Dropcam Acquired By Nest, Owned By Google

Google, through it's Nest division, has announced that they are acquiring Dropcam in a deal worth $555 million dollars. Dropcam is the company behind the easiest personal surveillance cameras on the market. As the name suggests, setting up Dropcam is almost as easy as dropping the camera where you want to set it and going. [...]

Google Teases Android Wear Functionality and Development

  On Wednesday, a new video on the Google Developer YouTube channel gave us a new look at Android Wear. The video gives us a ton of new information about Google's foray into a wearable OS. There are a lot of things that stand out, but one of the most important takeaways - at least [...]

Nest Protect Back On The Market Now For Just $99

Back in April we reported that Nest, the now Google owned company that makes the Nest thermostat, pulled it's smoke/carbon monoxide detector, Nest Protect,  off the market. They made this decision after they internally uncovered a flaw that could have been dangerous with the product. Although no accidents were reported, engineers at Nest discovered that [...]

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Google, Apple, and the Top 10 Most Valuable Brands [Infographic]

In 2013, Google overtook Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Apple had held that title for three straight years. We were just forwarded an infographic from FinancesOnline, that provides a look into the top brands of 2014. Further, in his excellent write-up preceding the infographic, David Adelman - deputy business and finance editor at [...]

Google Fit: A Challenge to Apple’s HealthKit

In what is really an uncharacteristic change of roles, it looks likes Google is taking a page out of Apple's playbook. According to Forbes, at Google's upcoming I/O conference, the company will unveil a new health service: Google is planning to launch a new health service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from popular fitness trackers [...]

Google in Talks to Buy Into Virgin Galactic

According to Sky News Google is exploring the option of buying into Virgin Galactic. According to the report: "Google is in talks with Virgin Galactic about a deal that will hand it crucial access to satellite-launch technology and an equity stake in Sir Richard Branson’s $2bn (£1.2bn) space tourism venture."Mark Kleinman, Sky News, "Google In [...]

Not A Shocker: Marissa Mayer May Have Been Inspiration For Google’s Driver-Less Car Design

Marissa Mayer is an absolute rock star. Going from one of Google's earliest employees, rising through the ranks and ultimately leaving to be the CEO of another  internet giant of time's past, Yahoo. Oh and did we mention she took the position when she was pregnant. There's no doubt that the female power executive that [...]

According to Reports, Google to Launch 180 Satellites

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google "plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe, people familiar with the project said, hoping to overcome financial and technical problems that thwarted previous efforts."Alistair Barr and Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, "Google Invests in [...]

Apple Releasing Android Features Is Nothing New

Apple's CEO, and the most influential Auburn University alum in the world, Tim Cook, took to the stage on Monday morning to kick off the World Wide Developers Conference. The WWDC, now in it's 25th year is an annual gathering of developers working on Apple platforms. Cook was quick to point out that the first [...]

Google Unveils the Self-Driving Car

On Tuesday, Google made a pretty sizable announcement. The Mountain View company noted in a blog post that they had begun building prototypes of they "Self-driving Car." While the driverless car has been in the works for some time, the prototype design is unlike anything we have imagined. Most notably, there are no gas or [...]