Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Platform

Google takes the wraps off Expeditions, its amazing new virtual reality tool

Google takes the wraps off Expeditions, its amazing new virtual reality tool

By on May 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM.

Just like Microsoft and Facebook, it looks like Google is going all in on virtual reality technology. Google has created an educational tool called Expeditions that lets students take virtual tours of some of the world’s most famous places. The company has started rolling Expeditions out to schools, which have embraced it as a way to offer students field trips to exotic locations that they otherwise would never be able to go to. More →

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Jay Z Tidal Sony Royalties

The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks

By on May 28, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks

How much worse could things get for Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service? We may be about to find out. Bloomberg’s insider sources say that both Sony and Warner have been asking Tidal for huge advances in exchange for the rights to stream their artists’ catalogs. While Tidal has apparently come to an agreement with Warner, it seems the Sony deal isn’t done yet — and if Tidal can’t find the cash to pay its requested royalties, it could lose the music of Beyoncé, who just happens to be one of Tidal’s flagship artists along with being Jay Z’s wife. More →

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Hit List

Google VR GoPro Jump YouTube Platform

Google’s secret weapon for creating amazing immersive virtual reality experiences

By on May 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

Google’s secret weapon for creating amazing immersive virtual reality experiences

Google on Thursday unveiled a variety of interesting new products and initiatives at Google I/O 2015, including Android M, Google Now, Google Photos, which will be available to users in the near future. But the company also took the wraps off its new major virtual reality plans, revealing a secret weapon that will help it offer users amazing immersive VR experiences.

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Game Changers

Android M: Google Maps Offline Navigation Support

The Google Maps feature you’ve been dreaming about is finally coming

By on May 28, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

The Google Maps feature you’ve been dreaming about is finally coming

Google on Thursday talked about its plans to bring Android to even more users in the coming year, by targeting more developing markets with Android One and Chromebook devices. In the process, the company also revealed how it’s optimizing its services and apps to run better on slower networks, revealing amazing new Google Maps features.

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Google Now Update

Google Now is about to get amazing with ‘Now on Tap’

By on May 28, 2015 at 1:34 PM.

Google Now is about to get amazing with ‘Now on Tap’

Google a few moments ago introduced that amazing new changes are coming to Google Now with a new software feature Google is calling ‘Now on Tap’. ‘Now on Tap’ brings Google Now functionality to the next level by leveraging context awareness to bring you even more information super quickly. More →

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Google Project Brillo Internet Of Things

Google unveils Project Brillo, its next major software platform that goes way beyond phones

By on May 28, 2015 at 1:21 PM.

Google unveils Project Brillo, its next major software platform that goes way beyond phones

Google isn’t just putting its software on phones anymore. The company on Thursday unveiled a new platform called Project Brillo that will be its operating system for the so-called “Internet of things,” which is an industry buzzword for having several different household devices that are connected to the Internet and can communicate with one another. More →

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Google Inbox Invite

Google just released a huge update for the Inbox – and it’s now open to everyone

By on May 28, 2015 at 1:16 PM.

Google just released a huge update for the Inbox – and it’s now open to everyone

Compared to Gmail, Google’s Inbox app is a complete reimagining of email. Sure, it borrows plenty of features from earlier services like Mailbox, but it brings new features to the table as well, and it wraps them in a gorgeous user interface similar to the UIs found in other Google apps.

Well, Google announced on Thursday that it’s releasing a big update for its new “email killer,” and it’s also tossing out the invite system and opening Inbox up to all users. More →

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Android M Android Wear Features

Google’s not done improving its Android Wear smartwatches

By on May 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

Google’s not done improving its Android Wear smartwatches

Google on Thursday kicked off its 2015 edition of the Google I/O developers conference, announcing a bunch of interesting new products, including the new Android M operating system, but also new features for its smartwatch platform, Android Wear.

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Google Android M Google I/O

The future of Android is here: Google announces Android M

By on May 28, 2015 at 12:52 PM.

The future of Android is here: Google announces Android M

Google I/O 2015 is just getting started and Google kicked off the conference with an announcement about its highly anticipated Android M. As expected, Google has added new app permissions controls for Android so users have more control over what data they share with developers. The biggest change here is that Android apps will ask for permissions whenever you use specific features within the app instead of before you install the app. More →

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