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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... >>

Send Money in Gmail reaches UK to make sending and receiving money simpler

Send Money in Gmail reaches UK to make sending and receiving money simpler

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When Google launched Send Money in Gmail in the US, UK dwellers could have been forgiven for feeling jealous. Now the easy way to pay is coming to the UK. Yay.Send Money in Gmail does what the name suggests allowing people to sign into their Gmail account... >>

Apple: Android users love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple: Android users love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Tim Cook has said that Android users just "love" the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, citing that the last quarter saw the highest number of Android switchers over the last three launches.The comments made during the Q&A session of the Apple Q1 '15 earnings... >>

Chrome browser for iOS now supports OS X's Handoff feature

Chrome browser for iOS now supports OS X's Handoff feature

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Google has updated its Chrome for iOS app. While the new Material Design, with fluid motion and bold graphics, is a cool addition, the most noteworthy feature is the ability to transfer from Chrome on your mobile to a browser on OS X.Chrome for iOS now... >>

Google Glass: A brief history

Google Glass: A brief history

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Google Glass is in danger of becoming a fond yet long-forgotten memory, much like Atari or LaserDiscs.Google announced on 15 January that it would soon end sales of Google Glass as well as kill the Explorer programme, though it promised to continue working... >>

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

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The guy who cofounded Nest and is considered "the father of the iPod" has now taken control of Google Glass.Google Glass is leaving the experimental Google X unit and will become one of Tony Fadell's responsibilities, Fortune has reported. Ivy Ross, who... >>

What is Google Cast for Audio, what speakers support it and why does it matter?

What is Google Cast for Audio, what speakers support it and why does it matter?

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Google has announced a new method for streaming audio and you'll want to pay attention: it's called Google Cast for Audio.It capitalises on the success of Chromecast and it uses the same system to let you send audio to a compatible device, like a speaker... >>

This is the Project Ara phone (in pictures)

This is the Project Ara phone (in pictures)

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Google has revealed its latest efforts in creating a modular based mobile phone, dubbed Project Ara, answering plenty of questions and leaving us with many more.Aside from a bevy of new information, Google has released a host of new pictures that let... >>

Google's domain registration service goes live in the US, will expand to more countries soon

Google's domain registration service goes live in the US, will expand to more countries soon

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Google is finally ready to do something with Google Domains.Google Domains is a domain registration service that Google launched last year in the form of an invite-only beta, meaning you needed an invite from Google before you could actually join and... >>

How to remotely access your PC or Mac on iPhone or iPad for free using Chrome Remote Desktop

How to remotely access your PC or Mac on iPhone or iPad for free using Chrome Remote Desktop

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As we revealed earlier, Google has finally released a version of its Chrome Remote Desktop application for iOS, giving iPad and iPhone owners the same level of access to their desktop PCs or Macs as Android device owners have had for a while.There are... >>

Google Chrome Remote Desktop arrives for iOS, letting you access a desktop from your iPhone

Google Chrome Remote Desktop arrives for iOS, letting you access a desktop from your iPhone

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Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android last April, and now it is has launched a version of that app for iOS device owners.A remote desktop app - simply put - lets you securely access and control a home computer from a mobile device.... >>

Ex-Google engineers made a tablet that looks just like Microsoft's Surface but runs Android

Ex-Google engineers made a tablet that looks just like Microsoft's Surface but runs Android

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Three ex-Google senior engineers have joined forces to develop a new product that looks nearly identical to the Microsoft Surface and runs a modified version of Android. Why? Because they "couldn't stand the drawbacks of the tablets and laptops" on the... >>

Google's best Android apps of 2014: The most downloaded games and utilities of the year

Google's best Android apps of 2014: The most downloaded games and utilities of the year

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It's the end of an exciting year for tech and Google has unveiled its “best of” list for 2014, which includes Android apps and games.The list is quite similar to Apple’s “best of 2014” round-up that came out earlier this month, though instead... >>

Lenovo Cloud Camera set to be a Dropcam rival, FCC photos reveal all

Lenovo Cloud Camera set to be a Dropcam rival, FCC photos reveal all

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Lenovo looks ready to take on Dropcam, the cloud-connected smart camera that Google's Nest Labs bought earlier this year.A new home security camera called Cloud Camera has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission ahead of CES 2015, where... >>

Chromecast now has a guest mode: Here's how to turn on the feature

Chromecast now has a guest mode: Here's how to turn on the feature

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Chromecast just got a little more powerful, thanks to a recent update from Google.The update essentially allows your friends to take control of your Chromecast, an HDMI dongle from Google that plays video content on a high-definition display by directly... >>

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

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After all the debate about whether or not The Interview, the controversial film about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un staring James Franco and Seth Rogen, would get a cinema release in the US, Sony has now announced that it has done a deal with Google... >>

This is Google's 'first real build' of a self-driving vehicle

This is Google's 'first real build' of a self-driving vehicle

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Google has unveiled what it described as the "first real build" of its self-driving vehicle.The company unveiled a similar-looking car in May, though it now claimed that car was just an "early mockup" that didn't even have real headlights. Google has... >>

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

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Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration.The report from Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Google's plan is to step beyond integration... >>

Google is close to launching 'OK Google' always-on voice commands for Chromebooks

Google is close to launching 'OK Google' always-on voice commands for Chromebooks

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You can now say "OK Google" to your Chromebook. Well, people running early release software can anyway.The latest early release of Chrome OS has an always-on feature that allows users to jump into voice command mode. All they have to do is get the release... >>

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars

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Google has a plan for Android Auto that would make it much more robust than a version of Android that simply projects smartphone apps onto a car's infotainment display, it's claimed.According to Reuters, which cited unnamed sources, Google is now developing... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
4.0 stars

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

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Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone.With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features.We've... >>

Microsoft is working on a service for streaming apps and games to Windows devices

Microsoft is working on a service for streaming apps and games to Windows devices

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Microsoft is developing a better way to compete with Google and its cloud-based apps and operating system. The company is building a experimental service for streaming apps and games on Windows, it's claimed.ZDNet has reported that Microsoft's Azure-based... >>

Google might launch buy button and push retailers to offer two-day shipping

Google might launch buy button and push retailers to offer two-day shipping

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Google wants to further take on Amazon by introducing a new "buy button" feature for online shoppers, it's claimed.According to The Wall Street Journal, Google's Google Shopping service might soon get new features including a buy button that's similar... >>

Find how delayed your train will be and another way home with Google Maps

Find how delayed your train will be and another way home with Google Maps

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Google has added a new feature to its Google Maps app that includes real time data from National Rail in the UK to inform passengers of any delays or cancellations to their trains.Searching for public transport directions in the Google Maps app for Android... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
4.0 stars

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

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There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being.Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

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Should I buy a Nexus 6? That's the question a lot of people will be asking as they try to decide where to focus their smartphone attentions for the next year.We've been living with the Nexus 6 and will shortly be publishing out full review. There may... >>

Nokia Here maps app now live in Play Store, with iOS version coming in 2015

Nokia Here maps app now live in Play Store, with iOS version coming in 2015

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Nokia's Here maps app is now available in the Google Play Store, and it's not just for Samsung devices.Positioned as an alternative to Google Maps, Here, formerly called Nokia Maps, is a mobile app that features maps in over 180 countries, as well as... >>

YouTube looks back at 2014's top videos (and that iPhone 6 Plus bendgate video is included)

YouTube looks back at 2014's top videos (and that iPhone 6 Plus bendgate video is included)

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It's that time of year again, when Google-owned YouTube looks back at the year's top videos.The video-sharing service has assembled a top 10 list for the most trending videos in 2014, as well as a celebratory Rewind video featuring tonnes of YouTube celebrities... >>

Google working on versions of its search engine and YouTube for children

Google working on versions of its search engine and YouTube for children

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The people over at Google are growing up and having children. The result? They're starting to thing about how children access the internet and how parents control that access. So a Google and YouTube for young'uns is on its way.Google VP Pavni Diwanji... >>

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

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The Nexus 6 is now available from O2, continuing a rather stuttered launch in the UK.There's been no official word on when the Nexus 6 will be available directly through Google Play, with it simply listed as out of stock in the UK.We've seen Carphone... >>

What is the Google tax and will it affect you?

What is the Google tax and will it affect you?

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UK chancellor George Osborne today announced a revolutionary new measure to ensure multinational corporations that operate in the UK aren't able to avoid tax by shifting their profits abroad.As part of his Autumn Statement 2014, the chancellor said... >>

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

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If you're waiting for Lollipop to arrive on your device, here's a really quick way to give your smartphone an Android 5.0 Lollipop makeover.Android 5.0 Lollipop is slowly making its way to smartphones the world over. If you're not the owner of a Nexus... >>

Could Apple ditch Google and launch its own search engine in 2015?

Could Apple ditch Google and launch its own search engine in 2015?

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Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing are reportedly in talks with Apple, hoping to win the coveted default search provider spot on iPhone and iPad.While some reports are weighing the technicalities as well as which one could disrupt Apple and Google's search partnership,... >>

Google removes homophobic gay killing Android game, but not before it was downloaded more than 10,000 times

Google removes homophobic gay killing Android game, but not before it was downloaded more than 10,000 times

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There are calls for Google to reassess its app submission policies as an anti-gay hunting game appeared on the Play Store yesterday and was downloaded 10s of thousands of times before it was withdrawn by the software giant.Ass Hunter was an Android app... >>

Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

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The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and so Google has announced an awesome deal that's exclusive to new Chromebook buyers.In an attempt to snag your interest this Christmas, Google has come up with a deal that'll encourage you to spend... >>

Contributor by Google lets you pay a monthly fee to hide online ads

Contributor by Google lets you pay a monthly fee to hide online ads

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Google is trying something new, and it's about how to monetise the web...without adverts. Shocking, right?Google's new thing is Contributor. Just think of it as an experiment. In fact, Google has described it as an experiment in additional ways to fund... >>

Nexus 6 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse, 1 December UK availability confirmed

Nexus 6 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse, 1 December UK availability confirmed

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Those jealously watching the roll-out of the Nexus 6 in the US, fear not: pre-orders are now open at Carphone Warehouse for the Android Lollipop phablet. The Nexus 6 has been widely praised in reviews across the pond, yet details about its availability... >>

All trailers should be made like this: Sony and Google combine for 22 Jump Street cube

All trailers should be made like this: Sony and Google combine for 22 Jump Street cube

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Sony is pushing 22 Jump Street by announcing a virtual cube that doubles as a video player for clips from the film. And Google co-developed it.Google's Sydney Creative Lab developed an online video player last summer called Google Cube. The idea behind... >>