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Google funds million-dollar contest for better power electronics

The Little Box Challenge is designed to shrink the size of power inverters, devices used in solar panels and electric cars. It's part of Google's effort improve its green-tech image.

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Android L builds on Samsung's Knox fortifications

Google spills the beans on how it plans to take some of the Knox enterprise technology and lock it into the next version of Android.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: A public phone booth is viewed on a Manhattan street on May 2, 2014 in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for proposals to turn underused phone booths into Wi-Fi hot spots.  If successful the program would create one of the largest free public wi-fi networks in the country.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Google may turn NYC phone booths into Wi-Fi hubs

The search giant is among many companies in the running to bring New York City's phone booths back to technological relevance.

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Samsung brings Tizen to original Gear smartwatch

After launching the smartwatch last year using Google's Android, Samsung makes its own OS available for the device.

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EU praises Google, chides Apple over in-app purchases

In response to the European Commission's requests, Google says it won't use the word "free" when referring to games that contain in-app purchases.

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Quick tip: Add events to Google Calendar via the search box

Google just rolled out a new way to add events to your calendar without leaving the homepage. As an added bonus, Chrome users can use this feature from the omnibox.

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Getting started with Google's AdWords Express app

With Google's AdWords Express app for iOS or Android, small-business owners can create and monitor online ads.

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Google tests material for Project Loon's balloons, in this screenshot from a video explaining the challenges in choosing the right material for the balloons.

Handicapping Google's 'horse in every race' strategy

Search giant is investing in everything from broadband access to grocery deliveries. But it still hasn't found a way to turn them into moneymakers. Will that change soon?

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Get the new Google Maps with voice commands, cyclist elevation info

​Want to skip waiting for Google to push the latest Maps update to your device? Here's how you can get the update right now (and why you'd want to).

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New Chrome beta sharpens text on Windows

The newly released Chrome 37 Beta addresses a user request almost as old as Chrome itself, and is a step forward for Web security.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google sales beat estimates, but profit misses

Search giant announces better-than-expected sales, but it underdelivers on profit. Also, Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is departing.

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Send, request money using the Google Wallet app

Easily split a tab or send money to someone using your iOS or Android device.

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