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Google I/O 2012 Android Sessions video playlist open for all

Google I/O 2012 Android Sessions video playlist open for all

If you missed any or all of the sessions from behind the scenes at Google I/O 2012, you're in luck, because Google has set up a YouTube playlist for you collecting each and every one of them. The video embed you'll see in the post below is created by Android Developer Relations Tech Lead Reto Meier and makes up the Google I/O 2012 "The Android Sessions" for all to see. The conference "Google I/O", for those of you that do not know, is made specifically for software developers to converge and learn from Google (as well as Google-affiliated partners and more) about what they do with software and how developers can act and interact.

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Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Google IO opened with a bang last week, spilling Jelly Beans, cheap tablets, augmented reality and more, but for all the search giant knows we're looking for, is it still out of touch? After the buzz of Google Glass and its base jumping entrance - thoroughly milked the following day by Sergey "Iron Man" Brin - attendees have been adding up what was demonstrated and questioning Google's understanding of exactly how people use technology. Geeks getting carried away with "what can we do" rather than "why would we do it" is the common refrain, but make no mistake, everything Google showed us is rooted in solid business strategy.

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Google Earth 3D hands-on at Google I/O

Google Earth 3D hands-on at Google I/O

This week Google has released the first public build of Google Earth's 3D flyover features, and at the Google I/O 2012 developer event, we got the chance to take a peek at a relatively massive set of four HDTV units combined to bring on one giant vision of the future. This 3D mapping feature is currently out for Google Earth on Android and will be coming soon to iOS as well, as our Google hosts note in the video below.

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Google Now hands-on

Google Now hands-on

This week Google has introduced a new component to their search and location-aware ecosystem in the mobile realm called Google Now. This system sits at the heart of Android, with your ability to access it sitting right in your lock screen. Google Now is effectively an add-on to the Google Search experience, adding a selection of "cards" that show you where you are, how you'll be getting to the next place you're going, and where you might very well want to go.

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Can’t wait for Google Glass? Recon’s MOD Live has you covered today

Can’t wait for Google Glass? Recon’s MOD Live has you covered today

Google Glass may be grabbing the headlines at IO this week, but with Explorer Edition developer devices not shipping until 2013, it might be worth looking elsewhere for your head-up display fix. Recon Instruments has just the thing, with a new Android SDK for the MOD Live eyepiece that will allow developers to create their own applications that float in the user's eyeline.

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Chrome for iOS hits US App Store

Chrome for iOS hits US App Store

Chrome for iOS, announced at Google IO just a few hours ago, has already begun to hit the App Store, though there's a sting if you're expecting the full Google browser experience. The new browser is the latest iteration of Chrome, bringing features like tab sync to iPhone and iPad; however, it's not built on the speedy underlying engine of Chrome on other platforms, such as Android.

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