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Google X Acquires “Tremor-Canceling” Device Maker Lift Labs

Google X Acquires “Tremor-Canceling” Device Maker Lift Labs

Google’s research division announced Wednesday it had acquired Lift Labs, which builds “tremor-canceling devices” designed to improve quality of life for people suffering neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s or the more common essential tremor. Google declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. The ...

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

After assembling a couch-eye view of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil, Google is taking the world on a trip to Egypt. Street View tourists will be able to explore historical landmarks like the Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Saqqara, and the ancient city of Abu Mena. The company used its Trekker camera system to ...

Up to 5 Million Gmail Passwords Were Just Leaked

Up to 5 Million Gmail Passwords Were Just Leaked

Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews. That’s the bad news. The good news is that this leak doesn’t seem as massive upon further inspection. First off, we got in touch with Google regarding the issue. The ...

Apple Unveils New iCloud Pricing, Nearly Mirrors Google Drive

Apple Unveils New iCloud Pricing, Nearly Mirrors Google Drive

Apple has finalized iCloud pricing. At WWDC, it announced that 20 GB would cost $1 a month and that 5 GB would be free. Now, Apple has announced the costs for every tier. You can get 200 GB for $3.99, 500 GB for $9.99 and 1 TB for $19.99 a month. This is near identical to competing offerings by Google. Some people may be ...

Nest’s Devices Can Now Talk to the Rest of Your Connected House

Nest’s Devices Can Now Talk to the Rest of Your Connected House

Nest's thermostat and Protect smoke detector may help automate your home, but they haven't actually talked directly to home automation systems so far -- a bit of a discrepancy, don't you think? All should be well now, though, since the Works with Nest program has just expanded to support the whole-home automation gear from ...

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe Reject $325 Million Anti-Hiring Settlement

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe Reject $325 Million Anti-Hiring Settlement

Four technology companies including Apple and Google blasted a U.S. judge for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over hiring practices in Silicon Valley and asked an appeals court to intervene, according to a court filing. Plaintiff workers accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe in a 2011 lawsuit of conspiring ...

The Moto 360 Smartwatch is Now Available for $249.99

The Moto 360 Smartwatch is Now Available for $249.99

The Moto 360 has been unveiled previously, and is arguably the most anticipated Android Wear smartwatch, owing partly to its attractive round face. The wearable is finally landing, complete with heart rate monitor, in both black and gray metal finishes, with retail availability kicking off on Friday at noon EST from ...

Google Updates the Moto X: New Version Available This Month for $499 Unlocked

Google Updates the Moto X: New Version Available This Month for $499 Unlocked

Motorola is updating its flagship Moto X, and it’s an improvement that makes one of the best deals in mobile even better, even if it doesn’t completely revolutionize what came before. The original Moto X was one of the best phones last year, and despite a change in the company’s ownership from Google to Lenovo, this ...

Wearable Technology is Set to Change Sports

Wearable Technology is Set to Change Sports

In 2013, the National Football League struck a landmark deal with Microsoft that gives Xbox users exclusive interactive access to games each week and requires coaches and coordinators to use Surface tablets on the sidelines. The deal is worth a staggering $400 million over the next five years, which makes one very loud, ...

Microsoft Unveils its Chromecast Competitor

Microsoft Unveils its Chromecast Competitor

Turns out it’s not a stick, after all: Microsoft’s Nokia subsidiary officially unveiled its answer to Chromecast Thursday, and it looks a little like a small hockey puck. The device, called Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones – HD-10 of all things, uses Miracast to share a phone’s screen, and actually works ...