Topic: Google

Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space
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Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space

In almost all science fiction stories, there are little autonomous spheres that go around and do things for people. It’s just how the genre works. NASA’s project SPHERES (Synchronized, Position Hold, Engage, … [Read more...]

Google Shoots for the Moon With Its Lunar XPrize Competition
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Google Shoots for the Moon With Its Lunar XPrize Competition

You know someplace where humans have been already? The Moon. Someplace else we’ve been? Stonehenge. Do we stop going? No, they’re both still awesome. The Google Lunar XPrize is a competition where teams of … [Read more...]

Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost
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Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost

Google showed off the latest version of its mobile OS, codenamed “Android L,” at its I/O event last week. There, the company talked about some of the major aesthetic changes Android users would see when the new OS … [Read more...]

Follow the Beats: Google Buys Songza
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Follow the Beats: Google Buys Songza

A few weeks ago, we’d heard that Google was mulling the purchase of a music streaming company, seemingly following in the footsteps of Apple, which recently dropped $3 billion to buy Beats Music (and, more … [Read more...]

Google Locking Down New Android Offshoots, and Why That’s Fantastic
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Google Locking Down New Android Offshoots, and Why That’s Fantastic

Android is a really great mobile OS. It is not, however, quite as great after tech companies like Samsung, HTC, Amazon, and more get their hands on it and start monkeying around. The Kindle Fire Tablet in particular … [Read more...]

Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O
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Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O

We’ve been following any detail of Project Ara, Google ATAP’s attempts at a modular smartphone, ever since we first heard about it last year. After the keynote speech wrapped at I/O last week, Google gave up a little … [Read more...]

G Watch and Gear Live Launch July 7. But Should You Buy?
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G Watch and Gear Live Launch July 7. But Should You Buy?

Yesterday’s keynote at Google I/O finally gave tech fans some real details about the first devices running Android Wear, a smartwatch-optimized version of the Android operating system. The G Watch from LG and the Gear … [Read more...]

The Best Tweets From the Insanely Long Google I/O Conference
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The Best Tweets From the Insanely Long Google I/O Conference

It seems like the new trend for Google I/O is to make the presentation unbearably long. Both last year and this year the presentation ran over the two hour mark resulting in many of the attendees acting a little punch … [Read more...]

Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O
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Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O

At I/O today, Google announced Android TV, an Android-based UI that will be found in new televisions from Sharp, Sony, and Phillips next year. All the ways that Android TV will find its way into users’ living rooms … [Read more...]

Google Provides Android Wear Preview, Debuts Samsung Gear Live
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Google Provides Android Wear Preview, Debuts Samsung Gear Live

At Google I/O, a new Android Wear smartwatch was debuted: the Samsung Gear Live will be available for pre-order from the Google Play store today. Today was the first announcement of the watch, which will go on sale … [Read more...]