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This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

We all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service. The outfit says …

Google Wallet just got more convenient — it now tracks your online orders

Google is hard at work on its Wallet app, and it just added a new feature: tracking your online purchases and order shipments right inside the app.<p>The feature lets Wallet pull receipts sent to your Gmail account into the Wallet app. Google is also working with package carriers so that when an …

Google fixes 7 Chrome security holes just before CanSecWest

The day before two annual Google-sponsored hacking contests kick off at a security conference in Vancouver, Google tidies up some of Chrome's loose ends.<p>Google has fixed seven security flaws in Chrome, just a day before the annual, real-time hacking competitions Pwnium and Pwn2Own.<p>The new security …

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Amazon launches AppStream to speed up mobile app performance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Heads up, game and app developers — Amazon(s amzn) just made AppStream, its promised service that quickly …

Flow for Android: Task-Management Done Beautifully

Three years ago, we said hello to Flow, calling it “…probably the most beautiful task management app yet.” And six months back, MetaLab gave Flow a massive overhaul.<p>In a nutshell, Flow helps teams (and individuals) get things done. Which is all very well and good in itself, but when your service</i> …

End of an era: Google no longer underlining hyperlinks in search

Google introduced a change to its search engine this week that removes one of the design elements it still carried from the '90s: underlined hyperlinks.<p>To give Google Search a cleaner look, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant has increased the font size of result titles, evened out line heights, …

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All About Google Loon’s Low-Cost Space-Based Competitor, Outernet

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>In 2013 when Typhoon Haiyan brought down most of the Philippines’ cell and radio towers, bringing information to a …

Google slashes Google Drive storage pricing, offers 1TB for $9.99

Google is cutting the monthly cost of extra storage for Google Drive today. Users always receive 15GB for free, but they can now jump up to 100GB for $1.99, down from the previous price of $4.99. Perhaps the most appealing option is the 1TB tier, which has fallen from $49.99 each month all the way …

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Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane expands to Indian Ocean

It's a mystery that authorities still haven't been able to solve: Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>There were still more questions than answers Thursday as U.S. officials said investigators will start combing the Indian Ocean as they look for the missing aircraft.<p>Why would authorities expand …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

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6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

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Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic. In …

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