Google to showcase superior Android apps and games

Google wants to reward its best developers by featuring their applications on Android. The company announced Android Excellence, a new collection in the Google Play Store that will showcase apps and games. The solutions that make it into Android Excellence will have to display the best user experiences, best Android practices, best design, technical performance,…

Google tests air traffic control system that manages lots of drones

If you’ve been scratching your head at the FAA’s extensive efforts to regulate your personal (or company) drone use, consider the chaos when they start filling the skies. That’s why the agency partnered with NASA for a series of nationwide tests to explore potential systems that could track and manage a wide range of drones…

Google releases AlphaGo in China—But Good Luck Watching It There

When AlphaGo topped the grandmaster Lee Sedol last year in Seoul, South Korea, becoming the first machine to beat a professional at the ancient game of Go, it grabbed the attention of the entire country—and beyond. This surprisingly powerful machine, built by researchers at Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence lab, also captured so many imaginations in…