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Google Calico details emerge: Immortality, Obamacare, and millions of dollars

Google Calico details emerge: Immortality, Obamacare, and millions of dollars

Google didn't spill much on Calico, the Google Ventures founded biotech company that made headlines last month by taking on human mortality and challenging aging, but that hasn't stopped new tidbits about the well-financed health startup from leaking out. Described as the brainchild of Google Ventures' managing partner Bill Maris, Calico's pitch to investors was to investigate the genetic causes of aging, Fortune reports, rather than targeting individual diseases like cancer.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

While the masses decide whether or not they'll be slapping a smartwatch on their wrist this upcoming wearable computers season, the team behind Omate TrueSmart are hard at work on the details. This week SlashGear presents an extended interview with Omate's own Nick N.M. Yap, one of three of the company's founders and major supporter of the TrueSmart smartwatch. Today we're having a peek at a key question - how does one handle an on-screen keyboard with a display that's just 1.54-inches in size?

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Google Glass to get own app store in 2014

Google Glass to get own app store in 2014

Those who have been wishing for an earlier release date for Google's popular wearable computer might indeed have to wait longer for all the necessary pieces to fall into place. A Google spokesperson has confirmed that a dedicated app store for the Google Glass won't be available until next year, so it would make very little sense to release it for public consumption before then.

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Revolv home automation hub hits preorder: Controls Sonos, Hue, more

Revolv home automation hub hits preorder: Controls Sonos, Hue, more

Multi-platform home automation hub Revolv has gone up for preorder, offering a $299 way to harness your Sonos, Hue lighting, Yale automatic locks, and more, all from a single app. The smart home base-station - previously known as Mobiplug - packs a total of seven radios so as to communicate with a broad variety of popular remote-control kit, with support for automated macro routines based on your location, the current time, and more.

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Google Glass XE7 update hands-on: web browsing activated

Google Glass XE7 update hands-on: web browsing activated

The Explorer Edition of Google Glass has received its monthly update in the form of code-name XE7, a boost of web browsing abilities, touch sensitivity, and oodles of sharing. What developers and explorers across the Explorer program will be seeing today is first - and perhaps most exciting in very basic way - is the ability to browse the web.

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Google Glass creators talk of final consumer device release

Google Glass creators talk of final consumer device release

As Google's first wearable computer Glass edges in past its initial run of devices, members of the general public begin to ask: when will the device be delivered in a form that any non-developers will be able to get their hands on? At a Google I/O 2013 "Fireside Chat" with several members of the main Google Glass team, this question was addressed more than once. In short: soon, but not nearly as soon as they'd like.

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A new age of Glass social etiquette dawns says Google’s Schmidt

A new age of Glass social etiquette dawns says Google’s Schmidt

Google Glass will spur an evolution in social etiquette, Google chair Eric Schmidt has predicted, though he argues users of the wearable have a responsibility to "behave appropriately" as well. The augmented reality headset has already been preemptively banned from bars, casinos, and other locations, over concerns that users might film their fellow patrons; however, Schmidt pointed out to BBC Radio 4, it's also down to individuals to use Glass responsibly.

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Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Google's Glass Explorer Edition headsets will come with a set of usage, tech, and app limitations at odds with the freedom Android developers are used to, including blanket permission to remotely strip out functionality from the wearable computer. Glass, which Google announced had begun shipping in partial numbers from Monday, comes with a new Terms of Sale agreement as part of the setup process, with strict limits on who you can allow to use your headset, and how Google can update it to remove features it may decide are dangerous or simply not in keeping with how it feels the wearable should evolve.

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