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Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Read More >>

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Google Has Intervened in the Never-Ending Apple/Samsung Court Battle

The petty squabbling between Apple, Samsung, and countless other phone companies, will not end. It's just lawsuit after lawsuit in a pathetic attempt to gain a pointless moral victory over the competition. Now Google, a company which has mostly stayed out of the whole mess, has come to Samsung's aid to defend the Korean giant from accusations by Apple. Read More >>

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Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance for Your Phone

It's no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn't be. Read More >>

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Report: Google Might Let Americans Buy Google Glass, But Only for a Day

Google is reportedly gearing up to let anyone in the United States buy Glass—for about a day. In other words, you won't have to be a fancy Glass Explorer as long as you have a trans-Atlantic plane ticket and the $1500 (around £894) to pay for the specs. There's currently no word on whether or not this will ever be made available in the UK, but the full consumer rollout of Glass is supposed to hit later this year,. [Verge] Read More >>

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Are Robot Waiters Joining Google's Automaton Army?

Google's continued push into the robotics industry continues, with its latest investment being a stake in Silicon Valley's Savioke, which focuses on service industry machines. Read More >>

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Could This be the Clean New Look for Android's Built-In Calendar App?

The folks over at Geek.com got this sneak peek at a significantly updated test design for Timely, Google's stock calendar app. If this is the final version that Android users will see, it'll be a nice update. Read More >>

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Google Reveals More Design Details About its Modular Ara Phone

Google has already been very open when it comes its modular Ara phone, and now a Module Development Kit for the phone reveals more about the device than ever. Read More >>

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Google Glass is Now Literally a Lifesaving Device

You may look like a dick when you're wearing them, but a fashion faux-pas is excusable when lives are at stake. Whether you like the look of Google Glass or not, it's hard to argue against its potential usefulness when presented with this story about its lifesaving capabilities. Read More >>

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Chrome Bug Can Turn Whole Pages Into Record Buttons for Eavesdroppers

We've seen eavesdropping issues in Chrome before, like one exploit that lets sites ask for permission to the microphone, and then keeps listening long, long after. But now a new one discovered by Guy Aharonovsky goes a step further: it triggers listening with no permission, even if your microphone is completely disabled. Read More >>

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BT Sport Added to Chromecast's List of Throwable Streaming Stuff

Google UK has uploaded a new Chromecast advert to last-generation video war winner YouTube, showing all the exciting ways you can confuse the elderly by making what's on your phone magically appear on your TV without first spending 45 minutes looking for the right kind of wire. And BT Sport is the star of it. Read More >>

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Google Glass Livestream App Makes Broadcasting Your Vision Even Easier

The new Livestream app for Google Glass makes showing the entire world exactly what you're looking at easier than before. Though you've already been able to broadcast directly from the specs using Google Hangouts, the new app underscores what makes people most uncomfortable about Glass: It's creepy! Read More >>

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Oh Hey, Android TV Was All Over CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. These are rumours, but then there's also the fascinating truth that it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago. Read More >>

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Android TV is the New Google TV From Google

Not content with millions of Chromecast dongle sales, it now looks as though Google is preparing to take on the Apple TV, Roku range and newly-released Amazon Fire TV with a smart TV streaming platform of its own. The Verge has unearthed details of a new television offering called Android TV, which looks like Google's most pointed charge towards the living room since its doomed Google TV platform. Read More >>

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Report: Android TV Will Be Google's Next Big Set-Top Box Push

The Verge just revealed that Google may venture into set-top TV devices with the as-yet-unannounced Android TV. Quoting internal documents, the report indicates Google is planning a device like Roku or the new Amazon Fire TV to put Android in your living room. Read More >>

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Google Opinion Rewards App Gives You Play Store Credit in Exchange for Survey Answers

Google already knows basically everything there is to know about you anyway, so why not make a few quid off its data harvesting? The Google Opinion Rewards app is now available to UK Android users, letting you earn a few pence worth of Google Play Store credit (sent to your Google Wallet) for every quick marketing survey you complete for Google and its partners. [Google Play] Read More >>

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Google's Loon Balloon Completes Global Journey in Just Over Three Weeks

One of Google's Project Loon balloons has completed a journey around the globe in just 22 days. That exceeds the expectations of the Mountain View engineers—they thought it would take 33 days—and puts Phileas Fogg's 80 days to shame.[Google] Read More >>

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