Sundar Pichai To Lead Google- 5 Interesting Facts About The New CEO

A native of Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India, Sundar Pichai is now the new CEO of Google. While it is now known that Google will just concentrate only on the core businesses like search, Android, YouTube, apps, ads and maps, people all across the globe might be interested to learn about the new CEO. 

Sundar Pichai to lead GoogleSundar Pichai- 5 things you may like to know

Born on July 12, 1972, a bright student, Pichai completed his Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Later he went to pursue MS from the prestigious Stanford University and then he entered Wharton School at Pennsylvania University for completing MBA. He started his term with Google in 2004 and was appointed as product management department’s vice-president.

In the year 2008, he became the man to lead the launch of Google Chrome. Four year later, in 2012, he also received added responsibilities of monitoring Google Apps.

Pichai was assigned the responsibility of Google Android in March 2013. Not just Android, Pichai also supervised the Android One project of Google.

By 2014, his dedication and expertise for the work also made the company to rely on him for all engineering and product responsibilities of its core products, except YouTube.

Though his term with Google has been quite impressive so far, many other Internet companies, especially Twitter tried to lure him to their venture. Yet, he never really got lured by other offers as Google’s counter-offers were much better.

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Sundar Pichai- Meet The New CEO Of Google

Sundar Pichai, 43, has been announced the new CEO of Google on Monday. This Indian man, who was not so popular till now despite his marvelous achievements, hails from Tamil Nadu and is making the country proud with his new position. Pichai received his Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT, Kharagpur and Master of Science degree from Stanford University. He also holds a MBA degree from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 Sundar Pichai- An Overnight Sensation after He was Announced the CEO of GoogleGoogle has unveiled a new corporate structure by creating Alphabet, an umbrella company. The same would be run by Larry Page, Chief of Google. “I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as he is to run the slightly slimmed down Google and this frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations,” Page posted in a blog.

Pichai has been working with Google since 2004 and Page is really impressed with his progress and commitment towards the company. Page is keen on mentoring Pichai as long as possible. Page said, “I have been spending quite a bit of time with Sundar, helping him and the company in any way I can, and I will of course continue to do that.”

Pichai was overseeing product engineering, management and research for products and platforms of Google as Senior Vice President till now. Now, he will look after the biggest company i.e. Google under the umbrella and take care of products like ads, search engine, YouTube, apps, maps and Android system of the company’s division. Page also said, “Google itself is also making all sorts of new products, and I know Sundar will always be focused on innovation-continuing to stretch boundaries.” … Read the rest

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Windows 10 Scores A Sixer With Edge—Weighing The New Browser Against Oldies Chrome And IE

Windows 10 sure is Microsoft’s trump card and its master move comes in the form of the Edge browser. With complaint and issues marring its reputation, the Edge indeed comes  as a boon thanks to latest specs such as bookmarking, annotated page sharing and mark ups. Of course, the Cortana is an add-on that changes the way virtual assistance works. Therefore, we finally have a Microsoft browser that can complete against the Chrome from Google, Safari from Apple, Opera and Firefox from Mozilla.

Windows 10 Scores A Sixer With EdgeMajor Issues Grapple The Browsers

These existing and “popular” browsers have had issues such as slow speed; update stack-ons, poor plug-in performances and battery life drain. Thus, Edge has entered the browser space at an ideal time. To begin with, there has been a benchmark test to compare Edge to Internet Explorer and Chrome that tested the trio on simple browsing usage on both low-end as well as high-end personal computers. We also got scoop into how well the battery fared on these browsers on both high-performance and low end laptops during video streaming online. Let’s not forget that the Windows 10 OS comes with a benchmark application performance that is at par with the Windows 8 OS while running apps or programs besides Web browsers.

Weighing The Benchmarks

For the performance tests for browsing, a Dell XPS 13 had been employed that comes with Intel Core i5 CPU of the latest generation. On the other end, a Microsoft Surface 3 had been used that comes with Intel Atom processor. There are a number of cross-platform as well as browser-oriented benchmarks you may run. The test from CNET included a selection of Peacemaker, octane test and Jetstream. Chrome, contrary to general expectations, did not fare well enough to rank as the best in these tests. While it still scores a sixer in terms of speed in these tests, it drains the battery to a large extent. Edge, surprisingly helped maintain a decent battery power level despite being average in terms of performance speed. Aligned to most expectations, the Internet Explorer still scored a duck and remained a poor third among the three in these benchmark runs.

What We Especially Loved About The Edge?

Once you open any new window or a tab, Edge brig you a collation of the top websites with a customized news feed. More so, the URL menu bar at the top asks users- “Where to next?”  To remind you of the drab things with the Internet Explorer, the home page only allows you a bring grid of most visited websites at your end and a Bing-powered search toolbox. Good times are finally here for browsing addicts, thanks to the Edge!

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Translate App From Google Now Has 27 Languages

Translate App has turned out to be a hit for Google. It’s a smart app that can translate anything and everything to the language of your choice. In addition to this, one can even take screenshots of other languages and get it translated. Let’s take a peek at other functions of this app:Translate App from Google

Functions of ‘Translate’ app

  • Translation to Languages
  • Accurate results from internal dictionaries
  • Understanding and translating foreign scripts
  • Speech to text and text to speech recognition
  • History and starring option
  • Conversation mode

Process of translation

When it comes to translation, the process is simple and easy. The functionality is something similar to the online version. There is a menu designed from where one can select the options of translation, conversation and other features that are being offered. Select the languages and the options  27 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian will be available. 

The app is available on both Android and iOS.

 

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Easter Egg Fun On Internet: Eight Hirarious Tricks You Should Try

Google is known for adding fun Easter Eggs to its products every now and then. The recent version of the app- v9.12 has a jocular trick that gets activated when a voice command says, “Are we there yet?”  If it’s said four times, the apps responds, “if you ask me again, we won’t stop for ice cream” imitating the really irked mommy.

Just like on Google Maps, there are many other places on the web where entertaining Easter Eggs have been hidden by their mastermind programmers. We hunt down the most entertaining of them:

chrome easter egg

Game Over: Did you know that when Google Chrome is unable to connect to a web page, you can actually play a game. Press the space bar and save the dinosaurs from hitting the cactus.

 

Google Hangout Easter Eggs

 

Hangout with Google: Did you know Google Hangout is full of happy tricks. Type “/ponies” to see a pony run across the chat screen and to see many of them just type “/ponystream”. You can change the chat’s background color in Google Hangouts by typing “/bikeshed”. Oh! They also have a “/shydino”. Try it!

 

In Google Maps, find the walking directions from  “The Shire” to “Mordor” and you will get a interesting message which reads, “One does not simply walks into Mordor.”

Not many know that Google Maps lets you play Pac Man. Go hunt the small icon for this classic arcade game adventure. Send us picture if you have any!

Facebook English Pirate

 

Facebook has also hidden some interesting tricks for users. For some ship adventure, change your language setting to English (Pirate). Home will read “Home Port” and the news will read “Captain’s Log.” Go to Facebook and find out what will your photos will read.

 

When you are travelling the world, you can also see the map change on Facebook’s globe icon.

Here’s another favourite for us. Type “Blue” in Netflix and see beautiful blue smudges appear on the side bar. Fun!

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Is New Google Nexus 2015 On The Way?

Although the first Google Nexus could not create much ground for itself, hype related to the latest Google Nexus 2015 continues to intrigue. Smartphone manufacturers like Huawei and LG are reportedly working on the new device.

 LG working on Nexus 5

Is new Google Nexus on the way- LG or Huawei According to reports, the benchmark suite that was captured recently did not provide enough details about the phone. However, it did hint that the phone will come with a powerful hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor.

The phone is also reported to be supported with a 4GB RAM for a hassle-free performance. Some other rumors suggest the phone will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

Being a Nexus device, it is expected to work on the Android 5.1.1 platform. The device is also said to feature 1082 single-core and 3298 double-score. However, there is no official confirmation from LG or Google. Therefore, to get any confirmation regarding the benchmark suite, Nexus fans will have to wait for some more time.

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Google Search’s New Button Will Let You Buy Goods Online

Google has added a Buy On Google Button on advertisements, in a move that could jeopardize sales on e-commerce sites such as Amazon. The latest add-on will be available on all ads that are sponsored, in the next few weeks. The sponsored adverts will be available via the Search option on smartphones and can be expanded on a single click.

Google Search's New Button Will Let You Buy Stuff FasterThe Finer Details

The platform will be safe and all information related to payment will be stored with Google. The American giant will also handle all checkout related stuff as well. Sad news is the added feature will be available only across USA. Google has not given any insight into global expansion on this count yet.  For starters, Google is teaming up with a handful of retailers that will allow direct purchases via the platform. There are plans to partner with more brands later. The partner retailers for Google will handle all order fulfilment issues.

Search Items Via Google

Users can also search for items via Google that are available on retailer stores. News that Google is set to partner with eBay as well is going around. Therefore, with an ad popping up at any of the retailer sites, you can click on the same to be taken to the retailer site.

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Google Photos Auto Updates Pictures in Android Phones: Deleting the App is Not Enough

Storing photographs on Google Photos has become an easy way to treasure memories in their digital format forever. Though the app works splendidly on the Android operating system, there might be the chance you want to discontinue using it. For those who have tried doing that, there has been a challenge. Once the app is installed on the device, it is not enough to delete it because it keeps uploading photos even after that.

GG1- next version of Google Glass is on the wayGoogle Photos uploads images on its  own

The editor of Nashville Business Journal David Arnott recently reported the anomaly on his phone after he found that photos are getting uploaded even though he deleted the app a few months back. According to reports, Arnott decided to try the app once again and it was then he discovered that the app he has already deleted is uploading the photos on its own.

Though this initially appears to be an anomaly, it is actually not so as the settings of the app are related to the Google Settings of the phone. Therefore, users who do not want their photos to be uploaded via Google Photos need to visit Google settings and turn off “Google Photo Backup”. 

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GG1 Release Date- Next Version of Google Glass Is On The Way

It seems that the US tech giant Google has some good news under the hood. People who could not lay their hands on the wearable technology of Google Glass can now rejoice as Droid Life reports that the company is planning to bring an advanced version of Google Glass very soon. Though the withdrawal of the Google Glass from the market in January 2015 disappointed many, now it seems the company might be planning something even better this time.

 GG1- next version of Google Glass is on the wayGG1 is on the way

According to the reports, the next version of Google Glass is expected to be named as GG1 and would work as per the latest filing of the US Federal Communications Commission or FCC. The FFC is responsible for electronic product testing for ensuring that it follows the safety standards needed before allowing human contact.

The reports also indicate that the new product would be available in rectangular shape like any glass or spectacle, so that people can wear it comfortably. Not just that, to ensure user-friendliness, the device would offer sub-menu with left and right scrolling options. Though the media reports have given rise to a strong speculation regarding the launch of an all new Google Glass, a word of confirmation is still awaited from the company. 

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How To Use Push Bullet To Receive Notifications Across Multiple Devices

Push Bullet is much more than a notification application. It not only sends and receives notifications across multiple devices such as PC and smartphones but also lets the users send and receive content from their computer and smartphones.

Push-bullet- How to transfer the files

All you have to do is to download the app from Google Play store and sign in using Using push bullet to receive notifications across multiple devices your e-mail account. One of its best features is that this app works perfectly on iOS devices as well.  The users can send messages, web URL or a file to their devices. After this the app will ask you to download Chrome, Firefox or Opera on your device and computer. If you want to share any file using push bullet, then click on it and go to share option and select “share using push bullet”. A notification will pop up asking you to select the device to which you want to share the content. Just select from the list of devices you have added during the set up to complete the process.

Easiest way to transfer files

The easiest way to transfer a photo a file is by using push bullet to send it on your computer. It will also save you the time of rushing through your e-mail or Dropbox accounts. You can even use quick beam feature to view the picture in full quality. Push bullet also allows the users to edit and touch up images from their smartphones or tablets. Another remarkable feature of push bullet is that it can be easily integrated with some of the best web services such as Zapier, IFTTT and even TASKER.

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