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Google Rarity: Big Ad on Homepage

Spare look is gone as company pushes its tablet

(Newser) - Google's iconic bare-bones front page is seeing a notable change today: For the first time, it carries an animated banner ad, Mashable reports. The image shows the top of Google's own Nexus 7 Android tablet. The page has hosted advertising before—for the Nexus One smartphone, for instance—... More »

Google's Nexus 7 'Obliterates' Kindle Fire

It's got better features and a better design, Rich Jaroslovsky says

(Newser) - Sorry, Kindle Fire owners. When the Google Nexus 7 arrives next week, your tablet will officially be second-rate. "The Nexus 7 obliterates every reason for buying the current Kindle, and sets a high bar for whatever Amazon comes up with to replace it," Rich Jaroslovsky of Bloomberg writes.... More »

Apple Preps 'iPad Mini': Reports

Cheaper tablet would have smaller screen

(Newser) - Looks like Applephiles will soon have one more gadget to add to their collection of must-have gear. Two insiders tell Bloomberg that a "mini" iPad is in the works, and should arrive by the end of this year. The planned tablet—intended to help battle competition from Google, Amazon,... More »

Google Now Selling Prototype Glasses

Skydiving Google workers show off new technology

(Newser) - Google's new computerized glasses are now on sale—but only to developers attending Google's I/O conference this week. The San Francisco conference was treated to a stunning demonstration of the technology yesterday, when Google employees wearing the Internet-connected glasses skydived from a blimp above the conference building, using... More »

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