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Gmail hits 900 million users and Google unleashes Inbox to everyone

Google announced today that its Inbox email service is now open to everyone without an invite and Gmail has now reached a milestone of 900 million users around the world.

Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it's working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation -- all without a data connection.

Google is making it easier to find the best kid-friendly apps on the Play Store

Google announced "Designed for Families," a program that aims to put well-developed, kid-friendly apps at the forefront of the Play Store. To qualify, apps will have to complete a rigorous review process.

Google Now gets even smarter with contextual information through Now on Tap

During Google I/O 2015, Google announced that its virtual assistant, Google Now, will get even smarter with Now on Tap, which takes what's on the screen and show you relevant information. The updated Google Now will be included in Android…

Google confirms 4,000 apps and an update coming to Android Wear

Google has announced there are now 4,000 specific apps available for the wearable platform, along with 1,500 watchfaces. A new software update is also bringing new features to the seven available watches.

Google set to battle Apple with new Android Pay

Google challenges Apple Pay with Android Pay, it's revamped mobile payments system that works in stores and in online purchases. The new app aims to take on Apple Pay in the mobile payments world.
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HBO Now breaks free of Apple’s lockdown, comes to Android TV and Chromecast

At the I/O 2015 developer conference today, Google quickly announced HBO Now is coming to Android TV and Chromecast.

Now you can scan objects with Shazam to get cool content and coupons

Today, Shazam launched Visual Shazam, which lets users scan various products, QR codes or print ads. If you want to find a Shazamable ad, all you need to do is look for the Shazam logo with the camera icon.

Google Wallet and Android Pay details are coming today, and we have a few early leaks

Google plans to re-launch Wallet as a peer-to-peer payments app, according to sources. The rumor comes on the eve of Android Pay, which will replace the current Wallet service as Android's payments platform.

Google links iOS users directly to third-party apps from search and adds auto answer

Google has added new functionality to both its Google App and Chrome App search results. Users will begin to see integration of third-party iOS apps in Chrome results, as well as auto-answer search queries.

Here’s how to watch the 2015 Google I/O keynote

It's that time again. Google I/O 2015 is nearly here, and we've got the resources you need to ensure an optimal viewing experience. Tune in and check out our live coverage.

Lenovo unveils a smartwatch with 2 screens, and phone with a projector keyboard

Lenovo has shown off two crazy tech concepts at its Tech World 2015 show. The first is a dual-screen smartwatch called the Magic View, and the second is a smartphone with a virtual keyboard projector built-in.