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Google is finally taking fitness seriously with Android Wear 2.0


Sarah Tew/CNET Google’s Android Wear 2.0 watch platform is the company’s biggest shot yet at jumping into the fitness tracking world dominated by companies like Fitbit. Is it there yet? Not quite. The company’s revamped smartwatch operating system improves upon many of the problems that plagued Android Wear watches for …

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judge sting video​: Bombay HC issues notice to Google, YouTube over “judge sting” video | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday issued showcase notices to Google and YouTube over a video uploaded online of court proceedings that was titled as a “sting”. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai also directed Google and YouTube to immediately pull down the video. …

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What’s the repair bill for Google Fiber, AT&T damage? –


CHARLOTTE, NC (Rick Rothacker and Gavin Off) – As contractors increasingly dig around Charlotte to install super-fast AT&T and Google Fiber broadband networks, claims are piling up for broken water mains, cracked streets and other damage to city property. Since July 2015, the city of Charlotte has sent contractors more …

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Google CEO responds to 7-year-old’s letter asking for a job


One 7-year-old is planning ahead when it comes to her career. ABC News reported that two weeks ago Chloe Bridgewater wrote a letter to Google, expressing her interest in working for the tech company when she gets older. To her father Andy’s surprise, CEO Sundar Pichai responded. Chloe started her …

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Google’s “Project Loon”: Can internet-beaming balloons beat the wind?


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind. In doing so, the 4-year-old “Project Loon” says it will be able to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a smaller fleet of the …

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How Many Ghost Tracks Can You Find On Google Maps? 


The track I’ve been writing about, Longhorn Speedway, in southeast Austin. The cars are out there for a flea market, not for racing—people haven’t watched racing out here since the late ‘90s. Image via Google Maps  The past few weeks, for me, have been full of researching and interviewing people …

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‘Data Dress’: Google-made app designs a dress based on your lifestyle: PHOTOS


IvyrevelWith help from Google, a new app is blending the world of a custom fashion and personal data.  Called Coded Couture, the app was built by Ivyrevel — an online fashion house backed by H&M — in partnership with Google. Coded Couture’s first product is the Data Dress, a personalized …

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Google tests LTE phone calls on Project Fi


The company hasn’t said when all subscribers can expect LTE calling. However, it won’t be surprising if a full rollout is contingent on Google’s other two wireless partners hopping aboard the VoLTE bandwagon. Sprint already has “HD” calling, but it’s still working on VoLTE support that could go live later …

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South Korean Watchdog Concerned Google Meddled With Samsung And Tizen


Why it matters to you More competition is always a good thing for consumers, but did Google stifle it by interfering with Samsung and Tizen? Samsung might be all in on Android, but the South Korean firm also toys around with its in-house Tizen operating system for phones, smartwatches, televisions, …

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YouTube makes MAJOR change as Google cuts down on annoying ads | Tech | Life & Style


YouTube fans may soon see an end to irritating unstoppable adverts interrupting their videos. Google, which owns the world’s most popular video site, has said it will soon stop including 30-second adverts or promo videos that currently show up whenever a user starts viewing. The company says that the move …

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