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Google I/O just wrapped up, so now we’re inevitably waiting for all the new features to start rolling out. The first out of the gate is the new Google+ Hangouts app, which is now available for Android. The app replaces Google Talk on Android, and will also eventually make its way to iOS, making it the first time that a Google chat app will be released on iOS.
Google talked a lot about Google+ Hangouts during the keynote, and they essentially took all of their different chat clients and combined them into one. The app will let you message other Google users, as well as video chat with them using Google’s Hangouts feature that we’ve all seen before in Google+.
The cool thing with this new app is that you can message a friend and have it delivered to them without them actually being signed in, making it a viable option for a text messaging replacement, rather than just another IM client of sorts. The app includes the ability to insert photos and videos, and there’s even cross-platform support with a web version as well.
Of course, before you get to chatting using the new app, you’ll need to sign up for Google+. This isn’t time-consuming, as Google+ uses your Google account anyway, but you’ll simply need to confirm a few things and get your profile initially set up. Once that’s done, you’ll be all set and ready to chat away with friends and family.
However, Hangouts doesn’t have an “Invisible” status available, which could be a turn-off for some users, but we can’t say that many users will miss that feature. Other than that, the app is ready to go. We’re not sure when the iOS version will be releasing, but we’re guessing it’s currently in the hands of Apple as they take it through their submission process.
Google+ Hangouts for Android now live, replaces Google Talk is written by Craig Lloyd & originally posted on SlashGear.
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The time is nearly here and are ready to liveblog. Will Google unveil the long-rumored Nexus 7 successor? Will there be new phones to consider? What does the future hold for Google Glass? Over the course of the next three hours (!) we’re eager to find out. Join us at 9:00am PT for all the excitement.
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Beam — er, stream — me up, Scotty. And do it via Facebook.
The social network is powering up its Facebook Live site Friday evening to give Trekkies, Trekkers, and Trekyamacallits of all stripes the chance to transport the original Mr. Sulu into their living room — along with J.J. Abrams, director of the soon-to-be-released Trek flick, “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”
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Abrams and George Takei will be interviewed live on the Net at 5:30 PT tonight by “Saturday Night Live’s” Andy Samberg, with viewers invited to submit questions in real time.
Facebook Live debuted in the summer of 2010 as a way for the social network to tout its new products and publicize the activity happening at the company, such as airing interviews with people who stop by its headquarters.
The site features a handful of archived streams, including events with celebs of one sort or another, from Barack Obama to Shimon Peres to Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna.
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(Credit: NASA Science)
It’s that time again where certain people on Earth are lucky enough to see an annular eclipse, or “ring of fire.”
People on the ground in much of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands will be able to gaze toward the sky Thursday evening and witness the eclipse. However, the rest of us, who aren’t in that part of the world, can watch the action live on the Slooh SpaceCamera Web site via an Australia-based telescope.
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Tomorrow evening, an annular eclipse is scheduled to happen in remote areas of the world most of us are not located in, a problem that is of no worry thanks to modern technology. For those who wish to watch the event, an Australia-based telescope will broadcast the eclipse from start to finish, allowing anyone to watch it from anywhere in the world.
While most people are familiar with total solar eclipses, an annular eclipse is less well known, involving the moon’s position over the sun in such a way that it will briefly look like a bright-glowing ring – like the One Ring is glowing bright way up yonder. Such an effect is the result of the moon’s distance, with it being far enough away from our planet that it appears smaller in diameter than the sun, causing the ring effect.
If such a prospect excites you and you won’t happen to be located in the remote Pacific tomorrow, you can watch it from your preferred device here tomorrow starting at 5:30PM Eastern Time. If you’re in Western Australia, Queensland, or the Northern Territories, on May 10 at 6:32AM, the moon’s shadow will begin passing over, eventually tracking to Cape York Peninsula at 8:44AM, then to the eastern side of Papua New Guinea, eventually to the Solomon Islands by 10:15AM (all local times).
Said Williams College Field Memorial professor Jay Pasachoff: “It is always astonishing to see the moon apparently cut bites out of the sun. And it is a wonder of modern science and mathematics that you can travel halfway around the world, arriving on a normal day with blue sky, but then, on schedule, the lunar silhouette breaks up the sunlight.”
[via National Geographic]
Tomorrow’s annular eclipse to be live broadcasted online is written by Brittany Hillen & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Those who preferred Twitter’s earlier, more liberal ways have regarded May 7th with a sense of dread, as that’s when API 1.0 (and our chance at a truly competitive app ecosystem) was supposed to go dark. While the company isn’t about to reverse course, it is giving the refuseniks a break by delaying the shutdown until June 11th. More time is necessary for blackout tests, Twitter says. We wouldn’t lean too heavily on remaining API 1.0-era apps and services when that instability exists, but the extra month does allow for a gentler transition into API 1.1′s brave new world.
[Image credit: Coletivo Mambembe, Flickr]
Via: Android Central
Tim’s back, Brian’s back and Peter’s back. And this week they’ll be joined by a very special guest in the form of gdgt’s Ryan Block, in a slightly more accommodating studio. Also, there may or may not be one very special piece of eyewear. Only one way to find out! Join along, after the break.
Remember how Google Fiber‘s recent announcement for planned service in Austin by 2014 spurred immediate competition from AT&T? It’s safe to say telcos in other areas have taken note about the gigabit speeds and roughly $ 70 montly pricing, too. According to a Wall Street Journal Digits blog post, Vermont Telephone Company is now offering gigabit-speed service to some of its customers for the crazy low stand-alone price of $ 35 bucks a month. To keep things in perspective, WSJ notes that roughly 600 folks are subscribed (out of VTel’s total base of about 17.5K) and that the company is essentially going to be analyzing whether the current pricing will remain for the long-term. With Google Fiber to continuing to expand, it’s certainly promising to see how superspeed internet is trickling across the US — and how easy it’s been looking on the wallet.
Filed under: Internet
The first of Nintendo’s planned Wii U firmware updates went live just yesterday, bringing a much needed speed boost to software load times. And in that short time since, Nintendo’s also made its retro-gaming Virtual Console portal available to users, effectively bypassing the need to boot into the Wii emulator for access. The downside to this new, belated convenience is that users will have to re-download any previously purchased Virtual Console titles, though that additional cost is relatively low at $ 1.00- $ 1.50 for NES and SNES games, respectively. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to wait a bit longer for those beloved Game Boy Advance and N64 classics to make their way to the VC, as Nintendo plans to include those games sometime “in the future.” Still, with band-aid number one out of the way for the ailing console and a host of tried-and-true classics now easily accessible, Wii U owners have a little something to tide them over until that late summer Pikmin 3 launch.
Source: Nintendo of America (Twitter)