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Watch Google’s I/O Keynote Right Here, Right Now

David Smothers June 25, 2014

It may just be a timer countdown for now, but at noon today the video above will turn into a livestream of Google’s I/O keynote. We’ll be liveblogging here as well—the stream usually lags, and doesn’t come with jokes—but for your full A/V experience, check the above. What are we expecting? You can get the… Continue Reading »

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Google You Did it: Self Driving Car, Innovation At It’s Best

David Smothers May 28, 2014

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can’t drive. We’re now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they’ll take you where you want to… Continue Reading »

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Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring

David Smothers January 17, 2014

A late-breaking surprise just came out of the Google camp with the revelation that it’s going to start making smart contact lenses. As in contact lenses with integrated sensors and circuitry. Yep, it’s that time in the future. But it might not be what you’re hoping for. It isn’t the next generation of heads-up display… Continue Reading »

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Google, Audi to Announce Partnership at CES – Bringing Android to Cars

David Smothers December 30, 2013

According to sources of The Wall Street Journal, next week’s CES should be big not just for small consumer electronics, but for the automobile industry as well. Google and Audi are reported to be teaming up, set to unveil a new partnership and platform to bring the Android mobile OS to vehicles worldwide. With Android… Continue Reading »

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Google Mystery Barge Is … A Store for Secrets?

David Smothers November 1, 2013

Remember the strange Google-owned barge parked just off Treasure Island, matched by a counterpart in Portland, Maine? The one CNET uncovered last Friday, and suggested might be Google’s patented floating data center? The mystery that made it as far as a Daily Show segment? Well, San Francisco TV station KPIX says it’s solved the case…. Continue Reading »

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Google’s Going to Start Sticking Your Face and Name in Ads

David Smothers October 11, 2013

This was bound to happen. Following Facebook’s highly controversial attempts to make social endorsements ubiquitous on the site, Google just announced a Terms of Service update that will enable the company to use your name, photo and endorsements in its advertising network. So how does that make you feel? Google obviously wants you to feel… Continue Reading »

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Tested In-Depth: Google Glass Explorer Edition

David Smothers June 29, 2013

Will and Norm show off the new Google Glass Explorer Edition to explain exactly how it works, what you can do with it, and what the experience is like wearing the augmented reality headgear in public places. Turns out, you get a lot of stares. And what about wearing Glass in a public bathroom? We’ve… Continue Reading »

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Google’s New Trend Visualizer Is a Truly Beautiful Thing

David Smothers May 23, 2013

Google’s been logging data about hot trends ever since you started tip-tapping search terms into its front page, but now it’s gone and made it look damn pretty with it. The new full-screen visualization shows off the data that’s been available as a staid list for a long time, but in glorious technicolor. Not hugely useful, but very pretty, and… Continue Reading »

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Google Unifies Its Free And Paid Storage Options, Gives You 15GB To Share Between Drive, Gmail And Google+ Photos, 30GB For Apps Users

David Smothers May 14, 2013

Until now, you’ve had to track your free storage on Google products separately. It was just another thing that Google hadn’t brought together to make it easier on users. Today, the company announced that you’ll now have 15GB of free storage to share between Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. Google Apps customers are getting a… Continue Reading »

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Here’s How Google Glass Actually Works

David Smothers April 9, 2013

We all know Google Glass doesn’t need sorcery for you to comfortably see a digital image projected over reality. But just how does it work? This infographic by Martin Missfeldt lays out the way the magic happens in simple terms.       The most important part of the shades is a mini-projector that uses a semi-transparent… Continue Reading »

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