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OnePlus co-founder talks OnePlus 2, invites,  June 1st tease and Australia
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OnePlus co-founder talks OnePlus 2, invites, June 1st tease and Australia

A trip to Google I/O often brings the opportunity to interact with people you wouldn’t normally have the chance to meet and speak with. One such opportunity presented itself, with Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus attending the event in San Francisco. I asked Carl for a few minutes of his time to discuss a few topics such as their upcoming phone, the June[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 4:37 pm on May 30, 2015
Material Design Award for Australian software house Shifty Jelly
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Material Design Award for Australian software house Shifty Jelly

When Google launched the Material Design language for Android last year, they had a number of examples of what they thought it should look like in real world examples. In 2015, we have a slew of Material Design apps to choose from, and they look brilliant. On the second day of Google IO 2015, Google moved to celebrate excellence in[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 4:13 pm on May 30, 2015
Google is working on a new password killer called Project Abacus
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Google is working on a new password killer called Project Abacus

We all hate passwords, changing them, remembering them, using them; and Google hates passwords too. But they’re also in favour of getting rid of other methods of encryption like fingerprint scanners and pin codes – and replacing it all with ‘you’ as the password. The new project, called Project Abacus, is aimed at replacing all the current forms of passwords[Read More…]

in News, Other by at 5:43 am on May 30, 2015
Project Vault will provide security for all devices
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Project Vault will provide security for all devices

Personal data security is a massive issue at the moment. Google is always looking to increase user security and their Advanced Technology and Project (ATAP) group, has been working on this issue with former head of hacker think tank L0pht, Peiter Zatko better known as ‘Mudge’. The team has come up with Project Vault a microSD card jam packed with[Read More…]

in News, Other by at 5:28 am on May 30, 2015
Your next coat could be a wearable with Google’s Project Jacquard

Your next coat could be a wearable with Google’s Project Jacquard

As well as a touchless control system for wearables, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is working on wearables – in more a fashion sense than technical, by introducing interactive textiles under the project name ‘Project Jacquard’. The project aims to incorporate touch sensors into the very fabrics of our clothing, to allow you to control devices, or inputs[Read More…]

in News, Other by at 5:08 am on May 30, 2015
Google introduces Project: Soli – radar based touchless input control for wearables

Google introduces Project: Soli – radar based touchless input control for wearables

At their ATAP event, which promised to ‘knock your socks off’, Google has announced a new way to interact with wearables, called Project Soli. Based on a research paper called ‘The information capacity of the human motor system’ which was written in 1954 by Paul Fitts, and re-enforced by recent research by Ivan Pouprev, Project Soli sees the small screens[Read More…]

in News, Other by at 4:49 am on May 30, 2015
Android M developer preview will get monthly OTA updates
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Android M developer preview will get monthly OTA updates

Last year Google introduced a developer preview for the release of the L version of Android, which went on to become Lollipop. There was very little in the way of updates, with the preview software displaying some showstopper bugs throughout their lifecycle. Google has learned from this and has advised in their developer documentation that the Android M preview will[Read More…]

in Android Development, News, OS Updates by at 12:20 am on May 30, 2015
How to load the Android M Developer Preview on your Nexus
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How to load the Android M Developer Preview on your Nexus

Earlier this morning during the 2015 Google I/O keynote, the developer preview of Android M – the next update to the Android Operating System – was announced. Dan is currently in the US at I/O and managed to find the time to load the preview on his Nexus 6 for a quick look at Android M including a heap of[Read More…]

in Google Services, News, OS Updates by at 7:25 pm on May 29, 2015
Watch: Android Pay tap-to-pay and in-app payments in action [Video]
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Watch: Android Pay tap-to-pay and in-app payments in action [Video]

This morning Google finally divulged details on their new contactless payments system – Android Pay. Billed as an infrastructure layer for developers to tie into, it’s aimed at making contactless payments more accessible for everyone. We’re here at Google I/O, so we naturally took it for a spin. There were two demonstrations set up. The first, straight-up Tap-to-Pay system, involved[Read More…]

in Google Services, News by at 12:30 pm on May 29, 2015
Google I/O 2015 Keynote now on YouTube

Google I/O 2015 Keynote now on YouTube

Well it’s done and dusted for another year, but as always there was a LOT of content crammed into the Google I/O Keynote for 2015. We’ve covered all things Google today including Android M Developer Preview being announced Android Pay is here Developments in Android Wear Project Brillo Changes to Google Photos Updates to Android Studio for Developers Parental controls[Read More…]

in News by at 12:14 pm on May 29, 2015