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Project Glass unleashes the iPhone snark

Project Glass unleashes the iPhone snark

Google's Project Glass demo may have kicked off with a skydiving extravaganza, but it seems the company couldn't quite resist some snark directed at Apple. Speaking of how the head-worn computer terminal allows users to check information naturally, rather than get obsessed in what's happening on their smartphone display, Google opted to demonstrate the difference in approaches with a frustratedly-tapping iPhone user.

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Google Glass Explorer Edition ships 2013 for $1,500

Google Glass Explorer Edition ships 2013 for $1,500

Google has finally revealed what it will take to get your hands on a functional version of Google Glass, but it’s not as easy as you think. First, you need to be an attendee at Google I/O: if you’re not there, you won’t be able to pre-order the glasses. Second, the price is going be a whopping $1,500 for the Explorer Edition.

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Project Glass gets demo product blast at I/O

Project Glass gets demo product blast at I/O

This week the folks at Google dropped quite a few users out of a blimp to land on the Moscone Center for Google I/O wearing Project Glass - then they explained how they did it. This process included several different components that will be much more compact in the future, with the microphone, several sensors, and connections being rather large and bulky right this moment. This process included bicycle flips, running down the side of a building, and a couple more hardcore sports actions, so the glasses were also attached a bit more securely to each users face than they would have been otherwise.

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Google+ Events features mimic Galaxy S III

Google+ Events features mimic Galaxy S III

During the I/O event, Google detailed it’s new Events feature for Google+, but the company is also adding in a Party Mode. During events, lots of photos and pictures of various people are often taken, although they can fall by the wayside or even lost. Google’s Party Mode sends out photos the Events page as they’re taken, but it also automatically scans pictures for faces and tags them with your friend’s appropriately.

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Google Project Glass goes skydiving at IO in best demo stunt yet

Google Project Glass goes skydiving at IO in best demo stunt yet

Google has demonstrated a Google+ Hangout beamed from Project Glass, with company co-founder Sergey Brin interrupting Vic Gundotra's keynote presentation to share live footage from skydivers overhead IO. "This is one of the things we've been experimenting with Glass, the ability to really share" Brin said, "we've shown photos but this is something we haven't tried" as the two Glass-sporting skydivers leapt from a blimp flying above San Francisco.

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Google+ pushed to Android tablets and iPad

Google+ pushed to Android tablets and iPad

This week at Google I/O we've gotten our first glimpse at Google+ for tablets, shown as a lovely streaming beast that's looking rather different from any stream we've seen before. This application works in landscape mode primarily - or it was designed to do so, anyway, and is made specifically so that you can stream video with hangouts, first of all. This update brings hangouts to the tablet and makes the interface just as simple and workable as the basic version in the desktop-based app.

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150m access Google+ each month

150m access Google+ each month

Google has announced the latest usage stats for Google+, the company's social network rival to Facebook. According to Google's Vic Gundotra, Google+ is seeing over 150m people using it every month, with half of those accessing it daily. Overall there are 250m registered users.

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Google unveils Nexus Q Android-powered computer

Google unveils Nexus Q Android-powered computer

Google has just pulled the wraps off its mysterious Project Tungsten, now unveiled as the Nexus Q. What's the Nexus Q? It's a small Android-powered computer taking the form of a small orb designed to sit in your home as a central entertainment system that can interact with any Android smartphone or tablet.

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Nexus Q demonstrated with cloud music and movies

Nexus Q demonstrated with cloud music and movies

This week at Google I/O, a brand new device has been revealed going by the name Nexus Q, a cloud-based system which connects to your sound system, video system, and more, complete with Android. This system is made to bring on the heat for Google Play in many ways more than one, and is connected to everyone in a room at a given time. A couple of folks sitting on the couch can add songs to a list, each of them connecting with their own Android device.

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