Google is calling its Nexus Q the "first social streaming media player." What does that mean to the company? Well, a streaming device that looks like a futuristic cannonball, and allows you to play video and music from Google Play and YouTube. It's also controlled by your Android smartphone or tablet, so that you and your friends can all get in on it. Read on for what to expect.
The cat is officially out of the bag — we've got another tablet to obsess over, again. At Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced its Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus. Is it everything you were expecting it to be? Let's find out.
Rumors of Google launching a flagship "Nexus" tablet have swirled around since late 2011. It's highly likely that the search giant will show off the "Nexus 7" tablet at the company's Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday.
The techno-wizards over at Google X, the company's R&D laboratory working on its self-driving cars and Project Glass, linked 16,000 processors together to form a neural network and then had it go forth and try to learn on its own. Turns out, massive digital networks are a lot like bored humans poking at iPads.
Forget about the latest Android rumors for a second and take a look at what Google and Lego just released for Chrome. It's called Build, and it lets you build virtual brick creations with official Lego bricks on a plot of land. So long social life!
Even though Siri is technically still in "beta," its introduction is having a ripple effect on Apple's rivals — namely Google. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is scrambling to build its own voice assistant for Android devices.
In more Google news, Google recently purchased social media site Meebo and has announced a shutdown of most of Meebo's products, leading to a fairly sad set of new banners on Meebo's site. The first states "Google has recently acquired Meebo!" The second: "Meebo.com will be shutting down July 11, 2102."
Just as the inevitable presidential candidate gaffes promise to make this summer a paradise for late night comics ("Amercia"? Classic!), the pending triangular smartphone battle between Google, Apple and Samsung is making tech reporters cackle with delight.
We just told you about a DIY Street View kit and smaller Street View cars that can navigate narrow roads. Today, Google is showing off a backpack-worn Street View camera that will allow the technology to go wherever a pair of legs can.
While Google Street View's ability to give you a glimpse from the ground anywhere in the world may seem magical, there are still a few streets out there the nosy cars can't roll down. Some of those roads are found in Belgium, where a crowdsourcing effort is cataloging streets too narrow for Google's all-seeing cars.