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Google is now the proud owner of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation. You may have seen some of Boston Dynamics' creations already, especially if you've spent any amount of time browsing YouTube videos -- a 2 minute demonstration of the... Read more...
Google may be redefining the scope of “soup to nuts”. The company continually adds new lines of products and services, and now Google is reportedly considering getting into the server chip-designing business, too. The source is simply a “person with knowledge of the matter” that told Bloomberg that Google may design... Read more...
YouTube has been gradually allowing more and more users (which is to say, those with a certain number of followers) use a new livestreaming capability, and today that feature begins rolling out to all YouTube users. In order to access the ability to livestream, you must verify your account with Google and must be a... Read more...
It appears Google and LG may have slightly altered the hardware design of the Nexus 5 smartphone to make it a bit more sturdier and better overall. Differences in design were discovered when an XDA Forum member sent his Nexus 5 in for replacement due to several defects in his existing one, including "noisy buttons," a... Read more...
Googlers are well-known for using Macs on campus, and Google has a history of dishing out great software to both OS X and iOS. To that end, the company is announcing Mac support for Chrome Apps. Starting today, you'll just need an updated version of the Chrome browser, and then head into the "For your desktop" section... Read more...
And the chromebooks continue to proliferate. Dell has announced its Chromebook 11, which will run on an Intel 4th-gen Celeron 2955U processor with Intel HD graphics, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD The 11-inch laptop will have a 1366x768 (1080p) display, a 720p HD webcam, and 4W internal stereo speakers, and ports include an SD card reader,... Read more...
If you've been stalking Nokia, you may be privy to its rumored plans to launch a smartphone codenamed Normandy. A press photo and codename of the device were leaked to the web in November via Twitter user "evleaks," and though we didn't deem it particularly newsworthy at the time (hence why there's no prior mention of... Read more...
Hopefully you didn't get every single gift you needed on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, because you're probably going to want this guy. Google just unwrapped a trio of new devices within its Play Store, and one of those is a white Nexus 7 (the other is a Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Ultra Z and a G Pad 8.3 from LG). As for the newly tinted... Read more...
Nexus owners are a lucky bunch, and savvy too, for having picked devices that are promised Android updates pretty much as soon as they're available. This has been especially beneficial to Nexus 5 smartphone owners (see our review) the past few days, as Google's been pushing out some incremental KitKat updates one... Read more...
It's tough to even remember how we operated in a world without Google Maps, as the service has rapidly evolved into a must-have tool in just a few short years since its launch. One of the ways it has expanded is by enabling the world to populate it with data, and there's probably no better case to be made for... Read more...
Major tech firms are lobbying for more user privacy as it pertains to the U.S. government's practice of collecting sensitive data. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress, eight technology companies said there's a need to "reform government surveillance" now that the balance has tipped too far in... Read more...
Google’s Android 4.4.1 (KitKat) was detailed last week, and among the many items in the changelog is something that indicates that Chromecast will soon offer screen mirroring. This would bring the same sort of function to the tiny streaming stick that products such as AirPlay, AllShare, Xbox SmartGlass, and the... Read more...
Google's venturing into uncharted territory with its Glass initiative, and that can be a scary thing for some people. The topic of privacy is perhaps the biggest talking point when it comes to Google Glass, but as some comedy skits have demonstrated, there's some potential for things to go sideways -- very sideways --... Read more...
Google TV may in for a change, but not the kind you're thinking of. The web-based television service could end up rebranded as Nexus TV, tying it to Google's more popular and well received line of electronic devices, while shedding a name that's seen its share of disappointments and failures since launch. Just ask Logitech, which jumped on... Read more...
Google is getting a bit predictable in the sense that when it releases a product or service, you can expect it will have potential but lack certain features to be rolled out over time. Google Play Music is no exception, though it is another blueprint of how Google goes about releasing a product or service. It took... Read more...
Here's a bit of news that's far from deserving of a "Giddyup!": Thanks to the work of a botnet called "Pony", hackers have gained access to credentials for over 2 million individual accounts. These accounts span the entire gamut: Facebook, Twitter, Google (Gmail), and even a payroll service provider - perhaps the most... Read more...
Keeping the smart TV movement alive, Marvell today announced its ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) System-on-Chip (SoC) platform designed for smart video products based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Full HD media processor is intended for retail OEM TV and box suppliers looking to differentiate themselves from what's... Read more...
Given the fact that it was announced last summer, it's taken quite a while for Google's cloud-based Compute Engine to get here, but what's important is that it's here. Well, at least for "general availability", which is to say, "developers". To coincide with this milestone, Google has a number of new features to... Read more...
We were impressed with NVIDIA’s SHIELD portable gaming system when we reviewed it in depth, but NVIDIA announced even more features that bump the device’s prowess up even further. The most notable update concerns GameStream, a tool that’s fresh out of beta and lets users stream games from your... Read more...
Tired of your smartphone dragging around your wireless carrier's shackles and chains? Unfortunately, Google made the unpopular decision to remove the CyanogenMod installer from its Google Play store on the basis that the app is in violation of its developer terms and "encourages users to void their warranty," but it... Read more...
HTC has begun rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat software for owners of the HTC One Unlocked and HTC One Developer Edition handsets over the holiday weekend, and in the process has started to make good on a previous promise to equip every HTC One device in the U.S. with Google's latest and greatest version of Android... Read more...
Two out of the top 5 best selling laptops on Amazon are Chromebooks (Acer C720 at No. 4 and Samsung XE303C12-A01US at No. 5). Chromebook critics are quick to point out that sales don't necessarily translate into a quality product, but if you look at the user reviews, there doesn't appear to be a lot of buyer's remorse... Read more...
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