Lilbits: AYA Neo, Google Chrome, Samsung smartphone cameras, and Alphabet’s “Wolverine” super-powered hearing moonshot

Google’s parent company Alphabet is working on a line of audio-enhancing products that could turn out to be next-gen hearing aids, or possibly something much more. Meanwhile Google has announced plans to speed up the release schedule for its Chrome web browser by 50-percent, with new stable builds now rolling out every four weeks. Samsung […]

Lilbits: A Tomagotchi for Hackers, Pixel 4a coming Aug 3, and iPhone 12 not coming in Sep

The Flipper Zero is an open source toy/hacker multitool designed to be a wireless button/controller, signal analyzer, RFID key card, or Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security key, or universal remote control. It also gets its name from the animated dolphin character that “grows” as you use the device. The developers of the Flipper Zero call […]

Google’s Loon Balloons Just Beamed Data Over 1000 Kilometers

Google launched Project Loon five years ago in its quest to deliver Internet access to underserved areas of the globe. Now a standalone subsidiary of Alphabet, Loon announced a major breakthrough this week. They managed to transmit data over 1000 kilometers (620 miles). That’s ten times farther than Loon’s previous best, although it’s worth noting […]

High-speed internet delivered by lasers coming to rural India (thanks to Alphabet’s Project Loon)

Alphabet’s Project Loon technology uses hot air balloons to deliver internet access to places where it might not otherwise be available, including rural communities or hurricane-damaged Peurto Rico. But Alphabet is working with Indian internet service provider AP State FiberNet to deliver high-speed internet service to millions of customers in India’s Andhra Pradesh state without […]

Google Fiber-free? Alphabet wants to deliver gigabit internet without wires

Google Fiber offers high-speed internet service to customers in select US markets… and when I say high-speed, I mean Google Fiber is one of the fastest internet service providers in the country, with speeds up to 1 gigabit (1,000 Mbps) for both downloads and uploads. But part of the reason Google Fiber is only available in […]

Report: Google’s self-driving cars to spin off as a new company

Google has been working on self-driving cars for a few years, and the company’s prototypes have driven more than a million miles so far. So what does the future hold for Google’s ambitious plans to free you from the responsibility of steering, braking, and navigating? According to a report from Bloomberg, one day you might […]

Glucose monitor for diabetics is the kind of thing Google’s sibling companies will work on

Now that Google has announced it will become a subsidiary (of sorts) to the larger Alphabet organization, you might be wondering what kind of projects Alphabet’s other companies will be working on. Well, Google’s Life Sciences team, which will soon no longer be part of Google at all, has entered into an agreement to work with DexCom on a miniature […]

Sundar Pichai becomes CEO of Google, Larry Page is head of Alphabet — Google’s new parent company

Google has a new CEO. And he has the same boss. Here’s the deal: Google co-founder and up-until-recently CEO Larry Page has announced the creation of a new company called Alphabet. It’ll be a big company that operates a collection of smaller companies… and Google will be the biggest of those. So Larry Page is […]