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While Apple Announced the iPhone, Google Bought A Spoon

Last week, amidst Apple’s big news about their new phone and watch, Google quietly, on Google+, announced that the start-up medical device company Lift Labs would be joining the Google X team. Google X is Google’s research department tasked with making major technological advancements, and Lift Labs is the creator of the Liftware system, which [...]

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Students At These 12 Colleges Can Borrow A Chromebook For Free

This fall, Google’s education arm is launching a new program at 12 universities that will let students borrow Chromebook laptops for free. The caveat here is, however, that the loaners will only be available while Google is on the schools’ campuses. The program is called the “Chromebook Lending Library” and will let students check out [...]

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Let Google Now Calculate The Tip and Divide The Bill For You

Raise your hand if you’ve pulled out your phone and used your calculator to figure out the tip at the restaurant. (Remember when our math teachers told us not to rely on calculators because, “you won’t be walking around with a calculator in your pocket!”) Here’s a quick tip. Let Google Now take care of [...]

Google Launches Beta Of 64-Bit Chrome For Mac

Google Launches Beta Of 64-Bit Chrome For Mac

Last week, Google released its first official 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for Windows. Now, the company is releasing a beta version of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, as well. The beta version of the browser can be downloaded from the Chrome Beta Channel. According to Macrumors, if the Chrome for Mac version follows [...]

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How to: Download and Export All Your Google+ Photos From the Cloud

This guide is for those of you with Google+ accounts and auto-backup of your photos enabled on either Android or iPhone smartphones. Background I switch back and forth between iPhone and Android devices often, and the one thing I never want to lose is the photos I’ve taken. As such, one of the first things [...]

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The Latest Stats Show Android 4.4 KitKat Running on 21% of Devices; Jelly Bean Still King

As of earlier this week, the latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, was installed and running on 21% of devices worldwide. KitKat was first released in October of last year, making it 10 months old. By contrast, Android Jelly Bean, version 4.1.x, is still the dominant version most users are running, boasting an installed [...]

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Google Tracks Users Wherever They Go: See Your Own Map

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Google tracks movements of users of its mobile devices or mobile apps. The visualization of that tracking, however, can be pretty startling, and now it is easy to see a history of how Google has tracked where you’ve been. This week, Steven Tweedie at Business Insider published [...]

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This Artful Google Project Will Keep You Entertained for Hours

Have you heard of the Google Cultural Institute? It’s pretty amazing. In true Google fashion, the search giant has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. But they decided, somewhere along the line, that just documenting the artwork in museums wasn’t enough. So they created the [...]

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This Smart Ring is a Nod in an Awesome Direction

We’ve talked about a lot of “smart” rings on this blog, but this one may actually top them all. Nod is an advanced gesture-control ring that allows you to engage objects with your movements, on command. It’s a universal controller, which means you can control phones, tablets, Google Glass, watches, home appliances, TVs, computers, and [...]

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How To Use Google Now To Help You Lose Weight

We all know the hard it is to make healthy food choices, and the added difficulty if you are constantly on the go. There are so many apps available to help you track your calories. Did you know that you can ask Google Now about nutritional information? No need to download a separate app at [...]

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