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Dealing with a problematic Chromebook: Part 2 - Computerworld

May 20, 2016 - 12:22pm

Computerworld

Dealing with a problematic Chromebook: Part 2
Computerworld
Last time, I wrote about a Chromebook used by a single person that was experiencing multiple problems. The problems were specific to the Google user on that Chromebook, when they used a different Chromebook, all was well. And, when the problematic ...
Chromebooks outsell Macs, get big boost with app storeUSA TODAY
​Chromebook + Android apps = Trouble for Windows PCsZDNet
Chromebooks Just Killed the TabletDroid Life (press release) (blog)
CNNMoney -Laptop Mag -PCWorld -Network World
all 131 news articles »

Google built a tiny radar system into a smartwatch for gesture controls - The Verge

May 20, 2016 - 12:21pm

The Verge

Google built a tiny radar system into a smartwatch for gesture controls
The Verge
When you hear a question like that posted in a conference room at a major tech corporation like Google, you expect you're going to be in for an hour or two of technophizing with few tangible results at the end of it. But then somebody sets a smartwatch ...
Google controls a smartwatch with radar-powered finger gesturesEngadget
Google's ATAP is bringing its Project Soli radar sensor to smartwatches and speakersTechCrunch
Google and LG built a gesture-controlled smartwatch using Project SoliDigital Trends
VentureBeat -NEWS.com.au -Android Headlines -Droid Life (press release) (blog)
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Google built a tiny radar system into a smartwatch for gesture controls - The Verge

May 20, 2016 - 12:21pm

The Verge

Google built a tiny radar system into a smartwatch for gesture controls
The Verge
When you hear a question like that posted in a conference room at a major tech corporation like Google, you expect you're going to be in for an hour or two of technophizing with few tangible results at the end of it. But then somebody sets a smartwatch ...
Google's ATAP is bringing its Project Soli radar sensor to smartwatches and speakersTechCrunch
Google controls a smartwatch with radar-powered finger gesturesEngadget
Google's Project Soli Brings a Tiny Radar to your SmartwatchAndroid Headlines
VentureBeat -9 to 5 Google -Android Central -Liliputing
all 10 news articles »

Google's plans for VR are even more ambitious than we thought - Engadget

May 20, 2016 - 10:31am

Engadget

Google's plans for VR are even more ambitious than we thought
Engadget
In 2014, Google introduced Cardboard. It was literally just a cut-out piece of cardboard outfitted with Velcro strips, a pair of lenses and magnets. Insert your smartphone and voila, you got your very own VR View-Master. Though it seemed pretty silly ...
​Google VR: How it should (and could) evolve beyond DaydreamCNET
With Daydream Labs, Google strengthens its mobile VR investmentFierceCIO
Google reports that drums make a great virtual reality keyboardPolygon
Android Headlines -Gamasutra -Road to VR -ChinaTopix
all 21 news articles »

Minecraft to mob China - CNET

May 20, 2016 - 9:31am

CNET

Minecraft to mob China
CNET
Microsoft seeks to expand Minecraft's influence with the new deal. Microsoft. Microsoft and NetEase have signed a deal to bring the hugely popular video game Minecraft to China, the companies said Friday. Microsoft, which owns Minecraft, signed a five ...

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Beck And Erickson Are Wrong On Facebook - The Federalist

May 20, 2016 - 9:21am

The Federalist

Beck And Erickson Are Wrong On Facebook
The Federalist
Beck and Erickson can go to their rooms to play their hit song “Alone in My Principles” and leave the media criticism fray to those of us who believe it is important and valuable, and have the spine to do it. By Ben Domenech. Ben Domenech. By Ben Domenech.

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Minecraft to launch in China - CNET

May 20, 2016 - 9:12am

CNET

Minecraft to launch in China
CNET
Microsoft hopes to keep growing Minecraft's influence with the new deal. Microsoft. Microsoft and NetEase said Friday they've signed a new deal to bring the hugely popular video-game Minecraft to China. Microsoft agreed to a five-year exclusive ...
Minecraft is launching in ChinaThe Verge
Minecraft is headed to ChinaTechCrunch
Minecraft headed to China for the first timePolygon
SlashGear -Gamasutra -PR Newswire (press release) -Windows Central
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Xiaomi now has a drone, and it takes off May 25 - CNET

May 20, 2016 - 8:32am

CNET

Xiaomi now has a drone, and it takes off May 25
CNET
Xiaomi, show us more of your drone. Screenshot by Kent German/CNET. Xiaomi announced Friday that it will land in the quickly growing drone market by releasing its first quadcopter at an event next week. The company spilled the news on its Miui blog ...

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Xiaomi now has a drone, and it takes off May 25 - CNET

May 20, 2016 - 8:32am

CNET

Xiaomi now has a drone, and it takes off May 25
CNET
Xiaomi, show us more of your drone. Screenshot by Kent German/CNET. Xiaomi announced Friday that it will land in the quickly growing drone market by releasing its first quadcopter at an event next week. The company spilled the news on its Miui blog ...
Xiaomi's first drone will be unveiled on May 25thThe Verge
Xiaomi will launch its first drone on May 25thEngadget
Xiaomi Confirms Drone Coming May 25th, Teaser Image SharedAndroid Headlines
9 to 5 Google -Mashable -Hot Hardware -SlashGear
all 22 news articles »

Up close with the Moto G4 Plus, the best from a puzzling new lineup - Engadget

May 20, 2016 - 8:16am

Engadget

Up close with the Moto G4 Plus, the best from a puzzling new lineup
Engadget
I've been spending my time here at Google I/O hoping to catch a Google exec pull a supersecret VR headset out of a coat pocket. Instead I ran into one using Motorola's new Moto G4 Plus -- the highest-end of the three new Moto G models announced earlier ...
Moto G4 vs. Moto G (2015): Is the new Moto G really that much better?Digital Trends
2016 Moto X Release: What We Know So FarGotta Be Mobile
Lenovo video teases return of Motorola's iconic RAZR flip phoneTechCrunch
Mashable -Droid Life (press release) (blog) -The Verge -PhoneDog
all 83 news articles »Google News

Eye On Tech: Apple Grows Its Indian Presence, And Yahoo Bids Come In Light - Seeking Alpha

May 20, 2016 - 6:01am

Seeking Alpha

Eye On Tech: Apple Grows Its Indian Presence, And Yahoo Bids Come In Light
Seeking Alpha
This Eye on Tech newsletter covers Apple's Indian investment plans, Google's plans to support Android apps on Chrome OS, and Microsoft's plans to create a "Bing Concierge Bot." Also covered: Low reported bids for Yahoo's core business, Applied ...

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Chromebooks beat Macintosh -- because you are cheap - Computerworld

May 20, 2016 - 5:09am

Computerworld

Chromebooks beat Macintosh -- because you are cheap
Computerworld
Macintosh got outsold by Chromebooks last quarter, in the USA. And Mac sales grew by a healthy amount, so this is huge news. But it is just a blip, or are we seeing a trend towards cloud-based, inexpensive Linux devices? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't ...

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Destiny's next expansion will be called 'The Rise of Iron' - Engadget

May 20, 2016 - 4:24am

Engadget

Destiny's next expansion will be called 'The Rise of Iron'
Engadget
Ignoring a welcome update last month, things have been pretty quiet on the Destiny front. That's because Bungie has turned its attention to developing a sequel, which is slated to release next year. However, with E3 fast approaching, news of promised ...
'Destiny: Rise Of Iron' Leaked Ahead Of Planned E3 Reveal; Coming Fall 2016 [REPORT]iDigitalTimes.com
New Leak Reveals Destiny's Big Fall Expansion DLC, 'Rise of Iron'Forbes
Destiny expansion Rise Of Iron leakedMetro
Irish Examiner -Game Rant -Gamepur -TrustedReviews
all 37 news articles »

Facebook political bias? Glenn Beck says he's seen no evidence of it - Digital Trends

May 19, 2016 - 9:07pm

Digital Trends

Facebook political bias? Glenn Beck says he's seen no evidence of it
Digital Trends
Prominent conservative pundit Glenn Beck has written about Wednesday's meeting with senior figures at Facebook, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to discuss recent allegations that the social networking giant has been suppressing conservative news ...
Imax to Open VR Locations in Multiplexes, MallsHollywood Reporter
Glenn Beck Lavishes Praise on Mark Zuckerberg, Attacks Fellow ConservativesBreitbart News
Even Glenn Beck Thinks Facebook's “Liberal Bias” Is OverblownSlate Magazine (blog)
Tech Times -Engadget -11alive.com -Western Journalism
all 19 news articles »

YouTube is Google's not-so-secret weapon in the VR wars - Engadget

May 19, 2016 - 4:20pm

Engadget

YouTube is Google's not-so-secret weapon in the VR wars
Engadget
If virtual reality is going to take off the way Google, Facebook, Samsung, Sony and a host of other smaller players think it will, it's going to need great content. Video games, Oculus's first focus, are a logical place to start, but it's clear now ...
Want to watch YouTube with a VR headset? There's an app for thatCNET
This Is What YouTube Could Look Like In DaydreamUbergizmo
Sneak peek: A first look at YouTube's VR interface within DaydreamPhandroid.com
TechCrunch -Droid Life (press release) (blog) -SiliconANGLE (blog) -Tubefilter
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YouTube is Google's not-so-secret weapon in the VR wars - Engadget

May 19, 2016 - 4:20pm

Engadget

YouTube is Google's not-so-secret weapon in the VR wars
Engadget
If virtual reality is going to take off the way Google, Facebook, Samsung, Sony and a host of other smaller players think it will, it's going to need great content. Video games, Oculus's first focus, are a logical place to start, but it's clear now ...
These new Google products work with your iPhone, tooCNET
This Is What YouTube Could Look Like In DaydreamUbergizmo
YouTube shows off dedicated VR app for Daydream platformTechCrunch
Droid Life (press release) (blog) -SiliconANGLE (blog) -Tubefilter -9 to 5 Google
all 104 news articles »

Apple thinks different with new San Francisco store - CNET

May 19, 2016 - 3:25pm

CNET

Apple thinks different with new San Francisco store
CNET
Apple this week took the wraps off its newest Apple store in San Francisco, or, to be more precise, slid open its huge glass doors. Two sides of the building feature massive sliding glass doors, with those in the front reaching 42-feet high and opening ...
Apple just revealed the future of its retail storesThe Verge
Apple unveils Union Square store in San Francisco ahead of Saturday openingAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple previews San Fran Union Square store w/ revamped design & 'Genius Grove' ahead of opening9 to 5 Mac
PC Magazine -Macworld (blog) -SiliconBeat -ABC News
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Google IO: SoftBank, maker of AI Pepper robot, has news for US developers - ZDNet

May 19, 2016 - 1:31pm

ZDNet

Google IO: SoftBank, maker of AI Pepper robot, has news for US developers
ZDNet
When Japanese mobile phone company SoftBank offered 1000 of its emotionally intelligent Pepper robots for the consumer market last summer, the entire run sold out in under a minute. At CES this year, SoftBank announced that IBM would be bringing ...

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The Play Store comes to Chrome OS, but not the way we were expecting - Ars Technica

May 19, 2016 - 1:16pm

Ars Technica

The Play Store comes to Chrome OS, but not the way we were expecting
Ars Technica
Under the hood, Google takes a brand new approach to Android apps on Chrome OS. by Ron Amadeo - May 19, 2016 11:00am PDT. Share · Tweet · Email · Google · Reddit · 97. The Android game Galaxy On Fire running on the Chromebook Pixel. Google.
Holy hell, the Android-Chrome OS merger is actually happening!Computerworld
For the first time, Google beat Apple in PC sales - and that's really bad news for MicrosoftBusiness Insider
Android apps are just what Chromebooks neededThe Verge
TechCrunch -InfoWorld -WIRED -Android Police
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Why Google's Allo messaging app is a big step backwards - The Verge

May 19, 2016 - 12:18pm

The Verge

Why Google's Allo messaging app is a big step backwards
The Verge
A year ago, when Google began to unwind Google+, it felt like a positive sign for the company's underperforming social efforts. After sinking years into building a product overstuffed with photos, communication tools, link-sharing, and discussions ...

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