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Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

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Ouch. Facebook is probably hating on Google so much right now.Okay, here's what's up: Google published a blog post today as well as the fancy video below, which is narrated by Demis Hassabis, a British researcher from Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence... >>

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

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For the last few years Google has used LG, Huawei and, when it was its own brand, Motorola to build Nexus phones. Samsung preceded those. But the first manufacturer of a Nexus smartphone, released six years ago, was actually HTC.Now it is heavily rumoured... >>

Google I/O 2016 conference to kick off 18 May in Mountain View

Google I/O 2016 conference to kick off 18 May in Mountain View

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The CEO of Google has taken to Twitter to announce when this year's I/O developer conference will be held.According to Sundar Pichai, the annual conference has been scheduled for 18 May 2016. It'll run until 20 May. The chief executive also confirmed... >>

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

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Google's Project Tango, which captures 3D images of the real world and converts them into virtual, is coming to a smartphone made by Lenovo.This is the first time a manufacturer and Google have been linked for a consumer smartphone with Project Tango.... >>

This is what the next version of Google Glass looks like

This is what the next version of Google Glass looks like

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It looks like Google Glass 2 is close to hitting the workplace. Project Aura, not to be mistaken for modular phone Project Ara, is a division at Google responsible for wearable technology, and it's been working on the latest versions of Google Glass.Google... >>

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce year-end statistics and name their "best of" award winners, and Google is the latest to join the crowd, with its annual round-up of the best Android apps, games, and more.The company didn't specifically... >>

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

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We're leaving Android. For iOS. More specifically, for the iPhone 6S.We're not platform-prejudice, as we've used everything from the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Nexus 6P, but lately we've strictly been toting around an Android phone. We're also using a LTE-enabled... >>

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

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Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015.Smart heating and lighting... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

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This year has seen some amazing gadgets and devices make their way through the Pocket-lint offices, from the new Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV with 4K capability to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPad mini 4.Whether you are looking for the... >>

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

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During the CES trade show in January, it is rumoured that Google and Ford will announce a partnership to build autonomous, self-driving vehicles for the future.The companies have individually been active in the field for a while, with Ford revealing recently... >>

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

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Christmas is a pretty big deal at the White House.There's an official indoor Christmas Tree - and it's given a new and specific theme each year. Plus, there are a tonne of holiday traditions and interesting decorations, which you can read about here.... >>

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?

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Smartwatches are now a thing. It doesn't matter if you love them or hate them, think they are great or entirely pointless, there are new models launching every month and this is only set to continue.It wasn't all that long ago that options were more... >>

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

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The Android operating system name is always a point of excited discussion ahead of its reveal. The next name might be talked about even before it gets decided, as you could be the one choosing.Google SVP Sundar Pichai, speaking at Delhi University, suggested... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

Huawei Nexus 6P camera tips and tricks

Huawei Nexus 6P camera tips and tricks

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The Huawei Nexus 6P is the best Nexus device to date, and one of the key reasons we like it so much is the brilliant camera.When it comes to taking pictures, the device is hard to fault. Whether it's the 12.3-megapixel Sony MX377 camera sensor on the... >>

How to lose belly fat… Ask Google, everyone else did in 2015

How to lose belly fat… Ask Google, everyone else did in 2015

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The results are in, and it looks like people both in the US and outside of the country were really interested in the welfare of Lamar Odom. And in the UK specifically, people were super concerned about how to lose belly fat.Google releases a series of... >>

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

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Google is making an entire, standalone business for its self-driving cars, and the purpose of this unit is to offer Uber-like rides.According to Bloomberg, Google's ride-for-hire business will launch under its parent company, Alphabet Inc, sometime next... >>

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
4.0 stars

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?

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Android Wear is the platform for wearables designed to put the power of Google on your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts from your smartphone, but also acts as a point of input for interaction with your apps. It's designed... >>

Fight stormtroopers in this Google game that turns your phone into a lightsaber

Fight stormtroopers in this Google game that turns your phone into a lightsaber

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Okay, this is probably the coolest Chrome browser game yet.Google does this thing every now and then in which it releases new "Chrome experiments" that can only be accessed, viewed, or played with using the Google Chrome web browser on Mac and PCs. Well,... >>

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

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There's been a theme to recent tablet launches and that theme is productivity. No longer is the tablet just about providing a second screen experience, or easy access to something you might have previously quickly done on a laptop. Now your tablet wants... >>

New Chromecast Audio features let you play hi-res audio in every room at once

New Chromecast Audio features let you play hi-res audio in every room at once

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Google just updated its audio-only dongle in a major way.Chromecast Audio is a new $35 device from Google. It's all about streaming audio from online services over Wi-Fi to otherwise offline speakers, thus bringing the simplicity we loved about the original... >>

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible

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A few years ago sat-navs were a big thing. Go back another couple of years before those and you'd find physical maps in cars. Fast forward to the here and now however and you'll find apps on smartphones directing people around, more specifically in... >>

What is Google Play Music family plan and how does it work?

What is Google Play Music family plan and how does it work?

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Google announced in September that its Play Music service would soon offer a family plan, and now it has officially given the option a green light.When it comes to streaming music services, Google Play Music is a solid option... except for one thing:... >>

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

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As Google unleashed Marshmallow on the Android world, it also introduced the Pixel C, a new premium tablet, designed by Google as a shining example of what Android tablets should be.With a perfect partner keyboard, the Pixel C was pitched at productivity,... >>

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?
4.0 stars

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?

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The first Pixel was a Chromebook, launched with a flourish - a shining example of what a Chromebook could be, if you were going to pour everything into it. The arrival of the Pixel C tablet sees a new entrant to Google's Pixel programme, one that's very... >>

Still waiting for Marshmallow for your phone? Nexus devices are already on Android 6.0.1

Still waiting for Marshmallow for your phone? Nexus devices are already on Android 6.0.1

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Although most Android phone users are still awaiting an operating system update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Nexus device owners have started to receive the next patch beyond that.Google has announced that it is now pushing out Android 6.0.1 to Nexus devices,... >>

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

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Google announced the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in September, a pair of new Nexus handsets, the latest in the Android hardware story and debut devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.But faced with making a choice between these two devices where should you turn?... >>

Monument Valley developer ustwo and TfL combine to help blind people around Tube stations

Monument Valley developer ustwo and TfL combine to help blind people around Tube stations

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Transport for London has announced that it is trialling an application and technology system in London Euston Underground station that could greatly aid blind people in getting around the capital.Wayfindr is a system co-developed by ustwo - the studio... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

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Whether you are looking for the best 4K TV on the market, the best speakers to get the party started, or the best devices to make sure you are setup for streaming Christmas movies, you've come to a great place. These are the best home entertainment... >>

Google goes Star Wars mad: Pick a dark or light side of the force to try

Google goes Star Wars mad: Pick a dark or light side of the force to try

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Waiting for the new Star Wars film might be a mild form of torture for some mega fans. So to keep them entertained between trailers Google has created its own Star Wars theme.By heading over to the Google Star Wars page you can sign in using your account... >>

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator

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It's no secret that Google is always developing hardware ideas and concepts that may or may not make it to full consumer release, but we've rarely wanted one as much as we do the device revealed in an interview with Time in the US.Amit Singhal, senior... >>

Google Chromecast to add All 4 catch-up at last

Google Chromecast to add All 4 catch-up at last

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The Channel 4 catch-up service All 4 is finally coming to Chromecast, just in time for Christmas.From Tuesday 24 November the Google Chromecast dongle will be able to offer All 4 content on connected televisions.Initially the All 4 Chromecast service... >>

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know

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Google Project Aura, not to be mistaken for modular phone Project Ara, has been revealed.The project follows up from Google Glass and continues to focus on the wearable world. But it's not just working on screen-based wearables that communicate with... >>

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

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Times have changed.People are increasingly searching the web from their mobile devices rather than their desktops, and Google knows this, so it's updating Google search in a way that allows the search engine to find and surface content from apps installed... >>

What is YouTube Kids and how does it work?

What is YouTube Kids and how does it work?

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YouTube Kids has finally arrived in the UK.Google launched a dedicated version of its video website designed just for kids in February, and now, in November, it has expanded the app beyond the US. According to Google, the app has been downloaded over... >>

Google+ gets a major redesign: What's new and how can you try the preview?

Google+ gets a major redesign: What's new and how can you try the preview?

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Google is trying something new with Google+ in the hopes of breathing new life into the social network.A few months after acknowledging it forced people to use Google+ and that it would strip Google+ integration from all its products (meaning it would... >>

LG smart TVs to offer Google's Play Movies and TV

LG smart TVs to offer Google's Play Movies and TV

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LG has confirmed that owners of its televisions will be getting an on-demand boost from Google.LG's smart TVs, including those using the webOS platform as well as earlier NetCast 4.0 and 4.5 models, will receive an update giving those TVs access to Google's... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance
4.0 stars

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It made its debut on the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, a double helping of Marshmallow to kick off the next generation of Android devices.The updates have subsequently rolled... >>

Google's new YouTube Music app explained: What is it and how does it work?

Google's new YouTube Music app explained: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube Music, which Google has been working on for a while in order to better rival Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, and other music-streaming services, is now available for iPhone and Android as a new mobile app.It is different from competing services... >>

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

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Although Google's self-driving cars just started cruising down the streets of Mountain View this past summer, they've already been given a major update. Well, a physical one anyway. The entire fleet is now sporting fresh paint jobs.The cute vehicles,... >>

Google Maps gets full offline support with navigation, at last

Google Maps gets full offline support with navigation, at last

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Google Maps, until now, has offered very basic offline maps but never full support. Today that changes.At last Google has announced that its Map software will now deeply support offline map viewing, search and navigation.Previously it was possible to... >>

Google buys Fly Labs with plans to fold its video-editing tech into Google Photos

Google buys Fly Labs with plans to fold its video-editing tech into Google Photos

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Google has acquired Fly Labs, with the purpose of bulking up Google Photos.Fly Labs developed four video-editing apps for iOS, and the team behind those apps is now going to work for Google Photos: "It's a perfect match for what we built at Fly Labs,... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has officially unveiled the Priv. It's the company's first handset to run on the Android platform instead of the BlackBerry OS and it has been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, as well as in the months previous, after pre-orders began.We... >>

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date
4.5 stars

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date

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This year we've had not one but two Nexus phones. The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG, is the smaller of the bloatware-free Android devices, but while we liked that handset, it just doesn't really stand-out beyond the current mid-range market.But don't fret,... >>

What is Google Project Wing?

What is Google Project Wing?

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Google is planning on launching a service, literally, that will deliver items via flying drones. It is calling this Project Wing.Technically this project will be run by the newly named holding company for Google, Alphabet.Amazon is also working on a drone... >>

Google on Chrome OS Android: Working to bring together best of both

Google on Chrome OS Android: Working to bring together best of both

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It looks like Chrome OS isn't on its deathbed - as Google has just taken the time to explain where the operating system is currently at as well as where it might be headed in the near future.The Wall Street Journal claimed last week that the operating... >>

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor
4.0 stars

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor

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Having spent two weeks using the Nexus 5X - the Google device made by LG - we think it's a great little Android phone. You'll hear people talk about how plasticky it feels and so on, but really, who cares about that? It's a mid-range phone, but one capable... >>

Say goodbye to Chrome OS, will be folded into Android in 2017

Say goodbye to Chrome OS, will be folded into Android in 2017

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Oh, Chrome OS - we hardly knew ye.The operating system powering Chromebook laptops is about to be killed, according to The Wall Street Journal. But that doesn't mean Google is giving up on Chromebooks altogether; on the contrary, it plans to fold Chrome... >>

Google's first quarter under Alphabet reveals revenue and profit growth but little else

Google's first quarter under Alphabet reveals revenue and profit growth but little else

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Google has just posted its third-quarter earnings.Actually, we should say Alphabet did. Although Google is now part of a larger holding compant called Alphabet, we still get to peek at Google's finances. Unfortunately, however, Google is currently... >>