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Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

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It's about time! Google is building two Android Wear devices, according to Android Police, which has published many Google-related rumours lately based on details from "reliable" sources. These upcoming wearables aren't Samsung-made watches, nor are they... >>

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

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Google really wants you to use its Play Music service - especially Americans this Independence Day. In celebration of 4 July in the US, Google is offering US subscribers a four-month trial of Google Play Music at no cost. With this trial, they'll be able... >>

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

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Android Auto has been around for a number of years. Announced in 2014, Android Auto first made its appearance in third-party head units, such as some from Pioneer, with a number of car manufacturers confirming they would be offering it in the future.... >>

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

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Soon, you'll be able to jump into the web. Like, literally. The latest beta and developer versions of Google's Chrome browser app for Android includes support for the open-source WebVR standard, which allows developers to create websites you can use/watch/view... >>

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

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Coding isn't a very kid-friendly subject. It's painstaking, requires tonnes of memorisation, and usually results in a lot of time spent sitting in front of a computer. But it doesn't have to be that way - or at least that's what Google believes. The Mountain... >>

Is this what Android N's redesigned navigation keys will look like?

Is this what Android N's redesigned navigation keys will look like?

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Google will apparently switch up the look of Android's navigation keys, with the release of Android N later this summer, according to a new report that can't share its primary source. When you look at your Android device, you'll notice software keys that... >>

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

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Quadrupedal robot-maker Boston Dynamics has shown off its latest dystopian creature in a video published to YouTube (unbeknownst to its parent company, Google, apparently). Boston Dynamics is the robotics company Google is currently trying to sell, and... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

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Over the years, high-end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has been making strides to standardise its systems, with many of them now able to stream music through Apple Airplay, DLNA, Bluetooth and its own Beolink Multiroom technology.Now you can add Google Cast... >>

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

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If you're like us, you have a love-hate relationship with Chrome.Google's web browser is fast, secure, and loaded with powerful features - so, naturally, it's one of the most popular browsers today. However, it's becoming clear that it isn't exactly the... >>

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

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It's easy to search for medical advice on the internet and to come away from it thinking you're dying. If you have a headache or a weird rash or stomach pains, the first thing you'll likely do is search for your symptoms and their likely causes on Google,... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation.In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (such as Philips Hue lights,... >>

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

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Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important. You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your... >>

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

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Apple might have a surprise in store for Android users next week. According to a report from MacDailyNews, which cited sources "familiar with the company's thinking", Apple plans to announce an iMessage app for Android at its annual Worldwide Developers... >>

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

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Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too.  A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... >>

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

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Google has released yet another iOS app. The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... >>

Google's abandoned Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's abandoned Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

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Project Ara was Google's vision for making truly customisable smartphones. Sadly, it's no more. A Reuters report stated that - although developer units were supposed to become available this year - Google has suspended the product. It's a real shame... >>

Huawei Daydream VR smartphone with Leica cameras is coming this year

Huawei Daydream VR smartphone with Leica cameras is coming this year

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Huawei has announced that not only will it be releasing a phone that adheres to Google's Android Daydream VR specifications, but that it'll arrive soon.Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of Huawei Richard Yu said that a Daydream-ready Huawei... >>

Google ‘off the record’ mode will keep your search history private

Google ‘off the record’ mode will keep your search history private

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Google has confirmed that it will be offering more advanced privacy settings that keep search history private.Speaking at the Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about the new settings, among other Nexus upgrades, which would allow users to... >>

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

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Google's parent company Alphabet is reportedly stepping up its game to make sure operating system updates arrive faster across devices, which should start with Android N.Currently the Android operating system can rollout quickly to gadgets running pure... >>

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

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Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit. The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news via Google+, where it described the new facility as a "self-driving technology development center"... >>

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

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Good luck trying to find a Nexus Player after today. Google has quietly stopped direct sales of its set-top box, meaning you'll have to buy it from third-party retailers that still have some stock left. The Nexus Player can no longer be found on the Google... >>

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

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Google just gave us an update on its partnership with Levi's while at Google I/O 2016, confirming that a smart jacket is coming next year. At last year's developer conference, Google introduced a new technology called Project Jacquard and said it was... >>

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

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During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year.The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future. Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

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Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way. Called Android Wear 2.0, the new software for Android wearables will bring a Material Design-themed overhaul,... >>