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Google's new Nexus 5 could be coming this month

A report claims Google's new Nexus flagship devices for Android could arrive later this month, bringing with them the return of LG as a manufacturer for the brand. The phone will be a revival of 2013's LG Nexus 5.

Google has an all-new logo to convey colour and friendliness

Google is rolling-out an all-new logo with a flatter, more modern design with a greater emphasis on bold colour and simplicity. It can be seen today on the company's search engine and will be bringing updated multi-colour iconography to apps very soon.

Google brings Android Wear smartwatches to the iPhone

Google has announced that Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with Apple's iPhone, releasing an official app to make pairing simple. Many features work the same as when connected to an Android phone but there are some major caveats.

Google tells app developers to bypass Apple's secure new ad tech

Apple is making some changes with iOS 9 that could make it harder to display some types of advert and may break existing ones. Google, one of the largest ad providers, isn't happy and has issued guidance to help developers get around the system.

Google to kill Adobe Flash in Chrome from next month

Google has said that it is going to continue contributing to the slow death of Adobe Flash next month by updating Chrome so that it freezes all Flash media by default. The company says performance and battery life will be improved as a result.

Revealed: Google's coder recruiting tool hidden inside search

Google has secretly hidden a tool inside its search results that recruits talented new programmers for the company. Searching for some complex programming terms can lead to access to a series of online puzzles. Solving the puzzles can lead to a job.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

Microsoft's Cortana comes to Android as a public beta

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant, previously exclusive to Windows devices, has arrived on Android in public beta form. The app can be downloaded and used as a Google Now replacement, although some of its features remain available on Windows only.

Samsung smart fridge exposes Gmail login details to attackers

Hackers have successfully extracted login details for Google's Gmail email service from a Samsung smart fridge. The details were unveiled at the recent DEFCON hacking conference, fuelling concerns about the privacy of Internet of Things devices.

Google wants your food photos to power a new Maps feature

Google has reportedly found a use for all of the photos of food that people take on their phones. The company is testing a Maps feature that lets users easily tag images to restaurant listings, letting everybody see what the food looks like.

Google could launch Android Pay this Wednesday

Google seems to be preparing its new Android Pay service for launch on Wednesday. It will allow owners of compatible Android phones to make payments for things in shops with just a simple tap of their device in a very similar model to that of Apple Pay.

Google ordered to remove links to stores on right to be forgotten

In a request that has been widely criticised online, the UK has ordered that Google remove links to online news stories that are about it removing links to stories because of right to be forgotten requests. The confusing ruling has not pleased Google.

Google delays Project Ara modular phones, '#FailedTheDropTest'

Earlier this week, Google announced it was delaying the launch of the pilot program for its "Project Ara" modular smartphones. Users can swap out components as every aspect of the phone is removable. Unfortunately, it apparently falls apart when dropped.

Permanent data loss at Google as lightning strikes four times

Energy-charged atmospheric clouds destroyed a tiny slice of Google's energy-charged digital cloud last Thursday as a data centre in Belgium was struck by lightning four times, wiping disks of data into a state that makes them non-recoverable.

It's official: Android M will be known as 'Marshmallow'

Google has announced the informal food-based name for Android M, going with the obvious choice of "Marshmallow." The next version of Android will be released later this year and includes a healthy set of new features and improvements for mobile devices.

New Google chief joins illustrious Indian club

Mumbai - India's high flyers have proudly welcomed the appointment as Google's new chief executive of Sundar Pichai, the latest home-grown engineer to rise to the top of the US corporate world.

Google reportedly working on affiliate program

Producers of digital content to be sold within Google's Play store could soon earn monetary compensation for directing customers to buy from the 'play' platform.

Op-Ed: Google renaming is more about themselves, not us

With Google shaking up its corporate structure, it stands to reason there's more than meets the public eye with the sudden name change to Alphabet, a name that could cause legal issues. But that's fine, because this move is all for Google — not for us.

Google announces massive restructuring, 'Alphabet' parent company

Google has surprised the world by announcing a large-scale restructuring of its entire business that will result in the formation of a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain the search giant itself and the various other companies it has acquired.

New version of Google Glass being distributed

Google Glass may not be dead in the water after all. Apparently, Google is “quietly distributing” a newer version of the wearable eyepiece that was pulled from market after failing to gain traction.

Social media is becoming increasingly influential on consumers

There have been numerous debates about the actual effectiveness of social media in regards to consumer purchases, but the reality is that Internet users are more likely than ever before to become influenced by things they see on Facebook and Twitter.

Google rejects French demand over global right to be forgotten

Paris - Google rejected a French demand to globally apply the so-called right to be forgotten, which requires the company to remove links to certain information about users if asked.

YouTube app 'streamlining' makes vertical playback easier

Earlier this week, Google announced an update to its YouTube app for mobile devices. It introduces a proper vertical video playback mode, making it easier for people to view clips taken on smartphones in portrait orientation, alongside a refreshed design.

Why Google is giving startups free patents

Google has long been vocal about its distaste for patent trolls — companies who snap up patents and then sue others for infringement — and now it's putting its patents where its mouth is.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

Google shares are up an insane 14%

Google shares are exploding. Shortly after the market open on Friday morning, shares of Google were up an incredible 14 percent.

Microsoft Edge crushes Google Chrome in new benchmark results

Microsoft has released some more benchmark results for its Edge web browser in which it appears to destroy Google Chrome, performing as much as 112% better. The Windows 10 browser is shaping up to be the fastest around and will be the default from launch.

Android still has most app downloads — but iOS makes more money

Android's Google Play Store has surged ahead of Apple's App Store in terms of raw app downloads this quarter, exhibiting 85% growth. Unfortunately for Google, Apple still leads for revenue though, indicating a more profitable store-front.

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furore

Manila - Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos.

NYC council asks Google to discourage left turns to save lives

New York City - New York City has reportedly asked Google to eliminate left turns from its navigation directions on Google Maps where possible. It is thought that this could save many lives over the course of the year as left turns are notoriously dangerous in NYC.
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