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Google bringing YouTube TV to 10 new markets

YouTube TV was Google’s answer to cable-less television services like Sling, DirecTV Now, and Playstation Vue. It’s been a very slow rollout, however, which shouldn’t surprise anyone that keeps up with how Google likes to trickle out new updates and services, but overall the reception has been pretty positive compared to the competition. Well, the […]

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Get your zen on for International Yoga Day with Google Assistant

Be one with Google Assistant. Let Google Assistant be one with you. A bunch of abilities were added to Google’s digital assistant for International Yoga Day. The following commands are possible: “Add yoga mat to my shopping list” “What’s a downward-facing dog pose?” “Dim the lights” “How did yoga start?” “Find yoga classes near me” […]

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Giveaway: Win a Mophie Juice Pack for the Google Pixel (XL)!

Google achieved excellence in 2016 with the release of its first phone in which both hardware and software were created equally. The Pixel is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s fast, it’s smart, and it’s attractive. Maybe, if anything, battery life could be better. Fortunately there’s Mophie to the rescue. It’s time for a […]

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Google Play’s new feature for Samsung phones isn’t so exclusive

Google Play Music and Samsung have a history of exclusives, and now they may have debuted their best one yet. Android Authority reports that Google Play Music's playlist New Release Radio, which is a personalized playlist of new release music with da…
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Google brings Android Apps support to 16 more Chromebooks

It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of […]

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Potential Google Pixel XL 2 benchmark confirms Snapdragon 835, ultra tall screen

Before a device really makes its rounds through the rumor mill, we’ll typically see some benchmarks or very early reports bearing the new name or model number. In this case, we’re getting a glimpse at the Google Pixel XL 2, which we aren’t expecting very soon. With that being said, the benchmark seems mostly plausible, even by […]

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Google Home will arrive in Canada on June 26th

Google is finally bringing its Home speaker to Canada. It took a while, but at least the tech titan didn't wait two years like it did with Android Pay, which just recently made its way to the country. If you're in Canada, you can now pre-order the sm…
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Google hoping new features from Google Payment API make purchases even easier

Despite what seems like a lot of upstream swimming over the last few years, Google has managed to turn Android Pay into one of the more popular and used mobile payment options available for users. In addition to continuing to add more cards and banks to the program, Google is also hoping to expand usage […]

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Everything that happened at Google I/O 2017

Miss anything from Google I/O 2017? Fear not. We compiled a list of everything that happened. Android Android now has 2 billion active devices Android O coming with picture-in-picture mode, app autofill, and notification dots Android O beta is going up today for Pixel devices, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P Google announces Android Go to […]

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NOISE on Android from ROLI revealed at Google I/O 2017

To many of the attendees at Google I/O 2017, some of the music that played after the keynote address was completed may have seemed like your typical filler. However, it was much more than that as it represented an unveiling of NOISE on Android from ROLI. NOISE is a modular music app that enables the […]

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Google photos celebrates 500 million users with new features

Google Photos is one of the best new services that’s come out of the search giant, and it just keeps gaining steam. At today’s I/O 2017 keynote, Google announced that Photos has hit an incredible 500 million monthly users, and they’re rolling out a handful of new features to try and build that number up […]

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Google blazes new path for Street View ready imagery with new cameras in 2017

Google announced today another step in their efforts to crowd source the images and street views available on their platforms. This latest move from Google promises to reduce the “significant time and effort” it was taking for users to prepare and upload their interactive photography. Google is doing this by introducing a new certification for […]

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Beware phishing emails posing as Google Docs invites

If you received an out-of-the-blue email purporting to share a Google Docs file, you're not alone — and whatever you do, don't click the link inside. Many people online, including more than a few journalists, have been bombarded with phishing email…
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Google Duo skyrockets to 50 million downloads in the Play Store

Google Duo has seen some high praise, unlike its counterpart Allo. The numbers really show how people have flocked to Duo, too. As of today, Duo on the Play Store is showing a whopping 50 million downloads. Of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that 50 million downloads doesn’t necessarily mean 50 million active users; […]

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Google Chrome will automatically migrate to 64-bit on Windows

If you can use the 64-bit version of Chrome you probably should, for memory management, graphics performance and security reasons, but some people might not be on it yet. As of Chrome version 58, Google says that Windows users with a 64-bit OS and ov…
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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop isn’t a Chromebook rival, but Windows 10 S threatens Google

Today was a big day for Microsoft. Google, too. An education-focused event in New York City hosted by Microsoft didn’t just involve its own future. Because of the products announced, Google will play defense until ready to go on offense again. The Surface Laptop, following in the footsteps of the Surface predecessors, is a stunning […]

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Google hardware executive moves on after only six months

Last fall Google managed to lure David Foster away from Amazon as part of an effort by the company to enhance its hardware business. Foster had been a key player for Amazon where he led development on several devices, notably Kindle tablets and the Amazon Echo. Reporting to Rick Osterloh as a vice president of […]

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Explore this planet of ours with Google Earth VR, now on Oculus Rift

Google Earth got a massive revamp today, but the search giant also brought its Google Earth VR app to the Oculus store. The experience has been available for the HTC Vive since the end of 2016.

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Google breaks fingerprint sensor for Pixel, Nexus phones with latest Android Nougat update

Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]

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Google facing claim of ‘extreme’ gender pay differences from Department of Labor

Earlier this week Google shared via some social media networks a claim that it had closed their own gender pay gap globally and eliminated a racial pay gap in the U.S. Despite that claim, the company finds itself in hot water and facing some bad press thanks to a claim made in a U.S. court […]

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Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is the better Android phone?

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the forthcoming Galaxy S8, the company’s latest flagship. But can the device compete with the Google Pixel when it comes to power and performance?

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Google Gnome makes smart lawns accessible to everyone

Smart devices make our lives so much better, whether it’s a smartwatch on our wrist or smart appliances around our home. Companies are constantly looking to improve the quality of life for customers, and Google is bravely charging into the smart lawn market with the brand new Google Gnome. Google Gnome, which is most definitely not a […]

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Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing

Google is reportedly working on yet another photo-based app. Unlike Google Photos, this app may be for groups to edit and share their photos. Google says that it’s “just experimenting” and that there aren’t any release plans yet.

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Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work

Google made significant strides in shutting down malicious apps and distributing security updates last year, but has identified areas of improvement in a year-in-review blog post.

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Google doubles down on the news part of its ‘News & Weather’ app

Folks looking for a quick look at day's forecast and stories have always been able to turn to Google's News and Weather app for an overview — but apparently, it didn't offer enough. According to Google News' Anand Paka, users routinely hit the botto…
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‘Family Link’ app gives kids their own child-safe Google accounts

For some time, child-proofing your tech meant using kid-specific login profiles to wall-off your progeny into the most harmless corners of your tablet. That's hardly a delicate or complex safety setup. Google has released an app, Family Link, that le…
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Google Pixel 2 and 2B news and rumors

It hasn’t been that long since the Google Pixel and Pixel XL’s release, but we’re already hearing rumors and news about the 2017 model that’s expected to launch in the fall. Here’s what you need to know.

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Google will use your health data to help make Fit a better personal coach

Google is using your health data to make Google Fit better and that is only going to continue as the app becomes more of your personal assistant, at least according to a recent interview.

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Google, NASA will install D-Wave’s latest 2,000-qubit quantum computer at Ames

D-Wave Systems said on Monday that Google and NASA are upgrading the quantum computer currently installed at the Ames Research Center. The new version will be D-Wave’s 2000Q system released in January to solve complex problems.

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Levi’s and Google have finally unveiled their connected Commuter jacket

Two years after first teasing us with its line of connected clothing, Google and Levi’s have put us out of our misery. The first piece to come out of Project Jacquard is the Commuter Trucker jacket.

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[Deal] Take $5 off almost any book on Google Play

We were expecting something a little more to celebrate its 5th birthday, but Google Play is currently offering a discount on just about any book in it offers. Any book over $ 5 gets you a $ 5 credit at checkout. The promotional code must be redeemed by March 9, and Google’s deadline for the discount to […]

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Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages for a unified RCS experience

To enforce a seamless experience on RCS-supported networks like Sprint, Rogers, Orange, and Telenor, Google is rebranding Messenger, the default texting application on some Android devices, to Android Messages.

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Hey Google, this is how you should fix Allo

It’s safe to say that Google’s latest instant messaging app, Allo, isn’t setting the world alight in the popularity stakes. It’s faced with strong, entrenched competition in the form of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple’s iMessage, and even finds itself competing with other Google products such as Hangouts. It’s also not exactly clear why Google launched […]

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Google adds iconic African landmarks to Street View

It's not all jungles, mud houses and wild animals in Africa: the continent has cities, art centers, monuments and other landmarks, just like everywhere else in the world. To bust myths going around about African countries and to give more people a ch…
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Britain’s largest network operator defends Google in EU Android antitrust case

BT, a telecommunications provider in the U.K., has sent a letter to the European Commission announcing its support for Google in an ongoing antitrust case involving Android, the world’s largest mobile operating system.

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Google Voice to get VOIP support, Hangouts getting encryption

Just this week Google took the unusual step of rolling out some updates to the oft-forgotten Google Voice app. Voice has been lurking in the proverbial shadows of Google’s portfolio of communication tools, so seeing improvements roll out was unexpected. The bulk of the changes that hit this week were interface updates. New reports indicate […]

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Google Maps gets a ‘parking difficulty’ feature

Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]

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[TA Deals] Enter to win a Google hardware bundle or Steam gift card!

Beginning today, Talk Android Deals is hosting two giveaways that you won’t want to miss. The main giveaway, worth $ 857, is for a bundle that includes three Google-made devices. We’re giving away a Google Pixel, a Google Home, and a Daydream View for one lucky winner to enjoy. These are the three major pieces of hardware […]

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Google opens signups for a new and improved Contributor service

A couple years back Google announced an invite-only program called Contributor. It was basically a small scale experiment to see if sites and services on the web could be sustained by small monthly payments from users instead of ads, which meant paying users could avoid seeing advertisements from Google ads on partner pages. For whatever […]

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Google is rolling out “Instant Tethering” to make it easier to tether from an Android device

Google is set to make it a whole lot easier to tether Android devices — the company is currently rolling out “Instant Tethering” to Google Play Services, which will allow users to quickly and easily tether devices connected to a Google account.

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You may soon be able to pay for things with Google Assistant

According to a recent app teardown of the Google App, Assistant will soon be able to pay for things, allowing you to order items using only your voice. The move will bring Assistant into much more direct competition with Amazon Alexa.

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Google now requires OEMs to leave Android’s notification bundling features alone

Google updated its Android documentation to require that device manufacturers not block or obstruct how notifications work. The news should help keep Android consistent across different devices.

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15 best Nexus 5X cases to guard your Google phone

The right Nexus 5X cases will net you both style and protection, allowing you to protect your newfangled smartphone with sacrificing its unique looks. Here are 15 of our current favorites, from the likes of Spigen and KWMobile.

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The 15 best Pixel cases to protect your Google phone

The aluminum-and-glass design of Google’s Pixel looks classy, but it’s a combination that’s slippery and easy to damage. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up 15 cases that will add style and protection to your new Google device.

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Top-trending Google Play content of 2016 includes Deadpool, Harry Potter

Google’s giving presents a little early this year — the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories,

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You can use featured Google+ photos as your phone wallpaper

If you have a Chromecast, you’ve probably seen some of the really cool photos that are displayed as a “screensaver” on your TV when you aren’t casting anything to it. Google features some stunning high resolution photos that are pulled from some of the best photographers on Google+, bringing them to a much broader audience […]

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Make a note of it with Google Keep

With so much going on in your life, sometimes you just gotta write it down. Google Keep offers a clean crisp way to do that with ease across a variety of platforms.

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Common Google Pixel problems and the solutions to deal with them

Google’s latest smartphone — the Pixel — may be running new hardware, but it still has its fair share of problems. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up some of the more common issues, along with a few solutions for addressing them.

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Google hosting multi-site, multi-cause GOODFest music event

This past week GOOD, a “global media brand and social impact company” announced a series of live and livestreamed music events called GOODFest intended to celebrate all things positive in the world and raise funds for some different causes. Google is joining forces with GOOD to sponsor the event via their Pixel smartphone devices.  The GOODFest events […]

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4K UHD movies ready to appear on Google Play Movies

Google has provided the market with an upgraded Chromecast device this year, the Chromecast Ultra, that supports 4K video streaming. There is also a decent chance that you may be in the market for a new television this year that supports 4K resolutions and retailers certain seem to be hoping those will be a big […]

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