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Nest Thermostats now available through Google Play

You can now buy a Nest Thermostat through Google Play. Price is the same as other retail outlets — $ 249 — and it’ll ship in 1 to 2 business days, Google says. And for every thermostat sold today, Google will plant a tree. Because Earth Day. It’s also available in the UK for £179.

The Nest Thermostat is a “learning” device that connects to the Internet (and other Nest products). It’s got a 1.75-inch display, controlled  [Read More...]

Following up on the big jump from XE12 to XE16 last week that brought Google Glass up to running KitKat, a small bugfix update to XE16.1 is now hitting the wearable. We have no official word on what the update brings, but given the relative instability we’ve noticed on Glass since the XE16 update we’re not surprised that a quick point released bugfix update was required. As far as user-facing changes go we don’t immediately notice  [Read More...]

We’ve already seen how doubleTwist makes it easy to listen you music and watch video over AirPlay devices from your Android phone or tablet. Today the company has decided to release an update that allows rooted users to stream Google Play Music to AirPlay devices as well. They also wrote a blog post to tell us how they are making it work.

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Previous contractual obligations may see Google getting involved in the current patent lawsuit trial between Samsung and Apple. According to testimony by a Google lawyer today, the contract associated with bringing Google apps to Samsung’s devices has Google pick up some of the defense associated with patent lawsuits that go against Samsung. Although exact terms of the licensing agreement between the companies aren’t known, indications are that at least some of Apple’s complaints against Samsung have  [Read More...]

Nest now available from Google Play Store

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Google today added a new device to the Google Play Store, introducing its Nest Learning Thermostat. Priced at $ 249.99, the device ships within 1-2 business days. To help celebrate Earth Day, Google will plant a tree for every Nest Thermostat sold today (April 22) on Google Play. To learn more about the Nest or purchase one, head to the Play Store today!

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The Google+ Photo Sphere community is a work of art

Get immersed in Photo Spheres

We love Photo Spheres. They’re fairly easy to take, and with the right subject and a little careful planning they can be spectacular. And now that even more phones can take them — thanks to OEM solutions and the Google Camera app — there are even more people taking and sharing them.

A great place to check them all out is the Google + Photo Sphere community. You’ll find pictures from  [Read More...]

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If Google weren’t busy enough already upgrading Google Glass to KitKat, they have just issued another update bringing SMS for iPhone and also a new calendar.

SMS for iPhone – iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get texts from your friends on Glass. Get started by going to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and turning on “Show Notifications” for your paired Glass. When you receive  [Read More...]

Google tweets screenshot of new Dialer app

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It seems like the Google Nexus account may have accidentally tweeted out an image of the new Android Dialler app in response to a support request on Twitter.

Ok so it’s not the most exciting leak in the world, but it shows yet another app that may be updated independant of the Android Operating System itself, and also shows that the Dialler app is due  [Read More...]

Domino’s pizza has been a vanguard of mobile pizza ordering, what with their Android app that lets you order on the go — and now they’re going even more mobile with Google Wallet support. Announced this morning, the app has been updated to support payment via Google Wallet.

Google pushed out a substantial update for Google Glass just last week, along with making the headset available to all to buy for one day — and they’re following up with another update this week that will enable new functionality. iPhone users will see their text messages show up in their notifications, and all Glass users will get to see their calendar in front of their right eyeball.

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