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Google Explains Why You Can No Longer Swap Out Project Ara’s CPU

05/23/2016, When Project Ara was first announced, it was supposed to be the phone aimed at the enthusiast crowd who might enjoy putting together a phone as they would a PC. The phone was supposed to be completely modular where anything and everything could be swapped...

Snowden Isn’t A Fan Of Google’s New Allo Messaging App

05/22/2016, During its keynote at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference, Google announced a couple of new messaging applications one of which is called Allo. It walked us through most of the app’s features during the keynote and they really are quite...

Project Ara’s Commercial Release Set For 2017

05/20/2016, Back in 2014, Google’s modular smartphone Project Ara entered into beta. This was promising as many were looking forward to actually getting their hands on the commercially available handset, and a beta would mean that things are on their merry way....

Google Discourages In-App Purchases For Daydream VR Apps

05/20/2016, There are a few ways developers can make money from apps. They can sell it as a one-off purchase; they can release it for free and make money from apps, they can give it away for free and rely on in-app purchases; or they can sell it and charge for in-app...

Chrome Will Soon Stop Using Backspace As A Back Button

05/20/2016, When it comes to navigating your browser history, pressing the backspace button on your keyboard can act as a back button for certain browsers, such as Chrome. However it seems that this has not been the greatest idea because a number of users have...

Qualcomm Wants To Help Google Bake Android Into Vehicles

05/20/2016, Want to get Android in your car? Chances are you will need to get a car that comes with Android Auto, get an aftermarket solution, or wait for the update that lets you run Android Auto in its entirety on your phone. Or maybe you could just wait for the...

Android N Seamless Update Not Coming To Existing Devices

05/20/2016, One of the features of Android N that Google shared at Google I/O 2016 is seamless updates. This is a feature borrowed from Chrome OS and if you were excited by this news, you might be in for some disappointment because as it turns out, unless you are...

Urban Cyclists Get Smart Jean Jacket

05/20/2016, Who would have thought that having a smart jacket for cyclists would become something real in this day and age? Well, it looks like that is the case with the all new “Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket”. What resembles a rather...

Fancy Getting Stuck To A Google Car?

05/20/2016, There is nothing nice about being hit by a car, that is for sure, although there has been airbags for pedestrians in cars for quite some time already to minimize such an impact. Google’s autonomous vehicles look like they are going to take a very...

Google Confirms They Will Be Building Their Own VR Headset

05/20/2016, A couple of days ago, Google announced their Daydream virtual reality platform. Along with the announcement, they also announced that they would be releasing a reference design for a virtual reality headset which is basically Google’s take on headsets...

Night Mode Might Not Make The Final Build Of Android N

05/19/2016, Last year with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google introduced a new feature which basically gave Android’s UI a dark look. The idea is that it can be used at night where the darker UI will be easier on the user’s eyes compared to a white UI. Unfortunately...

This Is What YouTube Could Look Like In Daydream

05/19/2016, YouTube and virtual reality working hand in hand isn’t new. In fact YouTube introduced 360-degree videos (and live videos) quite a while ago in which you could watch it using the Google Cardboard or other devices like the Samsung Gear VR. However with...

Google Experiments With New Typing Methods for VR

05/19/2016, During Google I/O 2016, Google really dived into the virtual reality scene. We know that Google was always interested thanks to the launch of Google Cardboard, but by launching Daydream, their VR platform, it looked like Google was getting more serious....

Google Play Will Have An ‘Early Access’ Section For Open Betas

05/19/2016, Do you consider yourself a trendsetter, or maybe an early adopter when it comes to trying out new things? If you are, you might be interested to learn that during I/O 2016, Google announced some changes that they will be making to the Google Play Store,...