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LG to introduce first Google Android handset with GW620

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds,

LG Android GW620

has announced that their GW620 phone will be their first smartphone powered by Google .  As you can see the picture, the GW620 is a smartphone with a slide-out keyboard as well as a 3-inch touchscreen keyboard. The LG GW620 will also have a social networking flair, which obviously means that sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and the like, will all be fully represented. By the way, LG is planning on unveiling three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks.

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Motorola introduces CLIQ Android smartphone, MOTOBLUR

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Google, Handhelds,

Motorola CLIQ

has unveiled their smartphone strategy going forward, and it all begins with the Motorola CLIQ, The CLIQ is an -powered smartphone that will be available on T-Mobile later this fall. The CLIQ packs in 3G, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, GPS, and a tie-in to social networking contacts that they’ve named MOTOBLUR.

MOTOBLUR is interesting. The CLIQ logs in to your various social networks and points of communication - things like email, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Picasa, Photobucket, RSS, and more. It takes all the activity in all these services, and shows you content in a single feed on the main screen, and you can respond to any of these by tapping on them.

On the hardware side, the Motorola CLIQ has a 320x480 3.1-inch display, along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that also has a D-pad, so you know you can even get your gaming on with this phone. The 5 megapixel camera has autofocus, and records video at 24 and 30 frames per second. There’s also a headphone jack, GPS, and 3G, as previously mentioned. As far as wireless goes, the CLIQ packs in Wi-Fi, alongside Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. You’ll be able to get your hands on a Motorola CLIQ later this fall.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Admires Kate Winslet

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Celebrity Babies,

Maggie and daughter RamonaMaggie Gyllenhaal looks to Kate Winslet for parenting skills.

The 31-year-old actress, who has two-year-old daughter Ramona with husband Peter Sarsgaard, is in awe of the way the Revolutionary Road actress raises her two children.

“I try to protect my personal life, and most of all my daughter. But I also recall things people I admire have said in print that have helped me. I’ve thought, ‘Oh, wow, Kate Winslet thinks that way about parenting,’ or, ‘Meryl Streep thinks that about acting.’ So I do also believe that it’s good to let a little bit out.”

Despite wanting to reveal some aspects of her private life to her fans, Maggie is not interested in hearing what people think about her. Referring to internet search engine Google, she explained, “You can’t go and Google yourself. You just can’t. It doesn’t feel good. Just step away from Google, absolutely. How can you ever choose things in your life that will please everyone? The same goes for reviews. I can do work I’m proud of, but then people don’t like it and it just ties you up in knots.”


Gmail Outage: Everybody run!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Internet,

If you happen to rely heavily on for your day-to-day work, or even for personal things, you may be scrambling right now, as there is a Gmail outage going on. Twitter has run amuck, with people complaining left and right, and endless cries of “Gmail is down! Oh noes!!”. Remember peeps - if you need constant access to your data, you need to have it stored locally on your computer. Use Gmail over IMAP, so at least you always have your archives. Me personally? I use Mail.app in OS X so I always have access to my entire email history. So, just how many of you are severely affected by Gmail being down?


Google Wave public beta launches on September 30

Google Wave Beta

In case you missed it, Google introduced to the world a couple of months ago during their Google I/O conference back in May. It was instantly heralded as one of the best things ever seen on these here Internets, and regardless of how you feel about it, you’ve got to at least admit that there is some serious innovation happening there. Now, Google is preparing to release Google Wave in public beta. Starting September 30th, 100,000 people will get access to the Google Wave public beta. Wanna be a part of it? Hit the link below to apply.

If you haven’t seen it, here is the video where Google reveals Google Wave.

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Google Announces Chrome OS Partners, includes Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo

Google Chrome OS PartnersEver since the Google was announced, many have been wondering which partners would be working with Google to release new devices based on the ambitious operating system. As it turns out, Google is answering those questions, releasing a short list of partners that they’re working with.

Today, Google has announced that they’re partnering with Acer, Adobe, ASUS, FreeScale, Lenovo, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, QUALCOMM, Hewlett-Packard (.)

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Microsoft announcing Office Online This Monday?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Internet, Microsoft, Rumors, Software,

Microsoft Office Online Excel

Look like the reasoning behind Google announcing their new Chrome OS yesterday was to take some of the steam away from a Microsoft announcement due this Monday. Word on the street is that Microsoft is set to announce a web-based Microsoft Office product at this Monday’s Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place in New Orleans.

So, what are the clues that a new Office in the cloud is on its way? Well, for starters, my pal Robert Scoble has been giving hints about a Microsoft product that he has seen, but can’t talk about, hinting at what Microsoft will be dropping on Monday. He did specifically state that is isn’t the new Microsoft non-IE browser, and that the product does run in a browser, including non-IE browsers.

Also, check out Office.com. Looks like the current owners of that domain are getting ready to move off of it, so that someone new can step in. Yup.

Remember, Google also removed the beta tag from their suite of products just the other day as well, to appease business users and maybe lure them into using Google’s online office suite. It seems that all signs point to Microsoft announcing a web-based Microsoft Office suite, which would run completely in the browser. Think about it - Microsoft Office is huge, some consider it a resource hog, and that is the allure of Google Docs and the rest of the Google offering. If Microsoft put it online, without all the bloat, that makes it a lot tougher for Google to defeat.

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Google Chrome OS Announced, Hits Netbooks in 2010

Google Chrome OS just announced Chrome OS, their entry into the operating system world. According to the Google Developer Blog, Chrome OS will be a lightweight, open source OS platform meant to “power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-zize desktop systems,” with the goal being a practically instant-on system that takes you right into the web. Chrome OS will be able to run on x86 and ARM chips, which means 32-bit computers, including Intel Atom machines, can play nice, along with mobile platforms. All-in-all, Google aims to make the Internet the bulk of the operating system, with Chrome OS just providing some supporting architecture. Offline mode will undoubtedly be supported, since it’s built in to the Google Apps suite of products. Google says they are already working with OEMs, and we should see devices that are running Chrome OS hit the market in the second half of 2010.

The competition in the OS space is heating up, and the biggest winner, from where we sit, is going to be the consumers. Game on.

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Gmail, along with other Google Apps, now out of beta!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Google, Internet,

Gmail out of betaWhoa! I never thought I’d live to see the day, but has finally decided that it was time for , Google Talk, Google Calendar, and Google Docs to lose their status as beta products. No, you won’t find any changes to any of them. So, why the change? Well, businesses aren’t prone to rely on products that are in beta, even if they are five years old, like Gmail is. Look out, Microsoft.

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T-Mobile myTouch Google 3G Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Google, Handhelds,

T-Mobile myTouch 3G is already working on its next Google phone. So far a million of their s have sold since October. The myTouch 3G is set to debut in August. The new phone has a touchscreen but no keyboard like the G1 and will be priced at $199.00 with a 2 year contract. The software is free as Google would love to have Android for all phones. Both Verizon and Motorola seem to agree as they each have products in the works.

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