Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google introduces new Nexus 4 smartphone device with screaming quad-core processor and stunning 320ppi display

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

After cancelling its planned launch event in respect for Hurricane Sandy, Google instead announced a line of new products via their blog today. The leaks we began reporting last week turned out to be true – the Nexus 4 from LG, will feature a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS+ LCD HD display with 320 ppi, […]

Employee “accidentally” leaves prototype Nexus 4 in bar – Apple sues claiming they had the idea first

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

A prototype Lexus 4 smartphone, marked “not for sale” on the back, was found by a bartender at the 500 Club in San Francisco. Of course they did what any good geek civilian would do – they took pictures of it to post online. Afterward they contacted Google who offered the bartender a free phone […]

Google takes new portable Street View Trekker rig on maiden voyage – into the Grand Canyon [VIDEO]

// October 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Google announced today that they are taking their Trekker Street View camera systems into the Grand Canyon to map the National Parks hiking trails including Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail, and more. This will be Trekker’s first official outing. The results will be posted on Google Maps/Street View so users can take virtual hikes […]

Rumor central – what surprises to expect at Google’s hastily arranged October 29 New York City event

// October 21st, 2012 // 1 Comment » // Hardware

There are lots of rumors flying around regarding Google’s hastily arranged October 29, 2012 event in New York City (six days after Apple reveals its iPad mini and the same day as Microsoft’s event in San Francisco). Filtering out all the fluff and sorting out what makes the most sense, here’s what Geek Slop thinks […]

Google opens doors to data center and shows outside world how Google magic is created [PHOTO MONTAGE]

// October 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

Blue pipes carry cold water, red pipes carry hot water

Google recently opened the doors to their Lenoir, North Carolina data center, one of eight data centers Google currently has in operation (four more are under construction), providing a handful of journalists a glimpse of how the Google magic is created. Reporters were allowed to witness servers seemingly stretching to eternity and cooling systems so […]

FTC about to bring antitrust case against Google for manipulating search results to favor their own services

// October 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

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Reuters is reporting that an anonymous source has told them that the Federal Trade Commission is putting the final touches on a antitrust lawsuit against Google.

Google’s open source Apache HTTP module (mod_pagespeed) to speed up web page serving comes out of beta

// October 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

Two years and 18 releases later, Google has removed the beta designation from mod_pagespeed, the open source Apache HTTP module that speeds up web pages using filters to enhance pages by re-writing the page resources served. It is already in use at more than 120,000 sites including EdgeHost, GoDaddy and DreamHost hosting providers.

Google Play’s new “try before you buy” announced – after trial period app auto converts to paid subscription model

// October 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google Play store’s newest feature was announced today – try-and-buy for in-app subscriptions, that gives developers a bit more control over their application’s revenue model. As part of Google Play’s subscription product type, developers will be able to set up a trial period for their application which gives customers access to the application subscription during […]

Google partnering with Samsung to make 10-inch Google Nexus tablet

// October 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

CNET has reported that a Google Nexus 10-inch tablet is in the works. The 10.1 inch tablet will features a 299 PPI, 2560×1600 resolution display, significantly higher than the 264PPI on the Retina iPad.

Funny Google Easter Eggs

// October 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Google has a great sense of humor and allows their developers to occasionally put Easter eggs in the search results (in addition to just about every other product they own). Here are a few of the funniest Google Easter eggs. Note: some of these require you run Chrome browser and some expire or only working […]

Hmmm… Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple with no reason given

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reuters has reported that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Google said in its filing “there are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation”. It has been reported that that the two companies were […]

Russian Yandex expands beyond search engine services further challenging Google with new web browser and app store

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Russian based Internet search engine Yandex has been in the news a lot lately. Now Yandex, which is ranked as the 5th largest search engine worldwide, is further encroaching on Google’s territory, introducing a new web browser and mobile application store.

Google introduces Tag Manager to speed up pages and free Webmasters from burden of maintaining tags

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

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Modern marketing tools, such as web analytics, conversion tracking, remarketing, and advertising services, often depend on adding “tags” to your website. To make the process of maintaining pages that contain tags a little easier, Google has rolled out its new Tag Manager service giving webmasters the ability to consolidate tags in websites with just a […]

Google launches Field Trip Android app that announces interesting places as you travel about

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google has launched Field Trip, a location-based app that is “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Set up Field Trip with your areas of interest (e.g. architecture, historic places, lifestyle, obscure places of interest, food and drink, movie locations, offers and deals), and Field Trip will run […]

Apple dropped Google Maps because of Google’s refusal to meet Apple’s request for turn-by-turn navigation feature

// September 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Rumors are breaking as to the reason Apple pulled Google Maps from iOS 6, even though Apple still had 1 year remaining in its contract with Google. Apparently Apple wanted to include voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, a big selling point for Android based devices for many years, in their new iOS 6 and iPhone 5 products. […]

iPhone users be damned – you’ll take Apple Maps and you’ll like it

// September 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Apple’s “form over function” mentality was blatantly evident with their switch from Google’s mapping service to Apple Maps in iOS 6 and Apple users are irate over the change. Apple Maps in beta was horrible but hey, it was a beta. Then iOS 6 rolled out with the final Apple Maps product installed and guess […]