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Huawei and LG Nexus: Both Nexus phones tipped to launch Sept. 29 for $400

Rumors are starting to spread about Google's next Nexus phone, and there could be two out in 2015, with one being made by Huawei and the other by LG. Here's what we think we know so far.

Mobile

Students and teachers will love these new Google Docs and Classroom features

In anticipation of the upcoming school year, Google has updated Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Classroom with new features that will make everyone more productive.

Computing

Google to host Nexus event in San Francisco on September 29

Google is planning to host its first Nexus event of the year in San Francisco later this month, according to new reports. The event will be the launch day for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, alongside Android Marshmallow 6.0.

Mobile

Google offers a glimpse of the logos it DIDN’T go with

Google revealed a new logo on Tuesday. Despite its simplicity, it's a safe bet there were countless meetings before the new look was agreed upon. Indeed, an image just released by the firm appears to show other designs that were under consideration.

Web

Google’s logo grows up by slimming down, shaking off serifs

To go along with the new branding, Google's new logo loses the serifs and smooths out the colors for a look that feels right at home in the new Android UI. It's the sixth iteration of the search giant's logo since the 1990s.

Computing

Google’s tiny self-driving pod cars tootle into Texas

Keen to try different road conditions as well as receive feedback from regular road users, Google is about to roll into Austin, Texas in its self-driving pod car, marking the first test of the diminutive robo-vehicle outside of its home state of California.

Cars

Wanna confuse a Google car? Do a track stand on your bike

Not that you'd want to be the cause of any self-driving car uncertainty, seeing as that could result in some seriously dangerous situations, but hey, if you want to see an unmanned vehicle lurch back and forth, do a track stand.

Cars

Google accused of gaming search results in favor of advertisers in India

They're two of the biggest tech companies, so there's naturally competition between Google and Facebook. But things are getting nasty in India, where Google is being accused of gaming search results, and Facebook is testifying against them.

Web

Google will automatically pause Flash ads and videos in Chrome starting Sept. 1

Google is joining the ranks of companies sounding the death knell of Adobe’s Flash: The company announced that it will automatically pause Flash content in its Chrome browser starting Sept. 1.

Web

Stories you missed this week: Wiz Khalifa ‘hoverboard’ arrest, the next Hummer

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We've got news of Apple's iPhone 6S September 9 event and more.

Mobile

Google adding personalized hurricane warnings to its search results

The search giant has added some extra personalization features to its platform, giving you more accurate advice and up-to-the-minute forecasts whenever you run a search for a storm.

Web

How a track stand can confuse Google’s self-driving car

If you really want to cause problems for an autonomous vehicle trundling around your local streets, try performing a track stand on your bike — here's one encounter reported by a cyclist.

Cars

Can a Windows Cloudbook steal the Chromebook’s thunder?

For $170, you can get a brand-new laptop with Windows 10 installed and a wealth of cloud storage. This is how Acer would is pitching its new Cloudbook, but there's reason to be skeptical of the practice.

Computing

Street View’s attempt to capture tomato-throwing festival squashed by revelers

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Google ended up having to pulp its plan to capture Street View imagery at Spain's famous tomato-throwing festival after its car and camera were damaged by exuberant revelers.

Cool Tech

Google Map Maker relaunches in U.S. complete with anti-prank safeguards

Google's Map Maker tool for improving Maps was taken offline earlier this year following the infamous "peeing Android" incident. On Tuesday the Web company relaunched the editing tool, complete with anti-prank safeguards.

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