If you weren't able to pass the almost non-existent qualifications for the beta then you probably aren't good beta tester material. Beta testing requires effort, perseverance, and the ability to solve problems and think intuitively about odd situations.
No, they wouldn't.
Killing Reader doesn't mean Google is shutting down all of their products. Reader is the only "important" project they've shut down and that's only because we are all nerds and used Reader constantly. Most people on the internet don't use RSS or even know what it is.
Chromebooks are one of the major pieces of Google's ecosystem. There's no way they will be shut down or neglected unless Google completely changes its business model. At that point we will have more to complain about than Google shutting down a few products.
None of the devices on the page you listed run Google TV. None of them.
I'm not sure if you are honestly misinformed about what we're talking about or are just cocksure and arrogant to others while being ignorant yourself.
I just wish Google News allowed end users to filter out sources that are more propaganda than anything (Drudge, Newsmax, Fox...)
You can personalize your sources in Google News right now.
First, open the configuration menu (the gear icon) then look towards the bottom of the pane. You will see an adjust sources section. Throw in Drudge and set it to Never.
Now you can read your own personalized information bubble.
Using HTML5's GetUserMedia()
You are not understanding my point and it looks like you are not paying attention to what the OP is saying.
The bottom line is that a barcode scanner application is technically and practically possible. This demonstrates that very well. The Mozilla app store will have no problem creating a shopping app using their web capabilities.
IE9 can render and act just like IE8. There's no reason why IE9 will not work with your banking software if you set IE9 into IE8 mode for it.
How did this not get modded Troll?
Good luck uninstalling Safari on OS X or WebView on Android.
The OS has to have an underlying web rendering engine so that apps built to show HTML in an internal window work correctly. It's a core part of the application SDK and nearly all applications would break in some way if you deleted them.
I've played it before. It's not like playing with LEGO. You just take LEGO pieces and use them in a board game.
If anything it furthers Goaway's point. They had to add rules and special pieces in order to make a "game" out of LEGO. Without the game you are left with just LEGO, which is not in itself a game. Just a tool for expressing creativity. Like a paint program. Or early Minecraft.
These games have nothing to do with what he said. They are not LEGO. They are video games made by LEGO.
Your neighbor Cletus probably wouldn't care about this functionality anyway.
The people worried about someone knowing about their SSID are not the type of people who publicly name it something clever in the first place. They can still hide the SSID or name it somewhat anonymously.
If you friend Googlebot on Facebook then your private to friends posts will be indexed by Google.
If you don't friend Googlebot on Facebook then your private to friends posts stay private to your friends.
How this concept eluded you we will never know.
Even if the IT department insisted on keeping XP on those 5 year old machines, the hardware itself is still 64bit.
Upgrading to a modern OS would usher in a new era of 64bit goodness for that old box.
Granted they probably didn't put enough RAM in those machines since they clung to XP, but spending the cost of dinner at a restaurant to buy a stick or two of RAM will make it stand up to even compiling Android.