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Google Play’s ‘Game Gifts’ Lets You Send In-Game Items to Friends

Google Play’s ‘Game Gifts’ Lets You Send In-Game Items to Friends

Google took a big step over the weekend to address problems with in-game purchases, but that's not all that the company has in store for game developers this week. As the annual Game Developers Conference kicks off at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Google has announced several improvements to Play Games on Monday that ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 17, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 17, 2014

Spring is almost here, but if you feel trapped in a winterscape and need to get to somewhere warmer, head over to Google Maps. Google recently released a ton of “Street View” images of the Hawaiian Islands as part of its Trekker Loan program. Google’s Trekker, which was first shown off two years ago, is a wearable ...

Google Play Now Lets You Better Restrict In-App Purchases

Google Play Now Lets You Better Restrict In-App Purchases

Google has just started rolling out an update to the Play Store app on Android that, among other things, now offers more fine-grained control when making purchases. This change could very well be related to the class action suit that the company is now facing. Early this week, Google was hit with a class action suit over ...

Technology: Good or Bad?

Technology: Good or Bad?

Is technology good or bad? If we look at case law, such as Sony Corporation of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) or, more recently, MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005), the courts have consistently decided that technology is neither intrinsically good nor bad. However, the ...

Beware This Clever (and Convincing) Google Drive / E-Mail Scam

Beware This Clever (and Convincing) Google Drive / E-Mail Scam

With literally millions of phishing scams crossing the wires each day, media reports about individual ones are the quintessential dog-bites-man stories that are rarely worth the time of writer or reader alike. Every now and then, though, one comes along that's clever enough to make it rise to the top of the massive steaming ...

WSJ: Asus’ Windows/Android Hybrid Device, the Transformer Book Duet, is Dead

WSJ: Asus’ Windows/Android Hybrid Device, the Transformer Book Duet, is Dead

Asus' dual-boot Transformer Book Duet is dead. At CES this year, one of the big stories was dual-OS devices. Spurred on by encouragement from chipmaker Intel, Asus announced the Transformer Book Duet, a hybrid laptop and tablet that switches between Microsoft Windows and Google's Android on the fly. The device was an ...

Google Cuts Pricing of Drive Cloud Service

Google Cuts Pricing of Drive Cloud Service

Google is cutting the monthly cost of extra storage for Google Drive on Thursday. Users always receive 15GB for free, but they can now jump up to 100GB for $1.99, down from the previous price of $4.99. Perhaps the most appealing option is the 1TB tier, which has fallen from $49.99 each month all the way down to $9.99. Any ...

Google’s Street View Navigates the Whitewater Rapids of the Colorado River

Google’s Street View Navigates the Whitewater Rapids of the Colorado River

Eighteen months after Google entered the Grand Canyon to capture panoramic imagery for Street View, the Internet giant has teamed up with American Rivers to ride the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and capture even more impressive views. Though this certainly boosts Google’s arsenal of imagery on Street View, it ...

Google Glass: Not the Only Eye Candy in Town

Google Glass: Not the Only Eye Candy in Town

I'm a Google Glass owner and I've had my share of ups and downs with my $1500 curiosity purchase. Mom says I look like I'm scratching my head when I'm using Glass, and my photos and videos are shot and shared fast and furiously, but they're all pretty bad. I also spend inordinate amounts of time sending the wrong things to ...

Google Wallet Adds ‘Orders’ to Help You Track Your Online Purchases

Google Wallet Adds ‘Orders’ to Help You Track Your Online Purchases

Google on Wednesday announced an update to its Google Wallet app for Android and iOS, which adds a new feature called Orders, which requires your receipts to be first sent to your Gmail account. The new version is rolling out this week; once it’s available you can download it directly from Google Play and Apple’s App ...