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New Google Glass video demos true potential of water-resistant wearable

New Google Glass video demos true potential of water-resistant wearable

Google has spilled a fresh batch of Google Glass details, with a new video detailing what the wearable can do - including video, Google searches, photos, voice translation, and more - as well as showing the latest hardware. The new footage is apparently a far more realistic demonstration of Glass' potential than Google's original concept video, putting a preview pane of the Glass eyepiece in the upper right corner of the screen, and showing how the headset can react to spoken commands previewed with the order "OK, Glass."

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Vice President Biden to discuss gun violence in Google+ Hangout tomorrow

Vice President Biden to discuss gun violence in Google+ Hangout tomorrow

Due to the recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, the topic of gun violence and gun control has reached an all-time high. Many lawmakers are blaming violent video games as the culprit, while others think that we just need stricter gun control policies. Vice President Joe Biden will be addressing these kinds of concerns tomorrow during a Google+ Hangout at 1:45 PM ET.

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Google+ iOS app launched in 48 new markets

Google+ iOS app launched in 48 new markets

Google's engineer Frank Petterson announced via his Google+ profile that the search engine giant has rolled out the Google+ iOS mobile app for 48 new locations. The Google+ iOS app for the new countries and territories can now be nabbed via the App Store or iTunes. This follows the app's initial launch in the middle of last year.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. The weekend will be underway soon, but before we jump in, let's recap the news from the afternoon. We found out today that Google Maps on iOS might not be around for very long, so enjoy it while it lasts, while Motorola Atrix HD users are now getting a long-awaited update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google is leaving Sync support in the dust starting on January 30, 2013, and there were launch events for the iPhone 5 in 33 different countries today.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 5, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 5, 2012

This morning it's time to get down and busy with a couple of iPhone accessories that'll blow your mind just a little bit, first with the Zensorium Tinke for health metric s tracking, then for the Mophie OutRide for rugged photography. For the folks over at Yahoo! it's time for some OnTheAir action for the fight against Google Hangouts. For those of you ready to get down with gaming on a smartphone tip, have a peek at the PhoneJoy Play up on Kickstarter.

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Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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It should’ve been the HTC Nexus DNA

It should’ve been the HTC Nexus DNA

Beautiful screen, crisp hardware, superlative specifications: if ever a smartphone deserved Google's Nexus branding, the DROID DNA by HTC is probably it. Announced on the same day that LG's Nexus 4 went on sale, the HTC DNA is so impressive a phone that its looming, 5-inch presence even managed to overshadow Google's dire performance with Play store stability as eager Nexus buyers tried to secure a new phone. It's a sign that HTC is taking the smartphone segment as seriously as it really needs to, not only iterating on what's out there today but leading with new, compelling features in an appealing package. So appealing, in fact, that it's hard to escape the feeling that the DNA, not LG's handset, should've been the new Nexus.

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