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LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

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A few months ago Google said it wanted to turn its Google Cast platform into an audio streaming standard, and now LG is throwing support behind that decision with its Music Flow speakers.There are seven speakers in the Music Flow lineup, with prices... >>

Google Project Fi network plans leak: Unused data refunds, Nexus 6 Nova finance, data across devices and more

Google Project Fi network plans leak: Unused data refunds, Nexus 6 Nova finance, data across devices and more

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Google has already confirmed it will be offering an MVNO network service, dubbed Nova, but now details have leaked.Google's Project Fi has leaked in an app called Tycho which was uncovered by Android Police in a Lollipop build not available to the public.... >>

Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future

Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future

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Google's research lab has its sights set on batteries.According to The Wall Street Journal, Google knows the world needs better batteries for powering consumer electronics, so it tapped a former Apple employee in 2012 (who is described as a battery expert)... >>

Google cuts price of Project Tango tablet in half but keeps it developer-only

Google cuts price of Project Tango tablet in half but keeps it developer-only

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You can now save $500 on a Project Tango 3D-mapping tablet.Project Tango is a project headed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group and consists of phone and tablet prototypes capable of tracking 3D motion and creating a 3D model of the... >>

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

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YouTube isn't going to be completely free anymore.It's been rumoured that Google wants to offer a subscription-based version of YouTube by the end of this year, which would let you see millions of videos on YouTube without having to watch adverts, among... >>

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display

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Not to be outdone by Asus' touchscreen Chromebook Flip, Acer has introduced a new Chrome OS device with a touch display.Acer offers several Chrome OS devices, such as a Chromebox, Chromebooks, and the Chromebase series, the latter of which has a new touch-enabled... >>

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

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Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google.The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning... >>

Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

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Google has expanded its Chromebook lineup to include new Chrome OS-powered devices without a traditional form factor.The company has announced the Asus-manufactured Chromebook Flip, for instance. It's an all-metal convertible laptop that's just 15mm thin... >>

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

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Nest smart thermostats aren't as clever as they claim after failing to adapt to the British Summer Time clock change.After the clocks changed by an hour this weekend Nest thermostat owners took to forums to register their complaints.The Google-owned... >>

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson

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It looks like your medical surgeon might one day be, or at least be assisted by, a Google robot.Google has partnered with a lot of companies in recent years on various different projects, but it's latest partnership is a bit of surprise. Medical and pharmaceutical... >>

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

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Cabling the world to spread internet access is an expensive and time consuming process, especially when taking to the skies for wireless coverage is far easier. That's why Google, Facebook and now Elon Musk's SpaceX are all heading towards the stars to... >>

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

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Google is making a TV show based on its hit augmented reality game.According to The Information, Google's Niantic Labs, which develops the Ingress science fiction-themed AR game, has partnered with Sean Daniel Company to turn Ingress into a television... >>

Nexus Player now available in the UK, yours for £79

Nexus Player now available in the UK, yours for £79

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Google's Nexus Player is now available in the UK, bringing all the entertainment of Android to your TV.The Nexus Player was originally released in the US in November 2014 and has taken its time to cross our shores. The set-top box, built by Asus, was... >>

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

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YouTube wants to be more like Twitch.According to The Daily Dot, which cited unnamed sources within the streaming industry, Google-owned YouTube is currently developing and revamping its live-streaming platform to have a focus on gaming and esports. After... >>

Google's Pony Express might be a new bill-pay service coming to Gmail

Google's Pony Express might be a new bill-pay service coming to Gmail

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Google is once again trying to make the email experience a much less, well, annoying thing. Th search company is developing a new feature for Gmail that will allow you to receive and pay for bills while never leaving your inbox, it's claimed.According... >>

Chromecast will play and pause using your TV's remote

Chromecast will play and pause using your TV's remote

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Chromecast. Every time you think it has reached the limit of its capabilities, it goes and does something new.The latest feature to emerge from the depths of Reddit, is that Chromecast will play and pause using your TV's remote control. For anyone who... >>

Shopping in Google's first shop

Shopping in Google's first shop

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Google has launched its first real world "store" allowing people to try out Android or Chromebook before they buy within a dedicated Google environment.The store within a store is located in the incredibly large Carphone Warehouse / Currys shop on London's... >>

Google now sells all hardware products through new store called Google Store

Google now sells all hardware products through new store called Google Store

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Google doesn't want you to buys its hardware devices on the Google Play Store anymore.Well, kind of. It still wants you to buy them, but you'll have to buy them on a new, dedicated store instead of the Google Play Store. It's called Google Store, and... >>

Move over MacBook: Google has a new Chromebook Pixel with two USB Type C ports

Move over MacBook: Google has a new Chromebook Pixel with two USB Type C ports

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Two years after launching the first Chromebook Pixel, Google has announced a new version.The updated Chromebook Pixel uniquely features USB Type C, the same standard for charging that Apple implemented in its latest MacBook. It enables multi-device charging... >>

Google might soon update Android Wear with Wi-Fi support, gesture control, and more

Google might soon update Android Wear with Wi-Fi support, gesture control, and more

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Google isn't backing down to Apple Watch.The company is planning to release an Android Wear software update that will bring Wi-Fi support to Android Wear watches, allowing ones with built-in Wi-Fi to use certain features, such as Google Now and notifications,... >>

Google tries to trump Apple event by rolling out Android 5.1 update

Google tries to trump Apple event by rolling out Android 5.1 update

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Google just wants a moment of your time, amid all the buzz surrounding Apple's Spring Forward event from this morning.In an attempt to steal the spotlight from its Cupertino-based rival, Google has announced Android 5.1. The software update to Lollipop... >>

Funk off Apple Watch, says Google in video attack

Funk off Apple Watch, says Google in video attack

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Google has cheekily posted a new advert online just a short while before Apple is due to formerly launch the Apple Watch at its "spring forward" event.The rival company's commercial shows a selection of hipsters wearing multiple different styles of Android... >>

Android fans will freak, we've managed to get all 124 MWC pin badges and here they are

Android fans will freak, we've managed to get all 124 MWC pin badges and here they are

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Whether you are an Android fan, a collector, or merely intrigued, the Mobile World Congress Android pins are back and are sending attendees at the trade show in Barcelona into a giddy frenzy.As Google famously did in 2011, the company has released collectable pin... >>

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

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Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver positioning there could be a lot more to it.Uber has reportedly opened a robotics facility in... >>

Is Google+ dead? Google confirms it'll turn Photos and Streams into new products

Is Google+ dead? Google confirms it'll turn Photos and Streams into new products

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After a year of speculation, Google has confirmed that will split apart Google+ by pulling core features from the social network and turning them into new products.Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of product, revealed the news via Google+: "Just wanted to... >>

Your Android phone will soon work as an enhanced controller for Android TV games

Your Android phone will soon work as an enhanced controller for Android TV games

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Google just announced some Android TV changes that'll make playing games even more fun.When it comes to playing Android TV games, you can use Google's traditional controller, and soon, your own Android mobile device. Google has given developers a set... >>

You'll soon access Google Nova mobile network using Google Android on your Google Nexus phone

You'll soon access Google Nova mobile network using Google Android on your Google Nexus phone

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Google is said to be launching its own mobile phone network and sell airtime and data price plans directly to its customers.Plans for a US service, which will use wholesale carrier space acquired from Sprint and T-Mobile, will come to fruition in the... >>

Android Pay is real, get ready to carry your cards in your phone

Android Pay is real, get ready to carry your cards in your phone

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Rumours of Android Pay have now been upgraded to official as Sundar Pichai, Google's SVP of product, has announced Android Pay is coming.As suspected Google has opted to create an API for Android Pay. This will mean third-party developers should be able... >>

Google Project Ara gets August international release date: Gaming controller module revealed

Google Project Ara gets August international release date: Gaming controller module revealed

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Google Project Ara will be making its way to the world from August, Yezz has told Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress 2015. It's also shown off its gaming controller module, along with many more, which you can see in our photo gallery above.Project Ara... >>

5 reasons why Sailfish OS 2.0 should worry Apple, Google and Microsoft

5 reasons why Sailfish OS 2.0 should worry Apple, Google and Microsoft

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Jolla, the Finnish start-up behind the simply named Phone and Tablet, is honing its minimalist Sailfish OS 2.0 down to perfection so it's sharp enough to cut even the mighty Apple, Google and Microsoft. Watch out.The open source, start-up sized company... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it claims is not only "made for entertainment", but also carries the tag of the "world's lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet".It may wipe the floor with its predecessor,... >>

New Google campus to challenge Apple's spaceship office for coolest place to work

New Google campus to challenge Apple's spaceship office for coolest place to work

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Google has revealed an epic plan that involves redesigning much of its Mountain View campus to look like glass canopies.The New York Times first reported that Google was getting ready to submit a proposal for a new campus in the city where it has offices,... >>

Google Play Music: Now store 50,000 songs in the cloud to stream anywhere, free

Google Play Music: Now store 50,000 songs in the cloud to stream anywhere, free

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Google Play Music has extended its cloud storage offerings from 20,000 songs to a whopping 50,000 tracks.For those that want to keep their owned music files but also like to stream, rather than carry the files on their device, Google Play Music is ideal.... >>

Android Pay could kill off the real-world wallet, at last

Android Pay could kill off the real-world wallet, at last

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Google is expected to launch a new payment method called Android Pay at the Google I/O conference in May.According to the source of Ars Technica, Android Pay will compliment Google Wallet rather than replace the digital payment system.The exciting part... >>

Google wants to be the next BlackBerry

Google wants to be the next BlackBerry

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Google is starting to push companies and their employees to use Android smartphones while at work - a place that is overwhelming dominated by iPhone and BlackBerry users.Android is often widely panned as not being secure enough, but Google's Android OEM... >>

Google is working on a new version of Chromebook Pixel, and it's coming soon

Google is working on a new version of Chromebook Pixel, and it's coming soon

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Google's £1,049 premium Chromebook is about to get refreshed.There's two types of Chromebooks you can get: really cheap, decent ones, and the Chromebook Pixel. It's a two-year-old touchscreen laptop at the high end of the Chromebook family. Although... >>

Spotify move over, YouTube Music Key will give you offline music vids soon

Spotify move over, YouTube Music Key will give you offline music vids soon

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YouTube is preparing to launch its paid monthly subscription music service in a few months.YouTube Music Key, as it's called, was announced as imminent by Robert Kyncl, head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference.The service... >>

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?

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It's been nearly 20 months since Google Chromecast debuted, but after all this time, there's some growing doubts about whether the inexpensive HDMI dongle has lived up to all the initial hype.If you're keen to stream media content, you have many options... >>

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

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It's official: virtual reality headsets are "in".Although every tech company was jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon last year, it appears the new hot item on trend is virtual reality headsets. Oculus VR was among the first in recent years to make such... >>

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

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Until now, upgrading the camera on a smartphone meant splashing out on an entirely new device. Google's Project Ara uses interchangeable parts to keep upgrades specified and affordable though and Toshiba has been hard at work so it can be the first to reveal... >>

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

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It was hinted at last week but Mattel has now unveiled its virtual reality headset project it has developed in partnership with Google. Shown at the New York Toy Fair for the first time, the VR device is a welcome return for the View-Master, Mattel's... >>

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

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Google wants Chromecast owners to stay home this Valentine's Day and rent a film.The company has quietly launched a giveaway, in which Chromecast owners can collect up to $6 worth of Google Play credit and more. Google hasn't said how long the promotion... >>

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

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Mattel and Google are working on something together.The two companies have sent invites to the press for an event scheduled for 13 February in New York City. The invite appears to display an illustration of a View-Master reel, a popular toy from the 1990s.... >>

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

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It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one.Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according to Bloomberg News. It's a surprising turn of events, considering Google Ventures invested $258... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

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Google launched Android 5.0 Lollipop in November 2014, making its debut on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices. At the same time, the code is then released to manufacturers, and the process of updating existing Android devices beings.We've already published... >>

Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

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Project Tango is no longer an ATAP thing. It is now officially a Google thing.Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, which used to be a division of Motorola, works on experimental hardware, including Project Tango 3D-sensing devices and Project... >>

Google Now for Android adds cards from over 40 third-party apps like Pandora and Lyft

Google Now for Android adds cards from over 40 third-party apps like Pandora and Lyft

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Google has updated its Search app with more Google Now cards, but this time they're cards from third-party apps."Starting today, the Google app on Android can help you keep up with all the good stuff in 40 different apps at a glance—it’ll bring you... >>

Google reliance on ads could force investors to question company direction

Google reliance on ads could force investors to question company direction

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Everybody knows Google makes a lot of money on advertising, but it begs the question: has Google become too dependent on that business model?The company continually struggles to pull revenues from other sources, as evident by its fourth-quarter results... >>