Nate Swanner from AndroidAuthority.com is on Google At A Glance this week with host John Hanlon. They talk about Nate’s experience so far with the brand new Chromebook Pixel, the HP Slate 7 and Galaxy Note 8 devices from Mobile World Congress, Google+ 3rd party login, Google’s Oscar search data, Andy Rubin says no Google retail stores and Sergey Brin talking about Google Glass at TED conference.
Guest Nate Swanner: Nate is based in the Pacific Northwest and is passionate about all things tech especially Google and Android. He writes exclusively for Android Authority and is currently engaged in a 30 day test of the new Chromebook Pixel and hopes to attend Google I/O this year!
1. Nate’s Chromebook Pixel Thoughts
2. Mobile World Congress HP Slate 7 Android Tablet – Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Mobile World Congress is happening now in Spain. A couple weeks ago we talked about the rumored HP Android tablet. This week, HP announced the $169 Slate 7 tablet with BeatsAudio.
3. Google+ Platform Update Allows For 3rd Party Logins (video)
Have you ever signed into a website or application using your Facebook login (Facebook Connect)? Google is hoping next time you login via your Google+ account.
Top 5 Most Searched Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Life of Pi, Les Miserables
5.Andy Rubin Says No Google Retail Store
Despite “trusted sources” inside Google telling 9to5Google.com the search giant would soon be launching retail stores, Google’s Andy Rubin says it’s flat out false.
6. Sergey Brin Talks About Glass At TED
Forbes Magazine wrap up of what Brin said at the TED conference underway in California:
“This act of looking down at my phone is one of the reasons behind Glass. We questioned whether you should be walking around looking down. That was the vision behind Glass and that’s why we created this form factor. (…) When we made this we thought, ‘Can we make something that frees your hands and frees your eyes.’ That’s why we put the display up high and out of your line of sight so you can make eye contact with people. The sound conducts through the bones in your cranium to free up your ears. If you want to hear it better you cover up your ears, which is surprising. Our original vision at Google was eventually to get rid of the search query and you’d just get the information you need when you need it. Fifteen years later this is first form factor that delivers on that vision. The project has lasted just over 2 years. We’ve learned lot.”