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30 10, 2013

New Google Glass Hardware

By |October 30th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , |

Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and prescription support A day after inviting members of its Explorers program to swap their old frames for new ones, Google Glass is showing the world what the latest model looks like. In a post on Google+, the company shows a slightly modified version of Glass that includes a removable mono earbud. Google pulled the wraps off their new Google glass hardware update yesterday. All current Glass users will be eligible for a 1-time swap out to th [...]

19 10, 2010

Will Apple chomp Facebook?

By |October 19th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

During Monday’s conference call, Steve Jobs got on the line to talk about a lot of things… he bashed competitors and praised the Apple business model but the part we want to focus on is the money. When asked what Apple would do with the $51 billion they’re storing in the bank, Steve said this: “We firmly believe that one or more unique strategic opportunities will present itself to us, and we’ll be in a position to take advantage of it.” Peter Kafka was the [...]

20 05, 2010

Simplify Media was purchased by Google. Crap.

By |May 20th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For those of you who remember Apple's acquisition of lala, you'll most likely remember that Google wasn't too happy about it. It seems that Google and Apple are going to be fighting over the music market in the near future. Today, during the Google I/O conference, Google announced the acquisition of Simplify Media and will use it for their upcoming music services. It doesn't come as much of a surprise after Apple bought lala from underneath the proverbial Google nose... but that doesn't mean we' [...]

26 03, 2010

Jobs and Schmidt meet for coffee… say WHAT?!?

By |March 26th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There have been countless reports about the souring relationship between Apple and Google... Apple has never stepped into the search market (and shouldn't) but Google continues to slap Apple with conflicts of interest like the mobile phone market, the introduction of Chrome browser and the inevitable Chrome OS. So, in a surprising move -- one that has the CTA staff baffled -- the two head honchos met for coffee a little earlier this afternoon. I. Don't. Believe. It. Just looking at the first pic [...]

19 02, 2010

Google kills more iPhone innovation

By |February 19th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |

This hasn't been covered much in the media yet, but we feel it's important to explain what happened with reMail and why it's been removed from the App Store (per Google). reMail was an application, available for iPhone and iPod touch, that "re-imagined" the mobile email experience and was recently purchased by Google. It provided a powerful search tool for your email and really did some things better than the default iPhone mail client. The founder, Gabor Cselle, is no stranger to the online wor [...]

17 02, 2010

The true cost of iPhone search

By |February 17th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the last week, many news sources have picked up on the rumored amount Google is sending Apple each year for the lone spot as the iPhone search provider. Over $100 Million a year seems to be the going rate for that privilege, but people are beginning to question that partnership, some even suggesting that Apple is working on a deal with Microsoft's new service, Bing. Google recently rebuked those claims by stating that their relationship with Apple is a valuable partnership. Vic Gundotra, Go [...]