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Google's new Street View feature

So, if it isn't enough for you that it's now possible to see the view from almost any road in the world while sitting at your computer, today Google announced a new Street View feature. If there's a clock in the upper left-hand corner of an image, it means you can see what that scene looked like up to seven years ago.  Read More

Google reCAPTCHA helps to verify humans on the Web and digitize old texts

Do you get frustrated filling out those online forms with jumbled letters to prove that you're human, only to get them wrong? They're called CAPTCHA puzzles and are designed to be difficult for computers to crack. Google's Street View technology, however, can decipher them with 99 percent accuracy.  Read More

Google Camera's new Lens Blur effect simulates bokeh

With the new Google Camera app, you can choose where your photo is focused after you shoot, and then dial in whatever amount of lens blur you like to separate the subject from the background. It's a very clever piece of software that simulates the bokeh effect you get from using an expensive, large-sensor SLR camera and an expensive, wide aperture telephoto lens.  Read More

Google is planning to release its Project Ara modular smartphone in January 2015 (Image: G...

At the first Project Ara developer conference this week, project leader Paul Eremenko revealed that Google's modular smartphone is set for a January 2015 release. To come in drab gray so as to encourage personal customization, the device will start at a price of around US$50.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the 2014 HTC One (M8) and LG/Google Nexus 5

If you talk to the biggest Android fans, there aren't many brand names that create more excitement than Nexus and HTC One. How does the latest hardware for each of these brands stack up? Let's compare the specs of the HTC One (M8) and LG/Google Nexus 5.  Read More

The HTC One M8 is available now in the US and Canada

HTC announced its successor to last year's heralded HTC One in New York on Tuesday, which we'll be calling the HTC One M8. Although the main details of the phone had largely been leaked in advance of the event, there were still a few surprises and a lot to like in a phone that keeps and improves upon the best features of the original One, while also adding new features from other top phones of the past year and taking an above-and-beyond approach to customer service.  Read More

Google has followed up its Titanium collection of Glass frames (pictured) by partnering wi...

Google has announced a strategic partnership with premium eyewear manufacturer Luxottica Group for a range of Glass frames. The Luxottica Group owns a number of well-known brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley and Vogue Eyewear. The deal is aimed encouraging uptake of Google Glass.  Read More

Google Now notifications are being rolled out to Google Chrome

Google has announced the roll-out of Google Now for Chrome. Google Now users will be able to receive their automated updates in their browser once it has been updated and if they are signed into Chrome. The roll-out is expected to take up to a few weeks.  Read More

The Moto 360 will be available in summer 2014 (Northern Hemisphere)

Motorola announced its first smart watch, the Moto 360, in conjunction with Google's announcement of Android Wear, the company's new port of a modified form of Android and Google Now, which it hopes will serve as a platform for all sorts of wearable devices in the near future.  Read More

LG has announced the launch its LG G Watch, which will use Google's new Android Wear platf...

LG has announced the G Watch, one of the first smartwatches to be powered by Google's new Android Wear operating system. The news was released as part of a coordinated launch by Google and its partners on Tuesday. The G Watch continues LG's foray into the wearables market following the Lifeband Touch.  Read More

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