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  • Live Blog: Google I/O 2016 Opening Keynote #IO16

    … Hello from Google I/O, Google’s annual developers conference. While developers are the main audience, the opening keynote that we’re live blogging will be sharing news of upcoming products from Google of interest to everyone. This year, Google I/O has moved from its traditional home in San Francisco to an outdoor setting: the Shoreline…

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  • Make It So: Google’s Voice-Search-Enabled Star Trek Communicator Pin

    … it, and as the picture indicates, it’s a circular piece of hardware that is Bluetooth-enabled and contains a mic. It’s activated by tapping on it. And, like the Android watch, it’s also connected to a smartphone. Time says the idea behind the Google Communicator, beyond seeing if it could be built, was to “test out how users might interact…

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  • Wearables Game Changer: Android Wear Now Compatible With iPhone

    … Google just changed the rules for wearables. It has introduced Android Wear for iOS. The caveat is that right now it’s only available for one smartwatch, the LG Urbane. However Google said, “All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei, Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.” The Apple Watch has been…

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  • IDC: Smartphone Growth Slows, Apple Watch Now #2 Wearable After Fitbit

    … in the markeet after market leader Fitbit. The firm estimates that Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in Q2. Below is the leaderboard for wearables manufacturers on a global basis according to IDC estimates. Consumers have so far had a somewhat muted response to smartwatches. Apple sales have been decent, though below expectations, while Android Wear device…

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  • Google Releases First Apple Watch App: Google News & Weather

    … Search App — which contains Google Now predictive information — is perhaps the most killer app for Google’s own Android Wear line of watches. I haven’t even had the Google Search App send any Google Now notifications to my watch. This might be because on iOS, these seem to happen far less frequently than with Android. I certainly wish that they’d…

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