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WSJ: Google To Push Android Further By Making A Games Console, Smart Watch, Media-Streamer & Low Cost Smartphones Itself

Google is working on building multiple new devices to keep pushing its globally dominant Android OS beyond smartphones and tablets. It’s building its own games console and a smart watch that would connect with a smartphone via Bluetooth, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal which cites …

Google cooking up Android games console, report says

Google could be primed to release a games console powered by its Android operating system, if fresh reports concerning the search giant's plans are …

Gmail app for Android returns quick-access delete button following user feedback

Confused by where that delete button went when you updated to the latest version of Android's Gmail app? You weren't the only one. The delete button has now reappeared alongside the archive option for quick access, while the update also improves settings for showing both buttons, accessed through …

Facebook announces Beta Program for its main Android app, ironically uses Google Groups

In a meeting with journalists today, Facebook announced it's offering a Beta Program for its app on Android, allowing users to test upcoming versions. The first beta will be available today. To join, you need to join a Google Group — which Google's beta program for Android requires — and then …

The hybrid might be Microsoft’s niche, but it’s still not the future

During the Build 2013 conference keynote, Microsoft (s msft) CEO Steve Ballmer didn’t pull any punches on “traditional” tablets:<p>How many of us have …

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 …

Does Instagram Video pave the way for the future of digital advertising?

The new snack-sized video is a logical next step for Instagram, as it provides another channel through which the media-sharing platform can help …

FCC Close to Approving SoftBank Bid for Sprint

Thumbs and Ammo<p>After eight grueling months, SoftBank President Masayoshi Son is about to clear the final hurdle between him and his goal of turning …

First renders of Google's $1.6 billion London HQ emerge

The first images of Google's new London headquarters have emerged. The company recently spent $1 billion on a plot of land for the development, and has enlisted architecture firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) to design its new London home. The proposed headquarters, which are expected to be …

TouchCast Wants You to Watch Web Video With Your Fingers

The problem with most Web video startups is that you’ve seen them before. Another compilation of cheap clips posing as the next big cable channel. …

Recon Jet is Google Glass for athletes and professionals, now available for preorder at $499

Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.<p>The Vancouver, B.C.-based Recon Instruments, which created the first-ever heads-up display for sports in …