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Back in December, we learned that the final deadline for the prestigious Lunar XPrize had been pushed back to 2016, giving the teams a little more time to perfect their creations. We also heard that up to US$6 million in funding would be awarded to the most promising teams. The results are now in and the front runners are beginning to emerge. Read More
We first caught a glimpse of Google's Project Ara modular smartphone early last year, but the company has just shown off a working prototype, and says an initial pilot program will begin in Puerto Rico in the second half of 2015. The update came at Project Ara's second annual developer conference held at Google's headquarters in in Mountain View, California. Read More
Not so long ago, the idea of a universal language translation device making the jump from science fiction to reality seemed preposterous. Google Translate, however, is fast becoming that device. Its most recent update includes seamless conversation and foreign text translation. Read More
It was an unusual year for mobile tech at CES 2015, with two of the most intriguing mobile devices coming from companies we'd never heard of before. The smartphone we drooled over most was the Saygus V2 from a small American company, and as for tablets, it was the Chinese startup founded by a trio of ex-Googlers called Jide and its upcoming "Remix Ultra Tablet" that was the most intriguing large screen device. Read More
Google's Chromecast streaming device has been around for more than a year now and its user base continues to grow. We already showed you some cool ways to get the most out of your Chromecast using the Chrome browser on a computer when the device was first released and, although those tips still work, we thought it worth taking a look at the dongle 18 months on to show you even more things it is capable of using your smartphone or tablet. Read More
Google has announced that the Cast technology on which its Chromecast is based will soon be used in speakers. Google Cast for audio will allow users to stream audio services wirelessly to compatible speakers. Users will also be able to control the speakers via a computer or mobile device. Read More
Some residents of Minnesota received a holiday gift this December – the fastest home internet speed available just about anywhere in the world. US Internet, based in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka, announced this week that it has begun rolling out 10 gigabit per second internet access, ten times faster than Google Fiber's much-publicized gigabit connections, and similar planned networks in the UK. Read More
Google has been developing autonomous car technology since 2010. Now, it has unveiled the first complete prototype of its self-driving car. The company expects the vehicle to be hitting the streets of California some time in 2015. Read More
Teams competing for the Google Lunar XPrize have been given some significant leeway to develop their projects, with the final deadline now pushed back to 2016. According to the competition’s judges, there’s been significant progress towards completing the lofty goal, with US$6 million in funding to be awarded in January 2015. Read More
If you're shopping for a huge smartphone this holiday season, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Google Nexus 6 are two of your best options. Let's take a quick hands-on look at the two phablets. Read More
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