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Google may be planning Google Fit APIs for connected wearables

Rumored Google Fit to allow wearables to phone home

Google is rumored to be working on a Google Fit project that could become the hub for collecting data tracked through health and fitness wearable technologies. Google Fit could debut as early as by the end of the month at the Google I/O conference. Though details aren't clear, at its core...
Google Now can pencil in appointments automatically

Google Now can pencil in appointments automatically

Google Now can now infer events that are not yet in your calendar but that you may have been talking about in your Gmail conversation. By scanning your email, Google can now suggest a calendar card in Google Now and ask if you want to add events that it has inferred into your books. This would...
Google Voice update now announces when international calls are made through the Google service.

Google Voice adds transparency to international calls

Google has just pushed out an update to Google Voice on the Play store. At the moment, it appears that the change log for the app hasn't been updated but a quick glance reveals that Google is making international calling a little more transparent. With the update, if you call an international...
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Google buying satellite firm Skybox Imagery for $500 million

Google is buying the satellite imagery company Skybox Imagery for half a billion dollars. Google has used imagery from Landsat satellites for much of their mapping images, though in recent years they've been replacing that with detailed orbital shots from a variety of sources. Adding a satellite...
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Nexus 5 down to £250 in the UK

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is once again selling the Nexus 5 SIM-free, and this time with a substantial discount. The 16GB Nexus 5 is now on sale for £249.95, around £50 off the Google Play Store price, in black, white and eye-melting 'bright red' color options. It's not the first time...
Jamie Oliver cooks with Google Glass

Jamie Oliver adds Google Glass as an ingredient to food recipes

Chef Jamie Oliver is now cooking up some summer treats and one of the ingredients to his summer recipe is Google Glass. Oliver is wearing Google Glass in a promotion to give users his first-person perspective on how he prepares and cooks up his creation. Wearing Google Glass, Oliver's audience...
Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Hold onto your headphones. Google is apparently in talks to buy the popular free music streaming and recommendation service Songza. Founded in late 2007, Songza has built up over 5.5 million active users. Google's own Larry Page is allegedly leading the charge to acquire Songza for $15 million...
Google and other tech leaders want the government to restrict data collection on the Internet

Tech leaders unite on government data collection reform

After uniting over issues with net neutrality, tech leaders are once again coming together to protect the consumers. In an open letter penned to the United States government, AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo are pleading with elected officials to put...
YouTube update allows you to select your video streaming quality

YouTube update allows users to select streaming quality

Google has just pushed out an update to the YouTube app to allow you to choose your video streaming quality on the fly. Now, with the update, you can choose if you want your videos to stream at 144p, 240p, 360p, 720p, or an auto mode that detects your connection. It seems that an option for full...
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Google Glass update lets you view notifications with a simple glance up

Google is now experimenting with a feature for Google Glass where users can open and view the full notifications by simply glancing at the screen. Prior to this update, whenever a notification chime was heard, users either had to nod their head or touch on the touchpad to open up the notification...
Android 4.4.3 on Nexus 7

Android 4.4.3 OTA updates hitting Nexus and GPe devices [Updated]

Over-the-air update files now available for multiple devices Following the recent release of Android 4.4.3 for Nexus devices in factory image form, the first over-the-air updates have started rolling out this morning. So far we've confirmed it's rolling out for the Nexus 7 2013 (Wifi), Nexus 5...
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How to not look like a geek when wearing Google Glass

Google Glass is one of the first devices to come to the wearables market that is truly next-gen. While Glass is available to the public in a beta form called the "Explorer Program," it is not ready for the consumer market right now. Setting aside all of the criticism about it invading people's...
Google demoes Android Wear notifications

Google demoes Android Wear notifications

In a Google+ post, Senior Developer Advocate at Google Timothy Jordan highlighted how notifications will be handled on Google's upcoming Android Wear platform. Basically, any app that serves notifications on your Android smartphone or tablet can be extended to show notifications on a wearable...
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Google admits it still has work to do on workforce diversity

Google has just published a blog post that gives insight into the diversity at the company. The numbers published detail the gender and ethnic diversity within the workforce. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, admits that Google is not where they want to be when it...
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Google is building its own self-driving car with electric powertrain, no steering wheel

Google is working to build its own self-driving cars, and today it is showing off prototype vehicles with no steering wheel or traditional user controls that are in the works. Announced today alongside an appearance from Sergey Brin at the Recode Conference, the official Google Blog and a new...
Chrome extensions can now only be installed if they're from the Chrome Web Store in a move by Google to keep users safe.

Google blocks sideloading of Chrome extensions

To protect users from malicious attacks, Google has implemented a change to the Chrome browser so that extensions can now only be installed if they are downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. For end users, this means that you cannot download an extension from another source and try to install or...
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Regional weather forecast lands on Google Now cards

Google has made a back-end change to the way it is delivering weather cards. Rather than displaying stacked cards for nearby cities, a single cards with multiple lines will now display the weather information of nearby cities in a region. The update, which is handled on the server side, doesn't...
Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam acquisition

Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam acquisition

Google has already kicked off its home automation plans with the purchase of Nest, the makers of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, but the company is rumored to be looking into purchasing Dropcam. This next potential acquisition is the brand behind security cameras that stream directly to a...
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Google reportedly manufacturing tablets that can map your surroundings in 3D

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is building 4,000 prototype tablets equipped with cameras and sensors that can map the world around them. The prototype is said to be a part of Google's Project Tango efforts. Details of Project Tango were first unveiled in February when Google...
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Google's distributed Wifi network plans get clearer with help from Ruckus, local businesses

A single network could span across cities, states and even countries A rumored Google initiative to provide local businesses with inexpensive Wifi access points now makes a little more sense, as new details show that Google plans to create a large cloud-connected single Wifi network. Jumping off...

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