I/O 2011

Chromebook For Business, Education Gets Price And Date

Chromebook For Business, Education Gets Price And Date

Google has just announced Chromebooks for consumers earlier, but they will also be offering special software and hardware as a service packages for businesses, schools, and government institutions. The pricing and capabilities for these Chromebooks and potential "Chromebox" will likely have Microsoft trembling in their trousers.

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Google Demos Chrome Speech Input, Graphics Acceleration, And 3D

Google Demos Chrome Speech Input, Graphics Acceleration, And 3D

The second day of Google I/O has kicked off with a keynote focused on Chrome. After highlighting some impressive milestones for Chrome over the past year, which more than doubled in user base from 70 million last year to now 160 million users, they proceeded to demo a new API and new graphics acceleration and native browser 3D support.

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Google said no to buying Skype

Google said no to buying Skype

The biggest news of the week and perhaps the biggest merger news of the year happened yesterday when Microsoft announced that it was purchasing Skype for $8.5 billion. Microsoft quickly started to name off many of its plans for the service and was tickled to death to have grabbed Skype when Google and Facebook were eying the purchase. Wired has a very interesting story from insiders at Google that have come forward to note that Microsoft didn't take Skype for Google, rather Google didn't want Skype after all.

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Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google IO day two doesn't kick off for another nine hours or so, but it seems the search giant may not have revealed all its secrets in the jam-packed first day. According to a Forbes report quoting an unnamed senior Google exec, the company is readying a Chrome OS based notebook launch which will be positioned as a "student package", offering both hardware and cloud services for $20 per month.

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Google’s +1 Button Expanding Around the Web Soon

Google’s +1 Button Expanding Around the Web Soon

Google has showed, on the first day of this year's I/O event, that they have no end of surprises up their sleeve. We noticed an announcement on Twitter today that Google's +1 button will be available to publishers in the coming weeks, and to "stay tuned". We venture the speculation that Google has big plans for the +1 button, and that it will be a significant competitor to Facebook's "Like" button, but Google will likely want to differentiate +1 from Facebook.

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Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Entire Day One Video

Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Entire Day One Video

The biggest event today, and perhaps biggest of the year for Google, was their 2011 developer conference called Google I/O. The two-day event is unfolding at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We did a recap on this morning's opening keynote, which unleashed some major news on Android, Google TV, and much more. But here now, is a video of the first day's keynote in its entirety.

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WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by Judging our [Epic Unboxing War Number One!]

WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by Judging our [Epic Unboxing War Number One!]

Behold the most excellent unboxing and hands-on video you'll ever experience, ever, your entire life. The video you're about to see has two major players, Ben Bajarin representing Android Community and Vincent Nguyen representing SlashGear, who will for your enjoyment both unbox the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the same exact time. In this video they both show you exactly what's going on with the tablet in fair detail. Which unboxing is better? That's for you to decide - and that's how you'll be winning your very own Samsung tablet in the very near future!

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DoubleTwist Adds AirPlay Support And DoubleTap Feature For NFC-Enabled Android Devices

DoubleTwist Adds AirPlay Support And DoubleTap Feature For NFC-Enabled Android Devices

The popular media management and sharing Android app called DoubleTwist has just added some nifty new features with their recent update to version 1.4.2. The update brings with it AirPlay support so that you can now stream music, videos, and photos to your Apple TV. They also added a cool feature called DoubleTap that lets you transfer music or videos between two NFC-enabled devices just by tapping them together.

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Samsung and Verizon Hand Out Tickets for SIM Cards and Mobile Hotspots at Google I/O 2011

Samsung and Verizon Hand Out Tickets for SIM Cards and Mobile Hotspots at Google I/O 2011

The free gear continues to flow at Google I/O. Samsung and Verizon have handed out cards which are good for a free Verizon Mobile Hotspot and a SIM card which gives three months of complimentary service from Verizon. The tickets can be exchanged for the gear tomorrow afternoon at the Gear Pick Up location at the conference. This fresh gift of gear comes immediately after the announcement during the first keynote that every attendant of the conference will be getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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