Tech firm is first to offer calls to UK mobile and landline numbers without charge, as battle for the home intensifies
DoD’s Project Maven uses tech firm’s TensorFlow artificial intelligence systems, prompting debate both inside and outside company
Users of latest Chrome browser on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android will have some of most intrusive types of ads blocked automatically
With its new Reply system the firm is taking the art of conversion one step forwards – or should that be backwards?
Plaintiffs claim firm knowingly sold phones with microphone issues, which prevented calls and voice assistant functionality
Amazon’s share price soared over 4%, while Apple shares wobbled despite quarterly revenues, and Alphabet announced a loss
New settings will allow users to hide reminder ads on a case-by-case basis, giving more control over muted adverts across devices
Fund allocated to Google’s Creators for Change programme with aim to push positive messages in face of popular hate videos
Company’s delayed, £319 smart speaker pitched as music-first wireless speaker that can be voice-controlled via Siri
Sundar Pichai tells Davos flawed tax system is to blame for EU countries missing out on revenue
Platform to ensure top content meets ‘ad-friendly guidelines’ following unease at scandals, but some vloggers may lose income
Plaintiffs claim compensation for security flaws and alleged slowdown that fixing computers will cause, while corporations count cost of corrections
What are Meltdown and Spectre? Do they only affect Intel chips? Will the fixes slow my computer … and what even is a processor?
Kepler scientists team up with Google AI specialists to detect eighth planet orbiting distant star
Google’s newest computer offering is an exquisite piece of hardware running a limited but improving operating system. Is that enough for £999?
Google enters the headphone market with interesting but flawed earbuds that don’t match Apple’s AirPods – and translation doesn’t live up to the hype
Lawsuit claims tech firm bypassed iPhone default privacy settings between June 2011 and February 2012, affecting 5.4m people
Voice-control devices that can play music, answer questions and buy goods are one of the hottest gifts this Christmas. Here’s what they can do – and our pick of the best buys
Latest incarnation of quadruped robot has new design and eerily smooth motion in a perfect blend of Terminator robot and Pixar character
Alphabet’s self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency