Category archive: Google

Google unifying chat under Babel moniker?

Google unifying chat under Babel moniker?

If recent leaks are to be believed, Google is working on unifying its chat services under the moniker Babel. The project would bring together Google’s Talk application, Google+ chat, Gmail chat, providing a consistent experience across Android and iOS devices initially, with a potential move to other mobile platforms in the future. ¬†Google Voice has…

Google’s Android unit reportedly building a smartwatch

Google's Android unit reportedly building a smartwatch

Image Credit: Android Guys Despite the standard wristwatch falling from popularity in recent years, smartwatches are potentially destined to be big business over the next few years. Arguably the best efforts in this industry have come from lesser known manufacturers like Pebble, which took the smartwatch world by storm with its record-setting Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign…

Google’s trust problem, and why I likely won’t be using Google Keep

Google's trust problem, and why I likely won't be using Google Keep

Google may be suffering from a bit of a trust problem (Via The Atlantic), though they may not know it. When you’re a company like Google, people tend to trust that when you put your weight behind a service, it’s going to be around for a while. We use Gmail as our main email platform,…

With Chromebook Pixel, Google loses sight of the Chrome OS market

With Chromebook Pixel, Google loses sight of the Chrome OS market

Today, Google announced the Chromebook Pixel, and on paper at least, the Pixel is a beautiful laptop. It features a 12.85″ touch screen display with a brilliant 2,560 x 1,700 resolution. That’s over 4 million pixels and a whopping 239 PPI, much akin to that of Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro line. There’s 4GB of RAM,…

Through the looking glass: Google Glass comes to life with new video, website

Through the looking glass: Google Glass comes to life with new video, website

By all accounts, I’m a Google Glass skeptic. While I find wearable technologies such as smartwatches, fitness bands, and other minimally connected devices extremely useful, the thought of being continually connected to a device over a body part through which we process an incomprehensible amount of information already seems to be overkill. I can’t shake…

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