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No WiFi Needed: Chromecast Will Soon Use Ultrasonic Sound To Pair With Mobile Devices

Chromecast is a great device that can change the way people consume video and its feature for allowing friends to gather and queue a playlist of YouTube videos to play on the big screen can be a lot of fun. The process of connecting mobile devices like phones and tablets to the the same wireless [...]

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Google Announces Unlimited Storage For $10/month

Google Drive for Work was announced at Google’s I/O Conference this week. Unlimited storage for just $10 per user/month. Companies that “go Google” will be able to work more productively and efficiently. “For companies thinking about moving away from traditional Windows architecture.” New features added to this program include “suggested edits”, and the ability to [...]

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Curious About the Moto 360 Smartwatch? Watch This Official 2 Minute Sneak Peek Video

Motorola’s done quite the job of revving up the marketing and hype machine for the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, set to debut “later this Summer” and members of the press got their first hands-on look earlier this week at Google I/O. For the rest of us at home, Motorola put together this quick two minute [...]

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Google Gives Us a Preview of ‘Android L’ – the Next Major Version of Android

At Google I/O earlier this week, we got a glimpse of the next major update to Android, which Google has dubbed ‘Android L’ for the time being. When it releases this Fall, it’s expected to be Android 5.0. Unlike previous years’ updates, Google is actually making the developer preview available to all Nexus 5 and [...]

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The ‘Gear Live’ is Samsung’s first Smartwatch Based on ‘Android Wear’ and is Available Now

Another big announcement out of Google I/O in San Francisco yesterday: Samsung’s first smartwatch built on Android Wear. It’s called the ‘Gear Live’ and it goes on sale later today on the Google Play Store. At the time of the announcement, no price or exact availability was provided. [Update: It's priced at $199 and available [...]

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AndroidTV Announced, Set to Take on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV Later this Fall

Google TV is dead. Fear not – it’s being replaced by AndroidTV, coming to living rooms later this Fall. Shown off at Google I/O yesterday, AndroidTV is gearing up to take on Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and other set-top streaming boxes like Roku. Since the biggest part of the battle for smartphone marketshare has [...]

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Google Partners with the Same Major Automakers as Apple to Bring Android to Your Next New Car

Yesterday at Google I/O in San Francisco, Google announced a new partnership with major automakers Audi, Honda, Hyundai, and GM to bring a vehicle-friendly version of Android to your dashboard. Hardware maker Nvidia is also part of the partnership, presumably to manufacture some of the processing components for future infotainment systems. You may recall earlier [...]

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Is the Moto 360 Smartwatch as Beautifully Designed as Promised? Yep.

At Google I/O yesterday, developers (and the press) got their first look at the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, the first round-faced smartwatch powered by Android Wear, and the one tech enthusiasts seem the most excited about. There’s still no official word on pricing or a release date for the Moto 360, but since every Google [...]

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LG’s Android Wear Powered G Watch Made Official

Priced at a modest $229, the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear, went on sale last night on the Google Play Store. It’s available in ‘Black Titan’ and ‘White Gold’ color options. It has a 1.65-inch 280 x 280 pixel display, slightly less than the Samsung Gear Live’s 320 x 320 display. It weighs [...]

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The Achilles’ Heel of Amazon Fire Phone: No Google Apps and No Google Play Store

Last week, Amazon announced its first foray into the cutthroat world of smartphones: the Fire Phone (check out James’ article for the details). It runs exclusively on AT&T’s network here in the States, it packs a 13 MP camera, a quad-core processor, and high-def display. On the hardware specs side of things, it’s a solid [...]