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Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass (Now With Video!)

Well, that was unexpected. Google’s Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. Oh, and some guys just jumped out of a plane. “Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said. Four skydivers all equipped with Google Glass hardware just plummeted toward the gr...

27 Jun 6:09 PM 0 Read More...

Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass

Well, that was unexpected. Google’s Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. Oh, and some guys just jumped out of a plane. “Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said. Four skydivers all equipped with Google Glass hardware are just plummeted toward th...

27 Jun 6:09 PM 0 Read More...

Google+ Now Has A Tablet Version, Events, 250M Users, 75M Daily, More Mobile Than Desktop

Today at Google I/O, Google announced it has 250 million total users, 150 million monthly users, and 75 million daily users, with more usage from mobile than desktop. It released an Android tablet version too, and an iPad version is coming soon.  Both as well and Google+ for Android smartphones offer brand new navigation, a new ribbon bar, new notifications, and brand new profiles. Google+ ...

27 Jun 5:54 PM 0 Read More...

Google Adds Movie Purchases, TV Shows, And Magazines To Google Play

The Google Play store already had thousands of movies for rent, as well as millions of songs from major labels available for purchase. It also had a pretty extensive collection of e-books — the largest in the industry, Google claims. But it’s bringing even more content to its Google Play store, with the added availability of movie purchases, TV shows, and magazines on Android devices. Tha...

27 Jun 5:31 PM 0 Read More...

Google Now: Real-Time Updates And Notifications For Android

Android users are about to get access to updates and notifications based on their preferences and real-time data, thanks to a cool-looking new feature called Google Now. It’s one of the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unveiled this morning at Google I/O. Demonstrators described it as a feature that “gets to the right information at the right time… automatically.” To explain how...

27 Jun 5:22 PM 0 Read More...

Google Play: 600K Apps, 1.5B Installs Per Month, 20B Total, Now With Smart App Updates, Encryption, TV, Magazines

Today at Google I/O, Google announced Smart App Updates for mobile so users only have download changes to an APK, not an entire app over again to update. Smart App Updates are just 1/3 the size of a normal download so they save data and battery life, and are available from Gingerbread and above. Today it’s also adding movie purchases, TV episode and season purchases, and magazine purchases ...

27 Jun 5:14 PM 0 Read More...

OK, This Is Awesome: Gilt Taste’s iPad App Has A ‘Touch-Free Recipe Mode’ To Keep Screens Clean

When Gilt Groupe reached out to tell TechCrunch about their brand new iPad app for their Gilt Taste vertical, we were suitably skeptical over whether it was really necessary that we cover it. Gilt is a very exciting company, to be sure — but at this point, another iPad app debut from another super slick shopping site is not exactly newsworthy. But it turns out that the launch of Gilt Taste ...

27 Jun 5:02 PM 0 Read More...

NPD: 70% Of Consumers Now Watch TV On Non-TV Devices; PCs Reign Supreme

Some well-timed research out from NPD, just in time for Google gearing up for its I/O event, where it is announcing news about Google TV, new wireless devices and Android. The researchers say that TV consumption on devices other than TVs has more than doubled in the last year in the 14 markets that it surveys, with 70 percent of consumers now saying they watch video on devices other than TVs....

27 Jun 5:00 PM 0 Read More...

Android Reaches 400 Million Device Activations, Adds 1 Million Per Day

Here are some big numbers for Google’s Android platform out of the company’s developer conference today in San Francisco: Android has seen 400 million device activations and is adding 1 million per day. That’s up from the 100 million number the company announced last year around the same time. That’s 12 new Android devices every second, said Hugo Barra, who serves as a product management di...

27 Jun 4:45 PM 0 Read More...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Revealed At Google I/O: Project Butter, Improved Search, And More

Google I/O just kicked off at Moscone West in San Francisco, and it wasn’t long at all before Google’s Hugo Barra pulled the curtains back on the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update was originally thought to be a major one (rumors at the time referred to it as Android 5.0), and it seems like a quite a treat for Android users despite th...

27 Jun 4:42 PM 0 Read More...