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Google I/O 2014: Everything we expect !

 So, Google I/O will happen in few hours & Google is ready to unveil dozens of cool new things this year. Android will be at the heart of the game, but design will also be primary & we’ll see Google build an entire ecosystem focused on cloud, mobile devices & wearables.

Here are everything we expect to see this morning:

 

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From androidheadliner.com : Google I/O 2014: Is Glass 2.0 Ready For Consumers?

AH Google Glass

It’s hard to believe that 2014′s Google I/O developers conference is almost here, but here we are on June 15th which puts us just 10 days away from the biggest Google event of the year. Once we’re there, it’ll mark the 2-year anniversary of the Google Glass unveiling and the beginning of the Glass Explorer program.

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From thenextweb.com : Four things Microsoft can do to take Windows to the next level

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 event earlier this week showed the company at its strength. For the first time in many years, it’s got most of its ducks lined up; hardware and software finally in unison. Yet, the company still finds itself in a losing battle against Apple in the tablet world and fighting ever declining PC sales.

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From cnet.com : Google Play Music quietly coats the globe

Watch out, Apple. Years of pooh-poohing subscription streaming music mollycoddled the iTunes store to the point of decline, but two Google executives say its Play Music service has successfully balanced both song downloads and music streaming, quietly spreading the combo across the globe.

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From androidpolice.com : One Of The Reasons Wireless Charging Isn’t Big In The US? Blame Your Friendly, Greedy Wireless Carrier

Wireless charging is one of the cooler advances we’ve seen in smartphone tech in recent years, and truth be told, it isn’t all that expensive if you know where to get a charger. No, it’s not nearly as fast as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology or even as rapid as a standard 2.1A wall wart, but it’s just so dang convenient. Not messing with wires to charge your phone makes you more likely to do it in the first place, I find. Not to mention most Qi chargers just look kind of cool.

Google’s Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013) have all been Qi-enabled out of the box

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From techcrunch.com : Amazon Prime Music Is Actually About Selling More Physical Goods

We are entering the age of the omnibundle, where companies “give away” services to get you to buy what actually makes them money.

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From mashable.com : Why an Amazon Phone Makes Sense

Amazon is holding an event in Seattle in a couple of weeks, and everyone’s invited. Really — anyone in the world can theoretically sign up, although the company says space is limited.

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From slate.com : OK Google, Siri : Why speech recognition technology isn’t very good

I live in a very connected house, and increasingly I spend as much time talking to devices as family members.

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From Gigaom.com : I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something

The subject at hand is what us geezers used to call the “blogosphere” — which is now just known as the internet, or online media, or whatever you want to call it. On the one hand, it’s good that blogging has more or less become mainstream, but part of me still misses what the old blogosphere had to offer.

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