Google I/O 2016 Stories September 21, 2016

The Paper Planes tech demo from Google I/O 2016 is now on the Play Store

After briefly showing it to the world prior to the Google I/O 2016 keynote, Active Theory has today released its Paper Planes tech “Android Experiment” to the world. It’s a fun little app that lets you put stamps on paper planes and send them around the world for others to catch, gathering more stamps along the way…

Google I/O 2016 Stories May 26, 2016

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A week after the conference wrapped up, Google this evening has made videos of the majority of the Google I/O sessions available on YouTube. The company has created a playlist with 168 videos, all of which are from Google I/O and cover a variety of topics across a variety of Google’s YouTube channels.

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Google I/O 2016 Stories May 20, 2016

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After a long wait, Project Ara is now closer to real product with a consumer product finally coming next year. In addition to a new developer kit launching this year, ATAP announced many partnerships with companies to make modules. Google believes that Ara will be the future of computing and is now its own division.

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Following the first Project Jacquard consumer product, ATAP is making a smartwatch with Project Soli built-in. Soli is a gesture recognition technology based on radar that can sense fine hand movements.

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At last year’s Google I/O, the Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) announced several interesting projects. Since then, ATAP head Regina Dugan departed for Facebook and the group was moved under Google’s new hardware division. This year, Project Jacquard —  sensors embedded in fabrics — is announcing its first consumer product with Levi’s…

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Google I/O 2016 Stories May 19, 2016

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The Play Store is adding a few features for both developers and users. Betas are now easier to find and join from the Play Store with Google even highlighting beta apps in a new Early Access section. The store also has new smart collections for tasks that require a combination of apps.

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During the Daydream announcement at yesterday’s I/O Keynote, Clay Bavor spoke of how Google is redesigning several of their in-house apps with an interface suited for virtual reality. One of those was YouTube, and now the group has shown off what the YouTube VR app will look in Daydream headset.

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At yesterday’s I/O keynote, Firebase received the most enthusiastic applaud from the crowd of developers. Purchased two years ago, Firebase is a cloud backend service that does the heavy lifting of managing an app’s data. Firebase is now a complete solution for building and maintaining an app on multiple platforms.

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Google I/O 2016 Stories May 13, 2016

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Following the launch of Gboard yesterday, Google has released a version of the I/O 2016 conference app for iOS. With the dedicated app, attendees who use iPhone won’t have to rely on I/O’s mobile site.

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Google I/O 2016 Stories April 21, 2016

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With I/O 2016 less than a month away, Google has updated the conference’s site with a full schedule of sessions and accompanying descriptions. There’s the usual kick-off keynote from Sundar Pichai and several sessions related to VR and specifically Project Tango.

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Google I/O 2016 Stories March 8, 2016

PSA: Registration for the Google I/O 2016 lottery is now open

Google said that registration for I/O 2016 would be opening on March 8th, and today is March 8th! You can now head over to the Google I/O website and register to attend the event. There’s no need to be in a hurry, though. Just like previous years, I/O 2016 attendance will be determined based on a lottery system. Register any time between now and March 10, 2016 at 5:00PM PST, and you’ll be on the list…

Google I/O 2016 Stories March 1, 2016

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In January, Sundar Pichai announced that Google I/O would kick off May 18 in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The I/O 16 website is now up, with registration beginning at 9AM PST on March 8 and ending on March 10 at 5 PM.

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