Google unveils new self-driving vehicle prototype

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Earlier this year Google started to share information about their Self-Driving Car Project, an initiative to develop a driverless vehicle. After their initial reveal and some subsequent appearances, Google continued work on the project to bring together all of the different “prototypes” they have in development. Today they unveiled the results of that work, their first complete build of a self-driving vehicle.
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HP quietly launches new Chromebook 14-x050nr

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If you cast your mind back to September, you may remember that HP released a series of new 11- and 14-inch Chromebooks — all featuring Nvidia’s latest Tegra K1 processor. At the time, the company promised customers that a touchscreen model with a full-HD display would arrive in the coming months, and today we’re seeing the introduction of the new Chromebook 14-x050nr on HP’s online store.

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Android One heading to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with new model in tow

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Back in September, when Google launched Android One in India, they promised that more areas would get the devices in December. That time has come for Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Google has partnered with network operators, such as Banglalink, to bring the same phones from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, but there is also a new player in town. Bangladesh’s own Symphony will offer the Roar A50 as their first Android One smartphone.


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Nexus 4, Nexus 9 to miss out on some Android 5.0 Lollipop camera features

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As Android device makers continue to work on bringing Android Lollipop to legacy hardware, one of the issues we will see is the inability of older devices to take advantage of all features available in the new operating system. This is a result of some older hardware simply not being capable of supporting newer technologies that did not exist when originally produced. A good example of this is the Nexus 4 and the camera hardware that will not be able to support some features of the new Camera2 API.
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Google+ Auto Enhance expands its reach to videos

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When uploading photographs to Google+, you may know them a bit different about them. The social network will actually aim to make them better with a feature called Auto Enhance. It makes slight changes here and there, some of which may go unnoticed by the user. Auto Enhance is now capable of working with video uploads rather than just photos. Tim St. Clair, the Google employee that shared news, says it will “make your videos look and sound better.” Google+ will analyze the the picture and audio quality and provide users with a side-by-side comparison to see which one is preferred.

Hit the break for directions and the video demonstrating the feature.


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Android 5.0.2 factory image for Nexus 7 (2012) is available

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Have the 2012 model of the Nexus 7? Then go ahead and install the latest version of Android. On the Android Developers site, Google posted the Android 5.0.2 factory image for people that like doing things themselves. The factory image posted, though, is only for the WiFi variant (“nakasi”) and Google has yet to post any Lollipop factory images for the mobile data-enabled variant (“nakasig”). The Android 5.0.2 factory image is build LRX22G.

New to the whole process of installing a factory image? We put together guide with plenty of details so you can do it easily.

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