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With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

black-white-chromebook During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the education market is a pretty good number. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

July 19th

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Google Now Is The Killer App For Android Wear

IMG_0322 Google’s I/O keynote may have been a bit of a jumble of different product announcements — many of which won’t be available until later this year — but Android Wear was what most people in the audience wanted to hear about. While there is plenty of Android in Google’s smartwatch operating system and while developers will be able to develop apps specifically for… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

July 5th

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The Story Behind Google’s Cardboard Project

Cardboard The surprise hit of Google I/O was without a doubt Cardboard. Google’s paper product — or phone-based VR viewer — made its debut during yesterday’s keynote, and today, David Coz, the project’s founder, revealed its origins. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

June 26th

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Google Launches Full Android Wear SDK, Lets Developers Create Custom UIs And Access Sensors

IMG_0116 At its annual developer conference, Google today announced the launch of a full SDK for Android Wear. After a short preview period that mostly allowed developers to push notifications to Android Wear smartwatches, the full SDK will now allow developers to create their own custom apps. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

June 25th

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Google Makes Phone Logins Easier With Personal Login Feature For Android L

IMG_0020 Google showed off a few new features of the next version of Android. While the company didn’t say all that much about the new features and instead focused on the new design language, Google director of engineering Dave Burke did show off Android’s new personal login feature. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

June 25th

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Here Is The Full Video Of Amazon’s Fire Phone Launch Event

IMG_4658 As you probably know, Amazon launched its Fire Phone today. Sadly, the company didn’t make a live stream available, so you had to make do with our live blog. But it really takes video to get a feel for the phone’s main feature — its dynamic perspective 3D mode — but as promised, Amazon has now posted the full video of the event. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

June 18th

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Mozilla Continues To Bet On Firefox OS Even As Android Encroaches On The Low-End Market

firefox_os_logo_large Firefox OS is a tough project to evaluate. Mozilla’s phone operating system is meant for developing countries and first-time smartphone owners. To keep the price of the phones down, the hardware it comes on doesn’t really compare to today’s flagship phones, either. Instead of native apps, Firefox OS runs web apps written in HTML5 and JavaScript, which naturally incurs a… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

June 7th

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Glass Half Empty

2014-05-18_0906 Last week Google made Glass available for purchase to anybody who wants to pay $1,500 for it. You'd be forgiven if you didn't notice. What started out as one of Google's most hyped products more than two years ago, now finds itself on the brink of failure. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

May 19th

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Google Wallet Is Coming To Glass

google-wallet-card Google Wallet is coming to Glass soon. According to a source close to the company, Google is currently testing a way for Glass users to send money to their friends through Wallet by simply using their voices to ask Glass to "send money." The company is testing this service internally right now, but chances are it will launch to all Glass users in the near future. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

May 5th

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Google Glass Gets KitKat Support And Improved Photo Browsing, Loses Video Calls

Photo Bundles Anybody will be able to buy Google Glass tomorrow, but ahead of this, Google is giving the Glass software an update. There are a couple of new features in this update, including new tools for making working with photos easier, but Google has also decided to remove the option to do video calls from Glass for the time being. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 15th

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