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Google's Chrome App Launcher is Now Live For Windows Users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services such as the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Drive and the Chrome store.<p>It’s essentially a shortcut to the landing page on the Chrome browser, which shows a horizontal grid …

What Digg’s Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news

Nothing rocked technology-oriented news junkies this year quite like the announcement that Google Reader will be shuttering its popular but …

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

Most parents will recall the moment when their kids master a ‘first’ with pride: their first steps, their first sentence. And these days, their first website.<p>Confident that toddlers can learn to code, three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website. …

Will Google Glass change the way we think?

<i>(Credit: Google)</i><p><b>A new video from Google shows how people will probably end up using Google Glass in the real world — looking up information.</b><p>You know …

Google Glass

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

India’s smartphone surge: look out for the local brands | Financial Times

India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s third largest market for smartphones, joining China and the US on the podium.<p>In some ways, it’s …

Sorry, that's classified: Army blocks staff access to The Guardian

In an attempt to keep classified information on the NSA’s vast and varied spying programs off of unauthorized computers, the US Army is blocking access to the website of UK newspaper <i>The Guardian</i> on its network<i>.</i> Writing to the <i>Monterey Herald</i><i>,</i> an Army spokesman stated that "some access to press …

With new Android gaming console, Google goes to war on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple

It looks like Google is working on a video game console based on Android, the same operating system that already runs a majority of the world’s smartphones, as well as a zillion other devices.<p>A proof of concept already exists in the Ouya, a $99 Android-powered video game console with a lot of …

Operating Systems

World Press Photo 1st Prize Nature Single, Southern Cassowary, Australia. Photo: Christian Ziegler. The Photos 1440 and World Press Photo exhibitions, State Library of NSW, 29 June - 28 July 2013. Entry is free.