Firebase, a cloud database company, joins Google’s Cloud Platform team

Google has announced that they’ve acquired a new cloud database company, Firebase. The Firebase team will join Google’s Cloud Platform developers in an effort to make development for mobile devices even easier. Firebase exists to allow developers easy ways to keep data synced between mobile applications and web sites and apps, which can be a […]

Google may sell Project Ara modules in a Play Store type marketplace

Google’s Project Ara is one of the most highly anticipated developments in the modern smartphone world, assuming it gains traction with developers, manufacturers, and consumers. We know the basic idea behind it, but one thing that Google has never truly clarified was how potential customers could purchase smartphone “modules” for their devices. Thanks to a […]

Microsoft wants you to use Bing Torque instead of saying “OK Google” on your Android Wear smartwatch

I’m not sure what’s going on at Microsoft these days. First, Microsoft Research released a pretty much useless keyboard for Android Wear smartwatches, and now, Microsoft Garage has just released Bing Torque. Bing Torque replaces the need to speak “OK Google” each time you want to ask a question. With Bing Torque, you can just […]