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YouTube Remix is set to be Google’s third music streaming service, launching early 2018

I know what you are thinking; the world needs yet another music streaming service. For so long we’ve been limited to choosing between Spotify, Tidal, Google Play Music All Access, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube Red, and the other ones we don’t have space to mention. As you can see, Google already has two music streaming […]

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Nest might get folded back into Google’s hardware division

Nest has been riding the struggle bus for the past few years, turning pretty much no profit and putting Alphabet in a difficult decision about what to do with the hardware company. Well, it looks like Alphabet’s plan might be to just squish Nest back into Google’s hardware division, ending the smart home manufacturer’s autonomous […]

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What we’re buying: Lightroom on a new iPhone, Google’s Pixel 2 cases

This month, we're making the most of our devices, whether that's by testing mobile photo-editing apps, trying out an iPad keyboard that matches its surroundings, or simply just laying down a little too much cash for a pretty-looking Pixel 2 phone cas…
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A nested tab design is hitting the Google Play Store, violating Google’s own design guidelines

A new design element was found several weeks ago in the Google Play Store that violated Google’s own Material Design guidelines. A nested navigation bar is suddenly appearing under a main tab of categories. As an example in the picture above, you can see Pop, Alternative, Rock, etc. under the main categories, Genre, Artist, Album, […]

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Google’s pop-up stores will sell Pixels and Google Homes this year

Google occasionally does pop-up locations in big cities to show off their products and give people a chance to test them out before buying them. The “stores” don’t really sell anything, but the hands-on experience is unique for Google since they don’t really have a physical retail presence in the US like Apple or Microsoft. […]

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Google’s Pixel 2 event is tomorrow and here’s what we’re expecting

Google seems to like being last when it comes to major product announcements, but maybe saving the best for last is the way to go. Starting tomorrow at 12pm Eastern Time, their Pixel 2 event will be action packed. Along with the highly anticipated new Pixel phones, Google will announce a host of new products, […]

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Google’s Pixel 2 XL will sport stereo speakers and always-on music recognition

We’ve still got about a week to go before Google’s October 4th event, which means there’s plenty of time to squeeze in a few more rumors. You didn’t think things would get quiet before launch, did you? Today’s excessive leak reveals some information about the audio features on the Pixel 2 XL, which hopefully makes […]

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Google’s entire October 4th launch event lineup has already leaked

Invites are out for Google’s Pixel event on October 4th, and thanks to a massive leak from Droid Life, just about everything has leaked. That might remove the surprise element from the show, but it doesn’t diminish how exciting the new products are. Starting with the third generation Chromebook Pixel, now called the Google Pixelbook, we’re […]

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Google’s Sundar Pichai becomes the thirteenth member of Alphabet’s board

While the number 13 is considered unlucky by some, it’s proving to be a lucky number for Sundar Pichai at least, because Alphabet has announced that Google‘s CEO is set to become its thirteenth board member. Pichai will become the second Google executive on Alphabet’s board with Diane Green, the head of Google’s cloud division, […]

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1 million installs reached by Google’s Pixel Launcher

The app’s listing on Google Play gives us an idea of how many phones have been sold. It was October 2016 when the Google Pixel was released, and eight months later the phone’s official launcher has eclipsed at least 1 million installs. A tip given to Droid Life by one Pixel owner shows the Play […]

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Google’s Gboard gets updated with new features

Google’s fancy Gboard keyboard has been updated with some new tricks that should help you type faster and spend less time digging through your emoji drawer. Yep, this update is very focused on helping you find emojis quicker. Instead of looking through all of your emojis, you can now simply draw the emoji you want […]

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Google’s Jamboard for group collaboration is now available for purchase

Google wants to help solve your collaboration issues, and they’re going to do with Jamboard, a gigantic whiteboard with a ton of cloud integration. It features a 55-inch screen that can be drawn and worked on, and its team-focused feature set makes it easy to sync things up for multiple people in a group. This device […]

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Google’s $5,000 4K digital whiteboard goes on sale

It only took half a year, but Google's first take on a digital whiteboard is finally available. Google has started selling the Jamboard in the US for $ 4,999 plus $ 600 per year for management and support ($ 300 if you buy one by the end of September)….
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Turn any old Android into your Android with Google’s #myAndroid site

Google launched a new tool that may help you turn any old Android into your Android. It’s all thanks to the #myAndroid website, which promises to help make your handset truly your own “from the way it looks to the way it works.”

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Daydream believer: Google’s VR headset is only $50 at the moment

Google has cut the price of its Daydream View VR headset from $ 80 down to $ 50 in its latest deal, making it an excellent deal for Pixel phone owners keen to try out virtual reality.

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Google’s new Trusted Contacts app helps keep you safe, even if your phone is off

Google has just released an app called Trusted Contacts that allows you to share your location with your emergency contacts with a single touch. The company hopes it will help keep users safe.

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How to get Google’s Pixel features on your Android phone

Envious of the many new software features on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones? Don’t fret. With a little bit of tinkering, you can get many of the same flagship features on your current Android device.

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Good news! Google’s Pixel smartphone survives underwater longer than you can

Google’s Pixel handset might not have the highest IP rating in the world, but it actually handles water better than you might expect. In a test by one user, it was able to handle being submerged in shallow water for up to 30 minutes.

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Battle of Google’s phablets: Pixel XL vs. Nexus 6P

Google is aiming for the high-end market with its new Pixel smartphones, but is the higher price worth the upgrade from last year’s Nexus 6P? We break it down, from the camera and hardware to the Pixel-exclusive software.

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Google’s Chromecast Ultra is ready to serve up 4K HDR for $69

Today, Google introduced a refresh of its Chromecast streaming device. It’s called the Chromecast Ultra. While it costs nearly double the price of the old one, the latest Chromecast supports both 4K streaming and HDR for eye-popping video streaming.

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Here’s where to watch Google’s big event today

Today’s the big day! Google is expected to announce some big things at its event in San Francisco. We’re expecting to see a new 4K Chromecast, a Google Home product launch, the Daydream VR viewer as well as some more major items, such as the new Pixel series of phones and the Android and Chrome […]

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Take your music wireless and save $10 with Google’s Chromecast Audio

These days, there are numerous ways to enjoy wireless streaming at home, but few options can compete with the rock-solid reliability afforded by Google’s Chromecast Audio. Simple and affordable, the Chromecast Audio is currently $ 10 off.

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Google’s slimmed-down YouTube Go app tailor-made for India’s unstable internet

Google unveiled YouTube Go, a lightweight client for slow internet connections like those seen in India, at an event in Dehli, India, on Tuesday. It’s launching later this year as part of a limited beta.

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Allo and Duo news: what we know about Google’s all-new communication apps

Allo and Duo, new apps from Google, are edging near their release date. One Reddit user claims to be a beta tester for the apps and has shed some light on how they work, and what will happen to Hangouts.

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Google’s new and improved Maps does away with the clutter to make finding places easier

Google’s rolling out an update to Maps that makes it easier to spot areas of interest and venues. Other new features include a Wi-Fi mode and public transit delay/cancellation notifications.

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Google’s latest diversity report shows very slow progress

Google has released its latest diversity report, showing slow progress, but progress nonetheless. Google is quick to highlight that these numbers do not reflect where the company wants to be.

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Google’s iOS app revs up to high speeds, thanks to Accelerated Mobile Pages

The Google app for iOS is getting a few improvements. The latest update improves the speed of searches, and adds sports highlights and keyboard shortcuts for iPad users with an external keyboard.

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French authorities raid Google’s Paris HQ over ongoing tax fraud case

French authorities this morning raided Google’s Paris HQ, seeking more information for an ongoing tax fraud case. Investigators have been at Google’s offices since 0500 am (0300 GMT), a source told Reuters. “A raid is underway at Google’s,” the source said. There are supposedly 100 investigators at the scene, all searching for more information regarding tax fraud. France is […]

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Google’s Daydream could be the GearVR’s worst nightmare

The Samsung GearVR, powered by Oculus, was the first serious mobile VR headset. But Google is firing back with the high-end Daydream standard for smartphones, and that spells trouble for Oculus.

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Watch any Youtube video in VR mode with Google’s new iOS update

Android users have had access to VR mode on YouTube for a while now, but iOS users have been left out — until now, that is. Google has finally updated the YouTube iOS app to offer VR mode, for use with Google Cardboard.

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European Commission’s antitrust chief is ‘looking closely’ at Google’s Android

Google is still in hot water, thanks to the European Commission. The antitrust chief believes Android stifles competition due to the pre-loaded Google apps, and could escalate the investigation as early as this week.

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Google’s next campus looks like a campsite from the future

Google's grand designs for a new complex have been upgraded since we saw them last. Its still-in-planning campus (right next to the Googleplex), has benefitted from new renders, revealed in part of the company's planning application to local official…
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Google’s Project Fi no longer requires an invitation to join

After nearly a year, Google is ready to drop the velvet ropes that have kept Project Fi off-limits for most Americans. As of today, anyone in the US can sign up for the simpler, data-centric wireless service without requiring an invitation — if you'…
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Wield your phone as a lightsaber with Google’s latest Chrome experiment

Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment that pairs your phone with your desktop and allows you to wield it as a lightsaber. You’ll start off traversing through a Star Destroyer, battling storm troopers who still have trouble aiming.

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Google’s Play Store may finally return to China in 2016

Google wants to have a presence in China again with the possible launch of the Google Play Store in the country next year. According to Reuters, Google will comply with Chinese law on filtered content.

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Google’s Smart Reply for Inbox uses neural networks to generate possible email responses

Google’s Smart Reply, a new feature rolling out to Inbox on Android and iOS, uses artificial intelligence to generate possible responses to email messages. It’s surprisingly perceptive.

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Spec Showdown: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Google’s Pixel C

After the big announcements today, Microsoft seems to be pulling out the stops in response to its competitors’ take on its flagship all-in-one tablet, the Surface Pro. Here’s how the specs for the new Surface Pro 4 stack up against Google’s Pixel C.

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Google’s upcoming Nexus phone might look like this

We know another Nexus smartphone is coming soon, but built by whom? Both Huawei and LG are rumored to be making Google's reference device for Android M, and we now have pretty solid evidence for LG. A picture of the device from an Indonesian G+ use…
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Google’s solar plane crashed earlier this month

According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google’s solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outsid…
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