Google claims to hit 100% Renewable Energy this Year

I applaud Google for doing this, however, I do wonder how much they spent to make this happen and how long it will take for them to recover the initial expense from the power bill savings taking into consideration maintenance costs for the life of the equipment.What Google has done over the last decade, with … Continue reading Google claims to hit 100% Renewable Energy this Year

Google removes NFC Smart Unlock for new Google Accounts

Google has removed an important device feature silently without notice or warning to customers. NFC Smart Unlock has been removed for all newly signed in Google Accounts on Android. Accounts signed-in/setup from June or earlier are not yet affected. Users that have signed-in/setup their Google Accounts/Devices from July/August 2017 and onward DO NOT have access … Continue reading Google removes NFC Smart Unlock for new Google Accounts

Google Enforces Android Oreo’s Background App Limitations

The Android Oreo changelogs are out, and there are some interesting additions which many already know about. There’s Project Treble, security changes and so on. One of the biggest changes is how background applications behave. They no longer have free reign over the device, and Android System will induce restrictions on anything abusing a background … Continue reading Google Enforces Android Oreo’s Background App Limitations

Sundar Pichai & Brin join protestors against Immigration Ban

On Monday afternoon, around 2,000 Google employees left their desks and took to the streets to protest against President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban. This employee-led rally was attended by Google cofounder Sergey Brin, who addressed the crowd about his own experiences: Brin's family came here as refugees from the USSR when he was a … Continue reading Sundar Pichai & Brin join protestors against Immigration Ban

Google’s Tensor Processing Unit Could Advance Moore’s Law 7 Years Into The Future

Image Credits: Google Cloud PlatformGoogle says its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) advances machine learning capability by a factor of three generations. "TPUs deliver an order of magnitude higher performance per watt than all commercially available GPUs and FPGA," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the company's I/O developer conference on Wednesday. The chips powered the AlphaGo … Continue reading Google’s Tensor Processing Unit Could Advance Moore’s Law 7 Years Into The Future