Google Acquires SlickLogin Startup

Google Has Acquires Revolutionary Login Startup, SlickLogin For an Undisclosed amount. Slick Login is a 3 man Team, 3 month old Tel Aviv Based Startup which has designed and implemented a Sound based Login system which uses low frequency sound to authenticate a user.

The Crunchbase record suggest that the Company has a Patent For sound based User Authentication which is a sure sign that Google could use this technology to bolster its Arsenal.
We have to say that this Acquisition would appear off the bat to lead to the addition of a Sound Based Login On All Things Google.. If Google chooses to.
The Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Update: The Company has yet to launch their product.

Source: CultOfAndriod / / CrunchBase

Google joins Airtel to offer free internet (Free Zone) in India

Google and Bharti Airtel collectively announced a new program called Free Zone aka free internet in India.

As being the 2nd largest Telecom market in the world and recently in India mobile internet traffic has surpassed desktop, With all this Google is eyeing to engage more users in its services. This program was launched in Philippines last year.

How Free Zone works:

Airtel mobile customers can access the service by visiting or People can access Google services like Gmail,Google+ and Google search for free of cost. Only the first page of a website linked from search results is provided at no data cost. While surfing a green bar will be displayed at the top of the browser indicating free zone is applied at that moment.

Downloading an attachment from Gmail and accessing web pages other than listed in the search result will cost you. A warning will be displayed  if you are accessing a page that cost.

Digg Reader beta to launch next week, Can import feeds from late Google Reader.

Many people have hard time when Google shutdown its feed aggregator service Google Reader. Though many services have terminated Google Reader got a huge disappointment from users.
Digg, social news website responded to Google reader cut off by saying that it is going to build a feed reader through a blog post.
Recently, today Digg wrote a update on developing its alternate to Google Reader. In that the company say
Over 18,000 people signed up to provide feedback on the product.
and people mainly request three things…
  1. Make it fast.
  2. Keep it simple.
  3. Let me import my feeds and folders from Google Reader
Beta focus on core elements like
  1. Easy migration and onboarding from Google Reader.
  2. A clean reading experience that gets out of the way and puts the focus squarely on the articles, posts, images, and videos themselves.
  3. Useful mobile apps that sync with the web experience.
  4. Support for key actions like subscribing, sharing, saving and organizing.
The company also mention 60 days after beta launch we can expect an
  1. Android app
  2. third party integration like Evernote
  3. Search.
  4. Notifications.
Digg Reader will ultimately be a ‘freemium’ product.

Google forbids Glass apps with facial recognition for now

Google on its ProjectGlass Google+ page made it clear that the company wont accept Glass apps with facial recognition technology.
“we won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place. With that in mind, we won’t be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time.”
Apart from a huge hit as a consumer product, there are no strong privacy principles towards the usage if it.
One of the possible scenario of privacy is, Consider you’re at a restaurant or a mall, attending a visit to unknown place and your photo is captured, identified and matched against the facial database. All this is being done with out your knowledge.
So, Google not taking risk without a strong privacy protection system.
Here is the Google+ post of Project glass..
Glass and Facial Recognition
When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology ahead of a broader consumer launch.  We've been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass. As Google has said for several years, we won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place. With that in mind, we won’t be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time.
We’ve learned a lot from you in just a few weeks and we’ll continue to learn more as we update the software and evolve our policies in the weeks and months ahead.

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wearables. "Glass is difficult, Wrist is interesting" [Video]

Speaking at the All things Digital D11 conference, Apple chief Tim Cook spoke his interests on wearable gadgets. He said "Glass form-factor may be difficult". And when Walt mossberg asked about other form-factors like wrist and other, he spontaneously said "Wrist is interesting".
By this way he talked we can understand the speculation on iWatch may be true.
Here is the footage of Mr.Cook on wearables.

New tabbed Gmail inbox gives you relief from flooded mail

Google today introduced a new way to manage your Gmail inbox with different customization options. This change will occur in both desktop and mobile platforms.
Generally, How organised you may be but your inbox may contain lot of clutter, flooded with different kinds of stuff. Even though you may label your mails, new subscriptions and mails have a chance to clutter.
Today Google released new inbox which helps you organise your inbox with simple customization.

The new inbox groups your mail into categories which appear as different tabs on top of your Gmail’s inbox column. You see Primary tab on opening Gmail then you can simply choose which categories you want and your inbox is organized in a way that lets you see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when.

Google automatically organises mails into tabs. You can also customize by dragging and dropping messages among the tabs, set certain senders to always appear in a particular tab and star messages so that they also appear in the Primary tab.

Android 4.0 and above and iPhone and iPad users can enjoy this feature. Users can also switch off this feature if they dont like and switch to other styles.

This feature will be rolled out to every one within few weeks. If you'd like to try out the new inbox on Desktop sooner, keep an eye on the gear menu and select Configure inbox when it appears in the Settings options.

YouTube adds slow-motion Enhancement tool to video editor

Slomo (Slow motion) videos are always interesting because we can enjoy every detail of the frame. Like in fight scene of Sherlock Holmes movie. Creating a slomo video would require a high-speed camera and some good editing software which allows us to control how fast or slow playback should be.

Google on Tuesday announced a new slow motion enhancement tool to the YouTube video editor. Now users can use this feature to their new and existing videos.

To create a slomo video, users have to open video manager, select a video, then click the Enhancement tools tab and now you can see a tortoise icon top right. From there you can set the intensity of your slow motion.

This video footage was reduced to 1/8th of its actuall playback speed using youtube slow motion tool.

Google play gets a new design

Google play so called Google store for android apps, books, music, videos and games got published with a new cool design. This design is now available to smartphone and tablet users.
The motive for this new design is to help users finding content quick and easy.
Today we’ve started rolling out a redesigned Google Play store on Android phones and tablets that is simple, clean and — most importantly — helps you find great entertainment, fast. – android blog
Via Official Android Blog

Google+ redesigns Profile & Pages: Local reviews, Larger Cover, new About tab

Today Google made some updates to its social network Google+. Now you will see profile pages with different look and easier to manage.
Sara McKinley, an employee of Google has announced these improvements.
In those she mentioned three main improvements.

A new tab for your Local reviews. In addition to your photos, +1's and YouTube videos, there's now a place for all your Local reviews. Highlight your favorite restaurants, or hide the tab completely via settings -- it's completely up to you.

- An easier way to edit your info. The 'About' tab now consists of separate cards (like Story, Places, and Links) -- each with its own prominent edit link. As always: you can share specific fields with specific circles, or keep them just for you.

- Bigger cover photos, with a better aspect ratio. Cover photos are much larger than before (up to 2120px by 1192px), and they display in 16x9 when fully expanded. This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there’s more room for your selection to shine.
 These changes will be made gradually .. So be patient.

Google exhibits 'How Search Works': Interactive Infographics

Google recently explained how its search works using an interactive infographics.

It shows off how Crawling and indexing works which are responsible for forming the giant web, Algorithms and programs that better match the interested content and how the spam is being removed.


Google ProjectGlass Update: UI, Ok Glass and #ifihadglass. [Video]

Google just now showed off  its work progress in its prestigious 'Project Glass' in a video.
In this video we can observe bunch of updates since the last official video.
  1. The UserInterface.
  2. 'Ok Google' Voice search command.
  3. Set of Glass designs.
  4. #ifihadglass Campaign

Andriod Gingerbread Dominates

Boasting a mere 47.6% near that of a 50% Androids Gingerbread Still Dominates Android Distribution based a data from a 14 day period ending on December 3, 2012. Ice Cream Sandwich holds  a 29.1 mark putting it second place.

Unfortunately for developers who have to keep all these versions in mind, even the ancient Android 2.2. or Froyo is still very alive and present on 9% of devices, while Android 2.1 Eclair powers 2.4% of all Android devices.
What make of these Stats?

Check Out More at Android Developers.