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Google Introduces Buzz for Gmail
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Google Introduces Buzz for Gmail

Google has dipped it's toe into the social networking pool before but it official dived in today with the revelation of Google Buzz - a new service it described as "a Google approach to sharing". Comparisons have already been drawn with the current social networking kingpins Twitter and Facebook but just how useful will Buzz be? The first advantage that Google Buzz has is that right out of the blocks it has an installed base of over 100 million users or at least potential users because Buzz will be tied in with Google's email service Gmail.  Google Buzz borrows many features of Facebook and Twitter as users can share status updates, links, photos and videos as well as interact with comment on and respond to postings from friends. The video below is an overview of what is possible with G...
Google Nexus One Smartphone
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Google Nexus One Smartphone

A Google branded phone has been on and off the rumor radar for many months but about 2 weeks ago it shred it's "rumor" label and blasted into reality with the revelation that thousands of Google phones called "Nexus One" were given to Google employees for testing and that the official release of the phone was right around the corner and set for January 2010. It didn't take long for more and more information to start leaking and soon images, videos and specs for the now highly anticipated smartphone started appearing on the internet days before it's announcement by Google. That official announcement has now come and the media is buzzing with news about the Android 2.1 powered Google Nexus One Smartphone which is available unlocked for $530 directly from Google or for $180 via a 2 year co...
One Laptop Per Child XO-3 Concept
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One Laptop Per Child XO-3 Concept

The concept form of the latest version of the $100 laptop was unveiled recently. The touchscreen tablet-like device was shown off my the One Laptop Per Child Group who are a non-profit organization which aims to allow children in the developing world to have access to affordable technology. XO-3 is expected to be put into use in 2012 and cost around $75. It will replace the current models of $100 laptops currently in use by the OLPC and the booklike XO-2 model displayed previously will be shelved. (more…)