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Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

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I didn’t spend a lot of time with the software but a quick look at the hardware was impressive. At 340 grams, this feels more like a heavy phone (see anything HTC made last year) than a small tablet. We’re not sure how the mA hours/16 core processor/9 hours...
Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright
With Sights Dead Set on the Living Room, Google Debuts A Streaming Media Device

Can Google’s Nexus Q media streamer play games? Sort of

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Google’s freshly-announced Nexus Q media streamer may be designed for music and movies, but developers have already used the device for something else entirely: games. Philippe Hausler, a developer at software company Apportable managed to get the Android game Swords and Soldiers running on the Nexus Q. But there’s one problem: The game isn’t actually...
Can Google’s Nexus Q media streamer play games? Sort of

Google Delays The Nexus Q To Make It "Better," But Pre-Order Customers Get A Free Dev Unit

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Here’s hoping you weren’t planning on using one of Google’s Nexus Qs any time soon — the company has just revealed to pre-order customers that it has postponed the device’s consumer launch because users wanted more out of the curious little orb. That said, Google’s curious little media orb has...
Google Delays The Nexus Q To Make It "Better," But Pre-Order Customers Get A Free Dev Unit
CyanogenMod 9 and XBMC ported to Nexus Q as proofs of concept
Nexus Q app updated to support all devices running Android 2.3 and higher

Farewell to the Start button? Windows 8 leak points to another big change

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Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft’s PC operating system, will be a radical change for people who pick it up for the first time, with a primary screen based on tiles similar to the Windows Phone interface — relegating the old-fashioned yet familiar Windows desktop to a secondary status....
Farewell to the Start button? Windows 8 leak points to another big change

Google’s No.1 priority for US-made Nexus Q was faster design iterations, not cost

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Since Google unveiled its Nexus Q streaming device at Google I/O, more and more details having been coming out about what is essentially a set-top box (albeit orb-shaped) AppleTV competitor with a built-in stereo amplifier. Google was first to make it clear that the device was being manufactured entirely in...
Google’s No.1 priority for US-made Nexus Q was faster design iterations, not cost

Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

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Google’s Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now available for sale in the Google Play store. For $59.99, customers can charge their Nexus 4 device wirelessly using the Qi inductive charger. The company says that it expects orders to begin shipping in less than one week.   At first glance, one...
Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball
Google Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb Now On Sale For $59.99 From Google Play, Ships In Less Than One Week
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Google Just One-Upped Apple: The Nexus Q Is Made In The USA

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Google introduced the Nexus Q today at I/O 2012. It's a dark grey orb that streams your Google Play content to your TV. It works similarly to Apple TV. The difference is that etched into the bottom of each model is the line, "Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A." The...
Google Just One-Upped Apple: The Nexus Q Is Made In The USA

Sphero gets an improved, multifunction Drive app, we go hands-on

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Just about a year ago we got to review Orbotix's Sphero, and while it was an amusing little remote control orb, its controls left a lot to be desired. A couple months ago, the company gave Sphero some new firmware that included the "Vector Drive" feature, which eliminated Sphero's...
Sphero gets an improved, multifunction Drive app, we go hands-on

Google Just Declared War On These 12 Products (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, AMZN, FB)

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Google just announced several new devices and services at its annual I/O conference. Many are direct competitors with products from Apple, Microsoft, and other Silicon Valley giants. One Google executive even called out Microsoft at one point.Amazon's Kindle Fire Google's Nexus 7 tablet feels like a Kindle competitor because of...
Google Just Declared War On These 12 Products (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, AMZN, FB)

LG Nexus 4 hits O2 UK on November 13

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The LG Nexus 4 will land exclusively on O2 in the UK, the carrier has announced, with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone set to hit stores on Tuesday, November 13. Launched on Monday – you can check out our hands-on here - the Nexus 4 runs the latest version of Android...
LG Nexus 4 hits O2 UK on November 13

Google starts selling $60 wireless charging orb for Nexus 4

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Google starts selling $60 wireless charging orb for Nexus 4
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Wonderbook: Book of spells - review

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Wonderbook: Book of spells is the latest must-have Harry Potter release, an interactive textbook for all wannabe-wizards and, in the words of JK Rowling, 'the closest a Muggle can come to a real spellbook'. Sound intriguing? We sent site member TheBookThief along to take a look!Have you read Wonderbook? Email...
Wonderbook: Book of spells - review

Walter Cronkite Demonstrates the Home of the Future in 1967

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Take heart. You could be controlling your television from a panel half the size of a pool table. Sometimes, I take the remote control and the hardware and software it controls for granted. Increasingly complex television choices have overtaxed our television user interfaces. We ask too much of the humble...
Walter Cronkite Demonstrates the Home of the Future in 1967
New Google Music app breaks compatibility with ill-fated Nexus Q media streamer
Nexus Q in stock at Google Play Store, orders arriving in 3-5 business days
Otoy's Tech Streams Games, Apps, And More Across All Devices In A Browser Window

Google Debuts Nexus Q, A Media Streaming Device, But Will It Convince Anyone to Use Google Play?

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(Photo: Google) At it’s I/O developer conference today, Google introduced a new hardware device fit for the living room that streams music and video to a variety of Wifi-connected devices. A black orb with a glowing blue stripe, the Nexus Q is not just pretty, it’s Apple-quality pretty. In fact,...
Google Debuts Nexus Q, A Media Streaming Device, But Will It Convince Anyone to Use Google Play?

Microsoft may bring back start button and boot to desktop for Windows 8.1

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It's hardly a secret that the computer-buying public hasn't fallen head over heels for the Windows 8 start screen. In fact, a whole cottage industry has sprung up around returning Windows to its version-7 glory. The latest rumors indicate that Microsoft may be moving to squash these apps, by...
Microsoft may bring back start button and boot to desktop for Windows 8.1

Windows 8′s next victim: Microsoft kills the Start button

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Where do you want to go today?17 years ago, on the back of a huge advertising campaign (video below), Microsoft launched one of the most recognizable mainstays of computing: the Start button. It’s hard to quantify the reach of the Start button, but given the number of PCs in the...
Windows 8′s next victim: Microsoft kills the Start button

Dirt-cheap alternatives to the Google Nexus Q

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Before you plunk down $300 on Google's new media-streaming orb, consider the many other products that do a lot more for a lot less. [Read more]...
Dirt-cheap alternatives to the Google Nexus Q

Fitbug launches Bluetooth-connected activity sleep tracker and scales (hands-on)

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Not to be confused with a similar product, the UK-based Fitbug has unveiled a collection of new connected health gadgets here at CES. The Fitbug orb is button-sized tracker that measures calories, distance and even pace. The pedometer tech inside also monitors your sleeping pattern. Connectivity wise, it can...
Fitbug launches Bluetooth-connected activity sleep tracker and scales (hands-on)

One of the biggest "check list" items for me for the next iPhone is wireless charging ... I know its still the early years for it but it would be so much easier to toss down my phone on a pad or an orb than having to plug it in. that extra 2 - 3 seconds o

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Agree. I wouldn't hold my breath for Apple doing this soon (I imagine it would require some fairly major design trade-offs), but I'd welcome it. I still have the wireless charging pad for the Pre!...
One of the biggest "check list" items for me for the next iPhone is wireless charging ... I know its still the early years for it but it would be so much easier to toss down my phone on a pad or an orb than having to plug it in. that extra 2 - 3 seconds o
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