At the recent Google I/O 2014 conference, Google announced several new android and chrome projects and goals, with an emphasis on affordability and wearables. But what stood out was the demo of the first modular phone to come out of Project Ara. Around the beginning of last year, an organization called PhoneBloks started a campaign to develop […]
As Google pushes forward with its plans for gigabit fiber Internet access, I wonder if they are considering the repercussions from competitors. As they offer a free 5MB downstream of the Internet for anyone willing to pay the $300 installation price, this could greatly tear into profits of competing ISPs in those areas. Could Google […]
After months of dormancy, Google Fiber was officially launched today in Kansas City. It boasts blazing fast internet speeds of 1,000 Megabits per second (both upload and download). That’s roughly 100 times as fast as the average U.S. broadband connection! In addition to the Gigabit service, Google plans to offer free 5 Megabit per second internet to […]
YouTube has updated their online video editing software to allow users to automatically blur out the faces of people in their videos. The idea behind this feature is to provide privacy and anonymity to activists, minors, and those not wishing to disclose their identity in publicly available videos. This blurring capability was first announced in […]
Google recently announced in a blog post that they would be doing some “spring cleaning” by shutting down numerous services of waning popularity. Due to the huge number of services that Google creates and operates every year, it is completely understandable that they are forced to shut down services that aren’t showing promise or have […]
The much awaited Google Chrome and Google Drive apps appeared in the app store on Thursday, after they were announced at Google’s I/O developer conference. They provide a new means of browsing the web and transferring files on Apple’s iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices. Almost immediately after its release on the iOS platform, Chrome skyrocketed […]
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