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President Obama is Okay With Encryption, as Long as He Can Get Around It

Well this isn’t good news. Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made waves in the press by saying he believes there should be ways government can get around encryption tactics used for everything from instant messages, to file transfers and messaging apps. It’s allowed to exist, he suggests, as long as the government can [...]

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Google Glass is “Graduating”…But What Does That Mean?

On Friday, January 15, a post appeared on the Google Glass Google+ page that has since led to a lot of speculation and more than a few hurt feelings. The message was this: that Google Glass is graduating from Google[x] labs. Graduating…to what, exactly? Well, first it’s important to remember that while Google Glass has [...]

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Google’s Visual Translation Service Word Lens Is Now Part Of ‘Translate’ App

Last year, Google acquired a company called Quest Visual whose business was using mobile devices to translate text that you’d find in real life — that is, you could use your camera to view a photo of a street sign in a foreign language, and the words would be translated on your device’s screen. Google [...]

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CES 2015: We’re Pretty Excited About These Announcements from CES So Far

It’s that time of year again. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is happening in Las Vegas this week. I’ve put together some of the most exciting announcements that have been made so far — and we know there’s more to come. Have a look at these big ticket items so far and let us know [...]

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This is Google’s Official Driverless Car, Set to Hit Public Roads in 2015

This is what Google’s first actual car looks like. It’s a compact car, something like what you’d end up with if you threw a Volkswagen Beetle, a Fiat 500, and a Smart car in a blender. Google’s ‘Self-Driving Car Project’ team says they expect to have these out on public roads in Northern California in [...]

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Review Your Year On Social Media

We’ve all had the best year, right? Right? Well, if that isn’t the case for all of us, most of our social media posts are more positive than negative. Even if we aren’t consciously doing it, we just post more about the good things in our lives than the bad things. The end of December [...]

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Google+ Debuts New Auto Enhancement Feature For Videos

One of the most delightful things about taking photos on an Android mobile device is the “Auto Awesome” feature that Google+ applies to collections of photos users upload to their Google accounts, so it will likely be very exciting for many that Auto Awesome is now available for video. For some time now, Google’s Auto [...]

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Since 1996, Only Three Different Web Sites Have Ranked No. 1 For Traffic

The World Wide Web as we know it has been increasingly rapidly in popularity since the mid-1990s, but in almost two decades of time, only a handful of different Web sites have held the title of being the “most popular” for a given year, according to the Washington Post. This graphic here details the top [...]

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PSA: Google May Owe You a Refund on In-App Purchase; Here’s How to Claim It

Google recently reached an agreement in a $19 million lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to offer refunds on in-app purchases that were potentially unauthorized purchases made by younger children. It’s common in freemium games for apps to offer added game incentives and ways to level-up faster by paying. What children don’t often understand [...]

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Google, Cardboard, and Virtual Reality. Nope, This Isn’t a Riddle.

We all know Google is a little like your eccentric, rich aunt. Lots of random hobbies and lots of side projects to spend all that money on…some make sense, some are just out there, and some turn out to be super awesome. Google Cardboard is one of the awesome ones. Essentially, Google Cardboard is a [...]

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