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Google to remove black bar in favor of new “App Launcher” soon [Update]

This morning we're getting multiple reports that Google has changed up their usual black navigation bar on their homepage, and replaced it with a brand new Android-style app launcher. The horizontal black bar for navigation to Search, Images, Maps, Gmail, Play, YouTube and more have all been moved to an app launcher menu. Blending the lines between Android and desktop even more.

Chromecast teardown reveals “ginormous” heatsink

As we often see when new gadgets come available, they get torn apart by folks on the interwebs. In this case we are referring to the Chromecast and the group that sacrificed a device was iFixit. The interesting, and perhaps somewhat unsurprising part here is that the teardown revealed very little on the inside of the plastic.

Chromecast is not the end of Google TV

Google announced the Chromecast yesterday. The Chromecast is a $35 dongle that will allow the user to wirelessly stream audio and video from their smartphone, tablet or laptop to their HDTV. This setup certainly looks like it has its advantages. One being the ease of use, but that aside, this announcement did cause some to worry about the future of another Google product -- Google TV.

Google event wrap-up: Nexus 7, Android 4.3, Chromecast and more

Google had the 'breakfast' event this morning and there were quite a few items discussed. As we often see, things kicked off with talk of numbers. In regards to the numbers, Google confirmed there had been more than 70 million Android tablets activated. Of course, that number ties directly to the first topic that was discussed -- the new Nexus 7.

Google Chromecast wireless streaming Hands-on

Just as exciting as Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 tablet, is Google's latest device, the Chromecast. A tiny HDMI dongle the size of a thumb drive delivering endless YouTube, Netflix, Google Music, Pandora, and web content to your HDTV for streaming anything and everything. Easily stream content to your big screen for only $35. We have some hands-on so take a peek after the break.

Google announces the Chromecast for universal TV streaming

Google is busy announcing all sorts of awesome new products like the Nexus 7, but they just revealed something else that will throw many for a loop. Have you ever had a hard time getting video from your devices on your HDTV in the living room? Yes, I have too. The new Google Chromecast (dongle) will bring universal streaming from any device to your TV.

App Updates: Chrome Browser, Facebook Beta, Robird and more

This weekend there was all sorts of app updates, but a few in particular have been updated as of last night and this morning worth mentioning. Of course, there's far too many apps to keep track of, but a few important apps were updated and we figured a shout out was in order for things like the Facebook Beta, and our favorite Twitter app.

Chromoting app incoming as remote desktop solution for Android

It looks like the Chromium team has begun work on a remote desktop app. The app is called Chromoting and early details have recently been discovered by François Beaufort with more available on the Chromium code review site. While the details are still on the light side, it is looking like the Chromoting app will bring a remote desktop control solution to Android.
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