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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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Google Play game services launched cross-device and cross-platform

Google Play game services launched cross-device and cross-platform

This week the 6th annual Google I/O 2013 developers conference began with a series of Android announcements, picking up on Google Play game services as a central element in the future of the system - both cross-device and cross-platform. The keynote began with Google's Vic Gundotra speaking about how important it is that they reach out to this community year after year. He handed the mic over to Sundar Pichai almost immediately, who made the case for the ever-changing world with a photo of Google I/O compared to last year's event: a "sea of smartphones" compared to a single flip phone (guess which is which.)

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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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Apple’s WWDC conference sells out in 2 minutes

Apple’s WWDC conference sells out in 2 minutes

Just minutes ago SlashGear announced the on-sale marker for Apple's developer conference WWDC 2013 - now they're all sold out. Having literally hit refresh ourselves from the moment the tickets went on sale, it's appearing from here that Apple sold tickets out from start to finish in under 2 minutes. You'll find sources across the web suggesting 3 minutes and even 1 minute - stay tuned for official word from Apple as well.

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WWDC 2013 tickets on sale now – go grab em!

WWDC 2013 tickets on sale now – go grab em!

Apple's developer conference has been announced earlier this week and tickets for the event are on sale now. This event will take place at the Moscone Center as it has for several years and may well play host to a set of new devices in addition to software pushes for both mobile and desktop Apple environments. This event has in the past been home to reveals of devices such as the Retina display-toting MacBook Pro and the Apple iPhone 4.

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Nokia Lumia event inked in for mid-May

Nokia Lumia event inked in for mid-May

Nokia is preparing to unveil what looks to be the company's next Lumia smartphone during an event that they will host on May 14 in London. If recent rumors are on track, it could be the EOS that we've been hearing a lot about, which is said to be a Windows Phone device that packs in a PureView 41-megapixel camera.

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