Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has created a product that lets the Google+ social network create ads. The ads are not run through the Google+ social network though. The “+Post” ads will appear in the Google Display Network, which has around 2 million websites in the network. The ads will look like organic Google+ posts. These ads will not contain recommendations, but will contain public posts from Google+ users.
Google is starting to roll out Android 4.4.1 KitKat to the Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 4, and Google Nexus 7 LTE. The update is not much of an upgrade for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 LTE. It has several improvements and bug fixes. The update should arrive in the next few days.
[Source: Android Central]
The mysterious barge owned by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in the San Francisco Bay in California is being investigated. The probe started this past week and the agency responsible for the investigation will determine what types of permits Google needs to have, according to Larry Goldzband, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
Yes, Google already sells the Chromecast for only $35, but there are now rumors floating around that Google will be building a set-top box that will be based on Android in 2014. The set-top box is expected to support Android gaming features to distinguish the product from other set-top boxes while offering the standard streaming services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. The product has the code-name Nexus TV and it could be revealed at CES 2014. The rumor also suggests that Google will be integrating a camera into the device to offer access to services like Google Hangouts.
Google has been working on Google Glass with prescription lenses for a while now, but there is no release date announced yet. However, Google community manager Brian Matiash posted a few photos of Google Glass with prescription lenses on his Google+ profile page. The photos are now deleted from Matiash’s Google+ now though. Fortunately, Phandroid caught the photos before they were deleted. Check out the photos below:
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When Google acquired Android from Andy Rubin, it was a very smart business decision. Android now has the leading mobile marketshare in the world. Rubin is no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of Android, but he is working on another exciting project at Google. Google bought seven robotics companies in the last 6 months – Schaft, Industrial Perception, Meka, Redwood Robotics, Bot & Dolly, Autofuss, and Holomni – in order to create manufacturing robots. These robots are designed more for enterprise rather than consumers.
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There is a new Chrome extension that lets you conduct searches on Google simply by speaking out loud. The browser extension is known as Google Voice Search Hotword and it is available on the Chrome Web Store.
Google is currently working on a new Android camera API. The new camera app has a burst-mode and can capture RAW file formats built into Android. Through an update to the camera API, the functions will be available to camera app developers. Code that was discovered indicates that the API would support face detection and “removable” cameras.