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Google, Like Apple, Seeks to Unify the Large and Small Screens

The latest announcements from Apple and Google may have appeared very different at first glance, but beyond the flashy animations and endless technical specs, the two tech titans share a common goal: to eliminate all barriers between the phone, the PC and the TV — and anything else that comes along.<p>…

Apps

Google’s latest empire-building tactic: cheap phones

Here’s the thing about those cheap sub-$100 smartphones that nobody tells you: They’re awful. Many of them use ageing hardware to run old versions of Android. People tend to use them like regular phones—except to surf Facebook when they’ve got a Wi-Fi connection.<p>Google knows this. That’s why the …

Windows Phone

We Tried The Mind-Blowing Tech Google Will Use To Power Its 3-D Smartphones And Tablets

In the near future, the cameras and software embedded in your smartphone could allow you to not only capture photos, but create, manipulate, and edit 3-D effects in real-time.<p>For instance, let's say it's Halloween and you're taking a photo of your friend.<p>Since she's sitting down in the picture, …

Augmented Reality

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

NASA physicist Harold White and artist Mark Rademaker recently released spectacular images of the “IXS Enterprise,” a design for a hypothetical faster-than-light starship based on work being done in Dr. White’s lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.<p>Dr. White is Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the …

Artists Interpret Beauty Ideals Around the Globe

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, Esther Honig had people from 27 countries Photoshop her face according to their beauty standards.<p>Esther Honig is a 24-year-old radio journalist in Kansas City, Missouri. But a few months ago, while working with internationally based graphic designers for her …

Google's 'pirates' tell Pixar-inspired stories to showcase tech

Regina Dugan of Google's skunkworks division gave an update on projects Ara and Tango, but it was a Disney-styled animation that stole the show at Google I/O.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- When Regina Dugan of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects division took the stage to kick off the second day of Google …

Animation

Using Android L: a first look at Google's future

Google is making some big changes to Android for its so-called “L release” this fall, and starting today, it’s giving interested developers the chance to take an early look at it. Naturally, we wanted to try it out too, so we got the preview running on a Nexus 5 to see what it’s like.<p>There are …