We've seen some big changes at Google over the past few years, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Google I/O, an event that has become the company's primary showcase for its upcoming products. The developers' event has grown up along with Google, and this year the conference will cost twice as much as last year at a price of $900 per person. Registration will be opening up at 7AM PDT on March 27th, and the San Francisco-based event will now run over the course of three days, from June 27th to 29th. If that ticket price hasn't clued you in, the event now quite a bit more exclusive. Thankfully, students, professors, and faculty will be able to get into I/O for $300. Of course, you know we'll be at the event in person covering whatever the company reveals.

You'll need both a Google+ account and Google Wallet to register and pay, so if you've been avoiding those particular ecosystems, now's the the time to capitulate.