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Google wants to make your life the password

Our digital lives are punctuated by an increasing number of PINs, fingerprint scans, and other security hurdles, but an Android project could end all that. The Google ATAP team has been working on a new authentication system, publicly revealed at I/O 2015 this week for the first time, which bypasses explicit codes and biometrics, and instead uses ongoing user-recognition to … Continue reading

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This is Uber’s future (and massive) San Francisco campus

Uber is many things: controversial, successful, and usually undeterred. It's also wealthy, and what better way to demonstrate that wealth than a big glassy campus in tech-heavy San Francisco?

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Hands-On: Google’s Project Tango Is Now Sized for Smartphones

Google’s Project Tango is amazing , but it’s taking its sweet time making it to market. This crazy alien head of a camera could change all that

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Project Ara makes history in brief I/O appearance

Project Ara may not have had the staring role at I/O today, but that didn't stop Google's modular phone from making history in its scant moments on-stage. The Google ATAP session was dominated by Projects Soli and Jacquard, but Ara made a one-final-thing appearance at the very end to show off its now-functional hot-swappable modules and even demonstrate its camera … Continue reading

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5 things consumers need to know about Google I/O 2015

Google presents their yearly developer-aimed conferenced centered on a new version of their mobile operating system Android, Google Now [On Tap], Photos, and a "new" payment system called Android Pay.

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This Is How NASA Tests Its Spacecraft-Saving Parachutes

How do you test the parachutes that will save spacecraft as they tumble towards the surface of a planet from the reaches of space? In the world’s largest wind tunnel, of course

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This is Android M: what has changed so far

Google has just released preview images of Android M, so naturally everyone tries to get their hands on the latest and would be greatest Android version, regardless of being in a stable state or not. And although this super early version is not yet in its final state, or even in its semi-final state, it is already showing some promise, … Continue reading

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Sunlight and Graphene Could One Day Power a Spaceship

Graphene, already a plenty weird wondermaterial, has an unexpected new property that could one day play a role in space exploration: When hit with light, it propels forward. Huh! Read more..

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Google Now on Tap Hands-On: Contextual Awesomeness

One of the most exciting features in the (distant future) release of Android M is the upgraded version of Google Now. It’s built to understand context better than before

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Brillo is Google’s Android play for the Internet of Things

Google has announced Brillo, its play for the Internet of Things, and the Weave common-language that devices from connected locks, fridges, and alarms can interact. "We've taken Android and polished it down - hence the name - this is basically the kernel, the hardware abstraction layer, and the connectivity," Google SVP of Product Sundar Pichai said on-stage during the Google … Continue reading

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