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Google confirms October 24 “night out” Google Play event

It looks like Google has begun sending out some invitations. The event is set to take place next week, on October 24th and in New York City. The catch is, while we are hoping to see the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat -- this event appears focused on Google Play. In fact, the announcement mentions a "night out with Google Play" with further talk of music, movies, games and a special performance.

HP Chromebook 11 now in Play Store with matching sleeve cases

HP announced the Chromebook 11 yesterday. The notebook was touted as being one made "for everyone" and judging by the price point, it seems that may be somewhat of an accurate statement. HP had said the Chromebook 11 would be available with a variety of retailers and it looks like it has arrived in the Play Store. And in addition to the notebook itself, there are also some matching sleeve style cases.

Google Play Store vending machines hit Japan

You can get lots of things from vending machines in Japan: tea, snack foods, beer, and now Android Apps. Capitalizing on the popular Japanese method for getting just about anything, Google has released a series of Play Store vending machines. The Play Store vending machines are tipped to offer apps and games via NFC, rather than a download.

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick gets official

Sony is finally announcing something that we already know since early this week. The company has officially unveiled its Smart Stick accessory that includes support for Google Services, meaning, Android apps and the Chrome browser. And, as already reported, it only works with Sony's BRAVIA TV line.