NVIDIA compares its DirectStylus against Samsungs S-Pen in video

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NVIDIA released a short video comparing how a stylus performs on their Tegra Note, Google’s Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. While the Tegra Note and Nexus 7 are considered the budget friendly tablets out of the three, NVIDIA shows how stylus’ perform much better on their Tegra Note than the Nexus 7 and how it can equal and possibly surpass the Galaxy Note 8 in some areas at the fraction of the price. Check out the video after the break and see for yourselves!


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Surprise Surprise: Steve Jobs really hated Andy Rubin and Android

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We already knew that Steve Jobs wanted to go thermonuclear on Android, but apparently his hatred for both Android and it’s co-founder, Andy Rubin was very deep. This comes from a new book entitled, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went To War And Started a Revolution, by Fred Vogelstein.

Apparently, Steve Jobs told friends that Rubin was a “big, arrogrant f**k,” and he didn’t appear any calmer when talking about Android either, “Everything is a f**king rip off of what we’re doing.” 

The book also gets into the beginnings of both Android and iOS. According to Vogelstein, Android was ready to be released in the same year as the iPhone, but when Andy Rubin saw the iPhone announcement, he knew Android needed more work. After seeing the entire iPhone presentation he said, “Holy crap, I guess we’re not going to launch that phone.” Eventually Android was released about a year later with the HTC G1, which started the war of wars.


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Gmail rolls out deep Google Drive integration, allows you to view attachments within an email and save anything straight to Drive

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Right on the heels of expanding Gmail’s quick actions, Google is adding some better Google Drive integration into Gmail as well. Now, any attachments in an email can be viewed within your web browser without you having to download the image and clutter up your Downloads folder; documents, PDFs, pictures, you name it. Best of all, you’ll now be able to use Gmail’s fantastic search capabilities to find specific attachments. If you use Google Drive, you’ll also be able to quickly save any attachment to your Drive storage, skipping the need to download the file to your hard drive and then upload it to Drive.

This new feature will only be available to desktop users for now, and it’s going to be rolling out gradually over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for it in your inbox.

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Google Music and Sound Search officially announced for Google Glass

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Google Music is already unofficially available for Google Glass, but it will be officially available in the coming weeks. Google formally introduced it this morning giving us more details. Not only will you be able to play any song in your collection (or through All Access) by using the “Okay Glass, listen to” command, but you will also be able to find out what song is playing in your surroundings using Sound Search.  All you have to say is “What song is this.”

Google also announced new stereo earbuds that are designed specifically with Glass. They will run $85, and you can customize it with one of five interchangeable color caps.


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Google expands Waze traffic incident reporting to several new countries

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After completing their acquisition of Waze earlier this year, one of the first benefits users saw was the ability to access incident reports coming in from Waze users. Google announced today via a tweet that they are expanding the service to 46 new countries and territories throughout the world on both the desktop and mobile client.

Unfortunately, due to the space limitations, a list of all the countries was not provided and thus far Google Maps has not provided a list. The original rollout of the feature covered Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US.

source: @googlemaps

Google introduces new features to Gmail’s Quick Actions, including viewing Dropbox folders, viewing YouTube videos, and reviewing restaurants

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Google has announced a few extra features for Gmail’s Quick Action buttons today, and there’s plenty of new actions that should affect just about everyone. These buttons appear next to certain emails in your inbox, and they’ll let you do things like view a folder, review a restaurant, or RSVP to an event without actually opening your email. Pretty handy, right?

You’ll be able to quickly review restaurants via Seamless, adjust reservations through OpenTable, save offers from Google Deals, view videos uploaded from Vimeo or YouTube, and quickly open Dropbox and Google Drive folders and files. It’s already a pretty robust list that should make clearing your inbox a little bit faster, and you can expect Google to keep adding support for new apps as time goes on.

source: Gmail Blog

Pictures suggest BlackBerry 10.2.1 could feature Google Play Store

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BlackBerry is currently working on the next version of their OS, 10.2.1, and we have some key information regarding the update which will perhaps make some BlackBerry users pretty happy.

A new Android Runtime is expected to be included in the next build of Blackberry 10, which will allow the Google Play Store to be available to BlackBerry users to download and install Android applications and other content to their devices.

This means no more side-loading, and would instantly make thousands of apps available for the platform, which has been the major shortcoming for BlackBerry.

As much as I hate to say it, this could actually be the beginnings of a BlackBerry comeback— it could make for a very nice option for those that enjoy the BlackBerry OS and hardware.

Although the pictures make this all pretty believable, it’s still all just a rumor so don’t get too excited just yet. Hit the break for more leaked pictures.

Via: PhoneArena
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Google+ comments for YouTube go live, creator gives his honest opinion

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With comments for YouTube now being done through Google+, not everyone is particularly happy. One of the many that are frustrated by this new system is the father of YouTube, Jawed Karim. Although Karim has not been a part of YouTube since Google bought the site, he voiced his anger about the new commenting system. And he emerged from the darkness and left a comment on his own profile. His exact words were “why the f*** do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?” There you have it. The kind words from Jawed Karim.

The tight Google+ integration has already gone live for the site. It even went live for the Android app without the need for a update in the Play Store. Now when you make comments on the video-sharing site, you’ll be able to share them on your Google+ account as well.

Source: Phone Arena

Nexus 5 to be available through T-Mobile web store starting November 14th, in stores on November 20th

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Earlier this week information leaked indicating the Nexus 5 could be coming to T-Mobile’s retail stores starting November 20th. T-Mobile confirmed the date this afternoon and added that it will be available online starting October 14th. The Nexus 5 will sell for $449.99 through T-Mobile, which is the same price that Best Buy started selling the device for off-contract. However, customers can take advantage of T-Mobile’s installment payment plan, and instead of dropping the full price up front, they can pay $41.99 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $17.

If you want to be first in line for a Nexus 5 from T-Mobile, you can sign up now using the source link.

source: T-Mobile