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”

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]”

Tesla confirmed using wearable tech to increase production efficiency at factory, likely Vuzix hardware (Updated)

Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been leaked in full at this point, but what good is new enterprise-focused hardware unless it’s being used in the field? APX Labs, one of Google’s Glass at Work partners, has confirmed on its site that it has signed renowned maker of electric vehicles Tesla Motors as a client, and … Continue reading “Tesla confirmed using wearable tech to increase production efficiency at factory, likely Vuzix hardware (Updated)”

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”