Gmail Team Announces Easy Way to Access Google+ Auto Backup Photos

E-mailing photos has never been as easy as it should. The process of transferring pictures from your smartphone to desktop has long been a major pain, but that’s changing for those who use Google+ Auto Backup and Gmail.

The Gmail team announced that, starting today, all photos automatically backed up through Google+ will be accessible via the Insert Photo button in Gmail.  (more…)

Watch the Project Ara Developer Conference Live!

Project Ara, the Google-run modular phone concept, is hosting its first developer conference this week. The goal of the conference is to focus on a detailed walk-through of existing and planned features for the platform, a briefing on the recently released MDK, and an announcement of a series of prize challenges.

If anything, we’re hoping we see real, working units of Ara. Up until now, all we have seen are non-working concept models and some modules that could, in theory, work on a phone.

The opening keynote has already begun, and you can watch it below. Once this session is over, I’d imagine that we’ll see bits and pieces of sessions throughout the day. Keep it here!  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: Are You Buying Google Glass Today?

Not that we expect a high percentage of the DL community to pick-up Google Glass, but we figured we should at least ask since it’s available. It’s poll time.

At $1,500, you can take sweet selfies like the one I just included in this post, become a certified Glasshole, and enjoy the world staring at you everywhere you go thanks to the futuristic beacon attached to your head.

OK, it has more uses than that. For example, you could take awesome photos of your kid in action without having to pick up your phone, can see Google Now cards without ever lifting a finger, and can get Google Maps directions placed just above your eye as you drive. Glass does have some redeeming qualities, it’s just so damn expensive in its current form.

But hey, it’s there today, if you want it. Are you buying it?

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Google Glass Now Available to All for $1500

Google Glass, the somewhat-controversial wearable headset that has been enjoying a lengthy private testing period for developers, is now available to anyone willing to shell out $1,500. That’s right, Google Glass can be purchased by you, you, you, and even you.

Glass is available for a limited time – likely a one day sale – in five colors, charcoal, tangerine, cotton, shale, and sky. Should you buy Glass, you’ll be treated to a free set of frames or shades, an accessory that typically costs $225.  (more…)

Chrome Beta Version 35 Brings New Features, Tab Closing Undo and Chromecast Video Support

In a move which breaks Google’s usual Wednesday update ritual, we are seeing an update this afternoon to the Chrome Beta app with a couple of feature enhancements.

The first feature on the changelog is the ability to undo closing a tab, which may be quite the addition for a few users out there. We also have support for fullscreen video with Subtitles and HTML5 controls, the ability to use Chrome with “some multi-window devices,” and support for casting “some” videos with Chromecast. Most certainly another notch in the HDMI dongle’s belt.  (more…)