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Google+ rolls out new Collections feature, with sight set on Pinterest

Google+ rolls out new Collections feature, with sight set on Pinterest

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Google+ just got very (p)interesting.Tech companies often like to replicate successful products and features first put out by rival companies. Facebook made Slingshot as a Snapchat copy-cat app, for instance, while Twitter recently pushed Periscope out... >>

Shazam a song just by asking your smart device what's playing

Shazam a song just by asking your smart device what's playing

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Today is the day that 'Shazam' became a verb in the eyes of Google. Now you can simply ask your smart device what song is playing and it will tell you.Google has announced that its voice controlled service will respond to the term 'Shazam'. So if you... >>

Google's new Password Alert Chrome extension keeps you safe from phishing scams

Google's new Password Alert Chrome extension keeps you safe from phishing scams

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Google has announced a new extension for its Chrome browser that should keep people safe from phishing scams.The Password Alert extension will work in Chrome to make sure people know what sites are legitimate and which are not. That way giving out personal... >>

Tag Heuer smartwatch price, release date and battery life revealed

Tag Heuer smartwatch price, release date and battery life revealed

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So eagerly anticipated is the Tag Heuer smartwatch that even its Google and Intel-partnering announcement was big news. Now more details have come to light.According to Bloomberg the Tag Heuer smartwatch will go on sale in October or November for $1,400... >>

YouTube takes on Hollywood: Set to back feature films and original series, starring YouTubers

YouTube takes on Hollywood: Set to back feature films and original series, starring YouTubers

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YouTube has officially begun moving away from a site that hosts billions of clips to a Hollywood-like company that green lights feature films and original series, but of course, these productions will premiere on YouTube first and star some of the biggest... >>

Android found taking a leak on Apple logo in Google Maps

Android found taking a leak on Apple logo in Google Maps

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The usually cute Android character has been spotted on Google Maps micturating on the Apple logo.The urinating Android was spotted by a friend of Team Android who pointed out this picture appears both in the desktop Google Maps as well as on mobile.The... >>

Google Q1 earnings show revenue and profit growth, but mobile is affecting revenue

Google Q1 earnings show revenue and profit growth, but mobile is affecting revenue

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Google has posted first-quarter earnings, and the results show it missed analysts' expectations and needs to charge more for serving ads on mobile sites, among many other things.The company announced revenue of $17.26 billion, against the year-ago figure... >>

Google joins the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster

Google joins the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster

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The most famous photograph purporting to show the Loch Ness Monster was published on 21 April 1934 in the Daily Mail. Known as Surgeon's Photograph (as reportedly the photographer Robert Kenneth Wilson was a gynaecologist), it showed the neck and head... >>

YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do

YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do

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Are you seeing a strange warning video on your YouTube app? It might be that your device is using an older version of YouTube that's about to expire.In March 2014, YouTube announced that it was moving from something called Data API v2 over to Data API... >>

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

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Google wants you to know it's investing in virtual reality compatibility.The company's Cardboard VR viewer, which launched last year, has inspired a whole range of budget VR viewers made out of affordable materials, and in an attempt to make them work... >>

Want to find your Android phone? Now you can simply Google 'Find my phone'

Want to find your Android phone? Now you can simply Google 'Find my phone'

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Now finding your phone is easier than ever thanks to Google integration of search for Android devices.Google now allows you type into the search bar "Find my phone" and without even hitting enter it will be displayed on a map immediately.In our experience,... >>

Google's new handwriting input app for Android supports emoji and 82 languages

Google's new handwriting input app for Android supports emoji and 82 languages

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Google has launched a new keyboard app that lets you handwrite in Android.Google Handwriting Input is the new app. It's for handwriting messages and even emoji. The idea is that handwriting as an input method can allow for natural and intuitive input... >>

Google updates Chrome with native push notifications and more

Google updates Chrome with native push notifications and more

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Google Chrome just got more useful, or annoying, depending on whether you like push notifications.Google has long been implementing native push notifications within test versions of Chrome, but now it's released a finalised version of Chrome, called Chrome... >>

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... >>