Tech roundup: I/O, synthetic implants, and infinite capacity wireless vortex beams
Last Updated on Monday, 2 July 2012 09:59 Written by Ty Abonil Monday, 2 July 2012 01:00
It’s been an action-packed week, for sure. The Moscone Center was home to some pretty cool announcements from Google at their annual developer conference.
Hit the break for a tech and science roundup, including highlights from I/O and the viral Google Glass demo video which sets the bar high for future tech demos- sky high.
- Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, is announced in detail. Adds Butter to your favorite dessert to make it run faster and smoother
- The Nexus 7, a seven-inch, 1280×800 tablet sporting Jelly Bean starts at $199, steals the Kindle Fire’s lunch money, pushes it into a locker
- A $299 “Social Streaming Player”, The Nexus Q, running ICS promises to pump your media content from the cloud to your living room
- Chrome for Android moves out of beta and the popular browser also gets a port to iOS devices
- Google+ and Google Drive will make an appearance on the iPad
- Google nards Amazon for the second time in two days by announcing Google Compute Engine, EC2 joins Kindle Fire in the locker
- Google Glass is demo’d via a skydiving, stunt-cycling, and rappelling segment that would make Michael Bay proud
Outside of I/O, a few other notable moves on the web:
- Zynga announces a new Sims-like game, The Ville, and, consequently, their stock tanks.
- Hulu Japan announces HBO content, US users still have to torrent Game of Thrones.
- Play comes to Google TV, along with new UI.
- Google I/O keynote roundup: Project Glass, Nexus 7, Nexus Q and Jelly Bean(engadget.com)
- Wireless Speed Record: 2.5 Terabits per second(dailywireless.org)