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Everything Google Didn't Announce At I/O

They keynote at Google’s big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto and the next big release of Android for your phone. But there was also a lot of rumoured stuff that Google didn’t announce. Here’s what was missing, and our best guesses at why.


What Material Design Means For The Future Of Android

Today at Google I/O, we were introduced to a new design language called Material Design. It’s Google’s first design manifesto, and within it lies a message about how the company sees its users interacting with everything from watches to cars. Here’s how to decode it.


Google Wants To Keep Track Of Your Vitals With Google Fit

Going head-to-head with Apple’s newly announced HealthKit, Google has just revealed Google Fit, a fitness tracking service service to call its very own.


AndroidTV: Google's Bajillionth Attempt To Take Over Your Living Room

Meet AndroidTV: a new TV platform, like the failed Google TV. It’s a brand new UI, but it’s the same SDK as regular Android.


Android Auto Turns Your Car's Dashboard Into A Mobile Device

As the rumours foretold, we got a first look at Android Auto at Google I/O today. The system uses your Android smartphone as the brain for an in-dash system controlling navigation, music and messaging. In other words, your next new car might double as an Android accessory.


Android L Release Preview: Everything You Need To Know

It’s been years since Google has given its Android platform as fresh a face as this. But today we got our first look at Android’s next big shakeup. It doesn’t have a name yet (lollipop?) but it’s here to tie things together.


Zombies, Livestream And Shazam: Meet Google Glass' Newest Apps

With Google Glass still being in its Explorer phase, there hasn’t been a whole lot of diversity as far as its app (or “Glassware”) selection is concerned. But to kick off I/O, Google has just announced a whole slew of new apps you can slap onto your face computer.


Watch A Volcano Explosion On The Surface Of Io

Man, Jupiter’s moons are a lot cooler than ours. The spacecraft New Horizons captured this gigantic exploding on its moon Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system. It seems crazy to see something so far away captured in such detail.


This Is How NASA Made Composite Images Before Photoshop Existed

You might think that this image looks a little bodged together, and you’d be right to. After all, it’s literally a collage of photographs obtained by Voyager I — all the way back in 1979.


A Moon With The Most Volcanic Activity Of Anything In The Solar System

This moon looks even more like it’s made from green cheese than ours does, but it’s not. Lame. Io, the innermost moon of Jupiter, is the most volcanically active body in our solar system because of gravitational “tides” exerted by Jupiter and its other moons. And the constantly flowing lava gives Io’s surface frequent makeovers.