Google's annual I/O showcase returns to San Francisco's Moscone Center West on Wednesday, and CNET will be there in full force to tell you what's being announced and what it means for the company, for technology, and for you.
Join CNET's Jessica Dolcourt, James Martin, Maggie Reardon, Stephen Shankland, and myself, as we report and comment live on all the I/O announcements.
The live blog kicks off at 9 a.m. PT here:
CNET editors Molly Wood, Brian Tong, and Donald Bell will kick off the event with running commentary beginning around 8 a.m. PT which you'll be able to watch from the same link as our live blog above.
The developer's confab made headlines around the world last year with the surprise debut of Google's wearable, Internet-enabled Glass via an extreme sports spectacle. It's unlikely that this year we'll see the same level of showmanship, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing to look forward to.
We'll definitely be hearing a lot from Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai, the Chrome and Google Apps leader who recently took over Android, too. And if all you care about from I/O is the swag, well, Google published a photo to whet your appetite for its famous Android swag giveaways.
But Google has extended its reach into so many technological nooks and crannies that we expect to hear about much more than just Chrome and Android. There's Fiber, self-driving cars, Google+, a rumored new gaming platform, Google TV, and of course, Google Glass is on everyone's lips (or faces) these days. It's easier to answer what isn't Google involved with today, apparently a short list of gardening tools and dot-matrix printers.
CNET publishes its up-to-the-moment text and photos using the ScribbleLive platform, starting shortly before Google officially kicks off its 9 a.m. PT event. Click here to see when the fun starts in your time zone.
This story was originally published May 14 at 9:00 a.m. PT.