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    The Top 10 Apps of the Year Will Not Surprise You

    It’s been like this for a while, but the Wild West has been tamed. The world of apps has been whittled down to a few giants, and it’s those giants that dominate the top 10 apps of 2016. Nielsen has been getting into mobile analytics lately, and they’ve put together the list based on average […]

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    Cronologics, Makers of the CoWatch, Have Been Acquired by Google

    2016 has been a rough year for smartwatches — not only did sales drop over 50 percent from last year, but the entire year has gone by without an update to Google’s Android Wear smartwatch operating system. Android Wear 2.0 is slated to arrive early next year, but it’s already seen considerable delays, and some Android […]

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    Pixel XL Review: Android’s yardstick

    It’s the end of an era. After seven generations, the Nexus brand is no more. This year, Google gives us Pixel and Pixel XL, the first phones developed by the company in-house, and sold without any kind of co-branding. With prices ranging between $649 and $869, these are expensive devices, and the company is betting […]

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    Google Duo Takes on FaceTime and Skype, And It’s Out Now

    Yeah, it’s another video calling app. Despite the fact that virtually every messaging app now allows for video calling (including Google’s own Hangouts), Google saw fit to announce another one at their Google I/O developer conference earlier this year. Google Duo, which is launching today, is a simple video calling app, and nothing else — […]

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    Could Google Fuchsia Be a Brand New Operating System?

    Some pretty interesting rumors surrounding Google are flaring up this week. Several outlets are reporting, based on bits and pieces of evidence from chatlogs and open source development sites, that Google is working on a brand new operating system. Google’s best-known operating system is Android, which we’ve seen on smartphones since 2008. Google acquired Android […]

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    Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is the AR-Savvy Project Tango Smartphone

    Since CES, details have slowly surfaced about a collaboration between Lenovo and Google on a new smartphone — one that doesn’t involve Motorola. Google’s Project Tango is all about augmented reality, using sensors and algorithms that allow smartphones to recognize complex objects and map out surroundings using just the rear camera array. As promised, it’s debuting […]

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    Levi’s and Google’s Smart Commuter Jacket is Wearable Tech Done Right

    It’s been a mantra since shortly after wearable technology became a product category — wearable tech succeeds when it looks as little like technology as possible. This has guided smartwatch development, resulting in a convergence on designs made to resemble regular luxury watches. At the Google I/O developer conference last week, Google showed off the results […]

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    Google and IMAX Might Bring VR to Movie Theaters

    VR at the movies? With Facebook’s professional 360-degree camera design schematics and Vuze’s affordable semi-pro 360-degree camera, lots of tools have been developed to make new and very exciting VR experiences for all those new headsets. But, if you’re wondering where your future VR summer blockbuster will come from, look no further than Google. In a […]

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    There May Soon Be Career Women Emojis

    There are some days where a dancing lady emoji, a glass of wine emoji and the pizza emoji are all you need to describe your feelings. But at other times it would be great to have more options especially when it comes to the depictions of women and their occupations. Well, don’t worry. Google is […]

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    Google is Bringing Free Wi-Fi Access to Cuba

    As we learned a couple years ago when President Obama first moved to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, most of the country lacks an internet connection. There’s been plenty of talk over the intervening years of several technology and telecommunications companies jumping in to take advantage of a potential new market. It sounds like talk […]

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    Star Wars Comes to Virtual Reality

    Ahead of the release of The Force Awakens next month, Google, Verizon, and ILMxLAB (a collaboration between Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound) are teaming up for a prologue like no other — one to be experienced in virtual reality. No one involved has disclosed much about what the VR experience will entail, […]

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    5 Things From Google’s Press Conference We’re Excited About

    Google had one of their many days in the sun today, announcing new devices and software updates that should keep us busy in the year to come. And, while there’s nothing earth-shattering here, there are a lot of little tweaks and improvements (and some disappointments) worth checking out if you’re locked in to the Android […]

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    You Don’t Urinate on a Google Map and Expect to Get Away with it

    Since 2008, you could use Google Map Maker to submit your own edits to Google Maps. Because Google Maps is not currently covered by roads contorted into shapes that I’ll leave to your imagination, you can conclude that Google wisely implemented some sort of approval and moderation process for those crowdsourced edits. Well, they had […]

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    Google Announces Project Fi, Their Own Wireless Service

    Google is ready to take over yet another part of your life—your phone number. Today, Google announced Project Fi, making them the nation’s newest wireless carrier. It’s going to be a limited rollout, with service only being extended to Nexus 6 owners for now. According to Google’s blog post, that’s because Nexus 6 is the […]

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    Google Celebrates Lollipop With “L” Rejects

    As we now know, Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming very soon, first on the new Nexus 6. The OS update will feature new notifications that can pop up on your lock screen or within other apps without interrupting whatever you’re doing. It’ll also introduce Material Design, which is a succinct way of saying new fonts […]