Google IO

Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

With Google I/O starting tomorrow, eager tech fans await what could be in store for us. We’re sure to get a few trinkets like Android Wear, but Google also made some glaring omissions from their session schedule this year. Unlike years past, the company isn’t covering all of their services, and have left a few in the lurch.

Continue Reading

Twelve new Glassware apps hit Google wearable before IO

Twelve new Glassware apps hit Google wearable before IO

The 2014 edition of Google I/O is about to begin, but not before a whole new batch of apps for Google Glass can be launched. Starting this week, several new experiences will be brought to the Google Glass world, including Runtastic, GuidiGO, Duolingo, The Guardian, 94Fifty Basketball, Livestream, Goal.com, musiXmatch, Shazam, Star Chart, Allthecooks, and none other than Zombies, Run!

Continue Reading

Nest Developer Program aims to connect all your things

Nest Developer Program aims to connect all your things

Though Nest products are gorgeous, many have wondered just how they’d work in unison with other connected home products. As the platform race for your smart home is heating up, Nest is announcing their Nest Developer Program, which makes it possible for other devices to work with Nest’s current and future products. The news brings the functionality to at least one device you might already have, too.

Continue Reading

Three ways to get involved with Google I/O – even if you’re not there

Three ways to get involved with Google I/O – even if you’re not there

Today we’re having a look at how you can join in on the Google I/O fun, even if you’re not in attendance. Google I/O 2014 is a developer-themed series of events that take place June 25th and 26th. Here we’ll be running down the ways you’ll be able to live stream, follow, and interact with the events as Google unveils the lot of them.

Continue Reading

What to expect from Google I/O: Android

What to expect from Google I/O: Android

Ready for I/O later this week? Google’s annual Developers conference is typically rife with interesting new programs and neat updates to their various platforms and services, so it’s easy to get geeky about it. Android is prime for a few big changes, especially with the incoming wearable surge from Google. Today, we’re taking a look at what we’re expecting from Google this week as it relates to Android.

Continue Reading

Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Have you even been on a tablet or smartphone, following links to websites when you came across one that looked terrible? Moreover, was it just not very responsive on your mobile device as it was the desktop? Google knows that frustration, and has released the Web Starter Kit for Developers.

Continue Reading

Android Wear video asks why Wearables exist

Android Wear video asks why Wearables exist

A Google Developers video made for Android Wear has been revealed this week, the newest and probably last to be released before Google I/O 2014. This video asks the question - what couldn’t we do on the smartphone that we can now do on the wrist? Placing icons on a smartwatch, for example, is not the solution Google is looking for.

Continue Reading

Google’s Android Apple CarPlay response tipped for Google I/O

Google’s Android Apple CarPlay response tipped for Google I/O

Apple CarPlay may be getting some rather direct competition from the likes of Google in the very near future. It’s been tipped that an in-car infotainment system has been worked up within Android, readied for its first presentation at this year’s Google I/O.

Continue Reading

Five things we’d like to see from Google I/O 2014

Five things we’d like to see from Google I/O 2014

Google I/O is just around the corner, akin place at the end of the month at Moscone West in San Francisco. After a successful WWDC from Apple, Google has some big shoes to fill at Moscone West. Tempering our expectations, here are a few of the things we expect from Google later this month.

 

Continue Reading

Google I/O 2014 app is up – what we expect to see at I/O

Google I/O 2014 app is up – what we expect to see at I/O

We should now be counting the days to the big I/O slated to take place late this month. And to make sure that you've dotted your i's and crossed your t's, Google has released the I/O 2014 app to clue you in on what happens when, throwing in a bit of goodies for those at home.

Continue Reading

Google may have tipped their hand on HTC-made Nexus 8

Google may have tipped their hand on HTC-made Nexus 8

As they’re wont to do, Google has posted an image that features a device we’ve not seen before. When we last saw them do this, it was an oddly manipulated image that appeared to be a larger Nexus tablet. This new image is revisiting those rumors, but there may be no way to wiggle their way out of this one.

Continue Reading

Why is Google going backwards with Project Tango tablets?

Why is Google going backwards with Project Tango tablets?

Google's Project Tango is set to spawn a new device, so the leaks would have it, with the company tipped to be readying 4,000 prototype 3D scanning tablets just in time for Google I/O late in June. Whether they'll be I/O giveaways or something else is unclear at this stage, though the goal is believed to be furnishing developers ahead of a broader launch. What's interesting, however, is that Google already had a Project Tango tablet: in fact, it replaced it with the current developer device.

Continue Reading