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Big-Name VCs Form "Glass Collective" to Back Google Glass App Makers

Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?

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The tech giant's 'wearable computing' project is now being tested by volunteers, meaning you might already have been surreptitiously filmed and uploaded on to Google's servers. How worried should you be?If you haven't heard about the excitement around Google Glass - the head-mounted glasses that can shoot video, take pictures,...
Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?
Pebble smartwatch review

Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things

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Google on Wednesday launched Google Keep, an Android and web app designed to help users remember things and jot down ideas. Keep appears to be Google’s answer to Apple’s Notes feature, which rolled out a web version last year. It could also serve as a basic, mobile to-do-list service for...
Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things
Man allegedly assaulted in Paris McDonald's over augmented reality headset

Apple buys indoor location company WifiSlam

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Apple is still working to improve its outdoor mapping capabilities, and meanwhile looks to be getting into indoor navigation too. The company has acquired an indoor GPS service called WifiSlam. Apple confirmed the acquisition, and the Wall Street Journal reports that it paid around $20 million “recently” for the Palo...
Apple buys indoor location company WifiSlam

Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

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Google has a lot of information at its disposal, and it’s using it to great effect in its Field Trip app. The app debuted on Android devices last fall, but it just arrived on iOS last week. Using notifications and an optional Bluetooth connection, Field Trip turns your phone into...
Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

Smart, Wearable, Invisible, Thin: 4 CES Tech Trends To Track In 2013

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What can we learn about the upcoming year in technology by reading the CES tea leaves? Next week we'll see the annual explosion of new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show, the gadget-lovers orgy in Las Vegas. By parsing the many products, one can get a sense of not...
Smart, Wearable, Invisible, Thin: 4 CES Tech Trends To Track In 2013

GigaOM Chrome Show 6: Chrome battle plans shown off at Google I/O

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Google I/O has come and gone without any new Chrome OS hardware. Was it a bust for Chromies? Not at all, but most of the news were behind the scenes services and provided context for Chrome’s cross-platform future vision. You can see some of that future in Chromium for the...
GigaOM Chrome Show 6: Chrome battle plans shown off at Google I/O
Look out Nike Fuel band, UnderArmour's fitness strap measures WILLPower!
Stained Glass Labs Launches As A Wearable Computing Startup Incubator

Glass to gain third-party Twitter client, Google teaches Glass use

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Google Glass will have at least one app for it upon its consumer release, following reports that a Twitter client is being worked on for the device. The news of the app comes at the same time as the search company releases a video explaining to future users how to...
Glass to gain third-party Twitter client, Google teaches Glass use

Amazon scales up its Cloud Player music app for the iPad and iPad mini

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Amazon’s streaming music service, Cloud Player, has been available on iOS for more than six months, but designed for an iPhone or iPod touch screen. But as of Wednesday, it’s now optimized for both the larger display of the iPad and the slightly smaller iPad mini, Amazon announced Wednesday. The...
Amazon scales up its Cloud Player music app for the iPad and iPad mini
Looking to try Google Glass? This guy 3D-printed a pair and released the design

Yes, Android 4.2 runs on the Chromepixel Pixel and other laptops

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When Google announced the Chromebook Pixel with high resolution touchscreen last week I noted that there was something missing. Namely, I think the device would greatly benefit from the ability to run Android apps, which are already touch-optimized. Sure you can navigate the web via touch — we do that...
Yes, Android 4.2 runs on the Chromepixel Pixel and other laptops

Updated: Amazon tells iOS users not to download latest Kindle app update

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Update, 9:53 AM PT: Amazon’s updated the Kindle iOS app to fix the bug, and the updated app is in the App Store now. After fielding complaints from users of its iOS Kindle app of reset reading settings and missing books following an update, Amazon is now cautioning its iOS users...
Updated: Amazon tells iOS users not to download latest Kindle app update

Meeker: The next ten years will be about wearable computing and personal data

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The photo wars aren’t over, but a shift is about to take place in terms of the content we upload and share to the internet, according to Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker and her trademark frenzy of Powerpoint slides at D11. After years of uploading any and every photo to the...
Meeker: The next ten years will be about wearable computing and personal data

MoPub says 3/4 of mobile ad spending went to iOS devices during Q1

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Android may be the most used mobile operating system, but to get their ads in front of their preferred customers, advertisers are continuing to rely heavily on iOS devices. According to the Mobile Advertising Marketplace report published by MoPub on Thursday, 75 percent of spending on mobile advertising during the first...
MoPub says 3/4 of mobile ad spending went to iOS devices during Q1

Live blog: Apple's WWDC keynote starts 10 a.m. PT Monday

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It feels like forever since we’ve done one of these, doesn’t it? It’s actually only been seven months. But still! That’s a really long gap between Apple events. So on Monday just before 10 a.m. PT, we’ll be kicking off our live blogging coverage of the opening keynote for WWDC...
Live blog: Apple's WWDC keynote starts 10 a.m. PT Monday

GigaOM Chrome Show: New hardware hints and a Skype on the web letdown

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This week’s Chrome podcast kicks off with news that Google is testing Chrome OS on Intel’s fourth-generation chips, which aren’t due out until June. That opens the possibility for more high-end Chromebooks that will have much better battery life. Chris shares his experiences with Chrome OS so far and we...
GigaOM Chrome Show: New hardware hints and a Skype on the web letdown
The part of wearables that geeks forget about: not looking like a tool
Nexus devices slowly getting Android 4.2.2 (but you can get it now)

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales
Google Project Glass patent shows control system using infrared rings and fingernails

Apple hires former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson for environmental efforts

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Apple has hired former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to oversee environmental activities at Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced at AllThingsD’s D11 conference on Tuesday night. Jackson stepped down as EPA head in January, after serving under the Obama administration. Cook said that Jackson will be reporting directly to him...
Apple hires former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson for environmental efforts

Report: Apple loses exclusive iPhone trademark in Brazil

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A Brazilian regulatory agency on Wednesday ruled that Apple is not the only company that can exclusively sell smartphones bearing the iPhone name in the country. Gradiente Electronica, a local company that had registered the name in 2000, is the other, the BBC reported. Gradiente was granted the iPhone trademark...
Report: Apple loses exclusive iPhone trademark in Brazil
LG rumored to be building its own smartwatch to compete with Apple, Samsung, and Google

Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

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[tc_5min code="517687315"] As the race toward mainstream wearable computing heats up, watches are hot and smart watches are hotter. In fact, word on the street is that Apple is working on a new smart watch that would integrate with its iCloud and iOS devices. But as it stands now, the...
Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

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Pandora users streaming free tunes all month long may find that today is the day the music died: Pandora is limiting its free monthly service to 40 hours. Don’t worry though, the free tunes start up again the following month or you can choose to pay a small fee for...
Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

Angie's List merchants can now accept payments with Square

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Consumer review service Angie’s List is partnering with Square to let merchants — service providers like plumbers, housecleaners and painters — accept credit card payments from their iPhones. In what appears to be a first for Square (I’m checking with the company but haven’t been able to reach them yet),...
Angie's List merchants can now accept payments with Square
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?