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Google building a tablet with 3D imaging capabilities: Report

A report published in Wall Street Journal claims that Google has expanding its recently announced Project Tango and will be developing a tablet with 3D vision capabilities. The company is reportedly going to produce around 4,000 units of this experimental tablet. Originally announced in February this year, Project Tango is Google’s endeavour to make mobile devices capable of seeing their surrounding in three-dimensions like we do. The company was until working only on a 5-inch smartphone but it seems to be adding a tablet as well to the project. “The device would come with a 7-inch screen and will...

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Google adds PayPal support to Play Store, expands carrier billing

Google is now improving its payment system for Google Play Store. The company is adding PayPal as new payment option which will enable users to pay for apps, movies, games and books. This is the first time Google has integrated PayPal as its app payment option. Prior to this, the Play Store only supported credit card, carrier billing, and a gift card. Moreover, in-app purchases can also be bought with the online payments provider. The PayPal support is coming to twelve countries, including the U.S., Germany and Canada, as well as Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain...

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Google Maps 8.0 for Android released, lots of improvements in tow

Google has rolled out a major update for Google Maps application on Android. The new update, which is gradually being rolled-out via Google Play, brings a number of improvements. After the update, Google Maps will show you more information with turn-by-turn navigation like distance and arrival time. The app will also allow users to save and manage offline maps in custom lists and gives direct access to Uber app from inside the maps. Among other changes, Google Maps now suggests you which lane to stay in or move to so you’ll never find yourself driving for miles down the...

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Google acquires communications technology patents from Foxconn

Google has acquired a number of communications technology patents from contract manufacturing giant Foxconn, reports Wall Street Journal. The companies haven’t declared the number of the patents or the financial details of the deal. These patents are expected to help the search giant deal with patent trolls, who actively target Android. This is not the first patent transaction between the companies. Google had bought some wearable technology patents from Foxconn last year. Financial details of that deal are also unknown. Foxconn, who assembles gadgets for almost all major technology giants, has a big patent portfolio and it clearly seems...

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Google Glass to get Android KitKat update with several new features

In the official Google+ page, Google has revealed that it’s all set to roll-out latest Android 4.4 KitKat update bundled with several new features and improvement to the Google Glass. According to the company, the update will roll out later this week, and in addition to Android 4.4 KitKat update, the Google Glass will get several new features including photo bundles, which are groups of daily photos, videos and other material. This’s not all; the latest Android 4.4 KitKat will also enable users to reply with photos in Google Hangouts and have their voice commands organized by frequency and...

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