Review: Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods are ‘modular’ done well, but not cheap [Video]

Moto Z is the first Moto-branded flagship since Lenovo began phasing out the Motorola brand name, and the successor to the popular Moto X line. At the time of its unveiling, Moto X represented a new Motorola with a new, clearer vision under the influence of Google itself. The company ditched the heavy skins commonly found … Continue reading “Review: Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods are ‘modular’ done well, but not cheap [Video]”

As Regina Dugan heads to Facebook, here’s the story of her polarizing first meeting at Google

Regina Dugan recently left her position heading up Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects group to lead a new hardware initiative at Facebook. That’s obviously not great news for Google, as Dugan was the head of many of the company’s growing ATAP projects (including Ara, the company’s ambitious modular smartphone project). But maybe it was inevitable. … Continue reading “As Regina Dugan heads to Facebook, here’s the story of her polarizing first meeting at Google”

Opinion: I want Google to update us on these four projects come Google I/O 2016

Alphabet, obviously, has a lot of mainstream products that bring in a huge amount of revenue. Google’s ads business is clearly the front runner by a long shot, but there’s also Android, its hardware offerings (like the Nexus line, OnHub, etc.), Play Store digital content, as well as revenue from subsidiary companies like Nest (er.. … Continue reading “Opinion: I want Google to update us on these four projects come Google I/O 2016”

Google’s March self-driving car report details mapping system, a boring accident in Austin

Google/Alphabet published its self-driving car report for March over the weekend, and besides of course the latest numbers (including the number of cars in each city, the total number of autonomous and manual driven miles, etc.), there are also some new details on the system the company uses to map the cars’ surroundings, and mention of … Continue reading “Google’s March self-driving car report details mapping system, a boring accident in Austin”

Google self-driving car project nabs an ex-Apple global supply manager w/ experience delivering millions of iPhones and Watches

Reuters last month reported that Google has been bolstering its self-driving car team as of late, and now as April rolls in, we’ve uncovered some more information on new hires as the team continues to expand. In one case, Google has added an ex-Apple global supply manager for the iPhone and the Apple Watch to the self-driving car supply … Continue reading “Google self-driving car project nabs an ex-Apple global supply manager w/ experience delivering millions of iPhones and Watches”

Here’s the Google Glass for Work trial at Tesla’s Fremont factory [GIFs]

We reported last week that Tesla is using wearable tech to increase production efficiency at its factory, and cited knowledge of a promotional video that Google made in collaboration with Tesla as reason to believe that the company was using Glass hardware. Now, we have clips to share from that video to prove that, indeed, Tesla Motors did … Continue reading “Here’s the Google Glass for Work trial at Tesla’s Fremont factory [GIFs]”

Someone is trying to sell the unannounced Google Glass Enterprise Edition on eBay

Earlier this year, we told you across several exclusive reports that second-generation Glass hardware was in development, namely a variant of the device reworked with the enterprise in mind. Now, a couple months after getting our first look at FCC images of the device and later an official Google patent, we now have our first look at a unit in the … Continue reading “Someone is trying to sell the unannounced Google Glass Enterprise Edition on eBay”

This is Google Glass: Enterprise Edition in the flesh [Gallery]

Earlier this year, we told you across several exclusive reports that new Google Glass hardware was on the way, namely a device Google has been working on for more than a year aimed at the workplace. Now, several months later (and with many interesting reports about Google’s mysterious Project Aura having surfaced since), we have our first … Continue reading “This is Google Glass: Enterprise Edition in the flesh [Gallery]”

Sources: Women’s Huawei Watch variants coming at CES, 2nd gen. model later in 2016

The Huawei Watch is without a doubt one of the hottest wearables of 2015. The watch made waves this year as one of Huawei’s big breakout product launches in the United States, paired with the Nexus 6P — which is also a hit, widely regarded as the best Nexus phone ever. Now, people familiar with … Continue reading “Sources: Women’s Huawei Watch variants coming at CES, 2nd gen. model later in 2016”

Google to soon begin selling Nexus 6P via Best Buy, offer the gold variant in the United States

Before the Nexus 6P launched, it seemed — thanks to some early render leaks — that four different colors of the phone were going to be available for consumers. Come the Nexus event in September, only three colors (Aluminium, Graphite, or Frost) were available in most regions, with only Japan announced to be getting access to the last “Special … Continue reading “Google to soon begin selling Nexus 6P via Best Buy, offer the gold variant in the United States”

Exclusive: Google updating Chromecast app w/ ‘What’s On,’ suggested apps, more

As we told you yesterday, Google is preparing several big Chromecast announcements for its September event later this month. According to the internal documents that 9to5Google has obtained, the company is planning to launch not only brand new Chromecast hardware and Spotify support, but an updated companion app for the streaming device as well. The new app seems to … Continue reading “Exclusive: Google updating Chromecast app w/ ‘What’s On,’ suggested apps, more”

Exclusive: Chromecast Audio, codenamed ‘Hendrix,’ is a separate device & made to WiFi-enable your speakers

We told you earlier today about the 2nd generation Chromecast, scheduled to be launched later this month. We also mentioned that Google is planning to launch something called “Chromecast Audio,” although details were unclear until now. Thanks to several sources familiar with Google’s plans,9to5Google has learned that Chromecast Audio is indeed a second Chromecast device targeted specifically … Continue reading “Exclusive: Chromecast Audio, codenamed ‘Hendrix,’ is a separate device & made to WiFi-enable your speakers”

Exclusive: Google and Spotify launching Chromecast support later this month

While Chromecast has long supported Google Play Music, Netflix, Pandora, and other subscription services, Spotify — one of the most popular music streaming services — has long been left off the list. According to leaked internal documents that 9to5Google has seen, Google is preparing a slew of Chromecast announcements for later this month, one of which being … Continue reading “Exclusive: Google and Spotify launching Chromecast support later this month”

Exclusive: This is the 2nd gen. Chromecast w/ backdrop feeds, better WiFi, ‘Fast Play,’ more

According to internal documents that 9to5Google has obtained, huge updates to the Chromecast platform are just around the corner. The long-rumored 2nd generation Chromecast hardware is set to debut at Google’s event later this month, packing many new features including feeds for the device’s main screen, improved WiFi, a new feature called “Fast Play,” and … Continue reading “Exclusive: This is the 2nd gen. Chromecast w/ backdrop feeds, better WiFi, ‘Fast Play,’ more”

Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ is foldable, more water resistant, rugged for the workplace

We’re familiar with multiple prototypes that are nearing the final stages of revision, and one thing is very clear: This isn’t going to be a drastic departure visually from the Explorer Edition. It has been tweaked, though, and there are at least a few differences noticeable from the outside. It folds like a regular pair of glasses, and because … Continue reading “Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ is foldable, more water resistant, rugged for the workplace”

Google planning to distribute Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ exclusively through Glass for Work partners

We told you earlier this month that Google is internally referring to the next iteration of its Glass hardware as “Enterprise Edition,” and rightfully so — the Explorer Edition is long gone, and people close to Google have said that the company is planning to go full-force with its wearable computer in the workplace. But how are they … Continue reading “Google planning to distribute Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ exclusively through Glass for Work partners”

Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack

We told you last week that Google is internally referring to its next iteration of Google Glass as “Enterprise Edition” or “EE,” and now we’ve uncovered information about the soon-to-be-launched device’s hardware. According to several sources familiar with advanced prototypes of the device, the Enterprise Edition includes a larger prism display, as well as an Intel Atom … Continue reading “Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack”

The next Google Glass is ‘Enterprise Edition,’ expanded testing later this year

We told you yesterday about a new device that passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it’s the next generation of the Google Glass hardware. While it’s often suggested that the device is soon going to get some iterative Explorer Edition overhaul and see its first official consumer launch, it’s much more probable that Google is … Continue reading “The next Google Glass is ‘Enterprise Edition,’ expanded testing later this year”

Exclusive: This is ‘Shamu,’ Motorola’s upcoming Nexus 6/X

Google’s upcoming “Nexus 6” (some claim it will be called “Nexus X” because of Blade Runner) has long been rumored, and there have been many leaked specifications and details rolling out for quite some time now. But there hasn’t been much solid information about the device quite yet, leaving many who have passed on the iPhone … Continue reading “Exclusive: This is ‘Shamu,’ Motorola’s upcoming Nexus 6/X”

Former Google [X] director and head of Glass Babak Parviz joins Amazon

Google X director Babak Parviz founded and led both the Google Glass and contact lens projects at Google, but it appears he has now left the Mountain View corporation in favor of Amazon. This news comes shortly after just two months ago stepping aside to let former Old Navy and Gap marketing VP Ivy Ross take the Google … Continue reading “Former Google [X] director and head of Glass Babak Parviz joins Amazon”