Google Wallet Can Buy Virtual Goods. Cerulean Core, Sold!

Leading up to day one of I/O, there were rumors Google would launch a big update to Google Wallet that would rely less heavily on NFC. And it's done that, sort of, with the company quietly announcing that it will begin to accept cash-free payments for items bought within video games. » 6/28/12 11:20am 6/28/12 11:20am

Watch Google's I/O Keynote in 90 Seconds

For the first day of I/O, Google dropped a long, action-packed keynote on us, complete with the Nexus tablet unveiling, the Android Jelly Bean reveal, and parachuters jumping out of planes wearing the company's futuristic augmented reality glasses. If you weren't able to tune in, we've got you covered, with the entire … » 6/27/12 6:10pm 6/27/12 6:10pm

Android Jelly Bean vs. iOS 6 vs. Windows Phone 8: The Ultimate Mobile…

A few weeks ago, we compared the feature sets of iOS 6 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich to see how they stacked up. But then Google and Microsoft went and dropped all sorts of new features in their new Android Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. That means it's time to reexamine the relative merits of each… » 6/27/12 5:13pm 6/27/12 5:13pm

Google I/O Day One: Hardware Galore

Day one of Google's developer extravaganza brought us a few things we were expecting like the Nexus 7 and the latest iteration of Android. But it also brought us an orb-shaped media streamer specially made for Google Play, and a high-flying demo of Google Glasses. Here's a rundown of the day's big stories.
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Skydiving and BMX Bike Riding: Does This Stuff Actually Make Google…

If today's Google I/O keynote is any indication, Google's idea of being edgy during its presentation of Google Glass is to have a bunch extreme sports bros roll-in/drop-in on bikes and parachutes. But for all the time and effort and money that likely went into this grandstanding, is this actually impressive? Let's talk … » 6/27/12 2:27pm 6/27/12 2:27pm

Our Google I/O Liveblog Kicks Off Right Now

Happy Google I/O Day! In just a few short hours, Google's going to lay out the state of the Android union-and we'll be covering it live, right here. We'll definitely be seeing Android Jelly Bean, and almost certainly an Asus-built Nexus Tablet, but who knows what else Larry and Sergei have in store? » 6/27/12 12:03pm 6/27/12 12:03pm