Although leaks have been surfacing for some time now of Google’s upcoming Nexus 5, last night’s leak on the Google Play Store provides the best image yet of what consumers can expect. Accompanying the 16GB smartphone was the text “Starting at $349.” The Nexus 5 is expected to have a vastly improved camera, in addition to a 1080p 4.95-inch display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, LTE, and storage capacity that tops out at 32GB. No word yet on any official release date but early reports suggest it will ship around the 28th with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Meet the new HP Chromebook 11, an ultra-portable Chromebook made in close collaboration with Google. Inspired by the Pixel’s iconic design and available at an affordable $279.99 USD, the HP Chromebook 11 is made for everyone. The HP Chromebook 11 is the first affordable Chromebook with a brilliant IPS display and first ever to use USB charging. The 11.6-inch diagonal screen provides clear images and a wide 176-degree viewing angle, making it easy to share your screen. With USB charging, you can use the same charger to charge your Android phone or tablet. The sleek and lightweight design comes in either a white modern design with blue, red, yellow or green color accents or a more traditional black design, and all come with a light bar on the lid. The HP Chromebook 11 in the white with blue color accents is available in the U.S. at select retailers starting today and is expected to be available on October 16th from HP’s website. The LTE version of the HP Chromebook 11 is expected to be available later this year.
If it wasn’t already so, Google Chrome is now officially the best browser. This is the Chromecast, which allows you to stream video/audio from any Chrome browser. It’s also capable to use on both Android and iOS. The best part of it all, it’s only $35. Buy it here, enjoy.
Google and adidas have joined forces on a new sneaker that, thanks to some super slick features, is capable of turning into a smart-talking shoe with a major personality. At the moment, I don’t see a need for something like this. It’s still pretty cool though. Over time, the shoe develops it’s own personality that will respond to your activity. The Talking Shoe can be snarky, motivational and excited depending on your movement that day. Oh, and if you feel like sharing your status with your entire Facebook or Google+ feed, the Bluetooth connection makes it totally possible through your phone— although we're not sure if all of our friends would need to know when our shoe is getting mad at us for skipping a run in favor of laying on the couch. Enjoy.
Having already staked its claim on part of the smartphone market with the Nexus, Google sets its sights on mobile computing with the introduction of the Chromebook Pixel. The name is derived from the 239 pixels/inch density the laptop boasts on its 12.85-inch touch screen. Essentially a next-gen tablet PC, its Gorilla Glass infused screen is combined with a backlit keyboard that responds to a room’s ambient light and how the laptop is being used. [See More]
You know how in futuristic movies, the futurelings have badass glasses that can answer questions, record videos/pictures, send files to the mothership, etc.? Yeah, well Google is making that happen – for real. Google’s new technology — called Glass — aims to revolutionize the way we interact with our surroundings — giving instant access to information and media. Though not much has been revealed, this video gives us a look through Google Glass to showcase some of its alleged capabilities and user interface.
It looks like Google is getting two new interns. It’s no secret that Google is widely considered to be one of the best companies to work for. Having diversified so greatly over the years since its birth, they now command influence in virtually every sector of the workforce. Fox today has released the official trailer for its latest Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedy, The Internship that touches down right in the heart of the tech giant’s campus. The film follows two middle-aged salesmen who score an internship at Google, only to find themselves amidst a sea of younger, more qualified tech peers who have the edge on them in the new digital revolution. Catch the official trailer and stay tuned for the film’s official release date on June 7th. Enjoy.
Google’s smartphone app team Niantic Labs has released a new multi-player gaming platform for mobile users that turns your real-world location into a virtual world. For example, if you are in Times Square in New York, the app’s built-in scatter map technology knows where you are and adds a virtual layer to it. It leads you to real statues and landmarks to continue the game. Calling the game Ingress, players operate under the premise that a strange energy has been discovered by European scientists, and it must be controlled before it controls you. To request an invite for the trial stages of the game for Android via Google Play, head here. Enjoy.
Designed collaboratively by LG and Google, Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google, was announced today for availability starting next month in select markets. With a sophisticated hardware design from LG, your favorite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android, Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand. Nexus 4 is sold unlocked and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide. Just pop in a supported SIM card and be up and running in no time. [Read More]
As expected, Google used its I/O conference to shed some more light on its Project Glass prototypes. And in doing so, it pulled out all the stops, equipping skydivers with the glasses and streaming their perspectives as they swooped down at 135 mph, eventually onto the roof of the Moscone Center, where the conference was ongoing. After the divers arrived, Google co-founder Sergey Brin announced the device’s price tag: $1,500 a pair, available beginning next year to developers only—presumably to afford them the opportunity to create consumer apps before the devices have a full, commercial release.
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You’ve got to be pretty damn sexy to appear next to Kate Upton and still get anyone to look at you, but that’s exactly what the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 pulled off in one of the best spots of this year’s Super Bowl. CarsRidesRead More