Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from U.S. government contracts

Jan 5, 2017

Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from U.S. government contracts

The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees. The potential banishment is being sought in a Labor Department lawsuit filed Wednesday with the ...

The top tech stories of 2016

Dec 30, 2016

The top tech stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these tech and digital stories as the most important of 2016. 1. All systems go: For a few weeks in the summer, it seemed to be all that anyone was talking about was “Pokemon Go,” an augmented-reality game you ...

Dec 13, 2016

Google's commitment to go green

Google's announcement that it will meet 100 percent of its corporate energy demand from carbon-free sources by next year is a critical step in responsible environmental stewardship.

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

Oct 27, 2016

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

During his free time on the job as a Google employee, Carl Elkin began tinkering with the company’s 3-D mapping program, wondering if it could identify rooftops that receive enough sunlight to make installing solar panels worthwhile. When the U.S.-based engineer showed a handful ...

In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple

Oct 5, 2016

In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple

Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Tuesday announced a new Pixel smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...