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Here’s something that you’ll either want to buy immediately — or that will just strike you as a giant waste of paper. There’s no in between. Though I will venture a guess that Sergey Brin was going to get to this after he finishes with his Google Spectacles. From Crap Is Good, we’ve learned that two London...
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Just because Google I/O is over, that doesn’t mean the Google+ announcements have stopped flowing. Yesterday, the company revamped its Google Places iOS app (it’s now “Google+ Local” and includes Zagat integration), and today, it’s integrating Google+ into its Chrome Web App Store. The integration presents itself in a...
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Google+ is obviously a major focus for Google these days, but until now, the company hasn’t really focused on extending the Google platform beyond its own services and its +1 buttons. Now, however, the company is extending the Google+ platform to mobile with the upcoming release of its Google+ SDKs for iOS and Android. This new platform will...
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It used to be that you could go to the Google Apps front page and easily sign up for a free account. But now it is a bit different.
The Google Apps choice is not available anymore on the Google Apps home page. You can still get a free Google Apps account. But the only way to do that is by signing up for a 30-day free trial to its premium Goole A...
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At its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that Chrome now has 310 million active users. Google’s Sundar Pichai also noted that globally, Chrome is now the most popular browser.
Two years ago, Chrome had 70 million users, said Google. Just a year ago, the browser had grown to 160 million users and...
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YouTube’s comment section isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed of in-depth intellectual conversations. One of the reasons for this, some would argue, is the fact that YouTube still lets people post comments using handles like ‘cutepuppies99′ without having to reveal your real identity. Starting today, however, you will...
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In the land of tech, we bloggers rarely if ever have to step in front of the camera. But now that Google has launched Google Glass into the world, the camera has turned on us in a fit of rage. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the freak show that is Google Glass.
First up is TC’s own Peter Ha, looking anything but suave in Google Glass. He...
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Google+ Events, Google’s alternative to services like Evite or Facebook’s Events, was announced at this week’s Google I/O conference. And it immediately went viral…but not in good way. You see, Google made a slight miscalculation in terms of the Events’ privacy settings. (Insert joke about Facebook envy.) By default,...
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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Built specifically for Google Play consumption, the Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus seems to be Google’s answer to both the iPad and Kindle Fire. So how does it stack up and just how buttery smooth is Jelly Bean?
It’s nearly impossible to say after only a few minutes with the device, but...
Don’t Expect A Full Read/Write Google+ API Anytime Soon, Google Doesn’t Want To Disrupt Something “Magical”
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Despite the fact that Google has been slowly launching more APIs for Google+, don’t expect the company to launch a full read/write API anytime soon. During a Google+ platform fireside chat at Google I/O today, Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz and other members of the Google+ team said that Google is still taking a very deliberate approach to...
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Well, that was unexpected. Google’s Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. Oh, and some guys just jumped out of a zeppelin.
“Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said. Four skydivers all...
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I feel like we’re watching Google TV roll by and off into a nearby ditch. The company doesn’t have much dedication to the platform and, like Apple TV, GTV is failing to gain traction.
As Ryan notes, outside of a few I/O sessions, Google said very little about the Google TV project this year and I’m almost certain it means...
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Well it looks like Google just can’t wait for the start of its Developer Conference tomorrow to begin sharing news. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any development of the company’s now ubiquitous “+1″ button, but beginning soon, your +1s are going to get a whole lot more useful (and creepy?). Tonight, Google...
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Google won the Internet by pulling off a truly impressive Google Glass skydiving stunt, twice, during their I/O event. Skydivers in wingsuits 4,000 feet above San Francisco delivered the high tech glasses to the Moscone stage in just four minutes, with help of 25 cameras, a zeppelin and a helicopter, stunt bikers and someone rappelling down the...
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Pride got high tech this weekend as thousands of employees from Google, Facebook, Electronic Arts, Zynga, and more celebrated to support equal rights for everyone. Parades in San Francisco and New York saw search engine, social network, and game developer logos decked out in rainbows as engineers danced in the streets.
Here’s a look at our...