Project Ara

Google’s ‘Project Ara’ Phones Can Swap Parts Without Powering Down

As if a Lego-like customizable phone made of blocks wasn’t enough: Thanks to a modified version of Android L software, you’ll be able to swap out parts from Google’s Project Ara modular phone without turning the device off, notes the Phonebloks blog. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the phone’s display or CPU modules. Everything else […]

Photoshop on a Chromebook

You Can Now Use Adobe Photoshop on a Chromebook


The big knock against Google’s Chromebooks is that they can’t run true desktop-class software, with Photoshop a commonly-cited example. Google and Adobe are now looking to close that gap: the companies have just announced that Adobe’s Creative Cloud software will soon be available for Chromebooks. The first release will be a “streaming” version of Photoshop, […]

Google Glass

Study: Driving and Texting with Google Glass is as Distracting as Phone


The first scientific study of driving while texting with Google Glass found that the hands-free eyewear is no safer to use on the road than a smartphone. “When you look at how fast people react to an unexpected traffic event – how fast they slam on their brakes, we didn’t find a statistically significant difference […]


HTC is Chosen to Make Google’s Upcoming Nexus 9 Tablet


After disappointing sales of the Flyer tablet in 2011, HTC’s executives said they’d swear off making tablets until they found a compelling reason to try again. They have one now. Google selected HTC over more experienced tablet makers like Samsung to make its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet, people familiar with the matter said. HTC engineers […]