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Google aims to improve their Government transparency status

In case you've been living under a rock, or protecting your thoughts with a tinfoil hat, there's been tons of talk lately about the NSA, and government spying in on our calls and more. Between the Verizon NSA news and the so-called PRISM scandal, this has been a hot topic. Google's CEO shared some thoughts last week, and now we're getting details about their upcoming plans for transparency in general.

Facebook invite teases arrival of a “new product” next week

Apparently the folks from Facebook have another product they'd like to share with the world. The man in charge, Mark Zuckerberg, and his entire team have been busy adding Twitter-style #hashtags to Facebook, introducing new home replacement launchers on Android, and even the HTC First "Facebook Phone" (fail) but apparently they aren't done yet.

Android finally gets Vodio, the video searching application

Vodio, the video searching application that merges Youtube, video news results, and other services such as DailyMotion together in one vast detailed list of results based on search subjects, has finally made its way over to Android. Previously it was only available on iOS, where it began to garner rave reviews. But surprisingly, that's not the biggest news of all.

Deus Ex: The Fall coming soon to Android and iOS

If you're a fan of the extremely popular Deus Ex game franchise you'll be happy to know they have a mobile game in the works. Partnering with Square Enix, Deus Ex: The Fall is coming soon to Android. The game will be hitting the iPhone and iPad this summer, and eventually the same will arrive for Android. We have a few more details and quick video below.

Google I/O 2013 summed up in 5 minute highlight video

We know Google I/O is one of those coveted experiences and developer conferences that tons of you want to enjoy. Whether you're a fan or developer of Android, Chrome, YouTube, and more. While sadly not everyone that wants to attend gets to (tickets sell out fast) Google always posts the events online. They were nice enough to live stream the sessions, and now have posted their annual round-up highlight video.

Motorola to launch hero Moto X contextually-aware smartphone this summer

At today's D11 conference, Motorola's Dennis Woodside talked about the company's ambitious plans to reinvent itself via the launch of a handful of smartphones, starting with a "hero" device called the Moto X. Such a device will be contextually-aware of its surroundings via low-powered sensors, enabling it to respond in ways that Woodside says isn't available on current smartphone offerings.

Swype now available from the Google Play Store

It has been a long time coming, but Nuance has finally released Swype on Google Play, doing so with a special low price and a free trial option. This is in addition to the app being updated with a couple new keyboards and a few new features and improvements. For a limited time, users can grab Swype for $0.99, with the price later on increasing to a yet-unspecified rate.
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