Episode 5: Abundance of Google!

In today's Never Ending Random Discussion, we talk a lot of Google and their antics.  There is also a surprise announcement hidden in the works.  Join The Drakkarium team and our great guests on today's journey through tech news.

Hosts:

Andrew Risenhoover - Head Geek

Amanda King - Books reviewer

Todd Peck - Editor

Guests:

TJ Arieno - Computer guru and one half of Shmily Face Photography

John Zander - Android expert, musician, and all around geek.

 

Topics:

Google Glass XE16 Kit Kat Update

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/04/15/google-glass-xe16-update-is-live-bringing-kitkat-photo-bundles-sorted-voice-commands-improved-battery-life-and-more/

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked already

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2456658,00.asp

HTC supposedly hires former Samsung Marketing Executive who helped make the Galaxy line successful

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/04/18/htc-reportedly-hires-former-samsung-us-marketing-executive/

We’ve talked Reaper of Souls a bunch, but Andrew finally got it, early birthday gift, more thoughts.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/age?r=%2Fd3%2Fen%2Freaper-of-souls%2F

Facebook is starting to roll out its 15 second video ads.  It’s not what we thought it was, and seems easier to disable than anticipated.

http://lifehac.kr/DeU7ukf

Google launches standalone Camera app in Play Store

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5621230/google-camera-now-available-play-store

Google also launches the most responsive Remote Desktop App I have ever used

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2144562/hands-on-chrome-remote-desktop-app-for-android-makes-remote-access-easy.html

Let's be honest, we’re going to at least mention it... Ingress levels 9-16 confirmed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-OS6hQqc7w

Google’s Project Ara: are we ready for a modular phone? Google's modular smartphone is coming January 2015.

http://go.ign.com/1hVHs9k

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/18/5627966/project-ara-our-best-look-yet-at-googles-new-modular-smartphone