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Five finalists have been selected for the Google Lunar XPrize competition (Photo: NASA/JPL...

Five international teams are moving forward from a field of 33 proposals with the goal of performing a robotic landing on the moon, followed by a short drive and high-quality video mooncast, all as part of the Google Lunar XPrize competition to incentivize a new novel, low-cost era of lunar exploration.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Google/LG Nexus 5

Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks like it's going to be a pretty minor update over the Galaxy S4. But is it an upgrade over the latest Nexus? Let's take the features and specs of the GS5 and Nexus 5, put them in our magical comparison machine, and see what happens.  Read More

The Global Forest Watch platform launched this month

According to World Wildlife Fund data, we are losing 12 to 15 million hectares (46,332 to 57,915 square miles) of the world's forests every year. Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change, as it accounts for 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, besides killing biodiversity, depleting natural resources, compromising water sources, causing soil erosion and other environmental problems. Efforts to fight deforestation require fast information that could help authorities and NGOs take action before the worst damage is done. Global Forest Watch is a new initiative offering the possibility to do just that. It monitors deforestation activity across the globe, in near real time.  Read More

'Project Tango strives to give mobile devices a human-like understanding of space and moti...

Smartphones are, well, smart, but they aren't very interested in their surroundings. This may seem trivial, but when it comes to working with people in what we like to call the “real” world, a mobile device that doesn't understand much outside of its camera view has only limited usefulness. With these limitations in mind, Google’s Project Tango is working on a smartphone that can map its environment in 3D in real time to provide user and device with some common ground.  Read More

Here's how to print directly to a Wi-Fi printer, or a remote printer using Google Cloud Pr...

If you own a Kindle Fire HD or HDX there might be some times when you’ll want to print an email, document, or web article from it. You can print directly to modern Wi-Fi printers. And since the Kindle Fire runs on Android, it’s easy to set it up to use Google Cloud Print and print to virtually any printer that’s connected to the web.  Read More

Here's how to install Google apps on Kindle Fire HD with no rooting required

One of the main reasons to root your Kindle Fire is so you can install the Google Play Store and have access to apps that can't be found in the Amazon Appstore. But if you're worried about voiding the warranty or dealing with the rooting process in general, you can sideload apps. The cool thing about this technique is it doesn't require you to root the device first. Here's how to get most of the Google apps on your Kindle Fire HD or HDX.  Read More

More than six months after it launched, Gizmag revisits and re-reviews the 2013 Nexus 7

It's been more than six months since we reviewed the 2013 Nexus 7. Since then it's received a big software update, along with some new competition. Join Gizmag, as we revisit the 2nd-gen Nexus 7 half a year later.  Read More

The CRUTEM4 dataset provides Google Earth users with access to one of the most widely used...

Talking about the weather is a pastime as old as language, but climate researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have just given people a whole lot more to talk about. As part of an ongoing effort to increase the accessibility and transparency of data on past climate and climate change, they've made one of the most widely used records of Earth's climate accessible through Google Earth.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Google/Asus N...

It took a while for hardware manufacturers to squeeze high-resolution screens into smaller tablets, but those floodgates are now wide open. Let's take the features and specs of one of the first razor-sharp mini-tablets, the 2013 Nexus 7, and compare them to those of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the new Google Glass prescription frames, which just might help to reduce t...

When we reviewed Google Glass, one of our big questions was whether Google can do anything to make the specs less awkward to wear in public. We recently got our hands on something that might help out. Read on, as Gizmag takes a look at the new titanium prescription frames for Google Glass.  Read More

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