Google working on offering 10 gigabits /per second Internet speed

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Washington: Google is reportedly working on offering data transfer speeds of 10 gigabits per second as part of its project to develop ‘next generation’ of the Internet.

Currently, Google Fiber service offers data speeds of 1 gigabit per second, and the search giant is working on technology to provide faster data transfer speeds.

Google’s Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Pichette, said that the project was part of the search giant’s broader, long-term obsession with speed, USA Today reports.

According to the report, faster speeds would increase the use of software as a service because users would be able to trust that critical applications that are data intensive would run smoothly over the Internet.

Pichette said that Google is trying to make the technology available in three years.

The report said that Google is not the only one working on this technology as last year, researchers in the UK announced that they achieved data transmission speeds of 10 gigabits per second using ” li-fi”- a wireless Internet connectivity technology that uses light.


Number 4: Google Nexus 5

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Nexus 5

4. Google Nexus 5

So we’ve updated our review with the new phone software, and thankfully things are a lot better now. The battery is improved, the camera a little more stable, and the low cost is still in place.

You already know we like Android 4.4, the clever implementation and the £299 price tag. We love the high power CPU, the quality screen; even the rubberised outer shell.

You can get the LG G2 for £100 more though, and that offers a far superior camera, better battery life (it’s better, but not brilliant) and a huge slew of extra features – it really depends if you’re a fan of the stripped-down experience.

Quick verdict

We’re glad to put this smartphone higher up in the rankings, as it’s one of the cheapest out there in terms of bang for buck.

It’s a great phone that hits the marks well – it lacks something in terms of innovation, but that’s not a problem for those that want to be able to run all manner of apps and games at a decent price. It doesn’t come in at the same price point as previous Nexii, but it’s still jolly cheap.

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Google Maps Now Watches Traffic to Help You Get Where You’re Going Faster

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In 2013, Google bought social navigation company Waze, a service that helps users “outsmart traffic” with real-time updates. On Tuesday, we saw some of the fruits of this purchase via a new update to Google Maps, which includes a “faster route” navigation feature that Google says will help you, yes, outsmart traffic with real-time updates.

The new feature, available in the latest versions of the iOS and Android Google Maps apps, pops up during turn-by-turn navigation mode to alert you of a better route alternative if one appears. The information comes from up-to-the-second traffic data supplied by the Waze infrastructure. Maps will also tell you how much time it estimates you’ll save by rerouting.

Waze has brought the crowdsourcing concept to traffic and navigation by collecting driving times from its users, as well as accepting manually published reports of traffic jams and updates to roads or landmarks. Despite having been acquired by Google, Waze still operates as a stand-alone social navigation community and app of its own, and the company remains in Jerusalem.

Making good on its promise at the time of the $1 billion purchase, though, Google has been introducing the technology and social networking aspects of Waze into the Google Maps apps and services. Prior to Tuesday’s update, Maps added heavy-traffic alert functions and Google Street View open map editing to Waze last August.

To check out the new “faster route” function, make sure you have the latest version of Google Maps. Download it from iTunes or Google Play.


Google’s Nexus 5 is now available in bright red

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If you like the Nexus 5 but think its just a bit too subdued for your tastes, you’ll be happy to hear that Google has just released an extremely bright red version of the marquee Android smartphone. The new color has been rumored for a while, and now it’s a reality. It’s the third color option, behind black and white, and it’s available now on Google Play. The company suggests that you “show off your personality” with the new color scheme, and that’s putting it mildly. Just about everyone on the subway will see when you pull this smartphone out of your pocket. Like the white version of the smartphone, the accent color is featured in the earpiece on the front of the device. The price remains the same: $349 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB, unlocked.

Update: LG says in a press release that the red Nexus 5 is available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea. “Wider availability across Europe” is expected by the end of February.