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Foursquare to Charge for Access to its Database

In order to make money from its giant database of restaurants and other businesses, Foursquare is in negotiations to begin charging its largest clients for access to the information.<p>According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the check-in giant is looking for additional revenue streams. …

Google Brings the "Epic Shit": 3-D Scanning, Modular Phones and Digital Storytelling

Saving the best for last.<p>Google saved the best for last. Coming soon from the search giant: a 3-D scanning tablet, a modular phone platform, and digitally rendered interactive story created from hand-drawn animations.<p>At least a one audience member snoozed through Google’s I/O keynote this week …

Chicago will begin monitoring cellphone signals to track where people are walking

Chicago already has a wide-reaching video surveillance network, and this summer, it's going to begin keeping track of much more using automated sensors. Through a program called Array of Things, Chicago will begin installing fixtures onto light poles throughout the city that will collect …

Google Play Services 5.0 rolling out, new gaming features and more

The updated to Android L might be several months off, but the good news is that several notable changes our heading our way sooner rather than later, with the arrival of Google Play services 5.0.<p>One of the most crucial changes for Play services 5.0 is the new services for Android wearables, which …

Android L vs iOS 8: the same damn (awesome) thing

In the last month, both Apple and Google have unveiled their upcoming versions of their respective mobile platforms, iOS 8 and Android “L” as it …

Amazon's Fire TV vs. Google's Android TV: The microconsole war no one asked for

Some of the biggest corporations in the world are starting a second video game console war, and it’s one that most people don’t seem to care about.<p>Today, Google introduced its Android TV platform at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. This isn’t one specific device — it is instead …

Google takes aim at Apple with new gadgets launch

Google has set the stage for the biggest battle yet in the technology world, unveiling a series of tools and services designed to allow the search giant to compete directly with Apple for control of the nascent but hugely lucrative connected devices market.<p>Google kicked off its annual developers' …

Google's new Android Autos OS unveiled, will be in cars this year [w/video]

Connected cars are coming en-masse. We know this much. How, though, remains something of an open question, especially as two of the world's largest tech companies are preparing to battle for control of your car's dashboard. On the one hand, we have Apple and its CarPlay system. And now, we know …

Libraries in Chicago and New York will soon let people check out Wi-Fi hotspots

Two libraries in the US plan to offer programs that let patrons check out Wi-Fi hotspots like they would books. The New York Public Library and the Chicago Public Library are both recipients of funding from the Knight Foundation that will help launch separate Wi-Fi hotspot lending programs. Both …

Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1087000/1087961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529340213_252c64b6a2dd38156e1bc63cd3b66179<p><b>Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order.</b><p>The LG G Watch and …

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