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HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

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You'll soon have new Android Wear software goodies to keep you busy.It's been eight months since Google announced the Android Wear 2.0 update for Android Wear devices, and a few months since it confirmed the software was delayed but would arrive by early... >>

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

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Technology is an ever-changing industry -- just look at Google.Startups are founded and collapse on a seemingly daily basis -- and Google's moonshots are no different. Alphabet confirmed to Business Insider it is killing its solar-powered drone project. 9to5Google first... >>

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed

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As the battle of the machines rages on, Google has confirmed that Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, both on compatible televisions as well as set-top boxes. Making the announcement at CES 2017, Google gave the timeline of "the coming months",... >>

Google Pixel exclusive features explored: A cut above the rest of Android?

Google Pixel exclusive features explored: A cut above the rest of Android?

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Google's phones have always been dependable for one thing: giving you the best of Android. With the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google shifted the goalposts slightly, so that might not be the case anymore.The Nexus devices aren't Google phones,... >>

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

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Google's phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, promise to give you a premium Android experience, with a number of exclusive features and bags of refinement.There are simple things you might want to do right out of the box, however, to get you started and to... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

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Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible or enjoyable as it is today.Not only do we have swathes of different streaming services, each offering thousands... >>

Android 7.1 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

Android 7.1 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

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Unlike previous OS upgrades, Android Nougat was released before Google officially launched its new home-made Pixel phones. But when those Pixels finally came, they shipped with a tweaked version. Android 7.1 came with a fresh design, launcher and features.... >>

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

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Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the beginning of October, revealing the new Android poster boys for all the world to see.The two devices take over from the popular Nexus range and they bring premium designs, flagship specs, and all... >>

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

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You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to a TV. Well, Pocket-lint is here to help.You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play... >>

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

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With the Pixel and Pixel XL, the company's first home-made smartphones, Google decided to make part of the usual pains of phone setup disappear.For those switching from an iPhone to a new Pixel phone, it's easier than ever to take all your contacts, messages,... >>

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

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Google's Chromecast might seem complicated to figure out and set up but that isn't the case. The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy; easier for you to take a YouTube video on your phone, or a Netflix stream on your tablet, or a web... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Google's Pixel and Pixel XL have been on the market for a few months now, and while it might not end up being the most popular among consumers, it's one of the best phones we've reviewed this year. The Pixel XL offers flagship specs and a premium design,... >>

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

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Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.It's been long-rumoured that Google is developing its own smartwatches, mostly because several Android Wear manufacturers have decided not to move forward with new wrist-worn... >>

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

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After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo, will act like a venture-backed startup, but it's actually a standalone organisation within Google's... >>

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

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Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since those golf cart-looking prototypes we've all seen.Earlier this month, Google revealed it was shaking up its autonomous car efforts by spinning its self-driving project into an all-new company, Waymo,... >>

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion
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Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion

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Google is finally taking the smartphone fight seriously, launching two new handsets with one simple message: Pixel, Phone by Google.That might sound like a slightly gawky message, but it's laced with potency. More than at any other time in the history... >>

Lenovo will launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book tablet in 2017

Lenovo will launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book tablet in 2017

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Remember Lenovo's Yoga Book? Well, a version of that innovative tablet will run Chrome OS starting next year.According to Laptop Mag, which spoke to Jeff Meredith, Lenovo's VP, Lenovo is working on a Chrome OS variant of the tablet. Currently, there... >>

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

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Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
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Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless

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Casting, Google Cast or Chromecast represents one of the greatest steps in recent consumer technology. The ability to fling content from a phone or mobile device to a big-screen TV and control it from the palm of your hand is simple, but great.For us... >>

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

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Google makes operating systems, and Android Things is the latest example.Google's Android OS powers smartphones and tablets. Google's Android Wear powers wearables like smartwatches. Google's ChromeOS powers laptops and desktops. Google's Android TV powers... >>

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

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Google has been developing its own self-driving autonomous car for the past few years, racking up several million testing miles. But before the car could even make it onto the roads for real, Google has already decided to stop development. Perhaps the... >>

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

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Channel 5 and Google have announced that My5 is to be the latest on demand video streaming app to make its way to Google's Chromecast streaming dongle. With the new addition, Chromecast users will be able to stream programmes and box sets from across... >>