Someone has clearly been dropping a lot of banana skins around Google HQ, because the last few weeks have seen the Google Play store let more than its fair share of slips. The latest comes just days before the Internet giant's latest hardware push, rumoured to be 1 November, as the full specs of the new Nexus 10 tablet made a brief appearance on the Play store website. According to the screenshot, if true, the new Nexus 10 will support a precise 10.055in display boasting a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution alongside a 300ppi density which matches the high-res screen of the Nexus 10 mark one. For the whole scoop, follow the link above.
Wearable technology shipments are set to grow by over 50 per cent per year until 2017, with the market topping 64 million by that date. Research released by Berg Research expects the worldwide market for smartglasses, smartwatches, and wearable fitness trackers, which currently stands at 8.3 million, to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 50.6 per cent. "A perfect storm of innovation within low power wireless connectivity, sensor technology, big data, cloud services, voice user interfaces and mobile computing power is coming together and paves the way for connected wearable technology," said Johan Svanberg, senior analyst at Berg Insight. Svanberg thinks that devices must do more to be successful in the future and need to perform something other than a single function.
Twitter's trial share sale on the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE] went off without a hitch as the simulated buying and selling exercise was dubbed "a success" by the stock exchange. The NYSE allowed shares to be bought and sold by traders on Saturday in order to iron out any technical problems that may be present before the shares go public in November. "This morning's systems test was successful, and we're grateful to all the firms that chose to participate. We're being very methodical in our planning for Twitter's IPO [initial public offering], and are working together with the industry to ensure a world-class experience for Twitter, retail investors and all market participants," NYSE said in a statement to the BBC.
A mysterious four-story floating barge in the San Francisco Bay has caused speculation that Google is building either a floating datacentre or a popup-style shop to sell its Google Glass intelligent eyewear. Referred to by many locals as "the secret project," the barge is built using shipping containers, something not uncommon for structures of this kind. Companies like Cisco, Dell and Hewlett-Packard already use them to install datacentres, as they are simple and easy to set up. Google obtained a patent for a 'water-based data center' in 2009, but has refused to comment so far on the structure. The patent outlines a telecommunications and storage system that is sea-powered and environmentally-friendly.