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Google's New Chromebook Charged via Smartphone Cable

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October 8, 2013
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Unveiled in New York Tuesday, the HP Chromebook 11 is powered by the same miniUSB cable used to charge a variety of smartphones.


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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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Review: Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 Kit Kat Smartphone

Review: Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 Kit Kat Smartphone

TheStreet (Dec. 19, 2013) — Google's new Nexus 5 smartphone runs the latest version of Android, Kit Kat 4.4. The Nexus 5 features a 5-inch HD screen, 2 gigabytes of memory, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and weighs only 4.6 ounces. The smartphone also comes without bloatware, allowing for fast performance. TheStreet's Gary Krakow loves the new Nexus 5 smartphone but has some questions about the design, including an awkwardly-placed volume control and power button and sub-par speakers.
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Apple Could Drop Headphone Jack In Future Devices

Apple Could Drop Headphone Jack In Future Devices

Newsy (June 5, 2014) — Apple is opening up its "Lightning Cable" to third-party manufacturers. This could signal a new era of headphones and accessories using the cable. Video provided by Newsy
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Microsoft, Synaptics and Samsung Will Be Telling for Smartphone Market

Microsoft, Synaptics and Samsung Will Be Telling for Smartphone Market

TheStreet (Jan. 21, 2014) — A report out from market research firm Trendforce calls for a 5.4% dip in March quarter smartphone shipments compared to the recently completed December quarter. RealMoney Pro contributor Chris Versace details what a sequential drop in shipments would mean for the smartphone market and what earnings reports investors should zero in on this week. With Microsoft, Synaptics and Samsung reporting, Versace explains how investors can play the potential dip in smartphone shipments.
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