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Glass available today.
Google has allowed any US resident who is 18 years or older to buy Glass ‘for a limited time’ through its website. Many outlets have reported that that ‘limited time’ is in fact today only, so if you’re interested, get in quick here.

Glass available today.

Google has allowed any US resident who is 18 years or older to buy Glass ‘for a limited time’ through its website. Many outlets have reported that that ‘limited time’ is in fact today only, so if you’re interested, get in quick here.

Video:Mini-Games for Glass.

In an attempt to lure developers into creating games for Glass, Google has shown off a few concepts for basic game ideas using the headset’s built in sensors.

Google patent details ad-powered free transport service

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Self-driving vehicles could offer free rides sponsored by advertisers.

Google’s smart contact lens shown off

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Google have announced in a blog post their work to develop a contact lens with “chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter, and an antenna thinner than a human hair”.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.
Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.

Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.

The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Motorola working on modular phones

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Motorola has announced a new research and development team called Project Ara, which aims to develop an ”open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones”.

Android 4.4, Nexus 5 released.
Google has quietly slipped the Nexus 5 into the Play Store, running a new version of Android - version 4.4, or KitKat.
Among other features, the new version of Android features:
Voice activated search with no button presses required - just say “OK Google”.
Faster multitasking.
Combined SMS/MMS/Hangouts messaging app.
Printing from mobile devices to any Google Cloud pront connected printer.
Check out the full list of features here.

Android 4.4, Nexus 5 released.

Google has quietly slipped the Nexus 5 into the Play Store, running a new version of Android - version 4.4, or KitKat.

Among other features, the new version of Android features:

  • Voice activated search with no button presses required - just say “OK Google”.
  • Faster multitasking.
  • Combined SMS/MMS/Hangouts messaging app.
  • Printing from mobile devices to any Google Cloud pront connected printer.

Check out the full list of features here.

Photos: New Glass Coming Later This Year.
Google’s ‘Explorers’ will be getting these later in the year as part of an update program. The main change is a removable mono ear bud to make hearing audio easier, particularly for calls, after user feedback that the previous edition was hard to hear in noisy situations. They are also designed to work with prescription glasses.
Glass looks like it now won’t be available until 2014 for most people, although US residents can still join the Explorer program to try and get their hands on a pair. Current ‘Explorers’ can also invite three friends to join the program.

Photos: New Glass Coming Later This Year.

Google’s ‘Explorers’ will be getting these later in the year as part of an update program. The main change is a removable mono ear bud to make hearing audio easier, particularly for calls, after user feedback that the previous edition was hard to hear in noisy situations. They are also designed to work with prescription glasses.

Glass looks like it now won’t be available until 2014 for most people, although US residents can still join the Explorer program to try and get their hands on a pair. Current ‘Explorers’ can also invite three friends to join the program.

Next version of Android announced as Android passes 1,000,000,000 activations.
The next version of Android will be called KitKat, and be version number 4.4 - crushing rumors of it being called Key Lime Pie and version 5.0.
Sundar Pichai - head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google - made the announcement in a Google+ post today, while also revealing that there have now been over 1 Billion Android device activations to date.

Google apparently went against naming the next iteration of Android as Key Lime Pie, as "very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie". While Nestle are behind the new name (and actively helping to promote it), it’s apparently ”not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” with Google and Nestle both finding plenty to make the arrangement worthwhile.
Google are yet to announce what changes will be included in the new release, except to say it’s their goal to “make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”.
 

Next version of Android announced as Android passes 1,000,000,000 activations.

The next version of Android will be called KitKat, and be version number 4.4 - crushing rumors of it being called Key Lime Pie and version 5.0.

Sundar Pichai - head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google - made the announcement in a Google+ post today, while also revealing that there have now been over 1 Billion Android device activations to date.

Google apparently went against naming the next iteration of Android as Key Lime Pie, as "very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie". While Nestle are behind the new name (and actively helping to promote it), it’s apparently ”not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” with Google and Nestle both finding plenty to make the arrangement worthwhile.

Google are yet to announce what changes will be included in the new release, except to say it’s their goal to “make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”.