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Google Maps on iOS and Android redesigned with more intuitive turn-by-turn navigation May 15th 2013, 20:05
Google has already announced a pretty major overhaul of the desktop version of Maps, but it looks like the mobile versions will be getting some updates as well with a new layout and support for real-time updates and Google Offers.Media files:
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41 new Google+ features announced at Google I/O May 15th 2013, 20:02
With Google I/O taking place today, the company announced 41 brand new features to Google+.Media files:
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Makr Shakr at Google I/O 2013 photo gallery May 15th 2013, 19:45
When we heard that a robot was making cocktails at Google I/O, we had to stop by for pictures. And of course, a few rounds.Media files:
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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S4 Google Edition: Spec Showdown May 15th 2013, 19:45
Google didn’t announce it’s own new phone, but it has co-opted the Samsung Galaxy S4 to house its own services. The Galaxy S4 will get Google-fied, essentially turning it into a Nexus device, starting June 26. We take a look at how devices stack up.Media files:
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Check out this beautiful, illegally-made GIF mapping the Internet May 15th 2013, 19:45
Taking a “picture” of the Internet is actually very illegal, but that didn’t stop this white-hat hacker-researcher from embarking on this “fun” project.Media files:
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Google Play Store gets a sleek but subtle facelift May 15th 2013, 19:45
Google recently unveiled a new, updated look to its Play Store, the center for all of its downloadable content. The new look is clean, airier, and much easier for users to navigate and interact with.Media files:
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Google Now has Siri in its sights, adds voice reminders and deeper search integration May 15th 2013, 19:24
Google has updated its Google Now app for Android, adding voice-activated reminders, media recommendations, and further integration with Search, enabling it to become a better personal assistant.Media files:
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Could Chinese-made BYD e6 EV be America’s next green taxi? May 15th 2013, 19:15
BYD stands for “Build Your Dreams,” which is fitting enough. Its plans to sell electric taxis and buses in the United States are pretty far out.Media files:
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Lateral thinking: BMW M5 sets Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift May 15th 2013, 19:15
An M5 drifted the equivalent of 51.278 miles around a circular skidpad at BMW’s Performance Center in South Carolina.Media files:
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Webby Awards announces this year’s meme nominees May 15th 2013, 18:45
The Webby Awards, in conjunction with Buzzfeed, announced the nominees of this year’s “Meme of the Year.”Media files:
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Breaking down the high-tech global jigsaw puzzle of ‘Iron Man 3′ May 15th 2013, 18:22
Marvel Studios executive vice president of visual effects Victoria Alonso chats with Digital Trends about the challenges of piecing together the eye candy in Iron Man 3 with the various teams scattered around the globe.Media files:
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Bologna Airport won’t have any delays with this Lamborghini Aventador on aircraft taxi duty May 15th 2013, 18:15
A Lamborghini Aventador will guide planes to their gates at the Bologna Airport as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration.Media files:
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This modular 8-in-1 table has never made us appreciate math more May 15th 2013, 18:15
A furniture equivalent of a swiss army knife, the D*Table looks like your average table but can transform into eight different shapes. Furthermore, the designers are planning to apply the same logic in building homes.Media files:
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Android tablets should finally start getting better apps May 15th 2013, 17:49
It was promised and Google I/O delivered, Android Studio is the company’s latest development environment for Android and it brings a lot of changes that should benefit both developers and users.Media files:
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Could your next car be a ‘micro-hybrid?’ Johnson Controls Inc. exec says yes May 15th 2013, 17:45
Modern hybrids in the near future will give way to “micro-hybrids,” which will operate on less power and offer higher fuel economy. We’re eager to know more but for now the new hybrid breed is a pipedream.Media files:
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The Galaxy S4 will also be sold as a Nexus phone by Google May 15th 2013, 17:29
Here’s a tantalizing rumor: Samsung is preparing a version of its flagship smartphone running stock Android without its TouchWiz user interface, known as the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, and it could be announced during the Google I/O keynote presentation today.Media files:
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LinkedIn bans prostitutes, the world’s oldest occupation May 15th 2013, 17:16
Prostitution may be legal in many parts of the world, but LinkedIn’s user policy has been modified to ban individuals in the industry from using the site.Media files:
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Google Glass Explorer Edition is too secure to make easy repairs May 15th 2013, 16:57
Google Glass Explorer Edition has proven to be constructed so sturdily that accessing the main circuits is seemingly impossible to do without damaging the outer casing.Media files:
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Scribblenauts meets DC Universe superheroes in ‘Scribblenauts Unmasked’ May 15th 2013, 16:45
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment reveals Scribblenauts Unmasked, the latest wordplay puzzle game from 5th Cell. Unmasked marks a new direction for the Scribblenauts series, with a specific focus on setting the game within the DC Comics universe.Media files:
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Peachtree Audio launching new deepblue three-way Bluetooth speaker May 15th 2013, 16:43
Peachtree Audio has introduced a new three-way Bluetooth speaker its calling deepblue, a single box system that is meant to offer big sound in a small package by doubling the output of most wireless speakers with a 240 watt five-channel amplifier.Media files:
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Are the Jimmy Kimmel ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ segments faked? May 15th 2013, 16:30
It would be a real slap in the face if the celebrities that people commonly diss on Twitter actually read the offending tweets. The question is, do they? As the installments have continued, eyebrows are being raised as to the authenticity of the mean tweets.Media files:
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Only one in ten American smartphone users would use Glass regularly May 15th 2013, 16:22
A new study by BiTE interactive has shown that only one in ten American smartphone users would use Google’s next-gen device, citing “social awkwardness,” and “discomfort,” as the primary reasons.Media files:
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Review: Honda lures beginners onto two wheels with the easy-to-ride CTX May 15th 2013, 16:20
Data shows that many potential new riders don’t care much about cars (or motorbikes) and most of those that have even bothered to get a driver’s license have never driven a car with a manual transmission – and they likely never will. Enter the Honda CTX.Media files:
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‘Gran Turismo 6′ officially confirmed, coming to PlayStation 3 this fall May 15th 2013, 16:20
A blank product page on the official Gran Turismo website suggests that Sony could be preparing to unveil ‘Gran Turismo 6.’ Previous clues hinted that the racing simulator could release on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, as well as the PlayStation 4.Media files:
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Cat Fancy: What happens when you hire an ‘esteemed cat photographer’ into your home May 15th 2013, 16:15
What happens when you hire Chanan, a famous cat photographer, for an in-home session? Sometimes, it doesn’t always go according to plan. A writer talks about his experience.Media files:
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Google challenges Spotify with all-you-can-listen subscription music service May 15th 2013, 16:08
The much anticipated Google music subscription service launched at Google I/O today for the expected price with the expected features. All Access blends your existing music catalog with Google’s for seamless auto-playlists and streaming.Media files:
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Leaked Google Maps sign-up page gives glimpse of what’s to come at Google I/O May 15th 2013, 16:06
The leaked Google Maps sign-up page hints of full-screen maps, smarter search results, Google Earth integration, and route comparison tool. Was this page just a tease or are these features for real?Media files:
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EA’s Frostbite engine headed to iOS and Android as Frostbite Go May 15th 2013, 15:45
EA and DICE reveal a mobile version of the Frostbite game engine called Frostbite Go, though at least one developer at DICE has been tweeting about the iOS and Android engine for months.Media files:
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Android 4.3 is here, spotted on Google’s development website May 15th 2013, 15:31
Google I/O starts today, and while the keynotes are a few hours away, it looks like Google’s own website cache revealed something interesting. A Google search revealed links related to Android 4.3, likely to be revealed sometime during the I/O developer conference.Media files:
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