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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 ...

Google’s ‘Cartographer’ is a Backpack for Indoor Mapping

Google’s ‘Cartographer’ is a Backpack for Indoor Mapping

If you have been following the development of Google Maps over the years, you are probably familiar with the Trekker, the backpack that includes a complete Street View camera setup for mapping anything from hikes into the Grand Canyon to walks through penguin colonies in Antarctica. On Thursday, a new backpack is joining ...

Google to Refund $19 Million to Parents for Kids’ In-App Purchases

Google to Refund $19 Million to Parents for Kids’ In-App Purchases

If you’ve ever found an unexpected charge on your credit card after letting your kid borrow your Android device, you may be in for a refund. On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Google has a agreed to refund a minimum of $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases made by their children ...

Report: Google to Unveil Android Wear 2.0 on October 15

Report: Google to Unveil Android Wear 2.0 on October 15

  Yep, you're reading this right: Android Wear 2.0. It's happening - and soon. According to an unnamed source, we're going to see OTA updates for some Wear devices on or around October 15th. We don't know what's in Wear 2.0 (but GPS and Bluetooth headphone support are good bets), which devices are getting it and ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 4, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 4, 2014

Amazon recently announced that it was acquiring video game streaming site Twitch.tv for $970 million. For months, it looked like it was a done deal for Google to buy Twitch for about $1 billion. So what happened? Reports suggest Google was concerned about antitrust issues, because Google already owns YouTube, which competes ...

Google’s ‘Calico’ Announces $1.5 Billion Anti-Aging Research Center

Google’s ‘Calico’ Announces $1.5 Billion Anti-Aging Research Center

Calico, the secretive Google-backed life sciences company, on Wednesday revealed plans to build what could be a $1.5 billion research and development center with biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, the recent spinoff of Abbott Laboratories. The new San Francisco Bay Area facility will focus on drug discovery and early drug ...