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What Google DIDN’T announce at I/O 2013

What Google DIDN’T announce at I/O 2013

This weeks' Google I/O developer conference was the first in several years where the company limited its keynote appearance to a single day. In this single 3-hour session, what Google abstained from speaking about may very well have been more telling than what they did announce - Android, Chrome, Google Services, and everything in-between. Because this now-yearly event is a very special time in which Google's words mean as much spoken as unspoken, it's become just as important to discuss what we've seen as it is chatting about what we didn't.

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Chromebook Pixel marks first Google I/O 2013 developer gift

Chromebook Pixel marks first Google I/O 2013 developer gift

This week the folks at Google have begun their traditional giving away of a series of devices with the Chromebook Pixel. This device is the highest-definition display-toting notebook on the market running Chrome, and it works with a touchscreen interface to round-off its abilities as Google's choice for "best notebook in the world." This system is the same unit SlashGear reviewed earlier this year.

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Google Play Services expand with Maps leading the pack

Google Play Services expand with Maps leading the pack

Google's Hugo Barra is on stage right now at Google I/0 2013, and he's talking about Google Play Services, with the Google Maps API being one of the first to come into fruition. The company just launched even more location APIs for Google Maps that come with faster and more precise location awareness and geofencing capabilities.

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Google I/O 2013 behind-the-scenes preview tour: we’re here!

Google I/O 2013 behind-the-scenes preview tour: we’re here!

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.

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Watch Dogs game true-to-life hacking developed with real security pros

Watch Dogs game true-to-life hacking developed with real security pros

The development team at Ubisoft have been working on the game Watch Dogs for an unusually long time. This hacker-themed game has been in development for 4.5 years, long enough for the original concept to have gotten so close to real life that its developers have been able to easily consult with a team of real-world security experts at Kaspersky Lab, bringing the game to a place where, at release, it wont be impossible to imagine its action as a real-world situation.

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Android 4.3 software boosts “leaked” by HTC developers [UPDATE]

Android 4.3 software boosts “leaked” by HTC developers [UPDATE]

This weekend a couple new Android source updates have been inadvertently leaked by some HTC developers aiming at getting some teaching done before their next main event at Google I/O 2013. In a post by the San Francisco Android Group this week, an event has been planned for May 16th, 2013 - that being right in the midst of Google I/O - at this event for this specific Android group, "a trio of dev gurus from HTC" are said to be headed over to let loose some information about Bluetooth Low Energy and Open GL ES 3.0. These features were expected by those watching the upgrades to Android with an extremely close eye - but here they are!

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