Lego’s Powered Up series can be controlled with your smartphone

Lego has announced new lineup called Powered Up, which is a series of Lego sets that can be controlled and programmed via your smartphone.

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Bitmoji Deluxe lets users make avatars more personal

Snap Inc. has announced a new, more personal way to customize your Bitmojis with Bitmoji Deluxe. This new Bitmoji style makes it easier to create Bitmojis that more accurately reflect you.

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Google Play turns 5

It’s been exactly five years since Google first launched Google Play (today to be exact, on March 6th, 2012).

Now it has grown to more just apps, over the past five years, Google has added games, movies, TV, books and music to their Google Play.

They’ve accumulated over 1 billion active users in 190 countries and there are millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books and lots of movies to choose from.

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Google announces PhotoScan to help digitize your old photos

Google has announced a new app that will help you digitize your printed photos. How it works is that the app uses your device’s camera to scan physical photos by asking you to move your phone around so the app can see your photo by multiple angles.

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Pebble Time Steel Announcement: Everything You Need to Know

On February 24th, Pebble announced their newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. They also announced a new hardware platform for the Pebble Time.

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Now a week later, Pebble has announced the Pebble Time Steel. Before this announcement, Pebble’s latest KickStarter campaign was over $12 million.

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Google Maps celebrates its 10th birthday

Today (February 8th 2015), marks the 10th anniversary of Google Maps.

Google made the announcement official on their Google Lat Long blog and had this to say:

For 10 years Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you’d remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and sometimes even a compass for directions! Getting from point A to B is something we do all day, every day—from finding the fastest way to get to work, to dropping the kids off on a carpool route, to meeting friends for drinks at a new spot—so it should be as easy as possible. That’s why we created Google Maps and why we’ve spent the last 10 years figuring out better ways for you to get around.

Google an infographic, showing the milestones of Google Maps.

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Here’s to another 10 years of Google’s innovation and improvement to their existing and future products to add to the “Google experience.”

Source: Google Lat Long: Today we turn 10!.