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Mar 05

Google’s Project Tango

Kenny Alvarez

Google’s Project Tango likely will change how we use our smartphones. Project Tango is an Android phone that uses 3D mapping technologies like those used on the Mars rover to give mobile phones 3D mapping capabilities. The current prototype is a 5-inch phone that tracks the full 3D motion of the device and creates a map of the environment. Sensors on the device allow it to make more than a quarter million measurements every second, so your 3D model is updated in real-time.

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Feb 19

Phonebloks: From Concept to Reality

David Powell

Broken screens, poor battery life, old cameras, and not enough memory on a $600 phone, you bought only a year ago. Most of us have dealt with at least one of these frustrating issues. The biggest problem is we end up replacing our devices when, in reality, the rest of the phone is perfectly fine. The battery life may be fading, but the phone takes great photos still; you’ve dropped your phone and cracked the screen but there is plenty of storage and the phone is just as fast as when it was new. Any of these sound familiar?

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Dec 13

Instagram Direct: How it Works

Tony Cruver

Yesterday at a press event in New York, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced that they are introducing a private photo-sharing and messaging feature called Instagram Direct. Instagram Direct gives you the ability to share private photos and/or videos with up to 15 selected friends.

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Aug 13

Nexus 7 Features

David Powell

Last month, Google released the Nexus 7 v2 with enhancements to its cameras, screen, device size and more. A rear-facing camera, second rear speaker and a change in the screen size were the only notable cosmetic changes, keeping the majority of the updates to the hardware and software of the device. Google kept the soft touch feel of the back of the device, color, buttons, and inputs consistent between the two devices.

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Jul 29

Google Android 4.3 Features

Kenny Alvarez

The newest version of Google’s Android Jelly Bean operating system, Android 4.3, was announced on July 24th. The latest version comes with some new features for better performance and device management by the user.

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