It has been quite a while since we have heard anything about Google’s Project Ara. This is of course Google’s ambitious fully modular smartphone project. The idea behind it is that users can select each part of their phone (screen, camera, battery, etc) and create a perfect smartphone to fit their needs. Well it looks like Google is moving along with the project and will be creating an online store, much like Google Play for the device.
Google’s Glass has been invite only for quite sometime until earlier this year when they started selling their “Explorer Edition” to anyone willing to pay the $1500 price point. It looks like Google is expanding the availability of the wearable as they are now offering the “Explorer Edition” on the Google Play Store.
If you haven’t heard, Android TV is coming and one of the features many people are looking forward to is the ability to play Android games on a nice large TV in your living room. There will be a standalone Android TV box that will ship with a game controller.
Could you imagine what your city or major cities around the world would look like under six feet of water? Climate and rising sea levels have been a topic of debate for sometime now. Well to help illustrate the impact of rising sea levels the website World Under Water has been created.
We have got some news about Google’s Project Ara, which is their modular smartphone concept. The modular handset will be available next year and the most basic version is set to retail for $50.
It looks like ASUS’s recently announced Chromebox will be getting a little competition as HP will be preparing their own Chromebox. This compact desktop machine will run Google’s Chrome OS and will be available in 4 different colors.
Up until last week Google and other companies were barred for disclosing how many requests they were receiving from the National Security Agency and PRISM. This ban was lifted last week when the US Government settled a lawsuit with the tech industry. Now companies such as Google can list NSA requests in their Transparency Report, a semi-annual publication that shows how often governments collect information on its users.
Today ASUS has announced the Chromebox. This small compact device is thoughtfully designed to simplify home, classroom or office computing. It is extremely easy to setup right out of the box, and starts up in seconds to give users quick access to their favorite applications, games and websites. It provides integrated virus and malware protection and automatically updates itself for a safe hassle-free user experience.
The living room content area is once again being touched by Google and so far the rumors have been circulating around about Google bringing in the Nexus TV set-top box or maybe a device. This release is to be made in the early first half of the year 2014. With this, Google is surely trying to tread in a dangerous area since the launch of Nexus Q wasn’t really successful previously.