Rick Osterloh returns to Google to lead new hardware division

Rick Osterloh

Former Motorola Mobility President and COO Rick Osterloh is headed back to Google reports Re/code today. The move comes just over a month after we learned that Osterloh was leaving Motorola in a sweeping organizational and leadership restructuring effort. Reporting to CEO Sundar Pichai, he will head up a new hardware division that will move all of Google’s hardware projects under one business unit. The new […]

Google I/O 2016 schedule with two-hour keynote released

Google I/O 2016

Google I/O 2016 will take place from May 18th to may 20th. Registration for Google’s Developer Conference closed in early March with the lucky few receiving their attendance confirmations. All that was missing was what Google was planning to offer in terms of sessions and labs to attendees. It today unveiled the schedule and things are kicking off with a two-hour […]

April Fools: Google Cardboard Plastic puts “real” in “virtual reality”

Google Cardboard Plastic

Recent rumours suggest that Google’s virtual reality ambitions go far beyond Google Cardboard. A more rugged version of its first VR viewer could be unveiled at Google I/O with more products, including an all-in-one VR headset, possibly coming later this year. In the meantime, it yesterday announced Google Cardboard Plastic, billed as “the world’s first actual reality headset.” It’s our latest step toward […]

Unannounced Google Glass Enterprise Edition appears on eBay

Unannounced version of Google Glass

When Google shut down  its Glass Explorer program on January 19, 2015, it promised that we would “see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.” While Google has yet to unveil any new Glass products, rumours have hinted at a second-generation Glass that would be focused on the enterprise space. It now appears that those rumours were indeed correct. A pawn shop in San Francisco […]

Google Store now offering virtual reality smartphone accessories (Updated)

VR section on Google Store

Google has added a new Virtual Reality product category on the Google Store. Better yet, it is already selling a number of virtual reality smartphone accessories through it. Go exploring. Tour world-famous landmarks, step into outer space, and relive your favorite vacation photos in VR, all from the comfort of your smartphone. Three different devices are currently being offered. Along with Google’s own Cardboard, […]