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Everything you need to know about Google’s new Android M

Google seems to have inadvertently confirmed the existence of "Android M," presumably the next major release of the company's mobile operating system.

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New branding options in the Google Play Store let developers show off their apps

Google is bringing A/B testing and catalog customization to the Play Store this month. The features, which the company announced at I/O 2015, let developers tailor the appearance of apps.

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Google gives free unlimited photo storage to everyone, even iPhone users

Google has announced its anticipated standalone photo management service, Google Photos. Available for Android, iOS, and the Web, Google Photos offers unlimited photo and video storage, as well as intelligent photo management and search.

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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.

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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.

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Serial seasons 2 and 3 are on the way, podcast returns Fall 2015

The creators of Serial have announced they are currently recording both the second and third seasons of the hit podcast. Season 2 will air in Fall 2015, with Season 3 making its debut in the spring of 2016.

This super flashlight is more than smart: It has everything

The Fogo is more than just an electric alternative to a burning stick. It's got more features than you can shake a stick at. Described as the "Swiss Army Flashlight," it lightens your pack by adding all the gadgets you could need into the body of a light saber…

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.

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Fanless Zotac Nano shrinks down your PC without sacrificing performance

The new Zotac Nano PC has peeked its head out a week ahead of its debut at Computex in Taiwan, showcasing fanless design, a Core M processor and eight gigabytes of memory.

Computing

Move over, Tesla: Ford opening up portfolio of electric-vehicle patents

Ford has announced that it will open its portfolio of electrified vehicle technology patents to other competitive automakers for purchase. The brand will also hire 200 additional engineers to advance EV research and development.

Cars

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina can now support Dell’s 5K display

Apple has updated its support page to show that its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro will be able to drive Dell’s UP2715K 27-inch 5K display when equipped with discrete graphics.

Computing

Viewers think Daredevil is bloody good, as the show takes Netflix’s number one spot

In spite of its bloodier take, Marvel's Daredevil has dethroned House of Cards and other favorites as the top-rated show on Netflix. Though violent, the show features impressive production, skilled acting, and a captivating storyline.

Chris Pratt plays raptor whisperer in the latest Jurassic World clip

Chris Pratt's character in Jurassic World has a special relationship with velociraptors, and it's put to the test in this clip from the upcoming film featuring a pack of deadly dinosaurs.

Movies & TV

Google I/OT: Brillo is the company’s Internet of Things platform

At Google I/O, the company announced its Internet of Things platform, Brillo, as well as its common language, Weave. Devices will be able to talk to each other, the cloud, and your smartphone.

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MIT researchers have developed a way to mass produce graphene sheets

Scientists have cooked up a new method for continuous production of graphene -- a process that could finally bring the exotic material out of the lab and into all the high-flying commercial applications we've been dreaming about for the past few years.

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