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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google Now is gone, but your information feed lives on as a revamped, humbly no-name feed, whose mission is you and only you. When you launch the new Google app (or swipe right on Pixel phones), it won’t look much different. The search bar remains at the top, followed by your shortcut …

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Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR

Just as high-dynamic range is supplanting 4K as the video format of the moment for our televisions, monitors, and phone displays, Google has announced a big push to make us want it even more. Following in the footsteps of Netflix and Amazon, Google is bringing HDR playback to Play Store …

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Google celebrates July 4th with explosive Play Store deals on movies, games, music, and more

Just in time for the long Fourth of July weekend, Google has announced a massive sale in the Play Store. Whether you’re looking to veg out, rock out, or work out, you can score some pretty big savings, but you need to act fast. If you don’t want to brave …

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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google wants you to find the best apps faster, so it’s introduced a new section to the Play Store called Android Excellence. The banner on the Editor’s Choice page will spotlight apps and games that “deliver incredible user experiences on Android, use many of our best practices, and have great …

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Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos

Google introduced some fantastic sharing features for its Photos app during I/O, letting you automatically send photos based on who’s in them or set your library to sync with your loved ones. What Google didn’t tell us is that it’s the start of a larger push to stay connected to …

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Google explains why Android apps still aren’t on Chromebooks

Every time I open my Chromebook and see that an update is available, I get a twinge of excitement. Is this the moment that my Acer Chromebook will finally get Android apps? So far, the answer has always been no, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. …

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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories. Now, here are the winners. Best Accessibility Experience Name: …

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Google Lens: 6 things we can’t wait to try

Google Lens looks fresh and exciting—but we’ve seen hints of this technology before. Google Goggles might not have been mentioned during the I/O keynote, but its spirit was most certainly present at I/O on Wednesday. Released seven years ago when AI and AR were still in their infancy, Goggles was …

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Here’s how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future

The future of Android will be a lot smarter, thanks to new programming tools that Google unveiled on Wednesday. The company announced TensorFlow Lite, a version of its machine learning framework that’s designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices, during the keynote address at its Google I/O developer …

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Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features

Google Home is barely six months old, and Google is piling on new features. On Wednesday at its I/O developer conference in Mountain View, the company announced upgrades focused on personalizing your interactions and making them hands-free. Presented by Rishi Chandra, Google’s Vice President for Home Products, the new features …

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