02/09/2014, Google launched a nifty little device last year that became so popular that even the company said it had underestimated its appeal to consumers. The Chromecast is a $35 dongle that’s capable of streaming media from your PC or mobile device to your TV, provided that the dongle can be plugged into it and that its on the same Wi-Fi network as the device with the content on it. Initially […]
02/07/2014, Just last week, Google confirmed that they would be selling off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for much less than what Google had originally paid for the company. However it seems that Lenovo would not be keeping everything of Motorola as Google had announced that several of Motorola’s assets, such as Project Ara, would be transferred over to Google instead which might explain why the company was not too fussed about […]
02/06/2014, Google just introduced Chromebox for meeting, a new integrated system that lets users easily arrange virtual meetings whether scheduled in Google Calendar or spontaneous. Based on Chrome OS, Chromebox for meeting is a dedicated enterprise/SMB virtual conferencing appliance that is designed to be much more affordable and easier to setup than existing solutions.
02/06/2014, Google is the widely used online search engine in the world, and the company now does so much more than letting you search for anything and everything. YouTube is another one of Google’s highly successful online properties and today a new Google Search update aims to leverage that by placing YouTube videos front and center. Now if you search for a song on Google, a Google Now style card will […]
02/06/2014, It has been quite some time since HTC collaborated with Google on a Nexus product, and no, the “Nexus” experience providing Google Play Edition devices do not count. For the past couple of years Google has chosen Samsung and LG as its hardware partners. A new rumor originating from Taiwan claims that the next Nexus tablet is going to be manufactured for Google by HTC.
02/06/2014, When Google launched the Nexus 5, one of the features that many users noticed was a revamped launcher. At that time there were many who did not own the Nexus 5 who wanted to check out the launcher, but unfortunately it seemed that the launcher would be a Nexus 5 exclusive, but thanks to recent reports and speculation, it looks like Google could be coming closer to releasing the Nexus […]
02/05/2014, Google executive Susan Wojcicki has just been given a promotion, where she is now the new head of Google’s YouTube video business, at least according to Reuters, whose sources happen to be close to the matter. This particular promotion will see Wojcicki take over Salar Kamangar, where it represents the most recent change to Google’s top properties. Apparently, Google is looking to transform YouTube into a large money spinner, and […]
02/05/2014, The possibilities are limitless with Google Glass, doctors have demonstrated uses in surgeries and firefighters find it to be useful when up against a fiery blaze. Law enforcement agencies can also find a way to make Google Glass worth their while and that’s reportedly what the New York City Police Department is doing. NYPD’s intelligence and analytics unit is said to be conducting Google Glass beta testing, claims VentureBeat, apparently […]
02/05/2014, Google has laid down the law, it won’t tolerate Chromecast porn apps. A couple of days ago the company finally opened up Chromecast SDK to all developers, allowing them to write apps for its $35 dongle. Initially access to the SDK was only given to select partnets like Netflix and Hulu. The dongle instantly became popular after it was released late last year, and we’re bound to see the an […]
02/04/2014, Google released the $35 HDMI dongle, Chromecast, last year and it sold out soon after the fact. The company itself claimed that demand for the dongle had been underestimated. Tinkerers had their way with the dongle, rooting it and opening up additional functionality, before Google rolled out a firmware update and closed that door. Popular Android developer Koushik Dutta created the AllCast Chromecast app back then which allowed users to stream […]
02/04/2014, A few months back mystery barges appeared at Pier 1 of Treasure Island in San Francisco as well as Maine harbour, leading to widespread speculation about the ownership of these structures. Some believed Google was behind the project, and that these barges will essentially function as a “floating showroom for Google Glass.” The company then confirmed that it was behind the barges, but merely classified them as interactive learning spaces. The barge […]
02/04/2014, Google’s Chrome OS has typically arrived in laptops known as Chromebooks, but it looks like ASUS will be going a different route with the announcement of their Chromebox. The device will be powered by Chrome OS, but the main different is that it does not come with a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. In fact one could almost liken the Chromebox to a small form factor PC. Just like Chromebooks, the […]
02/04/2014, The other day it was announced and confirmed that Lenovo would be buying Motorola Mobility from Google for around $3 billion, which is significantly less than what Google paid for the company back in 2011. That being said, it seems that acquiring Motorola Mobility was always part of Lenovo’s plan but due to a blunder, they missed out on the deal which then went to Google. According to Lenovo’s CEO, […]
02/03/2014, Google Play Services 4.2 happens to be the latest version of Google Play services to be introduced, and it has started to make its way to Android-powered devices around the world. The latest rollout would include the full release of the Google Cast SDK, allowing those who are savvy enough to develop and publish Google Cast-ready apps. The moment the rollout is complete, you will be able to download the […]