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Top Five Reasons it was Good to be Google in 2013

Posted: December 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Android, Cult of Apple, Facebook, Google, Hardware, Smartphone, Social Media, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Top Five Reasons it was Good to be Google in 2013

Google Moments 20132013 marked Google’s 15th anniversary, however the search giant that is Google showed zero complacency, exuding none of the fanfare of previous world-dominating tech monoliths, indeed for many the landmark celebration went completely unnoticed.

For Google 2013 was simply another year, steaming on to solidified its place at the center of almost every arena in internet economy.

In the quadrangle of the internet age, sidled up with Apple, Facebook and Amazon, Google is the only one to have competed in all arenas including: retail, hardware, television,  social networking and search. Although it performed better in some arenas – wink wink, Plus Google – it’s a hardship to write-off Google from any of them.

Google’s 2013 success was the result of a largish range of new product releases, acquisitions and long term project coming to fruition. From Google Glass, Chromecast, Play,Moto X and all the way back to it’s roots, search.

The one thing Google hasn’t done is remained still. We’ve rounded up some of Google’s most important moments of this past year, moments that contributed to the giants exponential tech-rise :: Read the full article »»»»


Amazon “Prime Air” Delivering Orders Within 30 Minutes

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, News From the web, Standout | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Amazon “Prime Air” Delivering Orders Within 30 Minutes

Amazon "Prime Air" Delivering Orders Within 30 Minutes

The online behemoth that is Amazon plans to deploy a swarm of autonomous drones to deliver product within half an hour of ordering. The ambitious project – Prime Air – still needs safety testing and US federal approval, however, Amazon’s visionary leader Jeff Bezo’s reckons he’ll have Prime Air lifting off within 5 years :: Read the full article »»»»


AMAZON KINDLE FIRE: Let the Tablet Wars Begin!

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Android, Apple, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Google, Hardware, Kindle, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Love | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on AMAZON KINDLE FIRE: Let the Tablet Wars Begin!

Let the Tablet Wars Begin: Amazon’s unveiling of the Kindle tablet will certainly shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad – which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it launches itself into the ubergadget world…

Before Amazon even had a chance to release the Kindle Fire at their press event, the big news had already slipped out. The Amazon Kindle Fire will be a 7-inch Android tablet with a $199 price tag. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took center stage to unveiled the company’s latest branding icon. Slotted for release on November 15, 2011, the Kindle Fire is about to shake it up. Read the full article »»»»


10,000 U.S. Libraries to Lend eBooks

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Kindle, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 10,000 U.S. Libraries to Lend eBooks

KINDLELibraries have always embraced technology, from the Dewey Decimal System, computerised cataloging and solid public internet access, libraries are a hive of techo-activity.

The row upon row of racked books have left libraries with a stuffier image, hiding the technological machinations behind their operation. The ability to search a catalogue online means we no longer have to trip down to the local library to see if a book we’re after is available or not.

Just to prove they are in the swing, libraries across the U.S. are now allowing  bookworms to borrow a book from the comfort of their favourite armchair. More than 10,000 local libraries in the U.S. are set to lend eBooks that can be viewed on Kindle eReaders as well as devices running the Kindle App.

To borrow an eBook, all you’ll need is your library card and an Amazon account . Head to your local library’s website, find the book you’re after and select “Send to Kindle” to check out the book :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Music Beta: But Why?

Posted: May 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Cloud, Google, Kiss My . . . | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Music Beta: But Why?

GOOGLEHot on the heals of Amazon’s Cloud Player, but without the ability to purchase or download tunes, Google has released Google Music. Google is graciously allowing users to store music collections in virtual online libraries in what amounts to a pretty weak  challenge to Apple’s popular iTunes and Amazon’s Cloud we’re sat her kind of wondering why Google has bothered?

Google Music Beta is essentially an extension of Google’s long-lived Google Doc’s. Google Doc’s has over the past 12 months transformed from being a Document Creation and Storage Cloud to a Store anything web based app. The release of Google Music Beta sounds very much like a cheap trick, there is literally nothing in it.

Google Music does not sell songs, it simply allows users to store personal collections in the internet “cloud” for streaming to smartphones, tablet computers or other gadgets, geewiz – thanks Google.

Google Music is being rolled out on an invitation-only basis in the United States to test the service, which the California internet giant envisions eventually making available worldwide. However in a press release, Google Australia said it didn’t “have a timeline to announce for an Australian release” or the rest of the galaxy for that matter :: Read the full article »»»»


Amazon Tablets: ‘Coyote’ and ‘Hollywood’

Posted: May 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Amazon Tablets: ‘Coyote’ and ‘Hollywood’

Amazon, our favorite – buy any darn thing – behemoth, has been leaking blips on it’s upcoming tablet release. Word on the street is that Amazon is prepping two new tablets to be released by November 2011. According to our insider, Amazon is working on two Droid tablets codenamed “Coyote” and “Hollywood” :: Read the full article »»»»


Amazon From Paper to New Media Empire

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Amazon From Paper to New Media Empire

Amazon over the last 18months have transformed themselves from a slowly declining paper merchant to a new media behemoth.

It started with the gutsy introduction of Kindle. The iPad was just an idea swilling around in Steve Jobs’ head – a thought put there by Juan-Luc Picard – when the Kindle was introduced. We’d even go as far as speculating that the Kindle’s success gave Steve Jobs the confidence  to release his Star Trek inspired tablet.

With the introduction of it’s On-Demand streaming service, Amazon has pitched a new direction and their plan starts to become clear. Amazon has shifted from being an online – paper – book store, to being the ultimate – customizable – media service .

Not just media either, but all parts of the media experience, if your prepared to rent, buy or try – Amazon has it, or has it planned for the near future. Core to this strategy is selling every part of that media equation, from space on their usable media servers – downloadable movies – eBooks –  gadgets – consumables as well as hardware to consume all their new media, everything is a saleable product :: Read the full article »»»»