On January 24th, the Sacramento Kings will be broadcasting their game against the Indiana Pacers through Google Glass. While we've seen some sporting video #throughglass before, this will be the first time that a major Basketball game will be shown - by the announcers, the dancers, the mascot, and the players as well. This game will be broadcast and coordinated by a group called CrowdOptic.
Though Google Glass isn't going to be part of their permanent collection, the headset is indeed headed for the Museum of Contemporary art later this month. In a bid to show the device off to the public in as effective a manner as possible, Google is bringing Glass to a variety of cities across the United States in the coming weeks. Google's next stop: Detroit, Rock City.
This week Google and LG have made the unicorn of the Nexus lineup - that being the White Nexus 4 - a reality. Here at SlashGear we're taking the time to unbox and have a closer look at the device and its brand new Bumper Case as it makes its way to online stores and eventually into the retail space in the USA. And yes, it's basically the same package: it's just white.
Because Google's most popular operating system - and the most popular operating system on the planet, mind you - is Android, it only makes sense that much of the company's yearly developers conference would be centered in this multi-device environment. What we expected for this year's Google I/O was an upgrade to a new version of the mobile OS and a new device (or two) to run it on. Instead what we got was a major upgrade to Google's social networking connections and services working in and around Android - a turning point, perhaps, for the company in a single three-day series of events.
If you're still laughing at Google+, and at Google Glass, then it might be time to stop; Google has just shown that they're its next route to digitally understanding everything about you, and it slipped that through in the guise of a simple photo gallery tool. Highlights is one of the few dozen new features Google+ gained as of I/O this past week, sifting through your auto-uploads and flagging up the best of them. Ostensibly it's a bit of a gimmick, but make no mistake: Highlights is at the core of how Google will address the Brave New World of Wearables and the torrent of data that world will involve. And by the end of it, Google is going to know you and your experiences even better than you know them yourself.
Google has just announced a slew of new apps that are coming to Google Glass. In an effort to expand Glass's abilities, a handful of different apps will become available to users, including Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN, Tumblr, and Elle. Previously, only Path and The New York Times were available as apps on Google Glass.
It's day zero at Google I/O 2013, the company's developer event made for and by developer groups and Google to strengthen their world of software, services, and everything in-between. SlashGear has gotten the opportunity to step behind-the-scenes at this event on registration day - that is, the day before everything begins. Here we'll begin to explore what's actually at the event with the hard evidence that only comes from on-site investigation right in the midst of the big setup.
This week we've had the opportunity to have a look at Tech21's Impact Shield smartphone screen protector technology in the form of it's iPhone 5 and Samsung GALAXY S 4 iterations. This product works with three layers of shielding, each of them working with slightly different features for an overall 80 percent lessening of impact by objects aimed at your smartphone's screen.
Twitter has sprung a minor announcement on us this night, stating that it is bumping the retirement date of its API v1 from May 7 to June 11. The decision to do this was simple: it provides more time for blackout testing. Says Twitter, it'll send out a tweet when it has the next blackout test time, but for now developers with any questions or concerns is being encouraged to speak them over the microblogging network's developers forum.