SpaceX Raises $1b Round from Google and Fidelity

On Tuesday, SpaceX - the rocket and spacecraft company founded by Elon Musk - announced a new billion dollar round of funding. Google, one of the two investors in this round has a major vested interest in the low-cost space flight that SpaceX offers to the like of NASA. The funding round was announces in [...]

Google Glass Promoted From Google X, to Halt Explorer Program

On Monday, January 19, Google officially ended its Google Glass Explorers program, and halted sales of the $1500 eye-ware. This is not the end of Google Glass, however, just the end of Glass as we know it right now. The end of the Explorers program comes as Google graduates the Glass program from Google X labs. [...]

Project Ara Modular Phone Beta to be Released in Puerto Rico This Year

Earlier this week, Google held the second annual Project Ara Developers Conference. Project Ara, if you have not heard of it, is Google's modular smart phone project. In a nutshell, Ara is a 100% customizable smartphone hardware platform. Not only can you pick and choose what features you want on the phone, but the colors and [...]

Google Facing $18 M Privacy Lawsuit in Europe

According to a Reuters report filed on Monday, Google could be facing an $18 million fine. According to the report, Google "could be fined up 15 million euros ($18.6 million) if it does not stop violating the privacy of Internet users in the Netherlands, the Dutch data protection agency said on Monday."Anthony Deutsch, ed. Pravin [...]

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Production of The Nexus 5 Has Ended

It appears that we have reached the end of an era. A short-lived era, but an era nonetheless. On Thursday, A Google representative told TechRadar that production has stopped on the Nexus 5: A Google spokesperson has confirmed to us that Nexus 5production has stopped, warning that "once they are gone, they're gone, so we'd suggest people [...]

Chromecast Deal Includes $65 Worth of Promotions

If you have somehow managed to avoid buying a Chromecast, now may just be the time to do so. Or, if someone on you holiday shopping list wants a Chromecast, Google has what is easily the best promotion for the product to date. From now to December 21, if you order a Chromecast - or [...]

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Has The iPad Met It’s Match In Common Core?

The memes are everywhere. Parents that grew up in the 70's, 80's and 90's are stumped by the new "Common Core" state standards in education. These standards are supposed to insure that kids in Omaha Nebraska are proficient in the exact same things that kids in Tallahassee Florida are. The idea behind common core seems [...]

Lenovo Completes $2.9B Acquisition of Motorola

On Thursday, Lenovo finalized the $2.91 billion deal to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google. The deal has been in the works for some time, it was first announced way back on January 29 of this year.Larry Page, Official Google Blog, "Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility," 29 January 2014 It is important to note, however, that Larry [...]

Inbox: A New Take on Email From Google

On Wednesday, Google announced a brand new email app. It is a departure from Gmail - don't worry though, Gmail will remain - to a more task-based inbox. Fittingly, the new app is called just that, Inbox: Today, we’re introducing something new. It’s called Inbox. Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who [...]

Google Launches 3 Nexus Devices: 6, 9, and Player

On Wednesday, Google unveiled some major new products and software. After months of speculation, it was revealed the the latest Android, until Wednesday "Android L," is Android 5.0 Lollipop. On top of that, Google also revealed the newest additions to the Nexus line of smartphones and tablets: The Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. Even [...]