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Verizon invites Jennifer Lopez on stage for Viva Movil team-up

Verizon invites Jennifer Lopez on stage for Viva Movil team-up

This week at CTIA 2013, Verizon announced a partnership with Latino-centric mobile carrier brand Viva Movil - and they did it with the company's top shareholder Jennifer Lopez. Speaking about how the Latino population is up at 50 million strong - and growing - Verizon's own chief operating officer Marni Walden made it clear: this company wants to expand through an exclusive partnership with Viva Movil.

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Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

This week Microsoft started their first major next-generation Xbox game console event off with a bang, showing the console and naming it all at once: the Xbox One. Before the event began, it was (once again) revealed that today's reveal took more than just a weekend to create - Don Mattrick, , noted that "we've spent the past four years" working on this release alone. It was also made clear that "this is just the beginning" with "E3 right around the corner", as it were - games galore will be there, without a doubt. Per the video announcement you'll more than likely see on television before too long, Microsoft is "about the change entertainment forever ... again."

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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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Google I/O 2013 wrap-up: Expanding the Android Ecosystem

Google I/O 2013 wrap-up: Expanding the Android Ecosystem

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.

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Google I/O 2013 on-site Wrap-up: Glass, Developers, and Services on tap

Google I/O 2013 on-site Wrap-up: Glass, Developers, and Services on tap

It's a return to form here at Google I/O 2013, with none other than Google’s own Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra letting us know that he'd personally fought hard for a more developer-focused single keynote address. As past years had been notably more consumer and product-focused than 2013, it's not a flash-bang the company has gone for here, it's a return to form: Google I/O in its purest form.

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Mary Lou Jepsen encourages Google X attitude in hardware engineering

Mary Lou Jepsen encourages Google X attitude in hardware engineering

This week at a fireside chat during Google I/O 2013, Mary Lou Jepsen - currently the head of the Display Division at Google X - let it be known that "there's no more silicon in Silicon Valley - it's all iPhone apps." She quickly added - "or Android apps, I should say." An overarching theme from her set of words in the extended chat made it clear: she's not satisfied with the current atmosphere for hardware innovation, particularly when it comes to startup funding.

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Google Glass lead industrial designer talks modular fashion at I/O 2013

Google Glass lead industrial designer talks modular fashion at I/O 2013

This week at Google I/O 2013, the company's yearly developer conference, the wearable technology device Glass was discussed as a scalable fashion platform by the project's lead industrial designer. In a fireside chat with several other creators and head minds from Google on the Glass project, Isabelle Olsson let it be known that Glass has come a long way since its first day in the lab - she had one of the original prototypes on hand to show off in-hand.

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GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

This week we were treated to a rather unexpected surprise: Google's one and only I/O 2013 keynote address revealed a faux-Nexus edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. As luck would have it, we caught up with Google’s Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra last night - and he happened to have one of these devices in his pocket. Being the friendly fellow that he is, he have us a brief once-over with the device to show how Nexus-like it really was.

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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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