Event Wrap-Ups

Google I/O 2018: Event Wrap-up and all you need to know

May 13, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Another May, another Google I/O now in the books. It has been one helluva Google-packed week in Mountain View at the company’s HQ for all of us working behind the scenes at Droid Turf given the amount of important coverage rolling off at Google I/O 2018. Now that the event has concluded, it’s time to reflect on what we learned this week, what’s coming in the next year and some things we wish Google had spent a little more time addressing during this year’s three-day [Read More]

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Alphabet’s Waymo showed major leaps forward with self-driving cars at Google I/O 2018

May 11, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google I/O 2018 is all wrapped up in Mountain View, California and the company’s “one more thing” was self-driving vehicles. Alphabet-owned company, Waymo, has been working with Google for many years on self-driving cars and these driver-less units played a large role at the conference this week.


Nest joins forces with Google’s own hardware team

February 12, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Nest has been part of Alphabet for the better part of four years now. The company has come out with a variety of smart home gadgets over the years including both moderately priced cameras and thermostats. Nest and Google’s hardware team to some extent have benefited from an integrated relationship, but now, the two are taking this to the next step.

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Eric Schmidt transitions to technical adviser position at Alphabet

December 25, 2017 Droid Turf

Back in 2015, Google created Alphabet. Alphabet is a multinational conglomerate that is the parent holding company of Google. Recently, it was announced that Eric Schmidt, the former Executive Chairman of the Alphabet Board of Directors, would step down and transition to a Technical Adviser position.


Google could soon incorporate Nest products in its own hardware lineup

December 4, 2017 Doug Demagistris

A few years ago, Google acquired Nest for a few billion dollars in cash. Nest is now owned by Alphabet (Google’s parent), but has always operated as a separate business entity. This is still the case today, but Alphabet and Google seem ready to change that.

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For every Pixel phone pre-ordered on day one last year, two Pixel 2 smartphones were ordered this year

November 1, 2017 Doug Demagistris

The third quarter has come to a close, and corporations such as Google’s parent, Alphabet, have reported their earnings and quarterly results. Late last week, during Alphabet’s official earnings call, the mic was passed to Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Google. From him, we got some news regarding the sales progress of this year’s Made By Google hardware.


Google Glass makes a return, sort of

July 19, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Remember Google Glass? The crazy over-priced headset from a few years ago with the glass lenses that allowed you to see the world in a new way? On July 18 we discovered a secret being that Google has resurrected Google Glass, but this pair of glasses isn’t exactly what you might remember.

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In a bizarre tweet, Eric Schmidt teases Andy Rubin’s upcoming smartphone

March 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been hearing about a smartphone not powered by Android, but founded by Andy Rubin, who spent many years working at Google. During Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event yesterday, Eric Schmidt, the current Executive Chairman of Alphabet, sent out a tweet that hypes this rumored smartphone engineered by Andy Rubin.

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