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Google I/O 2015 – Google Android VR coming + more Android Wear
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Google I/O 2015 – Google Android VR coming + more Android Wear

It's official. Google I/O 2015, which has been set for two (2) days on Thursday May 28th 2015 and Friday May 29th 2015, should now be a date on your calendar. The conference, set to land at San Francisco's Moscone Center has already begun accepting registration for the event since March 17 at 9 a.m. PT/5 p.m. GMT and lasted until March 19 at 5 p.m. PT/1 a.m. GMT. At US$900, this is really for serious Developers of Apps and Chrome Web Apps as this year, Google is set to unveil a major push into the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and even Self-driving Cars. Google Android 5.0 Lollipop is set to take centerstage, despite the slow level of adoption of the new OS as pointer out in Android Lollipop on the fences as Kitkat munches away at Jellybean. Still, it's coming to the Samsung...
Change the Default Search Engine of any Browser when Malware is on your Computer
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Change the Default Search Engine of any Browser when Malware is on your Computer

And the Crowd goes wild for my article How to reset the Default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox on changing the Default Search Engine in Mozilla.  Apparently an awful lot of people seem to have the very common problem, as it’s really irritating when your Browser seems to change all by itself to another Search Engine and you had no hand in it. Also note too it isn’t a “Search Engine” but a “Search Engine Provider”, a really fancy-pants way of saying that Search Engine Provider companies offer more Products and Service than just Internet Search in a manner similar to Telecom Providers providing other services other than just Voice Calling. But then begs the question? Who did? Short answer: Malware with a Marketing Agenda, Mad Men style, called adware! First, I’ll explain how one changes ...
Google shows off Jam with Chrome
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Google shows off Jam with Chrome

Because all geeks dream of being musical stars Google has revealed Jame with Chrome, an interesting experiment that allows Google Chrome users to visit a specific website and play up to 19 different instruments together. Powered by technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Google Cloud Platform and the Go programming language - Jam with Chrome makes for an interesting and maybe addictive experiment. Seasoned music pro? Or just an aspiring air guitarist? Check out JAM with Chrome, our latest Chrome Experiment, where friends in different locations can play live music together online. Choose one of 19 different instruments, ranging from acoustic and bass guitars to drum kits and keyboards, and invite your friends to JAM with you. Give it a try at: www.jamwithchrome.com
Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds
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Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds

Google has released revamped versions of its Chromebooks that were first reported on Geezam by Kelroy in Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed. The more recent updates announced now include better hardware for the 17.1” Chromebook priced at US$449.00. There is also (new-ness alert!!) an alternative PC version, called the ChromeBox, rolling in at US$329.00, somewhat reminiscent of the Apple Mac Mini that is BYOMKD (Bring you Own Mouse, Keyboard and Display). Multi-window support (Linux Distros had that a long time ago!) Scaling of screen sizes for easy connection to external Screens e.g. a 27" Apple iMac An app launcher Option to pin favorite/most used apps to the launch bar. Customizable Backgrounds Ability to view Microsoft Office documents both onl...
Dark Legends MMO coming to Android, iOS and Chrome
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Dark Legends MMO coming to Android, iOS and Chrome

Spacetime Studios takes its mobile and desktop Legends franchise into a frightening new world with Dark Legends. Players will embrace the secret societies of vampires to challenge the hordes of undead, werewolves, demons and humans that hunt them. The title will be released for Android, iOS and Chrome in the first quarter of 2012. Fans of the popular Legends franchise, Pocket Legends and Star Legends, will discover a gameplay evolution in Dark Legends that draws them even deeper into the experience. The combat system delivers fast paced, action oriented gameplay that includes new mechanics such as charge attacks and the ability to drain enemies. A wide breadth of solo and multiplayer content will also be available. The most significant change is a much deeper focus on narrative. In add...
Google Chrome now in Beta for Android
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Google Chrome now in Beta for Android

Google Chrome has been steadily climbing the browser charts since it was first released in 2008, it recently overtook Firefox as the world's second most popular browser. It still has some ways to overthrow Internet Explorer but Chrome has decided to set out to conquer fresh new territory - this time on mobile phones and tablets running Android. The browser lands on Android aren't uninhabited however with the likes of Firefox Mobile,  Dolphin Browser and Opera Mobile already building colonies of fans. Google Chrome for Android was released in beta not long ago but is only available for mobile devices running Android 4.0, which sucks for people who haven't got an Ice Cream Sandwich powered phone and double sucks for people like me still rocking Android 2.2. Chrome for Android like it's bi...
Google Chrome to do Console Gaming – OnLive and Steam in the Cloudy Post-Console Era
Video Games, Internet

Google Chrome to do Console Gaming – OnLive and Steam in the Cloudy Post-Console Era

Google Chrome is now the No. 2 go-to Browser online, recently surpassing Mozilla Firefox as per the note by fellow blogger Kelroy in Chrome overtakes Firefox to Become World’s 2nd most Popular Browser. So what’s a browser to do, now that they are slowly cruising to ward the inevitable No. 1 spot, currently held by Internet Explorer according to Ireland-based research firm StatCounter ? How’s about Console Gaming, with titles exclusively launched on the Google Chrome browser!! Sounds no different from the regular fare, you snort, thinking of Facebook Games like FarmVille or even Plants vs Zombies. Or even of Minecraft, of which I did my homage in the article MineCraft – Indie hit is Social Gaming’s Cinderella. But you would be wrong, dear reader, as these popular Web-based examples are co...
Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader
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Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader

The Kindle brand has welcomed a new service to the family in the form of the Kindle Cloud Reader  a HTML5-based reading application accessible from a web browser. Currently only a few browsers are supported namely Google Chrome and Safari on a PC, Mac or iPad. Being built with HTML5 is advantageous in that it theoretically allows Kindle Cloud Reader to run on any platform or OS that supports it. Escaping Apple's Net The Kindle Cloud Reader allows users access to their Kindle library from a browser even when offline and is optimized for for iPad. The iPad optimization is interesting as many observers are noting that the cloud readers seems to be an ingenious workaround by Amazon to escape Apple's now mandatory in-app payment policy that ensures they get their 30% cut of all earnings tha...