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Owner gives Palm Pre 2 a steampunk makeover

Most people would buy a Bluetooth controller if they decide to keep an old phone for gaming, but one particular user from Chinese site <i>Zoopda</i> was struck with a better idea. Kissing his plan to buy a Bluetooth add-on goodbye, he instead spent a weekend adding steampunk-inspired accoutrements to his …

Google exec sees Google Fiber as a 'moneymaker'

KANSAS CITY -- Google is in it to win it when it comes to building fiber broadband networks. Despite speculation to the contrary, Google sees its Google Fiber broadband business as a moneymaker, and not just an overpriced test network.<p>And it's very likely that the company will continue expanding …

Telecoms

Google Music All Access coming 'soon' to iOS

Google Music All Access, the company's streaming music service, will come to Apple iOS sometime this summer, according to a Google executive.<p>Speaking at the D11 conference, Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai said All Access is due for iOS in "a couple weeks."<p>A Google representative confirmed …

Sundar Pichai

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Xbox One Is The First Games Console For People Who Don't Like Games

At last: a game console that doesn't require gaming.<p>"PlayStation" is a literal description of what you do with it: it's a station at which you play. Nintendo has released systems with "game" in the name--Game Boy, GameCube. But Xbox doesn't mean much of anything. Originally it stood for, in …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

NASA And Google Partner To Work With A D-Wave Quantum Computer

D-Wave, the Canadian-based company that is the first to offer a commercial quantum computer, announced today that it’s sold its second $10 million D-Wave Two system. The contract is between the Universities Space Research Association and D-Wave. Google, USRA, and NASA will be collaborating on the …

Android has become a hedge against Microsoft and Windows

Hewlett-Packard rolled out another Android device this week. This could become a pattern as PC makers hedge against a world that's less about Microsoft and more about Google.<p>On Tuesday, the largest PC maker in the world -- a dubious distinction these days -- added a laptop-tablet hybrid to its …

Android News

Python S3 is a new tablet that can't decide: boots Ubuntu, Android and Windows 8

Ubuntu tablets may not be particularly new, but thanks to its liberal build, things can get a bit more interesting when another OS is added to the mix. Ekoore's Python S3 tablet goes a little further, nestling Ubuntu, Android <i>and</i> Windows 8 behind its 11.6-inch screen. Specifications can be …

Flabby Info Habits? Get On the Google Now Diet!

I’ve decided to use Google Now exclusively for a long list of tasks. I’m calling it the Google Now Diet.<p>Here’s why I’m doing it. New technology is …

Mind the Gap – How 3D Printers Will Make the Jump to Consumer Products

<i>3D Systems’ Cube Printer.</i><p>It is often said that the consumer 3D Printer industry is at the same place now as the PC industry was in the late ’70s, with every other company proclaiming their latest machine “the Apple II of 3D Printers.” Unfortunately for everyone, consumers and manufacturers …

Prius of the Sea: Danish Firm Preps Launch of World's Biggest Hybrid Ferry

A Danish ferry operator has begun converting a diesel-electric ship into a diesel-electric hybrid. When it's done, it will be the world's largest …

Congress asks Google CEO if Glass infringes 'on the privacy of the average American'

For all that's been said about the tremendous innovations of Google Glass, privacy concerns have only grown louder since the project's introduction last year. As Google's Explorer Edition continues its staggered rollout, Congress is finally seeking answers. The Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy …

Nexus 7 refresh gets teased in Google+ Hangouts video

We saw a lot of cool things during the Google I/O keynote yesterday, including new Google Maps, updated Google Search, and a unified Google+ Hangouts …

Google says SMS integration and outgoing calls 'coming soon' to Hangouts

Google's new Hangouts messaging platform will feature SMS integration and outgoing calls in the future, a Google employee has confirmed. Dori Storbeck, Community Manager for Hangouts and Chat clarified that SMS features are "coming soon" in a Google+ post, adding that an SMS tie-in is already one …

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With I/O Speech, Larry Page Reminds Us Why Google Rules Tech

Not even Googlers were certain that Larry Page would make an appearance at the kickoff to the tech giant’s annual developer conference in San …

Google Should Include A Self-Destruct Button On Every Android Phone

Today at Google's I/O conference, stock Android seemed like a pricey luxury. Why?<p>Today at the 2013 Google I/O conference in California, Google announced that the company would begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S4, the newest in the most successful Android phone line on the planet, themselves. When …

Visualized: Google I/O's colorful circle of ChromeBook Pixels

Google loves to use I/O as a platform for sharing its creativity with the world. This year, one of the masterpieces is a circular edifice consisting of two lines of Chromebook Pixels, with each keyboard on the outside. Ultimately, the artistic monument appears to highlight the Pixel's touchscreen …

Google reveals unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android, coming to Google Play for $649 on June 26

Google likes the Samsung Galaxy S4 so much, it wants to spin its own “Nexus version” of it. Today at I/O 2013, Google demoed an S4 device, but with a stock version of the most recent build of the Android operating system. In short, everything Samsung did in terms of software has been scraped …

2013 Invention Awards: Hot Savings

An HVAC system powered by an 18-wheeler’s exhaust.<p>Semitruck drivers idle their engines to heat or cool their vehicles' cabs—a practice that burns a billion gallons of fuel each year. Small engines on the back of a cab, called auxiliary power units (APUs), get the job done with less fuel, but …

EA working on 'Frostbite Go' game engine for Android and iOS

EA has long been said to be working on a mobile version for its Frostbite engine, and now the company has posted information about the effort online. The Frostbite page officially reveals the existence of Frostbite Go, a "mobile division" meant to allow Frostbite-based games. While it says the …

Meet Buck: Facebook's Android Build System Tool

Facebook is becoming a mobile company — or rather a “mobile best” one if you believe founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no secret that the company has had its hiccups when it comes to mobile applications, but in a new post on its engineering blog, Facebook reveals a build system that it uses to …

Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

In yet another groundbreaking online education deal (between Udacity and Coursera, there are at least two per week!), Udacity will now offer masters …

Watch Out, Spotify: Google Might Want In on Streaming Music

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google, possibly eying subscription music streamer Spotify's 6 million paying users, may be …

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans for World's Most Popular Mobile OS

For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google’s annual I/O developer conference. Pichai, a Googler since …