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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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    Windows 10 is Using the Revamped Action Center to Talk Smack About Google Chrome

    Microsoft is — how do we put this? — excited about Windows 10. They were excited enough to make refusing to upgrade before the one-year free window ended harder and harder, but the operating system itself isn’t the only thing they really want you to start using. They’re also very proud of Microsoft Edge, their new web browser […]

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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 Inbox First Impressions – A Mobile Email Organizer, and Not a Bad One

    Inbox has been called Google’s latest take on email, albeit one the company steadfastly asserts is ‘not meant to replace Gmail.’ After a week using Google Inbox, that statement proves to be true—although you can get and use Inbox on a PC or tablet, it proves to be much more useful on a smartphone, particularly […]

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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 […]

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    Dropcam App Gets Nest Integration, Lots of Passive Features

    At the beginning of this year, Google scooped up Nest, makers of one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market. In June, Nest scooped up Dropcam. Basically, everyone is part of Google, involved in all this. It’s all Google. But, for the end users, the important thing is that now, Dropcam and Nest […]

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    Google Street View Takes You Under the Sea

    The little yellow Google Street View dude must have picked up some scuba gear last week. If you throw him into the depths around Half Moon Caye in Belize or Tubbataha in the Philippines, you’ll get a glimpse of the grandeur of some of the most beautiful – and endangered – sites the world has […]

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    Google Takes Their Self-Driving Car for a Spin, Should Carmakers Be Worried?

    Google’s self-driving car project has gotten plenty of press in the past few years, with lots of rumblings about the project moving fast enough to put driverless cars on the road by the end of the decade. Well, there might be something to those reports – Google has unveiled their first working prototype, and with […]

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    Samsung Chromebook 2 Series Takes Cues from the Galaxy Note 3

    Samsung has just announced a brand-new set of Chromebooks. The Chromebook 2 series will feature 11.6” and 13.3” Chromebooks with some pretty impressive specs, including a 1080p display on the larger one. With the new series, Samsung is trying to secure their lead in the United States Chromebook game, and it looks like they’re doing […]

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    Attention Students! 2014 Google Science Fair is Waiting for You

    It’s time to get the young minds of the world fired up again – the annual Google Science Fair is kicking off. Students ages 13 to 18 can start sending in their ideas for how to solve global – and local – issues that are most important to them. From now until May 12, students […]

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    Google Makes Chrome Even More Alluring with LEGO Extension

    The LEGO movie is coming out next week, and to celebrate, Chrome has a new app that will pretty much guarantee that you will get absolutely no work done for the foreseeable future. Google is opening up Build With Chrome, which turns the entire world into a LEGO playset. If you let the web app […]