This ‘ballbot’ is like a real-life BB-8

This ‘ballbot’ is like a real-life BB-8 Source:  It isn’t quite as lovable as the spherical droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this robot from Carnegie Mellon University has the benefit of being more than a special effect (however cool). And believe it or not, it basically has no moving parts. Read […]

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The mobile wars are over

The mobile wars are over Source:  It’s time to call it: The mobile wars are over. The mobile market was once vibrant and variegated, a virtual coral reef of odd devices aimed at specific users. There was a phone with a 3D camera! There was one with a weird version of Android that catered […]

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Not OK, Google

Not OK, Google Source:  At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far more data — and […]

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Google’s new smartphones are about Google, not Android

Google’s new smartphones are about Google, not Android Source:  Google unveiled a lot of new devices today, but at the core of nearly everything was a commitment to Assistant specifically, and to showing of what Google’s range of service offerings can do. I sat down with Google Canada’s Head of Public Affairs Aaron Brindle […]

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Hands-on with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Hands-on with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL Source:  Google has two new smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, and these are the first that Google says it has designed on its own in terms of both hardware and software: It shows. These are great looking devices that also feel excellent when held, with […]

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Here’s the Google Pixel

Here’s the Google Pixel Source:  Sometimes it’s best to just sit back and feign surprise, as though the lead up to today’s big Google event wasn’t leakier than a rusted out old sieve in a rainstorm. After making several brief but notable cameos on international retailer and carrier pages this week, the company took […]

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