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.
I am exactly the person who should be excited about Google's "social" media player: I have room in my life for a streaming media gizmo — right now I lean on my Xbox 360, but have always been Roku curious — I use an Android smartphone as my primary device and I'm always in the market for innovative gadgets. That, and it simply looks like a gadget you want to own. I was immediately taken with it. With its round body and bold LED stripe, it looks like a cannonball fired out of the world of Tron. Yet, painfully, I find myself the opposite of excited. Make no mistake, the Nexus Q is one hot little piece of hardware. It does a lot of amazingly smart things. At the same time, a few key choices by Google has effectively knock the legs out from under Q, and put a wall up between user and device. So, yes, that's not a typo: here are the zero reasons why you should plunk your money down for the Nexus Q.
Google took the wraps off a lot of new hardware this week, but one thing it didn't show off was its Android Accessory Development Kit — an angular box that resembles an alarm clock you'd find in a modern art museum.
What's it feel like to leap out a helicopter and land on the roof of the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Google's I/O conference? Google just released a video of a practice jump showing skydivers fully loaded with Project Glass glasses falling out of the sky.
Along with the Nexus 7 tablet and the orb-shaped Nexus Q streaming media player, Google spent a huge chunk of its Google I/O conference talking about its next version of Android: 4.1 aka Jellybean.
After showing some incredible footage from a few pros leaping out of a plane, parachuting onto a roof and then biking over to the Google I/O conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin took to the stage to drop some shell-shocking news on Project Glass's pricing and availability.
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.