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Google Might Release its Own Smart Display Later This Year

Even though it's only August it feels as though the year is basically over, so it's a little bit weird to think that we still have a bunch of major announcements yet to come. Google. in particular, is seemingly set to have a very busy few months if all the rumours are to be believed. Not only will the company launch the Pixel 3 (and XL), alongside a rumoured Pixel Watch and second-gen Pixel Buds, it's now rumoured Google will be launching its own Assistant-powered smart display to compete with Amazon's Echo Show. Read More >>

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Here’s the Letter 1,400 Google Workers Sent Leadership in Protest of Censored Search Engine for China

Following similar action against secretive drone AI project Maven, Googlers are once again organising internally to push back against their leadership — this time around a project dubbed Dragonfly, the proposed search product the company intends to build for the Chinese market in accordance with government-mandated censorship. Read More >>

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Please Don’t Download Fortnite for Android From Sketchy Places

When Fortnite developer Epic Games decided to skip the Google Play Store and asked players to install the newly released Android app from its website instead, the decision made a lot of sense financially. By cutting out Google, Epic could now retain 100 percent of the game’s profits on Android, rather than let Google take its traditional 30 per cent cut for apps hosted on Google Play. Read More >>

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Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch

Currently, when it comes to smartwatches, it’s the Apple Watch and then everything else. However, if a report from Android Police is any indication, Google might have a plan to wrest some sales away from Tim Cook and co. Read More >>

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Here’s How to Get Fortnite on Your Android Phone

After months of waiting, Fortnite, the most popular game on the planet, is finally ready for its debut on Android. Unfortunately, when the news was first announced alongside the Galaxy Note 9's launch last week, there were a couple catches. Read More >>

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That New Android Update Broke a Key Perk of the Pixel XL 

While some folks may be worrying about Google’s next phone, especially with leaks suggesting the Pixel 3 could sport the biggest notch we’ve seen on a handset yet, it seems Google may have more immediate concerns after the release of Android 9 Pie created issues with charging speeds on the original Pixel XL. Read More >>

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Google Stores Location Data Even With ‘Location History’ Turned Off—Here’s How to Stop That

When a user chooses to pause Google’s collection of location data with the “Location History” option, the search giant continues to collect and store that information. It’s a sleight of hand that’s enough to make someone shut off everything just to be safe. Read More >>

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12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn’t Do Before

Android 9 Pie is finished and heading out now to Pixel devices, with phones that were part of the Android P beta programme next in line. Whether you’ve been following the development of the OS for the last six months, or you’re completely new to it, here are some of the cool tricks that are now possible on Android devices. Read More >>

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If This Leak Is Legit, the Pixel 3 XL Will Be Google’s Ugliest Phone Yet

If you’re worried that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumoured Pixel 3 smartphone, don’t be: You’re still getting that terrible notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal. Read More >>

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Alex Jones Is Shirtlessly Screaming Into the Void on Popular Social Network Google+

Anti-government conspiracy theorist turned pro-Trump mouthpiece Alex Jones found his hard-won followings on the web’s biggest platforms stripped away this week. In this day and age, there’s just nowhere left online for a red-blooded patriot to speak his mind. Nowhere, it seems, except for Google+. Read More >>

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Android P Is Now Officially Android 9 Pie

At long last, three months after it was first announced, today Google is finally ready to release the next version of its mobile OS. And now Android P officially becomes Android 9 Pie. Read More >>

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The Pixel 3 Launch Date Has Been Leaked… by Google

Tech companies are very fond of keeping all their secrets close to their chest, and making sure they don't end up in public before the time is right. Except they're not very good at that job, and often the biggest leaks come from internal sources rather than some third party affiliate. Case in point, Google is the company responsible for leaking the day it'll announce the Pixel 3. Read More >>

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Google Lifts Ban on Addiction Rehab Ads

For several months, Google did not allow any ads for recovery-oriented services to appear when you searched drug addiction-related terms. But the search giant is easing up on its rehab-related restrictions, TechCrunch reports. Read More >>

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Google Developing Censored Search Engine For China: Report

China has an army of internet censors who comb through the web and block information that the government doesn’t want its people to see. But the job of the censors is about to get easier if Google has its way. The tech giant is planning to release a new censored version of its search engine and apps in the land of 1.3 billion people. Read More >>

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Google Lays Down the Law on Notches

While Google hasn’t made a phone with a notch (at least not yet), the folks over in Mountain View have been working on adding support for sensor cutouts into the next version of Android. And in a recent Android Developers Blog post, Google described in greater detail what it’s doing to enhance the functionality of modern displays, both with and without notches. Read More >>