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Newegg Joins Forces with Google to Combat the Patent Troll Problem, Rallying Other Companies to Do the Same

Over the last ten years, more than 10,000 companies have been sued at least once by a Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) — most commonly known as a “patent troll.” During this timespan, more than 33,000 defendants in 14,000 litigations were forced to spend anywhere between $500,000 to $5 million on legal fees alone. And because […]

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Unscrambled Q&A: Should Certain Technology Be Banned?

Last week Google Glass officially launched in the United Kingdom. For the sum of 1,000 pounds ($1,700 USD), any U.K. consumer who is interested in testing out one of the most advanced pieces of technology can do so. Unfortunately, not everyone wants this to happen – namely the movie theater industry. According to The Inquirer, […]

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Recap: Major Takeaways from Google I/O 2014

Yesterday, Google hosted its annual I/O conference in San Francisco and held in-depth presentations that showcased their latest achievements and what they were planning for the future. Everything involving Android, Chromebooks, API’s and more was discussed. Needless to say, it was a huge event. With over 6,000 people in attendance, Google covered a lot of […]

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Google Fiber May be Coming to Portland Soon, Will It Ever Be Available in Your City?

Google Fiber is up to 100 times faster than today’s average broadband service. With connection speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, everything you could possibly want online is available to you instantaneously with Google in control. There is no buffering, everything is presented in crystal clear high-definition, and it’s cheap. In other words: It’s the perfect […]

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Google Unveils Powerful 3D-Mapping Tablet

In the latest Project Tango news, Google’s experimental Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled a prototype tablet on Thursday with depth-sensing capabilities. The tablet will allow users to generate 3D representations of their surrounding space in real time. The development kit, available in limited supply, will cost $1,024 for developers that meet the requirements. […]

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“OK Glass, FIRE!” Will Google Glass Help the Military Make Guns Smarter?

Precision Guided Firearms (PGFs) are rifles that are inspired by the same missile lock-on technology commonly found in fighter jets. Built with a multitude of sensors that accurately measure wind, elevation, and pressure in real time, PGFs are able to successfully hit their mark from up to 1,200 yards away. With such precise accuracy and […]

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Google Unveils the Future of Transportation and it Doesn’t Need Your Help

Driving is a dangerous activity. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.2 million people are killed in road crashes each year and as many as 50 million are injured. These numbers are also expected to rise about 65% over the next 20 years and because road traffic is an often neglected concern, not […]

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Google Reportedly Acquiring Twitch

Several sources today are reporting that Twitch, the popular live-streaming platform for video games, will be purchased by Google for $1 billion USD. While the Wall Street Journal is downplaying the situation, other news outlets like USA Today are describing the all-cash offer as “imminent.” If true, a YouTube-Twitch merger would help Google dominate the […]

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Google Holds One-Day Glass Sale at Golf Tournament, Still No Word on Official Launch

Since its announcement, Google Glass has been one of the most sought-after pieces of technology in recent history. The voice-activated wearable computer has been touted by many tech enthusiasts as being the next step into a future where man and machine are melded as one. Although met with harsh criticisms over privacy concerns, thousands of […]

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Why I Switched from iOS to Android and Why I May Go Back

I have a long history with Apple. I learned how to use a computer on an Apple IIe, a PowerBook G4 got me through college, and I’ve owned every iPhone model up until last year. I also use a MacBook Pro on a regular basis and consider it to be the best laptop ever made. […]

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