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Google TV Could be Samsung’s Next Big TV Feature

Google TV Could be Samsung’s Next Big TV Feature

Google's one of those companies that, when they get on a roll, they don't stop. Whether or not you consider Google Buzz a good starting point or not, they're not slowing down with announcing new things. When Google TV was brought to our attention, we were curious as to see how Google's Android mobile Operating System would do powering a TV's features, along with set-top boxes. Well, we found out thanks to People of Lava a few weeks later, and while it looks great, we're interested to see what a company like Samsung can do (considering Panasonic is out) with the technology.

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Google add Live Wallpaper & Latitude widget to Maps for Mobile 4.1

Google add Live Wallpaper & Latitude widget to Maps for Mobile 4.1

Google have updated Google Maps for mobile 4.1 for Android devices, adding in much requested functionality like the ability to switch between Google accounts in the app - handy for tracking different Latitude and Buzz contacts - as well as making UI and other changes.  As for eye-candy, the 4.1 brings with it the ability to set maps as homescreen Live Wallpaper, together with a new Latitude widget.

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Robert Scoble Talks Windows Phone 7, Google, and Location-Based Services

Robert Scoble Talks Windows Phone 7, Google, and Location-Based Services

If you hadn't heard, South by Southwest Interactive is going on right now, over there in the big state of Texas. It's one of the biggest conferences around, and all types of people show up to speak their minds, show off the latest and greatest, and have fun doing it. Included with some of those people (outside of our own team), is Robert Scoble. He's one of the biggest names in the tech journalism game (just try following him on Twitter or Google Buzz), and he's got some great perspective on quite a few things. Most importantly, the big names in tech right now.

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Buzz-kill

Buzz-kill

Recently Google entered the world of social media with their own service called Buzz. Buzz put Google directly in the real-time and social spaces, combined with a strong mobile component. Their approach is tied directly into Gmail on the desktop with a mobile website, and integration into various flavors of Google Maps. It would seem like a no-brainer and a success. Except I stopped using it almost immediately. Here's why.

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Twitter To Kill TweetDeck For As Much As $50 Million?

Twitter To Kill TweetDeck For As Much As $50 Million?

It has been rumored that Twitter plans to snatch up TweetDeck, one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients. Today, however, a source from TechCrunch has further revealed that the TweetDeck acquisition is closing or has closed with a purchase price between $40 million to $50 million. The source says that the deal should be officially announced within the next few days.

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ViewSonic announces Boxee integration for Televisions

ViewSonic announces Boxee integration for Televisions

Complete integration between computing and television has been dreamed about in the past, but recently the merging between them seems much more imminent. Boxee, software that brings intelligent capabilities to television, will be showcased by ViewSonic this CES. It will run an Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100 and will allow you to surf throughout the net, check Facebook, Twitter, and even stream Pandora or movies from Netflix.

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LG Mini GD880 arrives this month with HTML5 Webkit browser

LG Mini GD880 arrives this month with HTML5 Webkit browser

It's fair to say that it takes a pretty special feature-phone to get us excited these days, but the LG Mini GD880 may manage to tick a few boxes.  Announced back in February, the GD880's primary claim to fame - aside from its slimline build - is the HTML5-compliant Webkit based LG Phantom Browser, which supports Flash and up to 10 simultaneous windows viewed on the 3.2-inch touchscreen.

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Hycopter drone uses hydrogen gas to fly for 4 hours

Hycopter drone uses hydrogen gas to fly for 4 hours

With the rising buzz around drones, some have started envisioning them to become bearers of good news. Or at least the packages you ordered. But while Amazon might have gotten a bit of green light for its delivery drone plans, there remains one technical problem. Drones can't really stay up in the air for long, with some of the best lasting only half an hour. Horizon Unmanned Systems, however, might have a solution in the works. Its Hycopter UAV can fly 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on payload, by using fuel cells instead of lithium batteries.

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I still trust autonomous cars more than I trust you

I still trust autonomous cars more than I trust you

I told my grandmother about Mercedes-Benz’s self-driving F 015 concept the other week, and she was horrified. “However could you trust it to drive you safely?” she wanted to know, perhaps thinking of how her DVR regularly and unpredictably dumps her favorite recordings and extrapolating that to a crazed silvery space-pod crashing and taking her grandson with it. In fact, I told her, I trust autonomous vehicles far more than I do my fellow human drivers, and recent news of self-driving car crashes in California has done nothing to change that.

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