If you are a gadget junkie, prepare your wallet, because we have some interesting news for you. Google has announced that they will for one day, only in the United States, allow everyone to purchase their “smart” glasses Glass without special invitation.
Google has paid one million euros fine handed down to him by the Italian Authority for the protection of privacy (Garant per la protezione dei give personali) after complaints that their cars used to capture the surrounding area for the Street View were not clearly marked.
Google through its official blog announced a new operating system that will run on future wearable gadgets such as smart watches, bracelets, etc. The new operating system is called Android Wear and as its name suggests is based on the well-known Android. In order to use small screens such come right along with clocks, Google has adapted whole interface.
The big news today is that Google is preparing to encrypt their search data. They are planning to automatically encrypt not only the connections, but the information sent back to the user. On the surface this would seem to be a big step towards preventing people like the NSA from finding out what we do on the internet and it would be in line with consumer demands for more protection from spying eyes. The question is, will this move actually do anything or is it all just a feel good PR event.
The Wall Street Journal has information about Google's upcoming smart watch based on Android. The device will serve same as the Nexus line as an example of the reference design of smart watches, sources say.
It seems that Windows 8.x is not selling as well as Microsoft would like it to. After boasting about how game changing the new OS would be for end users, the only game that seems to be changing is Microsoft’s revenue stream. Just before the new OS came out we talked about the impact of Windows 8 on OEMs especially with Microsoft entering into direct competition. Most OEMs were not happy about the licensing costs they would have to pay for Windows 8/RT and felt that Microsoft’s entry would make things even more unfair.
Google has unveiled Project Tango, which allows smart mobile phones to create realistic 3D maps of space and virtual reality as the user moves in real space. Technology has come from the department of Motorola Mobility, Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), which has its roots in the US Department of Defense, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Specifically, when Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, they decided to keep the department in the company.
After Dong Nguyen released the Flappy Bird game, it has gained considerable popularity, which on a daily basis generated $50,000 in revenues from ads. How popular has it become you can see by many used smartphone on sale whose users among other specifications emphasize the installation of the Flappy Bird and sell their smartphones for much bigger price that they would do it without the game.
Early February was not good for Samsung's mobile operating system Tizen, namely Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has dropped out of the upcoming supply of smart phones powered by this OS. This seemed like the beginning of a bad trend.
From Google have officially confirmed the information that was leaked to the media just a few hours earlier; Motorola was sold to Lenovo. A week after it emerged that they agreed to purchase IBM Servers, a Chinese manufacturer of computers and equipment took another significant global company.