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Next-gen Google Maps brings better imagery, tailored results, and more

Today at Google I/O, we were blown away by the new version of Google Maps. It is launching today by invite only for the desktop and includes more detailed directions, social network integration, and tons of 3D images.
Mobile

Google Glass Explorer Edition is too secure to make easy repairs

Google Glass Explorer Edition has proven to be constructed so sturdily that accessing the main circuits is seemingly impossible to do without damaging the outer casing.
Mobile

Google challenges Spotify with all-you-can-listen subscription music service

The much anticipated Google music subscription service launched at Google I/O today for the expected price with the expected features. All Access blends your existing music catalog with Google's for seamless auto-playlists and streaming.
Computing

Leaked Google Maps sign-up page gives glimpse of what’s to come at Google I/O

The leaked Google Maps sign-up page hints of full-screen maps, smarter search results, Google Earth integration, and route comparison tool. Was this page just a tease or are these features for real?
Computing

Learning to code is the new carpentry; grab a hammer now

Americans rely more on more on electronics every day, but few of us show much interest in how they work – or how to fix them when they fail. What ever happened to being handy?
Computing

HP’s hybrid grows up: Split x2 gets Core i5 and an extra hard drive

The HP Split x2 is a grown-up Envy x2 with a larger screen, more dock options, and powerful processors. All of that sounds great, but do people really want a 13.3-inch tablet, even if it does run Windows 8?
Android Army

Hands on: $479 HP SlateBook x2 Tegra 4-powered Android tablet hybrid

The HP SlateBook x2 will be one of the first Tegra 4 Android tablets when it ships later this summer, and it's shaping up to be a great tablet/notebook hybrid thanks to the great screen and well-designed dock.
Computing

Six tips to bombproof your password

Despite security breaches, passwords aren't going away. Here's how to manage your passwords - and give them the best chance of standing up to hackers.
Computing

Chrome OS: What will be unveiled at Google I/O?

Google's annual I/O developer conference starts tomorrow, and the tech rumor mill is at full tilt with speculation. Here's what we know about what may be coming to Chrome OS this week.
Computing

Fred Armisen tries on Google Glass for real, more awkwardness ensues

Fred Armisen may have written the Saturday Night Live sketch that made fun of the Google Glass a few weeks ago - but was he on point with the real deal? Here's a video of him trying the real Glass out for the first time.
Computing

Add a 5-megapixel camera module to your Raspberry Pi for $25

Forget about emulating retro games or managing your bike's headlight. This official camera from the Raspberry Pi Foundation can help your Model A or B mini-computer capture 5-megapixel stills and 1080p videos at up to 30 fps.
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Microsoft exec confirms Windows Blue will be a free upgrade called Windows 8.1

We can all stop calling Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows Blue now that Tami Reller, the CMO and CFO of Microsoft's Windows Division, confirmed that its official name will be Windows 8.1. You'll be able to take the OS for a…