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Will Nexus 7 beat iPad Mini by out-cooling it?

To coincide with the launch of the new Nexus 7, Google releases one very touching ad. And that seems to be it for now. Is that enough to beat the ad onslaught that will come with a new iPad Mini?<p>I want to take you to a world that some might never be able to imagine.<p>It's a world in which Google is …

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Atheer’s augmented reality platform bring the web’s information to you, not to a screen

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / Thomas Hawk<p>I’m a big believer that the future of the web is taking the information and relationships that we …

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Google Glass apps: everything you can do right now

Google Glass isn’t ready for prime time. Even Google knows this, which is why it hasn't shipped to the masses yet. Instead, Google floated a few units to “Explorers,” glorified guinea pigs who can enjoy the joys and trials of this cuttingest edge of cutting edge technologies. But nascent or not, …

In 2013, the keys to Android are still held by the carriers

This year's flagships, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, are locked down<p>Just under two years ago, HTC's CEO responded to public pressure by making an equally public promise: "We will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices." Today, that promise is only half-kept by HTC, while other …

Google Glass' awkward interactions parodied on 'Saturday Night Live'

Google Glass and its new approach to a constantly-connected lifestyle has already been the butt of a number of jokes, including Tumblr blogs devoted to showing how ridiculous the device can be. On Saturday's new episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, the writers of <i>Weekend Update</i> also got into the fray, …

Using Google Glass: stuck in traffic

"OK Glass, get me to the San Jose Airport"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it</i> …

Using Google Glass: at a Justin Timberlake concert

"OK Glass, bring sexy back"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it or not.</i><p>"Those …

Facebook Home downloads: When 1M is a small number

Having a million of anything seems like a daunting figure, but it's a drop in the bucket for Facebook's billion-people network.<p>Facebook confirmed Thursday that Android users have downloaded its Facebook Home software suite just shy of a million times since the product's launch last month. While …

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What to expect from Android Key Lime Pie

Google should unveil a new version of its mobile OS next week. Here's some of what we may see this time around, and also down the line.<p>With Google's I/O developer conference just a week away, all eyes are on the company's plans for the next version of Android.<p>For much of the last year we expected …

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PayPal exec aims to “obliterate passwords from the face of the planet”

Forget passwords—let your phone scan your fingerprints or eyes.<p>PayPal's top security official is on a quest to kill passwords.<p>"Our intention is to …

How hackers allegedly stole “unlimited” amounts of cash from banks in just hours

Feds accuse eight men of participating in heists that netted $45 million.<p>Federal authorities have accused eight men of participating in 21st-Century …