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Android Lollipop starts hitting new Moto G devices

A few device manufacturers have been really quick to announce Android Lollipop updates, Nvidia is teasing it for the Shield tablet, Some users are already getting it on LG G3 handsets and now Motorola is pushing out Android 5.0 to owners of the new Moto G. The fact that the …

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Pirate site crackdown helps smaller torent search sites

Last week saw Google instigate a new round of copyright wagon circling by implementing a new downranking system that saw many of the internet’s most popular torrent search sites all but removed from the search engine’s results pages. While this had a surprisingly hefty impact on those sites’ traffic, it’s …

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Nexus 6 to launch for £499 in the UK

The Nexus 6 has finally popped up on the UK Google Play Store, showing off a £499 price tag although there is no confirmed release or pre-order date available just yet. The Nexus 6 is currently shown as ‘coming soon’ and due to a slight hiccup last week, it is …

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Google Maps updated for Android and iOS

Google has pushed out a big update for its Google Maps service application on Android and iOS, giving users a brand new look and a few additional features. Google Maps seems to be the best performing mobile option for those who need to find their way around in a new …

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Google to extend health benefits for workers, covers cancer

Google has announced that its health benefits for employees will soon be extended to cover DNA tests by medical research firm, Foundation Medicine, which are designed to allow doctors to prescribe precise medications and treatments for cancer, at doses that are specific to that patient. This added benefit will also cover family …

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Google and LG to share patents for the next decade

Google and LG have entered in to a new cross-licensing deal, allowing the two companies to freely use each other’s patents, including old and new ones, for the next ten years. There’s no official word on why the two entered this new partnership but there are some possibilities. For a …

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Google ceases production of the Nexus 5

Google has confirmed that it will stop producing Nexus 5 smartphones in an effort to get more people to buy the massive Nexus 6, which features a rather large 6 Inch display. The Google Play store currently shows the Nexus 5 as sold out and in an email to XDA-Developers, …

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Copyright takedowns go into overdrive after Google changes

Google recently made some changes to its search algorithm, which meant that sites that are on the receiving end of too many DMCA takedown requests would have their search engine ranking downgraded significantly. While you would imagine most people don’t find their illegal downloads through Google, it actually had a …

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Nexus 6 sells out in minutes

If you were planning to pre-order the Nexus 6 from the Google Play store then you’ll be left waiting a while as the Motorola made handset sold out in just a handful of minutes last night. Pre-orders for Google’s latest flagship went up for the US yesterday and things didn’t …

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Google exec jumps 135,000ft from edge of space

Google executive and Vice-President of Knowledge, Alan Eustace, has broke the world record for highest altitude jump, skydiving from the edge of space at 135,908 feet. This record was originally set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner, who jumped from 120,000 feet, making him the first free-falling human to break …

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Google and Oxford University team up to work on AI

Google and a small team of Oxford University professors and graduates are set to work together on advancing machine learning and AI technology at the university’s Dark Blue labs. In return, Google will provide funding for the research. Professor, Mike Woolridge, head of the Department of Computer Science, said: “Machine …

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Google to make big push for legitimate media sources

Google has announced that in the near future, its search features are going to cater much more to legitimate sources of media than it does currently, promising that some of the world’s most popular and stubborn pirate sites will no longer feature anywhere near as high in the rankings as …

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Apple Watch to grab 35% of wearables market in 2015

Many analysts expect the market of wearable computing devices to grow significantly next year after Apple launches its Watch. The stylish timepiece will allow the company to grab a significant share on the market of wearables. Still, the Android operating system (in different forms) will continue to almost dominate the …

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Google reports weaker than expected third quarter results

Google reported its third quarter earnings last night, revealing a gross revenue of $16.52 billion, acquisition costs of $13.17 billion, GAAP earnings per share of $4.09 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $6.35. Those are some pretty strong numbers, but apparently they weren’t strong enough for Wall Street as Google …

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