Google I/O 2014

  • Gillmor Gang: The Other Shoe

    Gillmor Gang: The Other Shoe

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Benedict Evans, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — finally have a full picture of the two major mobile platforms. Google I/O certainly lived up to expectations as a checkoff of the major food groups: wearables, carables, set top boxables, and so on.
    Android L and iOS8 conspire to reflect the convergence around the notification bus… Read More

  • Android TV Demo at Google I/O

    Android TV First Look Video And Hands On Impressions

    Android TV is one of the myriad new things that Google announced this year at I/O, and the platform is very different from Google’s previous effort with Google TV, a project announced in 2010 and updated continually since but that still hasn’t managed to become a significant part of Google’s lineup. Google is looking to change all that with Android TV. It’s a brand… Read More

  • Moto 360 Smartwatch | Hands On

    Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch

    Motorola’s Moto 360 was ironically probably the most-coveted smartwatch at Google I/O this year, because despite high interest it’s also the only one that wasn’t available. It’ll still be shipped out to all conference attendees when it becomes publicly available later this summer, but for now we managed to snag some hands on time and a video walkthrough with… Read More

  • Watch Our Wrap-Up Of The Google I/O Keynote And Day One

    Watch Our Wrap-Up Of The Google I/O Keynote And Day One

    Google’s I/O developer conference kicked off today, and the company held its keynote address to give an overview of all the news it revealed at the event. The changes included a preview of the upcoming version of Android, dubbed “L” for now, which brings a new design paradigm to Google’s OS that helps it work across different types of screens and devices. Read More

  • Google I/O Cardboard Demo

    Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

    Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop. This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard! It’s amazing, and I’ve got an extra one to give away. Read More

  • All The News From Google I/O 2014

    All The News From Google I/O 2014

    Google I/O is in full swing and the company just dropped a cluster bomb of news at its annual keynote. During the two and a half hour event, Google announced major changes to Android, announced Android TV, revealed key Android Wear details and it was even interrupted twice by protesters. All of the action can be found right here. Read More

  • Google Fit Warms Up

    Google Fit Warms Up

    Google Fit has risen as part of an prodigious, two-and-a-half-hour-long I/O keynote that included everything but the kitchen sink (and Google Glass and Google+). Today during its annual developer conference, Google announced a platform preview of Google Fit, a set of APIs that will allow developers to sync data across wearables and devices. Read More

  • The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus

    The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus

    Google’s two-and-a-half-hour keynote address at its I/O conference today was filled with developer news. A new design language for Android, cross-platform concessions, watch apps, a health platform and much more was shown off. But even a stretch of presentations that had one attendee asleep in his chair apparently wasn’t enough runway to allow a mention of two troubled Google… Read More

  • Google I/O Attendees Gifted Brand-New Android Wear Smartwatches

    Google I/O Attendees Gifted Brand-New Android Wear Smartwatches

    Get ready to be jealous, Google fans. Google I/O attendees will walk away from this week’s annual developer conference with some brand-new Android Wear-powered smartwatches. They’ll be able to choose between one of the new Android Wear watches introduced earlier today, including the Samsung Gear Live or LG G3 Android Wear. In addition, they’ll also receive the forthcoming… Read More