Got VR Glasses and Want to Use Them? Google Has You Covered
Dec19

Got VR Glasses and Want to Use Them? Google Has You Covered

During the holiday season all you tech heads out there are bound to get a few new tech toys.  A new phone, a smartwatch, a tablet or perhaps even a pair of VR glasses.  Want to actually use them for something?  Google has you cover with an "Easter egg" of sorts in Google maps. It's simple really first open up Google Maps, next open up street view, than double tap on the "circle arrow" icon. At this point the screen will split into two...

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Android KitKat Continues Growth, Fragmentation Remains
Dec03

Android KitKat Continues Growth, Fragmentation Remains

Android 4.4 KitKat’s ascent in the market share for the platform continued to rise through the last week of November (Google uses a 7-day period for monthly analysis). The build has cut into every version, including market leader Jelly Bean, while it is starting to eradicate Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread. KitKat now accounts for 33.9% of the Android market, up from 30.2% the previous month and continues the builds’ huge growth...

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A Upclose Look at Google’s Ara
Nov12

A Upclose Look at Google’s Ara

Google's project Ara is trying to make a smartphone with interchangeable parts.  They have been working on this concept for a while and now have something official to show off.  They did exactly that the other day and android central managed to get a ton of pictures I have put the best of the group below. This prototype was shown off by Paul Eremenko (Google's Advanced Technology Projects and project lead of Project Ara) he stated...

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LG and Google enter decade long patent agreement
Nov05

LG and Google enter decade long patent agreement

LG and Google have announced a new partnership that will see the companies start a patent sharing deal to license each other's ideas in the future. The deal was confirmed today by both parties and covers all existing patents held by both Google and LG, as well as any new patent taken out over the next ten year period. Of course, over the next decade there will be plenty of patents filed from both sides, freeing the other company to...

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Nexus 9 is not an iPad killer says Google
Oct27

Nexus 9 is not an iPad killer says Google

Google released the new Nexus 9 two weeks ago and it was clear that it was the most premium tablet, a slick and highly spec’d slate next to the budget friendly Nexus 7 the company has previously sold. However, while the Nexus 9 instantly landed as one of the best tablets on the marker, although Google told Engadget that the HTC built device is not an iPad Killer. That seems an awfully detrimental thing to say, and from where I am...

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Sundar Pichai to control Google’s core products
Oct25

Sundar Pichai to control Google’s core products

There appear to be plenty of changes afoot over at Google as Mountain View is having a shakeup at the top level. CEO Larry Page is reportedly due to step aside from his duties in leading core products and will move into the company to take control of future projects. Page will remain as CEO of Google, but will hand the reins of the company’s products over to Sundar Pichai. According to a report in RE/Code, Page is concerned that over...

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