Ben Shultz

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My Weekend With Google Glass

Let's get this out the way up front: Google Glass is neither indispensable nor a gigantic hoax. Rather it is primarily a development tool. It's a …

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Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

Just a couple years ago, nobody thought much about wearing computers on their faces. But soon there will be actual differentiation among the …

Google Hangouts Easter eggs include shy dinosaurs and stampeding ponies

Google included some fun user-facing features in its new Hangouts messaging product, such as a massive suite of over 800 emoji characters. While the company advertises the emoji icons as a feature, it has unsurprisingly included some hidden Easter eggs, as well. As detailed by Google employee …

Google Maps-driven Map Dive 3D-tracking hands-on

This week the folks at the development studio known as Instrument have brought a virtual reality demonstration to Google I/O 2013, complete with a …

Google engineers: We're trying to fix Android fragmentation

SAN FRANCISCO -- Engineers on the Google Android team say they are still working hard to ensure that Android updates are rolled out to new devices in a timely fashion.<p>During a fireside chat at the Google I/O developer conference here Thursday, 11 members of the Android development team fielded …

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Google on Glass: You'll Just Know When Someone's Spying on You

Yesterday saw Google face a lot of questions over Google Glass privacy: not only was it grilled by developers at I/O, but Congress also sent it a …

I/O 2013 Glass roundup: new apps, SDK, and more

Google Glass enthusiasts have received their share of important updates at Google I/O 2013, which we’ve covered extensively for you. Here are some of the most important Glass-related news announced at Google I/O 2013 so far.<p>New Google Glass apps<p>First of all, some new apps for Google Glass have been …

Glasses with Google Glass: Prescription versions appear at Google I/O

SAN FRANCISCO--Google Glass currently comes in five colors and has a pop-in sunglass visor, but no version of the Explorer Edition comes with prescription lenses. For glasses-wearers like me, that means getting contacts or jamming them over my frames. Next year, that may change.<p>You had to look …

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Google Play In-App Purchase Revenue Growth Jumps 7X In One Year, Subscription Revenue Growing 2X Each Quarter

Google held a session today at I/O 2013 about how to make money on Android, and in the initial few minutes it shared some updated stats around Google Play revenues and how those are progressing. Not surprisingly, the big growth is coming with in-app purchases, though Google’s recently launched …

Surprise: Yahoo’s mobile push is working better than you think

Don’t look now but it looks like Yahoo’s mobile apps push is bearing fruit, at least according to new data from Onavo.<p>Case in point: Yahoo(s yhoo) …

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [SLIDE DECK]

We at <b>BI Intelligence</b> have put together a comprehensive presentation on Mobile Payments that looks at how mobile payments work, the main players in the ecosystem, the two main approaches to mobile payments, why mobile payments will go mainstream, and the remaining barriers to consumer adoption.<p>We've …

This High-Tech Backpack Is Mapping the Remotest Corners for Google

Most people know about the fleet of Google cars that go around filming streets.<p>But what about the submarines and the tricycles and the backpacks? At …

How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service

Sources say iRadio is still mired in licensing talks and may not be ready for WWDC<p>Google's long-rumored Play Music All Access service is already out the door, while Apple's iRadio is still bogged down in licensing talks. According to music industry sources, all the haggling could prevent Apple from …

Samsung Expects Galaxy S4 To Hit 10m Sales Before End of May

Samsung expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million milestone over the next seven days, making it one of the fastest-selling smartphones the company has ever produced.<p>Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics told a number of journalists at an industry event in Seoul, South Korea, that the …