That shiny new Android phone you just bought? Yeah, it's a piece of trash. No, I'm not some Google-hating Apple fanboy. The iPhone 4 is junk, too.
Analysis: They poisoned e-mail, then they ruined search, and next spammers will taint your social networks.
Google last week acquired Phonetic Arts, which specializes in technology that transforms a recorded voice into a computer-generated voice.
Silicon Valley nourishes and funds intellectual property. The book publishing industry can learn a lot from that model.
Analysis: By addressing this third-party as a cc: to a Gmail message, you arrange for a reminder to follow up.
Talking is the best user interface. But is the technology there yet?
Analysis: Recent comments by Google's top PR guy and even its CEO make me wonder whether the company understands how such comments do far more harm than good.
Analysis: Google has replaced what for many may be the last creative act -- building search queries -- with another process of selecting from available choices.
Ever since the iPhone, gadget makers of all kinds got busy replacing real buttons with virtual ones on touch screens, but touch alone isn't what the new generation is all about.
While everyone is concerned about privacy violations from Facebook Places, government agencies may be using powerful new technology to violate the 4th-Amendment.
Functionality isn't coming from Google, but from a browser plug-in called Boomerang for Gmail.
The search giant is about to announce the acquisition of a company that matches images, even products.
Analysis: Laptop homesteaders are prompting coffee shops to reconsider their wi-fi policies, but here's what they don't realize about their decisions.
OK, so Google knows everyone you know, and everyone they know. What can you do with that information?
Articles by Mike Elgan