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PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

Google I/O registration begins tomorrow at exactly 7:00 AM PDT, so I hope you all have your alarms set, Google+ accounts registered, and Google Wallet information prepped to shell out $900 for a ticket ($300 for academic students and faculty). Yes, Google is requiring registrants to have a Google+ and Google Wallet account this time around, but I'm guessing most of the people attending already have both accounts set up (or at least one).

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Google Glass: the Feminine Fashion Concern

Google Glass: the Feminine Fashion Concern

If you've seen the photo shoots that've come out thus far for Google's Project Glass, you know good and well that they've taken just as many photos of the device on the heads of women as they have of men. The idea that the device will not be as appealing to the feminine side of the equation here is about more than just the idea that women will or will not want to wear the first wave of Glass as it appears on the market, but according to a couple of sources we've had a peek at this week, there does seem to be some concern that only the distinctly male amongst us will want to go "wearable" with Google in 2013.

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Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google has been working hard to keep its Google+ social network going strong, and the company announced a few small updates today that make for some big changes, literally. Google+ now offers larger cover photos, which can be displayed at 16:9 when fully viewed, and the service supports up to a 2120 x 1192 resolution for cover photos.

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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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