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Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

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Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode. The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... >>

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

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Baidu is giving people another reason to call it the Google of China; it's investing deeply in a Silicon Valley self-driving car team. Baidu said last December that it had 657 million monthly active users conducting mobile searches, effectively solidifying... >>

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

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Google's parent company for the first time has reported quarterly numbers for its "other bets" companies. Alphabet has posted its financial results for the Q1 2016, and the big takeaway is that Google's advert business allows Alphabet to continue investing... >>

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

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Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally. As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... >>

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

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YouTube doesn't just want you to experience all angles of scene; it wants you to do so as the action unfolds. Google-owned YouTube first launched support for 360-degree videos in early 2015, but now, just in time for the Coachella music festival in the... >>

Google’s new Nexus Live Cases let you customise design and live wallpapers

Google’s new Nexus Live Cases let you customise design and live wallpapers

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Recall that Skrillex Live Case? Well, Google sells new ones for Nexus phones. These cases are unique in that they are customisable and interactive. You can print either a photo or a map onto the case, as well as customise the design with various filters... >>

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

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Google has updated the developer preview of Android N. The update, called Developer Preview 2, brought a number of cool features, including the new Vulkan 3D rendering API, which should help developers give their heavy apps a significant boost in performance.... >>

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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You've decided to make the switch. There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... >>

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

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Landlines are still a thing, apparently, but Google just introduced a service that aims to bring them up to date. Google is getting into the home phone business, with a new service called Google Fiber Phone. It's part of the company's Fiber brand that... >>