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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... >>

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... >>

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

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It seems like every company is using Back to the Future Day for fun or promotional purposes, including Google.While Lyft is offering free DeLorean rides throughout New York City on 21 October 2015, Nike has announced it is collaborating with the Michael... >>

Your old Chromecast now supports Spotify

Your old Chromecast now supports Spotify

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With the launch of the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio came the news that Spotify was joining the list of compatible apps. It's a big name joining the casting revolution, making it really easy to cast music from your phone to your TV. It was one... >>

Fossil details Q family of connected accessories, including Q Founder Android Wear watch

Fossil details Q family of connected accessories, including Q Founder Android Wear watch

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Fossil has finally shed some light on its line-up of connected devices called Fossil Q, designed to keep you informed, without sacrificing your style. The devices were previously teased at New York fashion week.There are two "connected bracelets", the... >>

HTC One A9 vs Nexus 5X, Moto X Play, OnePlus 2, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

HTC One A9 vs Nexus 5X, Moto X Play, OnePlus 2, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

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HTC has officially announced the much-rumoured One A9 smartphone. It comes with a lovely premium build and some good specs, even if they don't quite hit flagship territory.We have put HTC's new device up against a few of the other mid-range Android smartphones... >>

Watch Google X test air delivery with a real-life Project Wing drone

Watch Google X test air delivery with a real-life Project Wing drone

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Videos of drones flying around and dropping off packages are pretty sweet. Amirite?Well, Google confirmed last year that it was developing a drone-based delivery program called Project Wing. The Google X team at Google had been working on Project Wing... >>

Project Fi: 9 things to know about Google's new mobile network

Project Fi: 9 things to know about Google's new mobile network

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Google has launched its very own mobile network in the US.Although the company hasn't suddenly invested in the costly infrastructure required to become a T-Mobile-like network operator overnight, it has partnered with some of the biggest carriers and... >>

Get your invite! Google's giving instant access to Project Fi for next 24 hours

Get your invite! Google's giving instant access to Project Fi for next 24 hours

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Google is handing out free "instant" invites for its Project Fi wireless network.Project Fi first debuted last April. It doesn't require a contract, has no termination fees, and will refund unused data. It's also all about keeping you connected to the... >>

Nexus 5X official: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Nexus 5X official: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Nexus 5X was formally announced on 29 October 2015, refreshing Google's pure Android handset. There's not just one handset this year, but two: the Nexus 5X made by LG and a larger Nexus 6P built by Huawei. We've kept track of the Nexus 5X from rumour... >>

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly
4.5 stars

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly

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When Google launched the first Chromecast back in 2013, we quickly picked up the affordable HDMI dongle for several friends and family members. After all, it's an inexpensive and incredibly handy way to wirelessly "cast" content to a TV and access smart... >>

View the world in VR: Google Street View now works with Cardboard

View the world in VR: Google Street View now works with Cardboard

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Google is making an effort to show how successful Cardboard has become since launching last year, as it just announced interesting developments for the virtual-reality platform, including new Street View functionality.Google gave developers at its I/O... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus vs Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: What's the difference between the flagships?

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus vs Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: What's the difference between the flagships?

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It's been a busy few weeks for flagship phones across all platforms - iOS, Android and Windows. Apple announced the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus first, followed closely by Google and the Nexus 5X and 6S devices. Microsoft then completed the flagship platform... >>

Chromecast Audio review: Simply connect your disconnected speakers
5.0 stars

Chromecast Audio review: Simply connect your disconnected speakers

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Google's Chromecast, launched in 2014, grasped home cinema by the lapels and shook it firmly. The convoluted path to a connected TV experience was firmly diverted into modern streaming ease and at a price that was almost rude. Jump forward to the present... >>

What is Google's Now on Tap and how does it work?

What is Google's Now on Tap and how does it work?

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings a number of changes to your Android phone, but Now on Tap is the biggest individual new feature. First demoed at Google I/O, the idea is to extend the reach of Google across your device, making it easier and faster to find... >>

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?

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LG has announced a new Android superphone going by the name of V10. It is the first of a new line of "V" smartphones, which will set a focus on premium specs and materials.The LG V10 has some interesting features up its sleeve including two displays,... >>

Google team behind Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reveals what 'X' and 'P' mean

Google team behind Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reveals what 'X' and 'P' mean

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Google just unveiled two new Nexus smartphones made in collaboration with LG and Huawei, and now we're starting to learn all the behind-the-scenes details and decisions made by the company during their development.The Google team behind LG's Nexus 5X... >>

Nexus Protect explained: This is how Google's new warranty plan works

Nexus Protect explained: This is how Google's new warranty plan works

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During its event on Tuesday, Google unveiled a two-year extended warranty programme designed to cover the latest Nexus phones.It's called Nexus Protect. If you purchase the new programme, Google promises to replace your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P should the... >>

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?

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Google has announced its new Nexus smartphones, introducing the world to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.The two devices were heavily rumoured in the run up to their unveiling, leaving little to the imagination. We have compared the Nexus 5X to what we consider... >>

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5: What's the difference?

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5: What's the difference?

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Google has finally announced the new Nexus handsets following months and months of speculation. The Nexus 5X is set to replace the two-year old Nexus 5, while the Nexus 6P will stand in for the Nexus 6 and we have compared the two devices against... >>

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?

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Google has announced two Nexus devices, with a replacement for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 unveiled at an event in San Francisco.The two devices have been heavily leaked over the last couple of months, so there was little left to the imagination but... >>

Google Chromecast (2015) official release date, price and everything you need to know

Google Chromecast (2015) official release date, price and everything you need to know

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After two years of the original Chromecast, Google has announced an updated device that looks a bit different, but works on the same premise.Chromecast plugs into any TV with HDMI and USB ports (or requires separate power if not) and can be controlled... >>

Chromecast Audio explained: What is the new Chromecast with Spotify?

Chromecast Audio explained: What is the new Chromecast with Spotify?

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Google has launched a new version of its streaming hardware: Chromecast Audio. The idea here is to offer a way to turn any speaker or audio playing device into a smart connected wireless audio system.The dedicated hardware is made purely for audio and... >>

Nexus 6P official: Release date, price and specs

Nexus 6P official: Release date, price and specs

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Google has officially announced the Nexus 6P as a 5.7-inch smartphone made by Huawei during its launch event in San Francisco.It's pretty much identical to the many leaks and rumours we've seen and heard in the last few months, with a better camera, higher... >>

Watch the Google Nexus live stream

Watch the Google Nexus live stream

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The Google Nexus launch is one of the biggest gadget events of the year, and is Android fans chance to see what a pure Android experience looks like without the additional input from manufacturers like LG, Huawei, HTC or Sony.This year is certainly no... >>

15 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

15 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

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Some smartphone releases this year have shown us that bigger batteries aren't always going to keep coming. Samsung opted for smaller power cells in its Galaxy S6 than the previous generation – in favour of faster charging. Apple's iPhone 6S Plus has... >>

Google Pixel C tablet likely in the works but with Android and not Chrome OS

Google Pixel C tablet likely in the works but with Android and not Chrome OS

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Google is apparently planning to expand its Pixel line to include a new tablet.Unlike other Pixel devices, such as the Chromebook Pixel that launched in 2013 and its follow-up from March this year, Google's Pixel-branded tablet won't run its own Chrome... >>

Google might introduce a Play Music family plan at its big Nexus event

Google might introduce a Play Music family plan at its big Nexus event

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When it comes to streaming music services, Google Play Music is a solid option... except for one thing: it doesn't offer a family plan.Spotify, Apple Music, and plenty of other competing services currently offer households with multiple users the option... >>

Fossil, like Tag Heuer, teams up with Intel and Google for range of wearables

Fossil, like Tag Heuer, teams up with Intel and Google for range of wearables

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Fossil, the well-established fashion brand, has just announced three new smartwatch devices it's created with Google and Intel. We first heard about these back in August but now know the device are being called Fossil Q.Since Fossil is fashion focused... >>

This is the Nexus 6P, incredible official leak reveals all

This is the Nexus 6P, incredible official leak reveals all

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The next Nexus 6P, made by Huawei, has been leaking a lot of late as the expected release date approaches. Now the most official looking information and pictures yet have appeared revealing everything.The leaked slides appeared on Imgur and look like... >>

Huge Nexus 6P photo leak reveals design, confirms rumours

Huge Nexus 6P photo leak reveals design, confirms rumours

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As we approach the Nexus 6P release date of 29 September, we've seen more and more of the next Nexus device. But this is probably the biggest leak yet when it comes to design.Courtesy of Android Police we have what appears to be a product shot for the... >>

This is how to block weirdos with Gmail's new 'Block Sender' feature

This is how to block weirdos with Gmail's new 'Block Sender' feature

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Google wants you to reach inbox zero. It also, presumably, wants you to have a pleasant email experience that you can control. And so, in an effort to do all that, the company has introduced a new feature in Gmail.It's a "Block Sender" feature. The idea... >>

Huawei Nexus 6 is still on the cards, latest report claims mammoth 128GB storage

Huawei Nexus 6 is still on the cards, latest report claims mammoth 128GB storage

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With Google announcing a launch event for 29 September, there be no let up in the rumours and speculation over the multiple devices it is expected to announced.A new Google Chromecast has been talked about, along with the LG-made Nexus 5, and another... >>