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Little by little, Google is slowly piecing together a more cohesive and complete mobile OS. Having the right hardware to drive Android doesn’t hurt either. While the Nexus 7 isn’t…

Google Nexus 7 Review: When Hardware And Software (Mostly) Become One

YouTube’s comment section isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed of in-depth intellectual conversations. One of the reasons for this, some would argue, is the fact that YouTube still lets…

YouTube And Google+ Grow Closer: All Users Can Now Switch Their Usernames To Their Google+ Profiles

For whatever reason, the Nexus 7 tablet lacks a rear-facing camera. This makes Google’s tablet incompatible with many Android camera apps including Instagram, a fact Asus recently confirmed to The…

Don’t Expect To Use Instagram On The Nexus 7

Despite the fact that Google has been slowly launching more APIs for Google+, don’t expect the company to launch a full read/write API anytime soon. During a Google+ platform fireside…

Don’t Expect A Full Read/Write Google+ API Anytime Soon, Google Doesn’t Want To Disrupt Something “Magical”

Google today launched Chrome for iOS and it’s now available in the App Store. Don’t get too excited, though. While it’s a nice enough browser, it’s hobbled by Apple’s rules…

Hands On With Google’s Chrome For iOS: Just Like Chrome For Android, Only Slower

Google won the Internet by pulling off a truly impressive Google Glass skydiving stunt, twice, during their I/O event. Skydivers in wingsuits 4,000 feet above San Francisco delivered the high…

How Google Pulled Off Their Live Video Skydiving With Glasses Demo

As promised at this morning’s Google I/O conference, Google has launched a version of its Google Drive application on iOS today, which offers native support for the service formerly known…

Hands On With Google Drive On iOS

Google is launching Chrome for iOS today. Many pundits assumed that Google was holding back Chrome from iOS because it couldn’t use its own rendering engine, however, Google just told…

Google Bows To Apple: Chrome On iOS Will Use Apple’s Slow UIWebView To Render Web Pages

Google+ is obviously a major focus for Google these days, but until now, the company hasn’t really focused on extending the Google platform beyond its own services and its +1…

Google Takes Its Google+ Platform Mobile With Android, iOS SDKs & Social Plugins For The Mobile Web

Google just gave away a Chromebox, the desktop version of the company’s Chromebook laptops, to all Google I/O attendees. Besides being a venue for Google’s most spectacular launches (and jumps),…

Chromebox Joins Nexus 7 Tablet, Q And Phone In Google’s I/O Swag Bag

Google just announced that its Chromebooks will hit 100 Best Buy stores across the U.S. at its I/O developer conference today, and that’s just the start. The company also announced…

Google’s Chromebooks Are Coming To 100 Best Buy Stores Across U.S., More Retailers Coming Soon

Google has spent the last decade building a huge amount of infrastructure to support its own services and applications. Now anyone will be able to take advantage of all that…

Google Launches Compute Engine To Take On Amazon Web Services

Google has just announced over 10 million users that have signed into Google Drive, Google’s new cloud-syncing storage platform. The product only launched in April of this year, so this…

Google Drive Now Has 10 Million Users: Available On iOS and Chrome OS

Google announced that Gmail now has 425 Million users at its annual Google I/O developer conference today. It’s being used by government agencies in 45 states and 66 of the…

Gmail Now Has 425 Million Users, Google Apps Used By 5 Million Businesses And 66 Of The Top 100 Universities

Today at Google I/O, the company announced that it is launching a new version of its Chrome browser, which will be available for iPhone and iPad users. The new app…

Google’s Chrome Browser Now Works On The iPhone And iPad

At its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that Chrome now has 310 million active users. Google’s Sundar Pichai also noted that globally, Chrome is…

Google: Chrome Now Has 310 Million Active Users, Most Popular Browser In The World

Live Blog: Google I/O Keynote Day Two

9:55 am PDT • June 28, 2012

We’re in the second day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, and I’ll be liveblogging today’s keynote. Yesterday we saw an amazing (if mostly for non-technical reasons)…

Live Blog: Google I/O Keynote Day Two

Take that, conventional wisdom! The oddball Google Nexus Q is made in the good ol’ US of A, proving that electronics can be assembled outside of China. This fun little…

The Google Nexus Q, Made In The U.S.A.

Google Now, the smart personal search assistant announced yesterday at Google I/O, has now come online. Well, the landing page for the service has come online, that is. The new…

Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)

Strange Days, Indeed

11:03 pm PDT • June 27, 2012

In 1995, long before Tom Cruise was waving his hands around in now eerily true-to-life vision of the future that was “Minority Report,” another science fiction drama was also painting…

Project Glass Is The Future Of Google

8:09 pm PDT • June 27, 2012

Over the last few years one could easily say that Google had lost their way. They were no longer known for search. Somehow they’d turned into a company that acquired…

Project Glass Is The Future Of Google

It’s Day One of Google I/O, and the company set out to prove that it’s not just about software and algorithms and whatnot, introducing a neat set of hardware devices…

Google’s First Foray Into Hardware Is All About The Ecosystem

In the land of tech, we bloggers rarely if ever have to step in front of the camera. But now that Google has launched Google Glass into the world, the…

Welcome To The Google Glass Freak Show

A few weeks ago, Google hosted a last-minute press conference in San Francisco to announce its new, highly detailed 3D maps. While many of us expected the company to actually…

Google’s New 3D Imagery Comes to Google Earth For Android, iOS Coming Soon

All Googled out yet? I can’t blame you if you are, but it seems that the company has been even busier than their two hour press conference let on. In…

Google’s Play Store Now Lets Users Remotely Update And Uninstall Android Apps

Businesses using Google Apps should have an easier time managing complex tasks starting today with the launch of Kissflow from startup OrangeScape — it’s supposedly the first workflow-creator that’s “deeply…

OrangeScape Launches Kissflow, A Workflow-Builder For Google Apps
Hardware

Hands-On With The Google Nexus 7

1:04 pm PDT • June 27, 2012

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Built specifically for Google Play consumption, the Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus seems to be Google’s answer to both the…

Hands-On With The Google Nexus 7

Google just announced that its Chrome for Android browser is now out of beta and available for download on Google Play. This new version, with the memorable version number of…

Google’s Chrome For Android Comes Out Of Beta

Today Google announced the latest version of its mobile operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’s an incremental upgrade — a number of valuable features have been added, but there’s…

These Are The Top Five Features Of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google Glass is real and will soon be shipping. Sergey Brin just took the stage at Google I/O, won the Internet with an amazing skydiving demo of the device and…

Google Glass Explorer Edition Available For Pre-Order At Google I/O, $1,500 And Shipping Next Year