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Google “next-gen personal communication device” in testing

Google “next-gen personal communication device” in testing

Google's Home Entertainment System testing isn't the only prototype hardware the company is putting through its paces; filings with the FCC also reveal a "next generation personal communication device" in the pipeline. Details on the new Google gadget are sparse, though the FCC request does confirm both WiFi and Bluetooth, with the search company requesting permission to trial 102 units in different locations across the US.

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Eight-jet Google execs fear $33m Hangar One refurb NASA snub

Eight-jet Google execs fear $33m Hangar One refurb NASA snub

Google's top three execs have offered NASA $33m to refurbish NASA's historic Hangar One, though parking provisos for an eight-strong fleet of private jets suggests both self-interest and altruism are in play. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt made the offer via their H211 airplane operations company, run independently from Google, back in September Mercury News reports, but NASA is yet to greenlight the scheme. "We understand the interest and historic nature of the facility" NASA spokesperson Bob Jacobs conceded in a statement, suggesting though that "we have to weigh that against the reality of constrained resources and use."

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Google Wallet worries: NFC stickers MIA

Google Wallet worries: NFC stickers MIA

Google Wallet may have launched yesterday, but with only one handset, the Nexus S 4G, supported at launch and no mention of the NFC sticker system revealed last May, it's unclear how fast the payments system will spread. Both Google's Wallet site and the official announcement are conspicuously vague on the stickers - which were, it was originally suggested, intended as a workaround for those without the WiMAX Android phone - and there's extra emphasis on the Secure Element system the search giant uses to lock up customers' credit card details.

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Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

On May 26th, 2011, Google announced a partnership with financial groups Citi, MasterCard, and First Data, mobile networks like NXP, Sprint, and Samsung (the last two obvious since their hero device in this project is the Nexus S 4G,) and retail locations like American Eagle, Subway, and Macy's. These partnerships all converge on a single project: Google Wallet. This project is an NFC-based and will rely on several factors to be successful: the participation of major businesses, the ability to have manufacturers add compatible NFC chips to handheld devices, and the confidence of the population Google hopes will adopt the system. But wait a second - will this whole system collapse if it's only on Android phones? Let's have a chat about why Apple and Microsoft [plus RIM and Nokia] must be next on the docket or the entire project may be grounded before it even takes off flying.

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Sprint Introduces Instant Google Voice Integration on All CDMA Phones [video]

Sprint Introduces Instant Google Voice Integration on All CDMA Phones [video]

At this second Sprint event, the focus was definitely Google Voice. In their initial presentation, Sprint noted Google's one number, online voicemail, transcriptions, custom greetings, international calling, and recording of calls. One single voicemail on one single number, all of this accessible in the cloud on the web. Integration with SMS, a brand new feature, and the ability to pick up a call halfway through a voicemail message being left, a feature we've not had since the old voicemail boxes of yore! Google Voice, launched just two years ago, we know to be integral to more people's lives than just our own - from the onset, this presentation was like a silent bomb.

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Chrome OS Re-Announced at Google Chrome Event

Chrome OS Re-Announced at Google Chrome Event

As you know, our man Ben is at the Google Chrome event today and he's feeding us back info as he gets it. Today, amongst talks of updates to the Google Chrome browser as well as a Chrome Web Store comes a new batch of news about Chrome OS. Follow us live below. "Nothing but the web."

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

After sixteen years of using portable computers, I'm more convinced than ever that cloud computing, especially cloud based storage, will save us all. It's not without problems and caveats, but I've been betrayed by storage solutions I thought were reliable, and I'm ready to bury the hard drive in favor of the great gigabyte in the sky.

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