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The day after Google gave its developers a vision for the immediate future, Regina Dugan and the ATAP team — “a small band of pirates trying to do cool sh*t,” as she calls them — have taken the stage to talk about a few slightly more ambitious things. One is Project Tango, ...
The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company — and it’s the crusaders, taking on those with power, who fill graveyards. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia may end up co...
Last November, Google launched Google Play for Education, a portal for teachers and schools to more easily buy Android apps, books and educational YouTube video, and distribute them to their students. At the time, the program was solely focused on tablets, but starting Thursday, the te...
Amidst Google’s numerous announcements at its I/O developer conference, it was Google’s low-budget but practical take on virtual reality that was perhaps the most notable device, for me at least. Facebook may have dropped $2 billion to buy VR device maker Oculus, but, for Google, using...
It happened with the PC: Apple built one first, but Microsoft operating systems became the dominant way people computed. It happened with the smartphone: Apple’s iPhone defined the category, but around the world far more phones run Google’s Android. On Wednesday, Google launched a new ...
What if your house knew you were on your way home after a long day at work? And what if your house could then turn on the air conditioning so you always returned to the perfect climate? That’s the goal behind Honeywell’s new smart thermostat Lyric. Unlike Nest’s smart thermostat, which...
Curiyo, a content discovery and curation tool which helps publishers increase user retention and add a layer of content in context without users leaving the page, just closed a $1.9 million seed round. Founded by Bob Rosenschein, the founder and former CEO of Answers.com, Curiyo is ava...
Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie’s List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort looks like it’s about to go live: the company is now rolling out a food takeout service, “a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless...
We were expecting an Android-news heavy show at this year’s Google I/O, and boy did we get one. More than anything else, today’s keynote demonstrated Google’s ambition to take its mobile OS basically everywhere: to your car, to your body, to your television, to your laptop, even into y...
Hulu, Condé Nast Entertainment and other members of the digital video and television industry laid out their measurement and monetization challenges on Wednesday at VideoNuze’s Online Video Advertising Summit. Brands and publishers are well aware of the growing popularity of applying p...
Google wants to take some of the stress out of working with Microsoft Office files in the Google Drive app suite. At Wednesday’s Google I/O keynote, the company announced native editing for Office documents, right from your mobile device or Google Drive. It’s actually prett...
Google made a big contribution to the big data world 10 years ago, when it released a paper on MapReduce, a programming model for doing big computing jobs on hefty data sets. But it turns out that, all this time, Google has been working on something far more advanced. At Google’s annua...
Google sees an opportunity with fitness and, like Apple before it, the company is building a service to help the growing list of wearable devices talk to one another. Dubbed Google Fit, Google said its new platform will help users keep track of their fitness goals across various platfo...
While the Android Wear emulator has been out for months, Google said at its I/O conference on Wednesday that the OS and hardware are now ready for consumers. Google is jumping into the wider wearables market with an Android-based OS designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Just l...
Google is bringing Android into the car. The company on Wednesday unveiled Android Auto, a new voice-enabled software experience for drivers. It’s based on navigation, communication and music, so users won’t have to search through an endless grid of icons – an unpleasant experience and...
If people know that you’re good with technology, you’re bound to be asked time and time again, “Hey could you help me with…” whatever the current problem your friend or loved one is having with their computer. Sometimes the problem is an easy fix, but sometimes … not so much. But what ...
Mobile messaging apps may be a dime a dozen, but they’re still big business – and, in fact, worth many, many dimes. In the last week, two messaging apps have made big waves in the mobile world: Slingshot and Yo. Both apps are pretty simple and minimal – or maybe I’m dumb and I just don...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has envisioned some peculiar and diverse projects over the years, from molten metal-filled missiles, all the way to submarines that can fly. Then there’s this new project that aims to create a portable cylinder that can blo...
Let’s be honest: most fitness trackers on the market clearly place function over form. They’re kind of ugly. But Withings is bucking the trend with a new product launched Monday that takes its fitness tracker and sticks it into a conventionally styled analog watch. No, the Withings Act...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company’s latest slate pushes the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPad Air into second and third place, respectively. The Tab ...
Looking to preempt Google’s big Android Wear unveiling, Pebble on Tuesday announced a new partnership with wearable maker Misfit that will turn its smartwatch into a pedometer. While the unique appeal of the Pebble has always been in its stripped-down simplicity, the deluge of st...
In an interview with Bloomberg Business Week, Sundar Pichai, Chief of the Android Division revealed that Google would be previewing the next version of Android tomorrow at Google I/O. Pichai told Business Week that the decision to preview the operating system at the developer event in ...
With teachers, parents, and even grandparents hopping on the Facebook bandwagon, it’s no longer the hip online destination it once was–but that doesn’t mean teens have abandoned the world’s most popular social network. After polling 4,517 Internet users in the U...
The Federal Aviation Administration has said that online shopping powerhouse Amazon may not employ drones to deliver packages, at least not anytime soon. The revelation was buried in a FAA document (PDF) unveiled Monday seeking public comment on its policy on drones, or what the agency...
While we wait for Google I/O (which starts on Wednesday) to find out what will become of the company’s TV platform, a team that we’ve seen bust open the padlocks on Google TV, Chromecast and Roku has a new target. GTVHacker just revealed an exploit for the (now Google-owned...
The connected home has been a kitchen staple for a while, but few gadgets have truly changed the way we think about cooking. A new smart kitchen scale, Drop, looks to do just that. Drop, which pairs with a companion iOS app, completely changes the process of cooking. Instead of a tradi...
Neither Google nor the big car manufacturers will likely be the first to put the keys to self-driving car technology in consumers’ hands. That honor will go to an eight-person startup called Cruise. Preorders start on Monday for installation in early 2015. “A third of the American work...
So, you want to buy a domain name. Who do you go to first? GoDaddy? NameCheap? Whoever happens to have a sale going on right now? How about Google? For the past few years, anyone looking to Google to buy a domain has been met with this support page, which proclaims that “Google itself ...
Thousands of crumbling bridges, millions of gaping potholes, billions of dropped calls, limited bandwidth, a fragile electric grid, antiquated nuclear power plants, water and sewer systems that are decrepit and dangerous. This is not the foundation for another “American Century”; it is...
Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren’t just fun. They’re developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing ou...
Google’s Chromecast streaming stick could soon get competition from an unexpected source: Mozilla has secretly been working with a partner on a Chromecast-like streaming stick that is powered by Firefox OS. The project was supposed to be under wraps for at least a few more weeks, but T...
The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they’ll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing the city’s people and s...
If you’ve traveled and tried to get on the Internet, you’ve probably seen some pretty suspicious looking Wi-Fi networks with names like “Free Wi-Fi” and “Totally Free Internet.” Those are likely access points you’d best avoid. But there’s...
  When Comcast’s ad sales division Spotlight revealed a partner deal with Rubicon Project earlier this month, it underscored the multiple system operator’s (MSO) push to power the TV buy through both programmatic and direct sales channels. It was a pivotal moment for Comcast. Digi...
Google has been in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, according to sources with knowledge of the company. However, those sources were less clear about whether the companies had reached a final agreement. (One suggested that the deal had closed, the other was noncommittal. A ...
Netflix recently signed deals with Comcast and Verizon to improve streaming quality for its customers. There’s still work to be done, though, and streaming quality can often be shaky. Netflix wants you to know what’s wrong if you have a less-than-good stream, which is why it updates it...
Dropcam, the popular home monitoring camera startup, will be acquired by Nest, maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors. The deal is worth $555 million in cash. Nest itself was just purchased by Google just four months ago for $3.2 billion. But the company says it is undertaking ...
With Google I/O coming up in just a few days, it’s time for a second edition of The Google Tracker, what we hope will be a bi-yearly look at what’s going on at Google HQ. Just like last time, we’ll have a potent mix of news, (good) rumors, and a bit of informed specul...
Who works a ’9-to-5′ these days? For most of us, the idea of an eight-hour workday is an illusion. Even if a job description only stipulates eight hours a day, there’s always extra work after 5 pm, whether we have to do it at our desks or from home. A ’9-to-9′? That’s more like it. Whe...
Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking Built around the Amazon Prime experience, the Fire Phon...