity of getting involved in virtual reality with the large potential of what it can be used for.

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Google unveils new security panel for DevTools in Chrome


In case you didn’t know, Google prioritizes websites that are the most secure by putting them closer to the top of the search results. However, it has been hard for developers to check just how safe their site is. Just yesterday, Google introduced a new security panel for DevTools built directly into Chrome. This is just what developers have been waiting for.

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Prior to FOX News debate, Google injects candidates’ content into search results


This Thursday, Google will have a major role in the Republican Party’s debate in Iowa. The company agreed to partner with FOX News, who will broadcast the debate, to provide real-time analytics as the presidential hopefuls are watched by millions of people around the world. Google Trends will be providing insight from the public on each candidate’s performance both during and after the debate. And select questions used by moderators Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly, and Bret Baier will come from YouTube. But Google isn’t going to just co-host this debate and forget about the race for the White House. Google wants search results to offer as much information on candidates as possible in an effort to educate voters

Today, Google announced Search will contain real-time content from candidates during debates.

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Inbox by Gmail finds you answers even faster with latest update


Late last year, Inbox, Google’s new mailbox for emails, gained a new functionality where the app would scan the screen and come up with a list of suggested quick replies. This has been one of the most talked about features to ever come to the app and is a personal favorite among many. Today, Inbox is receiving another trick in which the app can pull out bits of important information to help you find answers in no time.

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You can now take a tour around New York’s Guggenheim Museum using Google Maps


Have you been yearning to take a look around the Guggenheim Museum in New York, but haven’t yet had the opportunity or wherewithal to do so? If that’s the case, you’re in luck as Google’s Street View team have partnered up with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to create a virtual experience of the museum’s distinctive galleries, which can be explored from the comfort of your living room using either a smartphone, tablet, computer or VR headset, should you happen to own one.

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FOX News, Google come together for next GOP debate

Things are heating up in U.S. politics as November 8, which is Election Day in the country, nears. Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are scheduling and hosting debates at a frequent pace because the American people need to learn about the massive field of candidates that are vying to become President of the United States. Actually, the more likely reason is that these debates have been nabbing record-setting television ratings. Millions of people are tuning in whenever Donald Trump takes the center podium during Republican debates and when Martin O’Malley tries to exist next to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during Democratic debates. So the parties as well as television networks are gladly taking on debates to get extra buzz.

Television networks, though, aren’t the only ones getting in on the political hype. Facebook and Google have already been partners for numerous debates in 2015 and early 2016. In fact, NBC News partnered with YouTube to stream the most recent Democratic debate online for the world to see. Now, for the upcoming Republican debate in Iowa, Google is stepping up to lend FOX News a hand and provide real-time analytics.

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Hop on board free Google Wi-Fi in Mumbai Central train station


In the U.S., Google is involved in projects like their Google Fiber and Project Fi to bring high speed Internet access to a wide variety of users and to help push the market to more expansive and cheaper access. In other parts of the world though, Google is working to just implement basic high-speed Internet access. One of those locations is India where it is estimated only 2 to 4 million households in a nation with a population of 1.3 billion people have an Internet connection fast enough to stream an HD movie. To address that, Google identified train stations as a good spot to reach a large number of people. Their first location – Mumbai Central station – went live today with high-speed Wi-Fi access for travelers waiting to make a connection. Read more