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April 17, 2014

A working Project Ara phone only costs under Php4,400

Google shows off a prototype version of the module-based Project Ara along with a list of updates that you need to know if you’re interested about the upcoming build-it-yourself smartphone. The company is confident that building a working Project Ara would only cost under $100 or around Php4,400. Continue Reading

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April 09, 2014

Google’s Project Ara prototype to finish “within weeks”

Phonebloks has released a video showing the updates on the build-it-yourself smartphone. One of the main highlights of the video is how the Project Ara‘s modules attach and dettach from its endoskeleton using electro-permanent magnets. We also might see a prototype version coming very soon. Continue Reading

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April 06, 2014

After phones, tablets, watches & cars, Android goes TV?

We already have Android phones and tablets, and recently, Google went into watches with Android Wear and has also announced an Open Automobile Alliance for Android cars. What’s next? It’s probably Android TV.

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March 29, 2014

Android 4.4.3’s alleged list of bug fixes enumerated

While people are looking forward to the next major Android update from Google (Lollipop?), sources suggest that KitKat might have one last hurrah to address the current bugs plaguing 4.4.2’s users. Read the full list of bug fixes after the break. Continue Reading

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March 27, 2014

DIY smartphone Project Ara: What are your specs?

So we’ve seen Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship phone. There’s also Sony’s Xperia Z2 and even the All-new HTC One. With these companies giving us a set of fixed specs, I say forget about all the hoopla for a second and instead, you tell us what you want to see in your smartphone when Google’s DIY Project Ara comes to fruition. Continue Reading

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March 22, 2014

Google Nexus 8.9 releases June, features 2K+ display?

Google is said to be in the process of releasing an 8.9-inch variant to add to its well-received Nexus lineup. The Nexus 8.9 could feature a display with more than 2K resolution and will hit store shelves some time in June if alleged reports prove true. Continue Reading

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March 19, 2014

Moto 360, by far the most visually-appealing smartwatch

Motorola has officially introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch that has a design that ‘begs to be worn’. Continue Reading

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March 19, 2014

This is officially how Android smartwatches will be like

Google has just released a video on how Android wearables would work, specifically smartwatches. They also released the details in their blog and included a developer preview, giving us a glimpse into Android’s near future. Continue Reading

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March 10, 2014

Google Nexus 6 concept image – how thin is enough?

While surfing the Internet, I came across this concept photo of the upcoming Google Nexus 6. I’m sure you’ve scrolled past everything by now and initially checked the photo before reading anything else. As you can see, it is mighty thin. Continue Reading

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March 02, 2014

Google’s Project Ara, DIY smartphone starting $50

The build-yourself smartphone that’s being groomed by Google, Project Ara, is about to have its first developer conference in a few months. It was also reported that the basic device may be available next year with a $50 starting price. Continue Reading

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February 27, 2014

Google Now Launcher now on Play Store

Since Nexus 5 was launched last November 2013, it had an exclusive launcher that no other Google devices officially have. Three months after that, all Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones can now have the same experience!
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February 17, 2014

Google buys SlickLogin – uses sound waves, not passwords

There have been many cases of hacking Internet sites due to stolen passwords. What if your way of securely getting inside is by using unique sound waves? This is what SlickLogin is about, and they have just been bought by Google.

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February 15, 2014

Google intros ‘relationships’ option in Voice Search

With Google‘s update for Android smartphones, the company has announced that it will be introducing a new feature that lets users voice search a contact by simply saying their relationship to him/her.

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February 05, 2014

Nexus 5 in Bright Red is now official

It turns out that all the leaks are true. Google has finally released a bright red Nexus 5, the first Nexus device to have such color.
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February 01, 2014

A Tour of Intramuros Without Leaving Your Couch

During the local debut of Street View, Google Philippines and the Department of Tourism showcased one of their first project; a Virtual Tour of Intramuros.

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January 27, 2014

Google’s new acquisition DeepMind costs $400M

Google has been purchasing a lot of companies recently and the newest one is DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company.

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January 23, 2014

Search ‘Doge Meme’ in YouTube to go Comic Sans mode

Google enjoys planting Easter Eggs into their products, and if you’re really good at finding them, they might amuse you even by a little bit. There’s Google Now’s Barrel Roll, YouTube’s Harlem Shake and now, the much very wow internet sensation doge is hiding in YouTube coding and design.

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January 17, 2014

Google Now for desktop Chrome in beta

Google Now, Google’s personal card-style assistant, is pushing its way into your desktops.

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January 17, 2014

A smart contact lens for diabetes by Google X

Google X, the secret facility division of Google that is behind the Google Loon, the self-driving car and the now-released Google Glass, is now working on a new announced project.
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January 16, 2014

Gmail now allows starred contacts

Knowing your important emails and conversation on Gmail was practically done by starring it, a feature Gmail has for years. Now, Google’s mail client will bring you starred Google Contacts.
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January 11, 2014

Google+ connections now connected by default with Gmail

Google is expanding their social networking site Google+ so that more users will be in it but the new update will mostly benefit Gmail users.

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January 06, 2014

Audi, Honda, Hyundai & GM Android cars coming soon

Years after Google’s Open Handset Alliance brought Android into cellphones, the company forms the Open Automotive Alliance – and that as you might guess is aimed at bringing Google’s operating system to automobiles. The alliance consists of Google & NVidia together with Audi, Honda, Hyundai & GM.

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January 02, 2014

Google Nexus 5 Review

I’m not going to lie; I’m a huge fan of Google’s products – and that includes the Nexus, which is probably why I dropped my Nexus 4 for the Nexus 5 in just 9 months. Of course though, that is not without rational reason: the Google Nexus 5 packs a top-tier Snapdragon 800 CPU, much improved cameras with OIS, a 1080p IPS LCD display, 4G LTE & Android 4.4 KitKat, all of which are enough to tempt me into buying in.

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December 16, 2013

Google Nexus 5 in the flesh, first impressions

I posed a question to mostly everywhere in social media and to everyone I know – should I drop my Nexus 4 for the Nexus 5? Apparently, this article is the answer to that question. I got the Google Nexus 5 for a few major reasons: the 1080p IPS LCD display, the Snapdragon 800 CPU & the 8 megapixel camera packed with optical image stabilization.

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December 05, 2013

Conspiracy Theory: Technology’s Dark Role in the Future

Technology is a way of doing things, and doing things are either good, evil or indifferent. It isn’t always about getting faster computers, more powerful gaming hardware or more efficient car engines – it’s about what you do with them. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Continue Reading