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Google Fiber Told To Shape Up By Alphabet

Not everything Google touches turns to gold — just look at Google Glass — and Google Fiber, it seems, is in the midst of joining those not-so-illustrious ranks.


Everything New In Android 7.0 Nougat, Explained

Google’s latest version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, launches today around the world. It has some pretty significant upgrades behind the scenes, including a doze mode that should improve your phone’s battery life measurably, but there’s a lot going on with everything from the notifications menu to the way you separate your personal and work apps — so here’s a full list of the changes.


Discount Movies On Offer For Google Play Family Sharing Users

It’s fair to say Google has some idea of how to market things, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company is making the sign-up for its Family Sharing service more enticing, by offering would-be users a one-time movie discount.


Google Announces Desktop Chrome Apps Are Getting The Boot

Google isn’t one to flog a dead horse. In fact, the company is happy to sink its projects if they’re failing to perform, despite how popular they appear to be. Packaged Chrome apps are next on Google’s hitlist, with the announcement yesterday that they’ll be phased out over the next 12-24 months.


Pokemon GO Desperately Needs A Bug Bounty System

This past weekend, many Pokemon GO gyms were rendered unplayable. Players trying to battle at sites like Big Ben were greeted not by a ‘mon but by an egg that glitched the game, protecting these gyms from being defeated. Eggs appeared in New York City, London and elsewhere — and almost all of them were placed there by the same person.


The 2016 Nexus: Everything We Think We Know About Google's Next Phones

While there are dozens of phones which run their own flavour of Android operating system, Nexus phones are the purest expressions of Google’s ideas. Google is preparing to launch a pair of new Nexus phones this spring, and thanks to rumours and leaks we’ve already got a good idea of what they will look like.


Google's Duo Isn't A FaceTime Killer

Though Google is known for great apps, it’s not great at communication apps. Hangouts never quite rivaled Apple’s Messages, and its Messenger app is strictly utilitarian at best. In 2016, Google’s wiping the slate clean and launching a two-front assault on messaging with two new apps, Allo and Duo. Today, Google fired the first volley with its FaceTime clone, Duo.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Google Maps Master

Google Maps has been available for more than 10 years now, and since its launch, a huge swatch of features and functions have been added to the service. Are you sure you know all of them? Here are our favourite tips and tricks for getting more out of Google’s mapping service.


How To Run Linux On A Chromebook

Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they have become more powerful and more useful with each passing year. Now, not only is it possible to run Linux on your Chromebook, you can access the operating system through a browser window.


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