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Just when things seemed to be turning around for Motorola and their smartphone business under the direction of Google, the search giant has gone and thrown a curve ball. Google announced late yesterday that they have reached an agreement with the Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo to sell Motorola, some of its patents and all it’s Motorola and Moto trademarks for $2.91 billion. The transaction will feature some cash, some stock and a promissory note for the remainder. This is big news for a couple of reasons, first and foremost, Motorola...

Next week is shaping up to be a busy week, in terms of news. Verizon and Google have both announced events, one day apart from each other. Verizon, on July 23rd, will be discussing updates to their most popular “family” of devices. This is clearly a sign that the “DROID” line will be seeing some new members, specifically the leaked DROID Ultra and DROID Maxx. Both devices are made by Motorola and pick up where the DROID RAZR and RAZR Maxx left off. Don’t get these two devices confused with the forthcoming...

It looks like Facebook is going to have some competition in their attempt to purchase the Israeli crowdsourcing GPS map app, Waze. It looks like Google is now showing some interest in purchasing the app developer too. While Facebook may be looking to build a true mapping service, they have nothing to really build off of, Google on the other hand has years of mapping experience and with Waze’s crowdsourcing GPS concept and already well built functions, their app could be implemented into Google’s existing services much faster...

Fred Armisen as Randall Meeks on SNL © 2013 NBC Fred Armisen is a funny guy, but as Randall Meeks—the SNL News Technology Correspondent—he’s even funnier. So what do you get when you add Armisen as Meeks and Google Glass together? A  hilarious mock review, that may be a satire on the device, but actually does a good job of showing average consumers just how ridiculous they may look wearing them. Armisen shows SNL News anchor Seth Myers just how “easy” it is to use Google Glass, while thrashing his head around in...

Over the past few weeks, there has been a plethora of leaked screenshots, information and reports of Google’s planned “cross-platform” messaging service, codenamed Babel. With the success of Apple’s iMessage on iOS, Google’s looking to not only match it for Android, but to actually make it even better, by allowing messages to sync to other platforms like Chrome, Google+, Google Voice (eventually), Gmail (web client), Android and quite possibly iOS. Google’s Babel will allow users to chat seamlessly...

Update: CNET has received a statement from Apple that contradicts Eric Schmidt’s earlier claim that Google Now’s future is in their [Apple's] hands. Apple has said that Google Now has “not” been submitted to their App Store. Perhaps Schmidt is off by a few hours, he is in India after all, or perhaps he was just blowing smoke. Either way, according to Apple, there’s nothing from Google related to Google Now to approve. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know. —- Google former CEO and current...

The writing was on the wall when Google made the announcement that they were going to purchase Motorola, heads would roll once the deal was complete. Aside from Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, Google also cut 20% of its workforce and closed down about a third of their offices worldwide since the merger was complete. Now, Google’s has the axe back out and has decided...

If you’ve been on the fence about snagging the HTC One, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV and the supposed X Phone from Motorola, Google’s Patrick Pichette—the CFO and Senior Vice President—basically made your choice a little easier, by eliminating any hope of an X Phone in the next few months. Pichette, who was speaking at a technology conference...

If you’re anything like me, you may have finally come around to the idea of Google Glass, especially after watching Google’s latest video “What it’s like to wear Glass.” While the idea of wearing something like this on your head, may sound, and even look, odd… I beat the idea of wearing a baseball cap did too at one time. There are plenty of things we wear on a daily basis that may have seemed odd when they were initially introduced, but as society opens up to accept them, they become the norm, like...

It was rumored for a while and we even had the device on video, which many thought was fake, but it actually turned out to be the real deal. Google today took the wraps off their new, self-branded Chromebook, the Pixel. This new 12.85-inch Chromebook features an ultra-high resolution (2560×1700) display, an aluminum design, a full-touch screen covered by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The the Pixel will start at $1,299 for aWiFi Model and $1,499 for an LTE (Verizon) equipped variation. While the Chromebook Pixel, looks fantastic,...