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Google Picasa albums now redirect to Google+

Google Picasa albums now redirect to Google+

Google's Picasa photo sharing service has been a great platform for uploading photos and sharing them, but it looks like Google will be giving it the ax soon, as URLs of Picasa albums are now being redirected to Google+ URLs. This isn't too surprising, since Google introduced some great photo features with their social network, but it's sad to see Picasa slowly faded out.

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Google+ Sign-In allows for secure login on third-party apps and services

Google+ Sign-In allows for secure login on third-party apps and services

Many apps and services allow its users to sign in using their Facebook or Twitter credentials if they don't want to create a dedicated account. However, Google+ has been mysteriously absent from the list of sign-in options for awhile. However, the company has announced what they call Google+ Sign-In, a new developer tool that will allow users to log into third-party services using their Google+ credentials.

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Google Glass in focus: UI, Apps & More

Google Glass in focus: UI, Apps & More

You've seen the Glass concept videos, you've read the breathless hands-on reports, but how exactly is Google's augmented reality system going to work? The search giant's Google X Lab team has been coy on specifics so far, with little in the way of technical insight as to the systems responsible for keeping the headset running. Thanks to a source close to the Glass project, though, we're excited to give you some insight into what magic actually happens inside that wearable eyepiece, what that UI looks like, and how the innovative functionality will work, both locally and in the cloud.

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Google I/O registration starts March 13, Google+ and Google Wallet required

Google I/O registration starts March 13, Google+ and Google Wallet required

Google I/O is coming a bit earlier this year. The event is set for May 15-17, which is over a month earlier than last year's Google I/O conference, which took place towards the end of June. However, we could see some good things come out of the conference. If you're planning on attending, registration officially opens on March 13 at 7 am PT.

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NASA’s ISS Google+ Hangout is live right now [UPDATE]

NASA’s ISS Google+ Hangout is live right now [UPDATE]

A couple of weeks ago, NASA announced that it would be conducting a live Google+ Hangout from the International Space Station today starting at 10:30 am ET. Of course, the space agency is sticking to their promise and have officially started the Hangout, which means you can watch live as astronauts answer all your hankering questions.

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Google’s stock price passes $800 for the 1st time

Google’s stock price passes $800 for the 1st time

Google's stock has just passed $800 for the first time. The technology juggernaut has many services that it can thank for that. There's its monopolizing search engine, its variety of services like Gmail and YouTube, and of course its extremely popular Android operating system. Google has made some very great decisions within the last few years that brought it to its great milestone today. However, things didn't always look so bright for the company.

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Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for those of you with a Blogger account and/or a Google+ page. Now through the Google Takeout service, you can export information contained inside of your Blogger account as well as information in your Google+ Stream or Google+ Circles. The Takeout feature is provided by The Data Liberation Front, a Google engineering team in charge of making it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.


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President Obama to host “Fire-side Hangout” after State of the Union

President Obama to host “Fire-side Hangout” after State of the Union

Tomorrow President Obama will be delivering the nation's 200th State of the Union, and will be addressing the country during a joint session of Congress in the nation's capital. However, the President will also be hosting a Google+ "Fire-side Hangout" two days later on Thursday, February 14 at 4:50 pm ET to answer your questions.

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NASA to host first ISS Google+ Hangout on February 22

NASA to host first ISS Google+ Hangout on February 22

In what will be the first-ever Google+ Hangout to beam to the ISS, NASA will be hosting such an event on February 22, where astronauts Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn, and Chris Hadfield will be answering your questions from 11 am ET to noon ET. The team will answer questions that are both pre-recorded, as well as live questions from social media sites.

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Google+ Hangouts get “bandwidth slider” to battle Skype

Google+ Hangouts get “bandwidth slider” to battle Skype

The team behind the Google+ video chat environment "Hangouts" has updated the system this week to work with internet connection speeds of all varieties. To attach to those that normally wouldn't be able to keep up with a video chat interface (be it Hangouts, Skype, or otherwise), the Google developers working with Hangouts have revealed two new features: a Bandwidth Slider and "Audio-Only mode." This means Google+ is ready to do not just video chat, but phone calls as well - almost as if Google Voice has come to visit!

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Google+ becomes the second most popular social network behind Facebook

Google+ becomes the second most popular social network behind Facebook

Move over Twitter, because according to Trendstream's Global Web Index for Q4 2012, Google+ has managed to move into the second-place spot for social platforms. This puts it behind Facebook (although by a significant amount of users), with YouTube also managing to top Twitter. Now Twitter is in fourth place in terms of total active users, at least according to Trendstream's collected data.

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Vice President Biden to discuss gun violence in Google+ Hangout tomorrow

Vice President Biden to discuss gun violence in Google+ Hangout tomorrow

Due to the recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, the topic of gun violence and gun control has reached an all-time high. Many lawmakers are blaming violent video games as the culprit, while others think that we just need stricter gun control policies. Vice President Joe Biden will be addressing these kinds of concerns tomorrow during a Google+ Hangout at 1:45 PM ET.

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