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Google announces the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet

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They've been rumoured for a very long time, and despite us having to wait for a month after all the other big announcements Google has finally unveiled it's new Nexus models: The Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone, and the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. The announcement also marked the official launch of Android 5.0 a.k.a Lollipop, which…

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A Nexus 6 benchmark claims it’s more powerful than any other Android device

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We've been hearing a lot about what the Nexus 6 might be including, and benchmark tests are proving to be a valuable source of information. One that's been spotted recently, however, shows off that the Nexus 6 might end up being seriously powerful. More powerful than the likes of the LG G3 and the Galaxy…

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Android Silver may not be dead after all

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Not too long ago we heard news that Android Silver had been put on hold for a variety of possible reasons, including one of the programmes chief architects leaving Google. But there is still hope, because according to TKTechNews the programme may still see the light of day. According to the site sources claim that devices…

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Google’s modular phone will let you swap modules while it’s still on

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The idea of a modular phone has been floating around for years, a phone with hardware that can be customised to suit you. Google's Project Ara is one such device, and it was recently revealed that the modules can be changed while the phone is still on. The display and CPU are exceptions to that,…

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Mock-ups of Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ (Nexus 6) device show off how big it might be

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There have been plenty of rumours surrounding Motorola's mysterious new phone code-named 'Shamu'. Some say it's the next Nexus phone, others say it's something else entirely. These mock-ups (below), if real, come from 9to5Google and apparently show off the device and seemingly corroborate the idea that Shamu is the new Nexus. 9t05Google says that it…

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Google Now’s new feature saves you money on air travel

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When you think of virtual assistants you generally think of something like Siri with its strange replies and voice control, but that's not all they can do. Google Now, Google's own virtual assistant, is constantly adding new features (like remembering where you parked)and one of the most recent is designed to help save you money…

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Gmail no longer forces you to sign up for Google+

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Let's be honest with ourselves for a minute. Gmail is incredibly popular, and Google+ is generally considered less favourable than the plague. Until recently new Gmail users have been forced to create a G+ account at the same time, having to delete it later if they decided they didn't want to use the service. Luckily…

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Google wants websites to be more like apps and work offline

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'This page cannot be displayed' or 'Error 404, not found' are two things on the internet that nobody every really wants to see, because it can mean that something has gone wrong with your connection. No connection means no internet, and no internet means mass panic. Ok, maybe not but it's incredibly frustrating. Google wants to…

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This Chrome OS tool lets you run most Android apps

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It's no secret that Google is working towards full app integration between Chrome OS and Android, especially now that the first wave of cross-platform apps are now available. At the moment, only four apps are cross-platform, but Google promises more are on their way. But what if you can't wait that long? Well you can make…

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Chrome for Mac will only be 64-bit as of November

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Those of you who use Chrome on a Mac that doesn't have a 64-bit operating system might want to look for an upgrade, otherwise you're going to find yourself cut off from the internet come November. According to Google when the 64-bit version of Chrome launches in November, the 32-bit version of the browser is set to…

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Chromebooks are getting their first batch of Android apps

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At the Google I/O back in June Sundar Pichai, head of Android, promised that devices running Chrome OS would be able to use Android apps at some time in the future, and now it seem that this promise is coming true. Google announced on Thursday that it is working with four high-profile app makers to get…

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You can wander around the pyramids on Google Street View

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There's nothing better than seeing great things up close and personally, but if you can't (or won't) take a trip to Egypt to see the Pyramids you can settle for the next best thing: Google Street View. Included in the virtual tour is the famous Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, and Imhotep's Pyramid of Djoser. Google…

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Mobile rumours: Nexus 5 2014, a Galaxy Alpha follow-up?

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The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile…

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Mobile rumours: New 7-inch Nexus, HTC ditches the smartwatch business

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The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile…

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Mobile rumours: Another Nexus X leak, more on the HTC Nexus tab

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The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile…

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