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Google Earth Android Demo

Here’s a short video I took of Google’s Google Earth Android app from yesterday’s Nexus One press conference. Check out our hands-on here, specs here and if you missed the live blog then you can find that here.

Hands-on With the Nexus One

Here it is, folks. The Nexus One.

We’ll keep this at a minimum for now and lay down the facts about what’s new with Android 2.1 and what you need to know about the hardware.

(More on Techland: Live: Google’s Android Press Event )

What we didn’t know about v2.1 of the Android OS revolves heavily around voice implementation. …

Liveblog: Google’s Android Press Event

We’re coming to you live from Google’s Mountain View, CA, campus. What can we expect from today’s announcement? All signs point to the Nexus One.

Here’s what we know so far in terms of specs:

• Built by HTC
• Android 2.1
• 1GHz Snapdragon processor
• 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touch-screen (480×800)
• …

CES Cometh

The first week of January generally entails a lot of catch up and remembering that it’s 2010 and not 2009, for example. If you’re in the tech world then the first week of January means one thing: CES. And that’s where I’m headed this week. Lev was supposed to go but then he came up with some excuse about a speaking engagement. I …

What We’re Looking Forward To In 2010: Gadgets

In a little over a week I’ll be in Las Vegas for CES. It’s my hope – along with every other tech journo – that the annual trade show will serve as center stage for some groundbreaking announcement by a major (or minor) CE company. It’s doubtful, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I don’t expect Palm to make as big a splash as they did …

Nexus One Unboxed, Caught On Camera (Again)

It comes as no surprise that pictures and videos of the Nexus One keep trickling out. But the almighty Google has since pulled said videos and images of the device have been less than spectacular. We’ve known about the QR code, but nobody had the balls to share those images with the rest of the world. No one even bothered to capture …

Yelp Walks Out On Google, $550 Million

It was reported last week that Google was poised to snatch up user generated review site Yelp for $550 million. It would have been a lovely acquisition and mashup with Google Maps, but something happened over the weekend to derail talks indefinitely.

TechCrunch is citing multiple sources saying Jeremy Stoppleman simply walked away …

Faceoff: Goo.gl vs. Bit.ly

Looks like Google has updated its hit list.

The Internet king announced it will attempt to conquer URL shorteners and dethrone current crowned-prince-of-the-short, Bit.ly.

Via its blog on Monday, Google announced the launch of updated versions of the Google Toolbar and Feedburner, as well as the introduction of the Google URL

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