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Google just pulled a “Facebook Home”: KitKat’s primary interface is Google Search

Android 4.4 quietly moved the entire home interface into a souped-up search app.   One of the headline features of Android 4.4 is a revamped home screen and app launcher. The icons are bigger, there is more transparency, and the app drawer makes better use of the screen real estate. It’s also heavily integrated with Google Search […]

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Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary | Ars Technica

Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original iPhone came out just a few months earlier, capturing people’s imaginations and ushering in the modern smartphone era. While Google was an app partner for the original iPhone, it could see what a future of unchecked iPhone competition would […]

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Nexus 5 leaked on Google Play: $349 for 16GB | Ars Technica

The leaks leading up to the Nexus 5’s launch have been… sizable. First reported by Engadget, the latest leak comes from Google itself, as the Google Play site briefly listed the Nexus 5 among its roster of devices for sale. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/nexus-5-leaked-on-google-play-349-for-16gb/

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Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24292897

Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users’ search requests. The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade for three years. It has already been in use for about a month, and affects about 90% of Google searches. At a presentation on Thursday, the search giant was short on specifics […]

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Apple Maps Sends Two Users Driving Across An Airport Runway

http://searchengineland.com/apple-maps-sends-two-users-driving-across-an-airport-runway-172749

  Despite some observers saying that Apple Maps on iOS 7 is better than Google Maps, that’s definitely not the case for anyone trying to drive to the Fairbanks (Alaska) airport recently. As the Alaska Dispatch newspaper reported on Tuesday, Apple Maps has sent out-of-towners driving dangerously across an airport runway at least two times in the past […]

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Meet the machines that steal your phone’s data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/meet-the-machines-that-steal-your-phones-data/

Keeping tabs on civilian phones? There’s more than one way to skin that cat.   The National Security Agency’s spying tactics are being intensely scrutinized following the recent leaks of secret documents. However, the NSA isn’t the only US government agency using controversial surveillance methods. Monitoring citizens’ cell phones without their knowledge is a booming […]

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Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and […]

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