The public order, issued on November 22, demanded that 23andMe cease sales of the kits "immediately," saying that they were being sold in violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA order explained that it had requested compliance with the FDCA since July 2009, and that 23andMe has "clinically validated" its tests.
It's been more than three weeks since the Nexus 5 made its way onto the market, and the momentum hasn't stopped. Here in the US, the black and white 16GB models sold out quickly after their launch (though both are now back in stock), and the Google Play store in India also experienced a shortage within hours of posting the phone.
True, the handset does have its faults (which we'll get to), but despite its drawbacks, the Nexus 5 is still an excellent device for the reasons we list below. Of course, if you have other reasons why you like it (or even hate it), be sure to let us know in the comments.… Read more
Have you ever gone back to your computer after letting someone use it for "just a second" and found it in disarray? Maybe they logged you out of all your accounts because they wanted to check Facebook or their e-mail. Or perhaps they did a little window-shopping on Amazon and now you're getting strange product suggestions on the home page. To help you and your guests maintain some sense of privacy while sharing the Web, you can use Chrome's guest browsing mode.
Guest browsing was first available in Chrome OS as a way to let Chromebook … Read more
Apple has a service called Find My Friends which allows an iOS user to share his or her location with other iOS users. It's a service reminiscent of Google Latitude, which was retired earlier this year.
After Latitude was retired, Google moved the service to Google+, but it has only been available to Android users up until recently.
With the latest update to the iOS Google+ app, users can now enable location sharing with friends and family members. First thing you'll need to do is download the latest update to the Google+ iOS app.
After the update is … Read more
Do you pay more for sponsored products that pop up in a Google search?
That's the contention of the Financial Times, which recently ran an analysis of various products that show up among Google search results. Five out of every six items that appeared in the sponsored items section were more expensive than those those hidden deeper in the results, according to the newspaper. And on average, the sponsored products were 34 percent higher.
The study focused on Google's US site. A total of 25 product types were picked at random, including electronic devices, household items, and toys. … Read more
iPhone users who plan to ask Santa for an Android phone can follow "Eric's Guide" to ease the transition.
Ringing in the holidays the Google way, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took to Google+ on Sunday to tell us all that "many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android."
Why? "The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface," Schmidt said. "They are a great Christmas present … Read more
Ever since developers got their hands on Google Glass earlier this year, software coders have clamored for greater access to the programming internals of the controversial headset. Google accommodated them this week -- albeit to the sound of muted applause.
To be sure, Google's Glass Development Kit (GDK) does fill in a key puzzle piece that had been missing from Google Glass. Yet many developers are worried. They say that in the absence of more leadership or more access from Google, they're being asked to figure out the final picture on their own -- knowing that it might … Read more
Not sure if reading a magazine on your phone or tablet works for you? Well, in honor of Google's Play Newsstand launch on Android, the search giant is offering more than 60 free or discounted magazines for you to try out.
Play Newsstand is actually a combination of Google Currents and Play Magazines. Having two separate app identities didn't make much sense, so it's nice to see Google wrap them together so quickly in comparison to its other services. That's right, I'm looking at you, Google Voice and Google Talk/Messenger/Hangouts.
Ready to check … Read more
Google is in talks with an American vision benefits provider to get Google Glass into the hands of the people who know eyes the best: doctors.
VSP Global, which insures eye care for millions of Americans and also makes eyeglass lenses and frames, has been talking to Google about how best to integrate Google Glass into prescription glasses and casual frames, according to The Wall Street Journal on Friday.
VSP's chief executive, Robert Lynch, said that the plans discussed have included training optometrists to fit Google Glass for patients, developing prescription lenses that accommodate the wearable computer's prism, … Read more
NEW YORK -- Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, is worried that Russia's Internet filtering could turn the country into the next China, though Chinese censorship and rights restrictions can't last forever as the country and technology grow, he said Friday.
Russia last year passed legislation to blacklist Web sites, and the government has been accused of using the law to block information it deems unfit for the population, in addition to illegal content like child pornography.