After a weekend of record breaking sales on their latest iPhone offering (again), Apple got an unfortunate report published by FastCompany. A year after Apple nixed Google’s Maps for their own in-house map application, Apple still seems to be giving some really bad directions to their customers. The latest report of erroneous directions comes from Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport. According to the report from the Alaska Dispatch, Apple’s … Continue reading One year later, Apple still headed wrong way with Maps
This morning the internet was beside itself; as part of Google’s ongoing paring down of their “side” projects, Google announced that they will be pulling the plug on Google Reader effective July 1st. The announcement was immediately met with the ire and scorn of nerds everywhere. For the uninitiated, RSS readers are an aggregate of the items and updates from around the internet packaged neatly … Continue reading The Death of Google Reader May Breathe New Life Into Digg
Big news coming out of Mountain View today; Google has officially announced that long-time head of Android was stepping down. To mark the occasion, Google took a brief stroll down memory lane citing some of Rubin’s accomplishments since becoming a Googler. Probably most notable was Rubin’s reining in the various flavors of Android by implementing standards to an otherwise unruly platform. By pushing for a … Continue reading A new chief Android
You may have heard something about an announcement last night involving Sony, a new Playstation; our very own Kevin Jones has the details here. You may have also heard about the Playstation 4’s physical absence on stage. We got to see some launch titles, their new social-centric PSN replacement (evolution), and the controller that will make it all happen – complete with a touchpad and … Continue reading The Long Tease – Why Sony Doesn’t Need to Show the Goods Yet.
If you’re one of the folks that supported Pebble’s Kickstarter campaign, you’ve been waiting for this bit of news for some time now. Today, Pebble has announced that the first run of Smartwatches are on their way to some customers. The compatible Android app is also going live in the Google Play Store by tomorrow – so if you’re running Android, you’ll be doing some … Continue reading The Pebble Smartwatch is on its way!
New York City is my home and I wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. As a city, New York is making big strides in being home to hundreds of new web-based startups, but at the same time we’re not really a “wired” city. Many private businesses offer free WiFi for their patrons, local cable companies (Xfinity, Cablevision, and Time Warner) offer free WiFi to … Continue reading Google brings free WiFi to New York City… sort of.
First things first, unboxing and initial impressions. Packaging was very straightforward, giving you everything you’d expect; the Chromebook, a charging cable, and paperwork along with a Chrome logo sticker. Upon first startup we were asked to first choose a wifi network, and then login to a Gmail account. After logging in a new tab page opens with a brief walkthrough of the Chromebook and how … Continue reading Samsung Series 3 Chromebook Review
Earlier this month the Google Nexus 4 went up for sale and was almost immediately out of stock. News that I’m sure both LG and Google were equally pleased to hear/announce. If you missed your first chance at getting the Nexus 4, The Verge is reporting that you’ll have a second shot ordering the latest Nexus phone. Starting at 12 pm PST (3 pm EST/2 … Continue reading Noisestash: Google Nexus 4 Restocked!
After months of almost no challengers Apple’s AirPlay may soon have some competition from Google. Google recently rolled out an update that allowed users to send Youtube videos from phones or tablets running android to Google TV, while this is similar to AirPlay, it still has a long way to go. This could also mean a much needed revival for the Google TV brand. After … Continue reading Is Google Working on an Airplay Opponent? Yes!
Have you been waiting to buy a Google Nexus 4? How about a sweet looking Nexus 10 tablet? According to a report from Engadget the long awaited follow up to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 went on sale earlier today and almost immediately reported being sold out. Great news for Google (assuming that these moved in bulk) maybe not so great news for those of … Continue reading Noisestash: Google Nexus goes on sale, immediately out of stock
The image above made it’s rounds around the internet this past week, originally picked up by the Xperia Blog and ultimately being picked up (and reported on with a healthy sized grain of salt) by larger outlets like The Verge, Engadget, and Gizmodo; many Android fans were hoping that there would finally be a Sony Android handset that was worth getting excited about. In the … Continue reading Sony Nexus X hoaxer comes clean
The Explore feature for many Foursquare users was kind of a personalized concierge service to point you to the best that your city offered; complete with recommendations from those you tend to trust – your friends. Today, Foursquare is opening up the Explore service far beyond their already large user base (reported at 25 million users), everyone else. It’s a big move and change of … Continue reading Foursquare Beyond the “Check-In”
While many are frustrated with the new iOS 6 Map Application that makes the Manhattan Bridge look like this. There is a solution. While there is no official app in the iOS app store just yet, Google has provided a sneaky work around for Safari users. You can add a Google Maps “APP” to your home page from Maps.Google.Com. When you go to the maps … Continue reading Frustrated with iOS 6 Maps? Google has a sneaky APP for that.
It’s pretty widely known that the impact from the decision in last week’s Apple vs. Samsung ruling would create lots of uncertainty from current owners of Android devices. Now a report from MarketWatch has confirmed that current owners of Samsung smartphones are looking to leave the manufacturer and are putting up their devices for resale. Android phones in general have had historically poor resale value, … Continue reading Apple ruling affecting Android resale market
Sorry I missed a few days. Actually, I’m not. I took some time off of work and decided I would actually spend time away from the computer! Amazing. Heart of Coppola from Brian Carroll on Vimeo. US Hypersonic bird dies a fiery death. Sadly, it probably won’t re-birth itself from the ashes, as I’m sure they’re spread over miles of the Pacific Ocean. The X-51A, … Continue reading Roundup: Missing Links