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Google’s Gender-Diversity Push Is Paying Off

Google is putting an increased focus on diversity initiatives both in its own company and the tech community at large. Based on attendance at this year’s annual Google developer conference in San Francisco, its efforts are paying off.  More than 1,000 attendees—roughly 20% of the total—at Google I/O this week will be women, up from […]

Aereo Loses At The Supreme Court In Landmark Tech Copyright Case

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling against Aereo, a video startup founded in 2012 that streams both live and delayed television broadcasts to paying subscribers.  In 2013, ABC and a coalition of other broadcast companies filed against Aereo with the Supreme Court (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo), claiming that […]

Google Previews The Next Big Release Of Android: “L”

Google Previews The Next Big Release Of Android: “L”

Google announced the preview of its latest version of Android today at its I/O developer conference. Google isn’t yet ready to give the newest version of Android a name, instead calling it the “L” preview (Google names version of Android in alphabetical order after tasty desserts). The biggest change for the “L” version of Android […]

You Can Order An Android Smartwatch Today

Google announced that its Android Wear smartwatches are finally hitting the market. The Android LG smartwatch will be available to order today. Samsung is also getting into the Android Wear market with the Samsung Gear Live which will also be available for order today. The much-coveted Moto 360 smartwatch, however, won’t be available to order […]

YouTube May Be Winning The World And Losing Its Soul

YouTube May Be Winning The World And Losing Its Soul

Just as YouTube isn’t just about Gangnam Style and viral videos of animals eating burritos, the online-video conclave VidCon, which kicks off a little little later today in Anaheim, Calif., isn’t just a giant celebration of all things YouTube. In fact, VidCon is really two conventions in one. The first is for YouTube’s incredibly passionate fanbase, whose […]

What Developers Need To Know About Android L

What Developers Need To Know About Android L

Google is taking a different tact for its newest version of Android than it has in the past. Instead of announcing and releasing an official version of the operating system, it has released a developer preview—dubbed “L”—thus giving developers and manufacturers time to get ready for it before its official released. Dave Burke, Google’s head […]

Google Cardboard Offers Virtual Reality On The Cheap—Really Cheap

Google Cardboard Offers Virtual Reality On The Cheap—Really Cheap

Google doled out free smartwatches running Android Wear at its I/O 2014 developer event today, but that’s not all. The company also handed out … cardboard. Yes, really.  Google encouraged a room full of thousands of developers and hundreds of press-types to take little sheets of cardboard and fold them into kind of nifty (if […]

Android TV: Google Wants To Own Your Living Room (Again)

Android TV: Google Wants To Own Your Living Room (Again)

There’s no doubt that Google wants to own all of the screens in our lives, from the little ones on our wrists (and thermostats), to the larger ones in our pockets and car dashboards. But of all the screens it’s now pursuing, the biggest one of them all is the most intriguing—the all-new Android TV.  […]

The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

It’s standard to size a market by the number of widgets sold, but in the Internet of Things, which numbers sensors and devices in the billions, widget counts don’t really matter. In part this is because the real money in IoT is not in the “things,” but rather in the Internet-enabled services that stitch them […]

How To Host A Website With Raspberry Pi

How To Host A Website With Raspberry Pi

Never underestimate the miniscule, $35 Raspberry Pi. Although it’s marketed as an experimental machine aimed at helping you learn to code, there’s nothing entry-level about its capabilities.  In a pinch, you can even use your Raspberry Pi as a Web server. You can host a simple site or store files in the cloud so you […]

A Quick Survey Of Tech Giants Reaffirms Just How White And Male They Are

A Quick Survey Of Tech Giants Reaffirms Just How White And Male They Are

If we’ve learned anything from the numbers tech companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo have revealed about their workforce diversity over the last month, it’s that there clearly aren’t enough women and minorities working in technology. 
As if we didn’t know that already.  The male-dominated tech culture has become a parody, with television shows like […]

As Fitness Apps Explode, Google Fit Promises To Shape Them Up

As Fitness Apps Explode, Google Fit Promises To Shape Them Up

ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self. Fitness apps are hitting the big leagues, with downloads and usage soaring off the charts. As a result, Google and Apple are aiming to sign up developers for their teams and coach them to victory. Google announced some kit for sporty app […]

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