Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store

adblock-general Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast and stalling the updates for others, like Crystal’s ad blocker. Now, following an appeal from Rocketship, the developers behind Adblock Fast, Google has re-approved and republished its app to Google Play. The… Read More

adblock-general Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast and stalling the updates for others, like Crystal’s ad blocker. Now, following an appeal from Rocketship, the developers behind Adblock Fast, Google has re-approved and republished its app to Google Play. The… Read More

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: VW’s microbus concept, and more!

Volkswagen is still reeling from the Dieselgate emissions scandal, but it’s trying to turn over a new leaf. So far the automaker has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by the year 2020, and this week we learned that the BUDD-e electric mi…

Volkswagen is still reeling from the Dieselgate emissions scandal, but it's trying to turn over a new leaf. So far the automaker has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by the year 2020, and this week we learned that the BUDD-e electric mi…

Hangouts gives you better call quality by skipping Google

If you don’t think Hangouts calls on your phone are passing muster, don’t worry — relief might be in sight. The latest version of Hangouts for Android is telling users that it’ll boost audio and video quality on future calls by making peer-to-peer…

If you don't think Hangouts calls on your phone are passing muster, don't worry — relief might be in sight. The latest version of Hangouts for Android is telling users that it'll boost audio and video quality on future calls by making peer-to-peer…

Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

CaYrvIGUcAAbLok Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the speakers that are now inside some of the newest watches. If you own a Huawei Watch or an ASUS ZenWatch 2, for example, you’ll now be able to go full Dick Tracy and make and take calls right from… Read More

CaYrvIGUcAAbLok Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the speakers that are now inside some of the newest watches. If you own a Huawei Watch or an ASUS ZenWatch 2, for example, you’ll now be able to go full Dick Tracy and make and take calls right from… Read More

YouTube reportedly plans to support live 360-degree videos

360-degree videos are all the rage nowadays, and YouTube is at the forefront of that trend. The internet service began supporting this type of content last March, which it later expanded to be compatible with virtual reality headsets. But it’s not st…

360-degree videos are all the rage nowadays, and YouTube is at the forefront of that trend. The internet service began supporting this type of content last March, which it later expanded to be compatible with virtual reality headsets. But it's not st…

The Wirecutter’s best deals: The Nexus 6P, a GoPro, and more!

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.

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Google to Feds: Project Loon is totally safe, despite outcry

Google asserted in a report filed to the Federal Communications Commission that the company’s upcoming high-altitude, wireless signal tests (likely part of Google’s Project Loon) pose no threat to the citizenry or the environment. The internet giant…

Google asserted in a report filed to the Federal Communications Commission that the company's upcoming high-altitude, wireless signal tests (likely part of Google's Project Loon) pose no threat to the citizenry or the environment. The internet giant…

Lyft taps Google’s Waze maps to make rides more efficient

Looking to keep pace with Uber, Lyft set out to improve the overall experience for both drivers and passengers. Today, the transportation service announced a “first-of-its-kind partnership” with Google’s Waze. Using the Waze Transport SDK, Lyft says…

Looking to keep pace with Uber, Lyft set out to improve the overall experience for both drivers and passengers. Today, the transportation service announced a "first-of-its-kind partnership" with Google's Waze. Using the Waze Transport SDK, Lyft says…