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Google Confirms To Developers That Their Lollipop Apps, And Therefore Android 5.0, Will Be All Ready To Go On November 3rd [Updated]

<b>Update:</b> While the message sent out to developers may be new, as it turns out, the information is not. It repeats what Google said back when it …

Apple Watch Will Need Juicing Daily, Says Tim Cook

Apple fans hoping Cupertino’s reality distortion field was going to do magical things to the battery life of its forthcoming Apple Watch had better reset their expectations to something far more average: the wrist computer will likely need charging daily according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. So, in …

Google Play Movies is getting second-screen smarts for Chromecast

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Google’s Play Movies app for Android phones and tablets is getting an update that isn’t …

Watch the first prototype of Google's Ara modular smartphone project in action

Google today posted a video showing off the first prototype from Project Ara, the company’s open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. Developed by NK Labs in Boston, the device so far features five removable components: an LED module, a battery, the application processor, loud …

Google Maps Lets You Sign In on Third-Party Embeds

While Google Maps is a massively useful service in its own right, the fact that Google makes the platform available for third-party developers to integrate in their own applications is what gives it true scale.<p>However, thus far, developers haven’t been able to connect their users into the broader …

Apple SIM Included With iPad for Customer Convenience, but iPhone Not Likely to Join In

Apple had the consumer in mind when it added a multi-carrier SIM card to its new iPads, said Apple vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak in a recent <i>Re/code</i> interview (via <i>Fierce Wireless</i>). But that motivation does not mean the Apple SIM will be making its way to the …

If Da Vinci Had A Desktop, It Would Be HP's $1,899 Sprout

Push aside your keyboard. Get rid of your mouse. Desktop computing’s traditions are being upended by the $1,899 Sprout: a new machine from Hewlett-Packard that owes more of its identity to Leonardo da Vinci than to Bill Gates.<p>Defying the past 35 years of personal-computer design, HP has built a …

Google Is Testing A 'Talk With A Doctor' Feature Within Medical Search Results

Google is working on a feature that benefits people searching for information about medical problems. The feature offers the ability to set up a video chat session with a doctor while searching for specific medical symptoms. Doctors at Scripps Health and One Medical with verified credentials have …

A look at the Apple ‘Skankphone’, built before the original iPhone release

Everyone’s heard about how hard Apple worked to keep the original iPhone a secret. Last year, Fast Co Design wrote a great look into Apple’s paranoia about someone leaking the device before the big unveil:<p>For the majority of people involved in Purple [The iPhone project], including most of Ive’s ID …

How to get the Android L developer preview

Curious and like living dangerously? If so, you might want to load the Android L developer preview on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7.<p>On Wednesday Google unveiled Android L, its next version of the popular mobile operating system. While the OS was only briefly previewed, it was mentioned there would be a …

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Spaceships, Castles and Steve Jobs' Abandoned Mansion: the Houses That Tech Built

The biggest names in the technology world generally had humble beginnings – many were started in garages or basements and gradually grew into the powerhouses we know today.<p>But with technology now one of the largest business sectors, how can the demands of finding or building ‘homes’ for fast-paced …

Malibu beach wars: app revealing public access to beaches infuriates wealthy homeowners

Once called the "most expensive sandbox in the world," the beaches of Malibu are at the centre of a bitter battle between billionaires and sunbathers. Now, an app appears to have helped the masses claim victory<p>The signs next to strips of pristine sand in Malibu seem clear. "Private beach," "No …

Sky Tower In Denmark Might Be The Scariest Theme Park Ride Ever

This just might be the simplest idea for a theme park ride... and also the most frightening.<p>The Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark is a free fall ride with no brakes because there's no vehicle. It's just you, plunging from the top of a 130-foot tower into a net 100 feet below.<p>According to the …

How long can Ultra Power Saving Mode extend battery life?

Samsung’s enthusiasm over their Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving Mode has been apparent since the device’s announcement. This mode is said to do wonders with battery life, often extending it by multiple days, something that is simply unheard of in today’s smartphones. Samsung has decided to offer us …

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Google expands along San Francisco's Embarcadero

Technology giant Google is once again snapping up more real estate for its employees.<p>The company has inked a deal to purchase 188 The Embarcadero, a eight-floor building with views of the San Francisco Bay, and has leased space at the 1 Market St. building two blocks away, according to a report …

With Google’s Help, NYC’s Floating River Pool Will Tell Us How Much Poop Is In The Water

New Yorkers could see a free-floating public pool pilot that filters water from the East River as early as 2016.<p>Of all the things the post-industrial East River has been known for (dead bodies, raw sewage, oil spills), a safe public swimming opportunity was never really one of them. That changed in …

Google Camera lends shutter control to Android Wear smartwatches

If you're the type that fancies snapping selfies or group shots from a distance, a pending update to Google's Camera app should lend a hand. The new version of the software allows Android Wear smartwatches to work as remote shutter controls. What's more, on top of tapping the watch face to snap a …

Google Street View Welcomes Aboard Its First Cruise Ship

Today Google has added the first sea vessel to Street View’s roster of panoramically surveilled and stitched places, with a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship, called <i>Allure of the Seas,</i> getting 20,000 close-ups so that armchair surfers can take a virtual tour of the floating holiday …

New Google screenshots might tease Android 5.0

When it comes to new products and even software releases, Google is known for being a little bit of a troll (to say the least). For example, the Nexus 5 appeared in a video ahead of its actual announcement, and even Android 4.4.3’s redesigned dialer was shown off recently before 4.4.3 was even …

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Apple vs. Google: The race is on for the wrist, TV, car

SAN FRANCISCO — Google and Apple are reaching beyond smartphones, tablets and computers to connect with our living rooms, cars and even our bodies.<p>This month, both tech titans detailed presentations to software developers, outlining their vision. Which one is closer to making it happen?<p>The short …

Nissan builds a real-life version of its stunning 'Gran Turismo' supercar

At the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan today took the wraps off a full-scale model of its new virtual supercar. The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT was created for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>'s "Vision Gran Turismo festival," which invites car makers to present their vision of the near automotive future as …

Hands On With the Moto 360

Moto 360 Hands On<p>The Face of Android Wear<p>Notifications<p>Weather<p>Pedometer<p>Music Playback<p>Actions<p>Vs. Sony Smarwatch 2<p>Button<p>Strap<p>The Moto 360 is what …

What To Expect At Google I/O 2014

Google's annual developers conference always holds a surprise — sometimes even big ones, like when Sergey Brin skydived into the 2012 keynote address (and product demo history) with a livestreaming Google Glass.<p>At this year’s conference, which runs Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco, Forbes …

Kobe Bryant testing Apple's new iWatch?

A rumor suggests that Apple is testing the health and fitness capabilities of its new iWatch with famous athletes.<p>I must have heard more rumors about Apple's purported, supposed, about-to-go-into-production-maybe watch than about JLo's latest (or last) lover.<p>So this one ought to be treated with the …

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Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …

Apple Is Using Professional Athletes Like Kobe Bryant To Test The Fitness Capabilities Of The iWatch

Apple has tapped notable names such as Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers to test the so-called iWatch under a variety of conditions. Bryant was spotted at Apple's headquarters a few weeks ago and was reportedly there to meet with Apple's design boss Jony Ive.<p>The development comes as both The Wall …

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$1.75 million worth of Japanese cars for sale at Pebble Beach

And that's just for three of them.<p>Maybe classic Japanese car values are finally catching up to their rarity and desirability, or maybe the market is just crazy right now. But after years of neglect by ultra-square car collectors, the old J-tin is finally getting recognized. The unfortunate side …

Classic Cars

Let's get ready to ramble: the three types of on-stage speaking

From Johnny Borrell's bus routes, to Bruce Springsteen's sermons, Emily Mackay breaks down the difficult art of the musician's mid-gig monologue<p>“Take it down a minute … I wanna say something.” Words to chill the heart of the doughtiest gig-goer; for the art of the onstage ramble is mastered by few. …