Quantum computing seems to be the way of the future, but right now, only a few people have access to the technology. And that’s why Google is teaming up with NASA to create a quantum computing lab, giving scientists, students and engineers the opportunity to see what they can do with it.
If you like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but you’d rather have a native Android experience, if you want all the Samsung UI stripped away, if you want a pure Android device that gets Android updates when they happen and not when the manufacturer can fit it into their schedule, Google announced yesterday that they’ll be selling a pure Android version of the S4 on Google Play.
If you want one, it’s $650, because it’s unlocked, not on contract and not tied to any carrier, but if this is what you’ve been dreaming of, it might be worth it.
At $1500 a pop, Google Glass is going to be a high end must-have toy when they come out later this year. And for both developers who already have them and people who are definitely ordering them, there’s already a huge demand. One guy apparently had his Google Glasses going for $90,000 on ebay before Google stepped in and prohibited the resell or even loan of your glasses. If you do, they’ll brick ‘em.
Google’s first fiber internet experiment has been going well in Kansas City, and on April 9th, it sounds like they’ll be announcing the next city to get pimped out with super high speed cheap internet service. Austin, Texas… come on dooowwwwn!
What is Google Nose? It’s a whole new way to interact with your smartphone and with your data using smell. It’s still in beta, but you can learn more here.
Google Glass is supposed to hit the market by the end of this year, but West Virginia isn’t taking any chances. There’s already legislation introduced that would ban drivers from wearing or using Google Glass or any other type device while driving. Like anyone in WV would even know high tech smartphone-like glasses if they saw them.
If you’re looking for animated gifs, you’ve got some options when searching through Google, but it’s still kinda iffy as to whether you’ll just find gif files or animated gifs. To help you, I, IHC and Tumblr out, Google has added some filters to search specifically for anigifs under Search Tools. Huzzah!
Right now, there is chat integrated in half a dozen different Google products and they all work in half a dozen slightly different ways. There’s G+, Google Talk for Gmail, Hangout, Voice, Messenger and Chat for Google Drive. But very soon, Google is finally going to unify those chat services under a single service called “Babble”.
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth this morning as Google announced it was axing Google Reader on July 1st. What are the options? Well, Digg… yes, Digg… announced they’ll be working on an RSS reader that will be everything Google Reader was and more.
After months of neglect, Google has announced it will officially be killing the Google RSS reader in July. Why? Who knows, but it leaves people like myself, who primarily surf the web via RSS at a loss. Almost everything that ends up on IHC I get through reading hundreds of RSS feeds through Google’s RSS reader. Does anyone have any suggestions on other good RSS thingies?