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We want to like Google's Nexus Q. It isn't shaped like a run-of-the-mill media box, it's got a ton of — dare we say? — hot wires snaking out of its rear Matrix-style, it's got several components built in the U.S.A. and it glows! That's about as nice as we can be to the orby Nexus Q, because when it comes right down to functionality there are really 0 reasons to spend $300 on Google's Magic 8-Ball. But that's okay (for now), because where there's room for improvement, the eager developers and hackers always have you covered. Here are six "fixes" and proof-of-concepts that give us hope that the Nexus Q is more than just an expensive paperweight.
Google Fiber, the company's 1 gigabyte-per-second network that's "100 times faster than today's average broadband," just finished rolling out in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Or, rather, Fiber finished rolling out in just the pair of Kansas cities. This is what your net on Google looks — or could look — like.
British Airways recently announced it will begin Googling first and business class customers. This would provide check-in staff the details needed to provide these fliers with more customized service, according to the company. While some will no doubt appreciate the special attention, those who value their privacy might take issue with the practice.