11 must-see videos of the week
Hands-on with Android Wear smartwatches, Android TV and Project Tango from Google I/O, mastering the art of shooting firework photos, and riding Harley-Davidson's all-electric Project LiveWire.
It should be no surprise that this week's round-up is packed full of goodies from Google I/O. The tech titan unveiled several new smartwatches running Android Wear, including the Moto 360, LG G, and Samsung Gear Live as well as a new television set-top box initiative called the Android TV. We've got the full scoop on these products and more from Google I/O in the playlist.
This week we're also featuring a brand new episode of Next Big Thing. Host Brian Cooley talks the future trend of 4G in cars and how it'll work, the expansion of game consoles beyond gaming, and how connected home tech is finally coming together.
Plus: learn how to master the art of shooting great firework photos before this fourth of July, five features you should be most excited about in iOS 8, and riding Harley's new concept electric bike on the streets of New York.
1. Moto 360, a sleek, circular smartwatch with Android Wear
CNET's Scott Stein gets his hands on the Moto 360, with Android Wear built in, at Google I/O. The new watch will connect to Android smartphones, tablets, and even cars. It should be available later this summer; pricing has yet to be announced.
2. Next Big Thing: 4G in cars is coming fast
The rush is on to make cars be Internet devices. Game consoles expand beyond gaming, and connected home tech is finally coming together with tighter integration.
3. All-new Android TV in action at Google I/O
CNET's Scott Stein gets a look at the new Android TV. The new user interface offers better integration with a smartphone, smartwatch, and tablet, plus new voice search capabilities for better discovery of TV shows.
4. Apple Byte: Will the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 be Apple's premium phone?
Multiple reports point to a Sapphire display and camera optical stabilization only on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Is September 19th the release date? And more iWatch rumors.
5. LG G Watch, first impressions: Android Wear on your wrist
LG's watch is one of the very first to run Android Wear. We have it up and running, and try calling up things on Google and responding to emails. See how Android Wear works, and what the LG G Watch is, up close.
6. How To: Take photos of fireworks
Learn how to get the best photos at holiday firework shows, whether you use a smartphone or a dSLR as your camera of choice.
7. Samsung Gear Live goes live with Android Wear
CNET's Scott Stein shows off Samsung's first smartwatch running Google's recently previewed Android Wear. The new watch can connect to the Internet and lets you check things like your heart rate. It's available for order today at the Google Play store, but pricing has yet to be disclosed.
8. Riding Harley-Davidson's all-electric Project LiveWire in the streets of NYC
Harley's latest bike is radically different than anything the company has made before, and its engineers think it's uniquely suited for city streets. Join us as we find out.
9. How to make Google's Cardboard VR headset
Using an Android phone, the free Cardboard app, and Google's cardboard giveaway from I/O, we show you how to make your own VR headset.
10. Hands-on with Google's Project Tango
CNET's Scott Stein tests out Project Tango, Google's VR software for smartphones and tablets. The software has 3D-mapping and sensing capabilities that push the bounds of virtual reality.
11. Indoor skydiving: The tech behind the scenes
Ever wanted to go skydiving but too scared to throw yourself out of a plane? CNET takes a look inside Australia's first indoor skydiving centre, iFly.